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What is Lightroom? Is it necessary in my workflow?
Software Reviews

What is Lightroom? Is it necessary in my workflow?

Yvonne Berger (Yvonne_BergerBros)

What is Adobe Lightroom? Would this program benefit my overall workflow? Find out how to manage, edit, and convert your photos quickly and easily, with Lightroom. It's a basic program that sometimes gets overlooked. For those minor fixes, but in a quantified amount, you just might have your go-to fixer-picker-upper! Read more...

Capture One Pro 7 Review
Software Reviews

Capture One Pro 7 Review

Martin Turner (Martin Turner)

Significant upgrade extends lead, but older machines will struggle! Capture One Pro version 7 is a significant advance on version 6, especially for Nikon users who now have access to Live View while tethering. Some improvements include noise reduction, better color rendering, and profiling for popular pro Nikon Camera/lens combinations. Find out what else is under the hood. Read more...

Photo Ninja Review
Software Reviews

Photo Ninja Review

Ernesto Santos (esantos)

PictureCode is a serious contender in the raw converter/processor arena. With little effort you can easily produce excellent images with great color, detail, and separation of tones. Not to mention the noise reduction is something else out of this world. See the full review and judge for yourself. Read more...

DxO Optics Pro and DxO Film Pack Review
Software Reviews

DxO Optics Pro and DxO Film Pack Review

Martin Turner (Martin Turner)

DxO Optics Pro is a high-end raw developer designed to extract the maximum optical quality from laboratory calibrated lens combinations, but also offering maximum freedom to the user to use the same tools with unsupported combinations, or for creative effects. It is highly specified as a batch processor, having a simple out-of-the-box interface for optimizing an image. Read more...

Phase One Media Pro Review
Software Reviews

Phase One Media Pro Review

Martin Turner (Martin Turner)

Media Pro is a fast, powerful and sturdy digital assets management system which integrates well with Phase One Capture One, but is also worth looking at even if you mainly use Photoshop, Nikon Capture or dXo as your primary raw developer. Read more...

Phase One Media Pro 1 Review
Software Reviews

Phase One Media Pro 1 Review

Mike Hagen (Mike_Hagen)

Phase One’s Media Pro 1 marks a new chapter in the life of this leading professional digital asset management software. I’ve been using a version of this product since it was created by iView Multimedia quite a few years ago. Then, when Microsoft purchased the rights to the program and renamed it Expression Media, I signed on as a beta tester for the new platform. Within the last year, Phase One acquired the software and renamed it Media Pro 1. Read more...

Review Capture Pilot v1.2 With Camera Control
Software Reviews

Review Capture Pilot v1.2 With Camera Control

Mike Hagen (Mike_Hagen)

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A few months ago I tested Capture Pilot v1.0 for the iPad and fell in love with the product. At the time, Capture Pilot’s functionality was limited to an image viewer with the ability to integrate with Capture One Pro for ranking and rating images. Even using Capture Pilot strictly as a viewer, it was a fantastic companion for the studio. Over these last few months, Phase One has been diligently at work creating new updates for their software and recently released Capture Pilot v1.2. Read more...

Capture One Pro 6 interview with the Image Doctors
Software Reviews

Capture One Pro 6 interview with the Image Doctors

Jason Odell (DrJay32)

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Jason & Rick interview Phase One's VP of Research and Development, Claus Mølgaard. Listen to the Image Doctor Podcast here. Read more...

Capture Pilot v1.1 review
Software Reviews

Capture Pilot v1.1 review

Mike Hagen (Mike_Hagen)

Tethered photography has revolutionized the studio workflow by allowing photographers and clients to interact in ways never before possible. In today’s world, a photographer can take the photos, instantly download view them on the computer and have the clients make final decisions within a matter of minutes. Then, the photographer can copy the photographs to a hard drive, hand it to the client and move on to the next shoot. Read more...

Capture One Pro 6 review
Software Reviews

Capture One Pro 6 review

Martin Turner (Martin Turner)

Lightroom for grownups? Phase One's Capture One Pro software offers the ultimate workflow for Phase One and Leaf cameras, and much of this functionality — but not all — is available for Nikon shooters. It works at blazing speed, has extensive customisation to fit around how you want to work, and has some very refined features not available on competing systems. Read more...

DOF for Blackberry
Software Reviews

DOF for Blackberry

POL F. GILLARD (pfgbel47)

I could only test the "online" version of this excellent tools because I do not have a Blackberry but an HTC Win Mobile 6.x.It's great of course and I appreciate this particularly useful tool when outside on the field, there where it is needed and not at home before leaving for a shooting day. Read more...

Annotate! by Nikonians - The user guide
Software Reviews How-to's

Annotate! by Nikonians - The user guide

Bo Stahlbrandt (bgs)

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Annotate! by Nikonians is a free software enabling you to annotate, find, share and keyword your images through an intuitive interface. Read more...

Annotate Expert Review
Software Reviews

Annotate Expert Review

Bo Stahlbrandt (bgs)

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Bo Stahlbrandt reviews the Annotate Expert software by Nikonians and gives tips on how and where to effectively use it. Read more...

SilverFast podcast review
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SilverFast podcast review

Rick Walker (walkerr)

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In episode #105 of the Image Doctors podcast, Rick and Jason interview Gerhard Wolff of LaserSoft Imaging, makers of SilverFast software (www.silverfast.com). The SilverFast suite of software includes sophisticated tools for scanning film with a wide variety of scanners, including Nikon models. Read more...

OnOne Plug-In Suite 5 Review
Software Reviews

OnOne Plug-In Suite 5 Review

Ernesto Santos (esantos)

On One Software has a tag line for their newest plug-in suite for Photoshop. “Solve the Six Most Common Problems in Photoshop”, it says. Read more...

The OnOne Photoshop Bundle
Software Reviews

The OnOne Photoshop Bundle

Martin Turner (Martin Turner)

The OnOne Photoshop plugins bundle offers three industry leading tools, one-nice-to-have, an odd-box neither fish-nor-foul which you'll either find incredibly useful or incredibly annoying, and a tool that improves on a Photoshop built-in function. Read more...

nik Color Efex Pro 2.0 filters review
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nik Color Efex Pro 2.0 filters review

Neil van Niekerk (Neil_vN)

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nik_Color_Efex_Pro filters are enhancement filters that work within Photoshop, allowing you a multitude of easily attained effects. Depending on which edition you get, there are up to 75 filters with which numerous effects and enhancements can easily be used on any digital image. Read more...

DxO Optics Pro Review
Software Reviews

DxO Optics Pro Review

Neil van Niekerk (Neil_vN)

What DxO Labs say the software does: "DxO Optics Pro automatically enhances images produced by Digital-SLR, advanced Digicams, and their lenses with revolutionary optics, noise and lighting corrections packed in an all-new, easy-to-use feature rich application." Read more...

Adobe Digital Workflow Series
How-to's Software Reviews

Adobe Digital Workflow Series

George M (NikonGeorge)

This series of 72 articles contains useful hints, tips, and tutorials on using Adobe Lightroom Beta and Adobe Photoshop CS2 to manage and edit your digital photography. Read more...

Nikon Capture and Nikon Digital cameras
Software Reviews

Nikon Capture and Nikon Digital cameras

Darrell Young (DigitalDarrell)

One thing that I think really helps my images is converting them in Nikon Capture (NC). I have noticed that the images are visibly better looking immediately, when they are converted in NC. With the new version 4.4, even the speed seems much better, once the image is open. Read more...

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