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Howto use Lightroom Develop
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Howto use Lightroom Develop

Rick Walker (walkerr) on April 17, 2016

Photographers who are new to Lightroom, or who haven't had a lot of time can use these tips to improve their workflow and results. Read more...

A Custom Approach to Panoramas with Lightroom
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A Custom Approach to Panoramas with Lightroom

Mike Hagen (Mike_Hagen) on March 31, 2016

Panorama photography can be a very rewarding experience, it really is a lot of fun. However, to get it done correctly can become very tricky at times. Even the best tools may not be very efficient, depending on how you made your individual photographs. Mike Hagen had to come up with a custom approach for his series of images, combining both Lightroom CC and Photoshop CC. Here is how. Read more...

Making a Copyright Brush in Photoshop
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Making a Copyright Brush in Photoshop

Dan Wiedbrauk (domer2760) on January 4, 2016

A recurrent question is how to create a copyright legend that can be used on images. Dan Wiedbrauk (domer2760) gives us an easy, quick and efficient way to do that in Adobe Photoshop. Read more...

Speeding up your workflow – Lightroom and Camera Raw Defaults
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Speeding up your workflow – Lightroom and Camera Raw Defaults

Rick Walker (walkerr) on October 27, 2015

For those of us with little time for post-processing, or wanting to speed-up our workflow, Rick Walker suggests setting up defaults, to avoid repetition of steps and to start with a better looking image than as delivered by your camera, when using Lightroom and/or Camera raw Read more...

HDR Photography That Sells
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HDR Photography That Sells

Larry Anderson (mnbuilder49) on October 7, 2015

Larry Anderson has perfected the art of building luxurious homes that have been featured in numerous architectural magazines. At the request of his clients Larry is now also a master HDR photographer. He shares with us his technique using Photomatix Pro software and has chosen a few tricky images to explain how he made them, in a very concise way. Read more...

Digital Tidbits: Photoshop CC Perspective Warp
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Digital Tidbits: Photoshop CC Perspective Warp

Mike Hagen (Mike_Hagen) on November 18, 2014

Adobe released recently a number of updates for Photoshop CC, but the one that was most interesting for me was the new Perspective Warp feature. This is a tool that allows you to modify the perspective of elements within a picture while not impacting other parts of the picture. A common situation where this presents itself is in architectural photography where a building needs perspective correction. Read more...

Capture One Pro 8 Review
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Capture One Pro 8 Review

Martin Turner (Martin Turner) on October 20, 2014

Capture One is the premium Raw Developer package, squarely aimed at professionals who need to combine excellent results with a robust workflow and the ability to manage large numbers of big files swiftly. Now it comes with the Pro Version 8. Get to know the new tool from Phase One. Read more...

Digital Tidbits: Three Methods for Post-Processing Greens
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Digital Tidbits: Three Methods for Post-Processing Greens

Mike Hagen (Mike_Hagen) on July 14, 2014

For most photographs of nature, the color green is essential to the overall impact and believability of the image. If the greens look good, then the rest of the photo is believable. In this article, Mike Hagen (Mike_Hagen) will show you three ways for achieving believable greens using a variety of software tools. Read more...

Why Post Process RAW Images?
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Why Post Process RAW Images?

Darrell Young (DigitalDarrell) on June 24, 2014

Some people have asked what is the point of post processing images. Darrell Young shows you an example of why he shoots in RAW and post processes afterwards. Read more...

Digital Tidbits: How to Fill In Missing Pixels From Panorama Stitches
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Digital Tidbits: How to Fill In Missing Pixels From Panorama Stitches

Mike Hagen (Mike_Hagen) on April 22, 2014

Panoramas are a lot of fun not only because of the pleasing visual effect but also because of the challenges they may represent to get it right. One of such challenges is missing pixels while stitching together the images made. Mike Hagen shows us how to go about it without much hassle. Read more...

Unfettered shooting: The newest dimension in camera freedom
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Unfettered shooting: The newest dimension in camera freedom

Jan Stimel (photocyan) on February 6, 2014

Nikonians author Ján Štimel relates the story of his experiences while exploring what he calls a big innovation in our ever-expanding digital age. It's unfettered photography, a method to control the camera settings without touching the camera. Read more...

Unraveling the Mysteries of Digital Image Blending
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Unraveling the Mysteries of Digital Image Blending

Larry Anderson (mnbuilder49) on November 22, 2013

While at the 13th Annual Nikonians Photo Adventure Trip (ANPAT) our van took a morning break at the hotel while the snow was not inviting outside. Larry, a very good friend of many years and Nikonians Moderator of the HDR forum, invited us to share his experience on image blending in Photoshop. Regardless of the level of expertise of those of us watching, this brief session was a revelation… Enjoy! Read more...

Nikon Capture NX2 Techniques: Active D-Lighting Use Example
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Nikon Capture NX2 Techniques: Active D-Lighting Use Example

Eric Bowles (ericbowles) on October 28, 2013

There seems to be some confusion about the use of Active D-Lighting. As a reminder, Active D-Lighting (ADL) is a setting in the camera that is used for high contrast scenes. It potentially applies an exposure adjustment to reduce exposure, and applies a complex curve to brighten shadows while protecting highlights. Find out the best settings, what implications are met in photo editing software, and more! Read more...

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

Yvonne Berger (Yvonne_BergerBros) on July 15, 2013

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
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Capture One Pro 7 Review

Martin Turner (Martin Turner) on January 28, 2013

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
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Photo Ninja Review

Ernesto Santos (esantos) on January 21, 2013

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...

Better Black and White Images in Lightroom
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Better Black and White Images in Lightroom

Josh Larkin (tonupbandit) on November 9, 2012

A guide to producing better black and white images in Lightroom. If you're going black and white with any photograph, the end result can be made stronger by doing things yourself and not just letting your software decide how to create the tones and contrast that ultimately make for a powerful black and white image. Read more...

DxO Optics Pro and DxO Film Pack Review
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DxO Optics Pro and DxO Film Pack Review

Martin Turner (Martin Turner) on March 28, 2012

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
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Phase One Media Pro Review

Martin Turner (Martin Turner) on August 26, 2011

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
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Phase One Media Pro 1 Review

Mike Hagen (Mike_Hagen) on August 25, 2011

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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
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Review Capture Pilot v1.2 With Camera Control

Mike Hagen (Mike_Hagen) on August 12, 2011

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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...

Epson Stylus Pro 3880 Guide
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Epson Stylus Pro 3880 Guide

Thomas Berg (twberg) on June 20, 2011

This will not be a laboratory-style review but a blend of subjective report and tutorial. I intend to provide information and reliable hints as to avoid frustration by duplicating my mistakes; tailored to those who newly own this printer or seriously consider buying one. Read more...

Capture One Pro 6 interview with the Image Doctors
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Capture One Pro 6 interview with the Image Doctors

Jason Odell (DrJay32) on April 14, 2011

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

Capture Pilot v1.1 review
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Capture Pilot v1.1 review

Mike Hagen (Mike_Hagen) on March 23, 2011

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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
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Capture One Pro 6 review

Martin Turner (Martin Turner) on March 15, 2011

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
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DOF for Blackberry

POL F. GILLARD (pfgbel47) on July 12, 2010

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
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Annotate! by Nikonians - The user guide

Bo Stahlbrandt (bgs) on June 7, 2010

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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
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Annotate Expert Review

Bo Stahlbrandt (bgs) on June 7, 2010

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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) on March 17, 2010

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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
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OnOne Plug-In Suite 5 Review

Ernesto Santos (esantos) on March 13, 2010

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
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The OnOne Photoshop Bundle

Martin Turner (Martin Turner) on October 13, 2009

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) on December 23, 2008

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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
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DxO Optics Pro Review

Neil van Niekerk (Neil_vN) on March 27, 2007

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
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Adobe Digital Workflow Series

George M (NikonGeorge) on June 1, 2006

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
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Nikon Capture and Nikon Digital cameras

Darrell Young (DigitalDarrell) on May 10, 2006

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...

PhaseOne Capture One Pro - Product Review
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PhaseOne Capture One Pro - Product Review

Neil van Niekerk (Neil_vN) on February 7, 2006

Capture One Pro is software specifically dedicated to handling and editing raw images, with emphasis on raw workflow. This review is based on version 3.7.1. Nikon D2Hs, D2x and D50 users - you'll be happy to know that Capture One version 3.7.3 is now able to read Nikon white balances (pre-defined, auto and custom). Read more...

Photo Image Filters for Adobe Photoshop (free)
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Photo Image Filters for Adobe Photoshop (free)

Michiel Kamermans (Mikepoison) on October 24, 2005

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Photo Image is a collection of Adobe Photoshop® filters meant for retouching photographs. The collection consists of Chrome, Enhance, Expose and Temperature filters. See what you can achieve with them on our examples. Read more...

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