This is part one of an evaluation of the capabilities of Tiffen’s Dfx 4—a highly visual software package of filters and effects that can be combined in creative ways. Dxf can be used standalone or as a plug-in for Lightroom, Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, Aperture and Capture OnePro. Part one focuses on Organization and Philosophy as well as Filters and Presets.
Backblaze (my preferred cloud backup system) publishes regular hard drive reliability stats. This quarter they are reporting on well over 42,000 hard drives tested. Oh my. If you’re looking for the right drive to buy you can’t find a bigger source of raw data to draw conclusions from.
Dawn or dusk is the best time to shoot cityscapes, but the best natural light and the best city lights don’t happen at the same time. You can make your cityscapes pop though when you blend several shots of the same scene together.
This is a simple test of how DxO OpticsPro 10 and its new DxO ClearView tool fares with a very hazy image, and a comparison to assess how best to achieve equivalent or similar anti-haze results with each of each of Aperture, Lightroom and Capture One Pro.
Adobe Lightroom CC (no longer Adobe Photoshop Lightroom) is available for download, and my favorite new features are tiny ones… but they bring the file organization workflow just a little closer to what we had in Aperture.
If you’ve been playing with Photos for OS X, you may have discovered by now that when you delete a picture, Photos always prompts you to be sure you’re sure. Turns out there’s a very easy way around that dialog.