There used to be quite a few noise reduction tools/plugins on the market. Over the past few years most software makers have eliminated the one-trick ponies in favor of a…Read More
Introducing Luminar Flex Luminar Flex is a photo editing plugin designed by the makers of Luminar 3, for those who already have a comfortable asset management solution. It provides photographers…Read More
I ran a few comparisons with AirMagic (made specifically for aerial and drone photography), Photolemur (another tool from the same company that looks very similar), and Lightroom’s Auto Tone. Not surprising (or maybe surprising, depending on who you are), AirMagic provided the best results on my iPhone photos shot from commercial jets.
Introducing AirMagic Skylum Software just announced AirMagic – the world’s first AI-powered photo enhancer created specifically for drone and aerial photographers. I’m not a drone photographer (though I do look…Read More
Topaz AI Gigapixel is a newcomer to the digital enlargement crowd. What makes it unique is that it uses Artificial Intelligence to realistically enlarge images – and in the few tests I’ve run, it does a damn good job!
Luminar has SO. MANY. OPTIONS. Have a creative idea for your photo? You can probably make it happen in Luminar. For this photograph I tried several different edits and loved them all so I decided save my Luminar Looks and share them with you, for FREE!
Real estate photos are often the first thing a prospective buyer looks at when reviewing a listing. No matter how extravagant or humble the structure, the images marketing the sale of a property should show the space at its best.
For the past year the developers at Skylum have been working tirelessly to build a new, innovative system for storing and organizing photos. Their goal was to re-imagine the photo library – not recreate it – and that is what they’ve done in Luminar 3.
Below you’ll find my favorite Black Friday 2018 deals for photographers. All of the stuff listed below is part of my personal photo toolbox so if you have questions about…Read More
The AI Sky Enhancer filter has just one slider that analyzes the image, detects the sky, identifies objects, and creates an automatic mask of the sky. Depending on the image it will add definition to clouds, vibrance to a sunset, or deepen the blue of the sky.
I’ve been having a blast with Aurora HDR 2019! The new AI-powered Quantum HDR Engine does a fantastic job enhancing color and detail without the over-the-top grit that HDR is notorious for. In this article we’ll dive in to Aurora 2019’s new features, what what I love about it, and a few things that I hope will be added or improved in the future.
The next iteration of On1 Photo RAW 2019 looks like it will be a HUGE upgrade. I can’t wait to get my hands on it after reading the spec list. There are some powerful additions coming that will make it easy for users to do most of what they need to do without jumping around to other applications.
Aurora HDR 2019 – with its new AI-powered Quantum HDR Engine – makes it easier than ever to create natural, realistic high dynamic range photographs.
Photolemur is a one-step photo processing tool that produces amazing results. It is fast, easy-to-use, and produces fantastic results.
Luminar 2018 takes another leap forward! The latest Luminar 2018 update from Skylum Software brings the Windows version almost to parity with the Mac version. Mac users got a few…Read More
On1 Photo RAW just got a big update! On1 Photo RAW 2018.5 features a massive performance boost, bug fixes, and new features like LUTs and camera profiles. On1 Photo RAW…Read More
The latest update to Aurora HDR 2018 made a huge leap toward bringing the Mac and Windows versions to parity. Windows users got a slew of new features – Mac…Read More
I decided to try Topaz AI Clear, just for fun. My first couple of tests were decent, but the results of my third try blew me away!
Your beautiful new Photologo was just delivered! Now what? It is time to put that beautiful, custom-made signature to work as your new photography watermark in Lightroom (I’m using Lightroom…Read More
Coming this June – On1 Photo RAW 2018.5 On1 Photo RAW 2018.5 will include several exciting new features such a s LUTs and Camera Profiles as well as a performance…Read More
IMPORTANT UPDATE: The Topaz Spring sale has ended, but you can still save 15% on all Topaz Labs software anytime using coupon code ANGANDRIEUX! The first photo processing plugin I…Read More
My friends over at Skylum Software (formerly Macphun) have been working their butts off to bring you a BIG update for Luminar 2018! This new version, named Luminar Jupiter brings the…Read More
My friends at Topaz labs recently released a new Pro Adjustment for Topaz Studio called Digital Frame. It applies a realistic looking mat and frame effect and allows for a…Read More
Macphun has now officially rebranded as Skylum Software! Macphun got their start making software for, you guessed it, Mac. In late 2017 they introduced Windows versions of their two flagship…Read More
Hard drives and memory cards fail. That is why we backup our photographs, right? However, sometimes even the best laid plans go awry: Perhaps you accidentally reformat a memory card…Read More
Disclosure: I received access to NordVPN for free in exchange for an honest and unbiased review. This post also contains affiliate links which means that I may receive a commission if…Read More
I don’t remember exactly when I purchased my first copy of Photomatix Pro, but I think it was sometime in late 2008 or early 2009. That means I’ve been using…Read More
Artificial Intelligence (AI) has become a significant player in photo editing. Whether you’re looking for a quick and easy finished product or a starting point for further stylization, Artificial Intelligence…Read More
There are many HDR software options on the market, but Photomatix Pro 6 and Aurora HDR 2018 are two of the most popular. I own (and use) both; and while…Read More
Topaz Glow is now available in Topaz Studio! Topaz Glow, now called ‘Glow in Studio’ is a unique photography plugin that will push the limits of your creativity with unique…Read More
Disclosure: I received Luminar 2018 for free in exchange for an honest and unbiased review. This post also contains affiliate links which means that I may receive a commission if you…Read More
On1 Photo RAW 2018 is available now and is better than ever! Version 2018 includes several major updates and enhancements including HDR, Pano Stitching, enhanced masking tools, and much more.…Read More
Macphun has launched Luminar 2018 Supernova! Luminar 2018 Supernova for Mac and Windows, is a major upgrade and includes new filters powered by artificial intelligence, major speed improvements, and a…Read More
Disclosure: I received Aurora HDR 2018 for free in exchange for an honest and unbiased review. This post also contains affiliate links which means that I may receive a commission if…Read More
I recently rediscovered the power of Topaz Detail. I’ve had Topaz Detail in my arsenal of photography processing tools for a long time. It used to be a big part…Read More
Topaz Labs just rolled out another big update Topaz Impression is now part of Topaz Studio! Impression is one of Topaz Labs‘ most popular plugins and can now be accessed…Read More
Are you ready for the latest & greatest in HDR processing? Aurora HDR 2018 for Mac and Windows is finally available for pre-order! Aurora HDR is not just a tool…Read More
Topaz Clarity is now part of Topaz Studio! One of my all-time favorite photo editing plugins, Topaz Clarity just got a big update and is now available as an add-on…Read More
Last week I had a chance to catch up with an old friend who shares my fondness for photography. She doesn’t pull out her DSLR very often these days and…Read More
Big news for Windows Users! Macphun has launched the Luminar for Windows Beta! This is a public beta which means you have the opportunity to download and test the software,…Read More
A few weeks ago Macphun released Luminar Neptune – a huge (FREE) update for their popular photo editing software. There were several key improvements, but the one that stands above…Read More
Introducing Topaz Studio Say hello to Topaz Studio – the newest addition to the Topaz Labs lineup of photo editing software! Topaz Studio is an all-in-one photography toolbox aimed at…Read More
Sunsets are always lovely, right? Even the most mundane sunset is nice to watch…but to photograph? Perhaps not. The one thing that can make an average sunset extraordinary is an…Read More
A few days ago I was feeling artistic. I decided to peruse my archives to find a photo to play with and I came across the photo below of the Roman skyline, captured…Read More
Aurora HDR and Single Exposures Most folks use Aurora to tone map/merge multiple exposures. However, Aurora HDR and Lightroom work together brilliantly to quickly and easily make a single exposure POP! In…Read More
Last week I had the opportunity to grab a coffee with a dear friend at Cure coffeehouse in downtown Norfolk. Prior to grabbing coffee we stopped next door and picked up…Read More
On1 Photo RAW is a photo-editing powerhouse. It can be used on its own, or as I prefer – as a Lightroom plugin. On1 Photo RAW is marketed as a start-to-finish photo…Read More
Love Instagram? I’m a huge Instagram fan. Lately it has been my preferred social media outlet. My feed is full of beauty and inspiration – something that has dwindled on other social…Read More
Since I haven’t been out to shoot much lately, I thought I’d take a look back at my captures thus far in 2016. I stumbled across a photograph from the…Read More
If you’ve been looking to invest in some new software, or upgrade to the latest versions, now is a great time! There are a ton of great sales available this weekend,…Read More
Black Friday Deals from Topaz, Macphun, and More! A few of my favorite software companies have started promoting their Black Friday deals early! (Scroll down to get to the bit about…Read More
Check out my updated review of Luminar 2018 here! What is Luminar? Luminar is a unique all-in-one photo editor. It’s interface embraces the fact each photographer’s editing style is as unique as…Read More
This article was updated in December 2017 using Photomatix Pro 6 and Aurora HDR 2018. Read it here! Recently I came across an article I wrote in early 2015 comparing…Read More
Today, Macphun announced the newest addition to their photography software lineup: Luminar. After reading through the press release and the blog post on Macphun’s site, it looks like they are…Read More
Have you tried the new Aurora HDR 2017 yet? I’ve been using it for almost a month now (I was one of the lucky folks to get my hands on the…Read More
How do you make an abandoned beach cottage look downright creepy? A bit of texture and creative toning should do the trick. This little cottage in Pismo Beach, CA has…Read More
We are only a couple of months out from the launch of On1 Photo Raw! To help build buzz, On1 is hosting a weekly sweepstakes with awesome prizes including copies of…Read More
Recently I was asked to review the Sleeklens Through the Woods Lightroom Workflow. While I don’t use many Lightroom presets these days, I’m always interested in finding new and better…Read More
Aurora HDR 2017 is coming, folks – and it is awesome! I’ve had the privilege of playing with the pre-release and watching a live pre-release webinar with Trey Ratcliff a couple…Read More
Want to try something fun? Run a few of your photos through Topaz Glow. It can imbue your photographs with a subtle glow or turn it into an electrifying work of…Read More
Instagram is one of the biggest forces in photo sharing right now. However, for those of us who like to play with our photos on a larger screen, sharing from…Read More
Big news for HDR lovers: Introducing Aurora HDR 2017! Aurora HDR 2017 will be launched September 29, 2016! If you are new to HDR you can read why I love Aurora here.…Read More
Important Update: The offer in this post has been extended through 7/24/16! Video Filter Software + HDR in One Amazing Bundle If your interests span both still photography and videography,…Read More
Important Update: The offer in this post has expired, but you can use coupon code “angandrieux” to get 15% off all Topaz Labs software anytime! I wish I had Topaz Impression 10 years…Read More
It is no secret that I think On1 Photo 10 is pretty great. The more I use it, the more I love it! There are a lot of photo processing options out…Read More
I’m pretty sure I’ve mentioned that I LOVE On1 Photo 10. When they announced the next generation upgrade, On1 Photo RAW, a couple of months ago I was stoked! The…Read More
When it comes to merging multiple photos into an HDR, photographers have several choices. Over the years I’ve tried out several of pieces of software and Photomatix Pro was my go-to for a long…Read More
What is the difference between Topaz Clarity and Topaz Detail? I’ve asked myself this question many times. To get the best results for my photo, should I use Topaz Clarity or…Read More
I’m taking a jump into something new – video tutorials! I know there are a gazillion photography tutorials out there on the internet, but I’m hoping to cover a few…Read More
This morning I went for a walk along the Albemarle & Chesapeake Canal. There is a lovely park marking the location of the Battle of Great Bridge (1775) with shaded paths…Read More
Have you checked out Aurora HDR yet? Its pretty awesome! I’ve been working with it since it launched and can now say I have a handle on how it works,…Read More
A break in the Storm I captured this photograph back in January, just after a storm – one of my favorite times to get out and shoot. I did a…Read More
Update August 7, 2018 – Macphun’s Creative Kit (including Focus Pro) is now considered legacy software and is no longer available for purchase. However, most of the Creative Kit technology…Read More
Have you ever captured a photo, but when you looked at it on the computer at home it lacked a certain oomph? Maybe its a bit flat, perhaps you recall…Read More
Electrify your photos with brilliant effects NEW FROM TOPAZ LABS: Topaz Glow contains more than 70 unconventional and quirky filters allowing you to alter your images using neon, graphic, liquid and other…Read More
Topaz Impression made it’s way into my arsenal of toys this morning. I spent a few hours playing with my photos to see just how this software works and had so…Read More
I’ve been using Topaz Adjust for years and its still one of my favorites! The photo above, “La Barca Blu”, was captured in Sicily in 2010. I used Topaz…Read More
I captured this photo of my dad’s Ford F100 in his shop back in 2011. It is a 3-exposure (auto bracketed) HDR. My original processing of this photo was pretty…Read More
First off, I want to send out huge thanks to all of you who purchased Topaz DeNoise (and other Topaz Labs products) using links from my website last month. Each of your purchases helps…Read More
One of my favorite things to do is go wander a new place, camera in hand. Its even better if I get to go with a friend! Last night was…Read More