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We spoke to Tom Hogarty, Lightroom's Principal Product Manager, about the changes being previewed in the latest public beta of Adobe's processing workflow software. The beta version of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 introduces a wide range of additional functions, tight integration with a third-party vendor and significant changes to some fundamental image editing tools. Hogarty explains how these features came about, their impact on Lightroom users and what Adobe hopes to learn from user feedback during the beta process.
CES 2012: Light field camera maker Lytro has been demonstrating early versions of potential features during a shooting event at CES. The event gave journalists the chance to use the cameras and try the 'Advanced Light Field Mode' that the company is experimenting with. We went along and have written this report about what it's like to use a Light Field camera.
CES 2012: Hands-on shots of the Canon PowerShot G1 X and Nikon D4 mark the start of our CES coverage. The Pepcom Digital Experience event at the start of the huge CES 2012 tarde show provided a chance for us to take an even closer look at two of the most exciting cameras to be announced in 2012 so far: Nikon's professional D4 DSLR and Canon's enthusiast-targeted G1 X large-sensor compact. We'll be publishing our usual stand reports and full show coverage over the coming days, but we thought this would help whet your appetite for the rest of CES 2012.
Adobe has released a public beta version of its Photoshop Lightroom 4 workflow and image editing software and we've prepared a comprehensive article looking at the changes it brings. Available immediately for free download from Adobe Labs, the beta features a books creation module, increased support for video files, soft proofing capability and a Google Maps-powered geo-tagging module. What do these changes mean for new and existing Lightroom users? Find out in our hands-on preview.
Just posted: our overview of the Nikon D4, looking at the changes, improvements and additional features of the camera. We've had a chance to handle the Nikon D4 and discuss its features with some of Nikon USA's product experts. From this, we've prepared an overview that looks at the camera, what it offers and what its new capabilities might mean for existing D3 and D3S owners.
Joanne Carter of theappwhisperer.com takes a closer look at the King Camera app for iOS. King Camera is one of the growing number of all-in-one apps for the iPhone combining both image capture and enhancement. Following a recent price adjustment, King Camera is now available for free. Should you download it? Read our review to find out.
We've rounded-up the latest Mirrorless cameras, breaking them down into user groups and highlighting the standout models. Having used all the current crop of cameras extensively, we summarize their main strengths and weaknesses. So, which Mirrorless models should you be considering and just what do you get for your money?
Just published: Raw-shooting compact camera roundup. The ranks of photographers' compacts have been swelled by the arrival of cameras such as Canon's G12, the Nikon P7100 and Fujifilm X10, so we've spent time with all of the latest offerings and prepared a roundup of where they stand in comparison to the existing models. Are the old favorites still the best? Read-on to find out.
Just published: A Mirrorless camera primer. Mirrorless cameras have been on the market for a little over three years but now, with most of the major players now involved, we thought it was a good time to try to make sense of the market. In advance of our end-of-year Mirrorless roundup, we try to explain one of the most interesting developments of recent years.
Jo Plumridge profiles and interviews Brian Griffin - one of England’s most influential and creative portrait photographers. Born in 1948, this article follows his journey from corporate photographer to film maker and back to in-demand portraitist. This interview examines his career, gear, influences and techniques.
We've rounded-up the most interesting mobile apps to give you that classic 'lo-fi' film photo feel from your digital images. These apps, both paid and free, can help you view your photography in a new light and, in many cases, allow you to share them with a growing community of photo-bloggers. This is the first article in a series about the increasing popularity of the 'lo-fi' style and how to achieve it through different techniques and processes.
Photographer and Photoshop professional Jean Miele demonstrates advanced retouching techniques that eliminate wrinkles and blemishes in much less time than you'd expect. In this article he shares tips on creating effective layer masks. He also shows how to use the red channel data from your image to create smooth, natural looking skin tones.
We've just published our first impressions of the Canon PowerShot S100. Our full review of the S100 is being delayed by concerns that the samples we've used may not be representative of final product. In this article Reviews Editor Barnaby Britton explains the delay, and shares his personal impressions of the camera's handling, operation and image quality.
Adam Koplan takes a closer look at Steve Simon's 'The Passionate Photographer.' Seasoned photojournalist Simon has deep knowledge of photographic technique and, as a veteran teacher and podcaster, he is adept at explaining its facets. The book is structured as 10 steps toward becoming a more powerful photographer and along the way the author addresses both the art and the craft of creating a gripping photo.