We already asked, can Apple Photos replace Aperture?, and no, it can’t, but it’s still a very good tool for managing your family photo collection, where the ability to capture, find and share pictures simply is the key. To anyone used to a full-on image-cataloguing tool, though, or even the old iPhoto, it feels like […]
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How to synchronise photos with Lightroom and Creative Cloud
A lot of us are still getting used to the idea of subscription-based software, but one of the strongest reasons for choosing Lightroom Classic CC over Lightroom 6 (the ‘perpetual licence’ version) is its integration with Adobe’s Creative Cloud. You can manage photos on your laptop, add to them via a browser, edit them on […]
Can Apple Photos replace Aperture?
When Apple announced it was going to discontinue its professional image-cataloguing application Aperture, but that a brand new Photos app was on its way, many (including me) obviously hoped that Photos would go some way towards replacing our favourite application. These hopes were raised by early screenshots showing some powerful-looking editing tools. Well the dust […]
How to install Lightroom presets
Lightroom Classic has some powerful image enhancement tools, as fans will know, and the ability to apply and store editing presets. But as well as creating your own, you can get presets from all sorts of different places and they’re really easy to install – and here’s how you do it. 01 Free presets from […]
How to install ON1 effects presets
If you downloaded ON1 Effects 10 Free you’ll have got an email offering you some free landscape presets. So here’s how to install these presets, and it’s useful for installing presets generally with the full ON1 Photo 10 product too. 01 Download and unzip First, you need to download the presets and these will arrive as […]
Lightroom Boundary Warp explained
Boundary Warp is a new feature in Lightroom Classic CC 2015.4, and if you subscribe to Adobe’s Photography Plan you may have downloaded this update without paying it much attention. But Boundary Warp adds a useful new function to Lightroom’s Panorama Merge feature that lets you keep more of the image area. Normally, the panorama […]
How to create panoramas with Lightroom CC
Amongst the new features introduced with Lightroom Classic CC and Lightroom 6 was the ability to merge panoramas from a series of overlapping frames, without the need for Photoshop. But is it as good at merging images? Let’s see. Panoramas are easy to shoot. A tripod is good, but not essential. The main thing you […]
Try Color Efex Pro 4’s Photo Styliser for a rich, warm landscape
Color Efex Pro, part of the DxO Nik Collection, is a terrific plug-in with an amazing array of filter effects, each of which has its own controls. Some of them have uses which are obvious straight away, but some… well, not so much. So now and again I have a trawl through the list to […]
Can Capture One see more than your camera?
There’s something odd about the way Capture One crops certain RAW files. Now and again, when you select the crop tool, you’ll see that Capture One has chosen a default crop that’s actually smaller than the full image area. This might seem like a minor operational annoyance and that you just need to recrop manually, […]
How Apple Photos Extensions work
Apple Photos has some useful editing tools already, but with the launch of the El Capitan operating system, Apple has gone a step further with Apple Photos Extensions. These are equivalent to the the image-editing plug-ins used with Photoshop and Lightroom. Software publishers have been keen to make use of this, and already there are a […]