Verdict: 4.6 stars: DxO PureRAW 2 is a raw ‘pre-processor’ which applies DxO’s bespoke lens corrections and unmatched noise reduction to RAW files – and it now integrates with a Lightroom Classic workflow and processes Fujifilm X-Trans images too.
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This doesn’t sound like massively significant news, but there’s more to this than meets the eye for iPhone 13 and Lightroom users. It doesn’t just change the results they can expect, but potentially their workflow too.
Black and white photography is as popular now as ever. Here are some key things to know about black and white photography with digital cameras, and how they change the way you see, shoot and edit black and white.
You can use ON1’s free presets and profiles in both Lightroom and Lightroom Classic and its LUTs will work with any program that supports LUTs.
Everyone’s heard of Lightroom presets, but Lightroom profiles are relatively new. So first of all, what’s the difference, how do they work and which ones should you use? More to the point, how do you install them?
‘Local adjustments’ is a bit of a catch-all term. It means picking out an area of an image for adjustment while leaving the rest unchanged. So how do local adjustments work and which software does them best?
Plug ins and external editors are part of most photographers’ workflows. But how do they work and what’s the difference?
Verdict: 4 stars Lightroom is Adobe’s bold vision of a cloud-based photo organizing and editing tool where all your images can be organised, edited and viewed anywhere on any device. For mobile users and content creators it’s a clever and effective proposition, but for regular photographers, while its editing tools continue to impress, its restrictions, the closed nature of its editing ecosystem and its cost remain a major barrier.
Photographers often use the terms ‘shadows’, ‘midtones’ and ‘highlights’ as if their meaning is obvious. Perhaps it is, but it still probably deserves a little explanation.
Choosing the best image editing software can be complicated. It all depends on what you look for most in your photo editing software. Here are 12 programs with their own distinct strengths.