Stand alone! No host, no subscription (part 1)

Those of you who are Lightroom users just got another reminder that major developers are moving more of their apps’ functionality to the cloud (paired with subscription services), and many don’t like that for various reasons. Smaller developers have been bucking that trend, freeing their offerings from the Adobe gorilla and still offering you software Read more about Stand alone! No host, no subscription (part 1)[…]

Topaz big fall promos have begun (25% off)

Beginning October 17 and running through the 30th, Topaz is offering 25% off individual products (plugins or adjustments) in either the Studio or Topaz Plugins store with coupon code “Fall25”. This coupon can be applied in the cart or at checkout, however adding a Pro Pack or complete Collection will remove the coupon. Those are already Read more about Topaz big fall promos have begun (25% off)[…]

Sticky Flypaper texture overlays for your images

Have you discovered the joy of adding texture overlays to your images? Textures are a quick and easy way to completely change the mood of a scene or to create instant artwork. As a special bonus you can even use them on their own as artistic backgrounds. Jill and Paul over at Flypaper Textures have Read more about Sticky Flypaper texture overlays for your images[…]

FREE ON1 Photo RAW 2018 beta just released

Download the beta, just released! Overview of What’s New in the Photo RAW 2018: – HDR Merge – Panorama Merge – Masking Improvements – New “Versions” – Updated UI – Improved Local Adjustments – Folders Groups – Additional Camera & Lens Support – Important Bug Fixes Important — Keep in mind, this is a pre-release Read more about FREE ON1 Photo RAW 2018 beta just released[…]

I still can’t paint, but I can use DAP in Windows

In my last post I showed some examples of turning your photos into artwork using Topaz Impression, which is a cross-platform solution. Today I will show you something for Windows-only (unless you run a virtual machine on your Mac or use a Hackintosh, and I do both 😉 ): Dynamic Auto Painter (DAP). I don’t have Read more about I still can’t paint, but I can use DAP in Windows[…]

I love art, but I can’t paint: Solution!

I’ve been a photographer for decades but never an artist. But I think even if I could paint, I wouldn’t have the patience… So the perfect solution is to transform my photos into artwork! There are several software titles that do this, and one of my favorite is Topaz Impression, which is now included in Read more about I love art, but I can’t paint: Solution![…]

The latest from ON1: Resize 2017 (discounted)

ON1 Resize 2017 is available now, with a $20 off deal available through the end of September 2017. An Organizer (Browse module) and Resize module combine into this version, ON1 Resize 2017. Based on Genuine Fractals technology – patented, fractal-based interpolation algorithms that quickly enlarge your images without loss of sharpness or detail, ON1 Resize Read more about The latest from ON1: Resize 2017 (discounted)[…]

Today’s artsy: Flying Pig Lounge

This has got to be my favorite doorway, the lounge entrance at a Lucille’s steakhouse here in SoCal. Ironically, I’ve never used this door, but have been in the main entrance (100′ ft. 7″ to the south, as it says). I captured this image with an iPhone and followed it with some post processing using Read more about Today’s artsy: Flying Pig Lounge[…]

Right place, right time, wrong camera!

I was out last evening and upon exiting a store got surprised by the largest rainbow I had ever seen, in SoCal or anywhere else! A complete arc across the sky, full spectrum colors, and it lingered for quite awhile. I only had an iPhone with me so I captured what I could. This first Read more about Right place, right time, wrong camera![…]