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)[…]

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[…]

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 usingĀ 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 šŸ˜‰ ): 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![…]

Focusing on: Photolemur 2

I’ve spent most of the day playing with a cool new image enhancement app called Photolemur, the new version 2 (non-subscription, permanent license model) having just been released. Photolemur is a very simple app that goes a long way towards fixing up bad images and even further improving good ones. I posted a review on Read more about Focusing on: Photolemur 2[…]

Focusing on: Anthropics LandscapePro Studio Max

If you’re a landscape photographer and have been having bad luck with the weather, take a look at Anthropics LandscapePro Studio Max (read my review here). It’s a fun and effective way to replace skies and adjust separate elements in your scenic photos, such as grass, trees, rocks, stone, etc. Here is a before-and-after example Read more about Focusing on: Anthropics LandscapePro Studio Max[…]