Ending shortly: Luminar 2018 pre-order discount

Now available for both Mac and Windows, Luminar 2018 is currently being offered for pre-order at $10 off and includes a pack of bonuses as follows: Nicolesy Parchment Presets, Cinematic LUT Pack and SmugMug membership. Here’s a screenshot using one of my own New York City photos, with effects added (before-and after split): Besides offering Read more about Ending shortly: Luminar 2018 pre-order discount[…]

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)[…]

Laguna Beach scene

The artsy police: Who decides what treatment sucks and what doesn’t?

One of my absolute favorite things to do in post-processing is to apply what I call “artsy” to my own images. I am not and have never been a traditional artist (I don’t have the patience, except maybe for abstracts if it came to that). I use software such as Topaz Impression or PostworkShop to Read more about The artsy police: Who decides what treatment sucks and what doesn’t?[…]

Tombstone representing abandoned software

When your favorite software goes belly-up

Software is the food that runs our computers and other digital devices. We get hooked on this digital food, whether because we actually need its functionality to do our work or simply because we enjoy using it for fun. But as with everything else in life, a change is gonna come. One day your favorite Read more about When your favorite software goes belly-up[…]