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[…]

Plugs ‘n Pixels timely updates

Here’s the latest: Aurora 2018 (for editing HDR images) has just been released for Mac AND NOW WINDOWS! Please note that tutorials and presets are also available. TODAY is the last day to save $40 off of Topaz Impression. Finally, I had hoped to engage my blog readers via Comments but I quickly learned the Read more about Plugs ‘n Pixels timely updates[…]

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[…]

Lightroom users! The ultimate preset bundle

I just got word from PhotoWhoa that they are offering a mega-bundle of 11,000 Lightroom presets for $49, original value $1K. Speaking of PhotoWhoa, keep an eye on all the other useful free and discounted stuff they offer (digital imaging software, photography training, etc.). Offers do expire, so if you see something you like… Thanks Read more about Lightroom users! The ultimate preset bundle[…]

Don’t delete it!

In the course of taking your images, you are sure to generate a fair number of clunkers. Our common practice when later reviewing the results of a shoot on the computer is to delete all the ones with technical or other issues without giving it a second thought. Here’s an unretouched/uncropped example of an image Read more about Don’t delete it![…]

Heads up: A timely deal on Photoshop actions

PhotoWhoa, whom we featured a few posts ago, has always got an incredible amount of photography-related deals going on, such as this one expiring 8/6: LAST CHANCE – $19 TODAY, $500 Tomorrow: 29 Photoshop Action Sets with 1850 Actions. You can save an additional 10% off any PhotoWhoa deal by using coupon code “PLUGSNPIXELS” Also Read more about Heads up: A timely deal on Photoshop actions[…]

Introducing my friends at PhotoWhoa

Over the past 15+ years, I have partnered with various plug-in and related software developers and photography/Photoshop trainers to bring you useful goodies for your camera, your computer and your mind – at a discount whenever possible. I’ve been in touch with the team at PhotoWhoa for a couple of years now and have been amazed Read more about Introducing my friends at PhotoWhoa[…]

Today’s feel-good photo

Taken while on a cruise to Mexico (or maybe on the way back?), this lucky and well-timed ocean-rainbow-seagull photo is unretouched and unedited except for a bit of cropping and post-treatment with Dynamic Pop in Topaz Adjust 5. Before (the original): After: Makes me feel good… Thanks for reading! Please check out the main Plugs Read more about Today’s feel-good photo[…]

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[…]