Topaz Store: 35% off EVERYTHING through 1/1!

TOPAZ END OF YEAR SALE – Thursday 12/21/17 – 01/01/18 Topaz is kicking off their end of year sale today, 12/21, offering 35% off storewide, including plugins, the Photography Collection, Collection upgrades, Topaz Studio adjustments, the Go Pro Pack and Go Pro pack upgrades (The Go Pro Packs and Collection are already 50% off, but you Read more about Topaz Store: 35% off EVERYTHING through 1/1![…]

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[…]

IT’S HERE! ON1 Photo RAW 2018 just released

Today ON1 released the new Photo RAW 2018, which you can download for free and use for 30 days and/or order now. I just got the Gold Master to work with and created the sample image below (sourced from an iPhone photo!). I’ll have a more detailed review up soon, as part of the Standalone Read more about IT’S HERE! ON1 Photo RAW 2018 just released[…]

Stand alone! No host, no subscription (part 2a)

The next standalone image organizer/editor/RAW processor/effects app we will be looking at soon is the upcoming ON1 Photo RAW 2018. In the meantime, be sure to grab your free copy of the public beta and start getting familiar with it. Thanks for reading! Please check out the main Plugs ‘n Pixels website.

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![…]