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)[…]

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 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![…]

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[…]