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Jack Neubart Posted: Mar 13, 2013 0 comments
Many of us continue to look for a Raw converter or image-editor that is easy to work with right out of the box. ACDSee Pro version 5 for Windows (www.acdsee.com) may offer the solution you seek. It’s a no-nonsense Raw converter that also offers image-editing under one roof—if in a semi-detached house.

The latest iteration of ACDSee Pro for Windows presents a slightly revamped interface, with 5 key modules, each with its own set of Menu commands. You enter the program in Manage mode where you can import images from any media or device onto your working drive and catalog them at that time or catalog and work with existing files in place, without importing them. All popular formats, including 16-bit Raw from numerous cameras, are supported for import and export, but not DNG export. If you move image files after cataloging or working on them, do so from within ACDSee to ensure that all linked files, notably XMP metadata, are moved together.

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Posted: Feb 22, 2011 2 comments

Adam Block: Astrophotographer

Shooting For The Stars

by Lorraine A. DarConte

“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars,” said Oscar Wilde, who, in his wildest dreams could not have imagined how truly spectacular the universe is. Thanks to “visionaries” like AdamBlock—...

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Posted: Feb 27, 2007 0 comments



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Adorama Launches Photography Workshop Series

Aimed at professionals, enthusiasts, and amateur photographers throughout the
New York tri-state area, Adorama Camera, Inc. has announced the launch of an
affordabl...

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George Schaub Posted: Aug 29, 2006 0 comments

Airline Update

What About Cameras and Computers?

by George Schaub

The recent incidents in England have made for heightened awareness about airline
travel and questions about what can and cannot be carried on. The restrictions
are quite severe for travel to England and through trips connecting in Heathrow,
forexamp...

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Howard Millard Posted: Apr 22, 2013 0 comments
Snap Art 3 from Alien Skin Software (www.alienskin.com) can quickly take your photographic images into the realm of hand drawn, professional level traditional art media, from Classical to Pop (#1). Whether you want to fulfill your own dreams of artistic expression or expand the services you offer to clients, Snap Art 3 (SA3) makes it strikingly fast and easy, and does not require drawing by your own hand. Rather than in the wrist, it’s all in the software. Hundreds of preset effects are only a click or two away. You do, however, still have a vast array of options to control via sliders—variables such as brush size, color saturation, contrast, tone, light direction and more.

Since Snap Art 3 is a plug-in, in order to use it you must have Photoshop, Lightroom, or Elements to run it (see the list at the end of this article). Whether you work on Windows or Mac, SA3 couldn’t be more straightforward. In Photoshop, open a photo and choose Filter>Alien Skin>Snap Art 3. You’ll be presented with 11 art media styles to choose from: Color Pencil, Comics, Crayon (new), Impasto (thick textured paint), Oil Paint, Pastel, Pen and Ink, Pencil Sketch, Pointillism (inspired by Impressionist painting), Stylize (this creates a posterized or silkscreen look) and Watercolor. Chose one of these and a large preview opens as SA3 applies the effect. If you like it, click OK. If not, delve into the tabs and submenus to tweak and vary the look until you have completed your masterpiece.

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Posted: Dec 25, 2007 0 comments

The work space consists of two main windows, with variations on each available.
The main work space (goldenhour) gives you a configurable split screen that
quickly shows the before and after of each filter chosen. You can choose from
color or black and white filman...

George Schaub Posted: Aug 19, 2013 0 comments
There’s a considerable difference between resizing, which means maintaining the same pixel dimensions and adapting to different document sizes at the same print resolution, and resampling, which means building additional pixels from the original file to enable printing larger documents at the same resolution. Say you have a 24MB file, obtained from an 8 megapixel digicam, that will normally fill an 8.5x11” print at 300 dpi when printing. But you just got a 13x19” printer and want to try your luck at that size, still at 300dpi. Well, for that you would need a 62MB file.
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George Schaub Posted: Apr 25, 2006 0 comments


Open an image in Photoshop, then evoke the dialog box at Filters>Alien...

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Jim Zuckerman Posted: Nov 18, 2013 0 comments
Multicolored neon lights turning and spinning at night are irresistible to a photographer. Even though I have photographed amusement parks at night for years, it’s still exciting to do it again because the pictures I take are never the same. The colors are always dazzling, and the abstracts are captivating. Sometimes I am happy with these images as I shoot them, like (#1 and #2), and other times I use them as composites as in (#3, #4 and #5). When I took the latter image I immediately thought of a black hole, so I added “stars” to complete the concept. The star field is actually a picture of glitter sprinkled on black velvet.
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Steve Anchell Posted: Jan 31, 2006 0 comments

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Ron Leach Posted: Dec 25, 2013 0 comments
In perhaps an unfortunate sign of the times, we recently learned that an unauthorized telemarketer has illegally obtained a portion of Shutterbug’s subscriber file and is contacting readers in a fraudulent attempt to collect funds for past, current or future subscriptions. We’ve heard from a number of angry readers, upset by the rude, harassing (and illegal) telephone calls from someone they perceived to be one of our authorized subscription representatives.
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Posted: Sep 26, 2007 0 comments











"Explore Aperture at an Apple Specialist"

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Grace Schaub Posted: May 30, 2006 1 comments

Apple Aperture How To

by George Schaub

Apple's Aperture offers an all-in-one digital photography program that
can be used to download, view, edit, organize and output images. I've
been working with Aperture for a few months now and thought I'd share
some of the interesting features it offers. One is the...

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Posted: Aug 29, 2006 0 comments

Apple Unveils New Mac Pro Featuring Quad 64-bit Xeon Processors

Apple has unveiled the new Mac Pro, a quad Xeon, 64-bit desktop workstation
featuring two new Dual-Core Intel Xeon processors running up to 3.0 GHz and
a new system architecture that delivers up to twice the performance of the Power
Mac G5 Quad. With advanced performance, greaterexp...

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Posted: Mar 14, 2006 0 comments

April
2006

On the
Cover

Ever
wonder what's inside a pro's camera bag? Well, wonder no more as
we look in four topw...

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