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Nik Collection

Nik Collection is a popular set of 8 photo processing plugins for Photoshop, Lightroom, DxO Photolab and some other packages. Continue reading

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Faststone Image Viewer

An image browser, converter and editor that supports all major graphic formats including BMP, JPEG, JPEG 2000, GIF, PNG, PCX, TIFF, WMF, ICO, TGA and camera raw files. It has a nice array of features such as image viewing, management, … Continue reading

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DxO Photolab

DxO photolab works well as either a standalone program or a plugin to Lightroom and Photoshop (and perhaps other packages). It is a comprehensive non-destructive Raw image editor with a large array of adjustments/filters, and a suite of presets and … Continue reading

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Topaz Studio

Topaz labs have made a range of specialist image processing software over the years. Topaz Studio 2 adds to their offerings with a general image editing suite that allows a non-destructive image editing workflow. It provides a similar range of … Continue reading

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GIMP – GNU Image Manipulation Program

GIMP is a cross-platform image editor available for GNU/Linux, OS X, Windows and more operating systems. It is free software. GIMP provides sophisticated image editing tools similar to those in Photoshop. There is a vast array of 3rd party plugins that can extend the functionality of GIMP. Continue reading

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Luminar

Luminar 4 is an award winning software package developed by Skylum. At the time of writing Luminar 4 was the current version but a new version Luminar AI, with even more AI tools is soon to be released (writing in … Continue reading

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Non-destructive editing

Non-destructive image editing allows you to revise your edits without starting again from scratch. Continue reading

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Software

There are lots of packages available, some expensive/subscription, some free. All have pros and cons in terms of features, ease of use. This post addresses some of the most popular photo editing packages. Continue reading

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How to do basic screen calibration

It is important to calibrate your screen so that what you see on your monitor is close to what others will see if they display your image on their (calibrated) monitor. A basic calibration is easy and needs no additional hardware or software. Continue reading

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Lightroom and Photoshop

Lightroom is an excellent image editor as well as having powerful digital image management functions. Photoshop is often regarded as the gold standard in image editing. Continue reading

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