Photo Manipulation

Adobe Updates Creative Cloud, Giving Photoshop New Powers

Posted by on Tuesday June 21, 2016 | Photo Gear, Photo Manipulation

Adobe is updating a number of its Creative Cloud apps today, including Photoshop, giving them a speed boost and several new features. Among the new goodies in Photoshop is the previously teased Content-Aware Crop, which automatically fills in the gaps when you rotate or expand a canvas beyond the original image size. A new Face-Aware Liquify feature uses the... More

ON1 Readies RAW Image Processor for Fall

Posted by on Tuesday April 26, 2016 | Photo Manipulation

ON1 is the latest software developer to woo RAW shooters with the promise of greater speed and catalog-free non-destructive editing. The company announced a new software app, ON1 Photo RAW, which will be released in the fall. It will be the successor to the company’s current flagship editor, ON1 Photo 10. Photo RAW is a non-destructive... More

Nik Software Is Now Free

Posted by on Thursday March 24, 2016 | Business, Photo Manipulation

Google announced today that it was making the Nik Collection desktop software plugins available to users for free. The bundle includes Analog Efex Pro, Color Efex Pro, Silver Efex Pro, Viveza, HDR Efex Pro, Sharpener Pro and Dfine. If you purchased the Nik Collection in 2016, you will receive a full refund. Google bought Nik software in... More

Keeping It Natural: Pascal Shirley’s Tips for Portraiture

Posted by on Monday November 30, 2015 | Photo Manipulation

Sponsored by Adobe Venice Beach-based photographer Pascal Shirley, true to the West Coast, keeps his portrait shoots relaxed. Whether he’s shooting for brands like The North Face and Adidas or magazines like Men’s Journal and TIME, Shirley brings an exuberance and natural esthetic that permeates his portraiture. “I like to keep things loose,” Shirley says.... More

Reuters Rules Out RAW, Experts Respond

Posted by on Monday November 23, 2015 | Photo Manipulation, Photojournalism

Reuters will no longer permit its photographers and freelancers to submit RAW images for publication. As first reported by Michael Zhang, Reuters instituted the ban on RAW images in the name of both speed and ethics. Photographers will be required to submit original JPEGs instead. “As photojournalists working for the world’s largest international multimedia news... More

Should Photogs Disqualified from World Press Be Banned? Org Says No, For Now

Posted by on Wednesday February 18, 2015 | Awards/Contests/Grants, Photo Manipulation

In the days since World Press Photo announced that 20 percent of the photographs they considered in the final rounds of the competition were disqualified for manipulation, many in the industry have called for WPP to release the offending images and make their standards more clear. In comments by jurors, WPP administrators and photographers published... More