Posts Tagged ‘Photoshop’

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

AP Severs Ties with Photographer Narciso Contreras Over Photoshopped Image

Posted by on Thursday January 23, 2014 | Photo Manipulation, Photojournalism

Associated Press (AP) has severed ties with freelance photographer Narciso Contreras for altering a news photograph he shot in Syria, the wire service has announced. Contreras was part of a team of AP photographers that shared the Pulitzer Prize last year for coverage of the Syrian civil war. AP reports that Contreras “recently told its... More

Adobe Intros $9.99/Month Creative Cloud Photography Program

Posted by on Monday September 16, 2013 | Uncategorized

Given the backlash from the photography community over Adobe’s Creative Cloud subscription-only pricing model for Photoshop and its Creative Suite products, we weren’t too surprised when Adobe announced its new Photography Program. Adobe is now pricing subscriptions to Photoshop CC and Lightroom 5 at $9.99 a month for owners of commercial versions of Photoshop or... More

LightZone Image-Editing Software Re-Released as Free and Open Source

Posted by on Monday July 8, 2013 | Uncategorized

Remember LightZone software? For those who do not, LightZone was a photo-editing program that offered a number of groundbreaking features including full 16-bit, selective and  nondestructive RAW editing in a fairly user-friendly GUI. Released in 2005, it won awards from MacWorld, MacUser and American Photo magazine. LightZone was marketed and sold by Lightcrafts until September... More

NY Times Public Editor Questions T Magazine Photoshopping Policy

Posted by on Monday May 20, 2013 | Fashion, Media, Photo Manipulation

In an editorial published yesterday in The New York Times, the newspaper’s public editor, Margaret Sullivan, questioned the rules regarding Photoshopping at T, the monthly style magazine published by the Times, and suggested that readers should be notified when fashion images have been digitally manipulated. She also pointed out that editors shouldn’t assume that readers... More

Adobe Turns Creative Suite Into Cloud-Based Subscription Software

Posted by on Monday May 6, 2013 | Business

Back in March, a rumor made the rounds that Adobe would move away from selling packaged software, making Creative Suite programs such as Photoshop and Illustrator only available as cloud-based subscription software. The rumors claimed May 1 as the date this this change would happen. While not giving much specific information, Adobe at that time... More

Adobe Launches Lightroom 5 Beta

Posted by on Tuesday April 16, 2013 | Uncategorized

Adobe has announced the release of the public “beta” version of Lightroom 5. From the Adobe Lightroom Journal blog post: The Lightroom team is proud to introduce the fifth major version of the product designed for and by photographers. It was 7 years ago when we introduced the very first public beta of Lightroom at... More

Google Deeply Cuts Price for Nik Plug-in Suite

Posted by on Monday March 25, 2013 | Photo Gear, Photo Manipulation

Perhaps making up for the controversy it created when it discontinued the Snapseed Desktop app, Google today announced a significant price cut for the Nik plug-in suite. The Nik plug-ins have long been popular with photographers looking to expand the power of Photoshop, Aperture or Lightroom. Previously these plug-ins were in the $100-200 range with... More

Tools for Detecting Image Manipulation: Coming Soon

Posted by on Wednesday May 30, 2012 | Photo Manipulation

Imagine if there were a reliable tool for detecting manipulation and Photoshopping in photos that every photo desk or photo contest juror could use.  Manipulated photos could be screened from photojournalism contests before they cause a scandal, news photographers might be deterred from trying to punch up their images, and PDN Pulse might have fewer... More