Photo Manipulation

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

PDNPulse: Top Stories of 2014

Posted by on Tuesday December 23, 2014 | Business, Copyright/Legal, Fine Art, Media, Photo Manipulation, Photojournalism, Social Media/Web

As another fascinating year in the world of professional photography comes to a close, we look back on the stories that drew the most interest from PDNPulse readers this year. From manipulated news photos, to photographers arrested for doing their jobs, to collaborative efforts between photographers and an interview with one of photography’s most influential... More

Creative Cloud Photography Plan–3 Myths Debunked

Posted by on Friday December 19, 2014 | Photo Manipulation

Sponsored by Adobe Photos © David Guenther When the subscription model was first announced for the Adobe Creative Cloud in 2011, many photographers were concerned about the implications of “renting” software. Adobe, recognizing that most photographers don’t need the entire suite of applications they offer, responded with a special version this summer that includes Photoshop CC... More

New Free Web Service Claims to Offer Solution to Runaway Image Fakery

Posted by on Tuesday May 6, 2014 | Photo Manipulation, Social Media/Web

San Jose-based Fourandsix Technologies has announced plans to capitalize on “a growing distrust of manipulated images” with the launch of new forensic tool “to prove that hosted photos have not been modified with Photoshop or other tools,” according to a press release. The tool is available for free to individual users at izitru.com. A developer... More