Sep 212010

Photoshop Elements 9 was announced today! See below for a list of the important new features. Use the link below to visit the Adobe website to get your mail in rebate of $20!

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Here’s what’s new:

  • Layer masks have been added – they were only available for adjustment layers in Elements 8.
  • Better RAW processing capabilities
  • Greater choice of photograph styles and it’s easier to apply the style of one photograph to other photographs.
  • Photomerge has been improved with better blending (this is used to create panoramas)
  • Easier to share photos and videos on Facebook.
  • Ability to easily create and print calendars, cards and photo books at home.
Jun 092010

Yesterday, Adobe announced the release of Lightroom 3. There are a number of significant improvements.

The important improvements for me are:

  • Ability to import video
  • Lens corrections
  • 64 bit support (only useful if you have a 64 bit operating system such as Windows 7 or Mac Snow Leopard)
  • Better noise reduction

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May 062010

On May 7th only you can save $100 on the purchase of Lightroom.

Adobe’s Lightroom is a fabulous file organization and editing program that I use almost daily.

Buy it on May 7th, save $100 and discover why so many photographers use Lightroom.

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Apr 272010

Today, Nikon Canada announced a new 200mm – 400mm f4 lens with VRII and Nano Crystal Coat. This essentially brings this wonderful zoom in to line with Nikon’s other telephoto lenses (300mm f2.8, 400mm f2.8, 500mm f4 and 600mm f4).

I’ve used the older 200mm – 400mm f4 VR several times and love it’s versatility. I don’t own the lens, instead I have the 300mm f2.8 VR and the 600mm f4 VRII.

For more information, please read Nikon Canada’s press release (attached).

AF-S NIKKOR 200-400 Eng FINAL

Apr 122010

Today, Adobe announced Creative Suite CS5. This includes Photoshop CS5 which can be purchased in full, as an upgrade or as part of a CS5 bundle. When Photoshop CS4 was released I was a little disappointed with the new features. However, it looks like Adobe has worked hard on Photoshop CS5 and I’m looking forward to try the new features, many of which I’ll probably use.

What are the new features that look exciting for photographers?

  • Photoshop CS5 now adds 64 bit support for the Mac operating system (Photoshop CS4 for Windows already has 64 bit support). If you have Snow Leopard and lots of RAM then you will see a distinct improvement in performance.
  • The High Dynamic Range  feature (Merge to HDR) in Photoshop has been dramatically upgraded and is now called Merge to HDR Pro. It gives you the ability to create natural looking HDR images or create the ‘HDR look’ (something I don’t personally like) from a single image.
  • Adobe Camera RAW (ACR) has been upgraded and will have the same features that are currently in Lightroom Beta 3.1. These are better noise reduction, improved sharpening and the ability to add grain!!?? You will be able to tell Photoshop CS5 to reprocess old files with either the old 2003 algorithms or the new ACR 6 algorithms.
  • The lens correction filter has been overhauled and now has lens profiles. The filter will use the EXIF data in the photograph and will apply the correct lens profile to the photo (assuming you used a popular lens!)
  • The Refine Edge feature with selection tools has been updated and now has a touch up brush to help you get the perfect selection.

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