Would you say the above photograph has any compression artifacts? Compressed too much, not enough, or just right? What exactly is "just right" anyway. This post will explore the concept of compression, why and how do we do it, and how aggressive … [Read more...] about JPEG Voodoo: Or, Does JPEG File Size Matter
I have learned today on PetaPixel.com that DxO is giving free licenses to DxO FilmPack 3 until August 15. If you want to try adding film look to your digital photographs this may be the time to try it for free. This is a fully functional version of … [Read more...] about Free DxO FilmPack 3, Limited Time
A few years ago I purchased a Canon G1X, a large sensor compact camera. I was very pleased with its image quality and enjoyed its portability. After I gave it as a gift, I found another one on eBay and purchased it. Recently I received as a gift the … [Read more...] about Working With a Canon G1X Mark II
Fair warning: I found out that getting off Zoner Photo mailing list to be a royal pain and that they shared my e-mail with Cnet to create an account for me. This, I know for a fact since I used a unique e-mail address. Beware of the potential … [Read more...] about Free Software for Photographers
(Fair warning, long post but worth every word you read!) Your ColorChecker Passport I mean. I think a lot of photographers purchased this very useful piece of equipment but are yet to use it. They probably carry it in their gear bag hoping one day … [Read more...] about Use Your Passport: Create Camera & Light Profiles
I have been using various versions of Photoshop and other products in Adobe's Creative Suite, beginning with the original CS and the last version of CS6. As you probably know, Adobe recently moved to a subscription model and called it the Creative … [Read more...] about Creative Censor (CC)
Cloud storage seems to be the new frontier, there are quite a few alternatives. Most start you at a small capacity for free and give you opportunities to increase that by inviting others to use the service. I have been a fan of DropBox for quite a … [Read more...] about Free Cloud Storage, Big!