Last Day for Luminar AI Holiday Offer!!!


Today is the last day to take advantage of Luminar AI At it’s Holiday Discount!

Choose between 3 amazing deals

  • Sparkler Bundle – LuminarAI is the world’s first fully AI-based photo editor. License for two devices. Works as a standalone app and a plugin.
  • Fairy Lights Bundle – LuminarAI license for two devices. Winter Wonderland Templates Pack by Team Skylum with 10 festive and cozy Templates Star Wishes Skies Pack by Mathew Browne with 10 night skies filled with constellations and galaxies.
  • Fireworks Bundle – LuminarAI license for two devices. A year of Luminar X Membership, which includes exclusive creative assets delivered monthly, in-depth video tutorials on photography and editing, members-only Luminar Marketplace discounts, and more.

And, Don’t forget to use SGANS_DISC on checkout, for an ADDITIONAL $10 OFF!!!

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Last Day to PreOrder Luminar AI!

24 hours until the LuminarAI release… Hurry to PreOrder!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Luminar is the photo editor of the future. And it’s coming at you fast!
You have only 24 hours before the price rises.

By preordering Luminar AI in the next 24 hours, you’ll get incredible value for your money:

  • AI assistance that guides and inspires you in your photo editing journey
  • The perfect mood in your landscapes with realistic haze, fog, and more in AtmosphereAI
  • Unforgettable portraits with BodyAI shaping tools and IrisAI for eye color changes
  • A fresh outlook on your photos thanks to CompositionAI, a tool based on thousands of shots from pro photographers
  • More results with fewer tutorials
  • And MORE!

Pre-Order Luminar AI Today!

NOTE: this is NOT a subscription – you own the license for the use of the software!

Luminar AI– 2 seats – $99

Luminar AI Plus Bundle – Includes Luminar AI + Morning Freshness Sky Pack + Enchanting Twilight Skies Pack – $99! (a savings of $50!)

Luminar AI MAX Bundle – Luminar AI (2 seats) upon release, Luminar 4 (2 seats, instant download), Aurora HDR, Photographic Storytelling – $327 (a savings of $69!)

ENTER SGANS_DISC on Checkout for a DISCOUNT!

On1 Photo RAW version 2021 Released! WOW!

ON1 Photo RAW New Version 2021 - Professional Photos without the Hassle

Create Professional Photos, Edit, and Add Effects with NO hassle, and NO subscription!

Okay – you CAN subscribe to ON1 360 – which gives you connections between your work on your computer and your devices, so you can take advantage of the AMAZING power of On1 on Mobiles!

But even if you just want this amazing app on your desktop and mobile separately, here’s what you get with this upgrade!

New Features in NEW – ON1 Photo RAW 2021 for Computers

  • New Full Integration of ON1 Portrait AI — ON1 Portrait AI finds each face in your photos, analyses them to find the eyes and mouth, and classifies them to apply the correct retouching. It gives excellent results with minimal effort using frequency separation-based skin retouching. It’s also super easy at making more complex adjustments such as face shape and lighting. Each edit is completely non-destructive and re-editable for fine-tuning as well, giving photographers complete control over their final look. The addition of ON1 Portrait AI into ON1 Photo RAW will enable portrait photographers to automatically retouch an entire shoot, detecting and analyzing each face, then give them best-of-breed control and results for manual retouching when needed.
  • New Spot Healing Brush — A new modern approach to removing distractions like dust spots, power-lines, and unwanted people from photos. The Spot Healing Brush is not only faster than current tools; it maintains full non-destructive adjustments for each area removed.
  • New Replace Color Filter — Easily change the color of an object to any new color. It’s perfect for tweaking or changing the color of objects like eyes, flowers, buildings, and apparel.
  • New Custom Brush Shapes — Brushing has taken a quantum-leap in control and creativity. Choose from a variety of custom brush shapes or even import brush collections. The new flow control in brushing makes building up a mask more natural too.
  • New Smart Organize Mode — Take control over cluttered photo archives. Quickly find duplicates or find and group photos that have a similar appearance, location, or time. Smart Organize Mode can help cull photo libraries to find the best photos in a series.
  • New Color-Sensitive Gradient Masks — Combines the new color-sensitive technology with gradient masks. When enabled, it detects the color under the gradient and applies the mask to only that adjustable color range. It makes it a breeze to mask areas like skies while maintaining things like buildings or trees that go into the sky.
  • New Plugin Support — In addition to working as plugins for Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop, and Apple Photos, ON1 now extends into those using workflows in Affinity Photo, Corel Paint Shop Pro, and Capture One (coming soon). Easy access to ON1 Develop, Effects, and Portrait AI are available right inside these apps as plugins.
  • New Quick Slideshow & Fullscreen Preview — In only one click, launch a full-screen slideshow complete with user-adjustable delay and an elegant dissolve transition. Or use the new full-screen preview mode to maximize your work area on a small screen.
  • New Batch HDR and Pano — Save time by batch processing HDR brackets or panoramas. Organize brackets into sub-folders, then let ON1 Browse build new HDR and panos automatically, a life-saver for real estate photographers.
  • New Color Fill Layers — In ON1 Layers, quickly set a background color for a composite layout. They are also handy when used with the new custom brush shapes for painting in objects like grass, trees, and clouds.
  • New Cameras –– Canon EOS Rebel T8i (850D), Canon EOS R5 (uncompressed only), Canon EOS R6(uncompressed only), Fujifilm X-S10, Leica M10-R, Nikon Z 5, Olympus E-M10 Mark IV, Olympus E-30, Panasonic DC-S5, Panasonic Lumix DC-G100, Sony A7S III, Sony A7c
  • New Lens Profiles –– Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM, Canon G5 X Mark II & compatibles, Canon RF24-105mm F4 L IS USM, NIKON Coolpix P1000, Nikon NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.8 S, Nikon NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 S, Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 DG DN | Art 019, Sony FE 35mm F1.8, Tamron 17-35mm F/2.8-4 Di OSD, Tamron 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD (B028), Zeiss Touit 2.8/50M

New Features in NEW – ON1 Photo RAW 2021 for Mobile

  • New Syncing between multiple Computers and Mobile devices –– Sync non-destructive masks, local adjustments, effects, presets, and more between your mobile devices and computers, with ON1 Photo RAW 360.
  • New Spot Healing Brush — A new modern approach to removing distractions like dust spots, power-lines, and unwanted people from photos. The Spot Healing Brush is not only faster than current tools; it maintains full non-destructive adjustments for each area removed.
  • New Presets –– A curated collection of the best factory presets to speed up your workflow and get professional results with the hottest looks and styles. Categories for all types of photos from landscapes to portraits, HDR, matte, cinematic looks and much more.
  • New Local Adjustments — Make targeted edits to your photos with powerful masking tools. Apply changes to a portion of your image, and adjust those areas with a full range of tone, color, and sharpening sliders. You can apply these adjustments using either the Adjustment Brush or Masking Bug shapes.
  • New Effects Masking Perfect Brush –– Selectively apply each filter to just the areas you like with the powerful masking tools. Quickly brush around objects of your photo with masking brushes or the adjustable gradients in different shapes.
  • New Perfect Brush –– Quickly brush around objects of your photo with automatic edge detection.
  • New Dynamic Contrast Filter –– The gold-standard for adding clarity, also known as tonal contrast or structure, to your image, making it pop.
  • New Curves Filter — A powerful, advanced tool for adjusting contrast and color in your image. Adjust the composite RGB channel, or adjust the individual Red, Green, or Blue channels.
  • New HDR Look Filter — Recreate the HDR style of tone mapping, with accentuated edges and sharpening.
  • New Glow Filter — Add a soft-focus glow to the image and adjust the blending mode to set the glow effect.
  • New Vignette Center Tool — Select the center point of the vignette for total control.
  • New Search and Filter — Designed to help you find photos in your photo library, based on a variety of criteria specific to photos and the metadata embedded in them. You can search based on any text associated with a photo, as well as likes and star ratings.
  • New Sort By — Sort the thumbnails in a number of different ways. The sorting options include date captured or modified; file name, type, or size; and rating.

Pricing & Availability
ON1 Photo RAW 2021 for computers is available today to order or download as a 14-day trial. Owners of any previous version of any ON1 product can order version 2021 for the upgrade price of $79.99. ON1 Photo RAW can also be ordered with a 1-year membership to ON1 Plus for just $129.99. ON1 Plus is the #1 training resource for ON1 and photography and includes over 25 courses, ebooks, 100’s of presets and bonuses, and much more.

For those who prefer the convenience of subscriptions, ON1 Photo RAW 360 Software and Service subscribers will automatically receive the new ON1 Photo RAW for computers and the new ON1 Photo RAW for mobile as part of their 360 plans. ON1 Photo RAW 360 always includes the latest version of ON1 Photo RAW, and starting plans are available as low as $7.99 per month. ON1 Photo RAW 360 includes everything from ON1 and is the best workflow for ON1 Photo RAW with its seamless cloud syncing of photo organization and editing between computers and mobile devices. Photo RAW 360 plans include ON1 Photo RAW for computers, ON1 Photo RAW for mobile devices, and the ON1 Photo RAW cloud syncing.

A single purchase of any ON1 products include Windows and macOS versions, for use on two computers, and support for 11 languages.

For a limited time, any purchase of the new ON1 Photo RAW includes bonuses of 20 additional ON1 Watercolor Brushes and 20 additional ON1 Presets covering Light and Airy and Monochrome Style looks.

Skylum Software Luminar 4 (and Aurora HDR) Easter Sale – EXTENDED

SKYLUM SOFTWARE EASTER SALE – EXTENDED

Due to an overwhelmingly positive response – Skylum has extended it’s Easter Sale – through April 16th, 2020!

Depending on the bundle you choose – you’ll save a BUNDLE!

Inspiration Bundle: Luminar 4 + Morning Freshness (25 skies for the AI sky replacement filter) = $74!

Plus Bundle: Luminar 4 + Morning Freshness + Amazing Planets (Planet presets to add on skies in your photos) = $84!

MAX Bundle: Luminar 4+ Morning Freshness + Amazing Planets + Aurora HDR (amazing HDR photo editor) = $144

And with the code: SGANS_DISC – take off another 10%!!!

Sale ends at 8am Pacific Time on April 16th – so don’t wait to take advantage of this EXCELLENT OFFER!!!

How Do I Do My Screen Captures?

 

 

Capture. Edit. Share.

I’m a big fan of Techsmith’s Screen Capture software. Camtasia is a POWERFUL video screen capture and editing tool. Perfect for teachers, but also really useful for any videos in which one needs effects, objects, animations and more. With a simple user interface and super-powerful tools.

But, when I need to capture either a still or video on my screen, I use Snagit! That’s right – it captures still images, full screen, part screen, menus, anything you want. It also captures video of your actions (with or without your audio and/or webcam). It has a simpler editor than Camtasia, and it’s quick, easy, and powerful enough for me to make quick demo videos and go further.

Also, both of these programs will allow you to edit video and still images captured from your phone or camera (not camera raw).

Take a look at Snagit! It’s $49 for regular users, and only $29 for educators!

Let me know what you think, in the comments!

 

Luminar 4 AI Structure is AMAZING!

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Skylum Luminar 4 is Coming – with AI Structure Enhancement that’ll blow your mind!

Coming this Fall, Skylum will be releasing Luminar 4 – a powerful yet intuitive image enhancement tool. While it already includes such amazing AI enhancements such as:

  • Accent AI 2.0
  • AI Sky Enhancer
  • Pre-created “Looks” Presets
  • POWERFUL adjustable filters
  • A manual Structure filter
  • And SO many more ways to automatically or manually improve your images
  • A Photoshop Plugin Feature

But one of many new features that’re coming in version 4 is the AI Structure Enhancement! Automatically enhance contrast and details – without the trouble of manual masking (hiding what you don’t want to affect). Make your images come to life with the hit of a button!

Click HERE to Pre-Order Skylum Luminar 4!

Just take a look at the demo video below:

 

On1 Announces DEAL + NEW Products Coming SOON! (including video editing!)

On1 is working hard to be your GoTo Suite of software, for those who want to own licenses, not subscriptions!

In the coming months, ON1 will be delivering a complete line of new photo and video products providing an integrated creative workflow. New products will include ON1 Photo RAW 2020, ON1 Photo Mobile, ON1 Video, and ON1 Sync Service. Check them out here and stay tuned!

You read that right – VIDEO!!!

And, if you purchase version 2019.6 by August 31st, you get a 2 for 1 Special – Photo RAW 2019.6 now, and a FREE UPGRADE to On1 Camera RAW 2020, when it’ released this fall!

On1 also offers an AMAZING training site, to learn their software, access classes, download presets, learn pro Tips and More. It’s called On1 PLUS – check it out here!

JixiPix Summer Sale – 30% OFF Amazing Art and Creativity

JixiPix Software is offering 30% off ALL of their products, including their Premium Pack and Pro Bundle! (USE CODE: SUMMERSALE)

Their Premium Pack offers 18 Powerful, Creative image effect products in one power package. It’s standalone software, but also includes plugins for Photoshop, Elements, Lightroom, and PaintShop Pro.
Regular Price $$119.99 – Sale Price $83.99

Their Pro Pack offers more control, and allows for layers, brushes, and multiple styles. It’s also standalone software, but also includes plugins for Photoshop, Elements, Lightroom, and PaintShop Pro.
Included are: Hand Tint Pro, Impresso Pro, Pastello, Rip Studio, PuzziPix Pro and Spektrel Art
Regular Price $159.99 – Sale Price $111.99

OR get the Entire Premium Pack +Pro Bundle. Including (Pro) Hand Tint Pro, Impresso Pro, Pastello, Rip Studio, PuzziPix Pro and Spektrel Art, (Premium) Aquarella, Artista Haiku, Artista Oil, Artista Sketch, Artoon, Chalkspiration, Dramatic Black & White, Grungetastic, Kyoobik Photo, Moku Hanga, NIR Color, Pop Dot Comics, Portrait Painter, Rainy Daze, Romantic Photo, Simply HDR, Snow Daze and Vintage Scene
Regularly $229.99 – Sale Price $160.99!

But they’re also offering 30% off their DESKTOP AND IPAD PRO Apps. Get individual apps for freakishly low prices. There are FAR too many to list here, but check them all out on the checkout page (some effects are only $4.19 after the discount!)

DO NOT FORGET to use the code: SUMMERSALE at checkout, and get an amazing, amusing, creative, powerful set of image edit and effects tools for some ridiculously low prices! I love these apps (especially Spektrel Art, Watercolor StudioPro , and Impresso Pro), and I think you will, too!

 

I use Techsmith Camtasia and SnagIt, and LOVE them!


People often ask me what I use to create my training videos and enhance my screenshots and my answer is: Techsmith Camtasia for videos, and I use SnagIt for quick captures (still or video).

Camtasia is a powerful, yet easy video editor, an screen capture tool. You can capture your monitor, your voice, your webcam, your keyboard entries, and even your computer’s system sounds, and choose whether to use or edit all of those parts, as you wish. And, it’s easy to add video captured on another device, like a video camera, a still camera with video capabilities, even your smartphone! The markup tools can be used to enhance what your viewer sees – you can add highlights, callouts of text or graphics. You can animate items in the app, you can even use your computer’s voice to speech capabilities to create closed captioning! The learning curve is simple and Techsmith has some amazing online free videos (and I teach this, as well). Check it out HERE!

SnagIt is a Screen Capture and Screen Recorder application. It will capture screenshots and Videos, and allow you to mark them up or simple quickly produce a video to share online. It doesn’t have the power of al the video editing capabilities of Camtasia, but if you need a quick and powerful capture tool with great markup functions, this is a quick, accessible tool to choose.

View both Techsmith Camtasia, and Techsmith SnagIt at Techsmith’s website.

By the way – this is one of those companies that offers smart and professional customer support. It’s one I hold up as a standard for all the rest!

Skylum Aurora 2019 Pre-Order Deal Ends Soon!

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There’s still a bit of time to get in on the amazing deal for Skylum Aurora 2019 – soon to be released. If you order it Pre-Release, you get all sorts of cool extras along with the great changes.

Pre-Order Pricing:

  • Current users may upgrade at a price of $49 USD ($59 USD MSRP)
  • New users can purchase Aurora HDR 2019 at a price of $89 USD ($99 USD MRSP)

About Aurora HDR 2019:

Skylum’s Quantum HDR Engine harnesses the power of AI for a more streamlined editing experience than ever before. It reduces burned-out colors, loss of contrast, noise and unnatural lighting caused by halos and unstable deghosting.

The Quantum HDR Engine has taken three years to create within Skylum’s AI lab, and contains the vast knowledge of the development team paired with artificial intelligence to bring you seamless HDR editing, be it with a single image or multiple bracketed shots.

Skylum’s developers tested thousands of bracketed shots through a neural network, and used the results to develop the technology needed for creating incredible HDR photographs – whether it’s real estate, landscape, cityscape or any other type of HDR photography.

Here are the most essential changes:

  • New Quantum HDR Engine
  • LUTs support with 11 New Integrated LUTs
  • Photoshop plugins support
  • New HDR Smart Structure filter for realistic and artefact-free structure (can be found in the new HDR Enhance filter)
  • Presets are now called ‘Looks’
  • Improved Adjustable Gradient filter with new sliders for Shadows and Highlights added
  • Improved HDR Details Boost Effect (the photo is shown in high-resolution while fine-tuning the filter)

And when I spoke of BONUSES:

  • Video Tutorial: Getting the Most from Aurora HDR 2019 by Trey Ratcliff
  • Landscape Photography Handbook by  David Johnston
  • Burning Moods Looks by Richard Harrington