The terrific Photo Editing App and Photoshop plugin is now available for Windows OPEN Beta test!

Luminar makes complex photo editing easy and joyful.

Download the Public Beta NOW, and find out how much you can DO! *

 

Luminar is a powerful all-in-one photo editor with over 300 tools on hand designed to tackle anyone’s photography needs, from correcting challenging image problems to artful stylizing. Users can adapt their workspace to match their image processing experience, and move up to more advanced modes as they learn. Luminar works non-destructively and aims to take the “work” out of a photo editing “workflow” for photographers worldwide.

Luminar for Mac was released in November 2016, with the latest update on July 15, 2017.
In April, only 5 months after its launch, Luminar for Mac won the prestigious TIPA award for Best Imaging Software 2017. For more details about full featured Mac version visit macphun.com/luminar . Experience the public beta of Luminar for Windows today at macphun.com/pc .

Why did we make Luminar?

Today, there are more choices of cameras than ever before, and more ways to enjoy photos. Luminar comes at a time when current software tools are simply not keeping up with the versatility to satisfy the needs of everyone, or they are evolving to be too complicated to learn and use.

As a result, Macphun has invented a new scalable, adaptive user interface and mated it to a set of tools that truly provides ease of editing photos on your PC across the entire span of customers, from beginners to pros.

  •   Newbie photographers who don’t often use their PC for editing will appreciate a simple approach using one-click presets.
  •   Casual photographers mastering their first digital cameras may start with those same presets, but will soon “graduate” to using Luminar’s uniquely tailored tools which achieve great results quickly.
  •   For passionate enthusiasts and professionals, the full gamut of editing tools such as brushes, layers, editing history menu and much more herald a new generation of advanced photo editing possibilities.

Target audience:

Casual shooters, enthusiasts and professional photographers

Typical types of photography:

  •   Landscape / Nature
  •   Architecture
  •   Street / Urbex
  •   Portraits
  •   Artistic & Black & White
  •   Dramatic composites
  •   Photographic correctionsCompatibility:Language support

? English

Image formats

  •   PNG
  •   JPG
  •   TFF 8-bit and 16-bit
  •   GIF
  •   Popular RAW formats
  •   .CR2, .NEF, .ORF, .RAF, .ERF, .ARW, .RW2, .PEF and moreRecommended System Requirements:
  •   Windows 10
  •   CPU: Core i5 2.2 or equal
  •   RAM: 8 Gb or more
  •   GPU: 1Gb or more
  •   SDD drive with 20+ Gb free

Top 10 Features

  •   Scalable, adaptive user interface
  •   Over 50 one-click presets
  •   Over 40 image enhancement filters
  •   Accent AI Filter, powered by an artificial intelligence technology
  •   Extensive brushes
  •   Selective masking
  •   Custom Texture overlays
  •   History panel
  •   RAW file conversion
  •   Non-destructive editing

User Interface / Performance

  •   Innovative adaptive user interface, based on user needs and skill
  •   Editing history menu for fail-safe editing
  •   Advanced high-quality real-time image processing engine
  •   Clean, modern user interface design
  •   3000% Zoom level
  •   Histogram preview
  •   Quick compare toggle
  •   Side by side comparison
  •   Full Screen preview mode
  •   Choice of background colors
  •   Online help

Editing

  •   Over 50 categorized built-in one-click presets, with large real-time preview
  •   A variety (40+) of image processing filters for different looks (each filter has customadjustments), each with a custom amount slider:
    •   Accent AI Filter
    •   Adjustable Gradient
    •   Advanced Contrast
    •   B&W Conversion
    •   Bi-Color Toning
    •   Brightness / Contrast
    • Channel Mixer
    •   Clarity
    •   Color Balance
    •   Color Contrast
    •   Color Temperature
    •   Cross Processing
    •   Curves
    •   Dehaze
    •   Details Enhancer
    •   Dramatic
    •   Exposure
    •   Fog
    •   Foliage Enhancer
    •   Golden Hour
    •   Grain
    •   High Key
    •   Highlights / Shadows
    •   HSL
    •   Image Radiance
    •   Microstructure
    •   Orton Effect
    •   Photo Filter
    •   Polarizing Filter
    •   Remove Color Cast
    •   Saturation / Vibrance
    •   Sharpening
    •   Soft Focus
    •   Soft Glow
    •   Split Color Warmth
    •   Split Toning
    •   Structure
    •   Texture Overlay
    •   Tone
    •   Top & Bottom Lighting
    •   Vignette
  •   Layers
  •   Masking brushes
  •   Gradient Masking
  •   Separate masking for Layers
  •   Crop Tool

(Adjustment or Texture)

  •   Native RAW file support, including DNG
  •   Runs as Standalone software
  •   Open/Export to JPEG file format

*NOTE: 

  • Beta version is not the final version and features are subject to change
  • Current beta version does not include all of the features/tools that the final release version will
  • Final version will be released late 2017

 

Today, On1 Officially announced their release yesterday of their update to On1 Photo RAW 2017.5 (to build# 11.5.1.3760).

ON1 Photo RAW 2017.5 is the lightning fast photo organizer, raw processor, layered photo editor and effects app all-in-one. Unlike the current class of raw processors requiring cataloging, bouncing between apps for editing, and a subscription ecosystem, ON1 Photo RAW 2017 features a new, modern raw processing engine, tuned for today’s sensors and graphics chips. Combined with our current set of tools, the next generation of ON1 Photo 10.5, will continue to work where you want, as a standalone app, a plug-in for Adobe® Photoshop® & Lightroom®, or a host app for other editing apps.

Here’s What’s New:

This is the fifth maintenance release for ON1 Photo RAW 2017.5. It addresses several issues that where discovered after the 2017.5 release. It is recommended for all users. Here are some of the biggest improvements and fixes:

  • Fixed a performance issue with Noise Reduction that was causing loading and exporting to be slow
  • Added a preference to disable Lens Correction by default for Raw photos
  • Improvements to the Clone Stamp tools to make the results consistent, remove a flicker and make it a little faster
  • Fixed an issue where the tool cursor can get stuck in the pan tool mode
  • Removed a flicker in Browse detail view
  • The Navigator is not updating in real time
  • Fixed and issue where thumbs where not drawing in after rename
  • Fixed export results not matching preview when using some esoteric blending modes
  • Fixed random pixels appearing in dark shadows
  • Fixed the Haze & Structure slider is not exporting properly from Develop
  • Fixed an issue where the Sony ILCE-6500 (A6500) raws did not fully render
  • Fixed a rare crash with lens correction
  • Fixed an export failure when the photo has bad GPS in XMP
  • Fixed a rare issue where lens correction is causing solid color to appear with certain RAW files.
  • Keyword search so no longer case sensitive
  • Fixed a crash when using the last filter command via Photoshop
  • Fixed a crash while zooming to 100 whilst adding a preset
  • Fixed a couple issues that caused thumbnails to not render
  • Fixed color Noise Reduction defaults to reduce color bleed
  • Fixed an issue where noise reduction appeared different in the exported photo
  • Fixed an issue where the exported file looses Exposure Program Exif Metadata
  • Now you can Send to Photoshop Elements from Browse
  • Fixed a rare issue where some directories did not appear in Browse on Windows
  • User edited capture dates now display correctly
  • Lots of additional bug fixes and performance improvements

To Download a FREE 30 DAY DEMO of this software, please click HERE.

 

 

If you already own On1 Photo RAW, take a look at these beautiful Lightroom presets.

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

InDesignSecrets.com has shared a link to a script that FINALLY allows us to rotate selected characters INSIDE a text box in InDesign. The text remains editable and the effect can be applied to individual letters, selected character, and/or dingbats. So VERY handy!!!

https://indesignsecrets.com/free-script-to-rotate-selected-characters.php

The NIK Photoshop plugin collection’s been a staple in my system for many years. It’s sharpening algorithm, it’s controls have always had a strong place along with all my other plugins, and I’ve made great use of it throughout the years.

A few years ago, Google bought it, and made it FREE! That was great, and they even updated the software a few times. But, on the Mac, they stopped updating past OSX 10.10 Yosemite, on Windows, they stopped updating past Windows 8, and for Photoshop, their last compatible version is with Photoshop 2015.

THANKS GOOGLE, for buying something, ensuring it’s not profitable for you, and leaving us in the lurch…

OR DID THEY? Thank goodness for One1. They’re releasing the version Photo Raw 2017.5 in just a few days. MacPhun is not only excellent on the Mac, but they’re finishing up their first BETA of their Luminar and Aurora HDR software for Windows machine. Both of these have options very much like those offered in NIK, and they’re committed to continuing their development for years to come!

By the way – my FAVORITE software for Up-Rezzing images (when necessary) used to be Genuine Fractals – which is now On1 Perfect Resize – part of their Photo Raw software!

To check these apps out – take a look here:
On1 Photo RAW – and check out their On1 software, and On1PLUS – an amazing and unique training center for the use of On1 software

MacPhun Software – and check out their current deal with Plotagraph Pro! Don’t forget to use coupon code SGANS_DISC on checkout, if you choose to buy the software.

I’m finally about to upgrade to Sierra… Bye Bye, NIK….

Starting today, MacPhun is offering

Aurora HDR 2017($99) and a 3 month Plotagraph Pro+ Membership ($87 value) for as low as $89 when they use Coupon Code SGANS_DISC.

If you haven’t heard of Plotagraph before, it is SaaS-based solution that allows you to bring your photos to life. From a single JPEG, Plotoagraph Pro can create MP4, animated GIFs and more; with endless skies, flowing streams, crashing waves and of course far more abstract artwork than that. For a quick overview about the software, watch this quick video, or this longer video, and to see some incredible animated images created with it check out the gallery here.

Aurora HDR 2017 and Plotagraph Pro

Plotagraph Pro pairs well with the depth and contrast that you develop in Aurora HDR 2017, so you can create your own truly living photo.

You Get:
Aurora HDR 2017, The world’s most powerful HDR image editor for the Mac.
Plotagraph Pro+ Membership (3 months) – Bring your photos to life, animate from a single JPEG.

Remember to use Coupon Code SGANS_DISC to get the discounted price of $89. Without the coupon, the cost is $99.

For my Premiere students…

In our Advanced classes, we learn to edit a Multicamera sequence, when several cameras have been used, simultaneously.

Today, Rocketstock’s blog has a very interesting article  for an alternative use of Multicamera editing – when using a variety of clips from various shoots. I think you may find it inspiring for a new and efficient workflow. Take a look!
https://www.rocketstock.com/blog/edit-videos-with-multi-cam-sequence/?utm_source=RocketStock+Updates&utm_campaign=11a2cf663f-RS_Blog_Updates_04212017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_74052b2af9-11a2cf663f-429325757

Now is the best time to get the new all-in-one photo organizer, editor,
raw processor, and effects app – ON1 Photo RAW 2017. Order now and get
hundreds of bonus presets!

 

Now is the perfect time to get the new ON1 Photo RAW 2017,

 

 

Limited time offer

Lightning Fast
file browsing, opening, processing, and saving

Non-Destructive Workflow
Copy/paste settings, re-edit, sync across multiple computers without=20
altering the original photo.

New and Faster ON1 Effects
readjust settings in the middle of the stack without turning off=20
filters.

Instant Module Switching
Move between Browse, Develop, and Effects seamlessly with no Apply time.

New Film Strip View
Change which photo you are working on inside of Develop/Effects

New Develop Module
The Home of raw processing, replaces Enhance module.

The next generation of ON1 Photo 10 with NEW Browse, Develop, Effects,
Resize and Layers. – $119

PLUS – ON1 Photo (RAW) 2017 Loyalty Rewards

Over 200 ON1 presets and textures for ON1 Photo RAW 2017, 4+ hours of=20
video training covering multiple photography topics, eBooks, templates,=20
and more! All created by ON1 Gurus. – $200

ON1 Guru Signature Preset Collection

60 additional ON1 Photo RAW presets created by ON1 gurus plus 4=20
follow-along videos! – $30

TOTAL VALUE – $349

ON SALE NOW!

Click Here to Download a Demo or take advantage of this limited time offer!

 

What You Get!

ON1 Photo RAW 2017

The next generation of ON1 Photo 10 with NEW Browse, Develop, Effects, Resize and Layers.

$119

ON1 Photo (RAW) 2017 Loyalty Rewards

Over 200 ON1 presets and textures for ON1 Photo RAW 2017, 4+ hours of video training covering multiple photography topics, eBooks, templates, and more! All created by ON1 Gurus.

$200

ON1 Guru Signature Preset Collection

60 additional ON1 Photo RAW presets created by ON1 gurus plus 4 follow-along videos!

$30

TOTAL VALUE – $349

NOW

New Customers – $99

Upgrade Customers – $79.99

New On1 Photo 2017.1 Released!   April 6th, 2017

This week On1 released an exciting new version of ON1 Photo 2017, and you can try it for free right here! It’s the best new all-in-one photo organizer, editor, raw processor, and effects app built for today’s photographers. It will install side-by-side with older versions of ON1 and includes new versions of Effects, Resize, Browse, Develop, and Layers.

Version 2017.1 is loaded with new features and improvements, and we’re not done yet! We’re adding even more powerful features that our customers are asking for, and those will be free updates coming soon for all product owners.

We also want to let you know we’re extending last month’s Spring Sale through Friday, April 7th, so everyone has a chance to try the new version and still get the best deal. Take advantage of the ON1 Photo 2017 special by Friday and you’ll receive a huge collection of bonus presets. As always, your purchase is backed by our 30-day guarantee so there’s no risk.

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I was just notified that on April 11th, there’s going to be a very cool offer for Luminar by MacPhun.

The offer isn’t live yet – but you can also check out a trial of the software by visiting this link, or clicking on the banner.

Hi guys! So many of you have been interested in some of the amazing professional level image manipulation and improvement programs I’ve shown – but others have asked me if there’s anything out there that just works easily and effectively without a learning curve.

Have I got the software for you!

Photolemur has such tremendous ease of use, and wonderful algorithms! It uses artificial intelligence based on a huge database of adjustments that can be made to an image, along with artificial intelligence to learn your preferred settings – and instantly improves your images without any work on your part at all – or, if you choose, just a little work. In addition, it works on jpeg images AND Raw images!

Watch my demo below and check out Photolemur’s website for more information on the software, it’s various versions, and it’s availability for both Windows and Macintosh computers.

 


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