Adobe MAX This Week!   October 15th, 2017

 

This week, Adobe is having it’s Adobe MAX conference in Las Vegas, NV. I’ll be working as a Teaching Assistant for several classes, and according to the conference schedule, anticipate being kept VERY busy for the week! I’m looking forward to it, very much – and anticipate I’ll be “paying” for the worthwhile time with some exhaustion for the entire following week!

For those of you trying to reach me this week, either via the blog, our Facebook page ((2) AYM 4 Training – Home), our Twitter Account (AYM 4 Training (@aym4training) | Twitter)

I do hope that some or many of my students and colleagues will be attending this event, and if so, please seek me out – I’d love to see you! I’ve been assigned to TA the classes named
B342 – Photoshop Magic: Making Brushes to Speed Up Your Workflow, and B341 – Photoshop+After Effects = Awesomeness (multiple bookings of each in my schedule). I’ll also be attending other classes with some of my favorite speakers/writers and Adobe Evangelists.

I hope to see you at the conference, if you can make it, and I’ll do my best to respond to questions and such, as time allows. Have a great week!

 

 

Aurora HDR 2018 will be released on September 28th. Until then, you can buy it for Windows and Mac at a Discounted price PLUS BONUSES!

Pre-Order Pricing:

  • Current users of Aurora HDR may upgrade at a special pre-order price of $49 ($59 MSRP)
  • New users can purchase Aurora HDR 2018 at a special pre-order price of $89 ($99 MSRP)
  • A collection of bonuses will also be included with every purchase.

Pre-Order Bonuses:

  • Trey Ratcliff Deep Dive video (HDR Training by Trey Ratcliff)
  • Travel Photography Tutorials by Matt Granger (2 hours of tips, tricks and techniques to capture the best travel photos)
  • Source Brackets (5 sets of HDR brackets)
  • 3-month Zenfolio Pro website, including a complementary design consultation. $60 value.

Aurora HDR 2018 works for your RAW files, your single-shot (non-HDR) photos, as a stand-alone app OR as a Photoshop Plugin.

Take Advantage of this new release at a Discount by ordering before the release, before 9/28/17!

 

Many of my students and clients know that resizing digital photographs to a larger size with any kind of clarity is nearly impossible. That is – anybody who didn’t use Genuine Fractals in the past, which became a part of the On1 Suite of products a few years ago.

On1 Resize 2017 uses a fractal algorithm to resize images to MUCH larger sizes, while maintaining, and in many cases, improving the clarity of the image.

New customers can purchase On1 Resize 2017 for $20 off the $79.99 MSRP through the end of September, 2017 – that’s $59.99 for the best, high quality photo enlargements possible!

To learn more, please click here – and claim your discount now!

  • Get the industry standard for photo enlargements and keep all the sharpness and detail in your photos
  • New Browse module included for finding, culling, organizing your photo library
  • Easily prepare your photos for print, even mobile phone images!
  • Works as a plug-in for Photoshop & Lightroom and as a standalone app
  • You also get a free upgrade to the next version coming this year!

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The pre-order of Aurora HDR 2018 starts on September 12th for both Windows and Mac Versions!

About Aurora HDR:

Aurora HDR is not just a tool for merging bracketed images, it also provides numerous tools and countless options to create perfect HDR photos for every taste – from one-click presets and advanced tone-mapping, to layers, noise reduction and powerful luminosity masking controls.

Offer Availability:

Aurora HDR 2018 will be availabe for pre-order on September 12, and released on September 28.

Pre-Order Pricing:

  • Current users of Aurora HDR may upgrade at a special pre-order price of $49 ($59 MSRP)
  • New users can purchase Aurora HDR 2018 at a special pre-order price of $89 ($99 MSRP)
  • A collection of bonuses will also be included with every purchase.

Pre-Order Bonuses:

  • Trey Ratcliff Deep Dive video
  • Travel Photography Tutorial by Matt Granger
  • Source Brackets
  • 3-month Zenfolio Pro website, including a complementary design consultation. $60 value.

What’s new in Aurora HDR 2018:

  • Next-generation Tone Mapping – A new smart Tone Mapping algorithm automatically reduces noise, and produces more realistic and natural initial results.
  • Mac and Windows versions – Aurora HDR 2018 is available both for Mac and PC users, enabling mixed-computer households to share the same product key.
  • Lens Correction Tool* – The new Lens Correction filter easily fixes all kinds of lens distortion, from barrel and pincushion to chromatic aberration and vignetting.
  • Transform Tool* – Easily scale, rotate and shift your image to better fit your vision.
  • Dodge & Burn Filter – Selectively lighten or darken specific areas of an image to artfully direct your viewer’s eye towards the key subject of your image, similar to a traditional darkroom technique.
  • HDR Enhance Filter – Adds details and clarity to an image, adjusting colors, details and contrast without creating artificial halos or other problems.
  • User Interface – A new, modern and responsive user interface brings a powerful, yet  joyful experience to HDR photo editing.
  • History Panel – An easy-to-reference list of edits made to your image, the History panel allows you to click on any editing step to revert the photo to an earlier stage of editing.
  • Touch Bar support for Mac – Aurora HDR 2018 adds Touch Bar support to give new MacBook Pro users fast access to key editing features and speed up their workflow.
  • Image Flip and Rotate* – Perfect for correcting photos with incorrect horizons or making creative compositions or other stylistic changes to an image.
  • IMPROVED:  New Structure Algorithm – The re-developed Structure tool allows you to adjust detail and clarity of an image to get a classic HDR effect with great detail or a smoother effect with less details.
  • IMPROVED: RAW handling – An improved RAW conversion brings out more details in shadows/highlights, displays colors more accurately and reduces noise in RAW files.
  • IMPROVED: Crop tool update – Now specify custom crop sizes for even more versatility.
  • IMPROVED: Speed – Faster merging and masking performance, improvement in RAW image processing.

* Lens Correction and Transform tools, as well as image flip and rotate will be available in the Mac version at launch, and arrive in the PC version with the first free update in the beginning of October. Other tools and features that are currently available for Mac only would be added to PC version by the end of the year.

Luminar is a new universal all-in-one photo app designed to tackle anyone’s photography needs, ranging from correcting challenging image problems to artful stylizing. Sporting a totally unique user interface that adapts to your needs and skills, tons of one-click presets for instant results and a vast number of image processing filters and tools, Luminar may be the last photo software you ever buy. It’s photo editing, reimagined for all of us. Experience it today at www.macphun.com .

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 evolving to be more complicated.

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 Mac across the entire span of customers, from Smartphone users to Pros.

  • ?  New photographers and mobile shooters who don’t often use their Mac for editing will appreciate a simple approach using one-click presets and universal tools like cropping, noise reduction, and image healing.
  • ?  Casual photographers may start with those same presets, but will soon “graduate” to using Luminar’s purpose-built workspaces that offer uniquely tailored tools which achieve great results quickly.
  • ?  For passionate enthusiasts and professionals, workspaces and the full gamut of editing tools such as brushes, layers, blending modes, texture overlays, an editing history menu and much more herald a new generation of advanced photo editing possibilities.

  Retail price

MacPhun Luminar is currently still a Mac product, but don’t forget – the Windows version is in PUBLIC BETA, NOW! Please check it out here.

 

On1 Photo RAW 2017.6

For those who don’t yet have On1Photo – On1 is offering a 50% off sale – Ending August 31st! Price for everything below is just $49.99!!!
On1 Photo RAW is not JUST for RAW files – the power of this app extends WAY beyond RAW, and will do a BEAUTIFUL job of giving you creative control over your jpeg files, even files from your Camera Phone!

Here’s what you get with this free offer!

ON1 Photo RAW 2017.6

The next generation of ON1 with NEW Browse, Develop, Effects, Resize, and Layers. – $119.99

ON1 Master Course: Landscape Photography Workflow & ON1 Photo RAW 2017.6

Learn how to bring your landscapes to life with Matt Kloskowski’s workflow in ON1 Photo RAW 2017.6. View details » – $49.99

Portrait & Studio Photography Video Course

This video series by ON1 gurus Liz LePage & Hudson Henry covers everything you need to know about Portrait & Studio Photography. View details » – $29.99

Hudson Henry Core Landscape ON1 Presets

10 fundamental presets for every landscape photographer to add to their collection, packaged with a special instructional video for how to create your own similar styles for your photos. View details » – $14.99

Hudson Henry Core Portrait ON1 Presets

10 fundamental presets for every portrait photographer to add to their collection, packaged with a special intructional video for how to create your own beautiful styles for your photos. View details » – $14.99

TOTAL VALUE – $229.95

YOUR PRICE: $49.99

ON1 Photo RAW! Version 2017.6, is a free update for product owners, is available for immediate download.ON1 Photo RAW 2017.6 includes more new features, speed improvements, and many other updates. In addition, we’ve included many fixes for issues reported by ON1 customers.

Mac OS X:
http://ononesoft.cachefly.net/photoraw2017/mac/3844/ON1_Photo_RAW_2017.dmg

Windows:
http://ononesoft.cachefly.net/photoraw2017/win/3844/ON1_Photo_RAW_2017.exe

What’s new in ON1 Photo RAW 2017.6:

– Fast Preview Mode — When you have just come back from a shoot and you want to dive in a view hundreds or even thousands of photos, Fast Preview Mode lets you rip through them faster than anything. No need to catalog them first.

– Browse Performance Improvements — We have made Browsing ever faster than it was! It loads thumbnails and fit-screen previews faster and it remembers more so that it will be even faster than next time you view the same photos.

– Cataloged Folders — Indexed folders, one of the most powerful features in Browse, have grown-up into Cataloged Folders. Your cataloged folders are scanned and kept up-to-date automatically. Large previews are generated in the background to make browsing much faster too. The powerful database behind Cataloged Folders enabled fast searching and viewing across folders and drives.

– Kelvin Color Temp — When processing RAW photos, the color temperature range is now measured in Kelvin degrees, giving you a larger and more accurate range to make adjustments.

– Rotate Photos Anywhere — Now you can rotate photos in any view in Browse, Develop or Effects.

– Compressed Photoshop Files — When you export or create Photoshop PSD files, they are now losslessly compressed, making them half the size they used to be.

– Other Improvements — Zooming and panning the photo is more intuitive. The Crop tool now remembers the last used used crop settings

– Photo Via improvements — Updated support for new Google and Dropbox sign-in versions. updated, labels improved, bugs fixed.

– Increased the maximum amount of motion blur.

– Added Lens Correction for fixed-lens cameras.

– Added support for the Canon 6D Mark II, Olympus TG-5, Nikon D7500, Leica TL2, Canon Rebel SL2/200D

– Other bug fixes and performance improvements

Happy World Photography Day!!!   August 19th, 2017

It’s a day to celebrate the beautiful art of Photography, and to honor it, MacPhun has written an fascinating article named 20 Photography Facts

Remember, MacPhun has a few GREAT apps for editing your photos after you’ve shot them.

MacPhun Luminar Neptune – a powerful image editor  – always available for Mac, and now in Public Beta for Windows – and

MacPhun Aurora HDR 2018 – entering pre-order on 9/12/17, and being released on 9/28/17 – both Mac and a new Windows version

Go out, Get Photos, Make Your Memories!!!

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.

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hurry – this deal ends at midnight PDT!

From June 27-June 30, 2017 MacPhun is offering Aurora HDR 2017 for it’s lowest prices ever!

Pricing as low as:

  • $39 for Aurora HDR 2016 users (instead of $49)
  • $59 for Aurora HDR Basic/AppStore users(instead of $59)
  • $79 for all new users(instead of $99).

You Get:

  • Aurora HDR 2017 – The most awarded HDR photo editor for Mac
  • Trey’s Expansion Preset Pack – 26 presets from Pro Photographe and HDR guru, Trey Ratcliff


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