Category: Articles Published

Adobe Capture CC Review

I’ve just published a review of Adobe’s Capture CC at Download.com. The app for iOS and Android bridges the real world with the digital, allowing designers and artists to sample textures, colors, fonts, and materials using a device’s camera, and then pass those to Adobe applications such as Photoshop and Illustrator. Capture CC is a ...

Backups for Busy Creatives at CreativePro

It may not be an exciting topic, but it’s a necessary one: backups. You know you need them, and maybe you have some pieces of a backup system in place, but it can take a lot of figuring to come up with a good plan, so you may have put it off. (Speaking from experience, ...

Revisiting the HomePod at the Seattle Times

My editors at The Seattle Times get me. In my latest Practical Mac column, I take another look at the Apple HomePod, and what made me decide to buy one for my living room after owning a Sonos for years (which isn’t being retired, just moved to my home office): Why I bought a HomePod ...

First Look: Luminar 3 with Libraries

After more than a year of promising a digital asset manager (DAM) in Luminar, Skylum is about to release Luminar 3 with Libraries, an update that starts the application on the road to the DAM, but isn't quite there yet.

Premiere Rush Review at Download.com

Do you look at YouTube videos and think, "Jeez, I could do that!" Adobe thinks you can, too, using its new Premiere Rush application for Mac, Windows, and iOS.

Fixing Dust and Artifacts in Lightroom

There’s a unique feeling in your gut when you come back from a great photo shoot, basking in the beauty of a glorious sunrise or sunset, and then you view your photos onscreen and…spots. Dust spots. They’re everywhere. You couldn’t see them on the camera’s LCD, but now they’re all you can see. What to ...

Fun with Depth Map Photos

When you shoot a Portrait Mode photo on an iPhone, the camera generates a depth map, which is a representation of which objects are closer or farther from the camera’s lens. Apple uses that depth map to identify the background in an image and add simulated blur to give the effect of a shallower depth ...

What’s New in Lightroom Classic CC 8.0

In addition to releasing Lightroom CC 2.0 (which I wrote about at DPReview earlier this week), Adobe released Lightroom Classic CC 8.0, an update to the desktop-focused version of Lightroom. Over at CreativePro, I look at what’s new in this version, including the cool HDR Panorama and Depth Range Masking features. The depth-map image of ...

Photo Browser Utilities for Mac

I write often about photo tools such as Lightroom and Apple’s Photos (and soon, Luminar), but sometimes those big applications are overkill for photographers who just want a simple way to review and cull their photos. Perhaps you keep your images filed in folders on your computer. Or, like my PhotoActive Podcast co-host Kirk McElhearn, ...

Lightroom CC 2.0, and Where Is It Headed?

Adobe announced its new lineup of software at the annual Adobe MAX event today. There are new versions of Photoshop, InDesign, XD, and a new intriguing video-editing app called Premiere Rush that I want to try. For my part, I’m most interested in what’s new with Lightroom CC 2.0 and Lightroom Classic CC 8.0. For ...