Bring the Noise: AI De-Noise Software
In my latest Smarter Image column for Popular Photography, I look at how AI-assisted de-noising tools can make you a better photographer while you're shooting.
What’s New in Luminar 4.3
Skylum recently released Luminar 4.3, the first update to the Mac and Windows photo-editing software that goes beyond what's covered in my book The Photographer's Guide to Luminar 4. Here's what's new.
Picktorial 4.0 Review
For Mac users who want more than the built-in Photos app, but aren’t wedded to the Lightroom ecosystem, there are now several photo editing application alternatives. One of those is Picktorial, a Mac-only app with sophisticated image editing and organization features. At Macworld, I review the latest version, Picktorial 4.0, paying attention to the search ...
Alien Skin Exposure X3 Review
Exposure X3 is a good alternative to Adobe Lightroom, though I found a few quibbles. Read my review at DPReview.
Affinity Photo for iPad Review
As someone who’s been using the iPad for editing and working with photos since the very beginning, even I was surprised by how capable Affinity Photo for iPad is. The power of the iPad Pro makes a big difference, yes, but Serif has delivered a full-featured image editor that doesn’t feel compromised. Over at DPReview, ...
Picking Up the Slack in The Seattle Times
No, this isn't a critique of the Seattle Times. In this case, I'm talking about Slack the communications software.
Joe Kissell’s Take Control of Parallels Desktop 12
This is no longer a new idea, but I still feel a twinge of amazement when I can run Windows on my Mac. In the dark ages, the divide between Mac and Windows computers was almost too wide, and we relied on methods of sharing data that were like running across fraying rope bridges. Now, ...
Why Bad Bugs Hit Good People (Link)
Apple has had a great and terrible week. It announced 10 million new iPhones sold during the first weekend they were available, but then got blindsided by a bug in iOS 8.0.1 that killed cellular connections and TouchID for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus devices. That would seem like something that would come up ...