One major disappointment with Apple's iOS version of iPhoto is its total disconnect with the Mac edition -- which is why we're excited to see Adobe teasing a version of Lightroom for iOS, which includes the ability to sync to the desktop.
One-tap, Instagram-style filter apps are a dime a dozen, so why not give your photos a unique look by actually lifting objects off of their background instead? That’s the premise behind PopAGraph, a slickly produced image editing app for the iPhone. PopAGraph uses Photoshop-style masking tools to separate key objects from an image, making them "pop" away from the background to create a 3D-style effect. It’s a clever trick and the developers do a good job of pulling it off.
If you don't need the full power of Adobe's Photoshop or Premiere Pro software, Elements is a great, inexpensive way to focus on the basics -- and they're now better than ever thanks to all-new versions.
While Adobe Photoshop is the image editor of choice for many Mac users, its high price keeps it from being an option for many of us -- so the news that free alternative GIMP now comes with a Mac OS X installer is like music to our ears.
Adobe Systems is having a big week, shipping Creative Suite 6 on Monday and Creative Cloud expected on Friday, but in-between they’ve quietly slipped Photoshop Lightroom 4 into the Mac App Store, marking their fourth title to land on Apple’s virtual store shelves.
Aperture comes with 22 different adjustment tools that you can use on your photos to improve or otherwise alter them. However, you may find that you need to modify many shots in the same way to keep them consistent with one another. They could be part of the same photo shoot, or perhaps you need to create a specific look for a particular project. Whatever the reason, applying the same multiple adjustments to each and every image can be extremely tedious and is definitely not something to look forward to.
The bleach bypass process, as it’s used now, is associated with bright, desaturated images with heightened contrast. It works well with distressed or urban subjects, but it can also produce striking portraits too.
It gets its name from the days of color film, where the silver in the film emulsion is washed away (bleached) when the dyes that make up the final color image are formed. If the silver isn’t bleached, you get a color and a black and white image combined. You can simulate this by creating a duplicate, black-and-white version of the image on a new layer and blending it with Multiply mode.