In this episode of “The Complete Picture,” Julieanne Kost demonstrates enhancing light in Adobe Lightroom’s Develop module to enhance your photographs using color and tonality to change the mood and atmosphere of an image. We all know that the goal is to capture the best photograph in camera, not enhancing light using post processing tricks, but […]

The first opening of the box, and firing up for the first video recording from the new Olympus OMD EM5 Mark II. As you would expect, not perfect without reading the manual, but intuitive and quite acceptable all the same. A testament to Olympus designing an excellent consumer camera that on the surface appears to […]

Our friend Brian Griffith advises us today that Iridient Developer 3.0 beta 3 is now available for download: http://www.iridientdigital.com/products/iridientdeveloper_download_v3beta.html “This is a pre-release version of Iridient Developer 3. it may be unstable or lack features that will be be included in the final release. Some functionality may change before the final 3.0 release. This beta […]

Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 4K Frame Grab Instructions from Mark Toal on Vimeo. My friend Panasonic Rep Mark Toal put together this excellent tutorial video on how to “extract” or “frame grab” one of the 8MP still JPG frames from the 4k video stream of Panasonic’s latest 4k capable still cameras, the bargain priced FZ1000 and […]

With the release of OS X Yosemite later this year, Apple will cease the development of its professional photo editing application, Aperture. Bummer.  Users of Aperture will be transitioned to Photos, a new app that was introduced during the Apple WWDC keynote recently. The new Photos application integrates many of the advanced photo editing features that were previously found […]

For those of you not yet convinced about using a mirrorless camera for your hybrid storytelling, Nikon comes to the party with the new Nikon D810.  More evolutionary than revolutionary, the Nikon D810 features: Product Highlights 36.3MP FX-Format CMOS Sensor No Optical Low Pass Filter EXPEED 4 Image Processor 3.2″ 1,229k-Dot LCD Monitor Full HD 1080p Video at 60/30/24 fps […]

It looks like Brian Griffith has updated my favorite RAW converter, Iridient Developer, to work almost seamlessly now with Lightroom. This is fantastic news! Dublin fine art photographer and Lightroom presets developer Thomas Fitzgerald has done a very informative video above that walks you through how to setup both Adobe Lightroom and Iridient Developer. Being able to […]

Finally, the Fat Lady is warming up her voice.  I’ve felt for some time that there were better RAW conversion options on the market than Adobe Camera Raw, which is natively supported by Lightroom.  DxO Optics Pro is one of those.  However, the round trip out and back into Lightroom to edit in an external editor […]

Using Iridient Developer and Lightroom for Processing Fujifilm X-Trans Files from Thomas Fitzgerald on Vimeo. This fairly lengthy video tutorial shows Thomas Fitzgerald’s process and workflow for working with both Lightroom, and Iridient Developer to get the optimum quality from Fuji X-Trans files.   This is the same workflow that I use myself, Iridient Developer […]

Perspective Warp in Photoshop CC 14.2 01-24-2014 Uwe Steinmueller in Photoshop Perspective distortions are hard to avoid if you photograph buildings and some scenery. That is why perspective corrections are a standard part of many raw converters and, of course, Photoshop. • Lightroom: Upright and perspective transformations • Photoshop: Perspective crop and perspective transform • DxO […]

From Photography Life: Longitudinal Chromatic Aberration Longitudinal Chromatic Aberration, also known as “LoCA” or “bokeh fringing”, occurs when different wavelengths of color do not converge at the same point after passing through a lens, as illustrated below: Lenses with Longitudinal Chromatic Aberration problems can show fringing around objects throughout the image, even in the center. […]

Uwe Steinmueller | 10-7-2013 From: Digital Outback Photo Integrating PhotoNinja With Lightroom, and how best to use it. Our standard image organizer and raw converter is Lightroom 5. But there are cases where we prefer to use other raw converters for some images and cameras. For our Nikon D800 and the Fuji X-Trans cameras we really like […]

Iridient Digital has released Version 2.2 of its Iridient Developer RAW conversion software (formally known simply as RAW Developer).  RAW Developer has been Brian’s product since the early first versions those many years ago.  Though RAW Developer has evolved over time into today’s Iridient Developer,  it has not lost any of the original product’s charm. […]