Tag: lightroom

The best photo editing apps for your smartphone

Who hasn’t experienced this situation before? You’re at some place taking a picture of the perfect moment. Of course, you want to share the snapshot right away. But who’d post an unedited picture these days? Right, nobody! But obviously in such moments you don’t have your laptop at hand. So you need to edit without ...

Lightroom tips and tricks

Hey guys, If you enjoy taking pictures a lot and work with your camera intensively, there’ll be no way around image editing sooner or later. Maybe, as you play around with colors, brightness and contrasts, you will discover one more passion – at least that’s what happened to me. 😉 While editing you get the ...

Sculptures or photo spot?

Hey guys, Today I’d like to take you for a little walk to Burgenland, to be more precise, to Sankt Margarethen. The village has a quarry and a sculpture park where you can take some longer walks with interesting things to see. Several big pieces of art made of stone are spread all over the ...

Hey guys,  Today I’d like to show you some YouTube channels which, in my opinion, offer some very informative and interesting videos about photography and image editing! To all people and fashion fans I recommend Jessica Kobeissi. This young photographer from Detroit regularly shares “behind-the-scenes”-videos of her shootings, which have often inspired me for my ...

Sigma sd Quattro RAW development: what’s better, SPP or Lightroom?

I’ve tinkered with Sigma sd Quattro’s DNG support for quite some time now. On paper it’s great to have the option to develop Sigma RAWs in other programs. But what can you expect if you shoot DNGs with your sd Quattro and subsequently develop them in Lightroom? Is it silly to expect an equivalent output ...

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Workflow: Less noise through sharpening with the adjustment brush tool

In the past I almost always sharpened the entire image. Sometimes right in Sigma Photo Pro (SPP), sometimes also in Lightroom after I’d developed the X3Fs and exported them as 16 bit TIFFs. However, since I started taking pictures of birds with the 150-600mm Contemporary lens, I’ve been sharpening increasingly with the adjustment brush tool ...

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Foveon workflow: Blue Channel trick for Quattro cameras by using X3F Tools?

Since the blue channel trick doesn’t work with Quattro X3Fs, I tried to find out last week if there’s an alternative to SPP and that particular workflow. Just as a reminder: The blue channel trick is a workflow in SPP used for the conversion of Marrill X3F into black-and-white in order to reduce noise. This ...

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Foveon workflow: Looking for the Blue Channel trick for Quattro cameras

The “blue channel trick“ is a workflow in Sigma Photo Pro (SPP) that clearly increases the usable sensitivity range of Merrill Foveon sensors. The “trick” is actually not a trick as you use the tools that are included in SPP anyway and that you can find easily. The only thing you’ve got to do is ...

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Foveon Workflow: How to increase High-ISO headroom for color photography?

As I announced a couple of days ago, today I’ll present a workflow that further increases the High-ISO range of Merrill and Quattro Foveon sensors when taking color pictures. In contrast to the blue channel workflow, which is able to improve noise performance in black-and-white images almost without any side-effects, this particular workflow is a ...

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Lightroom 6 and the GPU deceleration

When I updated from Lightroom 3.5 to 5.6 at the start of last year, I noticed after just a few photos that the new version is running more slowly on my PC. In fact, a new version of an image editing software should be optimized and perform better than the old one. At least, if ...