Pixelmator Shares Free Photo Presets From Professional Photographers

· Andrew Orr · Cool Stuff Found

Pixelmator wrote on Thursday that it will share three collections of color adjustment presets. These have been each designed by a photographer and shared for free. Paolo Baretta’s style is “characterized by cold delicate colors and a nostalgic, intimate mood, uniting my empathy with the loneliness of the human being.” Oladimeji Odunsi’s style is “more of people and portraits because I get to represent the part of the community I’m from and my style tries to include more vibrant colours/tones, contrasts and shadows.” Finally, Lan Nguyen’s style is “I don’t have a particular style since I’m very versatile, but the photos that I post on social media can fit in categories like: magical / dreamy / fantasy.”

Photo Editor ‘Darkroom’ Adds Support for Apple ProRAW

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Darkroom has added support for Apple’s ProRAW format in its latest update, version 5.1. But that’s not all, other updates include: Added the Tone Map slider for ProRAW photos; Added option to the Library grid to toggle the thumbnails between fit and fill on iPad; Added the Rotate Clockwise option to the Library photo actions; Added the Show in Recents option to the Photo context menu; Updated Context menus to have grouping to make them easier to read. For subscribers, Darkroom also added three new app icons to celebrate the major stylistic eras of the Mac.

Photo Editor ‘Darkroom’ Adds Support for Apple ProRAW

VSCO Shares its 2020 Year in Review With Top Trends

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VSCO 2020 year in review photos

VSCO has shared its 2020 Year in Review, exploring the top trends it saw throughout the year like popular hashtags and photo presets. For example, the top third preset of 2020 was B1, aka B&W Classic. That’s my favorite VSCO preset for black and white photography and I have a feeling I was partially responsible for pushing it to the top.

Without the pressure of public likes and comments on VSCO, we saw our community share their most raw and true moments, and how creativity helped them to get through this year’s ups and downs.

Pixelmator Photo 1.5 Update Supports Apple ProRAW

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Pixelmator Photo 1.5 brings a ton of new features, including support for Apple’s ProRAW photo format we’ll see in iOS 14.3. Here are other features: Adjust the tonal curve directly in your photos – tap the On-Image Curves button, then drag up in your photo to lighten those areas, or down to darken them; The Shadows and Highlights sliders will be able to recover much more detail than before; Support for the new, native iOS color picker means you’ll be able to pick colors more quickly and easily; You can now tap the histogram to switch between the RGB and Luminance histograms; plus more improvements and a bug fix.

Pixelmator Photo 1.5 Update Supports Apple ProRAW

VSCO Gets Dark Mode and a Blur Tool

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VSCO light mode logo

Photography company VSCO announced on Wednesday a redesigned in-app studio experience for photographers with new tools.

Adobe Lightroom Adds Support for M1 Macs, ProRAW

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Adobe lightroom logo

Adobe Lightroom is now a native app for M1 Macs and supports Apple’s ProRAW photo format it will release in iOS 14.3 for iPhone 12 Pro/Pro Max.

As we’re getting started on desktop Arm / Apple M1, we’ll continue to optimize for Arm and M1 in subsequent releases. And if you’re on an Intel based computer, don’t worry…we’ll continue to invest in and improve Lightroom for you too.

VSCO Camera Relaunched as Members-Only Tool

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Visual Supply Company’s VSCO Camera is being relaunched as a members-only tool with new camera options. Capture modes like Burst, Retro, Prism, and DSCO give you different effects to inspire your creativity. Burst is burst mode to quickly take a bunch of photos at once; Retro gives you lens flares and muted colors; DSCO lets you create a GIF, and Prism superimposes your photos on top of each other with “double vision.” I have to say though that while I like VSCO’s presets for photography, I’ve never had an interest in using its camera. But to be fair I don’t use Halide anymore either; instead the iPhone’s built-in camera app is good enough for me, especially with ProRAW in the future.

Serif Offers 30% off Affinity Photo, Affinity Designer, Affinity Publisher

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Serif’s products are popular alternatives to those of Adobe. For Black Friday 2020 the company is offering people a 30% discount for its Affinity products on iPadOS and macOS. It’s Mac apps are all available for US$34.99 while its iPadOS apps are on sale for US$13.99, although Affinity Publisher is a Mac-only product.

Serif Offers 30% off Affinity Photo, Affinity Designer, Affinity Publisher

A Review of iPhone 12 Pro Max Photography

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iPhone 12 pro max sensor difference

The developers behind camera app Halide examined the iPhone 12 Pro Max photography, as well as that of the iPhone 12 mini.

We had an advanced look at the Pro Max specs, but to recap, it has: A 47% larger sensor A faster ƒ/1.6 lens; A brand-new ‘sensor shift’ stabilization system for low-light; ISO sensitivity is 87% higher; A new telephoto lens, reaching a new length of 65mm (full-frame equivalent)

I’ve been under the impression that the iPhone 12 Pro also had the bigger sensor, but it sounds like it’s limited to the Pro Max. Now I’m sad.

Balloons, Oil, Glow Sticks, Shot on iPhone 12

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Image from iPhone 12 home experiments Video.

Apple commissioned a video for its “Shot on iPhone 12” series where Donghoon J. and James T of Incite use common household materials to create abstract art. We start at 00:22 using balloons and the camera’s Slo-Mo, oil and water at 01:40 to show the colors rendered in Dolby Vision, and ending on glow sticks and the camera’s Night mode at 03:00. Like all of these videos, it’s a neat way to show off the iPhone’s capabilities. The song is “Patty Cake” by Captain Planet.

iPhone 12 Pro Camera Scores 128 in DxOMark Review

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Closeup of the iPhone 12 Pro camera.

The iPhone 12 Pro camera received a score of 128 in a review by DxOMark. This places the camera in fourth place.

With a DXOMARK Camera overall score of 128, the Apple iPhone 12 Pro makes it into the top five in our ranking, improving on last year’s 11 Pro Max by four points and replacing it as the best Apple device in our database. The overall score is founded on a high Photo score of 135 and a very good Video score of 112. With a score of 66, Zoom is the area where the iPhone 12 Pro loses some points against the best in class, mainly due to its tele-lens offering only a 2x optical magnification.

Photo Editor ‘Darkroom’ is Ready for M1

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Darkroom M1 app features

The latest in the wave of M1-ready Mac apps is Darkroom, a photo management and editing app.

Everything is updated to reflect the new macOS Big Sur aesthetic with native components like the new translucent sidebar and native window toolbars. We also optimized all interactions for mouse, trackpad, & keyboard input, sparing no detail in making Darkroom feel at home on the Mac.

Mimeo Photos Introduces Tabletop Decor, Limited Edition Photo Ornaments

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Mimeo Photos has introduced two new photo products: Tabletop decor and limited edition photo ornaments perfect for the holidays. Photo Ornaments: For a limited time, choose from eight personalized photo ornaments available in materials like acrylic, metal and rustic wood in a variety of festive shapes and sizes. Tabletop Decor: The new collection features four different options of Tabletop Decor available in a variety of materials, including acrylic, metal and more, that arrive ready to display. Simply pick your favorite moments and make some room on your work-from-home desk, end table, or shelf.

Mimeo Photos Introduces Tabletop Decor, Limited Edition Photo Ornaments