In part one of this two-part series, we explore various options available for local backup. Backing up is a critical – not optional – part of your photo storage strategy, and here we’ll cover the options from the most basic to the more complex.
Dawn or dusk is the best time to shoot cityscapes, but the best natural light and the best city lights don't happen at the same time. You can make your cityscapes pop though when you blend several shots of the same scene together.
This is a simple test of how DxO OpticsPro 10 and its new DxO ClearView tool fares with a very hazy image, and a comparison to assess how best to achieve equivalent or similar anti-haze results with each of each of Aperture, Lightroom and Capture One Pro.
Adobe Lightroom CC (no longer Adobe Photoshop Lightroom) is available for download, and my favorite new features are tiny ones… but they bring the file organization workflow just a little closer to what we had in Aperture.
One of the great features in Aperture (but not iPhoto) was the ability to merge libraries. There isn’t a merge feature in Photos, but there is a workaround. This will be critical to know if you want to play with Photos today, then later combine this with your existing Aperture or iPhoto libraries.
The Adjustment Brush in Lightroom is quite powerful and in my opinion much more versatile then the brushes in Aperture. By turning on Auto Mask the brush can detect edges and apply a variety of effects with great precision. This has allowed me to avoid round tripping many of my images into Photoshop saving me time. This has quickly become my favorite feature I’ve gained since moving to Lightroom.