From Around the Internet
A selection of interesting photography related resources from the internet.
DxO, which develops the excellent PhotoLab and PureRAW software, along with my favourite editor, the Nik Collection, has announced support for additional cameras and lenses. If you use these products, you now have access to more than 75,000 camera and lens combinations. DxO has also synchronized its Optics Modules across the full range of its software. Previously you would find differences in supported cameras and lenses depending on the software you were using. For me, this is a big improvement and something that I’ve wanted to see for a while.
New Nik Version
I also noticed that the Nik Collection 5.2 was available the other day. For some reason my existing software didn’t alert me to the update. More importantly it’s fixed a very annoying problem. After upgrading the Nik Collection to v5.1, I was experiencing regular crashes in three of the plugins (Viveza, Silver Efex and Color Efex). This would happen when I worked quickly using the sliders or Control Points. Having upgraded to version 5.2 the problem has vanished.
If you’ve had similar problems, log into your account on the DxO website and download the latest Nik installation.
The latest issue of Photography News is now available to read online using the link below. You will find lots of interesting stories including the release of the new Fuji X-H2 with a 40Mpixel sensor and 160Mpixel high resolution mode. I’m hoping this will find its way into the Fuji XT5 when it’s announced.
And if you are interested in the Fuji X-H2 specification and performance, I found another article on DPReview https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/fujifilm-x-h2-initial-review.
Recently, I noticed a surge in visitors to one of my older YouTube videos explaining How to Manage your photos using ACDSee. Initially I couldn’t work out why. But then I spotted that they had released a free photo browser which you can download from this page of their website.
I’ve installed the software on an aging Windows PC and it’s excellent. It appears to have the same features as the photo manager in their full software (covered in my video). Unfortunately, it’s only available for Windows, but if you are a Windows user looking for an excellent free photo manager, this could be it.
Do you like photographs of abandoned places and things? If so, you might like this collection on Instagram. There aren’t too many posts yet, but I have seen new photos being added from time to time.
I don’t do much phone photography but probably should given that my phone’s always in my pocket. Whilst this video was published by Apple, and promotes the capabilities of their phones, it still has some useful tips. See if it inspires you to get your phone out more often.