PhotoSweeper – cleaning up photo libraries

PhotoSweeper – cleaning up photo libraries PhotoSweeper - cleaning up photo libraries

Why I use the Fisheye-Hemi plugin

Why I use the Fisheye-Hemi plugin Why I use the Fisheye-Hemi plugin

ArcSoft Portrait+ plugin V3

ArcSoft Portrait+ plugin V3 ArcSoft Portrait+ plugin V3

Is digital too easy? – that film thing (again)

Is digital too easy? – that film thing (again) Is digital too easy? - that film thing (again)

DxO Optics Pro V9.5 adds integration with Lightroom

DxO Optics Pro V9.5 adds integration with Lightroom DxO Optics Pro V9.5 adds integration with Lightroom

Autopano Giga update to V3.5

Autopano Giga update to V3.5 Autopano Giga update to V3.5

PhotoSweeper – cleaning up photo libraries

Selected items in a collection of images

Remove and sort duplicate or similar images in your image libraries

I get to look at a lot of bits of photo software, which vary widely in function and usability.

A (Mac) application that will quickly sort through Lightroom, Aperture and iPhoto image libraries, or folders of images and locate duplicates and similar files (by [...]

Why I use the Fisheye-Hemi plugin

Looking upwards, under the main tower ay Lincoln cathedral

A quick example of fisheye lens ‘correction’

Fisheye lenses are great, with their extreme wide angle and their distinctive perspective.

Note that I don’t call it a ‘distortion’ since it’s an inherant feature of the way that a wide angle view is projected in this particular lens design.

I now use the excellent Canon EF [...]

ArcSoft Portrait+ plugin V3

using portrait+ on an image

Face detection software simplifies portrait retouching

A photoshop plugin and standalone program Portrait Plus from Arcsoft that automates many aspects of portrait retouching. (45% discount Jun/Jul 2014 – see below)

Regular readers may know, that here at Northlight Images, we specifically don’t do portrait or wedding work at all, since we’re out and out commercial [...]

Is digital too easy? – that film thing (again)

OM2n and canon 1Ds

If digital photography is too easy, then you are not trying hard enough.

Why take those pictures?

Has digital photography taken the ‘real skills’ out of photography? I’m very much inclined to say no, but it has made it more difficult for many people to know why they are taking photos and what they [...]

DxO Optics Pro V9.5 adds integration with Lightroom

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DxO Optics Pro V9.5 adds much tighter integration with Lightroom

I’ve used DxO Optics Pro for many years as an alternative RAW camera file processing engine. With the latest update it now works much more tightly with Adobe Lightroom.

My most recent in-depth review looked at V9.1 of the software, running as a stand-alone package. [...]

Autopano Giga update to V3.5

100 degree FOV stitched image

Updated panoramic stitching software

This article is covers the new version of the software V3.5, which improves a number of aspects, such as its detection of matches in overlapping images.

I’ve written fairly detailed reviews of Autopano Giga elsewhere, if you’re new to the software: V2.6, V3.0

The major features of V3.5 are listed (at [...]

Forced updates…

OSX 10.9 Mavericks disk image

Moving my working Mac to OSX 10.9.2 (Mavericks)

Some notes about updates for Apple Macs needed for day to day work, printing, storage and keeping old but still perfectly useful software alive.

Making the jump from Snow Leopard to Mavericks

As you might notice from my reviews, my day to day computer for work, and [...]

Where are you taking your photo business?

players at a blackjack table

Two things to realise about growing your photo business

Two important ideas about running your own photography business, if you want it to last and grow. To some extent based on actually running a photo business that has lasted 10 years… This is part of a collection of photography business articles on this site.

Calibration and Profiling – not the same thing

Red bus in Leicester

The difference between calibration and profiling in colour management

A well known colour red

The other day I saw someone mention a ‘printer calibrated to their monitor’. I’d noticed elsewhere that there is a deal of confusion in the terms calibration and profiling, which tend to get used in an imprecise way. This short [...]

Turning down photography work – when the alarm bells ring

cup of coffee on wooden table top

When that job just isn’t worth doing

Sometimes it’s worth waiting before saying yes…

The other day, I had a phone call from another photographer asking for some advice. They had accepted a job, at a price, without first working out how long it would take, or some of the additional costs it might [...]