#675. Review – SilkyPix Studio Developer

#675. Review – SilkyPix Studio Developer

Here at Dear Susan there has been much discussion recently about raw development and editing software. There have been disgruntled mutterings about Apple’s Aperture, Adobe Lightroom and the monthly tax for continued access to your own catalogue, and various of Dear Susan’s contributors have tried some of the lesser known

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#547. The Beauty of Apple Photos. Maybe I should explain.

#547. The Beauty of Apple Photos. Maybe I should explain.

This is not, strictly speaking, a formal review of Apple Photos, the free MacOs photo-cataloging, photo-editing application. More of an unrant (a rant is what you complain about something, an unrant is when you compliment, but in an equally subjective and biased manner).   And if you think about it, much

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#538. Berlin – On the Streets. Bilder ohne Worte.

#538. Berlin – On the Streets. Bilder ohne Worte.

As the title reads, here are just a bunch of photographs from Berlin, with little else in the way of discussion : My short week-end there saw a mixed bag of weather conditions that gave us all sorts of lighting conditions, which is great for photography. Mostly, though, is was

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#535. Lightroom vs Capture One in B&W

#535. Lightroom vs Capture One in B&W

Continuing my comparison of Adobe Lightroom and Phase One Capture One photo editors, here is a sequence on B&W conversions. So it’s fitting to start with a colour image, right? Just to set the scene of the first conversion. This conversion used one of the built-in presets. The one below

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#530. LightRoom vs Capture One in Berlin

#530. LightRoom vs Capture One in Berlin

While Paul navigated Japan and experimented with the very promising Luminar software, I was closer to home, in Berlin, making a set of photographs in various situations to compare the outputs of Capture One and Adobe Lightroom. Lightroom got me very excited in the early days. Compared to my workhorse

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#370. Panorama Freedom – Discovering LightRoom 6

#370. Panorama Freedom – Discovering LightRoom 6

The LightRoom vs Capture 1 debate will rage on for as long as photographers use computers to view and process their work. Both have their supporters, C1 appealing to a more purist crowd, and LR winning on convenience. I’m ashamed to admit laziness to switch to C1 has trumped ultimate

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#305. Totally useless post! Capture One v8 Vs Capture One v7 (Vs. LightRoom)

#305. Totally useless post! Capture One v8 Vs Capture One v7 (Vs. LightRoom)

My shoot-out post Capture One Vs Light Room was an eye-opener. Quite a few readers agreed that Capture One was the better software. And each of them indicated that he wasn’t going to change. Nobody challenged my assertion that making my pictures better for 110€ was the best deal in

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#251 Showdown: LightRoom Vs Capture One

#251 Showdown: LightRoom Vs Capture One

UPDATE : A comparison of C1 v7 with C1 V8 and LightRoom has now been published here.     Ever heard of David and Goliath? Well, that is about how things stand between the Goliath -nay the inventor- of photographic post-processing-, the ubiquitous Adobe, and small -but maybe nice, who

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