Adobe Lightroom

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Long-awaited Mac Pro now available for ordering

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After years in the making, the new, sleek, and ultra-powerful Mac Pro units can finally be ordered. Starting at $2994 from B&H the svelte towers are everything Mac-using photographers have been dreaming of since the last Mac Pro models begin to show their age. As always, if you’start out your B&H shopping using our link as it helps support our free photo information site.

New Photoshop Creative Cloud: Should you upgrade?

photoshop_700_400Adobe is making life difficult for we loyal Photoshop users by forcing a change in business model on us – whether we like it or not. If you haven’t already started shelling out the $500+ per year for the full Creative Cloud experience, because you mostly just use Photoshop, now you get to decide whether to spend $240/year to keep up with Adobe’s enhancements. Adobe says it will no longer update the Creative Suite version of Photoshop – except for limited additional raw file support for new cameras. Of course, there is no guarantee of the specific upgrades and enhancements Adobe will be adding, so it wants us to take a leap of faith that it is worth what most of us paid for each Photoshop upgrade every 18 month (or 36 months for those who routinely skipped a version) every 10 months – and not get any permanent rights to the product. So if we stop paying, we lose our right to use Photoshop. Read more »

Adobe updates Lightroom & Photoshop with support for Nikon D600, Canon Rebel T4i, Sony RX100, dozens of other cameras

Ma_Griz_32705If, like many of us, you’ve been chomping at the bit to get at the Raw files from your Nikon D600 or other fancy new camera that was released late this summer. Adobe has come through again, in record time, with a free update to CS6 & Lightroom 4. You can download the udpates from the links below or from the Update menu in the products. Beware that the Lightroom “update” is a full new version, weighing in at over 750MBytes! Many new lens profiles have been added also. Read more »