First off, What is DNG? Well it’s not Dolce & Gabbana as a photography student once asked me. DNG (Digital NeGative) is a digital photography file format created by Adobe Systems. It contains all the data captured by cameras that offer raw format output. OK, What Is A Camera Raw File? Most of the time … Read more
Last month I wrote about the 15th anniversary of the Australian Professional Digital Imaging Guidelines (APDIG). Each of my co-authors had their own reasons for volunteering to create the guidelines. For me, the obsession with digital standards began in the late 1990s. Digital vs Film When I approached existing commercial photography clients about using digital … Read more
Everyone has a cache of photos, slides and negatives tucked away somewhere. They might be your images, family photos from your parents, or a film archive from your company. They all hold great value whether personal, sentimental or a business asset. It can seem like a huge responsibility: What are you going to do with … Read more
Image Management – are we back to the old days? In the early noughties post-production for digital photography would require three distinct pieces of software: 1. Image browser 2. Raw converter 3. Image cataloguer Each application had it’s purpose. 1. Image Browser Downloading and creating a back up of images from the camera memory card is … Read more
Lightroom is undoubtedly the world’s leading raw photography workflow application. But why does it dominate the market when competing products can produce better results? It’s Adobe Firstly it’s made by Adobe who have led the graphics software market for over 25 years. Adobe’s software has been entrenched in the majority of creatives workflows, formal education, … Read more
Adobe have released Adobe Camera Raw 7.2 and Lightroom 4.2 that add more camera and lens support as well general bug fixes. The DNG 1.4 spec has also been updated. Adobe DNG is designed as a safer alternative to preserving camera raw files as it’s documented and can be licensed by third party vendors much … Read more
Adobe have made Lightroom 4 available as a free public beta. Nothing new for DAM but lots of improvements for image processing. There are more options for local area correction including White Balance and Noise Reduction, basic video editing, and soft proofing.
Friend and colleague John Beardsworth launched a new website dedicated to Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. John is a rare breed: author, avid photographer, software engineer, knowledgable image archivist, and a straight talker.
Adobe have released updates to their raw image processing applications Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw. As well as adding more camera support this release fixes several bugs. The main bug had the potential to corrupt JPEG images if they contained a large amount of metadata as explained here by Tom Hogarty. Download ACR & DNG … Read more
Tom Hogarty posted that Adobe Lightroom 3.4 and Camera Raw 6.4 are now available as final releases on Adobe.com and through the update mechanisms available in Photoshop CS5 and Lightroom 3. These updates include bug fixes, new camera support and new lens profiles.