Posts Tagged ‘Adobe’

Why DNG?

Posted by Robert Edwards on November 28, 2019 in Blog |

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 […]

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Photo Myths

Posted by Robert Edwards on October 28, 2019 in Blog |

Maybe that title should be “photography misunderstandings“. Digital photography gave us more opportunities, freedom and power. As with any superpower it comes with great responsibility. Assumptions can lead to the spread of misinformation. In that vein, if what follows has any errors please let me know on LinkedIn.   Opening A JPEG In Photoshop Recompresses […]

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File Browser vs Catalog

Posted by Robert Edwards on March 28, 2019 in Blog |

In the world of Digital Asset Management (DAM) there are two distinct types of programs: the File Browser and the Catalog application. Creatives and corporate clients who manage their own image collections need both. Here’s why.   File Browser A File Browser can also be called an Image Browser or a Media Browser. The Mac Finder […]

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Brave New World

Posted by Robert Edwards on February 28, 2019 in Blog |

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 […]

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Media Pro, DEVONthink and Databases

Posted by Robert Edwards on June 28, 2018 in Blog |

I’m a long time user of Media Pro, a visual cataloguing application by Phase One. Starting as iView over 23 years ago it’s one of the longest running DAM apps of its type. It’s also one of the last standalone, single user digital asset management programs. Designed for creatives it’s used mostly by photographers. Like […]

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Five Basic Photoshop Mistakes

Posted by Robert Edwards on March 28, 2018 in Blog |

As a visual communicator I’m hypersensitive to images that have been badly Photoshopped. Here are some common mistakes in no particular order and how to avoid them.   1. Distorting An Image When Transforming It. A photo has a set aspect ratio and when rescaling it using a tool like Transform it’s easy to accidentally […]

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Using Lightroom to manage your videos

Posted by Robert Edwards on August 28, 2017 in Blog |

Like many Corporate Photographers I use Adobe Photoshop Lightroom to manage my digital camera images. With images Lightroom can edit, convert, print, publish them and more. However video support is limited to managing those generated by still cameras and smartphones, and all modern cameras offer that. With video Lightroom only really offers video trimming and basic grading […]

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Free Digital Asset Management

Posted by Robert Edwards on July 26, 2017 in Blog |

As a corporate photographer with experience in Digital Asset Management clients sometimes ask me what I suggest for their business. Bynder Orbital is a new freemium Digital Asset Management (DAM) application launching soon. Think of it as Dropbox for DAM. Here’s a 60 second video explaining Bynder Orbital: Bynder Orbit is a ‘Software as a […]

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Digitising Photos with Your Camera

Posted by Robert Edwards on May 28, 2017 in Blog |

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 […]

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Back to the DAM Old Days

Posted by Robert Edwards on December 28, 2016 in Blog |

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 […]

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