onOne Perfect Photo Suite We have been using Photo Suite on and off for
some time now, indeed the old, Genuine Fractals (now Perfect Resize) has been a staunch favourite since it was first launched. Operating, as we do, with 64-bit machines and systems, we were anxious to test this new version of Photo Suite, an all-64-bit compatible issue.
Merging to HDR Like all new techniques it is very easy to stray into ‘overdone’ territory and, sadly, visual reasoning sometimes gets sacrificed on the altar of the technology gods.
Corel Painter 11 Although Adobe is continually striving to improve its Brushes and Brush Engine, Corel Painter remains the choice of those who create digital paintings.
Vista is Dead Changing from one operating system (OS) to another is a process so painful that it is normally better to buy a new machine and run that up in parallel, making the change over a longer period of time. This luxury was not available to us as the workstation is worth over £3,000 – so an upgrade it was.
Lightroom 3: What's New? About four years has passed since the release of the original Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. In this time the program has seen two major releases, including this newest version, and many additional features that turned this program into the new flagship of image processing programs available today.
iPhonography: Are We Dooomed? I got sucked in, I purchased an iPhone and my life has been ruined. I have no life any more, only the life that involves me looking at down at my nice shiny piece of Apple goodness. If it was a real apple it would no doubt be a Granny Smith. It’s amazing!
Computing: The State of the Union Things have been relatively quiet on the computing front over the past year or so. If you take the thickness of PC Pro magazine as a bench mark it has shrunk to 180 pages where it used to be almost twice that thickness.
Apple Unveils New Mac Pro With Up
to 12 Processing Cores - 29/07/10 Apple® today unveiled a new Mac® Pro line with up to 12 processing
cores and up to 50 percent greater performance than the previous
generation.* Featuring the latest quad-core and 6-core Intel Xeon
processors, all-new ATI graphics and the option for up to four 512GB
solid state drives (SSD), the new Mac Pro continues to deliver amazing
performance and expandability for the most demanding consumers and
Hasselblad Phocus 1.2 for Mac
- 17/06/09 Phocus 1.2 has been substantially improved with regards to tethered shooting,
image export and processing, and has been equipped with several brand-new
features and workflow enhancements.
Big Computing The computing story continues to unfold. Societies' member, Martin
Taylor was impressed with the data we published when we built Big
Computer 3 (BC3 - 16GB RAM, 2x Quad-Core processors and all the toys to
match). So much so that he had Dell build him one as well.
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Photo Quote: We take language into our minds; we read words in the same internal voice with which we think, remember, pray. But when we look at paintings or photographs, the reverse is true. If the image corresponds to our most intensely personal, yet archetypal, yearnings and memories, we don't take the image in, we move out of ourselves into the image, as though it were another world, a hologram whose forms of light are ghostly angels, or a dream whose physical reality is suggested by what we see on the surface of a canvas or a page. We connect with the image as though we had lost it within our own memories and are now surprised to find it represented outside ourselves, vital and luminous, charged with energy. - Jayne Anne Phillips
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