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Three Great Alternatives To PhotoShop: Image and Photo Editors for Mac
Here are three great alternatives to Photoshop for Mac. Adobe Photoshop may have been the presiding force in photo-editing on Mac for the best part of 30 years, but it’s no longer the only show in town. In fact, a quick Google Safari based search shows that there are... Read more
Brilliant Photo Editing Software for Windows 10
Here in 2018, we are definitely living in the age of the photograph and simple photo editing is undoubtedly a big part of the appeal. Visual social media platforms such as Instagram and Snapchat are gaining in popularity with younger generations, while more traditional ones, including Facebook and Twitter,... Read more
Photo Editing Tips To Make Your Images Pop
Quicks ways to improve your digital images using photo editing apps. With a little image editing, an otherwise underwhelming digital photo can be elevated into something truly striking. However, whether you use Photoshop or one of the dozens of free photo editing apps available, navigating picture editing for the... Read more
Movavi Photo Editor Proves There’s More To Life Than Photoshop
We review Movavi Photo Editor 5.1.0 –  get creative with this fun, smart, and simple image editing program, that offers a stack of great features. By next year, market forecasts predict there will be about 2.5 billion daily smartphone users on the planet, which means 2.5 billion people carrying a... Read more
PhotoPad Image Editor Review
Edit, crop, rotate, resize and flip your digital photos and images with ease, with PhotoPad Image Editor. Everywhere you look, there’s signs of the holidays, and that can mean taking a lot of pictures. You might just be trying out the camera on the new tech you bought, or you... Read more
Fotojet Collage Maker Review: Fun. Powerful. Brilliant. Fun.
Fotojet makes creating collages of your favourite photographs simple and easy, yet produces graphic design quality work with next to no effort on your part. Sometimes it’s the simple things in life that give you the most enjoyment. It’s nice when things just work the way you think you... Read more
PhotoDirector 8.0.3: Worthy Cheaper Alternative to Photoshop.
Photodirector 8: cheaper than Photoshop, Elements, or Lightroom, but packs a punch under the hood. Photoshop has been the undisputed last word in photo editing for as long as I can remember. But like any king, there are any number of potential usurpers and rivals to the crown. One... Read more
Whew! Microsoft Reverses Decision To Kill Paint
The much loved app will live on in the Windows Store. Earlier this week, the internet expressed its collective outrage over an announcement by Microsoft. The news contained a list of programs that would either be killed off entirely or no longer receive updates and support with the rollout... Read more
Top 5 Best Free Photo Editors
Transform your pictures with these great free image editors. Whether you’re addicted to taking quick pics on your mobile phone, or are a DSLR purist, in pursuit of the perfect photograph, your images can look even better with this line-up of fantastic free photo editing software. Features that used... Read more
Picasa Fans Urged To Switch To Google Photos
Digital cameras have been widely available in the consumer space for well over a decade, and have only gotten more inexpensive and more accessible as time has passed. With the advent of better quality camera phones, practically everyone carries a camera within reach at all times. The problematic end... Read more
Nik Collection Photo Editing Software Now Free
Google has now announced a monumental revelation about Nik, its photo editing software: It’s now free! Digital photography buffs rejoice! There’s news from the world of photo editing software that has amateurs and pros alike celebrating. To understand the cause for excitement, let’s back up. Google acquired what it... Read more
Google Open-Sources Deepdream For Creating Weird Images
Google recently announced that it has open-sourced its code for creating (weird) “wild and crazy” images using a type of artificial intelligence known as deep learning. Deemed the deepdream project, it is now available on GitHub. Deepdream relies on the open-source Caffe deep learning framework. Deep learning involves training... Read more
These Photoshop Fails Prove The Editors Weren’t Even Trying
It never ceases to amaze me just how dumb some people think we are. I mean, it’s one thing to post a picture of yourself with a famous actress kissing your cheek, it’s something else entirely to basically use Paint to cut around her picture and glue her in... Read more
Adobe Updates Lightroom With New Android Features And More
Adobe recently unveiled huge updates to its Creative Cloud Photography Plan – a $10 per month subscription to Lightroom, Photoshop, and other similar apps. Hogging the spotlight of the update is the sixth major release of Lightroom, now known as Lightroom CC (unless you buy the software separately). The... Read more
How To Create Fish Eye Lens Effect in Photoshop
When a fish looks up from under the water, it is generally thought that they would see an ultra-wide angle hemispherical image. This is caused by the refraction of light through the water and is known as the Snell’s Window effect. That’s why any ultra-wide camera lens is known... Read more
12 Ridiculous Photoshop Fails
This week marks the 25th birthday of Photoshop, the Adobe software that was created back in 1988 so that people could enhance their images. Sadly the software has become synonymous with celebrities and fashion houses using it to produce ridiculously tiny waistlines and slim thighs, leading to the inevitable... Read more
How To Use Content Aware Fill in Photoshop
Introduced in Photoshop CS5, the Content Aware Fill tool is a handy way to remove objects from an image without resorting to fiddling around with the clone stamp tool. With Content Aware Fill, Adobe Photoshop will try its very best to fill any selected area with a best guess at... Read more
How to use Puppet Warp in Photoshop
Introduced in Adobe Photoshop CS5, the Puppet Warp tool is just one of the many ways you can transform an object, but it’s probably the quickest and easiest path to a slick end result. Unlike the tools that allow you to play with the edges and aspects of an... Read more