Nik Collection 2018 by DxO – Is it worth it?


I have been receiving a lot of emails asking me if I have looked at the new Nik Collection which DxO released last week. Yes, I have looked at it and purchased a copy. In short, the new software is all about fixing bugs and problems. The interface is the same as before and there’s [...]

Friday Image No. 183

Friday Image No. 183

Before I went to Italy for a couple of weeks, I started experimenting with Luminar 2018 from Skylum. Now I’m back I have been looking at the software more and I’m even more impressed with the results I’m getting. Looking back to the earlier versions of Luminar this wasn’t the case, but they have improved [...]

Friday Image No. 177

Friday Image No. 177

It’s great how a nuclear sunset can cheer me up. I’ve had a lot of problems thrown at me this week and been let down a couple of times. Then I decided to process this image and I was smiling again. It’s one I shot a few weeks back and have been struggling to bring [...]

DxO Photolab and DNG

DxO Photolab and DNG

I have been experimenting with DxO Photolab again. I really like the software but before I can commit to buying it, I need it to support the Fuji XTrans RAW file format. If I can’t process the Fuji X-T2 files, it’s only going to work for a fraction of the images I shoot. Then I [...]

New On1 Editing Video Published on YouTube

New On1 Editing Video Published on YouTube

I’m off to speak at Wilmslow Guild Photographic Society tonight. Fortunately, I managed to publish my latest video tutorial on YouTube before I must leave. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUb6yNADSrE If you watched my previous tutorial about using the On1 Masking tools, this tutorial goes a step further. It demonstrates how impressive On1 can be when using these masking [...]

Lightroom CC Soft Proofing Bug and How to Fix It

Lightroom CC Soft Proofing Bug and How to Fix It

A few days back I recorded a video to demonstrate how to soft proof a photo for printing, using Lightroom CC. Whilst making the video I noticed the Soft Proofing in Lightroom wasn’t working properly. Both my Mac and PC had the same problem and I couldn’t find the cause. In the end I recorded [...]

Photography Software Space Issue

Photography Software Space Issue

For a couple of years, I have been frustrated by the lack of space on my Windows PC C: Drive. This is a custom-built PC which uses a 111Gb SSD (solid state drive) for Windows. What’s frustrating is that Windows 10 doesn’t take much space, I load all applications to another drive, but my C: [...]