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DxO DeepPrime XD Review – An Evolution of Noise Reduction

Artificial intelligence, or rather machine learning, is now a permanent part of many photo editing programs. I recently tested one such machine learning program for noise reduction and sharpness, called DxO PureRaw 2. In the meantime, however, the French company DxO reworked their de-noising module called DeepPRIME (which is part...

How to Install Lightroom Presets

Lightroom presets are powerful tools that can drastically speed up your editing process. Whether you want to quickly set a baseline edit or easily replicate the signature look of your favorite film stock, presets give you a head start on your Lightroom edit. The install process, however, can be tricky,...

Lightroom Classic vs Lightroom

Once upon a time, there was just Lightroom. But ever since Adobe moved to cloud- and subscription-based services, Lightroom has had two currently-maintained incarnations: Lightroom Classic and Lightroom (formerly known as Lightroom CC, where CC stands for 'creative cloud'). Lightroom Classic is the desktop-only Lightroom that most photographers use, whereas...

JPEGmini Server Review

After I had a chance to test and review the JPEGmini Pro software, I realized how powerful this software is not just for exporting images and being part of a Lightroom workflow, but also for many other uses, including optimizing images that are already sitting on our large storage devices....

Stellar Phoenix Photo Recovery Review

One of the worst feelings as a photographer is to realize that you have accidentally deleted one of your photos, and you have no way to recover it. Most photographers have horror stories about such situations — I once nearly lost all my photos from a trip to San Francisco...

FastRawViewer Review: Best RAW Viewer for Your Workflow

No matter what software one uses for post-processing photographs, the process of selecting what images to keep and work on, also known as "culling", can be quite painful when dealing with thousands of images. And this gets even more painful when working with RAW images because operating systems usually have...

JPEGmini Pro Review

When providing high-resolution images to our clients, or uploading images to this website, I often extract JPEG images between 70%-85% quality. Although some photographers often do extract their images at 100% quality, I rarely feel the need to do it, since file sizes get outrageously big, while the differences in...