SL Photography: JPG, BMP, or PNG?

Saving your photos to your hard drive is a handy option, allowing you to save your photos to your PC for easy cataloguing or editing. Second Life allows you to save your photos as either JPG, BMP, or PNG. Which file format is best for your photos? When you take a snapshot in SL, eitherContinue reading “SL Photography: JPG, BMP, or PNG?”

SL Photography: The problem with profile photos

Kultivate contributor Myra Wildmist is back with a new tutorial! This time she discusses the problem with profile photos: Do profile photos look stretched or compressed to you? You’re not alone. There’s a good chance a large part of the Second Life (SL) community sees your profile photo wrong. The problem is Firestorm (FS) –Continue reading “SL Photography: The problem with profile photos”

30 years of the GIF | TechCrunch

Few technologies survive more than five years — let alone 30 years — without significant change. In the last 10 years alone, our phones gained 20x the processing power and added capabilities from multitasking to visual messaging. We’re on the fifth standard of HTML and have evolved from FLV to MP4 as the dominant videoContinue reading “30 years of the GIF | TechCrunch”

Adobe launches redesigned Lightroom for Android | TechCrunch

Adobe launched an update for its Lightroom photo management and editing apps on iOS and Android today. The iOS app for iPhone and iPad is getting a few new features, including support for Adobe’s selective brush, a new details tab and an interface update for the iPad version. That’s all pretty nice, but the biggestContinue reading “Adobe launches redesigned Lightroom for Android | TechCrunch”

Photofocus | Portrait Retouch Tutorial with ACDSee Ultimate 10

Editor’s Note: For Window’s users looking for an all-in-one digital asset manager, RAW photo editor with layers, ACDSee Ultimate 10 offers a solution.  We invite you to check out a free trial of their application Source: Photofocus | Portrait Retouch Tutorial with ACDSee Ultimate 10

Photofocus | Lightroom FAQ: Update Folder Location

This is useful function to know about if you are wanting to move a folder (or even your entire photo Library) from one drive to another drive. For example, say you are running out of space on one drive and want to move photos to a new drive to free up space on the original drive.YouContinue reading “Photofocus | Lightroom FAQ: Update Folder Location”

Photofocus | Selective Coloring Tutorial with ACDSee Ultimate 10

Editor’s Note: For Window’s users looking for an all-in-one digital asset manager, RAW photo editor with layers, ACDSee Ultimate 10 offers a solution.  We invite you to check out a free trial of their application In this Ultimate 10 tutorial, we’ll learn an easy way to create a popular selective coloring effect, converting a photo to black andContinue reading “Photofocus | Selective Coloring Tutorial with ACDSee Ultimate 10”

Photofocus | Create Keynote or Powerpoint Templates with Ease in Photoshop

I was recently asked to create a Powerpoint template for someone and soon realised that with a few Photoshop techniques creating, editing and creating individual assets was a breeze. To keep the whole thing as flexible as I could I used Artboards, Smart Objects and Create Assets. In this video I show you how toContinue reading “Photofocus | Create Keynote or Powerpoint Templates with Ease in Photoshop”

Photofocus | Mirrorless Camera Maniac: There’s An App For That

Most mirrorless cameras include wifi and the ability to work with a smartphone app, and most mirrorless photographers I talk to aren’t maximizing that connectivity and the included functions. The cameras themselves create the wifi, so you don’t need to connect to wifi wherever you are. I highly recommend you get used to using yourContinue reading “Photofocus | Mirrorless Camera Maniac: There’s An App For That”

Instagram direct messages now support web links and different photo orientations | TechCrunch

Instagram’s Direct feature just got more generally useful as a messaging option, with support added for external web links, and the ability to send photos and video in their original portrait or landscape aspect ratios without cropping. The first is really far more important than the second, mainly because it means users have less reasonContinue reading “Instagram direct messages now support web links and different photo orientations | TechCrunch”

Photofocus | Don’t Miss this Free Business Course for Photographers

Contracting for Creative Pros with Seth Polansky This course is free until 7/1/17In this course—specifically designed for creatives—professor, contract attorney, indie film producer, and musician Seth Polansky explains how to protect yourself when presented with an industry contract. Media and entertainment companies spend billions of dollars every year on creative talent. Get an overview of the typesContinue reading “Photofocus | Don’t Miss this Free Business Course for Photographers”

Photofocus | Photography Marketing: Creating Brand Engagement Through Instagram

Instagram is a constantly evolving tool, and one that has changed drastically over the past year. Now, more than ever, it’s important to follow some simple rules when posting to the social networking platform that can help you engage with not only your fans, but potential clients. Tag Businesses and Locations This might sound obvious, butContinue reading “Photofocus | Photography Marketing: Creating Brand Engagement Through Instagram”

Snapchat’s new eraser lets you ‘Photoshop’ stuff out of photos | TechCrunch

It’s Snapchat’s turn to copy Instagram while also staying one step ahead of its competitor. Today Snapchat launched a slew of new creative tools, several of which mimic Instagram’s features, including the option to remove the 10-second time limit on viewing photos that still disappear once closed. But Snapchat’s new option to let users eraseContinue reading “Snapchat’s new eraser lets you ‘Photoshop’ stuff out of photos | TechCrunch”

Photofocus | Lightroom FAQ: Additional External Editors

By default, the latest version of Photoshop becomes the primary external editor for Lightroom. If you go to Preferences > External Editing, you will see it listed at the top. This is the editor, and file settings, that are called into play when you use the (Mac) CMD+E / (Win) Ctrl+E keyboard shortcut or useContinue reading “Photofocus | Lightroom FAQ: Additional External Editors”

Facebook lets content owners claim ad earnings of pirated videos | TechCrunch

Facebook finally has a better solution to freebooting — the common practice of stealing someone your video and uploading it to their Facebook Page to reap the engagement and audience growth. Today’s update to the Facebook Rights Manager tool that launched last year includes the new option to “claim ad earnings” on other people’s uploads ofContinue reading “Facebook lets content owners claim ad earnings of pirated videos | TechCrunch”

Snapchat will no longer show a white border around old Memories | TechCrunch

Snapchat will no longer show that annoying white border around old photos that you share from Memories.Previously, if you shared a photo from Memories that was more than 24 hours old it would have a white border around the image.While Snapchat’s goal was to remind viewers that this older content wasn’t truly ephemeral, the ugly border endedContinue reading “Snapchat will no longer show a white border around old Memories | TechCrunch”