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Lightroom Feature Requests

My Feature Requests For Lightroom

Lightroom, Lightroom Classic and Lightroom Mobile are all powerful image browsers and editors, but they aren’t perfect. Let’s see what I would like them to add.
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Lightroom Local File Update. No More Catalogues!

Adobe have just made local file browsing possible from within Lightroom. This update opens up a new way of working with Lightroom and will address two long standing complaints about traditional Lightroom workflows.
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Manual Exposure with Auto ISO

Learn a fantastic exposure technique for action photography. What is floating ISO? How do you use it? When do you use it?
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Adobe AI Denoise Vs DxO DeepPRIME XD

See how Adobe’s new AI powered Denoise algorithm stacks up against the class leading DxO DeepPRIME XD technology found in PhotoLab and PureRAW
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DxO have recently added a DeepPRIME XD (eXtra Detail) algorithm to their raw processing software. Lets see how it compares to the regular DeepPRIME
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How To Backup Your Photos

Having a solid file backup strategy is essential for any photographer. See how you can easily impliment your own 3-2-1 backup plan.
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The Software I Use

A list of the photography software I use in 2024 and an explanation of what I use each application for.
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My 2023 Photography Workflow

Take a dive into how I process my images in 2023. See how I do things so you can create a workflow that works for you.

DxO PhotoLab 6 First Looks

Today my favourite RAW converter, DxO PhotoLab, got an update to version 6 Let’s see what’s new I will be doing a deep-dive into the new features soon – so make sure you keep your eye out for that 🙂…

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DxO PureRaw 2: A Better Version of PureRAW

DxO just released a new version of PureRAW. Using plenty of imagination, they called it PureRAW2. I purchased it pretty quickly. Read on to find out why What is DxO PureRAW 2? If I told you that PureRAW is a…

Photoshop’s Super Resolution Explained and Compared

Adobe recently released an update to their ‘Adobe Camera Raw’ PhotoShop module that had a new feature that caught my interest. They call it ‘Super Resolution’. And it works well. Very well! What Is Super Resolution? Put simply, Super Resolution…

Smoother Backgrounds With Topaz DeNoise AI

In my recent comparison between DxO’s new DeepPRIME vs Topaz DeNoise AI, it was clear that DeNoise AI doesn’t do as well with smooth backgrounds. You can read the DeepPrime vs DeNoise AI comparison here The Problem As you can…

Long Exposure Photography: The Basics

Long exposure photography is a great way to create visually stunning images that can almost transcend reality. Learn how to do it with Square Pixel Photography. What Is Long Exposure Photography? What’s in a name? In this case… the answer…

Should You Buy a DSLR or Mirrorless Camera in 2021?

Mirrorless cameras have been around for a few years now and the market is starting to get more mature. Most of the major players have several models to choose from, ranging from entry level to professional models. If you’re entering…

DxO PhotoLab 4’s Second Best New Feature

When DxO released the latest version of their PhotoLab software, there was much fanfare surrounding the DeepPRIME noise reduction software. It is now my go-to RAW converter when dealing with noisy images. (DeepPRIME is PhotoLab 4’s #1 new feature) However,…

Mac vs PC for Photography

Before we get into this article, just a warning: If you hold strong opinions on the Mac vs PC debate this article may cause you to feel rage. This article is designed for those who genuinely don’t know weather they…

DxO PhotoLab 4 Integration with Lightroom

PhotoLab 4 is a RAW converter with class-leading optical correction and noise reduction algorithms. If you want to take advantage of this, but use Lightroom as your primary image catalogue you can do so pretty easily. We’ll show you how.…