Adobe Introduces Guided Upright Feature to Lightroom

Adobe dropped a new update for ACR (Adobe Camera RAW) and Lightroom CC this morning, among the usual bug fixes and camera support updates we also got a new feature to talk about: Guided Upright.

Guided Upright is Adobe’s latest feature to make our lives as photographers easier, while maintaining some control. Adobe’s new Guided Upright feature allows photographers the ability to give the software ‘hints’ that help it more accurately adjust the image. The process of making these adjustments is simple enough, in the new Transform tab (located down just below the Lens Corrections tab) you selected the Guided option and then draw 2-4 ‘

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VSCO Film Pack 05 is Here, Featuring Even More Emulsions That Make Hipsters Happy

Agfa Vista 800 Cool (Image courtesy of VSCO)

Agfa Vista 800 Cool (Image courtesy of VSCO)

The Visual Supply Co, short VSCO, has made it a habit to regularly update their series of film simulation presets for Adobe Lightroom, ACR and Photoshop. What began with Film Pack 01 and a number of then current-production film emulsions such as Fujifilm 400H, Kodak Portra 800 or Ilford HP5+ now comprises a total of five issues that cover both color and b&w negative film emulsions, slide film emulsion and even a couple of Instant films.

With Film Pack 05, VSCO now introduces a set of what they call ‘archetype consumer films’, that is lower-end emulsions that you’d typically find in a huge discount bin in your local supermarket. The collection comprises emulsions such as the classic Kodak Gold 100, the cheap and cheerful Agfa Vista series, and Fujifilm’s legendary Neopan 400, whose death we mourned not long ago.

VSCO Film Pack 05 is now available in the VSCO store for either Lightroom 5 or ACR and Photoshop (CS6 & CC), and is currently on discount. For a limited time–two weeks, to be exactly, until March 11th–you can get the collection at the reduced price of US-$ 89.25. After that, it’ll be back up to its regular price of US-$ 119, just like VSCO’s other products. A detailed description of the contents of each VSCO Film Pack can be found here.

Review: VSCO Film Pack 04 for Lightroom

vscofilm_04_LR_45-pid29Visual Supply Co. is a brand that’s really making a name for itself in the image editing arena lately. Between their fantastic plugins for Lightroom, Aperture and Adobe Camera Raw, and their VSCO Cam app for iOS (and soon Android devices), they have a pretty substantial audience of amateur and professional photographers alike. Visual Supply Co.’s latest release is the VSCO Film Pack 04, which emulates popular slide (transparency) films from decades since past. However, they have chosen fairly “modern” film stocks from Agfa, Fujifilm, and Kodak for this pack, which leaves room for some classic stocks such as the famed Kodachrome line in the future. I had a chance to spend some time with VSCO 04 (already being a big fan of 01, 02, 03, and VSCO Cam), and I wanted to share my findings with you all. Continue reading…

Adobe Announces Camera Raw and DNG Converter 8.1 Release Candidates

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Adobe today announced the release candidates of both Camera Raw and DNG Converter version 8.1. Besides support for HiDPI monitors, the softwares add support for the following new cameras and lenses:

  • Hasselblad H5D-60
  • Olympus PEN E-P5
  • Olympus PEN E-PL6
  • Phase One IQ260*
  • Pentax Ricoh GR
  • Panasonic LUMIX DMC-G6
  • Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LF1
  • Canon PowerShot G1 X (lens)
  • Canon PowerShot G15 (lens)
  • Hasselblad HCD 4.8/24
  • NIKON COOLPIX A (lens)
  • NIKON COOLPIX P330 (lens)
  • Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR
  • HD PENTAX-D FA645 MACRO 90mm F2.8ED AW SR
  • HD PENTAX-DA 560mm F5.6ED AW
  • SIGMA 30mm F1.4 DC HSM A013
  • SIGMA 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC MACRO OS HSM C013
  • SIGMA 19mm F2.8 DN A013
  • SIGMA 30mm F2.8 DN A013
  • SIGMA 30mm F1.4 DC HSM A013
  • SIGMA 19mm F2.8 DN A013
  • SIGMA 30mm F2.8 DN

You can download the software from Adobe’s website.