Although almost obsolete, DXO’s Optics Pro 9 is still a heavy hitter when it comes to image editing, especially when it comes to noise reduction. This is especially good if you are tired of the pain of getting into Lightroom/PS when there’s no internet…
DXO has partnered with Digital Camera UK to offer you a free license. The link is HERE.
The deadline to get this FREE copy of Optics Pro 9 is Feb, 28th 2017.
As reported by the Variety.com, “Animation workers have reached a $100 million settlement with the Walt Disney Company, Pixar, and Lucasfilm in a class action lawsuit claiming that the defendants violated antitrust laws by conspiring to set animation wages via non-poaching agreements.” The full article HERE.
If you’re an animator or visual effects artists and want more info on the scope of the class action suit and companies involved, there is a website, called animationlawsuit.com. The FAQ’s HERE.
New lightroom CC update available and the mobile version gets an update too. New tool “reference photo” introduced, will it be useful to you? Will issues with the curve points affect you?
Lightroom CC Gets An Update Today, Too!
Breaking News: Major New Lightroom Mobile Update: New UI, Powerful New Camera App, Other New Stuff!
Lightroom Gets New ‘Reference View’ for Comparing Photos as You Edit
It seems with the onslaught of new photographers, the new genre of stock photos (phone stock – a small list HERE) and the plethora of “free” photos on social media. The microstock industry is well, going down. I know it’s been noted for awhile now but now, it’s literally pennies. I’ve been getting 10 cents, I’ve read about some photographers on iStock/Getty’s getting 2 cents in the forums, HERE and HERE and some disgruntlement (justifiably so) HERE.
Now smaller sites like Envato are “adjusting their focus” in terms of their stock photos department, essentially saying their are culling and downsizing their contributor roster, details HERE. Not so small site, Fotolia was acquired by Adobe and although images are now seen/used/purchased by more industry pro’s, the commissions are going down. Is it a good trade off? For me, not so bad, yet. Hopefully it won’t get bad, we’ll see.
So now the question on my mind is, keep shooting and uploading to the current in the same amounts, spend less time on microstock, find new sited, start new site….on and on. Or just keep on back burner….
Decisions, decisions. Feel free to leave yours in the comments…
Tsuneko Sasamoto is Japan’s first female photojournalist, she’s 101 years old and still shooting, as reported on Petapixel. Read the full story HERE.