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How to Use Photo Mechanic to Speed Up Lightroom Culling

Last week I published a video on the Improve Photography Youtube Channel showing that Lightroom import is 600% slower than other competitive programs.  Dozens of you wrote back and asked how photographers can use Photo Mechanic together with Lightroom for the fastest possible workflow. I’ve been testing out this workflow and I’ve actually found it to be extremely fast and …

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5 Unconventional Uses for the Lightroom “Dehaze” Tool

Recently, Adobe announced that Lightroom 6.2 adds local adjustment capabilities with the dehaze slider.  I’m really excited for this new feature, as I’ve been loving dehaze! I’ve been pretty critical of Adobe lately and the litany of bugs in Lightroom that have slowed its performance to a near halt.  But while the slowness has been driving me absolutely insane, I also …

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How to Take a “Rolling Down the Hill” Panorama

In January 2015, a user posted a photo on Twitter that went crazy on social media.  It was a gorgeous photo of a hill with a warped, circular perspective.  The photo was captioned, “Panoramic picture taken while rolling down a hill.”  It was a funny explanation of the photo, but it wasn’t at all true to how the photo was …

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Windows Photo Editing SUPER Guide

Welcome to this SUPER guide to buying a Windows PC for photo editing that walks you through what you should and should not spend money on in a Windows PC to do photo editing.

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Lightroom vs Capture One: Is it time to #ditchadobe?

With photographers around the web showing their disgust for the latest update to Lightroom, and the speed and reliability of the program crashing, many photographers are considering a move to alternatives to Lightroom.  This week I’ve been testing out one of the key competitors: Capture One. While there are many pros and cons to both programs, the biggest differences are …

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Stop the Mac from Opening Photos When You Insert a Card

If you are using a third-party program like Lightroom to manage your photos on your Mac, then you probably hate it just as much as I do when my iMac pops up the Photos app each and every time I put an SD card into the computer, or connect my iPhone to the Mac with a cord.  It’s one more …