Adobe Camera Raw 9.12 now available

For the full story take a look at the Adobe blog post explaining all the latest camera and lens profiles updates / supported. Adobe recommends that you use the update mechanism inside Photoshop – “Help -> Updates”
For Creative Cloud users this download should automatically become available.

Here’s the list of changes to existing camera support (referenced in Adobe’s blog post).

Camera Raw 9.12  add support for the following cameras

  • Canon EOS 6D Mark II
  • Canon EOS 200D(EOS Kiss X9, EOS Rebel SL2)
  • Leica TL2
  • Nikon D7500
  • Olympus Tough TG-5

15 new lens profiles have been added.

Mylio: The Next Generation Photo Management System

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All of Your Photos. All of Your Devices. Always Protected.

Say hello to Mylio: the next generation photo management system.

Visit Bergen County Camera now to learn all about Mylio, the latest photo management software, and how it can help you organize, maintain, and share your photos on all your devices.

Every Photo. Everywhere.

Mylio helps you gather, organize and access all of your photos so you can enjoy them on all your computers and devices, with or without the cloud.

Whether your photo library represents your lifetime or your livelihood, Mylio is the only photography management software system that allows you to organize and access large photo libraries anytime, anywhere.

Peace of Mind. Automatically.

Mylio automatically manages multiple copies of your photo library. Your new photos are protected because Mylio automatically copies them to several devices, hard drives or the cloud.

Mylio’s protection service works with your ideal backup strategy: local or remote devices, hard drives, the Mylio Cloud Service, or all of the above. Your photo library is yours. Your photos and information are always private and never shared.

Photo Tripper

Whether it’s a family vacation or a professional photo shoot, Mylio protects your photos on multiple devices, even when you’re on the road.

The Mylio Device Network syncs and protects your images when you’re on the road and have limited or no Internet access.

When you return, your photos are automatically in your photo library, organized and ready to enjoy on your devices. Mylio’s done all the work.

Simple and Elegant

Mylio was designed from the ground up with a simple, elegant interface that looks and acts the same, whether you’re using it on a desktop computer, tablet or phone.

The Mylio user interface enables you to work quickly and naturally with the mouse, touch or both at the same time!

Powerfully Fast

Mylio can handle a lifetime of photographs without sacrificing speed or performance. Whether you have a thousand photos or hundreds of thousands, Mylio won’t slow you or your devices down.

Works & Plays Well with Others

Mylio works with what you have, complementing your Lightroom, Photoshop or Aperture workflow. Import photos and collections from Facebook, Flickr and iPhoto. You can quickly share any photo or album on Facebook and Flickr.

Price

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Visit Bergen County Camera today to learn more about how Mylio can make organizing your photos easier.

Adobe Camera Raw 7.4 now available

For the full story take a look at the Adobe blog post explaining all the latest camera and lens profiles updates / supported. Adobe recommends that you use the update mechanism inside Photoshop – “Help -> Updates”

Here’s the list of changes to existing camera support (referenced in Adobe’s blog post).

Camera Raw 7.4  includes a correction to the demosaic algorithms for Fujifilm cameras with the X-Trans sensor. This specifically impacts the following cameras:

  • Fujifilm X-Pro1 (*)
  • Fujifilm X-E1 (*)
  • Fujifilm X100S
  • Fujifilm X20

(*) Based on user feedback, the default sharpening amount applied to Fujifilm X-Pro1 and Fujifilm X-E1 raw files has been increased between Camera Raw 7.4 Release Candidate and the final Camera Raw 7.4 release.

Camera Raw 7.4 includes a correction to the demosaic algorithms for Fujifilm cameras with the EXR sensor. This correction applies only to raw images captured using the “EXR HR” mode with the following cameras:

  • Fujifilm X10
  • Fujifilm XF1
  • Fujifilm X-S1
  • Fujifilm S200EXR
  • Fujifilm HS20EXR
  • Fujifilm HS30EXR
  • Fujifilm F550EXR
  • Fujifilm F600EXR
  • Fujifilm F770EXR
  • Fujifilm F800EXR

Adjusted Nikon default white balance for the following camera models:

  • NikonD2X
  • NikonD2Xs
  • NikonD2Hs
  • NikonD200
  • NikonD40
  • NikonD50
  • NikonD80

– Fix default aspect ratio support for Fujifilm X-E1 raw files.

The Adobe blog post referenced above has a full list of bugs fixed by this update.

Lightroom Version 4.4 now available

Lightroom 4.4 has several improvements, bug fixes, supports several new cameras and lenses to the list. The new features listed below are from Adobe’s website.

Adobe downloads can be found on Adobe’s website.

New Cameras and lenses supported in 4.4

  • This update includes bug fixes, new lens profiles, and support for 23 new cameras including the Canon EOS 1D C, Nikon D7100 and Samsung NX300.
  • This release also includes improved support for the X-Trans image sensor in FujiFilm cameras, such as the X-Pro1.

To get the update: Inside Lightroom just click on Help –> Check for Updates

The download is 788MB – Once downloaded you can complete the installation.

Lightroom version 4.3 update now available

Lightroom 4.3 has several improvements, bug fixes, supports many new cameras, lenses and has added several tethered cameras to the list. The new features listed below are from Adobe’s website.

Adobe downloads can be found on Adobe’s website.

Here’s a list of the bugs fixed in Lightroom 4.3 from the Lightroom Blog

New Cameras supported in 4.3

Canon EOS 6D
Canon PowerShot S110
Canon PowerShot G15
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
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Adobe Photoshop Camera Raw 7.3 update now available

For the full story take a look at the Adobe blog post explaining all the latest camera and lens profiles supported. Adobe recommends that you use the update mechanism inside Photoshop – “Help -> Updates”

Here’s the list of new cameras supported.

Canon EOS 6D
Canon PowerShot S110
Canon PowerShot G15
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Lightroom Version 4.2 update now available

Lightroom 4.2 has several improvements, bug fixes, supports many new cameras, lenses and has added several tethered cameras to the list. The new features listed below are from Adobe’s website.

Adobe downloads can be found on Adobe’s website.

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4.2

The Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® 4.2 update includes these enhancements:

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Lightroom Error on Export – ShellExecuteExW

Are you getting the following error when attempting to export in Lightroom 4? If so, here’s a fix to a problem that took us some time to figure out in the digital lab. Specifically, the error message is – An internal error has occurred: Win32 API error 2 (“The system cannot find the file specified.”)when calling ShellExecuteExW from AgWorkspace.shellExecute .

This error seems to occur for users that have upgraded from earlier versions of Lightroom to the latest version. The fix is very simple and once complete you should not experience the error again.

Lightroom Export Dialogue box
After selecting export and choosing your options . . .

 

You receive the following error message.

Lightroom Error Message
The fix is simple – scroll down in the export options window to post processing options. If you are expereincing this error message most likely your post processing after export field is blank as shown below.
Lightroom Export before fix

Just change the selection to do nothing or any other option and continue to export. You will not receive the error message and your images will be exported as expected.

Lightroom Export window after fix

 

 

 

 

 

HDR with Photomatix Software

Article by Heather Lang – Bergen County Camera

Photomatix software and demo software available from www.hdrsoft.com

The leading software for high dynamic range photography is Photomatix, and for good reason too. It is loved by many photographers, including Trey Ratcliff who specializes in HDR photography. (He’s one of my favorite photographers!) He published a book in 2009 titled, “A World in HDR” which explains and shows you the steps of the Photomatix software.

  

When I first bought and tried out Photomatix, I found it a bit confusing and intimidating with the many options and toolbars. However with some practice, it’s easy to get what you are looking for in your image and the options can really help you find the right look. The tone mapping can turn a dull photo into something truly surreal looking.

I haven’t tried any other HDR programs out there besides Photoshop’s “Merge to HDR Pro”- which in my opinion is anything less than pro. Compared to Photomatix the images look very ‘blah’ and less detailed. The examples I provided below shows the same batch of images processed with Photomatix & Photoshop. You’ll see a major difference.

 

What I like about Photomatix is the ability to make HDR images from batch processing. So instead of just a single HDR, you can do many at a time. Photomatix also isn’t just to give images a ‘dreamy’ effect, it really can help your highlights and shadows. As an example, look at my river shot. The sky was blown out, and Photomatix gave back some life to it. Overall, I really do enjoy using Photomatix and look forward to creating more HDR images with the program for the future.

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