False colors and moiré patterns can appear in images when shooting repetitive patterns. Moiré is nothing new. It was well known that Nikon D70, the first consumer DSLR camera from Nikon, produces moiré pattern easily due to a weak anti-aliasing filter in front of the image sensor. The recently announced D800E removes the “effect” of the anti-aliasing filter, which results in a small gain in sharpness and resolution but carries an increased chance of false color and moiré. Read More…

Posted in Software, Tips and Techniques on March 15th, 2012. 1 Comment.

Nikon has just released their NEF RAW workflow software View NX 2.3.0 (full version) and Capture NX 2.3.1 (updater). As usual, bug fixes, enhancements, and supports for new cameras are added. Nikon View NX 2.3.0 and Picture Control Utility now work as native 64-bit applications under 64-bit version of Windows 7 and Vista. Capture NX 2.3.1 adds the support for D4. It didn’t mention D800 because the support is already in the earlier version. The Nikon D800 was supposed to be released the previous year. Read More…

Posted in Software on February 15th, 2012. No Comments.
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I came across Nexus Image at Lifehacker today. It was introduced as a “Fast, Free Image Viewer for Windows”. Read More…

Posted in Software on January 4th, 2012. No Comments.
SCLogo

It always amazes me that so many people want to find out how many photos they have taken using their DSLR cameras. I originally posted the article How to Find Out the Total Shutter Actuations of your DSLR in 2007. This article has been one of the most popular ones on DPTnT since! Read More…

Posted in Digital photography, Software on December 31st, 2011. 1 Comment.
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New York Times has a list of best iPhone apps of 2011. One only photography iPhone app made the list.

It is the Photosynth by Microsoft Corporation. Photosynth is nothing new. We have mentioned it a couple of years ago. Read More…

Posted in Software on December 25th, 2011. No Comments.
CaptureNX2

Nikon release Capture NX 2.3.0 (Europe version) for both Windows and Mac. The Windows version is now a native 64bit application under 64bit Windows OS. Nikon also released View NX  2.2.5 (Europe version). It works fine under 64bit windows but it operates as a 32bit application. Read More…

Posted in Software on December 21st, 2011. No Comments.
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

Adobe released the latest version of their flagship RAW photo management and workflow software Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3.6. The new version provides additional camera support for over 20 new camera models including the Canon Powershot S100, Fuji FinePix X10, and Nikon 1 J1. It also contains numerous bug fixes. Read More…

Posted in News, Software on December 17th, 2011. No Comments.
Canon Full HD Movie Print

If a picture is worth a thousand words how about the frames from a HD movie that are captured at the rate of 24, 30, or even 60 frames per second?

It may not be trivial for everybody to extract certain frames from a video clip even through the practice is well-known. Last year, Canon released a software called Full HD Movie Print that allows printing from HD or Full HD movie clips created by Canon EOS Digital SLR or PowerShot digital cameras. The software allows user to capture frames manually or automatically at given frequency and range. It also has basic movie frame enhancement functions such as noise reduction and sharpening.

In a recent newsletter, Canon announced new Full HD Movie Print software with three additional features: Merge Frames, Layout, and Clear Images. The “Merge Frames” tool allows user to overlay sequences of movements in a single image. The “Layout” tool doesn’t overlay frames like “Merge Frames” tool but arranges re-sized video frames in chronological order on a single page. The “Clearer Images” feature makes it easy to select the clearest frames to print. Read More…

Posted in Software on December 13th, 2011. No Comments.
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