Nik Software, the maker of the famous Nikon Capture NX and NX2 software for Nikon RAW image processing, has released a software called Snapseed developed exclusively for the iPAD.

With Snapseed, photo editing is as simple as tapping and swiping your fingers on the iPAD. You can easily adjust images for brightness, contrast, saturation, etc. It is also very easy to straighten leaning photos and crop them to the size you want. Nik didn’t forget to bring their excellent U Point selective local area adjustment to Snapseed either. People who are familiar with Nikon Capture NX or NX2 software will really appreciate this great feature for intuitive local adjustments without complicated layers and masks.

The software also provides some special effects such as black and white, grunge, vintage film, center focus, etc.

With built-in sharing function, it is easy for users to share edited photos by email or on social networking sites (Flickr and Facebook are supported).

Snapseed for iPAD is currently available from iTunes App Store for $4.99.

Coverages of Snapseed on the web

Posted in Digital photography, Photo Editing, Software on June 8th, 2011. No Comments.

One way of having fun with your digital photo collection is to make photo collages. If one picture is worth a thousand words, it doesn’t need a math genius to figure out how expressive a photo collage can be. Without spending any money on commercial software, you can use Google Picasa for some limited collage functionalities. Now you can make some very nice photo collages online for free and easily, with just a few mouse clicks, thanks to the service provided by Photovisi.

At photovisi.com you first select one of the many (currently they have 18 of them) collage templates, add your photos, then customize it by dragging photos around. After the collage is finished, it’s available for download or print on merchandise such as fridge magnets, postcard, posters, mouse pad, and mugs. Read More…

Posted in Digital photography, Photo Editing on November 17th, 2009. No Comments.

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We covered the book last December. After a long wait, the book is finally available from Amazon, just a few days before the scheduled release date of May 11th. Instead of 288 pages as originally described, the book is now listed as 320 pages.

The author of the book is Mike Hagen of Out There Images, who is also the author of the well received book The Nikon Creative Lighting System: Using the SB-600, SB-800, SB-900, and R1C1 Flashes.

The Wiley “After the shoot” series books target on-the-go photographers who want the ability to edit photos on a laptop wherever the shoot takes them. The book should provide effective references on the location. Another book in the series is the Photoshop CS4 After the Shoot.

Book details

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470409266
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470409268
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 5.9 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
Posted in News, Photo Editing on May 5th, 2009. 3 Comments.

Getting punchy colors in Capture NX is an easy task. In this tutorial, I will show you some tips for getting more vibrant fall foliage colors and contrasty blue skies in Capture NX. I am using Capture NX2, but you should be able to get the same result from Capture NX as well. Read More…

Posted in Photo Editing, Tutorials on September 1st, 2008. No Comments.

I was forum surfing at DPReview and found a nice Capture NX tip to remove dust spot. Nikon Capture NX does not have a healing brush or clone tool like Adobe Photoshop. Typically dust spot removal in Capture NX involves selecting the dust spot using lasso tool, colorizing the selected area with color that is the same as the background, blurring the edges with some feather on the selection. This neat new technique uses distortion control (Adjustment -> Correct -> Distortion Control) instead of the Colorize tool. And it works!

Posted in Photo Editing, Tips and Techniques, Tutorials on April 1st, 2008. No Comments.
Red Eye Removal

Nikon Capture NX has an easy-to-use red eye removal tool: RedEye Control Point. Most times it works well.  All you need to do is to place a red eye control point on each of the red eyes and set the proper radius. However, sometimes it leaves a green tint and other times it doesn’t work at all. In this tutorial, I will show you a red eye removal technique that is more flexible and always works (even on monkeys). Read More…

Posted in Photo Editing on February 14th, 2008. 6 Comments.

I just saw this awesome link (on Digg) to 40 intriguing and fun digitally created photos. Reality and fantasy are a little difficult to distinguish in the Digital World.

Posted in Miscellaneous, Photo Editing on February 12th, 2008. No Comments.

Hot spots refer to shinny areas on the faces of the portraits that are caused by strong light reflections from oily or sweating skins. They are typically on the nose or forehead but they can appear anywhere depending on the angles of the camera, subject, and the light source. In this tutorial, I will show you a very easy way of removing the hot spots while preserving natural-looking skin details using Nikon Capture NX. Read More…

Posted in Photo Editing on January 20th, 2008. 2 Comments.
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