PhotoScan by Google: use your phone to scan paper photos

PhotoScan by Google: use your phone to scan paper photos

Google comes with a new application for the photo fans. The new PhotoScan app will scan your photos using your mobile phone or tablet. You don't need a flat-bed scanner and all the things around it. Just aim your phone to the paper photo on your table and take five photos of it.

How to colorize black and white photos online

How to colorize black and white photos online

There are many tools and applications you can use to colorize your old photos. Most of them are too much complicated for a common user. But there is a new website which is able to colorize the black and white photos online.

How To Take Great Beach Photos – Essential Tips

How To Take Great Beach Photos – Essential Tips

One of the most popular ways to get out of the house, whether for a vacation or a weekend getaway, is to pack up and head to the beach. You don't have to wait in line to get in, there's plenty of room for everyone and there's no dress code.

Free download: Google Nik Collection

Free download: Google Nik Collection

Do you know Nik Collection? An interesting set of programs running separately or as Photoshop or Lightroom plugins? These precious photo editing tools are free now. Download is available for both Windows and OS X.

Free download: Snapselect: Duplicate and Similar Photos Cleaner

Free download: Snapselect: Duplicate and Similar Photos Cleaner

For a limited time (today's Mother's Day) there is a free download of Snapselect. This OS X app can find duplicate and similar photos in your folders or photo catalogues from another programs.

How to take photo of a raindrop?

How to take photo of a raindrop?

Raindrop can be photographed in different ways. It depends on the viewpoint of the photographer. Suppose you want to photograph of a raindrop ready to drip from the leaf of a plant then you need to get closer to the raindrop. Make sure that you frame the picture in such a way that it gives a pleasant look to the viewer. You can make use of the macro mode in your camera, if it supports that.

How to prevent Red Eyes in Photos

How to prevent Red Eyes in Photos

Red Eye is an unwanted phenomenon in photography that occurs when we take photos in low light using a flash. In simple words it’s just the reflection of light from our eyes because of the intense light falling on to it. Now, the question will be how to avoid these uninteresting red eyes from photos. The immediate answer that comes to our mind would be to fix it using some image-processing tool like Photoshop. Let us see, how to avoid this while taking the picture itself so that we don’t have to work twice.

Photoshop CC 14.2 comes with new features

Photoshop CC 14.2 comes with new features

Adobe announced availability of new Photoshop version for members of their Creative Cloud program. The new Adobe Photoshop CC 14.2 comes with features like Perspective Warp, linked Smart Objects and support for 3D printing.

20 tips for winter photography

20 tips for winter photography

Some say winter photography is the most difficult season to photograph. And that could be because of the difficulty with light, shadows and reflections in an all white landscape. But winter is a season you can get out and about and capture the magic of a winter wonderland. So if you need inspiration to get out in the cold here are 20 tips to help you get great winter photos.

How to set Black and White points in Lightroom 4

How to set Black and White points in Lightroom 4

Setting the black and white point is very critical to bring out the correct exposure of the photo, especially when you are shooting in raw format. Many of the amateur photographers find it difficult to set the same.

Understanding a Histogram

Understanding a Histogram

Most of the people who use a digital camera or a DSLR camera would have come across the histogram and many still don’t know what information to grab from it. Understanding histogram is a pretty easy thing. In simple words, it tells you whether the captured image is properly exposed or not. This will help you to improve as a photographer.

Zoner Photo Studio for Android

Zoner Photo Studio for Android

Day by day the number of photo processing software are increasing in android platform. Zoner has released a photo-processing tool for android platform and that too absolutely free of cost. You can download it from the Google play store. It supports all android devices with versions 4.0 and higher.

Picmonkey Review

Picmonkey Review

Pickmonkey is an online photo-editing tool, where you can bring your imagination to work. It comes in two versions, basic version comes for free and you can upgrade it to a paid version that allows you to use some more tools and ad-free editing. You can either choose a monthly plan for 4.99$ per month or an annual plan for 33$ a year for the paid version.

Fhotoroom review

Fhotoroom review

Now, there are plenty of photo processing software available in the market, which makes it difficult to choose the right one for you. Fhotoroom is an image processing software available in windows platform, which can be used by people carrying smartphones or tablets with windows operating system. This is available for free from the windows store, which is a major advantage. So, you can definitely try it once. Desktop version does not come for free.

DxO Optics Pro 9 review

DxO Optics Pro 9 review

This time DxO Optics pro has come up with some breakthrough achievements in raw image processing and conversions. They have introduced a new advanced noise reduction technology called “PRIME” (Probabilistic Raw Image Enhancement). This feature allows one to remove noise from images shot at very high ISO settings. So, photographers do not have to worry anymore about boosting the ISO in low light conditions. The new noise reduction technique is able to bring the details and colors after processing, which usually gets lost when we apply any noise reduction technique resulting in the photo to be very soft.

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