22.7.18

Nahlédnutí do obsahu CD přílohy časopisu "Digitalní foto"

CD příloha časopisu Digitální foto vypadá zvenku dosti tajuplně, takže se není co divit, že řada potenciálních zájemců o časopis, se ptá, co tam skutečně je. Rozhodl jsem se vyslyšet toho volání a připravil jsem slideshow, která ono tajemství poodhaluje.
Slideshow jsem vystavil do prostoru Nikon Image Space, najdete ji na adrese:  http://img.gg/HF9W87Y
Slideshow sestává z 26-ti slajdů. Po otevření webové stránky fotoalba DF0718 v NIKON Image Space se vám nabízí několik možností.
Kliknutím na volbu "slideshow" spustíte automatické listování obrázků, jde to však dost pomalu.
Pokud si chcete sami určovat dobu prohlížení jednotlivých slajdů, vynechte volbu "slideshow", a klikněte na první slajd a po jeho zobrazení využívejte šipku vpravo.  
Věřím, že oceníte toto malé nahlédnutí do "tajuplného" obsahu CD, které je přiloženo ke každému číslu časopisu "Digitální foto".
P.S. nepřehlédněte, že CD obsahuje i sadu LUTs - LookUp Tables!

Jak se zbavit šumu na fotografiích pomocí Zoner Photo Studia

Problematika odstraňování šumu na fotografiích je trvale aktuální téma.
O tom, jak se s tímto problémy vypořádat, pojednává na dvou stránkách v červencovém čísle časopis Digitální foto
Cituji úvod k článku:  
Neostré fotografie plné šumu nejsou v oblibě většiny fotografu. Občas se jim ale nelze vyhnout. Naštěstí můžete množství šumu kdykoliv snížit díky úpravám v Zoner Photo Studiu. Jako u všech podobných editací přitom platí jedno důležité pravidlo - nic se nesmí přehánět. Se šumem se setkáte při focení za nepříznivých světelných podmínek, kterým potřebujete přizpůsobit nastavení fotoaparátu. V první řadě snížením clony a zvýšením expozičního času. Jenže i to má své limity. A proto někdy ani takové řešení nestačí. Pak přichází na řadu zvýšení citlivosti ISO.
Díky tomu zvýšíte citlivost snímače na světlo a získáte tak světlejší snímky, aniž byste museli upravovat clonu nebo expoziční čas. Jenže vyšší ISO znamená také více šumu na fotkách. Neznamená to ale, že situaci vyřešíte ponecháním citlivosti na ISO 100, podexponováním snímku a pozdějším zesvětlením v počítači. Dosáhli byste tím jen toho, že v tmavých místech nebude dostatek informací a vzniknou ještě horší artefakty než šum. Je tedy lepší do určitě míry ISO zvýšit a mít fotku správně exponovanou....". Více v čísle 7/18 "Digitální foto".

Digitální foto 7/18

www.digifotomag.cz

Poznámka na úvod:
Červencové číslo opět zazářilo. Hlavní téma patří k těm, které představují
kapitolu pomyslné knihy o digifální fotgrafii. Investice do časopisu se stále více vyplácí.
Z obsahu čísla:
Využijte najlepší světlo - jak fotografovat ve "zlaté hodince" ( hlavní téma )
10 kroků k výnosnému fotografickému workshopu - Jak se stát lektorem
Rozhobory: Mike Tully - detailní záběry hmyzu a pavouků - makrofotografie
Zbavte se zátěže - Advertoriál
Portérétní objektivy
(Bonus aka) Portréty s příběhem
Na CD příloze: Fotografické techniky na dovolenou
Příští číslo: 2. půka srpna - Nejlepší krajiny


Bez virů. www.avast.com

14.7.18

What’s new with Perfectly Clear v3 5

What’s new with Perfectly Clear v3 5

Athentech announces a major update to Perfectly Clear— Version 3.5. Whether you’re using Perfectly Clear Complete or Perfectly Clear Essentials, some major improvements make your photo workflow even better. Perfectly Clear is now a Stand-Alone ApplicationAthentech wants as many photographers as possible to use Perfectly Clear, so they have removed the need for using a host application.
Open RAW and traditional photos directly Crop to whatever size you need Print your photos Export to popular file formats for sharing. If you don’t want to change your workflow, no sweat.  Your purchase includes a license to the stand-alone version in addition to the plug-in for Photoshop, Lightroom, Essentials, PaintShop Pro, and an external editor for Photos for Mac, Aperture, and Capture One. It’s your workflow, made better, faster and easier than ever before! Filmstrip for Easy Navigation. If you use Perfectly Clear with Lightroom or as a standalone application, its easy to open up more than one photo at a time. This makes it easy to develop the whole shoot or just fix your favorites.  Be sure to use the filmstrip to switch between any open photo for quick adjustment. Undo/Redo Perfectly Clear makes it easy to experiment to find the perfect image. Try presets, flexible controls, and LOOKs to get the perfect image. If you find that you’ve changed your mind… we offer an undo and redo command that lets you explore previous edits. The Preset browser has a new icon view. You can now see each preset group as useful thumbnail icons. You’ll see what the preset looks like without even having to apply it. See one you like? Just click its thumbnail to try it out. Unique LOOKs technology makes it easy to apply digital film stocks, creative color grades and more.  You can also quickly browse the results of  different LOOKs without having to apply one by one. The LOOKs browser is a quick way to preview and choose the image of your choice. Do you lIke the list view for organizing or searching? It’s still there! 
Conclusion:
1. Perfectly Clear is Now A Stand-Alone Application! 
2. Filmstrip for Easy Navigation
3. Undo/Redo 
4. Visual Presets & LOOKs Preview 
5. Manual Finishing Controls 
6. Graduated Filters
7. Stylistic Vignette and Radial Filters 
8. Robust Color Restoration 
9. More Tint Removal Controls
More information: www.athentech.com




Perfectly Clear with Capture One

With Perfectly Clear Complete v3, it is now possible to use Perfectly Clear with Capture One.  
Here’s how: 
- Highlight a photo in your library.
- Choose File > Edit with….
- In the new dialog choose options for your file.  We recommend a TIFF file at 16-bit.  Use the sRGB color space or Adobe RGB color space.
- Click Open With and choose PerfectlyClearComplete LR.
- Click Edit Variant to send the image to Perfectly Clear.
- Make any edits in Perfectly Clear and click Save and the image is returned to CaptureOne
- You can choose the updated image as a Variant from the side panel.
You can see the workflow in my Slideshow Review:
https://www.akamonitor.cz/sw/peclcaon/
You can see a video here:
http://www.athentech.com/help/faq/using-perfectly-clear-capture-one

11.7.18

BatchPhoto Espresso

Rád bych pár slovy upozornil na zajímavý on-line foto editor, jehož použití je zdarma. Překvapila mne jednoduchost a slušná kvalita výstupů funkcí.
Najdete ho na adrese.
https://www.batchphoto.com/espresso/
Anotace on-line editoru:
Cituji: "Convert, resize, crop, rotate, touch-up or apply effects on photos with Espresso, the free online & mobile version of BatchPhoto!"

BatchPhoto - All-n-One Slideshow-review

BatchPhoto - All-n-One Slideshow-review
Recenzi ve formě sleideshow najdete na adrese:
https://www.akamonitor.cz/sw/batchphoto/
Přehled vybraných funkcí programu:
BATCH - Edit thousands of pictures in one operation with support for multi-core CPUs!
MONITOR - Watch folders for new or updated images and automatically apply a custom set of edits.
CONVERT - Read and save 170+ image formats, including: JPG, TIF, PNG, GIF, PDF.
RAW - Read all RAW image formats generated by almost all DSLR digital cameras.
RENAME - Give meaningful names to your images instead of the default cryptic names.
UPLOAD - Edit your photos then directly upload them to FTP, Facebook, or Flickr.
DATE - Date stamp photos in bulk with their original date/time as taken from the EXIF record.
CROP - Automatically cut hundreds of photos to a predefined aspect ratio or custom rectangle.
RESIZE - Change image sizes in bulk for easy sharing or to save space.
WATERMARK - Visually watermark images with logos and texts in bulk.
TOUCH-UP - Edit photos in bulk with filters like: Auto Contrast, Auto Gamma, Sharpen, Brightness.
FX - Apply graphical effects to photos in bulk, effects like: Sepia, B&W, Charcoal, Oil Paint.
Detailní přehled funkcí
Functionality
BATCH PROCESSING - Edit and convert thousands of images in one session with support for multi-core CPUs!
FOLDER WATCH - Monitor folders for newly added images and automatically apply custom defined edits.
CONVERT IMAGES - Convert to and from 170+ image formats, including: JPEG, TIFF, PNG, GIF, PDF.
RAW FORMATS - Support for RAW image formats (digital negatives) from DSLR digital cameras.
RENAME PHOTOS - Change the cryptic names generated by digital cameras to meaningful names.
IMAGE TO PDF - Create PDF albums from multiple photos for easy sharing.
EXIF & IPTC - Preserve EXIF & IPTC metadata when saving between compatible image formats.
CONTEXTUAL MENU - Edit photos with custom profiles, directly from Windows® Explorer's right-click menu.
FTP - Edit images, optimize for web use, then upload to FTP.
FACEBOOK - Edit your photos and upload them to Facebook or Flickr in the same session.
Annotate & Decorate
DATE STAMP-Automatically imprint the original date and time on dozens of digital photos.
WATERMARK-Protect photos with watermarks as either text or logos.
COMMENT-Add single or multi-line text comments to pictures.
PHOTO BORDER-Add grunge, vintage, and shape borders to pictures in batch mode.
PICTURE FRAME-Decorate your photos with classic picture frames.
VINTAGE FRAME-Decorate your photos with vintage picture frames.
Transform
RESIZE - Resize hundreds of photos in one step for easy sharing or to save space.
AUTO ROTATE - Automatically rotate hundreds of photos in bulk to their correct orientation.
AUTO CROP - Automatically crop images to a predefined aspect ratio or custom rectangle.
CHANGE DPI - Easily adjust the DPI and the document size in inches.
COLOR REPLACE - Replace any color in the image, with another color or with the alpha channel.
ROTATE - Rotate photos by a specified number of degrees.
Touch-Up
AUTO CONTRAST- Automatically adjust the contrast of dozens of photos in one session.
AUTO GAMMA - Automatically adjust gamma levels.
SHARPEN - Sharpen pictures by enhancing edge contrast.
BRIGHTNESS - Adjust the light intensity of multiple photos at once.
CONTRAST - Accurately adjust contrast levels.
COLOR BALANCE - Adjust the Red, Green and Blue color channels.
Effects
SEPIA - Make dozens of pictures look older, in warmer colors, with the sepia special effect.
BLACK & WHITE - Transform multiple pictures from true colors to gray scale colors.
CHARCOAL - Transform dozens of pictures to a charcoal sketch.
OIL PAINT - Make lots of pictures look like oil paintings in batch mode.
EMBOSS - Highlights edges in picture with a 3D effect.
SOLARIZE - Make picture look like the photographic film was exposed to light.

10.7.18

LUTs with the ColorDirectory

Využití LUTs techniky v Cyberlink ColorDirectory Nedávno jsem si na webu povšiml zprávy, že ColorDirectory ve verzi 6 podporuje využití techniky LookUp Tables - LUTs. ( Pozn, verze 5 tuto funkci nemá! ) Nelenil jsem a nainstaloval jsem TRIAL verzi programu a použití LUTs jsem si vyzkoušel. Záznam mého experimentu, ve formě Slideshow, najdete na adrese:
www.akamonitor.cz/sw/colordir 
( Pozn." Pokud se mi podaří získat plnou verzi, zveřejním komplexní recenzi poslední verze ColorDirectory, )


8.7.18

SHOTCUT - Multiplatformní editor pro zpracování a střih videa.

SHOTCUT - Multiplatformní editor pro zpracování a střih videa.
Adresa produktové stránky je: www.shotcut.com
Shotcut je považován za nejlepší free video editor, lokalizovaný do češtiny. 
Kromě základních editačních funkcí, nabízí také funkce pro optimalizaci kvality videí a pro přehrávání streamovaných videí. Říká se, že dobrá dokumentace je polovina úspěchu na trhu. Program Shotcut, přesto, že je zdarma, je vybaven po této stránce dokonale.  Podrobné informace o programu získáte, kromě produktové stránky, též v mé All-in-One Slideshow, kterou najdete na adrese: www.akamonitor.cz/sw/shotcutrev

7.7.18

How to Create LUTs in DaVinci Resolve

How to Create LUTs in DaVinci Resolve
The address of the full text:
https://filmora.wondershare.com/davinci-resolve/how-to-create-luts-in-davinci-resolve.html
Getting started text: 
"You will be glad to know that when you have DaVinci Resolve in your system, you can download LUTs from website, but also you can develop your personalized LUT with ease. There are generally two types of LUTs, 1D LUT and 3D LUT. DaVinci Resolve platform can be used to develop normal 3D LUT or Soft Clip LUT, namely both 1D and 3D LUTs. However, 1D LUTs are observed to provide much accurate results with the help of 1023 data points as compared to 33x33x33 cube of 3D LUT. Hence it is good to follow soft clip LUT for 1D LUT and apply 3D LUT on all other applications. The article below will help you to learn the techniques to develop Soft Clip LUT and normal 3D LUTs.
The DaVinci Resolve Software is really a professional editor, but it is a little complicated for beginners. If you want to apply a LUT in your video easily and quickly, we recommend you to use Wondershare Filmora which allows you to add a 3D Look-up Table with ease.
The built-in 3D LUT is comprehensive yet easy to use, which features effects including Game of Thrones, Walking Dead, Harry Potter, and House of Cards. What’s more, it also allows you to download a LUT from website. Let’s take a look at how to apply a LUT in Filmora.... cont."

THE ULTIMATE LUT GUIDE

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT LUTS
Adresa plného znění dokumentu:
https://groundcontrolcolor.com/pages/the-ultimate-lut-guide
Cituji úvodní odsavec:
"LUTS can be a little scary if you haven't used them before. It seems like some kind of miraculous filter. ​You supposedly just drop this thing on your footage and it looks nice.
But the truth is, LUTs are simple. The way you use them is simple, once you get over the scary magic, things start to make sense. Read on and we'll dive in deeper to explore exactly what a LUT is and how they're used in color grading..... ( cont. ")

4.7.18

Capture One Style Packs - Slideshow

Accelerate your creative process with Capture One Styles 
The improved Styles workflow that debuted in Capture One 10.1 is further enhanced with the addition of Styles Packs. Each pack comes with up to 18 different Styles designed to enhance curves, saturation, and tonal adjustments - without affecting key capture parameters such as exposure, white balance, or levels.

All-in-One Slideshow
of the CaptureOne Styles is HERE:

www.akamonitor.cz/sw/postyles

30.6.18

Capture One 11 Pro - Overview - selected features

Capture One 11 Pro - Overview - selected features
The PhaseOne product website: https://www.phaseone.com
The review is presented in two parts:
A) The short version - with the link to the full  version
B) The full version of the review.
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A) Short version of the review 

Capture One continues to lead the way in RAW file image editing. 
Expertise from creating customized color profiles for more than 400 cameras, combined with the relentless dedication to creative freedom has brought recognition to Capture One’s workflow, exceptional color handling, and precision editing tools. 
Capture One is known for its exceptional handling of color. Thanks to custom camera profiling, every RAW file shines - straight from the camera. Whether you seek creative color grading tools or want to ensure natural colors in your images, Capture One delivers powerful and precise tools to achieve your vision.
From customizable tools and keyboard shortcuts to graphics acceleration and instant tethered capture; Capture One is built to minimize your workload and maximize your efficiency. Design your own workspace and find your way of working in Capture One.
Using process recipes, exporting images to multiple formats, sizes and locations is only a click away. Options include - Ignore crop, sharpen for output, strip metadata, add watermarks and much more. Process recipes are the corner stone of your output process.
Graphics acceleration (OpenCL) utilizes the power of your graphics card (GPU) offering a smoother experience when editing, and higher performance when processing images. 
Asset management is important for every photographer, be it management of images from individual day-to-day jobs or large collections with thousands of images. Capture One offers tools and solutions for every type of photographer, making asset management simple, fast and effective
Capture One has a robust workflow that suits your way of working. Sessions are designed for most day-to-day jobs, Catalogs for large collections of images and you can even use Capture One as your stand alone image editing tool of choice.
Every tool is designed to give you full control of all aspects of the editing process - preserving, recovering and optimizing all information from your RAW files. The full range of tools offer extensive possibilities to always achieve perfect results.
The improved Styles workflow that debuted in Capture One 10.1 is further enhanced with the addition of Styles Packs. Each pack comes with up to 18 different Styles designed to enhance curves, saturation, and tonal adjustments - without affecting key capture parameters such as exposure, white balance, or levels.
Capture One enables independent process recipes saving different setups to easily achieve your desired output with one click. Each recipe can have a different image size, quality, ICC profile and sharpening among other settings. Output Proofing enables you to quickly view the final image of each recipe without having to process your image first. 
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The link to the full version of the review:
https://photo-sw-news.akamonitor.cz/2018/06/capture-one-11-pro-owerview-selected.html
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With image quality as the driving factor, Capture One is developed to squeeze every RAW file to the limit, providing the highest level of details possible. Each supported lens applies a custom-made lens profile, providing precise tools for minimizing distortion and light fall-off.
I am preparing the All-in-One Slidshow-review, which will present main functions and the environment closer.
You will find the link to the Slideshow in this weblog ( https://digifoto.akamonitor.cz ).

29.6.18

Online úložiště přímo v Zoner Photo Studiu X

Informaci o nové funkci ZPSX najdete na adrese:
https://www.zoner.cz/zoner-photo-cloud
Přímo ve svém Zoner Photo Studiu X najdete v Navigátoru Zoner Photo Cloud. S tímto online úložištěm můžete pracovat stejně snadno a rychle jako s jakýmkoliv jiným zdrojem dat v ZPS X. 

Každý uživatel ZPS X získává základní tarif (5GB prostoru) zdarma!
Zoner Photo Cloud si nejlépe rozumí s fotkami stejně jako naše Zoner Photo Studio X, nahrávat do něj však můžete jakýkoliv formát souboru od videí po dokumenty. Omezeni jste jen maximální kapacitou úložiště.
Veškerý přenos dat je šifrovaný a zabezpečený oproti odposlechu s kontrolou SSL certifikátů. Autentizace splňuje nejvyšší bezpečnostní úroveň využitím časově omezených tokenů. 
K datům máte přístup jen a pouze vy prostřednictvím svého Zoner Photo Studia X. Případně uživatelé, se kterými svá data sdílíte. Tím je vyloučen únik prostřednictvím cizích aplikací a vyloučeno znehodnocení dat např. virem "Ransomware".  Samozřejmostí je "koš", který vás chrání před nechtěným smazáním dat; ta můžete kdykoliv do 30 dní obnovit.

28.6.18

Professional Passport Photo Software

Professional Passport Photo Software
The product-website: www.passport-photo-software.com
All-in-One Slideshow-review: www.akamonitor.cz/sw/passport
Owerview:
"Any photo studio that deals with ID photos has three cornerstones: the camera that you shoot with, the lighting equipment and the software that you use to edit and print the photos. The first two depend largely on your budget and technical knowledge – nowadays even a compact camera can shoot pictures of high quality. When it comes to passport photo maker software, every photographer or business owner starts looking for a tool that satisfies their requirements: it must facilitate the photo editing process, minimize the time spent on editing and produce images suitable for any type of ID applications."
"Passport Photo Maker is the ultimate software tool that helps you prepare and print ID photos in no time. The program complies with the latest requirements for passport and ID photos set in different countries. Equipped with presets for a range of ID types such as passport, visa, driving license etc., it lets you create professional quality ID photos in a few minutes. The authors use their experience in image processing to make your photos perfect. Passport Photo Maker offers ideal solutions both for home users and professional photo studios. It features a stylish intuitive interface, an easy-to-master toolkit, and advanced image processing algorithms. The smart print module provides fully customizable settings and ensures the best quality of your photos.
The series of video lessons will give you a complete overview of Passport Photo Maker. The videos cover all the steps of working with the software, and aim to help you master all its features.
Key Features of Passport Photo Maker:
Integrated up-to-date database of ID types for different countries that correspond to the latest passport photo requirements.
- The autocrop function with biometric features detection that performs automatic cropping of the image according to the requirements of the selected ID type.
- The editing module helps to change the background color of the images, replace the clothes as well as enhance the quality of the shot (adjusting brightness & contrast, red eye removal option, etc.).
- Customized print layout templates for printing any number of photos and combining different ID types on a page.
- Management tools for photo studios: integrated order statistics and activity log, price management module, client database.
Whatever photography business software you choose, the key points will stay as they are - be quick in making the photos, produce only high quality photos that satisfy the official requirements and manage your business in the most effective way. Passport Photo Maker corresponds to all these needs and has already become the choice of many studios all over the world. Another valuable point is that the software can become a handy tool for home users or HR departments of different companies due to its user-friendly interface and perfectly customizable sets of templates. Try it today to see how it speeds up the production process and leaves you with nothing but happy customers and easily earned income!"

25.6.18

A new version of Aurora HDR 2018 is available

Aurora HDR 2018 1.2.0
Informaci o novém updatu programu AURORA 2018, najdete na adrese: 
https://skylum.com/blog/free-aurora-hdr-2018-update-released
Zde jsou hlavní zlepšení updatované verze
Here is a list of the key improvements:
WINDOWS
- Added Lens Correction tool
- Added Transform tool
- Added Info panel
- Added Color Denoise option for RAW files
- Added Single View Mode
- Improved Dodge & Burn filter
- Improved Presets
- Improved localizations
- Fixed issues with handling metadata from Lightroom, .NEF brackets colors and Drag & Drop.
Výňatky z textu:
"NEW Faster opening of RAW-files. You can now open raw files much faster thanks to improvements in our RAW engine. This means a faster initial merge and an overall speed boost.
NEW White Balance Tool. A new White Balance functionality and eyedropper tool háve been added to the HDR Basic filter. This makes it easy to remove color cast issues in an image. Changes to White Balance are now also stored in History States to make choosing an Undo level even more NEW Batch Processing. Windows users gain the useful Batch Processing tool (also available in the Mac version). This makes it easy to select a large project or several images or brackets and develop them all at once. You can also savé custom job."
This is one of the lovely things about modern technology and software development - the ability to easily “push” automatic updates to software as needed. We like this very much and am pretty sure you appreciate it too!
Vystavil jsem slideshow review, charakterizující v 50-ti slajdech současnou verzi AURORA 2018.
Najdete ji na adrese: https://www.akamonitor.cz/sw/aurora2018up/.

22.6.18

Počítač pro každého 14/18

www.ppk.cz

Tabulky v dokumentu

Turistické mapy pro mobily a tablety

Vzorce v tabulkách

Externí navigace do auta

Online úpravy obrázků

(Bonus aka) 50 tipů a rad

Na CD příloze: Nejlepší freewarové hry

Příští číslo: 6. 7. - Nejlepší bezplatné programy

21.6.18

New post in aifoto.akamonitor.cz

New post in https://aifoto.akamonitor.cz.
AI Is Already Changing The Way We Think About Photography

Autor: Evgeny Tchebotarev 

Digitální foto 175 - Obsah CD

Součástí každého čísla časopisu Digitální foto, je CD příloha.
CD příloha k číslu 7/18, nese název "Fotografické techniky na léto".
Na obálce CD není, kromě názvu-tématu, uveden detailní obsah.
Vzhledem k tomu, že obsah CD aktuálního čísla, je opravdu zajímavý, rozhodl jsem se, zpřístupnit vám pomocí Slideshow ve formátu PDF, obrazovou ukázku struktury obsahu CD. Slideshow obsahuje 30 slajdů.
Vystavil jsem ho, trochu netradičně, na Dropboxu a to na adrese:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/9lgd9ng21tpseod/digimagCD0718.pdf?dl=0
Můžete si ho prohlédnout přímo v Dropboxu. Upravte si velikost slajdu a listujte s využitím MENU, které se vám zobrazí po najetí na spodní část slajdu.

20.6.18

Digitální foto 7/18


Černá a bílá – Klasická fotografie – 18 stran
Umění z kamenů – zaplňte hledáček geologickými lahůdkami
Kritický pohled na vlasstní fotografie
Fotoslovníček: natáčíme video – jak nastavit fotoaparát a na co si dát pozor
Canon EOS 5D MK IV versus NIKON D850
( Bonus aka ) ZPS – Foto v protisvětle – 4 kroky k dokonalým snímkům
Na CD příloze: Fotografické techniky na léto
Příští číslo: Zlatá hodinka – fotografujte v nejlepším světlem

HOW TO INSTALL LUTIFY.ME LUTS INTO CAPTURE ONE PRO STYLES AND PRESETS TOOL

HOW TO INSTALL LUTIFY.ME LUTS INTO CAPTURE ONE PRO STYLES AND PRESETS TOOL
Využití Lutify.me LUTs musí předcházet jejich instalace do systému.
Je třeba říci, že pokud dokážete otevřít adresář AppData, je to jenom záležitost kopírování Lutify souborů.
Článek s vyobrazeními najdete na adrese:

https://lutify.me/support/documentation/how-to-install-lutify-me-luts-into-capture-one-pro-styles-and-presets-tool/
Cituji stručný výtah z textu návodu:
Instalation in Windows
Step 1 - Close Capture One if it is open.
Step 2 - Open your Lutify.me package and browse to the Capture One Styles > Windows folder
Step 3 - Copy both ‘JPG Styles’ and ‘Raw Styles’ folders from your package to the following location:
Windows Vista/7/8/10: X:\Users\username\AppData\Local\CaptureOne\Styles50
Please note: In most cases AppData and Application Data folders will be hidden. To copy files into this location you’ll first have to gain access to these folders.
If Styles50 folder doesn’t exist, create one and copy both ‘JPG Styles’ and ‘Raw Styles’ folders from your package into this folder.
Step 4
Open Capture One. You can find the newly installed LUTs under the Styles and Presets tool under User Styles category.
Step 5
Select appropriate style for the type of image you’re working on. Raw styles for Raw images. JPG styles for TIFF, JPG or PNG images. Selecting a style will apply a LUT on your image. You can further edit your image just as you would normally do. Full editing capabilities are retained.

Aurora HDR 2018 update

Aurora HDR 2018 update brings speed boost and more camera support
JUNE 20, 2018 BY ROD LAWTON
Plné znění úvodního článku:http://lifeafterphotoshop.com/aurora-hdr-2018-update-a-speed-boost-and-more-camera-support/
Skylum software has released version 1.2 of Aurora HDR with speed improvements for the Mac version, together with support for the innovative Loupedeck control console, while the Windows version gets batch processing Flip and Rotate tools and more as Skylum brings the Windows version closer to full feature parity with the Mac version.
The text contains the link to the review:
Aurora HDR 2018 review
SEPTEMBER 17, 2017 BY ROD LAWTON
Plné znění recenze:
http://lifeafterphotoshop.com/aurora-hdr-2018-review/
Cituji úvod recenze:
"This Aurora HDR 2018 review covers the latest version of MacPhun’s innovative and popular high dynamic range tool, and the big news with this release is not just the software improvements, which are substantial, but the fact that it’s now available in both Mac and PC versions.
- MacPhun Aurora HDR 2018 downloads and deals page
HDR photography is massively popular, as a technical tool for handling a very high brightness range, as a striking and vivid special effect or something in between. It’s never been difficult to create wild and wacky HDR effects with a whole bunch of other HDR apps, but it’s all too easy to end up with a super-saturated, overcooked HDR ‘look’ that is not to everyone’s taste, and the tricky part is creating images with more subtlety and depth.
- Aurora HDR 2018 has a new tone mapping engine that addresses this directly. The software works either as a standalone program or as a plug-in, it’s affordable, it’s understandable (reasonably) and can deliver great results. This review is based on the Mac version, the assumption being that the Windows version will look and behave in an identical fashion."

What’s New in ON1 Photo RAW 2018.5

What’s New in ON1 Photo RAW 2018.5
This is a free update to ON1 Photo RAW 2018. It’s packed full of new features as well as performance improvements and bug fixes
New features:
- Camera ProfilesNow you can select the same looks you see on the back of your camera right in ON1 Photo RAW. Select from Natural, Portrait, Landscape, etc. depending on what your camera offers. These are not not presets, they don’t adjust any of the sliders and they are non-destructive.
- Color LUTs in Effects — Color LUTs or look-up tables are a popular way to add matte, vintage or cinematic color grading looks. Now you can add them inside of Effects. We supply a ton of LUTs to get you started. Plus you can import LUTs in the common .3DL and .CUBE formats that you can find online. They work just like any other filter in Effects. You can stack them, mask them and control the blending options.
- Improve Brushing PerformanceBrushing with the Masking Brush more responsive, especially on Windows computers with large or high-dpi displays.
- Transform ImprovementsThe Transform pane in Develop is much improved. With the new options it is easy to correct perspective and rotation issues. The new grid makes it easier to visualize your results too.
- Faster Film Strip for CullingNow using the Filmstrip in Develop and Effects is just as fast as in Browse. You can switch photos instantly! You can even perform your editing and and culling tasks, like ratings, labels, rotate and delete, while you are adjusting your raw processing.
- RAW+JPGIf you shoot RAW and JPG at the same time, you can now collapse and hide the JPG copy so your library isn’t cluttered. Any metadata or file changes you make are mirrored to the JPG seamlessly.
- Nested AlbumsAlbums can now be organized just like folders. You can nest albums or photos inside of other albums. Create complex organizations to suit your needs. If you are migrating from Lightroom, your nested albums are brought over with the Lightroom migration assistant.
- Increased StabilityWe are always working to make ON1 Photo RAW faster and more stable. We have made big improvements under the hood to reduce the change of crashing when we encounter a corrupted photo file.
- Background Export — Time is money so we want you to be as productive as possible. When you export it now does it’s processing in the background so you can continue to work on another job.
- Nested PresetsWe all love presets and collect a ton of them. Now you can organize your presets into a nested category structure to organize them as you like. You can move, rename, delete and nest presets and categories as you see fit.
- New Cameras & LensesWith every free update we add as many new cameras and lenses that we can get our hands on. This list is fast changing, we will share the final details when we are ready to ship.

19.6.18

ON1 Photo Raw 2018.5 a Lutify.me - Slideshow

ON1 Photo Raw 2018.5 a Lutify.me - Slideshow
Verze ON1 Photo Raw 2018.5 obsahuje nově schopnost pracovat s LUT soubory.
Vlastnostem LUT se věnují jiné zprávy v tomto weblogu.
ON1 Photo Raw sice nabízí vlastní LUT soubory, nicméně profesionálním zdrojem LUT je firma Lutify.me.
Napadlo mne spojit prezentaci obou systémů a ukázat tak workflow uplatnění LUT v programu ON1 Photo Raw, jmenovitě v modulu ON1 Effects.
All-in-One Slideshow.-review najdete na adrese
https://www.akamonitor.cz/sw/on1-lutify/

18.6.18

Lutify creative color grades and film emulations

Lutify brings the power of professional color grading.
Rozhodl jsem se přiblížit návštěvníkům tohoto weblogu produkty firmy Lutify, nabízející vynikající LUTs. 

Lutify vyjadřuje své MOTTO slovy: "Take the shortcut. Use Lutify.me."
( Zdrojem pro tento text je obsah webové prezentace firmy Lutify. Prezentuji to nejpodstatnější z jejího obsahu.) 
Lutify creative color grades and film emulations have been carefully crafted by  image experts, all of whom are high-end commercial filmmakers, photographers, retouchers and colorists. Lutify didn’t stop there however. In order to deliver the best possible 3D LUTs, Lutify collected feedback from more than a dozen professional filmmakers and photographers.
Lutify photo effects and film emulations have been used professionally on sets for best known names.
- Lutify.me LUTs are fully compatible with Raw images. If the camera format is supported by Lightroom or Capture One, it is supported by Lutifys color grading LUTs. We can get the best of both worlds - creativity of LUTs with the flexibility of Raw formats.
- The high quality 3D LUTs also seamlessly integrated into the workflow in a large number of editing and color grading  applications. It doesn’t matter if you are a stills photographer or filmmaker, the high quality 3D LUTs from Lutify will fit your workflow. 
- Unleash your images full potential with thousands of individually crafted color transformations per LUT and color grade with ease and speed you haven’t experienced before.
- LUTs are fast. If you’re a video editor, colorist or aspiring filmmaker, this means no more rendering. Color grades are instant. If you’re a stills photographer, you'll be able to preview LUTs quickly, apply them in seconds and adjust them to your liking from within the familiar interface of your favorite image editing software. No need to learn new and complicated plugins.
- LUTs from Lutify save you hundreds of hours of guesswork trying to achieve the professional color grade. In a moments you’ll be able to create stunning professional looking videos and images. 
- Lutify offers 7 completely FREE high-quality 3D LUTs for you to try. 
3D LUTs from Lutify are fully compatible with Lightroom, Capture One, DaVinci Resolve, Premiere Pro, After Effects, Adobe Photoshop, Speedgrade, Final Cut Pro X, Assimilate Scratch, Baselight and more.
- When you subscribe to one of Lutify.me packages you get unlimited updates for the 3D LUTs in your package. Lutify usually releases an update once a month. 
- Lutifys Professional Package offers LUTs that are fully compatible with Raw images in Lightroom and Capture One. If your camera format is supported by Lightroom or Capture One, it is supported by our color grading LUTs. Take full advantage of complete Raw workflow in both Lightroom and Capture One with ous cinematic color gfading LUTs. 
3D LUTs included with the professional package are divided into ten different categories for easier browsing and orientation"
- CINE LOOKS
- TEAL & ORANGE
- CINEMATIC BASE GRADE
- CONTEMPORARY COLOR FILMS
- INSTANT FILMS
- ALTERNATIVE PROCESS
- VINTAGE FILMS
- SKIN TONE
- BLACK & WHITE FILMS
- MOVIES INSPIRED LOOKS
Lutify offers 3 packages of 3DLUTs:
Choose LUTs color grading package that best suits your needs and budget:
- PROFESSIONAL 3D LUTS PACKAGE
- STANDARD 3D LUTS PACKAGE
- BASIC 3D LUTS PACKAGE
The Lutify FAQ website contains answers on all main questions, connected with Lutifys LUTs. There are split in 3 groups of FAQs:
- GENERAL
- TECHNICAL
- WEBSITE AND LICENSE
- Unlike other styles and preset solutions which use internal color grading tools available in Capture One, Lutify  offers true cinematic color grading 3D LUTs developed with tools otherwise unavailable in Capture One. 
- Applying LUTs in Capture One is as easy as applying a style. It means installation is dead simple and all workflows are supported. You can apply LUTs to multiple images or use them for tethered shooting. 
- Using Lutifys LUTs inside Capture One offers the best of both worlds. Creativity of LUTs with the flexibility of Raw format. Check out the advantages of working with our LUTs in Capture One.
- A wise choice indeed, in moments, you'll be able to create stunning results with these 7 completely free 3D LUTs for photographers and filmmakers. Whether you're looking for a quick and free way to make your images look better or you simply want to try out a bit of what Lutify.me has to offer, these 3D LUTS will get your started.
These 3D LUTs are 100% free, meaning you can use them in any project, for any purpose, however you'd like. Simply subscribe to the Lutify.me newsletter below and Lutify will send you an email with a download link.

Color Theory for Photographers: An Introduction


Color Theory for Photographers: An Introduction
Photography’s answer to life.
Feb 6 2018 - Chelsea London - medium.com

Chelsea London is a travel photographer from New York, currently living a nomadic lifestyle — and capturing it all along the way. 
Celý článek se spoustou ilustrací, najdete na adrese:
https://medium.com/@pixelmagazine/color-theory-for-photographers-an-introduction-ae23296fda6d
Cituji vybrané části textu ( stručně komentovanou osnovu ):
"As photographers, we have a lot of tools available to us: compositional rules, lighting knowledge, the exposure triangle, and so on. Color is just another one of those tools. While it can be an intimidating element to a photographer, color can help solidify a voice. Knowing and understanding color theory — the way painters, designers, and artists of all trades do — a photographer can utilize color to their benefit.
- You may already be aware of the concept of additive and subtractive color (RGB vs. RYB), which is something we will touch upon in the next post in this series. For the sake of this article, we will be talking in generics about color theory and are focusing on Red Yellow Blue (RYB).
- Order of colors. This may cause some flashbacks to elementary school art class, but let’s start at the beginning: The orders of colors. There are three orders: Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary colors. When working in RYB color, the primary colors are red, yellow, and blue. That is to say, they are the three pure colors from which all other colors are derived. If we take two primary colors and add combine them equally, we get a secondary color. Finally, a tertiary color is one which is a combination of a primary and secondary color. Below you will see a graphic which depicts these three orders using an RYB color wheel.
- The Three Variables of Color
Now that we’ve been introduced to the orders of the colors, let’s look at their variables. Those who have post-processed images in Polarr, Adobe Lightroom, Apple Photos, Capture One, or any other RAW editor may be familiar with what is commonly known as the ‘HSL sliders.’ HSL meaning: Hue, Saturation, and Luminosity. Let’s start with hue.
- Color Schemes
When you decorate a house, you choose the color of the walls to go with the furniture, wall hangings, curtains, and so on. You’re essentially creating a color scheme. We do the same thing when we set up a shot. When being intentional with the color in your images, scheme absolutely comes into play. Three of the most popular color schemes are complimentary, analogous, and monochrome. To look at each individually, it will help to revisit our RYB color wheel.
- Complementary colors
- Analogous colors
- Monochrome colors
Let’s See This in Practice
So now we know the orders and variables, as well as three popular schemes of color, but how do those tools aide us in our photography? When we combine the three aspects we discussed above, we can deliberately look for or create scenes that further our intended story.
- With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility. Or Something.
To recap, we went over are three orders of colors (primary, secondary, and tertiary), three variables of color (hue, saturation, and luminance), and three popular color schemes (complementary, analogous, and monochrome). When you have a good grasp of these basic aspects of color theory, you’re off to a good start and can work to manipulate a scene to create the desired ambiance or ~vibe~ in your shots.

17.6.18

What is LUT? Read our Q&A session with Lutify.me

What is LUT? Read our Q&A session with Lutify.me
MAY 6, 2018 BY ROD LAWTON
Cituji z uvedeného článku:
"So what is a LUT and why should you care? We spoke to Goran Ljubuncic at Lutify.me to find out more about this new approach to image-editing, which started out in cinematography but is now finding its way into still imaging applications like Luminar, Capture One, Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw. It’s a way of adding a ‘look’ to your images at a very basic level, and if you’ve been following the news about Adobe’s new support for Profiles, then you need to read this too!
In this weblog-post we are publishing only questions. For answers please use nest link:
http://lifeafterphotoshop.com/what-is-lut-read-our-qa-session-with-lutify-me/
Q: So can you explain what a LUT file, is in a sentence?
Q: Lutify.me is a site dedicated solely to LUTs, so it looks like this is a big thing now?
Q: What kind of effects can you achieve with LUT files?
Q: You distribute ready-made LUT files, but can people make their own? It looks like a technical process
Q: You mention 3D LUTs on Lutify.me. Is that a special sort of LUT?
Q: Are LUTs designed for video grading, still photos or both?
Q: I see you can use LUTs in Luminar, Lightroom and Capture One. Are any other programs supported?
Q: It looks like the great advantage of LUTs is that you can create effects the software’s own tools might not offer and you can use a favourite LUT in different applications. Is that right?
Q: So Goran, last question. Are LUTs the future of image-editing?
I believe that the future of image editing is going to be much easier and quicker. Sooner rather than later everyone will be able to achieve great color edits through a much more simplified interfaces. I believe image editing is about to become democratised and LUTs will play a big role in that.  Anyone who wants to know more about should visit Lutify.me to browse through the full range of effects and packages available – and look out for a review soon on Life after Photoshop.

Tutorial - COLOR GRADE WEDDING FILMS WITH LUTS FROM LUTIFY.ME


LEARN HOW TO COLOR GRADE WEDDING FILMS WITH LUTS FROM LUTIFY.ME
September 13, 2017 - whiteinrevery
In this tutorial, the autors  explore TOP 6 favorite LUTS from LUTIFY.me that we use for grading our wedding films!
Adresa stránky, obsahující prezentační video:
https://www.whiteinrevery.com/journal/learn-how-to-color-grade-wedding-films-with-luts-from-lutifyme
Přímá adresa na video: https://youtu.be/PnjWyTcL6sw
Název videa:
TOP 6 FAVORITE LUTS from Lutify.me – How to Color Grade Wedding Films
You can learn how you can use these LUTS to help make your films even more cinematic and stand out while focusing on beautiful skin tones.
The Lutify.me package used was the Professional Package version 3.1.0

16.6.18

Creating Your Own LUTs for Photoshop with 3D LUT Creator



CREATE YOUR OWN LUT’S FOR PHOTOSHOP WITH 3D LUT CREATOR
MAY 2, 2018 BY THE LIGHTWEIGHTPHOTOGRAPHER
Autor: Robin Whalley, Landscape Photographerhttps://thelightweightphotographer.com
Hledal jsem na webu vhodné video, které by stručně prezentovalo základy práce s programem 3DlutCreator při úpravě obrázku a při tvorbě LUT souboru. A jelikož tvorba LUT není samoúčelnou, vybral jsem video, které současně ukazuje využití LUT ve fotoeditoru - v tomto případě ve Photoshopu. Vybrané video je sice v angličtině, ale má pro zájemce jednu důležitou výhodu, Výklad je dobře sledovatelný, to znamená, že je relativně pomalý a pro "neangličana"  srozumitelný.
Video je na webové stránce blogu "THE LIGHTWEIGHTPHOTOGRAPHER", najdete ho na webové adrese_

Přímá adresa videa je: https://youtu.be/1lYgWaSun0U
Cituji z textu na uvedené webové stránce:
"I was contacted by the company behind 3D LUT Creator, asking if I would review their product. I turned this down (I was too busy at the time) but I did download the free version of the software. After some experimentation I was impressed. But this isn’t a review of their product. Instead, I published a video demonstrating how easy it is to create colour grading effects and produce LUT files which you can use in Photoshop.
Please keep in mind, this is a very simple example and you can do much more with this software."

15.6.18

Look Up Tables (LUTs) - aktuální téma

3D LUT Creator
Využití LUT ( Look-Up-Table) v barevných úpravách fotografií se stává stále aktuálnějším tématem.
V této souvislosti bych rád připomněl unikátní nástroj, o kterém jsem již pojednal ve dvou svých příspěvcích tohoto weblogu. Je jim 3D LUT Creator.
Co to je a čemu LUT slouží, se dozvíte v tomto mém weblogu,
https://digifoto.akamonitor.cz/2018/04/using-luts-here-is-what-you-need-to-know.html
nebo ve videu:"What is LUT" na adrese:  https://youtu.be/3ZpbUOGDWLE
Adresy mých dvou zmíněných příspěvků jsou:
https://digifoto.akamonitor.cz/2018/03/3d-lut-creator.html
https://digifoto.akamonitor.cz/2018/04/3d-lut-creator-all-in-one-slideshow.html
Adresa mé All-in-One Slideshow-review je: www.akamonitor.cz/sw/3dlutcreator
Adresa produktové stránky programu je: www.3dlutcreator.com
Adresa videa "3D LUT Creator Introuction", charakterizujícího produkt, je:  https://youtu.be/3tyYjsYUrww
Tvůrci programu uvádějí následující důvody, proč se rozhodnout pro aplikaci 3dlutcreator:  Cituji:"WHY USERS CHOOSE THE 3D LUT CREATOR?
- Unique tools of 3D LUT Creator won't be found in any other photo or video editor.
- The speed and ease of use has been appreciated by more than 5,000 users of this program.
- Integration with Adobe Photoshop in a single click allows you to download LUT into Adobe Photoshop.
- Ability to create LUTs was appreciated by videographers and colorists from around the world.
- Constant updating of program's functions won't leave  anyone indifferent."
A velké překvapení nakonec!
Můžete si snadno vyzkoušet na svém mobilu nebo tabletu.

12.6.18

Drone Photography and ON1 Photo RAW 2018

Drone Photography and ON1 Photo RAW 2018
Posted on May 25, 2018 by John Rawlins
Plné znění článku najdete na adrese:
https://tinyurl.com/yc49gvcv
Cituji vybrané části článku:
"The popularity of drones has exploded over the last couple of years.  Prices are falling making them more accessible for both professional and amateur photographers.  
I’ve found a bunch of features in ON1 Photo RAW 2018 that work well with aerial photos.
First, the Import feature is great for downloading and organizing my photos and videos. 
During the import process I can do things like:

- Automatically create backup copies to my external drive
- Add keywords that identify the location (e.g., Lava Butte) or job (e.g., 123 Main St.)
- Add copyright information to the metadata
- Automatically organize my photos into folders by capture dates
- Another thing that is useful is lens correction.  The wide angle lens on my drone creates noticeable distortion on the edges of photos.
For drone models where a built-in profile isn’t available it is easy to make manual adjustments using the Lens Correction pane in the ON1 Develop module.

After importing the images, I stitch them together using the Create Panorama feature in ON1 Photo RAW 2018.  The results are awesome.
Another feature is Automatic Exposure Bracketing (AEB). Using this feature I get a base exposure, and several additional photos of the same scene exposed a little more or a little less.  I can pick the one I like best, or even better combine them into an High-dynamic-range (HDR) photo.
Combining the exposures using the HDR feature in ON1 Photo RAW 2018 reveals more details in the highlights and shadows.  You would lose these details when using a single exposure."
Cituji autorův závěr článku: 
"My DJI Mavic Pro is one of the most fun toys, I mean essential pieces of photography equipment, I’ve acquired in years.  It takes excellent photos and with a little editing in ON1 Photo RAW 2018 they are even better.  For my needs, ON1 Photo RAW occupies the sweet spot between not having quite enough features (Adobe Lightroom) versus being overly complicated (Adobe Photoshop). Now, whenever I travel, I always look for opportunities to take photos with my drone. There are more panos, HDR images and lighthouse shots to come!"

11.6.18

AI FOTO - new weblog for AI in photography

I decided that just now is the right time for presenting the information about the implementation of the artifical intelligence in the photography in a new weblog. You can find the weblog here: https://aifoto.akamonitor.cz.  

10.6.18

Photolemur - The first photo enhancer with brains

Welcome to the future of photography.
The Photolemur is Fully Automatic Photo Enhancer.
Photolemurs innovative algorithms are the heart of the magic. Photolemur thoroughly analyzes absolutely everything  (millions of pixels per second) and makes unique, specific adjustments to every last image.

With the Photolemur you can make your photos perfect with cutting-edge technology that automatically analyzes and adjusts everything it sees to restore lost details, touch up faces, and boost lighting and colors.

Photolemur has 12 smart technologies that help it to automatically analyze and adjust your photos. From faces and objects to colors, horizons, and the sky, it understands it all. 

And it works its tech magic from there. Photolemur naturally knows just what to do for images that wow. It analyzes and adjusts different aspects of the photo to achieve perfection. With a completely automated system, Photolemur gets you that epic end result faster than any human being.

Is Photolemur a photo editor?
To some extent, Yes - but authors prefer to call it a photo enhancer. The word editor’ is used when the software requires you to edit something manually. For example, using a photo editor requires additional skills and knowledge, as it has different tools and sliders that need to be set or adjusted. Editors are used mostly by professional photographers, who have the time and skills. Photolemur is an absolutely entirely automatic photo enhancer app that uses Artificial Intelligence to apply all the enhancements your image needs, on it's own. All you have to do is to import your image to the app, and the photo enhancer does everything else automatically from there.

A powerful interface.
Revolutionary user interface crafted by a Red Dot Award winning designer, Photolemur offers you the option to just drag & drop your photos and let the whole process of the photo editing be done by the technology itself. Forget about using sliders or complex controls that make editing a chore.

Automatic bulk picture enhancing.
Photolemur is an image editing app that is designed to dramatically simplify batch image editing: enhance all your images at once, process RAW files, work with any volume of images. Its the absolutely stunning, fully automatic photo editing experience everyone has been waiting for.
Fits in any Workflow.

The power of artificial intelligence at your fingertips.
Innovative, user-centered interface puts all the focus on your images, and doesn’t confuse you with complex sliders. Sleek & simple on the outside, Photolemur houses the most advanced image processing technology on the inside. With the smart slider, you define the final look of your photos.

How it Works.
Step 1: Drop images.
Drag an image (or tons of images) into Photolemur. One simple drag and drop and in just a few moments, you’ll have stunning photos that will awe and amaze. You won’t believe you took them yourself.
Step 2: Watch Photolemur doing its magic.
Step 3: Define the final look of your photos.
Step 4: Epic end results, no expertise needed.

Photolemus is owned and loved by more than 30,000 casual photographers of all types and ages.
Photolemur is perfect for any Image.