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.
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. 
The link to the full version of the review:

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 ).


Online úložiště přímo v Zoner Photo Studiu X

Informaci o nové funkci ZPSX najdete na adrese:
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.


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
"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!"


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: 
Zde jsou hlavní zlepšení updatované verze
Here is a list of the key improvements:
- 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/.


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Na CD příloze: Nejlepší freewarové hry

Příští číslo: 6. 7. - Nejlepší bezplatné programy


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:
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.


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


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:

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
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
Plné znění recenze:
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.


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


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"
Lutify offers 3 packages of 3DLUTs:
Choose LUTs color grading package that best suits your needs and budget:
The Lutify FAQ website contains answers on all main questions, connected with Lutifys LUTs. There are split in 3 groups of FAQs:
- 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:
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.


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

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


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:
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


Creating Your Own LUTs for Photoshop with 3D LUT Creator

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."


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,
nebo ve videu:"What is LUT" na adrese:  https://youtu.be/3ZpbUOGDWLE
Adresy mých dvou zmíněných příspěvků jsou:
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.


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:
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!"


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.  


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.

Photolemur - All-in-One Slideshow-review

All-in-One Slideshow-review of the Photolemur was published here:


Photo Calendar Creator - All-in-One Slideshow-review

Photo Calendar Creator is a convenient program for creating beautiful photo calendars for any year or month. 
The web-product-page contains all necessary information. 
The url of the product web-page is: http://photo-calendar-software.com
The url of the All-in-One Slideshow-review is here:
The free version can be downloaded from the product web-page.


Photo Calendar Creator - review

Photo Calendar Creator is a convenient program for creating beautiful photo calendars for any year or month. 
The web-product-page contains all necessary information. The structure of the web-page is: 
The url of the product web-page is: http://photo-calendar-software.com

The 8 sectors of the product-page contain all necessary information for starting the work using the program:
- Make Any Calendar Type
- Get Started with 180+ Templates
- Personalize Calendar Looks
- Customize Holidays Easily
- Print High-Quality Calendars
- Create Promotional Calendars
- International & Multilingual
- Get Started Quickly!

To create a calendar, the user needs to select the calendar type and style, add photos and save the result. The program allows the user to produce hundreds of calendars in a great variety of styles such as classic and modern, minimalist and elegant, business and romantic. A personal calendar is not only an outstanding gift for friends and relatives, but it is also an excellent promotional product for your business!

The program has a built-in library of original templates made by professional designers. Create calendars of different types: desktop and wall calendars, pocket and multi-page calendars. Calendars can be printed at home, in the office or saved for a printshop.
The program lets you customize every element of a calendar, including the header, fonts, background, alignment of months and more. It is also possible to create calendars in different languages.

You have the possibility to experiment with the program, before you purchase, using the free version.
The free demo version of Photo Calendar Creator is intended for evaluation purposes and can be used for 10 days. In the demo version, the printing and saving options are disabled.
After purchasing the full version, you get the following benefits:
- No time restrictions 
- The registration nag-screen will no longer appear 
- Save calendars in different image formats 
- Print calendars in professional quality 
- Download new design templates 
- Get free technical support 
- Free updates for one year 

The Main Menu provides access to all the features of the program. You can use it to open and save projects, edit the calendar, add objects.
The Toolbar gives the user quick access to all the main features.
- The Properties Panel - The Page Panel - The Zoom Panel 

To create a calendar, follow the steps below:
- Click the New button or select File > New Project.
- Select the calendar type:
Wall Calendar, Desk Calendar, Pocket Calendar, Monthly Calendar, Yearly Calendar
Custom Calendar 
- Select the photos for the calendar. - Select the starting year and month for the calendar. 
- Adjust the Page Settings: the calendar size, resolution, page orientation, and then click the Finish button.
- Edit the calendar design according to your preferences and save the project.
- Print the calendar or Save As Image.

All the calendar settings are available on the properties panel on the right. There are four tabs:
- Main  - Text - Photo - Clipart

Photo Calendar Creator does not only have a great number of templates, but it also provides you with all the necessary tools to create a custom calendar from scratch:
- Add pages, Add months, Choose the month style
- Customize the look of each month. 
- In the Cells tab, you can select the background color for each cell of your calendar or add an image to the selected cell.
- In the Month tab, it is possible to select the design for the current month grid to make it look different from the others.
- It is possible to select and move several layers (months or photos) at a time. You can remove all layers if you wish to start with a blank canvas. 
- Set your own photo as calendar background. 
- Show Grid. The grid helps you align objects on your calendar. 

The most important settings in the print dialog window are:
Resolution - Print markup - Calendar pages - Margins - Bleed.
If you intend to send the calendar to a printshop, you can prepare the print layout and save it as an image file or PDF. 

I am using the different features of the program without any difficulties.
The Photo Calendar Creator allows you to produce hundreds of calendars in a great variety of styles such as classic and modern, minimalist and elegant, business and romantic. 

You will have the possibility to use my All-om-One Slideshoiw-review.
The link to the Slideshow will be published here: https://digifoto.akamonitor.cz.


Umělá inteligence ve fotografii

Umělá inteligence ve fotografii – k čemu slouží a jaká je budoucnost?
Autor: Jakub Michlovský publikoval 13. 12 2017 na portálu DIGIarena.cz.
Článek najdete na adrese:
Cituji úvodní odstavce článku:
"Nejdříve trocha fotografické teorie: zásadní rozdíl mezi mobilem a klasickým foťákem, je velkost jejich čipů. A od velikosti čipu se pak odvíjí hloubka ostrosti, fyzická velikost pixelů a tím pádem menší šum atd. Prostě a jednoduše, větší čipy v kombinaci s kvalitní optikou podávají výsledky lepší než mobily....
Mobily ale chtějí foťáky dohnat, ale cestou vylepšování optiky a zvětšování čipu, to prostě nepůjde. Větší a lepší čip si totiž logicky žádá větší optiku a na telefonu už prostě není místo. Samozřejmě existují různé fígle, jako jsou zdvojené čočky a moc bych se divil, kdyby někdo v budoucnu nepřišel se třemi čočkami, ale v zásadě je to jen drobení problému na menší části, nikoli jeho komplexní řešení.
Umělá inteligence už se dostala i do digitálu. 
Automatické nastavení expozice podle typu scény, eliminace známých nešvarů konkrétních modelů fotoaparátů a objektivů, inteligentní formy bracketingu s následným složením, údajně nejlepší režim časosběru na světě…
Právě umělá inteligence (UI) by mohla být a pravděpodobně bude tím správným řešením, kdy může optiku a elektroniku dohnat software. Dnes jsou to spíše drobné krůčky, kdy umělá inteligence pomáhá, ale do budoucna bude její přínos takový, že se rozdíl mezi telefonem a zrcadlovkou z hlediska kvality výstupu stáhne na úplné minimum. Umělou inteligenci v telefonech, a i v některých foťácích omezuje hlavně výpočetní náročnost, ideálně by totiž výpočty a následné renderování mělo probíhat v reálném čase, což je i Více na: https://digiarena.e15.cz/umela-inteligence-ve-fotografii--k-cemu-slouzi-a-jaka-je-budoucnost"


Photolemur technology

12 Essentials powers that improve your photography
Photolemur patří k prvním vlaštovkám uplatnění umělé inteligence ( AI ) ve fotografii.
Jeho výsledky při postprodukci jsou překvapivé!
Pokud vás bude zajímat více o uplatňované technologii, věnujte pozornost následující webové stránce:
Pro vaše pohodlí jsem vypsal odkazy na popisy jednotlivých nástrojů automatických úprav.
Direct links to 12 essentials powers: 

Sonicfire Pro 6 - Slideshow review

Sonicfire Pro 6 - Slideshow review
Před několika dny byla publikovaná textová část recenze unikátního softwarového produktu firmy Smartsound, Sonicfire Pro 6.
Najdete ji na adrese: https://e7news.akamonitor.cz/2018/06/sonicfire-pro-6-recenze_1.html
  ( zkrácená verze s odkazem na plnou verzi )
nebo přímo na adrese
- https://photo-sw-news.akamonitor.cz/2018/06/sonicfire-pro-version-6-review.html
  ( plná verze).
Dnes jsem vystavil Sonicfire Pro 6 - Slideshow Review, obsahující slajdy, charakterizující základní vlastnosti programu a ukázky uživatelského prostředí programu.
Najdete ji na adrese:
- https://www.akamonitor.cz/sw/sonicfirepro6/

Program Sonicfire Pro 6 představuje špičku v dané oblasti. Společně s unikátní knihovou skladeb a patentovaným vyhledávacím systémem, zaslouží pozornost amatérů i profesionálů.

Po měsíci experimentování s programem zjišťuji stále nové vlastnosti programu a nové možnosti jejich uplatnění.
FREE verzi programu Sonicfire Pro 6 najdete k volnému stažení na adrese:


ON1 chystá překvapení - "ON1 Photo Kit: Everyday Life"

ON1 chystá překvapení - ON1 Photo Kit: Everyday Life 
Nejen na novou verzi ON1 Photo RAW 2018.5 se můžeme těšit, co nevidět nám bude ON1 nabízet velmi zajímavý balíček  s názvem "ON1 Photo Kit: Everyday Life ".
Bude obsahovat:
- Five Everyday Life In-The-Field Training Videos – Photographing a Portrait in the Woods, Casual Portraits in Home, Butterflies and Macro Shooting, Casual Portraits at Play with Dog, and Casual Portraits with Pets
- Three ON1 Post-production Videos – Six Chapters: Vision and Inspiration, Seeing in Black & White, Tools and Techniques, and three editing Black & White in ON1 Photo RAW 2018
- eBook: ON1 Photo RAW Post-production follow-along
- eBook: The Posing Playbook… For Kids who don’t do posing
- Twenty-eight Tamara Lackey People & Animals ON1 Presets – Fourteen Black & White and Fourteen Color ON1 Presets
Pro nedočkavé je volně ke stažení "sample pack", který obsahuje:
This sample pack download includes 6 Presets from the Tamara Lackey People & Animals ON1 Preset Pack, an Exclusive to ON1 Photo Kit: Everyday Life. The full pack has 28 total presets that are optimal to use for any style of photography, and easy to customize and change to your own liking. Also included is a short video clip of Tamara’s In-The-Field training videos that are included in this new ON1 Photo Kit created specifically for ON1 Photo RAW customers – Coming soon!


Firma Skylum a umělá inteligence ve fotografii

Skylum introduces Skylum AI Lab and joins forces with Photolemur
Prvky umělé inteligence lze sice najít v řadě špičkových foto-programech, ale informace o vytvoření firemního týmu, věnovaného speciální problematice aplikace umělé inteligence ( AI ) ve fotografii, je příjemným překvapením a příslibem do budoucnosti. Speciální divize, zřízená ve firmě SKYLUM, využije všech dosavadních zkušeností, především vývojové práce na programu Photolemur. Free verzi programu Photolemus si můžete stáhnout na adrese:
Článek najdete na adrese: 
Uvádím několik vybraných odstavců
"Skylum Software doubles down on Artificial Intelligence by creating new Skylum AI Lab and joining forces with leading AI-based image editor, Photolemur.
We are forming a new research and development division of our company – Skylum AI Lab. This new division will work on artificial intelligence, machine learning, and neural networks.
Why Our AI is a Good Thing for Photographers
Our AI won’t make you any less of a photographer and will help many people see big improvements in their images and less time spent editing. AI won’t decide when, where or how to take the decisive image, or what is the best composition, framing option or lighting situation. It can’t ‘take over’ or take away our artistic decisions either.
What it can do is empower people, help them to unlock their creativity, and produce work they never imagined possible before. Our AI technologies make it possible to get stunning image results that can’t be created with camera settings or ordinary editing."

GDPR for Photographers. Will it affect you?

Na portálu https://skylum.com byl publikován článek na velmi aktuální téma 
"GDPR pro fotografy".
Článek najdete přímo na adrese: https://tinyurl.com/yd56y2y7

Cituji několik vybraných odstavců:
"There are a lot of changes and new responsibilities on the horizon with the GDPR for photographers. Are you ready?
GDPR stands for the General Data Protection Regulation. And many photographers wonder if GDPR will have any impact on the way they run business. The short answer is YES, so you should get prepared."
"What is Classed as Sensitive Information?
Sensitive information is any kind of data that can be used to identify an individual, such as name, surname, address, email address, date of birth, bank account details and so on.
The law has been changed now to include photographs where it is possible to identify the subject. Facial recognition software is becoming more advanced, and even Lightroom and Apple Photo have facial recognition abilities now.
This affects how sensitive information is collected, stored, filled up and shared, and it means your photography or video clients will have these rights:
- The right to be informed – the client has the right to be informed about the collection and use of their personal data. This also covers permissions and consents.
- The right of access – the right for clients to access the personal data the photographer holds on them.
- The right of rectification – for clients to have their data corrected if it is inaccurate. Businesses will have a month to make rectifications on the client’s request.
- The right to erasure – for the clients to have their personal data properly deleted or removed.
- The right to restrict processing – the clients can restrict the photographer from processing their personal data.
- The right to decide on data portability – for or against the client’s data being stored in closed platforms, which are usually mailing lists or databases.
- The right to object – the client has the right to complain and object to the photographer processing their personal data
- The right not to be subjected to automatic decision making, including profiling – the client has the right not to be added automatically to third party files, platforms or systems."

How Does This Affect Photographers?
"Photographers and videographers are affected – especially wedding, sports or event photographers - because they store sensitive data like other businesses. Every recognizable image of someone is data, even if they are in the background of the image. If you are photographing a wedding, event, or doing some street photography, you’re collecting people’s personal data without knowing it." ( dále na https://e7news.akamonitor.cz )