Earthquakes, tsunamis, floods – in the wake of the sad incidents in Japan, there was a considerable hysteria concerning the “supermoon” of 19 March 2011. I did not have it on my agenda, but when I saw it coming up on the horizon I held my breath: la luna – what a beauty. The image is composed of two shots, one at an exposure of 4 seconds, the other at 1/160 to show the details on the moon’s surface. (I only discovered the fireworks when doing the post-processing.)
Archive for the ‘Post-Processing’ Category
With the latest version 3.5, Google’s Picasa for Mac has finally emerged from Beta. As Google is renowned for visionary solutions and as the program very much mirrors the functionality of iPhoto, it is worth having a closer look at its geotagging capacity. At first glance, it looks very well integrated, but – as with our previous posts – we are looking for a proper workflow support and future-proof metadata handling.
With increasing DSLR camera sales and disk spaces, the RAW image format has become an undisputed standard for ambitious photographers. The non-destructive editing paradigm that came with it is so common now that it seems strange that there ever was a time when you had to keep physical copies of both the master image and each edit (like a BW or touched-up version). The following is a shortlist of noteworthy RAW image processing applications – not an in-depth review, though.
(Actually, RAW processor is almost an anachronistic term as today RAW editing has become a feature of most imaging applications.)