Let’s Take a Walk – 2014 PPE Photo Walk

Posted on October 17, 2014

As we gear up for PhotoPlus in New York City, we are excited to be sponsoring an event with our friends Ken Kaminesky and Elia Locardi – the 2014 PPE Photo walk.

If you are going to be around New York City at the end of October, make sure to register ahead of time for this event. All the details about the event (meeting place, times, etc) can be found here.

So what do ya say? Let’s take a photo walk around one of the greatest cities in the world with some of the best travel photographers in the world. Did we mention those who register will be entered into a drawing for some great prizes? Hope to see you there.

-Patrick

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September Photo Contest Winners

Posted on October 14, 2014

Sorry for the late announcement. We’ve been quite busy prepping for the release of Perfect Photo Suite 9.  The September contest was a fun one for us. The start of the school year is a fresh start for many with the changing of seasons right behind it. Our October photo contest is all about the beautiful Fall Colors.

Here are the September contest winners. Congrats!

-Patrick

1st Place: Martine Aubin

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2nd Place: Peter O’Shea

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3rd Place: Lenny Price

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Perfect Inspiration: Creating a Matte Look with Liz LePage

Posted on October 10, 2014

Join Liz LePage as she ventures through Perfect Photo Suite 9 and talks about a recent hike in Portland, OR. Liz is a Portrait and Urban photographer and also a professional retoucher. She rarely shoots landscapes but for this Perfect Inspiration, Liz walks through a series of photos and shows how she uses presets in Perfect Effects to achieve a matte look for her photos. Liz also shows you how to quickly achieve a “matte” look for you photos by using the Tone Curve.

To watch the video in high resolution, open the video, click on the gear and select 720p.

Your Front End to Adobe® Lightroom®

Posted on October 6, 2014


As we started work on what would become Perfect Photo Suite 9, we spoke with many photographers and Suite users about the things that got them hung up when working on their photos. And, we heard one complaint over and over: having to wait for Lightroom or Aperture to generate previews after you’ve added a bunch of photos to your library.

browse screen 1You know what I mean. You go out shooting and come back with a card full of images. Many of them aren’t going to work — the composition is off, focus isn’t right, exposure is wrong, and so on. The first thing you want to do is get to the good photos, the ones you’ll want to actually edit in apps like Lightroom, Aperture, Photoshop or the Suite.

Unfortunately, what happens when you’ve imported images into your catalog app is, well, nothing much. At least for a few minutes, if not longer, while previews are generated. And even then, you’ll often have to wait for 10 to 20 seconds for the full-screen preview to load when you click on a thumbnail image.

One photographer told us that his initial editing workflow was essentially, “load the photos into Lightroom, then go make coffee and a sandwich” while he waited for previews to build.

We’re all for having coffee and a sandwich, but it shouldn’t be Step Three of your photo-editing workflow.

That was the genesis behind the Fast Preview feature in Perfect Browse 9; we wanted to make it easy for photographers to go through a photo shoot quickly, pull out the gems, ditch the rejects, save the rest, do some simple keywording or rating, and then ship the ones you want into your library, so you can get to the pixel editing part.

With the Fast Preview mode on, you can quickly zip through a folder of images without having to wait for 10 to 25 seconds for each photo to load, even when zoomed in at 100% (for most Raw files). Using familiar keyboard shortcuts, you can tag the photos you like, and the ones you want to discard, and leave the rest alone. With simple filtering, ship the photos you want to go into your Lightroom or Aperture library with a single click, with metadata and keywords intact.

browse screen 3We’ve had a few folks ask if we’re trying to compete with Lightroom and (the soon-to-be-retired) Aperture, and I can tell you unequivocally, “No.” What we do want to be is the ideal companion to these apps: the perfect front end, and the best editor, bar none.

I know I’ll be using Lightroom as my primary catalog app for a long time to come.

Rick LePage

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October Photo Contest – Fall Colors

Posted on October 1, 2014

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Theme: Fall Colors. Yellows, oranges, reds, or browns. Submit your photos capturing falls beautiful colors.

End Date: October 31, 2014