Category: Software

On1 One Photo RAW 2020 – a non-review

On1 Photo RAW 2020 By definition The Occasional Photoblogger – that’s me – posts stories only occasionally. However, that does not make me feel any less guilty when two weeks or three weeks or more pass without me posting a story. So today, when my guilt got the better of me, I decided to write a very quick story about On1 Photo RAW 2020 which is due for official release in a week or...

My Love Hate Relationship With Luminar 3

I have had a bit of a love-hate relationship with Luminar since I first started using it back in early 2017. From the outset I loved Luminar. It was simple to use with no steep learning curve for anything other than the basics. It was quick, and it looked good and felt good in use. But it didn’t have an image browsing feature or catalogue built in. The developers – then MacPhun – promised...

branch managers at the beach

On1 Photo 10

Getting to grips with On1 Photo On1 Photo 10 is one of the handful of photo processing apps I have on my computer. The main reason I like it is that so many different effects can be achieved with just the press of a few buttons. Here is a small selection of snapshots taken on Oreti Beach over Waitangi weekend. They were taken using my Fujifilm XF1 and each was processed with a series...

Digital Image Processing Software

DxO Optics Pro 7 There is a plethora of software – some free, some not – available for processing digital images. Free packages include GIMP, Irfan View, Nikon View NX2, amongst others; while non-free packages include the big names – Photoshop, Lightroom, Capture One, DxO Pro Optics , and so on. Over the past year or so I have downloaded and trialled virtually all of them. Adobe Photoshop – the full version – was too...