Canon release Digital Photo Professional (DPP) 4.5.20 (support for new cameras, and for older models)

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Canon released a new version of their photo software, Digital Photo Professional (DPP) 4.5.20. Support for new cameras, and eventually also for older camera models, has been added. This is good news, since now also owners of an EOS 5D, EOS 40D, EOS 30D etc can use DPP 4.x.

Canon has released a new update to its popular Digital Photo Professional 4 (DPP4) software. Version 4.5.20 adds support for older cameras including EOS-1Ds Mark II, EOS-1D Mark II N, EOS-1D Mark II, EOS 5D, EOS 40D, EOS 30D, EOS 20Da, EOS 20D, EOS 400D DIGITAL (EOS Kiss Digital X / EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi), EOS 350D DIGITAL (EOS Kiss Digital N / EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT), PowerShot G15, PowerShot S110, PowerShot S100, and PowerShot S100V along with support for the EF70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM lens.

There are also some bug fixes in the new version.

  • Improved accuracy of the lens data of Digital Lens Optimizer for EF50mm f/2.5 Compact Macro, EF24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 USM, EF-S60mm f/2.8 Macro USM lenses.
  • Fixed the problem where it takes time to display a preview image on the high resolution display.
  • Fixed the phenomenon on the Mac OS in which RAW images imported via remote shooting are not displayed for preview in some cases.

You can download Digital Photo Professional (DPP) 4.5.20 here. First select your camera and then proceed to the download section.

How to use Adobe Lightroom for mobile (Canon Professional Network)

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Canon Professional Network posted a short tutorial about how to use Adobe Lightroom for mobile.

Richard Curtis, Adobe Systems UK Principal Solution Consultant in Digital Imaging, writes exclusively for CPN on how to get the best from Adobe’s Lightroom for mobile app.

Adobe Lightroom for mobile is a free app, but only makes really sense when used together with Lightroom, along with Adobe Creative Cloud Photography plan.

Macphun Luminar photo editing deal – $59 (plus bonuses worth $250)

Macphun Luminar Photo Editing Deal – $59 (plus Bonuses Worth $250)

Macphun has a limited time promotion for their Luminar photo editing software (Mac only). Get Macphun Luminar at discounted price plus bonuses worth over $250 for just $59. Expires 12/31.

  • Bonus 1 – 3 Mastering eBooks from Andrew Gibson: Mastering Photography, Mastering Composition & Mastering Lenses. Value: $40
  • Bonus 2 – Over 300 high resolution sky overlays: warm, blue & dramatic skies. Value: $155
  • Bonus 3 – Creative Portraits Preset Pack for Luminar. Value: $30
  • Bonus 4 – “How to shoot in the desert” Video Guide. Value: $30

Luminar has recently been updated to include Touch Bar support, batch processing, and a number of new filters. For more info, get in touch.

Photolemur announce the world’s first AI Based Photo Enhancement Tool

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Photolemur for Mac is available for pre order for just $29

Press release:

Photolemur – The World’s First AI Based Photo Enhancement Tool

Delivers Professional Looking Images for Everyone

Built On Artificial Intelligence to Constantly Improve Enhancements

Photolemur for Mac, the world’s first fully automatic photo enhancement solution has been launched. Designed for anyone who takes photos, Photolemur gives users the ability to rapidly process dozens of photos, giving great results on a whole range of images in minutes. Photolemur ensures that anyone who takes photos, but doesn’t want to waste hours editing them, no longer needs to.

Using groundbreaking technology and AI, Photolemur delivers natural image enhancements automatically and then uses Artificial Intelligence to learn the enhancements that you like or dislike to improve in the future. 

Find out more at www.photolemur.com

What Makes Photolemur different from Photo enhancement tools

Photolemur doesn’t have any hard coded filters, rather, it applies specific enhancements to each image. Powered by new technology which recognizes objects, faces, trees, sky, foliage and more, Photolemur differentiates between portraits, landscapes and macro photographs and applies the right enhancements for those images. There is almost no human involvement. Just load your images and let Photolemur do the work for you.

Why Photolemur?

Everyone wants great photos. Whether they’ve been taken on cameras or on their smartphones, those images are memories and snapshots of special moments. But photo editing is a time intensive task and most people simply don’t get round to it. Millions of great photos never get shared or even looked at again. Non use of photos can be because the idea of editing outs people off, or because when they look back at an image the shot doesn’t capture the scene as vividly as they remembered. The details that make an image great are often missing.

Photolemur is the fastest way for you to enhance any photo. It brings natural, vivid looks to photos, just the way we see with our eyes, and the way we remember a scene. Photolemur doesn’t change the image or bring in effects, it reveals the hidden details that made the image great in the first place.

Unlike photo editing tools, Photolemur does everything by itself, removing the need for manual control and heavy human involvement. However Photolemur doesn’t use preset settings to make changes, it uses previous experience to identify borders, objects, sky, foliage and more, and makes the necessary adjustments to the image.

Once Photolemur has done its work, you can share your images immediately to social media. This simple process means more great images and memories can be shared.

How Does It Work?

Photolemur is designed to have the least human involvement possible. Behind the scenes, Photolemur analyses millions of pixels per second, identifying individual features such as trees, faces, foliage etc. and automatically makes enhancements which make your image stunning.

As you bring in more images, every saved or shared photo builds a database of successful enhancements, and every non-saved image goes into an unsuccessful database. This ensures that all future enhancements are built on a record of success. Photolemur is constantly learning what you like and don’t like.

For the user, it’s simple.  Open an image in Photolemur, or drag an image into the application from anywhere on your Mac.

Photolemur will make its enhancements and from there you can crop your image as you need to, and then save it or automatically share to social media.

Key Enhancements

Photolemur runs a number of key enhancements, including:

Automatic color recovery brings back lost colours and makes your images pop in the way you remember the scene

Sky Enhancement delivers more natural and vivid clouds and skies

Exposure Compensation automatically detects and compensates for inaccurate exposure settings that may have affected your photos, making dark images brighter and vice versa.

Smart Dehaze automatically detects and removes unnatural haze, fog, mist, dust or smog, enhancing the colors and overall look of your photos without being unrealistic

Natural Light Correction considers the time of day of your photos and adjusts tones, exposure and contrast to bring out the natural colors and lighting

Foliage Enhancement automatically picks out individual trees, leaves and any other kind of plant or shrub and adjusts colors, sharpness and other features to bring the beauty back to your image. 

Noise Reduction automatically finds and removes unwanted digital noise that is most often created by slow shutter speeds in low light situations.

Tint Perfection automatically analyzes your photos to find the best tint. Dependant on several variables, including the image and its composition

JPG Fix automatically brings back the lost detail that can happen when you save to jpeg format

Face recognition automatically detects faces, then works to clean up any imperfections or blemishes. From portraits to team photos or even selfies

Horizon Straightening automatically analyzes and adjusts for any slightly crooked horizons or backgrounds. Photolemur easily aligns that perfect sunset.

In addition to these enhancements, Photolemur also features:
  • Batch Processing up to 40 Photos

  • Plug Photolemur into Apple Photos Extension

  • RAW Processing (800+ cameras)

More from The Photolemur Team

Photolemur for mac is launching December 17th, with pre-orders starting now. A Windows version will be available in early 2017. Mobile, online and corporate versions of Photolemur are being developed for launch during 2017.

Preorders

Photolemur is available for pre order for just $29 from www.photolemur.com

You can test Canon cameras and lenses in a virtual reality simulator

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Do yo own an Oculis Rift? If you do, you can play around with a simulator app made by Canon, named “Camera Simulator by Canon Labs”.

You have the choice between three lenses and three cameras, and you can set all exposure and composition controls

Capture high-quality photos in a stunning virtual environment using authentic Canon cameras and lenses. Adjust manual settings like a pro to take the perfect picture. Choose from a combination of three cameras and lenses, each with their own specifications and features. Teleport to multiple vantage points and frame your perfect shot by leaning, ducking, and adjusting the zoom level of your camera. Stretch your creativity by adjusting the three corners of the exposure triangle; ISO, Shutter Speed and Aperture. View your photos in full resolution on your desktop with the properly simulated exposure, motion blur, and depth of field.

The whole thing is very easy to understand and to play with The video below gives an overview.

Happy virtual shooting!

[via PetaPixel]

How to transform a inexpensive DIY keychain game kit in a Canon timelapse remote

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Cool hack by Ilya Titov: a keychain sized gadget that allows you to set a timelapse triggering scheme for your Canon DSLR.

All you need is a small game kit called Attiny Arcade, a small IR LED which will be used to send commands to the camera, and the necessay code to operate the remote. The software is open source and can be downloaded here.

The project doesn’t seem difficult to realise.

[via DIY Photography]