After the success of the widely popular stock photography sites Stockxpert and stock.xchng, Hungary based Dream Group is entering the stock photo marketplace once again with Stockfresh a brand new microstock offering. The new website aims to offer the best royalty free images in the market at prices everyone can afford - via a hassle-free, clean and easy to use interface.
Prizmo is an application that allows you to extract the photos and text from your digital pictures. It's highly useful if you want to document an exhibition or make a quick copy of many pages from a book.
You can achieve the same results with a scanner, Photoshop and an OCR application if you have the skills, but Prizmo provides speed, simplicity and a better experience.
Ariel Shamir of the Efi Arazi School of Computer Science in Israel has developed a promising technology that enables image resizing that is much more intelligent than rescaling or cropping. See the amazing video for details. Hopefully this tool will find its way into Adobe CS4.
How to get rid of this unsightly effect...There are many technical reasons and some disagreement as to why purple fringing occurs in digital cameras. These factors include the lens, focus, leakage between pixels, and more...
What to do! You have taken a lovely photo, only to take it home and discover this purplish haze around the edges of the subject??
The most common cause of purple fringing is low light with high-contrast boundary areas in an image. So in the case of my example above, I took a photo of a reflective surface on a sunny day with the sun shining behind it.
Oh woe is me! Well.. never fear.. there is a way to fix this photo using Photoshop, I am going to show you the way that was easiest for me, of course there are a number of ways to do this... but I found this method to be the easiest to remember and most effective!
In the Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II, I have extreme levels of ISO that Canon does not recommend using and are only enabled through custom settings in the camera; Those are ISO 50 and ISO 3200.
Since my day was almost free at the studio this morning, I thought I would give them a try and see how bad they are. I've taken some shots in both ISO settings, using the camera's automatic metering, with aperture priority @ f/2 (Lens: Canon EF 135mm f/2L). The only Photoshop work done is scaling and 100% crops...