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Dave Kemp
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31/05/2018 10:03 am  

I'm sure everyone has found free photography related applications, tutorials etc. on the internet that have proved to be useful. Why not share the information for the benefit of others. Here are a couple of my favourites.

1.  https://dslrdashboard.info/downloads/

An app to fully control your camera from PC, laptop, phone or tablet. Either Wifi or USB. Free for widows, small charge from apple store or google play.

2.  https://gregbenzphotography.com/

Luminosity masking. Great technique for use with photoshop. Free luminosity actions plug in for photoshop . So impressed with the technique I ended up buying the lumenzia panel.

3. https://nikcollection.dxo.com/

NIK software. A plug in suite includes Color Efex, Define, Silver efex etc.

 

 


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31/05/2018 1:02 pm  

Great idea Dave, thanks. I'll see what I can add.


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Dave Kemp
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07/06/2018 11:34 am  

As from 7/06 NIK software is no longer free. DXO have decided to charge. If anyone wants a copy of the previous free version I can pass it on. No doubt the version announced today will have some refinements but the earlier version runs fine on the latest Adobe PS and lightroom.


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Rob Geraghty
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14/07/2018 8:28 pm  

Dave thanks for the info Rob


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Dave Kemp
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11/01/2019 8:21 am  

For those who dont have the Adobe suite available for raw processing and pixel editing, these freeware programmes are amongst the best.

https://rawtherapee.com/blog/features

and

https://www.gimp.org/

 


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Dave Kemp
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13/02/2019 9:09 am  

A free utility to resize your images. Usefull if you are preparing images for monthly competions etc.

http://faststone.org/FSResizerDetail.htm


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Dave Kemp
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08/04/2019 3:58 pm  

Stacking a series of images to increase the depth of field is a common technique but requires software to capture the series of images and combine them into one. Helicon software and Zerene Stacker are two commercial packages but the same results can be achieved with Dslr Dashboard to capture the images and Pickolay to stack them. Both are free.

http://www.picolay.de/

https://dslrdashboard.info/download/windows-v3-5-7-x64/

A good source of information relating to focus stacking is:

http://extreme-macro.co.uk/

 


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Dave Kemp
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19/04/2019 12:11 pm  

A Free E.Book on seascape photography by Lee Duguid.

 


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Dave Kemp
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01/08/2019 10:36 am  

For Astro-photographers a free stacking utility to remove noise from star shots.

https://sites.google.com/site/sequatorglobal/download.


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