TWiP 458 – The Ugly Truth

TWiP Episode 458 – The Ugly Truth

In this episode we discuss the recent terror attacks in Brussels. There’s no denying the senseless violence and our thoughts go out to the victims and their families. But from a photographic standpoint we shine our light on a story highlighted in The Guardian… they question how much is “too much” reality when it comes to telling a story, as well as maintaining the dignity of those involved.

We also dive into Google’s latest move to sweeten its nectar for photographers. This time the tech giant has reduced the price of its popular Nik Collection of photo editing software to ZERO!
And finally, we discuss Adobe, and their latest move to cull valuable user feedback by introducing “Technology Previews” for Lightroom Mobile, and Lightroom on the web.

Before we get started, we also wanted to let you know that Frederick is excited to be speaking at the Out of Chicago conference June 24­-26. For a limited time, they’re knocking $100 off the registration price if you use the code “twipchicago” when you sign up. Just head over to TWiP.Pro/OOC to see all the details. See you in the windy city!

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Frederick is excited to be speaking at the Out of Chicago conference June 24­-26. For a limited time, they’re knocking $100 off the registration price if you use the code “twipchicago” when you sign up. Just head over to TWiP.Pro/OOC to see all the details. See you in the windy city!


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  1. Not only did Nik reduce the price to $0, I already got my full refund from Google on my purchase in Jan. That is totally unheard of! I love Silver Efex Pro and Color Efex and the others. You guys are awesome!

  2. Doug had mentioned that it can be a pain saving images with frames quickly within PhotoShop, so I thought I might share what I do, as it might be of interest to others.
    I have created two actions, one for portrait orientation and one for landscape. Actually, my action has a bunch of steps, involving saving jpgs at a number of different resolutions to different folders, but I thought I would go through the framing part of it.
    First of all, I should mention that I shoot 3×2 aspect ratio, if you are a 4×3 shooter, you would need to alter things, though keeping the concept the same. First, the action changes the canvas size (cntl-alt-C) to 101% x 101.5% (for landscape orientation) with black as the chosen canvas extension color. Then it is changed again to 114%x121%, but with white as the background extension color. This leaves a slim black edge, surrounded by a thicker white edge. Of course, one could adjust the relative sizes to taste, that was just a look I liked. Honestly, I don’t really use the framed photos anymore, but it doesn’t mean I don’t still like the look. Once you have set up the two actions, it takes just a moment to put the frame around your shots in PhotoShop. I’ll attach a sample to show what the end result looks like.
    *Seeing the post, it is hard to actually see the white border, but if you click on the image, it will open and be obvious.

  3. Thanks Doug for articulating the problem with Google dropping the price of the Nik collection to $0. Google has such a bad track record when it comes to things like this–buying their way into a market only to shut things down after a few years–that I think this free pricing could be a harbinger of things to come. It’s why I have been so reluctant to start using other Google services, even their much-touted Google Photos, because I have very little confidence that they are really in these markets for the long haul.

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