AutoDesk Drops Perpetual Licenses

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Autodesk is raising software prices by switching from perpetual to annual and/or monthly subscription fees similar to Adobe’s pricing for most of its products. After Jan 31, 2016 only a fraction of Autodesk apps will be available for perpetual usage…

Canva for Design

The world of design is full of double entendres. A sense of humor with more than a dash of empathy allows a designer to reveal  core elements of a story with panache. It is like deft shorthand which captures the essence…

RedField Fractalius Plugin

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As we have pointed out in another review, Redfield is a plugin vendor that one should pay attention to. On the plus side Redfield has a number of free plugins that are quite good and some excellent ones at competitive costs.…

RedField Fine Touch Plugin

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There are three Photoshop Plugin vendors this photofinisher pays attention to: Flaming Pear, Mehdi, and Redfield. Each delivers innovative plugins at scintillating prices. Yet despite their creative plugins there is little overlap. Even better, all three have some great freeware plugins.…

Photo Painting Plugins

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Painting photos has come of age. It got its push with mobile phone photo apps like Instagram, PicMonkey, and Pixlr with their huge set of effects have made painting photos a popular pastime among smartphone users. And as a result,…

Hacking Hockney Images

As a photographer and Web Designer/Developer the most frequent question I am  asked “is how can I protect my pictures from being stolen?” The question recently arose again when  I showed a client the David Hockney website and thus encountered  its somewhat forbidding entrance…

Compressing JPEGs

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For this photographer and web developer, compression of bitmap images is vital. It was a topic of discussion here before because in web development full width and supersized images are used in sliders, backgrounds, and splash pages all the time.…

Aviary Editor Comes to WordPress

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One constant theme at  thePhotoFinishes is that well finished photos are vital to a web or print presence. As a designer and developer I see this very often on client websites where there are a lot of “dirty dog” images but mercifully…