Photoshop & Lightroom alternatives

Please see below links for all the software discussed in Tony’s recent presentation on alternatives to Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom.

Darktable
A Free RAW editor which till recently only for Linux or MACOS.
Now it has been ported to Windows.

Rawtherapee
Free RAW Editor for MAC and Windows.

A beginners guide – click here

Photoscape X
A simple, but relatively powerful photo editor for Windows 10 and Mac OS.

Serif Affinity Photo 
Powerful Photoshop alternative for MAC and Windows. Now comes with RAW Editor as part of the package.

ON1
ON1 is a raw and photo editor for MAC and windows. Better known for there photo effects they now have a fully featured RAW and photo editor

Macphun Luminar
Well known Raw and photo editor on Mac’s, but now ported to Windows 10.

Dx0
A Lightroom alternative.

Fujifilm Camera Processing
Fujifilm X RAW Studio is a free program that uses a tethered camera to do RAW Processing using the cameras processor.

Also…

File formats
The Photographers Guide to File Formats in Lightroom and Photoshop by Greg Benz.

 

 

New book, Kerry: The Beautiful Kingdom

Melbourne Photographic Society has it’s first published author – John Wesson!

Most will know that John has a tendency to disappear for extended periods and contrary to popular belief, his time spent in Ireland isn’t always inside the local pub. His first book, Kerry: The Beautiful Kingdom is clear evidence of his love and extensive travels around County Kerry.

More than just a picture book, the stunning photos of the people, landscape and wildlife of Kerry are accompanied by interesting captions. These not only detail the history of Kerry, but offer a wealth of facts for anyone wanting to visit.

Well done John on such a great first book, we look forward to book number two!

If you’d like to buy a copy it’s available on Amazon, click here. You never know he might even sign it for you!

You can read the story behind the book in an interesting article featured on The Irish Times website.

Members’ night

Our recent members’s night was, as always, a great opportunity to see what other members are up to. Below is just one presentation from an entertaining evening that included a number of AV presentations and practical lessons. The next members’ night is April 13th … get your thinking caps on!

Steve Bond Images

Steve Bond is a regular speaker at the Society. Whether it’s wildlife, sports or studio photography his talks are always extremely insightful. He’ll be paying us a visit again next season, so keep a lookout for updates to the programme page.

In the meantime why not take a look at his website and blog. Whatever your particular area of photographic interest is, I’m sure you’ll find something on there to inspire you.