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11 April 2021
Luminar AI crash after start

Mac: Luminar AI crashes every time it starts

I'm currently testing the Luminar AI software from Skylum and I'm already looking forward to writing the review, because the Mac app has exceeded all my expectations and offers impressive opportunities to capture even the most boring photos [...]
4 January 2021

Mac image editing software Pixelmator Pro 2 optimized for M1 chip

The Mac app Pixelmator Pro for photo and image editing under macOS has been optimized for working with the M2020 chip since November 1. This comes in the current 13-inch models of the MacBook Pro and MacBook Air as well as in the [...]
19 June 2020

Create YouTube video thumbnail - online and without an app

If you upload a video to YouTube in order to make it available to a maximum number of viewers, it needs a bit of marketing to spread. For example, the thumbnail, i.e. the preview image, is important [...]
6 March 2020

Photopea - Free Photoshop Alternative No Download (Web Tool)

Photo and image editing can be carried out in a wide variety of apps. But Photoshop comes with an annoying subscription, Affinity Photo costs just under 55 euros and CoralDRAW for the Mac is much more expensive. GIMP does exist [...]
15 August 2019

According to EISA, Skylum Luminar 3 is “Best Image Editing Software” 2019/2020

Readers of this blog who are interested in photo editing on the Mac know the app: Luminar by Skylum. Thanks to functions that are supported by artificial intelligence (AI), the processing and adjustment of photos [...]
19 May 2019
Surprisingly, the motif came out of the camera roll almost exactly like this. I only made minimal changes to the exposure and the crop. The good weather was certainly decisive for the blue sky to harmonize with the daisy (Photo: Sir Apfelot).

My favorite photos that I took with the iPhone XS - #shotoniphonexs

For years, Apple has been encouraging people to share photos taken with their iPhone on social media using the hashtag #shotoniphone. If you want, you can of course use the special iPhone model with [...]
28 June 2018

Loupedeck + - New console for image editing on Mac and PC

The Finnish company Loupedeck recently officially presented the second version of the image editing console of the same name and published details on features and compatibility. Information and data on Loupedeck +, Loupedeck Plus or, by some, also called Loupedeck 2 [...]
30 January 2018

Apple Photos Tip: Use sliders without a maximum value limit

In Apple Photos under macOS you can adjust your pictures, photo recordings, graphics and more with regard to values ​​such as brightness, brilliance, exposure, shadow, color, saturation, sharpness and so on. The controllers usually range from [...]
22 September 2017

Affinity Photo for iOS 11 on iPad (Pro)

As the software company Serif announced yesterday, the Affinity Photo app for image editing on the Apple iPad Pro is now ideally set up for use with iOS 11 thanks to an update. In the app [...]
15 April 2017
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Photolemur 2 on sale: Sir Apfelot discount code

A few days ago I wrote a review of the automatic photo enhancer Photolemur 2. Since the article was called up a few times and there seems to be a certain interest in the program, I asked the developers [...]