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I have never considered an ACDSee product being a viable alternative to Adobe Lightroom. I know ACDSee it from the early days, when the company offered one of the fastest image viewers. It looks like their portfolio now also contains Photo Studio Ultimate, which is comparable with Lightroom and even gives you advanced retouching capabilities with layers - going into the direction of Photoshop a little bit. Read this article to learn more...

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I don't work on composite images in Photoshop all too often, but this tip is worth the time watching. I'm sure you will like it as much as I do. Happy comping. ;-)

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Single Image Super-Resolution Through Automated Texture Synthesis
Wow, this looks like a serious innovation! Imagine all the photo and video material of mediocre image quality and what could be done with it in the near future.

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Are you still struggling with organizing your photos in Lightroom?
This pro tip might help you finding your own workflow that is both simple and effective.

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This article provides a thorough introduction to subtractive and additive color wheels. And as the title says it explains the problems with coloured light and how to avoid them. Highly recommended.

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Update: I found out that my Chrome browser seems to introduce this problem more than Google+. Other browsers display this image pretty ok.

I'm a bit pissed right now. Sorry for that and for these words, which I normally don't use in my posts... Ok, look at the attached picture of a very nice live performance of the band Wucan (+WucanMusic). It looks alright on my computer, but as soon as I upload it on Google+ it gets transformed into this inferior version with strong banding and artefacts. I tried uploading it in JPG and PNG format - same result. I cannot understand why Google is doing this to uploaded photos at all. It's a file of roughly 275 kB. I also tried uploading it on Google Photos first, but it gets transformed in the same thing actually.
Does anybody have an idea, how I could try it? Any way to prevent this change in photo quality from happening?
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Are you using Adobe Lightroom?
Imagine your catalog file gets corrupted!

"I've got a backup of my catalog", you might say. Well, I do have one - even multiple backups in different locations. But still: your bet is based on one single file: catalog.lrcat Mine is as big as 1 GB for about 30.000 photos. That's a significant file size. A file size that carries an increasing risk of data corruption!
I have resisted using XMP sidecar files for a very long time, but I have come to the conclusion that they provide you with a great safety net for various unfortunate situations. Read the attached article to learn more about XMP sidecar files and why you might want to have Lightroom create and maintain them for you.

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