Digital Photography

Lightroom Alternatives

Lightroom is the most popular one-stop image management and image processing app, but there are some other excellent alternatives to Lightroom, from full-featured management and processing apps to ones that focus on a particular aspect such as RAW processing or image management. Here's a rundown.
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Nikon AF-S 8-15mm F/3.5-4.5E ED Fisheye Zoom Lens - Hands-on Review

The Nikon AF-S 8-15mm fisheye zoom lens is optically excellent and opens up some fun creative opportunities. There are also some quirks when shooting with it.
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Photos Taken with a Ricoh GR III Compact Camera

I've recently been out shooting with the new Ricoh GR III high-end compact camera. For good reason, the GR cameras have long had a cult following among street photographers and travel photographers. Here's a collection of high-resolution sample images I've taken with it.
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Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM Lens | Sample Images

A collection of high-resolution sample photos taken with the Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM E-Mount Lens designed for Sony full-frame cameras.
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Photos Taken with the Sony RX100 VII Compact Camera

Here's a sampling of photos I've taken with the Sony RX100 VII, the latest in Sony's high-end compact camera line.
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Lexar Professional Workflow Memory Card Readers

Lexar has come up with a new way to streamline the chore of downloading photos from your memory cards to your computer: the Lexar Professional Workflow system.
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Sony FE 20mm ƒ/1.8 G Wide-Angle Prime Lens Sample Images

Here's a selection of photos I've taken with the Sony FE 20mm f/1.8 G wide-angle prime lens on a Sony Alpha camera to give a sense of how it performs in real-world shooting.
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Sony a7R IV ISO Range Sample Images

I've been out shooting with the brand-new Sony a7R IV, the full-frame flagship model in Sony's mirrorless camera range. Here are some side-by-side examples taken through the ISO range from ISO 50 to ISO 102400.
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Fastest MicroSD Card Speed Tests

Need a fast microSD card? If you're shooting 4K, 5K, or 8K video, high-speed burst-mode photos, or some other demanding use, speed matters. These are the results from my speed tests of the fastest microSD cards.
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Sony a7R IV Sample Images

Here's a collection of images shot with the Sony a7R IV full-frame mirrorless camera under different lighting conditions and with different settings to give a sense of how it performs in real-world shooting.
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Facebook Photos Size Guide | New Facebook Layout

Have you ever tried using photos and images on your Facebook page? It can be frustrating. So here's an up-to-date guide explaining what's what, what's where, and how big.
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Best Waterproof Cameras for the Beach Under $200

If you're heading to a beach vacation this summer, here are some of my ideas for the best waterproof cameras under $200.
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Sony FE 90mm f/2.8 Macro G OSS Prime Lens Sample Images - Flower & Garden Macro Photos

Here are some practical examples of using the Sony FE 90mm f/2.8 Macro G OSS lens with some spring flower and garden photography.
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How to Recover Deleted Photos from an SD Card

All those photos you took have disappeared from the SD card. Before you throw the camera at the wall and fire off a nasty email to the manufacturer, here are some things you can try to recover your photos.
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What Type of Memory Card Does the Nikon D780 Use?

The Nikon D780 has two SD card slots and is compatible with SDXC UHS-II cards. Here are some recommendations on which cards to get.
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What Type of Memory Card Does the Nikon D500 Use?

There is a little trick to what kind of memory cards the Nikon D500 takes. That's because of a tweak that Nikon made with a firmware update to add CFexpress B compatibility to the XQD memory card slot.
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How to Link Directly to a Specific Page in an Online PDF

If you want to add a URL that links directly to a specific page in a PDF document, there's a simple code to add to the URL.
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How to Convert HEIC to JPG with XnConvert

Here's a quick guide to converting HEIC image files to JPGs. XnConvert is free and cross-platform.
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Sony E 20mm ƒ/2.8 Wide-Angle Lens Sample Images

The Sony E 20mm ƒ/2.8 is a moderately wide-angle lens for Sony E-mount APS-C mirrorless cameras. With a maximum aperture of ƒ/2.8, it's fast, but the highlight features are how small and light it is.
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How to Format Memory Cards with the Canon EOS Rebel T7

The Canon EOS Rebel T7 has two types of memory card formatting: standard and low-level format. Here's how to use them and when to use which one.
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What Type of Memory Card Does the Canon EOS Rebel T7 Use?

The Canon EOS Rebel T7 doesn't come with a memory card as standard. Here are some practical recommendations for SD cards that will work well in the T7.
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The MantisPod Pro is a Versatile Camera Grip & Tabletop Tripod

The MantisPod Pro is a highly versatile grip and tabletop tripod. It's unusually well-made and solid and very thoughtfully designed. Here's my detailed hands-on review.
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How to Convert JPG to WebP with XnConvert

If you're looking to manually create WebP versions from JPGs (or any other image file formats, for that matter), XnConvert is free, multiplatform, and is especially good at handling large batches of images.
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What Type of Memory Card Does the Nikon Z50 Use?

The Nikon Z50 doesn't come with a memory card standard. Here are some practical recommendations on which SD cards work well in this camera to take advantage of all of the Z50's features.
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What Type of Memory Card Does the Fujifilm X-T30 Use?

The Fujifilm X-T30 doesn't come with a memory card as standard, and some of its features require a card that's fast enough. Here are some practical recommendations on which SD card to get.
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How to Insert the © Copyright Symbol in Text

There are a few different ways to insert the © Copyright symbol into text. Here's a rundown for Windows, Mac, and HTML.
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How to Manage Memory Card Usage on the Nikon D850

The Nikon D850 gives you some control over how photos and videos are saved to the memory card. Here's a rundown of the options and how to use them.
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How to Copy from One Memory Card to Another on a Nikon D850

The D850 also has a built-in function that lets you copy from one memory card to the other. Here's how to do it and the options that are available.
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Key Accessories for the Ricoh GR III

Here are some of the key accessories and replacement part numbers for the Ricoh GR III compact camera.
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How to Replace the Lens Ring Cap on the Ricoh GR III

The small metal ring around the lens barrel of the Ricoh GR III has a habit of coming off. Here’s how to replace it, with either the official gray Ricoh version or a more colorful aftermarket version.
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Ricoh GR III Video Modes: What They Are and How to Use Them

The Ricoh GR III is mostly a stills photo camera. But it does have some basic video capabilities. Here's a rundown of what they are and how to use them.
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What Type of Battery Does the Ricoh GR III Take?

Whether you’re looking for a replacement or spare battery for your Ricoh GR III, here’s a rundown of what battery model to get and how to get the most out of it.
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How to Copy Photos & Videos To & From the Ricoh GR III's Internal Memory

The Ricoh GR III has a 2GB internal memory that can be used as a safety net in case there are issues with the SD card. Here's how to save images and videos to it and copy data from it.
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Photos Taken with a Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports Telephoto Zoom Lens

Sigma has two zoom lenses at the 150-600mm focal lengths. Here are some sample images I've shot with the Sports version, which is bigger, heavier, and much more expensive than the Contemporary version, but also offers much improved optical performance.
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Ricoh GR III SD Memory Card Recommendations

Looking for a new memory card for your Ricoh GR III? Here are my practical recommendations on good options that work well in this camera, have a proven track record or reliability, and are cost-effective.
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DxO PureRAW - Optimizing RAW Files Before Editing Them in Lightroom

DxO PureRAW takes a unique approach to working with RAW files. It's not a RAW file processor, as such--instead, it prepares the files by using a suite of optical fixes drawing on DxO's extensive research into cameras and lenses. And it works with your favorite RAW processing app.
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What Type of Memory Card Does the Fujifilm X100V Take?

Here are some practical recommendations on which SD cards can keep up with the Fujifilm X100V camera's features.
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How to Connect a Fujifilm X100V to a Computer

There are two main options for connecting a Fujifilm X100V to a computer. Here's a rundown of what the options are and when to use them.
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How to Check & Update Fujifilm X100V Firmware

Here's a rundown of how to check and update your Fujifilm X100V's firmware to the latest version in order to take advantage of any bug fixes and new features.
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Fujifilm Finepix XP140 | SD Memory Card Recommendations

Wondering what kind of memory card to get for your Fujifilm FinePix XP140 waterproof camera? Here are some practical recommendations.
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Nikon COOLPIX L330 Memory Card Recommendations

If you're looking for a new memory card for your Nikon COOLPIX L330, here are some practical recommendations.
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Nikon COOLPIX W150 Memory Card Recommendations

The Nikon COOLPIX W150 doesn't come with a memory card as standard. If you need a new card or are replacing an old one, here are some recommendations on which SD card to get for it.
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Nikon COOLPIX B600 Memory Card Recommendations

The Nikon COOLPIX B600 doesn't come with a memory card by default. Here are some practical recommendations on which card to get.
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Sony Alpha a6100 Memory Card Recommendations

The Sony Alpha a6100 mirrorless camera doesn't come with a memory card as standard. Here are some practical recommendations on what SD card to get for it to take full advantage of the camera's features.
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What Type of Memory Card Does the Nikon COOLPIX P900 Take?

The Nikon COOLPIX P900 doesn't come with a memory card as standard. Here are some practical recommendations on which SD cards will work well in the P900.
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What Type of Memory Card Does the Nikon COOLPIX B500 Take?

The Nikon COOLPIX B500 doesn't come with a memory card as standard. Here are some practical recommendations on which SD card to get.
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What Type of Memory Card Does the Nikon COOLPIX P950 Take?

The Nikon COOLPIX P950 doesn't come with a memory card as standard. Here are some practical recommendations on which SD card to get for it to be able to take full advantage of all the camera's features.
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Canon PowerShot SX420 Memory Card Recommendations

The Canon PowerShot SX420 doesn't come with a memory card as standard. Here are some practical recommendations on which card to get.
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Nikon COOLPIX W300 Memory Card Recommendations

The Nikon COOLPIX W300 waterproof point-and-shoot doesn't come with a memory card as standard. Here are some practical recommendations on which SD card to get for it.
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Canon PowerShot ELPH 180 / IXUS 175 Memory Card Recommendations

The Canon PowerShot ELPH 180 point-and-shoot doesn't come with a memory card as standard. Here are some practical recommendations on which card to get.
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What Type of Memory Card Does the Canon EOS M50 Use?

The Canon EOS M50 doesn't come with a memory card as standard (it's a sold separately accessory). Here are some practical recommendations on which SD card to get.
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Panasonic Lumix FZ80 Memory Card Recommendations

The Panasonic LUMIX FZ80 doesn't come with a memory card as standard. Here are some practical recommendations on which SD card to get.
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Nikon AF-S 8-15mm f/3.5-4.5E ED Fisheye Zoom Lens Sample Images

Here's a collection of sample images I've taken with the Nikon AF-S 8-15mm f/3.5-4.5E ED fisheye zoom lens to give a sense of its performance in real-world shooting.
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How to Find the Shutter Count of a Nikon D800

Here are some quick, easy, and free ways to find the shutter count of a Nikon D800 without installing new software or learning new command-line code.
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Sony a6500 Mirrorless Camera Sample Images

This is a collection of photos I've taken with the Sony a6500 mirrorless camera to give a sense of how it performs in real-world shooting under different lighting conditions.
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Nikon D810 High ISO Sample Images

This is a collection of images I've taken at high ISOs with the Nikon D810, to give a sense of how it performs in real-world low-light conditions.
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Nikon D800 High ISO Sample Images

This is a collection of sample images I've taken at high ISOs with the Nikon D800 to give a sense of how it performs in low-light situations.
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Nikon D850 Video Modes & Features

Here's a rundown of the video modes and features of the Nikon D850 camera. The camera's strengths are in stills photography, but it still has capable video features.
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Zoom Range of the Nikon AF-S 8-15mm Fisheye Lens

The zoom range of this lens isn’t your typical closer-and-further-away views. Here are some practical examples.
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How to Format Memory Cards in a Nikon D850

The Nikon D850 has two methods for formatting the memory cards. One is obvious. The other is less obvious but is also quicker.
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How to Import Existing Custom Silver Efex Presets into Nik Collection 4

The new Nik Collection 4 suite updates Silver Efex Pro 2 to Silver Efex Pro 3, and there's a bunch of new controls and features. But it doesn't migrate your old custom presets automatically. Here's how to do it manually.
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Nikon AF Micro-NIKKOR 200mm f/4D IF-ED Macro Lens Sample Images

This is a collection of sample images I've taken with the Nikon AF Micro-NIKKOR 200mm f/4D IF-ED macro lens.
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Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Prime Lens Sample Images

Here's a collection of sample images that I've shot with the Sigma 35mm f/1.4 Art lens for Nikon DSLRs.
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What Type of Memory Card Does the Sony A1 Use?

The new Sony a1 (Alpha 1) high-end mirrorless camera takes both CFexpress A and SD cards. Here's a rundown of what works and what doesn't.
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Sony a1 High-ISO Sill Images Performance | Sample Images

Here's a collection of sample images of photos I've taken with the Sony a1 at high ISOs.
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Sony a1 Sample Images

Here are some sample images I've taken with the Sony a1, Sony's latest and greatest full-frame mirrorless camera.
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What Type of Memory Card Does the Nikon D850 Take?

There is a little trick to what kind of memory cards the Nikon D850 takes, and that's because of a tweak that Nikon made with a firmware update a few years after the camera was released.
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BetterPhoto Basics: The Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Taking Photos Like the Pros, by Jim Miotke

This is my review of BetterPhoto Basics: The Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Taking Photos Like the Pros, by Jim Miotke.
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Hasselblad & the Moon Landing, by Deborah Ireland | Book Review

This small but fascinating book was put together to commemorate the central role Hasselblad cameras played in capturing the moon landing.
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Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS Zoom Lens Sample Images

I've recently been out shooting with the Sony FE 70-200mm GM OSS zoom lens. Here are some photos I've taken with it.
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The Off-Camera Flash Handbook, by Vanessa Joy

Starting out with off-camera flash can be intimidating. This book aims to make it much less scary.
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Zoom Range of the Sony 70-200mm ƒ/2.8 Lens | Practical Examples

Here are some practical examples of the zoom range of the Sony FE 70-200mm ƒ/2.8 GM OSS zoom lens on a Sony Alpha full-frame mirrorless camera.
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Batch Scanning Slides with the PowerSlideX Slide Scanner

The Pacific Image PowerSlideX is designed to automatically scan batches of up to 50 slides at once. After using it, here's my take.
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Scanning Old Slides & Film with the Wolverine F2D Titan Film to Digital Scanner

The Wolverine F2D Titan Film to Digital Converter is a dedicated slide and film scanner. It's small, simple to use, and relatively inexpensive. Here's how it works in practice.
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