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News, reviews, and how-to guides for photographic workflow software and digital imaging software.

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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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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Compressing RAW files with Rawsie | Hands-on Review

There are only a few options for compressing RAW image files. Rawsie is a new app that uses sophisticated algorithms to drastically reduce the size of those thousands of RAW files taking up space on your hard drives.

How to Export a Frame from Premiere Pro

There are two methods for exporting an individual frame from a Premiere Pro project. One is quick and simple but doesn’t give you much control. The other involves more steps but gives you more control over things like size and compression amount.

How to Prevent VLC from Saving Recently Viewed Videos on Mac

The recent files list in VLC is designed to provide convenient shortcuts to the audio files you recently listened to or the videos you recently viewed. But if you want to prevent VLC from adding files to the Open Recent menu item, you can. Here’s how.

Smartphone Apps for Tracking the Sun, Moon, and Stars

Whether you’re trying to make it for magic hour, line up the sun or moon with a landmark, or just want to make sure your subject is shown in the best natural light, smartphone apps that calculate the location of the sun and moon for any location on earth for any date and time can come in very handy.

Geotagging Software

Here’s a roundup of software that will take your photos and a GPS tracklog and marry them together to geotag your photos.

Lightroom Alternatives in 2022

Lightroom isn’t for everyone. Here are leading candidates for the best Lightroom alternative in 2021, including full-featured management and processing apps, RAW processing and image management, and the best free Lightroom alternatives.