Original vs Hand-Coloured Image

Hand-Colouring Black and White Images with Photoshop CS

Just before Christmas I scanned a heap of old family photos, including many black and white ones in need of some restoration. In this tutorial, Adrian Broughton takes us through a step by step on hand colouring photos in Adobe Photoshop CS.

Sigma 18-50 f/2.8 EX DC(Image courtesy of Sigma Corp. of America)

The Sigma 18-50 f/2.8 EX DC Lens In Focus

Sigma’s 18-50mm f/2.8 EX DC lens targets the higher end of the market – with features such as a constant maximum aperture throughout the zoom range, internal focusing and high grade optics. Mitch Schlesinger gives us a review of this standard zoom lens.

Ricoh Caplio R1V

Ricoh Caplio R1V Review

We take a look at the Ricoh Caplio R1V a 4.8x optical zoom camera with a 5 megapixel sensor and blistering operating speeds. With a compact form factor and scene modes, the R1V appears to be targeted towards the mainstream consumer category – though it does have more “pro” features.

The Canon PowerShot Pro1

Canon PowerShot Pro1 Review

With features such as a 28-200mm L-series zoom lens and an 8 megapixel sensor, Canon is evidently aiming to capture some of the SLR market share with the Canon Powershot Pro1. It offers almost everything a user could want in one package. Read our detailed review to see how it rates.

Front and Side Profile

Review of the Kata R-102 Photo Rucksack

Enough is enough – time for a new bag. After about 6 weeks of research, I decided on the Kata R-102 Photo Rucksack to meet my needs for organization, storage, transportation, security, and protection of my photographic gear. Rob Will takes us through the ins and outs of the Kata R-102 Photo Rucksack.

Canon DPP 1.5: Main Window

Review of Canon Digital Photo Professional 1.5

So you got a Canon EOS Digital SLR and now you’re wondering how to go about processing all of those RAW files you’ve got stored on the card. In this article, we take a closer look at Canon’s RAW image processor for its EOS Digital SLR cameras.

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Review of FocalBlade Sharpening Plugin from The Plugin Site

In this review article, we take a look at the FocalBlade sharpening plug-in, published by Harald Heim at “The Plugin Site”. Having already tried several plugins and numerous other techniques, I wasn’t fully satisfied with any of them and expected FocalBlade to also disappoint. Let’s see how FocalBlade stands up to the scrutiny of Mitch Schlesinger.

Pixort's Main Window - Side by Side Comparison

Image Sorting and Rating Made Easy with Pixort

If you’re like me, then shooting photos (and lots of them) is easy, but the headache comes when it’s time to sort and manage them, especially when you’ve bracketed or taken similar shots. With Pixort from JottoSoft, the sorting, selection and rating process becomes much easier.

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