1.7 A major update for Affinity Photo & Designer

1.7 A major update for Affinity Photo & Designer

Biggest-ever Affinity updates

 Speed, power and extensive new features, GPU compute acceleration, HDR monitor support and a new memory management system ensure the Affinity suite continues to be at the cutting edge of modern creative software. The 1.7 versions of Affinity Designer and Affinity Photo have both been launched simultaneously on Mac, Windows and iPad

Affinity Designer and Photo today receive their biggest ever updates, adding market­leading performance improvements, best­ever usability and an extensive list of new features. The latest versions underline Serif’s commitment to pushing the limits of performance that users can expect from their hardware. It’s the same approach that made Affinity apps the first fully­featured creative desktop apps to make the leap to iPad. 

Today’s v1.7 upgrades mean Mac users can now enjoy end­to­end Metal compute acceleration to take full advantage of  the  Mac’s discrete GPU, making all raster layer and brush operations up to 10 times faster than ever before. Additionally, the apps now support multiple GPUs—whether internal or with external units connected— multiplying the performance gains further.

Affinity Photo and Affinity Designer are now fully optimised for multiple GPUs, including external eGPUs. Serif Managing Director Ashley Hewson says: “It’s really important that we are leading the way in exploiting the latest technologies available to us and our customers. GPU compute acceleration is something we have worked tirelessly on for the last couple of years as it is certainly the future in achieving phenomenal speeds, even when working on massive, deep­colour projects. We’re pleased to say that for Affinity customers on Mac the future is now here.”

Serif is working on hardware acceleration for its Windows version too, although that will be delivered in a future update. But that hasn’t stopped them achieving big performance increases—today’s updates introduce a rewritten memory management system resulting in 3x or 4x speed improvements across many tasks on Windows machines.

  • Dial and Pen support for Microsoft Surface devices has also been significantly upgraded, giving users new ways to interact with the apps.
  • Dial and Pen support has been improved substantially on Surface devices
  • And in a market­first for photo editing and graphic design apps, Affinity Photo and Designer now come with full support for the latest HDR / EDR monitors. This allows photographers to see new levels of the detail captured in RAW files, while designers can push colour intensity in graphics far further than was possible before.
  • “Using Affinity Photo with an HDR monitor offers a simply stunning experience,” says Ashley Hewson. “It’s amazing the detail and  dynamic range the latest SLR cameras capture when shooting in RAW, and Affinity Photo now offers the opportunity to actually see all that depth while editing on an HDR monitor.

 “But this isn’t just for high­end photography. As more and more graphic content is being consumed on HDR displays, it will start to become important that designers are using an app which can both work in a 32bit colour space and render the results on an HDR monitor. Affinity Designer is the first professional graphic design application to do both.”

  •  Support for HDR & EDR displays has been added, including support for the new Apple Pro Display XDR
  • Users of Affinity on iPad aren’t left out either. There are further performance optimisations and a refreshed, compact UI which both gives more real estate for working, but also to allow for the ultimate experience on the new 7.9­inch screen iPad mini.

 “The new iPad mini is an incredible device, especially now it supports Apple Pencil,” says Ashley Hewson. “It’s pretty cool that you can work on high­end photo compositions or full design projects with thousands of objects on such a small device”

 As well as these device specific improvements, there are plenty of new features and improvements which have been added ­ all of them available on the Mac, Windows and iPad versions from today.

 

Affinity Photo

 

  • Much improved RAW processing engine offering significantly faster loading of files, a new demosaicing algorithm, more effective noise reduction, hot pixel removal and wide colour space
  • Rewritten brush engine adding all­new multi­brushes, a symmetry mode (up to 32­way) and on­the­fly nozzle rotation with shortcut
  • Batch processing is improved, a new assets panel is available for quick drag and drop of commonly used elements, and the layers panel has had a complete

 

Anity Designer

 

  • New isometric controls allowing you to work directly on any isometric plane ­ or fit existing elements to a plane with a single
  • Vector shapes can now possess an unlimited number of strokes and fills, with complete freedom to interleave different attributes and control how they are blended together. Arrowheads have been added to the stroke panel too.
  • Improvements to almost all vector tools, including lasso selection of nodes, the pencil tool adding a sculpt mode, a new point transform tool as well as huge improvements to guides, grids and

 “This update isn’t only about the big new features and performance gains—we’ve also made literally thousands of little tweaks and improvements to both apps based on all the feedback we get from our customers every day. It’s a lot of these little enhancements which add up to mean both Affinity Photo and Affinity Designer are more productive than ever before.”

 

 

Get it Now!

The new 1.7 versions of both Anity Photo and Anity Designer are available now with a 20% discount ($39.99 desktop, $15.99 iPad) with no subscription. Existing users can download the updated versions free.

Fujifilm announces the GFX 100

Fujifilm announces the GFX 100

Preserve for the Future

The GFX, FUJIFILM’s mirrorless digital camera system, has achieved the highest level of image quality in the world of professional photography. The system continues its evolution… 

The GFX100 uses a large format CMOS sensor with over 100 million pixels which makes this the highest class resolution mirrorless digital camera ever produced. The GFX100, is the coming together of FUJIFILM’s unique blend of imaging and optical technologies and heralds the future of photography for the years to come.  

Body

Despite featuring a sensor which is 1.7 times larger than a 35mm full frame sensor, the GFX100’s body is equivalent to that of a flagship 35mm full frame DSLR camera in terms of dimensions (156.2mm (W) x 163.6mm (H) x 102.9mm (D), measuring 48.9mm at the thinnest part) and weight (approx. 1400g including two batteries, memory card and EVF).

 

 Sensor / Processor / Mount

The new sensor, specifically developed for this camera, measures approx. 55mm diagonally and boasts an effective pixel count of approx. 102 million. When combined with the fourth generation “X­ Processor 4” processor, it delivers the world’s highest level of image quality with exceptional color reproduction unique to FUJIFILM and the ultra sharp “FUJINON GF lenses.”

 Stabilization

Generally speaking, the higher the pixel count an image sensor has, the higher the likelihood of camera shake. To avoid this threat to image quality, FUJIFILM has designed an IBIS system specifically for the new 102MP large format sensor which gives up to 5.5 stops** of image stabilization.

 inder / Monitor

The GFX100 inherits GFX 50S’s popular detachable EVF system that can be adjusted to various angles when using the EVF Tilting Adapter EVF­TL1. The world’s highest class resolution 5.76 million dot OEL panel has been used to develop the GFX100 high definition EVF unit. The viewfinder has a magnification of 0.86x and contains five optical glass elements including aspherical elements and has been specifically designed for the 102MP sensor, which requires extreme focusing accuracy.

 Colors / Image setting

The combination of the newly developed image sensor and the fourth generation “X‐Processor 4” processing engine means the camera also supports “16‐bit RAW” mode, requested by many professional photographers. The GFX100 also supports 16‐bit TIFF in camera file conversion. The ultra high 100MP+ resolution and rich color and tonal reproduction found in our FILM SIMULATION modes, significantly boosts photo data’s post processing tolerance, meeting the diverse needs of professional photographers.

 Movie recording

The combination of the new image sensor with high speed readout and the high performance fourth generation “X‐Processor 4” engine has given the camera the ability to record 4K30P video (10bit 4:2:2 externally and 10bit 4:2:0 internally), a world’s first amongst large‐ format consumer mirrorless digital cameras carrying a sensor bigger than the 35mm format.

 Focusing / Continuous shooting

The GFX100 is the first model in the GFX System that uses our phase detection AF algorithm, adopted from the fourth generation X Series cameras (X‐T3 and X‐T30), and which is praised for its precision and speed. The algorithm makes full use of 3.76 million phase detection pixels, placed across the entire sensor, to set a new standard in AF speed and precision for large format cameras performing the standard “Single Point” AF as well as “Zone” and “Wide Tracking” AF. The effect is particularly noticeable when using prime lenses with a heavy set of focus lens elements, achieving speed improvement of up to 210% over the conventional contrast AF system.

 Various functions

The GFX100 can accommodate two NP‐T125 batteries, extending the number of frames per charge to approx. 800 when the rear LCD is used. The camera can also be powered and charged through the USB‐ C connection. Connecting an external battery that supports USB Power Delivery enables even longer continuous shooting and simultaneous charging of the two batteries in the camera.

 Accessories / Workflow

Similarly to previous GFX models, the GFX100 is compatible with “Tether Shooting Plug‐in PRO for Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom®” and “Capture One Pro FUJIFILM” for RAW processing and tethered shooting to accommodate the workflow of any professional photographers.

 Notes

 * Diagonal length of the 43.8mm x 32.9mm sensor is approx.

** Pitch/yaw shake With GF63mmF2.8 R WR lens mounted.

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© Tabea Simple, OpenWalls Arles 2019 Shortlist.jpg

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We are pleased to announce the 50 shortlisted images of OpenWalls Arles, which respond to the award’s theme: Home & Away. The images have been selected by our international panel of judges, which include Genevieve Fussell, (The New Yorker), Vignes Balasingam (OBSCURA Festival) and Julia de Bierre (Galerie Huit Arles). See the full list of judges here.

© Sanni Saarinen, OpenWalls Arles 2019 Shortlist

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© Richard Ansett, OpenWalls Arles 2019 Shortlist

Together, the images have captured a sense of belonging, escapism and identity. From these images, three finalists have also been chosen. The finalists, Gregory Michenaud, Louise Hagger and Urszula Tarasiewicz, have been invited to join us at Galerie Huit Arles for the opening, where an overall winner will be chosen.

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ON1 Photo Raw 2019.5

ON1 Photo Raw 2019.5

ON1 Photo RAW 2019.5 – The Lightroom Alternative is Bigger & Better Than Ever

 ON1, announces that ON1 Photo RAW 2019.5, a free update to ON1 Photo RAW 2019, is coming in mid-May. ON1 continues rolling out valuable features in ON1 Photo RAW at breakneck speed making it one of the bestalternative to the Adobe® Photography Plan subscription. ON1 Photo RAW is currently the only solution to utilize AI-powered algorithms to transfer and display Lightroom edited photos in Photo RAW. The transferred photos and settings remain non-destructive and re-editable inside ON1 Photo RAW, so photographers do not lose years of work from Lightroom. For photographers not interested in making a switch, ON1 Photo RAW 2019.5 is also a world-class plug-in for Lightroom and Photoshop making it a compelling tool for any photography workflow. The latest version, ON1 Photo RAW 2019.5, will include powerful new features to increase productivity, additional organizing benefits, a ton of feature and performance enhancements, and new camera support.  

New Features in Version 2019.5

  • Dual Mode  Easily undock the Browse Module from the Edit Module, use a second display, or make sales or client presentations on a projector or TV. The dual mode will allow photographers to customize how they want to work when browsing and editing photos.  
  • Edit History — A full edit history will be added when working on photos. Each editing step will be viewable, along with the ability to roll-back and compare adjustments. Photographers can also revert to the beginning of the editing session.
  • Settings Applied Info — Photographers will be able to quickly view which modules, tools, and filters are applied to a photo. This non-linear approach will also allow photographers to double-click on a setting and jump straight to it for further adjustments.
  • Selective Sync — Enhanced granularity in which settings to apply when syncing your settings (or pasting and saving a preset) will be added. For example, photographers will be able to drill down and only apply a white balance adjustment. The ability to sync cropping, retouching and brush strokes between photos will also be included.
  • Hierarchical Keywords — The master keyword list will now support nesting keywords inside of other keywords. Nested keywords will allow photographers to organize keywords as they see fit. Importing a list of nested keywords from other apps like Adobe Lightroom® will also be supported.
  • Apple® Photos® Extension Enhancements — Integration with Apple Photos now supports the full raw data, improving adjustments to tone and color. It also supports re-editable non-destructive editing and more native ON1 Photo RAW features like layers, crop, and text.
  • First Launch Experience — If it is your first time using ON1 Photo RAW, there will be new walkthroughs to help you learn the basics. This will give photographers a running start and directs them where to learn more.
  • Tool Tips — Tool tip animations will be added to improve the usability and shorten the learning curve for each tool.

ON1 has been working diligently on improving performance in many specific areas that include zooming, panning, brushing, and exporting to make the entire editing process more fluid and fun. VP Product, Dan Harlacher states “The latest update gives us a significant boost in quality, performance, and an abundance of new features and enhancements. The ON1 community drove a lot of this via their contributions to the Photo RAW Project.”

Additional Enhancements in Version 2019.5

  • Layers Enhancements — Create a new canvas of any size or change the size of the existing canvas.
  • Text Tool Enhancements — Add a background color to a text box and control its opacity. Easily control the character and line spacing. New options also will allow photographers to duplicate and change the order of text boxes and automatically insert text from a photo’s metadata.
  • Performance Improvements — Zooming, panning, and brushing are now much faster. A new preview quality option can help increase performance on lower-end and integrated video cards as well. Export is now up to 10x faster when resizing or exporting a photo or photos already edited.
  • Local Adjustments — The Local Adjustments tools will be faster to brush and adjust.
  • Windows High-DPI — Support for high-dpi displays on Windows will be dramatically improved. The scaling of the fonts and controls will work much better, especially on 4k displays and laptops.
  • Keywording — Keywords will be easier to search, add, delete, and modify. Also, keywords are now case sensitive.
  • Soft Proofing in Resize — The soft-proofing feature will also be available in ON1 Resize (Genuine Fractals®).
  • Drag and Drop from Film Strip — Drag and drop photos from the film strip to add them as new layers.
  • Increased Thumbnail Size Range — The range of thumbnail size will be increased, so photographers can go all the way up to two giant thumbnails or down to tiny thumbnails to survey an entire folder.
  • Default Photo Location — Now control the default photo location in Browse. This is where ON1 Photo RAW will look to find photos instead of the Pictures folder.
  • Preview the Resize Algorithm — When using the Genuine Fractals algorithm, photographers will be able to preview the resulting quality at 100% zoom to more accurately adjust the options and sharpening.
  • Persistent Crop Preset State — The crop tool settings will be persistent and remembered across photos.
  • Search by Adjustments Added — Search for photos based on specific adjustments applied such as cropped, retouched, etc.
  • Update to Lightroom Migration  The Lightroom Migration tool will now migrate the pick and reject flags.
  • Added for Support New Cameras and Lenses
  • Many other under-the-hood bug fixes and performance improvements.

Price and Availability

ON1 Photo RAW 2019.5 will be available in mid-May and is a free update for owners of ON1 Photo RAW 2019. Previous owners will also receive discounted upgrade pricing from ON1 versions prior to 2019. For more information and pricing, visit www.on1.com. A 30-day free trial of ON1 Photo RAW 2019 is also available for download from the ON1 website.

A single purchase of ON1 Photo RAW 2019 includes both macOS and Windows installers, the standalone version, the plug-ins for Lightroom and Photoshop, and can be used on up to five computers. It comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee, world-class customer support based in Portland, Oregon USA, hundreds of free video tutorials, and free ON1 Loyalty Rewards every month.

What’s Ahead for ON1

ON1 continues to work on expanding their existing application into a complete photography workflow ecosystem. Several internal projects will be introduced to the market within the year. These include solutions for photographers using mobile devices in their workflow, localization of the application and website into multiple languages, incorporating more AI-powered features to streamline browsing and editing as well as improved printing and publishing. Additional features and functionality for customers who are shooting video as part of their photography process are also coming.  

“The next year will be the biggest in our company history. A lot of these internal projects we’ve been working on will finally get introduced to the market. There is a lot to be excited about for our customers and our industry, and it all starts with Photo RAW 2019.5,” says Craig Keudell, ON1 President & CEO.

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Sony lance le RX0 II, l’appareil photo ultra-compact premium le plus petit et le plus léger au monde

“La puissance du RX 100 dans un boîtier ultra compact et robuste ! Parfait pour les prises de vues dans des conditions extrêmes »

 Guillaume Ruchon (@guiruch), Créateur de contenus vidéo et photo & Ambassadeur Sony

 Les spécifications.

  • Capteur d’image de type 1.0 empilé de 15,3 mégapixels offrant une superbe qualité d’image dans un[i] boîtier ultra-compact résistant et étanche[ii]
  • Objectif grand angle fixe ZEISS® Tessar T* 24 mm[iii] F4 intégré
  • Réalisation de vidéos avec enregistrement interne en 4K[iv] et nouvelles solutions de stabilisation d’image
  • Fonctionnalités avancées pour la photographie, dont obturateur anti-distorsion allant jusqu’à 1/32 000 s et rafale jusqu’à 16 images/s[v]
  • Scènes de prise de vue diversifiées grâce à l’écran à cristaux liquides étanche inclinable à 180 degrés et au zoom numérique Clear Image
  • Idéal pour les selfies : reproduction des couleurs améliorée, nouveau mode « Effet peau lisse”et mise au point automatique sur l’œil avancée
  • Entrée microphone et grip de prise de vue (VCT-SGR1) offrant une solution fonctionnelle idéale pour les vlogs
  • Solution multi-appareils pour des créations vidéo originales depuis différents points de vue

Sony présente aujourd’hui un nouveau modèle exceptionnel qui vient s’ajouter à sa célèbre gamme d’appareils photo compacts[vi]: le RX0 II (modèle DSC-RX0M2), l’appareil photo compact premium le plus petit et le plus léger au monde. S’appuyant sur la résistance à l’eau/la poussièreii, aux chocs[vii] et à l’écrasement,[viii] ainsi qu’au format ultra-compact du RX0 original, ce nouveau modèle intègre des fonctionnalités supplémentaires telles que l’enregistrement 4K interne, un écran LCD inclinable à 180 degrés vers le haut et à 90 degrés vers le bas qui fonctionne même sous l’eau[ix], ii et de nouvelles solutions de stabilisation d’image pour l’enregistrement vidéo. 

Le RX0 II intègre en son cœur un capteur d’image empilé CMOS Exmor RS™ de type 1.0 de 15,3 mégapixelsi et un moteur de traitement de l’image BIONZ X™ avancé qui permet une reproduction des couleurs améliorée[x] avec notamment de superbes tonalités de peau. Ce concentré de puissance a été optimisé pour offrir des performances ultra-rapides et une qualité d’image saisissante pour la photographie comme pour la réalisation de films, avec une plage étendue de sensibilité allant de 80[xi] à 12 800 ISO. L’objectif grand angle fixe F4.0 ZEISS® Tessar T* 24 mmiii possède une distance de mise au point minimale réduite à 20 cm, ce qui en fait l’objectif idéal pour les selfies ou les photos de petits objets. 

 

Un appareil photo pour toutes les circonstances

Le RX0 II permet une utilisation en toute tranquillité et peut être emmené partout. Avec ses petites dimensions de 59 mm x 40,5 mm x 35 mm[xii] et son poids plume de 132 g,[xiii] le RX0 II se glisse facilement dans une poche et est prêt à affronter tous les éléments. L’appareil est étancheii jusqu’à 10 mètres de profondeur, et résiste à la poussièreii, aux chocsvii jusqu’à 2 mètres et à l’écrasementviii jusqu’à 200 kgf.

 

« Lors de la conception du RX0 d’origine, l’objectif était de réaliser un appareil photo dont le format et les capacités techniques favorisent de nouvelles formes d’expression créative », indique Yann Salmon Legagneur, Directeur marketing de la division Imagerie Numérique chez Sony Europe. « Nous nous sommes appuyés sur ce modèle pour créer le nouveau RX0 II, auquel nous avons ajouté des fonctionnalités qui, selon nous, en font le partenaire idéal pour voyager dans toute sorte d’environnement, offrant d’excellentes performances photo et vidéo en toutes circonstances pour les vlogs ou les photos. »

 

Bien plus que des vidéos

Le RX0 II permet des enregistrements vidéo internes 4K 30piv avec lecture totale et sans perte de pixels, capturant environ 1,7 fois plus de données que ne l’exige la vidéo 4K. Ce suréchantillonnage permet de réduire le moiré et les tremblements, pour des vidéos 4K fluides haute qualité avec une profondeur et un niveau de détail remarquables. À l’aide des applications mobiles récemment introduites Sony « Imaging Edge™ », il est possible de transférer cette vidéo vers un smartphone[xiv], puis de la modifier et de la partager en toute simplicité sur les réseaux sociaux.

 Le RX0 II est équipé d’une stabilisation électronique intégrée[xv] qui garantit des vidéos stables, même sans trépied. Pour aller encore plus loin, il est possible d’exporter la vidéo vers un smartphone ou une tablette à l’aide du module « Movie Edit »,[xvi] qui traite les informations supplémentaires enregistrées pendant le tournage pour produire une vidéo aussi fluide qu’avec un support pivotant.[xvii] « Intelligent Framing », nouvelle fonctionnalité accessible via le module « Mobile Edit » de Sony, permet de conserver le sujet au centre de l’image et de corriger la distorsion de l’image lors du montage final. Le format d’image peut alors être défini en fonction du support sur lequel la vidéo sera partagée.

D’autres fonctionnalités vidéo sont présentes dans le RX0 II, comme le super ralenti, avec un enregistrement jusqu’à 1 000 images/s[xviii], une sortie HDMI 4K non compressée et un enregistrement vidéo proxy simultané. Les utilisateurs peuvent exploiter les fonctions Profils d’image, S-Log2 et Time Code / Bits utilisateur pour garantir un résultat final qui retranscrit fidèlement leur vision créative.

Photographie de précision

Outre ses capacités vidéo, le RX0 II fait preuve d’une grande polyvalence, puisqu’il intègre aussi de nombreuses fonctionnalités photo. Il intègre notamment un obturateur anti-distorsion allant jusqu’à 1/32 000 s et offre une rafale jusqu’à 16 images/sv pour saisir ces moments d’émotion fugaces que l’on peut lire furtivement sur le visage du sujet. Mise à jour depuis le RX0 d’origine, la reproduction des couleurs a été améliorée afin de reproduire les tons vifs et naturels de la peau, tandis que le mode « Effet peau lisse » peut, si besoin, être appliqué pour masquer les petites rides et imperfections. L’appareil photo est par ailleurs doté de fonctions de notation et de protection et permet d’afficher en groupe photos en rafale.

 La mise au point automatique sur l’œil Eye AF de Sony, très appréciée des portraitistes du monde entier, a également été mise à jour sur le RX0 II. La vitesse, la précision et le fonctionnement de la mise au point automatique sur l’oeil ont été améliorés afin de réaliser de superbes portraits encore plus facilement : il suffit d’enfoncer le déclencheur à mi-course pour verrouiller la mise au point sur l’œil du sujet. L’utilisateur peut sélectionner l’œil ciblé (gauche / droit / auto) dans le menu ou l’attribuer à un bouton personnalisé afin de se concentrer sur la composition.

L’appareil photo permet en outre de réaliser des prises de vue par intervalle, qui peuvent ensuite être modifiées à l’aide du « Viewer » de l’application de bureau « Imaging Edge » de Sony pour les transformer en de magnifiques vidéos Time-lapse[xix].

Options multi-appareils

L’application « Imaging Edge Mobile » de Sony permet de contrôler jusqu’à cinq appareils photo RX0 II sans fil,[xx][xxi] et les utilisateurs pourront contrôler entre 6 et 50 appareils via un routeur (prévu pour l’été 2019). Le RX0 II est également compatible avec le boîtier de commande pour appareil photo CCB-WD1,[xxii] qui permet de connecter et contrôler jusqu’à 100 appareils dans une configuration multi-appareils filaire. Ces solutions multi-appareils offrent de toutes nouvelles possibilités de photographie et expressions vidéo créatives depuis n’importe quel point de vue.

Prix et disponibilité

Le kit RX0 II avec la fixation et la poignée de prise de vue VCT-SGR1 sera disponible en Europe en mai 2019, au prix de 800 € environ.

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