Match Color in Photoshop CS2/CS3

Match Color

With Photoshop CS2, Adobe added the Match Color feature which lets you alter the palette of one image to look like another. Match Color can be used for everything from slight tonal corrections, to ensuring that an image fits better with a design scheme or other imge. unfocusedbrain.com, a "blog with everything" has an excellent demo of how you can use Match Color in conjunction with famous classical paintings to perform dramatic color adjustments. Check it out here.

Capture NX and the Nikon 10.5mm Fisheye Lens

Capture NX

Nikon Capture NX provides an excellent auto correction edit for removing distortion from images shot with the Nikon 10.5mm fisheye lens. Though I mention this feature in Real World Capture NX, I didn’t have enough room in the book to include examples, so we’re going to look at the specifics of this feature here. With the Fisheye Lens edit, you can create cropped, rectilinear images with a single click.

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Bruce Fraser dies at 52

With great sadness, we heard this morning that our good friend, Bruce Fraser, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2006.

To many of us, Bruce was “Mr. Photoshop‚” and/or “Mr. Color Management.” He was the author or co-author of a number of the most successful computer titles of all time, including Real World Photoshop and Real World Camera RAW, as well as one of the founders of PixelGenius. To many people throughout the digital imaging industry, Bruce was an icon, but an approachable soul who was unstintingly fair in his criticism and generous with his time. Our thoughts go out to his family and close friends. He will be missed.

Bruce and I worked together for more than 15 years, starting with my time at MacWEEK, and continuing through my recent tenure at Macworld. A remembrance of Bruce has been posted there.

Sync Folders

UPDATE NOVEMBER 2017: The Sync Folders action no longer works and the links to it have been removed.

We still publish a set of Photoshop Automator Actions, which has been updated for Photoshop CC 2017. You can find out more at our sister site, RobotPhotoshop.com.


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Compare Folders

UPDATE NOVEMBER 2017: This action no longer works and the links to it have been removed.

We still publish a set of Photoshop Automator Actions, which has been updated for Photoshop CC 2017. You can find out more at our sister site, RobotPhotoshop.com.

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There is a newer version of Compare Folders.

The new version adds the following features and bug fixes:

* Log generation option, which creates a text file in Text Edit of your comparison results.

* Now checks to ensure that the items you’ve selected are folders. If you hand it something other than a folder, it exits gracefully.

You can download the new version here.

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