Why Futura Photo ?

November the 14th of 2019 has been the day of the official launch for Futura Photo 1.0. The company behind this software if Camera Futura Sàrl, headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. The software aims at streamlining the pre-process steps needed after a photo session. Indeed, over the last years, I have had the feelings I was …

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The need for streamlining the pre-process of a photo session

This is not the most glamorous title one can expect as image processing after a photo session is often a pain at its worst, a necessity at least. It is something photographers don’t like much to talk about. They prefer to discuss how to enhance their images. Fair enough. But execution is key, and it …

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Why it is important to only keep the best shots after each photo session

I see several reasons to keep only the best images after each photo session and archive or delete all other shots. I mean, we should not keep more than probably 5% of the photos we are taking. And the ratio tends even to decrease the older the photo gets. Not so many photographers have the …

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The sky is not the limit: smartphones and photography

The smartphone industry has disrupted photography for most consumers. And over the last couple of years, it has also started to really focus at images quality at an impressive pace and with dramatic results. A combination of hardware and software improvements – through several cameras with different lenses and computational photography, respectively, are making smartphones …

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The carbon footprint for being lazy after our photo shoots: why it has to change

What this article is about It is trendy – and more important it is necessary – to reduce our carbon footprint. Let’s calculate how much a bad habit of photographers can pollute. I am taking in average 10 to 20 thousand images per year. Many pro photographers will shoot ten times more, typically above 100 …

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A "good" image for some, but no rules can apply and some will not even like this image

They are no rules for good photographs, but they are rules for poor photographs

As DPReview’s Nigel Danson reminds us, and to quote Ansel Adams: “There are no rules for good photographs. There are just good photographs”. They are no rule for good photographs, fair enough, but I am convinced they are rules to define and detect the poor ones, whatever poor may mean for the photographer. In a …

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RAW images are finally supported by Microsoft explorer

(About the new Microsoft Raw Image Extension on Windows 10) Until recently, the Microsoft explorer strategy with regards to RAW files has been “not very consistent” – to say the least. For instance, it has indeed been possible for a while to display in the explorer thumbnails of Canon and Nikon raw files (.CR2 and …

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