Photo by: Derek Doar
Nottingham and Notts Photographic Society


Luminar for Mac

Luminar for PC is coming soon (Click on above Logo)


People who currently use the Google Nik suit Color efex Pro4 are being told that Google is no longer supporting it.

Scott Kelby has created 2 lists of popular Nik filters and the Luminar equivalent.
(See links below)

Aurora HDR 2017 for MAC is an HDR programme which is highly recommended.

The world's most advanced HDR photo editor for Mac gains powerful new features and a new look which will amaze, inspire and help you to make incredible HDR photos.

LandscapePro is a new way to enhance your landscape pictures.

With intelligent controls that adapt to the features in your photo, LandscapePro allows you to get dramatic results with your landscapes.

  • Intelligent selection tools.
  • Unique editing controls that adapt to your photo.
  • Easy-to-use slider interface.
  • No technical skill required.
  • Excellent reviews.
  • LandscapePro Studio handles RAW files and can be run as a Photoshop plug-in.

Get the full Nik Collection by Google, now just £95.
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Advanced editing, simplified.
Easily create the photos you've imagined with 7 award-winning plug-ins for Photoshop®, Lightroom®, or Aperture®.

Make precise edits quickly.
Use U Point technology to selectively edit just the parts of your photos that need touching up, without losing time on complex masks and selections.

More affordable than ever.
Now you can get all six plug-ins for 70% off of the original price. Or take the whole collection for a spin with a 15-day free trial.

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TKActions V4 panel
( Official Adobe Photoshop Add-on)
The TKActions V4 panel provides easy access to the power of luminosity masks. It uses "spectrum selection" to create a large variety of luminosity masks and selections that target almost any tonal range in the image. The user can then employ these masks to creatively develop their images in Photoshop. The panel uses a new 16-bit process that insures exceptionally smooth masks and selections. 

Luminosity masks are based on the brightness of individual pixels. For a continuous-tone image, like a photograph, they create perfectly feathered selections that seamlessly blend adjustments and brushstrokes into the image. Exposure blending, luminosity painting, mask painting, and layer masks are some of the applications where luminosity masks give excellent results. 

The top part of the panel provides one-click access to a variety of Photoshop functions normally found in menus, panels, or keyboard shortcuts. The tabs in the panel have specialized actions to address saturation and web-sharpening, and there are custom actions to create artistic effects. 

The panel is meant to be a comprehensive tool to improve workflow efficiency while providing access to unique functions for managing brightness, contract, and saturation in the image. 

Additional information about the panel including an Instructions PDF can be found at:

For Macintosh
Adobe DNG Converter v 9.1

The Adobe DNG Converter, a FREE utility that converts files from more than 350 cameras to DNG, enables you to easily convert camera-specific raw files to a more universal DNG raw file.

Digital Negative was developed to address the lack of an open standard for the proprietary and unique raw files created by each digital camera. DNG allows photographers to archive their raw camera files in a single format for easy cataloging and access in the future. With the format specification freely available, any developer can build software that supports and takes advantage of DNG. For more information, visit the Digital Negative Page.

For Windows
Adobe Photoshop Products


Photoshop and Lightroom can be purchased for £8.57 per month


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What is The Photographers Ephemaris ?
The Photographer's Ephemeris (TPE) is a tool to help with the planning of all types of outdoor photography, but particularly landscape and urban scenes.

It is a map-centric sun and moon calculator: see how the light will fall on the land.

TPE's map-based approach means you are not limited to a predefined list of locations, which often don't include the places many photographers go. Instead, search for any place name on the planet or position the map pin exactly where you want it.

Advanced features including automatic time zone and elevation detection, correction for atmospheric refraction and height above the horizon, ensuring that you have the best possible information for planning your shoot.

You can even determine when the sun or moon will be visible behind nearby hills and mountains.

The PC version of
The Photographer's Ephemeris (TPE) is free.

The Photographer's Ephemeris as an app for the iPad or the iPhone is currently £5.99 from the iTune store

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Click on the PDF logo to download The Photographers Ephemaris quick start guide


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For members with an iphone or iPad this app is absolutely amazing.

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What is LightTrac ?
LightTrac helps photographers plan their outdoor photo shoots ahead of time by helping them find the perfect light conditions, time and location to photograph their subjects anywhere in the world.

What is LightTrac ?
LightTrac helps photographers plan their outdoor photo shoots ahead of time by helping them find the perfect light conditions, time and location to photograph their subjects anywhere in the world.
Professional quality meets creative control

Full control and customisation – Use our professional page layouts or push your creative edge by designing your own custom layou

Powerful book-making software – Download our software and easily tackle book projects, large or small, online or offline.

More than photo books – With BookSmart, you can create photo books, novels, diaries, portfolios, notebooks and more.

Effortless ebooks – Turn any book made with BookSmart into a beautiful ebook for your iPad® and take your book everywhere your iPad goes.

Bookshop-quality print books – Hardcover or softcover, seven different book sizes, and a full range of papers including our Proline range.


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SyncToy 2.1 is a free application that synchronizes files and folders between locations. Typical uses include sharing files, such as photos, with other computers and creating backup copies of files and folders.
Click on PDF Logo for instructions how to use SyncToy
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Pixel Genius
Photokit Sharpener
Complete Sharpening Workflow for Adobe Photoshop

Other products may provide useful sharpening tools, but only PhotoKit Sharpener provides a complete image "Sharpening Workflow". From capture to output, PhotoKit Sharpener intelligently produces the optimum sharpness on any image, from any source, reproduced on any output device. But PhotoKit Sharpener also provides the creative controls to address the requirements of individual images and the individual tastes of users.