iTag Smiles Matches Subjects and Names in Group Shots

If you shoot groups, you should know about iTagSmiles. This App for iPads streamlines the process of matching subject names and faces in group images. We first noticed them at SPAC (School and Sports Photographers) where they are a Silver sponsor (JDLab is a Platinum sponsor).

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DxO acquires Nik Collection from Google, New Updates Planned

DxO, has announced the acquisition of the Nik Collection Photoshop plugins from Google. They plan to continue development of the Nik Collection with a new “Nik Collection 2018 Edition” planned for mid-next year. The current version will remain available for free on DxO’s website. They will require your email so they can market to you, but if you don’t already have Nik it’s a reasonable price to pay.

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JDLab2You Get Started Video

Here’s a short video that shows how easy it is to send your first order.

Unable to Update JDLab2You or Pick-a-Pack

Occasionally clients will tell us they are having trouble updating JDLab2You or Pick-a-Pack in Windows. If this happens to you, here are the steps to follow to fix it.

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Google ends support for Nik Collection

Google has announce that they will no longer offer updates for the popular Nik Collection via a banner on the tool’s website.

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Latest Windows 10 Update Hides LabPrints Projects

A recent Windows 10 Update causes LabPrints projects to be hidden, and then deleted after 10 days if no action is taken. If you are a Windows 10 user, it’s important that you follow the steps below to prevent this from happening to you.

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Create Albums using Book Builder in JDLab2You

JDLab2You’s Book Builder is used by many of our clients to order both photo books and albums from the lab. However, because not everyone is familiar with the many features and options available in this free software, we’ve created this 5 minute video that walks you through all the steps to create a book or album and send your order to the lab.

Watch the video here.

Get started with JDLab2You here.

Building Reusable Packages in Pick-a-Pack, JDLab2You

Our JDLab2You and Pick-a-Pack ordering software allows you to create packages and save them to make ordering packages faster and with fewer errors.

We’ve created this useful 4 minute video that shows you how to use this feature step by step so you can create your own packages.

Watch the video here.

Color Space Converter in Google Chrome

If you’ve ever had an RGB color you need to convert into HEX or RGB values, did you know a color converter is built into the Google Chrome browser?

Simply open google, type the color value into the search bar, and Google will return the color code along with all the conversion values: HEX, RGB, HSV, HSL and CYMK.

Sure, this option is already in Photoshop. But why waste your time when the conversion you need is only 1 click away?

 

148 Photo Editing Tools and Apps

photo-appsDid you ever wonder if there was a piece of photo editing software or an application you could use to simplify the process of working with images? Or perhaps you wondered what the alternatives were to a program you were using or thinking about purchasing?

Here’s the ultimate list.

Nazar Begen is on the team at photolemur.com, and he decided as part of their marketing to make the definitive list of every photo editing application on the market. The list is being updated continuously, but as of today it has 148 programs with descriptions, links to each, and prices. The list includes photo enhancers, free and paid desktop editors, HDR Photo Editors, cross-platform image editors, photo filters, RAW processors and more.

You can view his most recent list here.

You may never need this list, but if you’re like me, you’ll bookmark it. Someday you’ll have a challenge or want to do something special with an image and think, “I wonder if there’s an app for that?” It probably turn out that there is.