Adobe Brings Smart Folders to Lightroom CC

You can now create smart folders in Lightroom CC – that’s the headline I want to read in one of Adobe’s upcoming announcements. It’s a humble request. The technology already exists in the form of “smart collections” in Lightroom Classic and simply needs to be ported to Lightroom CC. I think it won’t be too difficult for Adobe’s talented developers … Read More

The Value of Adobe’s Photography Plan

It seems like people are unhappy with Adobe’s subscription model and the prices of their photography plans. This is especially true since Adobe released its new product line in mid-October 2017. And yet, most Adobe customers have not switched to a different solution. They either like Adobe products or they can’t find a worthy alternative. Nobody I know prefers their software … Read More

My Quest for a New Digital Asset Manager

Ever since Apple replaced Aperture with Photos, I used it as my sole digital asset manager (DAM). And by doing so, I overlooked Photos’ shortcomings like its poor (or should I say non-existent?) metadata handling, among many others. I also ignored the annoying fact that it is impossible to organize photos from to two different Apple ID’s in just one … Read More

The Not So Obvious Reason for Shooting RAW

I shot RAW+JPEG for many years but recently switched to RAW only. Why? That’s the questions I’m going to answer in this post. So why did I shoot RAW+JPEG in the first place? Well, as it is the case for many beginners in photography, I was not yet very familiar with post-processing. I focused on producing the best pictures possible … Read More