Nik Collection by Google is now available to everyone, for free. The Nik Collection is a set of powerful photo editing tools that includes noise reduction, HDR processing, image sharpening, black and white conversion, color correction, and many other creative effects.
The original collection’s cost was $500. After Google acquired Nik, the price was lowered to $150 and now the latest Nik Collection will be available to download at no cost. The Nik Collection channel on YouTube with a great number of video tutorials will help to start with basic filter application and enhancement techniques. Happy image processing!
Recently, the New York Public Library added high-resolution scans of more than 180,000 public domain texts, images and other media to their digital collection. This latest addition accounts for roughly one-fifth of the multimedia archived by the NYPL; all of which is accessible without any restrictions or requirements.
Since the advent of digital photography professional photographers have been consistently pushing the limits of the memory cards available in the marketplace. The need for a card that writes at a high speed and has a large storage capacity is just as great as the need for smaller quality DSLR cameras.
The work of renowned German photographer from Leipzig Andreas Gursky titled “Rhine II” sold on November 8, 2011 at Christie’s New York auction for $4.3385 million. This panoramic photo of Rhine – one of the largest rivers in Europe – is one of the six editions created in 1999 by Gursky. The glass-mounted work is 73 x 143 in. (185.4 x 363.5 cm).
Imaging USA, the longest running photographic convention and image exhibition in the United States, will bring together thousands of professional photographers to inspire, educate, and entertain. Imaging USA will be held at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, LA, from January 15-17, 2012.