Grid view mode is a feature found in many of the Topaz plug-ins that allows you to preview multiple presets within a collection at a time. This is specifically helpful for compare and contrast when browsing through effects, especially in programs like ReStyle, which contains over 1,000 presets to choose from.
There are several plug-ins within the Topaz software family that can be applied to render old school film and vintage photo effects that were commonly used by photographers in previous years and formats. If you are interested in giving your image a stylized, moody or nostalgic look, read on to find out which programs you should use.
In traditional photography, a photo negative is what you see on a roll of developed film; the darkest and lightest areas of the image are reversed, resulting in a positive print once taken into the darkroom. It is also possible to create this effect digitally with a single click in a variety of editors.
Guest article by Barry Nelson of Captivated Images
Many photographers ponder as to why the color seen on their monitor does not match the print that comes back from the lab. Back in the days of film it was common for photographers to have their lab do the color correcting; they simply shot and mailed their film to the lab and what came back was a proper color corrected print.
These days in the digital era, it isn’t quite as simple. A good working knowledge of color management is critical to today’s digital images to maintain color consistency. Color management ensures that what you see on your computer monitor is what will come out when the image is printed.