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17 March 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Teju Cole, Fotor, automating Lightroom and Retina peeling.

  • Photographer Teju Cole's essay Object Lesson argues, "Objects, sometimes more powerfully than faces, remind us of what was and no longer is; stillness, in photography, can be more affecting than action."
  • Julieanne Kost illuminates The Top 10 Ways to Automate Lightroom. Part I, anyway, of some valuable practical advice. She includes a PDF of Develop Module shortcuts, too. Stay tuned for Part II.
  • Derrick Story recommends the free Fotor Image Editor as "a clean, easy to use, powerful and a fun image editor" for Mac OS X 10.7+. Fotor relies on Mac OS X for Raw support and there is an iOS app, too.
  • MacRumors reports Retina MacBook Pro owners have complained of their anti-reflective display coating wearing off. The Web site Staingate has been set up to collect photos and built a database of affected owners. A note at Macintouch by Jim Lynch suggests, "The problem arises from using commercial cleaning products on the screen, which violates the warranty," although some users claim the problem occurred after using only the recommended water and a lint-free cloth.

More to come...

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