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18 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 zoom variations in field tilt, the other five ways to automate Lightroom, Skala Color and

  • Roger Cicala with Aaron Closz provides A Quick Zoom Variation Demonstration as an example of why "there are just too many variables and the variables interrelate and counteract each other in complex ways" to find the best copy of a zoom lens.
  • And here's Part II of Julieanne Kost's Top 10 Ways to Automate Lightroom, starting with Number 6, Presets in the Develop Module:
  • Bjango has released Skala Color, a free color picker for OS X that adds a little elegance to task. It automatically recognizes colors copied to the clipboard, creating a swatch you can apply immediately.
  • has launched the Stock Photo service for members to make money with their own photos. The company claims to be the first social networking site to offer a stock photo service powered by user images. You can sell photos to Sqeeqee "up to $1 per photo or share a 50 percent recurring revenue per download for the lifetime of that photo."

More to come...

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