Stories by Jackie Dove

Nikon's new D610 DSLR boasts new features and a lower price

Advanced photographers ready to step up to a full-frame DSLR know that it's nice to save a little cash for lenses, and Nikon's new D610, which ships in late October, comes at a relatively affordable $2000 for the body only. That's $100 less than its predecessor, the D600, and significantly less than many of its competitors, including Nikon's own 36.3 megapixel D800 ($2700), the Canon EOS 5D Mark III ($3399), and Sony's Alpha SLT-A99 ($2800).

Adobe launches Photoshop Photography Program for Creative Cloud

Heeding the call of photographers since the dawn of Creative Cloud, Adobe has launched a new photography program specifically targeting Photoshop and Lightroom users. For $10 per month, it offers an extremely sweet deal to photographers who have no use for 80 percent of what the current Creative Cloud subscripton provides.

Sony QX lens cameras transform your smartphone into a powerful point-and-shoot

Sony's new high-concept Cyber-shot QX lens cameras may look like a gigantic lens you place on top of your smartphone screen--which, oddly, you actually can do. But in reality, each of the two models, the higher-end QX100 and the smaller but farther-zooming QX10, is a standalone camera that will fit into a decent-sized pocket all by itself. The real advantage with these lens cameras--announced at the IFA consumers electronics show in Berlin--is that you can use either one with your smartphone to shoot photos with excellent image quality and resolution, in effect transforming your smartphone into a high-quality point and shoot.

Perfectly Clear iOS photo editor both stuns and underwhelms

Perfectly Clear 3.3, the latest update to Athentech's universal image editor for the iPhone and iPad, seeks to distinguish itself from a raft of similar programs on the strength of its algorithms. While it provides some of the same image editing tools as its competitors, and is the fuel behind SmugMug's Camera Awesome, its unique and powerful method of improving flawed images often sets it apart from the crowd. But not always, at least not on the first go.

Adobe will issue free security patches for high-profile Creative Suite apps

Recent versions of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and Flash Professional--the company's high-profile Creative Suite applications--have security vulnerabilities on both Mac and Windows platforms. Late Friday night, Adobe confirmed its plan to issue free patches to fix the problems in all three applications--a reversal of its previous strategy that would have forced users to pay for a CS6 upgrade in order to rectify the problems.

Adobe launches Subscription Editions for Creative Suite 5.5

While Adobe software engineers were hard at work pushing out brand new mid-cycle upgrades of Creative Suite applications, the business department was trying to figure out a way to make purchasing those professional applications more flexible and affordable for its target audience of artists and designers.