Imaging

Not wholly negative: digitising your old photographs

Terry Lane   Unearthing your own archive of long-ago photographic negatives and slides opens the mind to the world that was – and perhaps points to money to be made.

Free magazines and cheap editing. What's not to like?

The Zinio Library services lets libraries offer quality magazines at no cost to the public.

Terry Lane   There's a way to access some free magazines via a popular app.

New camera? Reading the manual and uploading the CD both help

Canon's own photo processing software delivers excellent results.

Terry Lane   Remember how, when you opened the new camera box, there was a cellophane envelope containing a getting started manual, a warranty card and a CD? Did you ever wonder what was on the CD?

Gay? You might be a great photographer

<i>Lives of the Great Photographers</i> profiles many of the world's finest snappers.

Terry Lane   A new book sheds light on the difference between a camera operator and a true photographer.

Feline groovy

Serious features: Reading the manual for the Olympus Stylus 1s will reward the user.

Terry Lane   Cat pictures are wildly popular, but getting a great shot of your pet moggy is nowhere near as easy as you'd think.

Nothing succeeds like 6S

For photographers, the iPhone 6s is a big deal.

Terry Lane   The "s" upgrade step for iPhones is generally thought of as interim and incremental, but for photographers the new phones move the camera components even further from 1975. This "s" is a big deal.

Three bonzer little photo apps

Slideshow Makers is fast, free and easy to use.

Terry Lane   Three excellent apps are all you need to prepare brilliant slide show photo presentations.

Review: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

The Panasonic FZ300 camera delivers phenomenal video.

Terry Lane   The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 has phenomenal video recording capabilities.

UHD or not UHD? that is the question

The Sony Bravia is perfect for playing 4K video.

Terry Lane   Digital camera with ultra high definition video recording works even better with a 4K TV.

Exhibition zooms in on portrait pioneer

Cameron's photo of Sir John Herschel captured the intensity of the eccentric Victorian scientist.

Terry Lane   To celebrate Julia Margaret Cameron's 200th birthday, the Art Gallery of NSW has an exhibition of her photographs from the Victoria and Albert Museum.

The art of the image in politics

<i>Political Vision</i> by Andrew Chapman.

Terry Lane   The striking thing about the photos in Political Vision is that they are all taken by a photographer standing in exactly the right place at the right time.

Affinity emerges as Photoshop alternative but only for Macs

Affinity Photo is great value for money.

Terry Lane   What makes Affinity Photo unique among low-priced Photoshop alternatives is that it is not a dumbed down application with automated functions and restricted editing abilities.

The evolution of the slide show

It's showtime: Chromecast.

Terry Lane   The idea of sitting through one of Uncle Bob's slide nights might still strike fear into your heart but some new gadgets make looking at pictures easier than ever.

High-speed video still bogged down by inadequate streaming capabilities

We have given up all hope of the National Broadband Network wending its lethargic way to our place.

Terry Lane   Australian broadband continues to linger well behind countries such as South Korea and the United States.

Imaging

This year's model, next year's cast-off

New camera? Who needs it?

Terry Lane   For the cash-strapped keen amateur, the galling consequence of camera evolution is the need to upgrade all the other hardware to match.

See the future in a mirrorless camera

Sony attributes the improvement in mirrorless sales to new, young photographers going into the camera shops without the ...

Terry Lane   DSLR cameras appear to be close to extinction.

Beat the movers and shakers

Set the Mode to S.

Terry Lane   There are several tricks the clever photographer can use to produce fewer blurry pictures.

Life, the universe, and everything in focus

Helicon focus screenshot

Terry Lane   One of the magic possibilities of digital photography is focus stacking, a technique for getting everything in the picture sharp from front to back.

Help at hand for when pictures pile up

The Lyn app is perfect for quickly viewing the contents of a memory card, deleting the unwanted and then opening the ...

Terry Lane   One consequence of digital photography is the vast numbers of images we accumulate. A good app for managing your pictures is a vital tool.

Lightroom 6 wins with prepaid subscription deals

Addictive: Lightroom 6.

Terry Lane   The latest version of Adobe's handy tool has some terrific features, and careful shoppers can find deals with subscriptions.