Category Archives: Graphic Design

Raya Pro – HDR Blending Add-in for Photoshop

“Raya Pro: A MUST HAVE PANEL. Raya Pro is one of the finest panels I have used. It makes digital blending extremely easy – just a click of a button and the blending is done. There are a few great new options I can’t wait to apply in my blending. Thanks to Jimmy for this amazing tool” – By Rustam Azmi

2017/10: latest version is Raya Pro 2.0 (Version 3.0 is coming)

Introductory video about Raya Pro 2.0

 

Source: http://www.shutterevolve.com/raya-pro-the-ultimate-digital-blending-workflow-panel-for-photoshop/

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Install offline Windows Movie Maker for Windows 8 and 7

How do I install Windows Essentials while offline?

If your Internet connection is slow or unreliable, you might want to download an installer file for Windows Essentials and then run the installer when you aren’t connected to the Internet. This installation method can also save time if you want to install Windows Essentials on several computers. After you download the installer file onto one computer, you can copy it onto others to install Windows Essentials there.

To install Windows Essentials while offline

  1. Use the installer file links provided on this webpage to find the one that corresponds to your operating system and language, and then click the link.

  2. When asked if you want to run or save the installer file, click Save, and then save the file to your desktop.

  3. To install Windows Essentials on the computer that you’re using, click the wlsetup-all.exe file on your desktop, click Run, and then follow the instructions on the screen.

    -or-

    To install Windows Essentials on a different computer, copy the wlsetup-all.exe file to a portable storage device such as a Flash USB drive, and then copy the file to the other computer’s desktop. Click the file, click Run, and then follow the instructions on the screen.

Legal information

Before installing Windows Essentials, review the following information.

Essentials installer files for Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2008

Click your language below to download the offline installer for Windows Essentials 2012. For more info, see these system requirements and release notes.

INSTALLER FILE LINKS FOR WINDOWS ESSENTIALS 2012

English (click to download full installation file in English)

Vietnamese (click to download full installation file in Vietnamese)

Source link: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-live/essentials-install-offline-faq

Điểm mặt 10 siêu dự án kiến trúc táo bạo của con người trong tương lai

Hẳn đã không ít lần bạn phải trầm trồ trước những công trình vừa đẹp, vừa hiện đại đến lạ kì trên màn ảnh tivi. Mặc dù tất cả đều là giả tưởng, nhưng chúng cũng chính là mục tiêu mà các kiến trúc sư cũng như nhà khoa học đại tài của chúng ta đang phấn đấu không ngừng nghỉ để đạt được.

Có thể bạn sẽ không tin, nhưng dưới đây là 10 trong số rất nhiều những dự án công trình đang được thực hiện hoặc trong quá trình xây dựng ý tưởng. Mong rằng các nhà thầu dự án sẽ nhanh chóng hoàn thiện để đây sớm không còn là những công trình chỉ có trong mơ.

1. Aequorea là dự án của trúc sư người Bỉ – Vincent Callebaut trên vùng biển Rio de Janeiro.

Thành phố nổi trên mặt biển với khả năng tự sản sinh ra điện, thực ăn và nước uống từ nguồn nước biển bên dưới. Người dân còn có thể thưởng thức quang cảnh biển và hoàng hôn tuyệt đẹp.

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sRGB vs. Adobe RGB

100 percent saturated ramp

100% Saturated Gradient, sRGB

Adobe RGB Gradiant

Same ramp in Adobe RGB as seen as on the Internet.
Note especially dead reds and violets.

 

Adobe RGB is irrelevant for real photography. sRGB gives better (more consistent) results and the same, or brighter, colors.

Using Adobe RGB is one of the leading causes of colors not matching between monitor and print.

sRGB is the world’s default color space. Use it and everything looks great everywhere, all the time.

Adobe RGB should never be used unless you really know what you’re doing and do all your printing yourself. If you really know what you’re doing and working in publishing, go right ahead and use it. If you have to ask, don’t even try it.

If you’re one of the few a full-time career professional photographers left standing and shoot for print, by all means shoot Adobe RGB, but if you’re a very serious amateur, beware.

Adobe RGB theoretically can represent a wider range (gamut) of colors, however:

1.) Adobe RGB requires special software and painstaking workflow not to screw it up. Make one mistake anyplace and you get dull colors, or worse. You cannot use Adobe RGB on the internet or for email or conventional photo lab printing. If you do, the colors are duller.

2.) I’ve made Lightjet, Fuji Supergloss and inkjet prints of 100% saturated ramps in both color spaces. I saw the same color range in print with each colorspace. I saw no real gain of any wider gamut in practice, even with these special tests.

I didn’t see any of these printers have the ability display any of the extra gamut potentially represented by Adobe RGB.

Want to try it yourself? Steal the image above, assign it the profiles of your choice, and print away. Most of what you’ll see will be colorspace conversion artifacts. if you do this correctly, both prints will look almost identical. If you see a wider gamut, go for it.

Details

sRGB is the world standard for digital images, printing and the Internet. So long as you haven’t screwed with anything, you and the world are shooting in sRGB.

Use sRGB and you’ll get great, accurate colors everywhere all the time. Like what you see in my Gallery and the top grad (widest rainbow) above? That’s all coming to you in sRGB. Use sRGB and you’ll automatically get great, saturated and accurate color everywhere. See also Color Management is for Wimps.

sRGB is specified in IEC 61966-2.1, which you may also see when examining color profiles. That gobbledygook means the same thing as sRGB. (sRGB uses ITU BT Rec. 709 primaries and a gamma of 2.2, same as most kinds of HDTV.)

Adobe RGB squeezes colors into a smaller range (makes them duller) before recording them to your file. Special smart software is then needed to expand the colors back to where they should be when opening the file.

Since Adobe RGB squeezes colors into a smaller range, the full range represents a broader range of colors, if and only if you have the correct software to read it.

Played back on most equipment, the internet or email, the colors look duller, and when played back with the correct software, the extra chroma gain required adds a little chroma quantization noise.

This is the example above. The bottom grad is what an Adobe RGB file looks like when interpreted as sRGB, which is what happens over the internet, email, or most printers unless you’re printing directly at home from Photoshop. Printed correctly the Adobe RGB grad looks the same as the sRGB grad, so I asked myself, why bother?

If you use Adobe RGB you will have to remember to convert back to sRGB for sending your prints out or sharing them on the Internet. Otherwise they look duller than sRGB!

If you have the right software to re-expand the colors you theoretically might have a slightly broader range of colors. However, if at any point in the chain you don’t have the right software and haven’t attached the Adobe RGB profile you’ll get the duller colors as recorded!

Web browsers don’t have, and print labs rarely have, the right software to read Adobe RGB This is why people who shoot it are so often disappointed. Even if a place has the right software, if you forget to add the Adobe RGB profiles to your files these places will read them incorrectly and you’ll get dull colors.

Adobe RGB may be able to represent a slightly larger range of colors, but no screen or print material I’ve used can show this broader range, so why cause yourself all the trouble? I’ve experimented with 100% saturated grads in these two color spaces and never seen any broader range from Adobe RGB either on my screen or on SuperGloss Light jet prints.

Worse, if you’re the sort of vacuum-operating geek who wants to shoot Adobe RGB because you read about it in a magazine article, did you realize that because the colors are compressed into a smaller range that there is more chroma quantization noise when the file is opened again? Ha!

Keeping people lost and confused sells more magazines and more new equipment, which supports magazine advertising. That’s why you see so many articles on Adobe RGB elsewhere.

Source: http://www.kenrockwell.com/tech/adobe-rgb.htm