If you’re anything like us, you’ve been lusting over the potential of the Touch Bar on Apple’s new MacBook Pro. Some PC or Mac users are likely left wishing one of these glorious OLED display would find their way under the Christmas tree this year. For Adobe Lightroom connoisseurs, a new product on Indiegogo might be worth eyeing. Loupedeck looks like something you’d use in Logic Pro but it’s made for photo editing. A variety of knobs, sliders and buttons are designed to make touching up your images a little easier thanks to actual physical controls.
Loupedeck can be used with PC or Macs and is designed specifically for Lightroom at this time. It reminds us of a DJ mixing board with its variety of input options. There are dedicated shortcuts for things like undo, zoom or color. Sliders can adjust your saturation or hue, for example. Loupedeck takes something that lacks physical control and brings a hands-on approach that could be very beneficial to your workflow. It has reached 143% of its initial goal and is slated to ship in June with a roughly $250 price tag.
Amazon has Adobe Photoshop Elements 15 for Mac/PC priced at just $79.99 shipped, which is a cool 20% savings and the first discount we’ve seen since its release earlier this month. Adobe’s latest release is chock full of powerful new tools, including the ability to quickly alter facial expressions “so everyone in your photos looks their best.” Refer to Adobe’s announcement for a full run-through of what’s new in Photoshop Elements 15. It’s truly a must-have for every avid photographer.
If you’re into videography, Adobe Premiere Elements 15 is now available, however it has not on sale.
Not to be outdone by Canon’s big announcement this morning, DJI has updated its Osmo digital camera with a new motion zoom system. After the original was released nearly a year ago, the company known for its high-flying drones is giving this product another run. The Osmo Plus brings a 7x zoom to the table which is a combination of 3.5x optical and 2x digital. It still leverages your iPhone as its main display and has DJI’s helpful electronic gimbal system. More below.
B&H offers a 12-month Subscription to Adobe’s Creative Cloud Photography Plan for $89.99 downloaded when promo code CCPHOTOPLAN is applied during checkout. It typically runs $120 for a year when purchased via Amazon or direct. Today’s deal is $5 less than our previous Gold Box mention and a match for the best that we’ve seen.
Creative Cloud includes Adobe Photoshop CC (2015.5) plus Lightroom for desktop, mobile and web. You’ll have Adobe’s premiere photo editing suite and organization software to ensure your images look perfect. Photoshop was recently updated with the highly-anticipated content-aware crop tool. Automatic updates and an “extensive” library of video tutorials are included as well. I use this subscription service daily and couldn’t be happier with it. Automatic updates and new features make for a hassle-free experience. Rated 4.1/5 stars.