The classic combo of mouse and keyboard has flexibility on its side, but any gamer can tell you that for some types of games, nothing beats the speed of a console controller. Funnily enough, the logic remains sound when you move to the realm of productivity -- in this case, editing images. As NZ photographer Ben Stewart shows, a PlayStation joypad can have its place beside your Wacom tablet in certain scenarios.
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When I'm editing photos and trying to find the perfect white balance in an app like Lightroom, I often find myself tweaking the colours by single digit percents and ultimately losing my sense of what looks good or not. Here's a silly little trick that can help you "reset" your eyes to gain a new perspective.
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Professional photo editors around the world turn to Adobe software products for the best results. The learning curve on titles like Photoshop and Lightroom, though, is pretty steep and few take the time required to master them fully. Now Lifehacker Australia readers can learn these titles and other editing skills easily with the Ultimate Adobe Photo Editing Bundle and save more than 90% off the regular price.
It seems obvious that the graphics chip on your video card would be better at handling pixels than your CPU. For certain tasks, that's definitely the case. No surprise then that Adobe has built hardware acceleration into its suite of products for years, with Lightroom the latest recipient. For some configurations however, it could result in a performance drop.