Lightroom Tip: How to Match Different Photo Exposures in One Click

Select all of your photos, make sure your active photo is the exposure you want, and then go to Setting > Match Total Exposures (or type Alt+Shift+Command+M). This will intelligently and automatically alter the exposures on all of the photos so they match the active photo.

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This is a fantastic tip, especially if you shoot in Aperture priority mode.

Why Stephen King Wants Adults To Remember How They Thought As Kids

 They’ve forgotten what life was like back then and how they thought. They’ve forgotten that life was once exotic and strange. They’ve forgotten that a child doesn’t think in straight lines or with perfect logic; their way of thinking is more similar to a dream state. So, in a way, kids live the way adults dream. That’s a nice thing to remember.

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Microsoft introduces two new services to help developers create smart bots

With optimized machine learning logic and the ability to integrate industry-leading language processing, QnA Maker Service distills semi-structured data like those commonly found in website FAQs into distinct, helpful answers.

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This looks so interesting. I’m going to give it a try.

Recreating a 17th Century Painting in Photoshop Is Basically Magic

Using stock images and Johannes Vermeer’s 1664 painting The Concert as a base, photographer Erik Almas admirably recreated the lost masterpiece in Photoshop. Heck, it might be able to fool you into thinking it were the real thing… if you were standing and squinting from very far away. Still. It’s pretty neat to see Almas’ workflow and how creative he gets in trying to mimic the original.

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Photographer Puts Mermaid on 10,000 Plastic Bottles to Raise Awareness

Over the past year or so, photographer Benjamin Von Wong has taken his talent for epic photo shoots and turned it towards trying to raise awareness for “boring” topics like climate change or wildlife conservation . His latest project continues this trend; this time, he’s taking on plastic pollution.

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I got to meet Ben last year at a conference and chat with him afterwards. Amazing guy with a huge amount of talent and work ethic.

Apple Releases iOS 10.2 with new Emoji, TV App, and More

Apple released iOS 10.2 to the public today, bringing new and redesigned emoji, a variety of improvements to system apps and settings, and, for US-based users, the debut of the previously announced TV app . New Emoji iOS 10.2 is a notable release for emoji: Apple is now fully supporting the Unicode 9 emoji specification that includes 72 new emoji first approved by the Unicode Consortium earlier this year.

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A few nice little updates to iOS 10.2. The Camera preserve one is a very welcome feature.