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31 December 2019

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention. This time we look at free Photoshop effects, the Panasonic GX85, prisms, high-resolution displays and suggested resolutions (New Year's style).

  • In Vintage-Look Photoshop Effects Pack, Michael Jarrott releases a free set of effects inspired by "the real-world distortions and discolorations that can occur with film cameras." There are two versions: a low resolution and a high resolution version. And three types: scratches, light leaks and light/color effect groups. If you like this sort of thing, take a look at Exposure X5, which takes this to another level.
  • Kirk Tuck takes his $450 Panasonic GX85 and two lenses for a little walk. "Small and light. Cheap as dirt," he reports.
  • Dahlia Ambrose shows How to Use a Prism for Creative Photography with a little background on prisms and what happens to light as it passes through them. Which reminds us, we're working on our review of the Lensbaby Omni Filter System, which takes this concept into orbit.
  • In Too-High Pixel Density on 5K and 8K Displays Impedes Image Assessment, Lloyd Chambers revisits an old complaint about the apparent sharpness of fine detail in high density displays.
  • Dave Williams cooks up some Resolutions to taste test before the deadline tonight. "Here's the easy one," he starts out. "Learn more!"

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