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10 February 2021

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 underwater photography, preset syncing, relevance, lens flare, the M1 for photography and a Think Tank Photo deal.

  • The Guardian has published winning images from the Underwater Photographer of the Year contest.
  • Julieanne Kost explains Preset Syncing in Photoshop, which was just introduced in Photoshop 22.2. You can now sync "brushes, swatches, gradients, patterns, styles and shapes including preset grouping and preset order (with synced brushes coming soon to Photoshop on the iPad)." But first you might want to organize them, as she did.
  • Kirk Tuck's friend explained to him why he buys new cameras, keeps photographing Austin, publishes his blog. He's Chasing Relevance, his friend said.
  • In What Is Lens Flare and How to Use It or Avoid It for Better Photos, Jasenka Grujin explains how to make friends with this phenomenon.
  • John Voorhees calls the M1 Mac mini and MacBook Air A Giant Leap Forward for All Mac Users. "Lightroom only bounced eight times on my 2018 mini, but that was followed by several seconds of the spinning beachball as the app finished loading the UI and my photo library. On the M1 mini Lightroom bounced twice, and its window opened immediately," he writes. He also writes about Pixelmator Pro's ML Super Resolution feature on the M1, which reduced a 300 percent enlargement from five minutes on his 2018 mini to 24 seconds.
  • Think Tank Photo is offering 20 percent off its Holsters and Modular Components through the end of the month when you use the code FEB20 at checkout.

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