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Author Archives: T. Michael Testi

Photographer, writer, software engineer, educator, and maker of fine images.

Product Review: TRAKTOR KONTROL Z1 from Native Instruments


For DJs and producers, the TRAKTOR KONTROL Z1 is a very good deal for the price. Read More »

Software Review: Corel Painter X3

Corel Painter X3

New features and memory optimization make Painter X3 is a very worthy upgrade in spite of lingering slowness. Read More »

Book Review: ‘Adobe Photoshop CC For Photographers’ by Martin Evening

Adobe Photoshop CC for Photographers

The definitive word on Photoshop. Read More »

New Software Wrap-Up: Adobe Creative Cloud for Video

Adobe Creative Cloud for Video

New versions of Adobe's video software (Premiere, After Effects, etc.) come with many appealing new features and enhancements. Read More »

Software Review: Pro Tools 11 from Avid

Avid Pro Tools 11

New 64-bit architecture provides many improvements in the leading Digital Audio Workstation, though some plug-ins and instruments won't work with it yet. Read More »

Software Review: Autodesk Entertainment Creation Suites 2014 Ultimate: Maya & SketchBook Designer

Autodesk Entertainment Creation Suites 2014 Ultimate

Maya 2014 is a very good upgrade that addresses past issues and adds improvements. Read More »

Software Review: KOMPLETE 9 ULTIMATE from Native Instruments, Part 3


KOMPLETE 9 ULTIMATE provides a complete creative suite suitable for just about any kind of audio production. Read More »

Software Review: Eye Candy 7 from Alien Skin Software

Eye Candy 7

For the most part this program is geared toward graphic designers, but it may benefit anyone who needs to enhance their work, even photographers. Read More »

Software Review: DxO ViewPoint from DxO Labs

DxO ViewPoint

If you want a simple and easy way to fix wide-angle lens problems, then I highly recommend DxO ViewPoint. Read More »

Book Review: ‘Photography Q & A’ by Zack Arias

Photography Q & A by Zack Arias

The photography blogger collects Q & A designed to help neophyte and pro alike. Read More »