WARNING – Spoof LinkedIn e-mail invite alert

Hi everyone,

I though that I should share this with you,ย I received the following by e-mail:


I always check profiles before accepting invites and this is what you get in your browser when clicking on “View profile”


Kind regards

leigh sig 2

Skylum Software latest free update for Luminar 3 (v3.1.0) with Accent AI 2.0

Hi everyone,

Here it is the latest update for Luminar 3ย ย  including the newย Accent AI 2.0 feature. and a host of other new useful features. I’ve been fortunate to have been testing a beta release of these features for a few days now and they are great.

You’ve got to love these guys ๐Ÿ™‚


Luminar Updates for Windows Users

The Windows version of Luminar receives several updates with version 3.1.0 We hope you enjoy this new release of Luminar and appreciate your feedback and reports.

New features

IMPORT IMAGES.ย You can now import images from a memory card or hard drive and copy them to a folder. You can also choose to include subfolders when importing

SMUGMUG SHARING.ย The ability to post images to SmugMug has now been added to Luminar for Windows.

SHORTCUTS.ย Folders and user albums can be added to the Shortcuts list. Just right-click for a context menu or drag & drop them into the list.

IMPROVED SELECTIONS.ย Want to choose a range of photos in the Gallery view? Try the Shift or Ctrl key to select a range or group of images. You can also deselect images from a multiselection by Ctrl+clicking on an image.

ROTATE IN GALLERY.ย Images selected in the gallery can be quickly rotated left or right by 90 ฬŠincrements with no need to switch to edit view. Just use the Image > Rotate menu or just right-click.

PHOTOSHOP ELEMENTS SUPPORT.ย Weโ€™ve added Photoshop Elements support to the Windows platform. Just choose the Install Plugins command if you want to load Luminar as a plugin. For future versions of Luminar, plugin users should switch to Luminar Flex.

Performance Improvements

Get additional speed and performance from the Luminar update.

IMPROVED HISTORY.ย Undo a Sync/Copy/Paste adjustments with one step in the History list.

HIDDEN FILES.ย Luminar does a better job of filtering hidden folders and photo. Additionally, unwanted items like Backups, History, Previews, and Caches wonโ€™t be shown when opening Luminar Catalogs.

Luminar Updates for Mac Users

Several performance improvements, as well as new features, await Mac users. We hope you enjoy this new release of Luminar and appreciate your feedback and reports.

PROGRESS BAR.ย Keep better track of whatโ€™s happening when working with Luminar. Youโ€™ll see a progress bar when using tools like Erase or when running Luminar as a third-party filter.


Kind regards

leigh sig 2

Our fridge is a shrine :)

Hi everyone,

Our fridge-freezer has gradually turned into a shrine. My wife is a huge Elvis fan. Hang on, I could have phrased that better, by that I mean she’s a huge fan of Elvis. ๐Ÿ™‚ . Oh and somehow we’ve managed to squeeze in a few momentos of our travels but, sadly, not as yet, one of Graceland.


Original shot (no white balance correction applied) –


I really took this shot at ISO 6400 to demonstrate the incredible power of Topaz DeNoise AI in getting rid of noise. I don’t usually shoot at such high ISO settings but it’s a valuable tool in my software toolbox box for the occasions when I have to.

I’ve also finalised the gear for my next trip with the emphasis as usual very much on weight, total weigh of bag and gear, approx. 2.5 Kg!.

travelling gear new with tg-5 small

Olympus E-M1, Lumix 12-60 mm, M.Zuiko 9-18 mm, Lumix 12-35 mm. Olympus tough TG-5 and Forevercam,, Anker Astro 6700 mAH powerbank and cable, Newer battery case, 2 xย  E-M1 batteries, memory card case, Holux data logger, spare Holux battery and 2 x spare TG-5 batteries. All I need to travel light.



BUBM case, 2 x USB charger for EM-1 batteries, USB charger for TG-5 battery, Anker five-port USB charger, Olympus backup/USB charger for TG-5, mains cables, USB cables, memory card case, USB LED torch.

Best wishes,

leigh sig 2