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Inside Adobe Photoshop , you’ll often find Easter Eggs.  Not real eggs, but little jokes left over by the programmers.  Many have come and gone over the years, but there’s a new one tied to the shades of the user interface.  How dark are the elements around the screen?

Currently the shades look like this.


But you can change how they look…

But you can find the Easter Eggs this way


  • Photoshop > Preferences > Interface… (Mac)
  • Edit > Preferences > Interface… (Windows)

To make them look like Bread:


  • Shift + Opt + Cmd + click on a gray chip = Bread (Mac)
  • Shift + Alt + Ctrl + click on a gray chip = Bread (Windows)

or like Coffee…. just repeat the process and click again.



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DISCLAIMER: Drobo sponsors the Photofocus podcast. This review was not purchased and is independent of our arrangement to promote Drobo products.

The folks over at Drobo have been on a rampage releasing new products lately with major upgrades across the whole product line. We’ve already given detailed reviews on the Drobo 5D and Mini which both Scott and I have been using. Just last week a new box arrived… the Drobo 5N. I’ve unwrapped and set mine up (Scott’s done the same) and we’d like to share a few thoughts on how the Drobo 5N fits into the storage workflow for any pro or serious photographer or pro video shooter.

What is the Drobo 5N

Simply put the Drobo 5N (retail $599 USD) is a networked storage device. It offers networked storage for a home/home office/small office. From the front, it looks just like a Drobo 5D… the visible…

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A while ago when I wrote about switching to Micro Four Thirds, I posted about my lens selection.  I got lots of email and social media contacts asking me why I wasn’t using this zoom or that zoom. I do use some zooms, mostly because the micro four-thirds lenses don’t cover some of the focal lengths I need without zooms, but I primarily use and prefer primes. Here’s why.

1. Habit. I am older than most of you and back when I started in photography, zoom lenses were just horrible. They didn’t perform as well as modern zooms and most of us avoided them like the plague. They were slow, not very sharp at either extreme, bulky and expensive. I just got used to shooting with primes.

2. Focus. Whether you are using auto-focus, or manual focus, primes almost always focus faster/better than zooms. At my advanced…

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