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Christmas Prize Draw Day 10 – Win a Loupedeck CT Editing Console!

Christmas Prize Draw Day 10 - Win a Loupedeck CT Editing Console!

We’ve reached day 10 of our epic Christmas Prize Draw giveaway, and today Loupedeck is giving you the chance to win an amazing Loupedeck CT photo editing console!

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Loupedeck CT Photo Editing Console in Competitions

Christmas Prize Draw

Loupedeck CT

 

Enter today’s Christmas Prize Draw to be in with a chance of winning a Loupedeck CT editing console! 

Loupedeck CT puts the tools you use right at your fingertips with buttons, dials, and touchscreens you can completely customise and organise to your own personal way of working.

Create and switch between as many customised workspaces as you need – all from one sleek user interface. And go from pen to brush, photo to video, or jump between software – all with a quick tap or turn of the finger.

Loupedeck CT is ready to go right out of the box with Premiere, Final Cut Pro, Photoshop, Lightroom, Ableton Live and soon more – all from one sleek user interface.

Learn More About Loupedeck

 

 

Christmas 2020 Prize Draw Calendar

Loupedeck CT

Win a Loupedeck CT!

Loupedeck CT is a powerful addition to your workstation, helping you achieve professional results fast across photo, video, audio, design and live-streaming.

Loupedeck CT is ready to go right out of the box with a vast set of integrations with your favourite software, letting you move between and work freely in Premiere, Final Cut Pro, Photoshop, Lightroom, Ableton Live and soon more – all from one sleek user interface.

Made to work with your mouse and keyboard – Loupedeck CT takes your workstation to a whole new level.

 

Learn More About Loupedeck

 

Enter below to be in with a chance of winning a Loupedeck CT Photo Editing Console. 

P.S. a huge ‘thank you’ to all of our members for being part of our amazing community and to those clients who have supported us through these unprecedented circumstances. It’s been a tough year, so ‘thanks’ – we couldn’t have made it through 2020 without you! 

Wishing you all a lovely Christmas and here’s hoping 2021 will be healthy and happy all round. 

The ePHOTOzine Team.

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Exclusive ePHOTOzine Discount: Get 5% Off Loupedeck CT

Exclusive ePHOTOzine Discount: Get 5% Off Loupedeck CT

Loupedeck are giving ePHOTOzine members the chance to save 5% on a Loupedeck CT photo editing console with an exclusive code.

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Loupedeck CT Photo Editing Console in Offers

Loupedeck CT
 

Loupedeck is giving ePHOTOzine members the opportunity to save 5% when they purchase a Loupedeck CT photo editing console.

The Loupedeck CT is an editing console that puts customisable controls, dials and buttons at the fingertips of photo/video editors as well as those who edit music or use design software.

“We like the Loupedeck CT a lot, it’s fun as well as practical and we’re happy to ‘Highly Recommend’ it,” ePHOTOzine.

Loupedeck CT Key Features:

  • Fully customisable
  • Logical organisation of tools
  • Compact size & ergonomic 
  • Compatible with various software
  • Fun to use
  • Looks smart 
  • Faster editing workflow

The Loupedeck CT is available now for £469 but with the code: Ephotozine5, you can save 5% making the price £445.55. Plus, worldwide shipping is free. 

Save 5% On A Loupedeck CT

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September ‘Colour’ Loupedeck CT Competition Winner

September 'Colour' Loupedeck CT Competition Winner

Find out which lucky ePHOTOzine member has won the Loupedeck CT pro-editing console we had to giveaway in September’s photography competition.

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Loupedeck CT

 

Last month, ePHOTOzine teamed up with Loupedeck to giveaway a FREE Loupedeck CT worth £469 in our ‘Colour’ themed photography contest and now, after some deliberation, our winner has been chosen. 

Congratulations go to ePHOTOzine member Helen Trust (trust) with their image titled ‘Vibrant’. 

 

Vibrant....

 

About The Prize 

Loupedeck CT puts the tools you use right at your fingertips with buttons, dials, and touchscreens you can completely customize and organize to your own personal way of working.

Loupedeck CT is ready to go right out of the box with a vast set of integrations with your favourite software, letting you move between and work freely in Premiere, Final Cut Pro, Photoshop, Lightroom, Ableton Live and soon more – all from one sleek user interface.

Made to work with your mouse and keyboard – Loupedeck CT takes your workstation to a whole new level.

 

More Competitions To Enter

Well done to trusth and thank you to everyone who took the time to enter the competition – there were some brilliant entries! For those who didn’t win this time, take a look at our competition forum to see what other great prizes are up for grabs. 

 

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September ‘Colour’ Competition – Last Chance To Win A Loupedeck CT Pro-Editing Console

September 'Colour' Competition - Last Chance To Win A Loupedeck CT Pro-Editing Console

Enter our ‘Colour’ theme photography competition for the chance to win an amazing Loupedeck CT Pro-Editing Console which is compatible with Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop and many more popular photo editing apps.

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Competitions

 

September 'Colour' Competition - Last Chance To Win A Loupedeck CT Pro-Editing Console 1

 

We’ve teamed up with Loupedeck to giveaway a FREE Loupedeck CT worth £469 but hurry; you only have until the end of today to get your entries in!

 

How Do I Enter?

To be in with a chance of winning your own Loupedeck CT, the pro-editing console designed to enhance your creative editing workflow, all you need to do is show us your best photos which fit the ‘colour’ theme. 

To enter, visit the Competiton Forum. Entries can be added by scrolling down the page and clicking on the camera icon at the top of the comment box.

Enter Today

 

Closing Date & Entries

Simply submit your entries via the competition forum to be in with a chance of winning. The competition closes at midnight on 30 September 2020. Entries added after this time will not be counted. 2 entries are allowed for free members and up to 4 entries are allowed for Plus members. Anyone who submits more images than they are allowed to will be disqualified.

Entries posted on the bottom of this article will not be counted! Please use the competition forum topic.

Good Luck!

 

About The Prize 

Loupedeck CT puts the tools you use right at your fingertips with buttons, dials, and touchscreens you can completely customize and organize to your own personal way of working.

Loupedeck CT is ready to go right out of the box with a vast set of integrations with your favorite software, letting you move between and work freely in Premiere, Final Cut Pro, Photoshop, Lightroom, Ableton Live and soon more – all from one sleek user interface.

Made to work with your mouse and keyboard – Loupedeck CT takes your workstation to a whole new level.

 

T&Cs:

By entering the competition, entrants agree to be bound by the rules and by any other requirements set out on ePHOTOzine.

  • The following people are excluded from entering the competition: (1) Direct and indirect employees, staff and their relatives of the supplier of the prize or prizes (2) The publishers of ePHOTOzine (3) Advertisers or sponsors of ePHOTOzine.
  • Only two entries per competition are allowed per free member, 4 entries are allowed per Plus member.
  • We reserve the right to remove images that have not been submitted correctly, ie too small. There isn’t a maximum file size or dimension restriction for entries.
  • All entries must be submitted through the ePHOTOzine competition forum web page and will not be accepted via any other means, eg, post, fax or e-mail.
  • No responsibility is accepted for incomplete entries due to server error or other causes beyond our control.
  • One winning entry will be chosen, by an ePHOTOzine or guest judge. This will be the image which, in the judge’s opinion is the most original and of the highest quality and meets the theme. The judge’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • ePHOTOzine reserves the right to disqualify incomplete or illegal entries.
  • The prize winner will receive the prize as featured in the corresponding month’s competition. There is no cash alternative to the prize as stated.
  • This competition is open to worldwide entries 
  • The deadline for entering the competition is midnight (GMT) on the last day of the calendar month in which the competition is being held unless otherwise stated.
  • The winner or winners will be notified by e-mail within 28 days of the end of the competition. Winner’s details will be posted on ePHOTOzine within 28 days of the end of the competition.
  • The winner must acknowledge his or her win within three weeks of being notified via email or the prize may be re-allocated to the next-placed winner.
  • All entrants agree that their name and images can be displayed and used in promotion for future competitions on ePHOTOzine. The winning entry may be used by the sponsor as a promotional image. The terms of this would be agreed with ePHOTOzine and the sponsor before the prize is announced. By entering the competition you have confirmed you have authorised this.
  • The name of the winner may be published on ePHOTOzine after he or she has acknowledged their win.
  • We reserve the right not to hold a competition in any given month.
  • ePHOTOzine only provides the means of entry to the competition and does not normally supply the competition prizes. The sponsors are therefore liable for the prize.
  • We reserve the right to modify these rules without notice. (Last modified: 8 Apr 2020)

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Loupedeck CT Photo & Video Editing Console Review

Loupedeck CT Photo & Video Editing Console Review

Features
Performance & Handling
Verdict

Loupedeck CT
 

The Loupedeck CT is an editing console that puts customisable controls, dials and buttons at the fingertips of photo/video editors as well as those who edit music or use design software. It looks cool, can be easily adapted to suit whoever is using it and as the Loupedeck original proved, it will speed up your workflow but at £469, is it a worthwhile investment? Let’s find out. 

 

Loupedeck CT Features

Loupedeck might be considered a relatively small brand but big things have come from them over the last few years with the Loupedeck original, Loupedeck+ and now the Loupedeck CT grabbing the attention of photo and video editors. 

We liked the original Loupedeck but with it limited to editing in Lightroom, it wasn’t a tool for everyone so Loupedeck introduced compatibility with a number of leading video and photo editing software when the Loupedeck+ was released. This was great for photographers but the overall size of the console made it something that was a bit awkward to use on a desk alongside a keyboard/mouse or remotely with a laptop and that’s where the Loupedeck CT (Creative Tool) steps in as its smaller size makes it much easier to fit on desks. Plus, it’s also compatible with graphics and sound editing software. 

The full list of software the Loupedeck CT is compatible with includes:

  • Adobe Lightroom
  • Adobe Photoshop CC with Camera RAW
  • Capture One Pro
  • Plus, various graphics, sound and video editing software

With additional software compatibility and the ability to customise every control on the Loupedeck CT console, it makes it a very powerful photo editing tool as, after all, we all have different workflows so having the ability to shape a tool exactly as we need it to work is a big plus point that can save time and make simple edits even simpler. 

As with the original Loupedeck, you get buttons and dials you can press and twist to select/use tools in whatever software you’re working in. There are no longer small adjustments wheels but you do get a big wheel with a touchpad sitting in the middle of the console. As mentioned, all of the buttons and dials are fully customisable and their function will change depending on what application you are working with. You’ll see from the photos that there are plenty of dials and buttons for you to customise or, if you prefer, you can stick with the preset workspaces the Loupedeck has as soon as you take it out of the box and plug it in. 

You have to use the provided USB-C cable to connect the console to your PC/Mac and there’s downloadable Loupedeck software available which you use to configure the CT. You still need your mouse for some selections and to move the cursor but your keyboard can have a rest. If you do find you need to use the keyboard, you can easily switch between it and the CT, though. 

The Loupedeck CT is available now for £469. 
 

Loupedeck CT Key Features

  • Fully customisable
  • Logical organisation of tools
  • Compact size & ergonomic 
  • Compatible with various software
  • Fun to use
  • Looks smart 
  • Faster editing workflow

 

Loupedeck CT Performance & Handling 

Loupedeck CT
 

The first thing we want to say about the Loupedeck CT is how cool it looks! It’s also a much better size than the Loupdeck+ which is still a great tool but when you have a keyboard, mouse, mug of tea, diary, smartphone… etc. on your desk, it did make it a bit of a squeeze. With the CT, the compact square shape means it can sit to the side of your keyboard or indeed in front of your monitor if you prefer. It also fits nicely in a bag should you need to work remotely. 

Another big ‘plus’ point is the overall build quality of the CT which Loupedeck are proud to discuss on their website. It features an aluminium cover, all buttons/dials are constructed well and the weight behind it reassures you that it’s of excellent quality. 

All of the buttons are backlit and use a colour code so you know what tools are associated with each other and the dials rotate with a click/resistance that lets you know it’s turning. You can also press the dials and when you do, you’ll hear a similar click – it’s a small detail but one that we appreciate. The main dial rotates as smoothly as the other dials and the touchscreen in the centre of it responds well. Although, it would have been nice to see some sort of forced feedback on the larger dial so you can make slight movements to specific tools as well as quickly move the dial around to rotate through tools faster. 

The CT is powered by a supplied USB-C cable which we found to be a little on the short side and had to find an adapter to use with it to ensure it could reach the PC tower while remaining securely on the desk. It would also be nice if the console could work wirelessly via Bluetooth as this would eliminate the need for the cable. 

To customise the CT you need to download the Loupedeck software which is freely available from the Loupedeck website. Once downloaded, you can select which Loupedeck you are using along with the software you’ll be working in. 

 

Loupedeck CT
 

With so many options available when it comes to customisation, we recommend you read the manual or the instructions that you can access in the software as you can soon get lost down the rabbit hole of configuration if you try to figure it out on your own. That said, it does come set-up with preset workspaces dedicated to every step of the editing process, with commonly used functions like colour grading, retouching, editing and more so you don’t actually have to make any adjustments to get going out of the box. If you do choose to make your own workspaces, you can make as many as you like and organise them how you see fit. 

If you’ve not used a Loupedeck before, they can take some getting used to but like with any device, after a few days of use, you’ll soon be adjusting workspaces in the software and moving dials to apply effects to your photos. 

As with previous Loupdecks, the CT has been built in an intuitive way and it doesn’t take long to get to grips with how it works. We’d actually recommend having a play around with the CT as Loupedeck has set it up then once you get a hang of the controls, take a look at how they can be customised to suit your workflow better.

To change a button’s function, all you need to do is open the software, select the button you want to change on the on-screen CT representation and then select the action you want to apply to it from the options found to the left. 

 

Loupedeck CT

 

Once you customise the CT, it really does help speed your workflow up as you can have presets ready and just move through the software with much more speed. Some adjustments/selections are more accurate and easy to do, too, such as picking a colour via the LCD on the main central dial or using the touchscreen at the top of the CT to add a layer adjustment. Creating a black & white adjustment layer was as simple as a ‘click’ as was creating a new layer and layer mask from the main dial. 

As you don’t have to move your mouse cursor from one side of the screen to the other when switching between tools, edits soon become quicker and the whole editing process just feels slicker. 

Overall, the Loupedeck CT is an excellent editing console that professional photo editors will certainly find useful. 

 

Value For Money

The Loupedeck CT is available now for £469 or, alternatively, you could look at the Loupedeck+ for £219 but it’s not as compact and doesn’t look quite as slick. You could also have a look at the Tangent Arc or TuneShark consoles but we’ve not reviewed these products so can’t comment on how good they are. Alternatively, you could look at a Wacom graphics tablet that’s designed for photo editing with a supplied pen. 

 

Loupedeck CT Verdict

The Loupedeck CT is a very cool photo editing console that looks great on your desk and does the job it’s designed to do which is speed up your workflow. Professional photo retouchers will find it particularly useful but there’s no reason why someone who takes photos for fun wouldn’t find it a beneficial tool if they think the investment is worthwhile. 

The console does take some getting used to but once you do, it becomes intuitive to use and the fact that every dial, button and control is customisable really does mean you can shape it to suit your exact needs. Plus, the fact that it’s now compatible with multiple software is a big plus point. The reduced size and shape are also great as not only does it fit on your desk more easily, you can also carry it in a bag and work remotely with it if you need to. The provided power cable is a bit too short, in our opinion, and it’s a shame the device isn’t wireless (yet) but these are the only 2 major snags we have with the photo editing console. 

Those who are pretty confident and quick at using a mouse/keyboard/shortcut combo for photo editing might wonder why they need a Loupedeck CT but after a while, we are sure that you’ll find that it can quicken your workflow and make tasks just that bit easier. However, it does come at a cost as £469 is a big investment when you compare it with a mouse and keyboard but its smooth operating in Lightroom and Photoshop could make it something that grabs a photographer’s interest. 

We like the Loupedeck CT a lot, it’s fun as well as practical and we’re happy to ‘Highly Recommend’ it.  

 

Loupedeck CT Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Speeds up the editing process 
  • It’s a lot of fun 
  • Intuitive 
  • Looks great
  • Portable and small in size
  • Fully customisable
  • Excellent build quality
  • Compatible with lots of software

Loupedeck CT Cons

  • The price might be high for some 
  • The provided USB-C cable is very short
  • Not wireless 

 

System Requirements 

  • Windows 10
  • MacOS 10.13+
  • USB 2.0 A (USB-C to USB-A cable included in box)

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September ‘Colour’ Competition – Win A Loupedeck CT Pro-Editing Console

September 'Colour' Competition - Win A Loupedeck CT Pro-Editing Console

Enter our ‘Colour’ theme photography competition for the chance to win an amazing Loupedeck CT Pro-Editing Console which is compatible with Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop and many more popular photo editing apps.

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Competitions

 

September 'Colour' Competition - Win A Loupedeck CT Pro-Editing Console 2

 

We’ve teamed up with Loupedeck to giveaway a FREE Loupedeck CT worth £469! You have until the end of September 2020 to get your entries in and more information on what the theme is and how to enter can be found below. 

 

How Do I Enter?

To be in with a chance of winning your own Loupedeck CT, the pro-editing console designed to enhance your creative editing workflow, all you need to do is show us your best photos which fit the ‘colour’ theme. 

To enter, visit the Competiton Forum. Entries can be added by scrolling down the page and clicking on the camera icon at the top of the comment box.

Enter Today

 

Closing Date & Entries

Simply submit your entries via the competition forum to be in with a chance of winning. The competition closes at midnight on 30 September 2020. Entries added after this time will not be counted. 2 entries are allowed for free members and up to 4 entries are allowed for Plus members. Anyone who submits more images than they are allowed to will be disqualified.

Entries posted on the bottom of this article will not be counted! Please use the competition forum topic.

Good Luck!

 

About The Prize 

Loupedeck CT puts the tools you use right at your fingertips with buttons, dials, and touchscreens you can completely customize and organize to your own personal way of working.

Loupedeck CT is ready to go right out of the box with a vast set of integrations with your favorite software, letting you move between and work freely in Premiere, Final Cut Pro, Photoshop, Lightroom, Ableton Live and soon more – all from one sleek user interface.

Made to work with your mouse and keyboard – Loupedeck CT takes your workstation to a whole new level.

 

T&Cs:

By entering the competition, entrants agree to be bound by the rules and by any other requirements set out on ePHOTOzine.

  • The following people are excluded from entering the competition: (1) Direct and indirect employees, staff and their relatives of the supplier of the prize or prizes (2) The publishers of ePHOTOzine (3) Advertisers or sponsors of ePHOTOzine.
  • Only two entries per competition are allowed per free member, 4 entries are allowed per Plus member.
  • We reserve the right to remove images that have not been submitted correctly, ie too small. There isn’t a maximum file size or dimension restriction for entries.
  • All entries must be submitted through the ePHOTOzine competition forum web page and will not be accepted via any other means, eg, post, fax or e-mail.
  • No responsibility is accepted for incomplete entries due to server error or other causes beyond our control.
  • One winning entry will be chosen, by an ePHOTOzine or guest judge. This will be the image which, in the judge’s opinion is the most original and of the highest quality and meets the theme. The judge’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • ePHOTOzine reserves the right to disqualify incomplete or illegal entries.
  • The prize winner will receive the prize as featured in the corresponding month’s competition. There is no cash alternative to the prize as stated.
  • This competition is open to worldwide entries 
  • The deadline for entering the competition is midnight (GMT) on the last day of the calendar month in which the competition is being held unless otherwise stated.
  • The winner or winners will be notified by e-mail within 28 days of the end of the competition. Winner’s details will be posted on ePHOTOzine within 28 days of the end of the competition.
  • The winner must acknowledge his or her win within three weeks of being notified via email or the prize may be re-allocated to the next-placed winner.
  • All entrants agree that their name and images can be displayed and used in promotion for future competitions on ePHOTOzine. The winning entry may be used by the sponsor as a promotional image. The terms of this would be agreed with ePHOTOzine and the sponsor before the prize is announced. By entering the competition you have confirmed you have authorised this.
  • The name of the winner may be published on ePHOTOzine after he or she has acknowledged their win.
  • We reserve the right not to hold a competition in any given month.
  • ePHOTOzine only provides the means of entry to the competition and does not normally supply the competition prizes. The sponsors are therefore liable for the prize.
  • We reserve the right to modify these rules without notice. (Last modified: 8 Apr 2020)

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