Mad Hatters Gatherings

For people who want to learn and share photographic and editing skills and ideas

What are Mad Hatter Gatherings?

Some of us never seem to get enough. We want to get together in an informal gathering to learn and share photographic and editing skills. These gatherings are usually completely unstructured. Bring an idea, a question, a gadget, or just a desire to mingle with like-minded people. Two hours have been set aside for each gathering. We may or may not last that long depending upon what the attendees bring with them.

What Programs Do We use?

ON1 Photo RAW will be used for Managing and Browsing the images. It will also be one of the primary programs that we will use for basic image editing and for creative editing. We will not be using Lightroom® and will use Photoshop® only when it is needed to do things that the other programs that we use cannot do. We will use programs such as Topaz Studio 2, Smart Photo Editor, other Topaz Filters, Filter Forge, Luminar, Neat Image, Aurora HDR, and others, especially new programs that come to our attention. We will probably spend considerable time on turning our images into creative masterpieces.

What is ON1 Photo Raw?

ON1 Photo RAW is a powerful photo editor and raw processor that uses a state-of-the-art processing engine which provides a unique photo editing experience. ON1 includes many powerful Lightroom® and Photoshop®-like features. ON1 has a Browser for organizing your photos and it has hundreds of photo effects, HDR processing, panorama stitching, masking and selection tools, layers, photo resizing, and much more — all in one application. You can say goodbye to the Lightroom® catalog forever. ON1 is the ultimate photo editor that you own forever – no subscription is required. Annual updates are available for a fee and most of us usually purchase the updates.


At this time, our gatherings will be held whenever we think there is enough interest. The Current Meeting Schedule will show when we will have meetings. A message will be sent as a notice/reminder for before each gathering. Video tutorials will occasionally be used. We intend to discuss basic, intermediate and advanced ways to use various software programs.


If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, or want to give a presentation, please contact the Mad Hatter Gatherings Coordinator

How to submit your images

Click here to go to a tutorial that tells How to Submit Images to DIGITS using pCloud. Page one contains links and instructions on uploading files to Digits. Please use the correct upload link for your images, in this case “Homework”.

Pages two and three have a procedure “How to Resize and Rename files”.  

It is important to read all three pages and follow the procedures.

Submit your images no later than noon on the day of the meeting.