Category: Software

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Adobe Announce Updates to Photoshop CC

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Software
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At Adobe MAX, Adobe announced a number of feature updates to Photoshop CC. Lightroom Photos is now available in the Photoshop start screen and search, so you can search or browse the photos you’ve synced across Lightroom’s desktop, mobile and cloud experiences and import and edit them directly in Photoshop. The search functionality in Lightroom Photos is powered by Adobe Sensei so you can search through your photos even if you’ve never tagged them. Furthermore, you can now open and edit 360 spherical panoramic images, and retain key metadata on export to use with third-party panoramic viewers. Another new feature is colour and luminance range masking in Adobe Camera Raw, as well as support for HEIF files, allowing users to take advantage of iPhone 7+ depth map data to create a shallow depth-of-field effect. Other novelties include improvements to the selection, masking and resizing processes, a new Curvature Pen Tool and enhanced Brush Presets. You can read more about these feature improvements at the website below

At Adobe MAX, Adobe announced a number of feature updates to Photoshop CC. Lightroom Photos is now available in the Photoshop start screen and search, so you can search or browse the photos you’ve synced across Lightroom’s desktop, mobile and cloud experiences and import and edit them directly in Photoshop…

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Adobe Lightroom CC Cloud Photography Service

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Software
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Adobe have just announced the all-new Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC cloud- based photography service. Featuring a streamlined user interface, Lightroom CC enables image editing in full resolution across mobile, desktop, and the web. With Lightroom CC, photographers can make edits on one device and automatically synchronise their changes everywhere. Additionally, Lightroom CC has scalable storage options for safe and secure back up of full resolution photos including raw files. Plus, Adobe Sensei’s machine learning technology automatically applies searchable keywords to objects in photographs, making organisation in Lightroom CC easier than ever. The all-new Lightroom CC is available across three photography plans: the Creative Cloud Photography plan with 1 TB includes Lightroom CC, Lightroom for mobile and web, Photoshop CC, Adobe Spark with premium features, Adobe Portfolio, and 1 TB of cloud storage (£16.64/month excl. VAT), but Lightroom CC has also been added to the existing Creative Cloud Photography plan with an additional 20 GB of storage to help users get started on the new service. This plan remains at £8.32/month excl. VAT. Finally, the all-new Lightroom CC plan addresses the needs of photographers who want a cloud-based photography service for editing, organising, storing and sharing their photos from wherever they are, and includes Lightroom CC, Lightroom for mobile and web, Adobe Spark with premium features, Adobe Portfolio, and 1 TB of cloud storage (£8.32/month excl. VAT).

Adobe have just announced the all-new Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC cloud- based photography service. Featuring a streamlined user interface, Lightroom CC enables image editing in full resolution across mobile, desktop, and the web. With Lightroom CC, photographers can make edits on one device and automatically synchronise their changes everywhere. Additionally…

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

PortraitPro 17

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Software
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Anthropics today launched PortraitPro 17. This version adds new tools such as Background Editing, Snapshots, advanced Preset controls and Vignette, plus new makeup options, improved automatic face-detection technology, an updated interface and faster operation. 

“Background editing and Snapshots are things we’ve been working towards for a while,” said CEO Andrew Berend. “It’s really exciting to finally see them in the hands of our users.” PortraitPro 17 is now available for purchase, priced from $39.95/£29.95.

Anthropics today launched PortraitPro 17. This version adds new tools such as Background Editing, Snapshots, advanced Preset controls and Vignette, plus new makeup options, improved automatic face-detection technology, an updated interface and faster operation. “Background editing and Snapshots are things we’ve been working towards for a while,” said CEO Andrew…

Akvis SmartMask 10

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Software
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Akvis today released SmartMask 10 for Mac and Windows. This update adds a new Refine Radius tool to the Refine Edges mode that lets users locally fine-tune the boundaries of their selection. Additionally, the Magic Brush tool has been improved and now offers a number of new settings allowing you to more precisely define the colours to keep/drop. Last but not least, the new version comes with the new Grey interface theme, support for new raw image files in the standalone version, and some bug fixes. Version 10 is a free upgrade for everyone who bought the product in the last 12 months. The software runs on Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10; and Mac OS 10.7-10.13. The product is available as a standalone application and as a plug-in for Adobe Photoshop and Corel PaintShop Pro.

Akvis today released SmartMask 10 for Mac and Windows. This update adds a new Refine Radius tool to the Refine Edges mode that lets users locally fine-tune the boundaries of their selection. Additionally, the Magic Brush tool has been improved and now offers a number of new settings allowing you…

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Alien Skin Exposure X3

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Software
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Alien Skin Software today released Exposure X3, the latest version of their non-destructive raw photo editor and organiser. This edition brings new colour and B&W toning enhancements that give photographers greater control over their image adjustments. Powerful new organising tools include virtual copies for editing multiple variations of a single photo, without taking up additional disk space. Exposure’s intuitive keywords interface enables photographers to add descriptive metadata to their photo, making it easy to organize photos around themes and to create keyword sets. The advanced collections tools help them quickly and easily group their images, no matter where they appear on their computer. Exposure X3 is available for $149. Existing users can upgrade for $99.

Alien Skin Software today released Exposure X3, the latest version of their non-destructive raw photo editor and organiser. This edition brings new colour and B&W toning enhancements that give photographers greater control over their image adjustments. Powerful new organising tools include virtual copies for editing multiple variations of a single…

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Adobe Photoshop Elements 2018

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Software
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Adobe today launched Photoshop Elements 2018, which offers a number of new features and improvements over Elements 15. "This release focuses on enhancing the experience even further for memory keepers with hassle free organization, automated editing and some fun new Guided Edits that walk you through how to edit and create," says Bob Gager, Product Management Team Leader for Photoshop Elements. Adobe Elements Organiser 2018 now automatically curates your photos based on quality, faces, subjects etc., and allows curated photos to be turned into dynamic slideshows with just one click. The program offers a number of new Guided Edits and adds a brand new Auto Selection tool that makes precise photo selections easier than ever. Plus, Adobe Photoshop Elements can now "open closed eyes like magic," meaning that the program can automatically copy the open eyes from one photo and blend them into another to create the perfect shot. Adobe Photoshop Elements 2018 is available now for $100.

Adobe today launched Photoshop Elements 2018, which offers a number of new features and improvements over Elements 15. "This release focuses on enhancing the experience even further for memory keepers with hassle free organization, automated editing and some fun new Guided Edits that walk you through how to edit and…

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

ON1 Photo RAW 2018

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Software
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ON1 today announced a new version of ON1 Photo RAW coming at the end of the month. Key new features will include HDR exposure blending with automatic frame alignment, pano stitching, a number of new masking tools, selective noise reduction, an updated and more modern graphical user interface, and more. The free free ON1 Photo for Mobile app enables users to take their best photographs with them on the go in order to help them share their portfolios. It can also sync new photos taken on phones back to the desktop so those photos are ready for editing. THe developers have also added support for the Nikon D850, Olympus EM-10 III and Panasonic DMC-G85 cameras, plus a number of new lenses. ON1 Photo RAW 2018 will be available for download as a free public beta on 6th October. The final version can be pre-ordered for $119.99. Previous owners of any ON1 app (or ON1 plug-in) can upgrade for $79.99.

ON1 today announced a new version of ON1 Photo RAW coming at the end of the month. Key new features will include HDR exposure blending with automatic frame alignment, pano stitching, a number of new masking tools, selective noise reduction, an updated and more modern graphical user interface, and more…

Digital Film Tools Release Rays & reFine

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Software
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Digital Film Tools have launched two new Android apps for photographers. Rays allows users to easily create stunning and realistic light ray effects in any creative project. Known as volumetric lighting in computer graphics, or crepuscular rays in atmospheric optics, this dramatic effect adds polish and style. reFine offers artists a new tool and technique for performing selective sharpening, detail enhancement, and edge-aware smoothing. The new apps are available now in the Google Play store for $0.99 each.

Digital Film Tools have launched two new Android apps for photographers. Rays allows users to easily create stunning and realistic light ray effects in any creative project. Known as volumetric lighting in computer graphics, or crepuscular rays in atmospheric optics, this dramatic effect adds polish and style. reFine offers artists…

Monday, October 2, 2017

Hasselblad Phocus 3.3

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Software
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Hasselblad have announced Phocus 3.3, the latest version of their image processing software. Thanks to extended GPU acceleration based on Metal/OpenCL on Mac/PC, Phocus 3.3 is now faster than ever, allowing users to export images quickly and easily while offering a quicker viewing experience when zoomed to 100% and above. In addition to the improved performance, the update also includes integrated control of WiFi-enabled broncolor flash equipment via Phocus 3.3 with the touch of the left or right cursor key.

Hasselblad have announced Phocus 3.3, the latest version of their image processing software. Thanks to extended GPU acceleration based on Metal/OpenCL on Mac/PC, Phocus 3.3 is now faster than ever, allowing users to export images quickly and easily while offering a quicker viewing experience when zoomed to 100% and above…

Friday, September 29, 2017

Timelapse Workflow Plugin

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Software
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Timelapse+ have launched their new Timelapse Workflow plugin for Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. The plugin allows photographers to group photos by time-lapse, automatically create keyframes, blend settings between keyframes and preview your time-lapse -- all without leaving Lightroom. “After meeting in person with a customer to walk them through post-processing, I realized that for many people, if they’re not already familiar with the process, it can be complicated and it’s easy to mess up and get disappointing

results while working.” Said Elijah Parker, Founder of Timelapse+, “If you're doing any kind of day-to-night or night-to-day, this plugin becomes essential for blending changes in white balance or exposure across a series of frames. Get great results with a minimal learning curve.” The TImelapse Workflow Plugin is free for anyone who owns the Timelapse VIEW intervalometer.

Timelapse+ have launched their new Timelapse Workflow plugin for Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. The plugin allows photographers to group photos by time-lapse, automatically create keyframes, blend settings between keyframes and preview your time-lapse -- all without leaving Lightroom. “After meeting in person with a customer to walk them through post-processing, I…

Monday, September 25, 2017

Magix Release Updated Version of Photostory Deluxe

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Software
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Magix have released a new update of Photostory Deluxe, offering a significant performance upgrade over the previous version. High-resolution image material is now processed up to five times faster, whilst advanced full image editing enables precise photo optimisationdirectly within the program. A fully reworked workflow with 16-bit colour precision enables more creative freedom during effects editing and prevents image artifacts in colour transitions. Over 1,500 intros/outros, transitions, background noise and songs for popular themes such as vacation and travel have been completely redesigned in a clear new layout. The popular Photostory Wizard now has an optimized interface and can now be used for quick photo import. Fullscreen editing is now more advanced and can also be used in the main interface. Photostory Deluxe is now available for € 69,99 / $69.99 / £59.99.

Magix have released a new update of Photostory Deluxe, offering a significant performance upgrade over the previous version. High-resolution image material is now processed up to five times faster, whilst advanced full image editing enables precise photo optimisationdirectly within the program. A fully reworked workflow with 16-bit colour precision enables…

Magix Fastcut Now Available for Free

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Software
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Magix have released a free version of Fastcut, a video editor optimised for action cams and smartphones. Living up to its name, Fastcut 

is easy to use, intuitive and fast. Users simply need to select the required video clips, choose a soundtrack from the in-app library, click "Create video" and the program will create a finished video in seconds. Magix still offer a paid version, Fastcut Plus, which includes features like post-capture image stabilisation and advanced editing tools. Fastcut is free, while Fastcut Plus is available for £39.99.

Magix have released a free version of Fastcut, a video editor optimised for action cams and smartphones. Living up to its name, Fastcut is easy to use, intuitive and fast. Users simply need to select the required video clips, choose a soundtrack from the in-app library, click "Create video" and…

Friday, September 22, 2017

Jessops Now Offer 30-Day Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan Membership

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Software , General
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Jessops now offers a 30-day Adobe Creative Cloud Photography plan membership with selected purchases including all cameras, camcorders, lenses, drones and Jessops Academy courses. Jessops Academy aims to help you get the most out of your camera and offer you a range of photographic opportunities through a selection of courses, workshops, experiences and trips. The Adobe Creative Cloud Photography plan is a subscription-based service that gives users access to the latest versions of Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom as well as the Adobe Spark web app and a number of mobile apps and services.

Jessops now offers a 30-day Adobe Creative Cloud Photography plan membership with selected purchases including all cameras, camcorders, lenses, drones and Jessops Academy courses. Jessops Academy aims to help you get the most out of your camera and offer you a range of photographic opportunities through a selection of courses…

Friday, September 15, 2017

Zoner Photo Studio X Autumn 2017 Update

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Software
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The Zoner Photo Studio X autumn update offers a unique retouching brush whose abilities highly surpass other editors´ similar tools. This brush is the first in the World to enable combining multiple masks as well as multiple strokes within one mask. Each individual stroke, meanwhile can be edited or deleted at any time without reducing the image’s quality. The Editor module has also gained new features. Users can now apply basic edits to colours, overall exposure, and exposure levels and curves within separate adjustment layers that they can then edit at any time. The autumn update also adds a new Video tool plus pressure support for graphics tablets.


The Zoner Photo Studio X autumn update offers a unique retouching brush whose abilities highly surpass other editors´ similar tools. This brush is the first in the World to enable combining multiple masks as well as multiple strokes within one mask. Each individual stroke, meanwhile can be edited or deleted…

Adobe Reveals Advancements to Creative Cloud Video Tools

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Software
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Adobe has revealed advancements to its industry-leading Adobe Creative Cloud video tools and services to be showcased at IBC 2017. 

The company will highlight the latest innovations in virtual reality, animation, motion graphics, editing, collaboration and Adobe Stock - all available later this year. The new capabilities coming later this year to Adobe Creative Cloud for video include motion graphics templates, Character Animator, VR video creation, Team Projects and Adobe Audition. Many of these features are powered by Adobe Sensei, the company’s artificial intelligence and machine learning framework. Adobe will preview these advancements at Stand 7.G27 in the RAI Amsterdam Convention Center and at 140 partner booths from September 15-19 at IBC.

Adobe has revealed advancements to its industry-leading Adobe Creative Cloud video tools and services to be showcased at IBC 2017. The company will highlight the latest innovations in virtual reality, animation, motion graphics, editing, collaboration and Adobe Stock - all available later this year. The new capabilities coming later this…

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Magix Updates Movie Edit Pro

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Software
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Magix has released an updated version of Movie Edit Pro, which promises up to 5x faster video editing, smoother display for up to 4K resolution and a comprehensive range of effects. Additionally, users can now work with 4 of the most-requested plug-ins: NewBlue ColorFast 2, NewBlue Elements Overlay, iZotope RX Elements & HitFilm Movie Essentials. The latest effect plug-ins are included in the Premium version and are available in the two other versions at a special price. Also included are picture-in-picture effects, split screens, high-quality sound optimisation and original film effects. Movie Edit Pro is now available online and in stores worldwide, priced from £59.99.

Magix has released an updated version of Movie Edit Pro, which promises up to 5x faster video editing, smoother display for up to 4K resolution and a comprehensive range of effects. Additionally, users can now work with 4 of the most-requested plug-ins: NewBlue ColorFast 2, NewBlue Elements Overlay, iZotope RX…

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Alien Skin Exposure 3

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Software
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Alien Skin Software have announced the upcoming release of Exposure X3, the latest version of their non-destructive raw photo editor and organiser. This edition will bring new colour and B&W toning enhancements that give photographers greater control over their image adjustments. Powerful new organising tools include virtual copies for editing multiple variations of a single photo, without taking up additional disk space. Exposure’s intuitive keywords interface enables photographers to add descriptive metadata to their photo, making it easy to organize photos around themes and to create keyword sets. The advanced collections tools help them quickly and easily group their images, no matter where they appear on their computer. Exposure X3 will be released in Q3 of 2017, priced at $149.

Alien Skin Software have announced the upcoming release of Exposure X3, the latest version of their non-destructive raw photo editor and organiser. This edition will bring new colour and B&W toning enhancements that give photographers greater control over their image adjustments. Powerful new organising tools include virtual copies for editing…

Monday, September 11, 2017

Akvis ArtSuite 12.0

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Software
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Akvis have updated their ArtSuite application to Version 12.0. This release adds a new Passe-Partout frame, a Presets panel with ready-to-use Akvis frame presets, an improved Halftone effect, and some bug fixes. The standalone version also adds support for a number of new raw image file formats.

Akvis have updated their ArtSuite application to Version 12.0. This release adds a new Passe-Partout frame, a Presets panel with ready-to-use Akvis frame presets, an improved Halftone effect, and some bug fixes. The standalone version also adds support for a number of new raw image file formats.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Fujifilm X Raw Studio

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Software

Fujifilm X Raw Studio is a brand new RAW conversion system. Fujifilm X Raw Studio enables users to quickly and easily convert RAW files with outstanding image quality. Exceptional image quality is retained, as the X Raw Studio system utilizes the X Processor Pro in the camera instead of the CPU in the computer. This new software is due to be available from late November 2017.

Fujifilm X Raw Studio is a brand new RAW conversion system. Fujifilm X Raw Studio enables users to quickly and easily convert RAW files with outstanding image quality. Exceptional image quality is retained, as the X Raw Studio system utilizes the X Processor Pro in the camera instead of the…

Friday, August 25, 2017

GIMP 2.9.6

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Software
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Version 2.6.9 of the GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP) has just been released. This update brings various performance, usability and configurability improvements, better Hi-DPI support, a host of new blending modes, a new Handle Transform tool, a faster Warp Transform tool, an enhanced Free Selection tool, a preloaded Raw Therapee plug-in, and much more. Do note that this is officially an "unstable developer version." For the time being, GIMP 2.8.22 remains the latest stable release.

Version 2.6.9 of the GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP) has just been released. This update brings various performance, usability and configurability improvements, better Hi-DPI support, a host of new blending modes, a new Handle Transform tool, a faster Warp Transform tool, an enhanced Free Selection tool, a preloaded Raw Therapee…