Category: Software

Monday, May 2, 2016

Adobe Camera Raw 9.5.1

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Software
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Adobe Camera Raw 9.5.1 is now available through the update mechanism in Photoshop CC and the Creative Cloud application. This upgrade adds support for the Pentax K-1 and the Sony RX10 III (pictured), and fixes the following bugs:

  • EXIF lens name not visible for some camera models.
  • Camera Raw would not launch under Mac OSX 10.7 and 10.8.
  • Errors when using Camera Raw to tone HDR images from Photoshop. This occurred when converting 32-bit files to 16 or 8-bit files.

Additionally, DNG Converter also gets an update for MacOS and Windows.

Adobe Lightroom CC 2015.5.1 / Lightroom 6.5.1

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Software
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Adobe have released Version 6.5.1 of Lightroom and Version 2015.5.1 of Lightroom CC. These updates add support for raw files generated by the Pentax K-1 (pictured) and the Sony DSC-RX10 Mark III, and fix a variety of issues. Click through / scroll down for a detailed of list of bug fixes.

Adobe Lightroom Mobile for iOS 2.3

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Software
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Adobe have released Lightroom Mobile for iOS 2.3. "We heard from a number of users that editing and sharing a single photo was really important, so we made it possible to start editing immediately with a single photo," says Josh Haftel, Senior Product Manager at Adobe. "Importing multiple photos was also made easier by being able to swipe across a series of photos directly. By making it possible to start editing directly, you no longer have to find a photo, import it, find it again, and then start editing, so common workflows should be improved considerably." Lightroom for Mobile 2.3 is available now for iPads and iPhones.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

CameraBag Cinema

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Software
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Nevercenter today released CameraBag Cinema, a new tool for 4K+ video filtering, colour correction, and film emulation for Mac. Key features include advanced curve-based colour and light adjustments, more than 200 fully adjustable presets, dozens of motion and still film stock emulations, tile-based adjustments, batch processing capabilities, and much more. CameraBag Cinema is priced at $99, with a significant launch sale of 40% off, so early adopters can get it for just $59.

Macphun Release Filters for Photos

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Software
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Macphun have just released a new free app, Filters for Photos. The new software works as a Photos for Mac extension as well as standalone software; it gives users the ability to add sketch, analogue vintage, and many other filters to their photos in a single click. Available exclusively from the MacPhun Store, Filters for Photos introduces 30 creative filters from sketch to oil painting, vintage to rainbow palette. Users can adjust and tweak every filter, plus apply the filters to a certain part of the photo, quickly export their creations to other photo editors, or share via social media and e-mail.

ON1 Photo RAW

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Software
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ON1 has announced the development of a new raw imageconverter and non-destructive photo editor called ON1 Photo RAW. To be released this autumn, Photo RAW promises to be the world’s fastest, most flexible, and easiest-to-use raw converter and photo editor on the market. Several years in the making, Photo RAW, with its modern raw data processing engine, is tuned for today's sensors and graphics chips. According to ON1, the controls found throughout Photo RAW will respond in real time by leveraging modern video cards, using the latest versions of OpenGL and OpenCL. ON1 Photo RAW will include built-in layers, brushes, and advanced masking tools, and the program will also work seamlessly as a plug-in for Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop, and Corel PhotoPaint; a standalone host app for Google Nik Collection and other photo editors; or as an extension to Apple Photos.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Pinnacle Studio 19.5

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Software
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Pinnacle has released a loyalty update to Pinnacle Studio 19, giving registered customers free access to all-new Stop Motion Animation capabilities along with a variety of performance and speed enhancements. Building on the strengths of its Multi-Cam editing and enhanced 64-bit playback and performance; Pinnacle Studio 19.5 allows users to create big screen-style animations and full-HD stop motion videos using anything from a webcam to a smartphone or supported VDSLR. The new Pinnacle Studio 19.5 update is now available free to registered Pinnacle Studio 19 users.

SnapBridge for Android

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Software
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Nikon has released the Android version of the SnapBridge app, which enables constant connection of a compatible Nikon digital camera to a smart device using Bluetooth low-energy technology. SnapBridge will be a standard feature in almost every new Nikon camera from 2016 onwards, beginning with the Nikon D500 DSLR. SnapBridge for Android is available on Google Play.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Timebox 4.0

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Software
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Pepper Networks have launched Version 4.0 of their Timebox automatic photo journal app. Timebox instantly organises all of the photos and videos in a user’s Camera Roll and Photo Library, plus entries from the user’s Calendar, into photo stories. Rather than an endless grid of photos, the Timebox app gives users a scrolling timeline of stories including one key photo per story, its title, date and location, making finding past trips or events easy. Going beyond the standard iOS Photos app, Timebox also makes it easy for users to enhance their stories with captions and details. Powered by Kite.ly, users can make, print and buy hardcover photo books, photo cases for devices, posters, prints, stickers and magnets from any Timebox story. Timebox 4.0 is available now on the iTunes App Store.

Actions XXL

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Software
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The Plugin Site has announced ActionsXXL, which enables Photoshop Elements users to create, record, play and save Photoshop actions. It also supports recording image editing steps performed with The Plugin Site's ElementsXXL, LayersXXL and FilterHub plugins, which enhance the feature set of Photoshop Elements. Conditional action steps enable playing other actions depending on 24 predefined conditions. ActionsXXL is displayed as a floating panel window in Photoshop Elements 6-14, but can also take over the Actions panel of Photoshop Elements 11-14. It also offers a Batch feature for automatically processing multiple document or image files with actions, scripts and other features. ActionsXXL is available for $39.95.

jAlbum 13.1

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Software
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Swedish software developer jAlbum have released version 13.1 of their popular Web photo gallery creator, jAlbum Pro. "With this new release we take a huge step forward to simplify the workflow for professional photographers by supporting 38 raw image formats," says developer Amal Asry. "jAlbum interacts well with Adobe’s software suite: Metadata like titles, descriptions and keywords entered in Photoshop or Lightroom " Pricing starts at €39.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Macphun Announce New Updates to Tonality

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Software
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Macphun Software have today launched a major update to Tonality, their award-winning black-and-white photo editor for Mac. Users will now have access to a free preset library, created by professional photographers from around the world. Additionally, Macphun have teamed up with 500px to allow users to easily export images directly from Tonality to the global online photography community. Raw image file support has been extended to include files generated by the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II, the Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR 100, the the Leica Q (Typ 116), Leica SL (Typ 601) and Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246), the Nikon D300S, the Panasonic DMC-G7, the Sony A700, Sony RX100 III and the Sony RX10 II. To celebrate the update, Macphun are offering a 50% discount and a free batch processing in the MAS version of Tonality for one week only (7th14th April).

Friday, March 25, 2016

Google Offers Nik Collection for Free

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Software
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Google's Nik Collection of photography plug-ins is now available for free. Compatible with a number of desktop photo editing applications including Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom, the Nik Collection includes Analog Efex Pro, Color Efex Pro, Silver Efex Pro, Viveza, HDR Efex Pro, Sharpener Pro and Dfine. Those who purchased the Nik Collection in 2016 will receive a full refund.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Affinity Photo Coming to Windows

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Software
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Serif has announced it will be bringing its highly regarded - but so far Mac-only - Affinity Photo (read review) and Affinity Designer applications to Windows. "Pretty much any article, blog or social post about our Affinity apps now seems to attract a rush of comments from users asking why we don't make them available on Windows. Well, I'm really excited to finally reveal we are working on it and the development team are making incredibly rapid progress." said Ashley Hewson, Serif's Managing Director. "We already have an early build of Affinity Designer running on our PCs in the office here, and we will be making it available as a free public beta early in the summer".

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Adobe Updates ACR and Lightroom

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Software
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Adobe has released Lightroom CC 2015.5 / Lightroom 6.5 plus Adobe Camera Raw 9.5. The updates add support for the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II, EOS 80D and EOS 1300D, the Nikon D500 and D5, the Olympus PEN-F and SH-3, the Panasonic DMC-CM10, GF8 and TZ100, the Samsung NX3300, the Sony Alpha A6300 and the Yuneec CGO4, and fix a number of bugs.

CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X8

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Software
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Corel has just announced CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X8. The new flagship graphics suite offers full optimisation for Windows 10, support for multi-monitor viewing, 4K and higher displays, as well as Windows Real-Time Stylus pen-compatible tablets. "With the new X8, we've taken away many of the pain points graphics pros face daily by offering a powerful design environment that's faster and smarter than ever," said Gérard Métrailler, Vice President of Products, Graphics and Productivity, Corel. "From big additions, like the all-new Corel Font Manager, to the dramatically evolved Knife tool, the entire suite makes it easier for users to get the professional look and output their clients demand." The new CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X8 includes CorelDRAW X8, Corel PHOTO-PAINT X8, PhotoZoom Pro 4, Corel PowerTRACE X8, Corel Font Manager, Corel CAPTURE X8, Corel Website Creator and Corel CONNECT X8. The full version is priced at £529 and the upgrade is £259. Subscription is available for £26.95 per month or £179.40 per year.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Adobe Offers 20% Off Creative Cloud Photography Plan at TPS

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Events, Software
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Adobe has teamed up with The Photography Show (TPS) to offer visitors to the show 20% off the Adobe Creative Cloud Photography plan. “Photoshop and Lightroom have been fundamental in the evolution of digital photography and we are extremely excited to be giving photographers of all abilities the chance to learn more about what Creative Cloud Photography plan has to offer at this year’s show,” said Liz Wilkins, Head of Digital Media Marketing, Northern Europe at Adobe UK. The Adobe Theatre is returning to The Photography Show this year from March 19 to March 22 2016, offering a comprehensive programme of sessions for all levels to help improve and enhance photographer's image editing skills.

Friday, March 4, 2016

Akvis MakeUp 4.0

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Software
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Akvis have released version 3.5 of their MakeUp application for MacOS and Windows. This update adds support for 4K and 5K resolution screens, new print options, a modernised graphical user interface, support for more raw files and native 64-bit support on Macs. Registered users can upgrade to version 4.0 for free.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Macphun Announces Monthly Instalment Plan for HDR Pro

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Software
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Macphun Software has launched a three-month payment plan for Aurora HDR Pro. Rather than pay one upfront fee or committing to a monthly subscription, customers will be able to split the cost of Aurora HDR into three monthly instalments of £24. As soon as the first payment is made, customers will have access to the software and a license that allows them to use Aurora HDR Pro on up to 5 Macs.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

VidConvert 1.6.4

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Software
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Independent software developer, Reggie Ashworth, announced version 1.6.4 of VidConvert, his popular video converter for Mac OS X. New features include full compatibility with El Capitan, a refreshed GUI, full 64-bit support for the fastest possible conversion, compatibility with Retina displays, and much more. VidConvert 1.6.4 is available for $7.99.