Wednesday, August 19, 2015
DxO have released DxO OpticsPro 10.4.3, DxO FilmPack 5.1.5 and DxO ViewPoint 2.5.7. These updates add support for the Canon EOS 750D / Rebel T6i, the EOS 760D / Rebel T6s and the EOS M3, as well as the Leica T (Typ 701), the Nikon 1 J5 (pictured) and the Pentax K-3 II. DxO OpticsPro 10.4.3 also adds 672 new camera/lens combinations to the DxO Optics Module library, providing support for Canon, GoPro, Leica, Nikon, Pentax, Samsung, Sigma, Sony, Tamron, Tokina and Zeiss lenses for numerous Canon, GoPro, Leica, Nikon, Pentax, Samsung and Sony cameras.
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Macphun today launched an updated version of its Noiseless app. The program, which provides a one-click solution for eliminating noise from your digital photographs, now includes the option of batch processing. The update is an in-app purchase for current owners who bought Noiseless on the Mac App Store. Noiseless Pro owners will automatically receive the update free of charge. “For photographers shooting in low light situations, the ability to quickly process a range of images with one particular preset or setting will significantly speed up the noise reduction process, ” explains Macphun COO, Alex Tsepko. “Owners of Macphun’s Creative Kit will notice how seamlessly Noiseless works with other apps. A great example is Snapselect which can be used to pick the best images from a group to be batch processed in Noiseless.”
Friday, August 14, 2015
Pixbuf has just launched into public beta, and introduced photographer's analytics. Creating a platform for aggregating data from all available services, Pixbuf gives photographers an idea of who likes their pictures and what communities they are from. Acting as a photographer’s hub for automated sharing on various services, Pixhub enables you to easily upload your pictures, set up sharing and head out to take more pictures. “We want to give photographers back the time for photography,” says Filip Molcan, founder of Pixbuf. “Making an exceptional picture is very difficult today. Standing out from the crowd on the Internet is even harder and that’s where we want to help.” Pixbuf is available for free at the website below.
Thursday, August 13, 2015
Iridient Digital has released Iridient Developer 3.0.4 for Mac OS X. This update includes further improvements to the v3.5 noise reduction specifically for monochrome conversions and lowers the minimum sensitivity levels for Colour, Colour Aliasing and Luminance Grain Smoothness when using monochrome processing. This update also includes general performance enhancements, updated file export libraries for TIFF and JPEG formats and support for 10 new cameras including the Sony A7R II, RX100 IV and RX10 II, the Canon PowerShot G3 X., the Panasonic DMC-GX8, DMC-FZ300 and DMC-FZ330, the Olympus AIR-A01, the Ricoh GR II and tje Kinefity KineMAX 6K. For customers who purchased a new or upgraded license after 14 April 2013, this update is free.
Monday, August 10, 2015
Corel today released ParticleShop, a new brush plug-in for Adobe Photoshop. “When I first saw ParticleShop in action, I was blown away by the effects that could be created in a matter of minutes,” says Corey Barker, Education and Curriculum Developer, Kelby One. “The atmospheric enhancements that can be added to photos are unlike anything I’ve seen before.” ParticleShop uses the power of the Corel Painter Particle brush technology to create specific, photo-realistic effects. Whether users want to add hair, fabric, fire, smoke, fur, dust or lighting to their photos, ParticleShop brushes can create these life-like effects with a simple brushstroke. Built to perform with a pressure-sensitive tablet, touchscreen or mouse, ParticleShop brushes enable users to add their unique artistic enhancements to any image. Corel ParticleShop comes with a starter pack of 11 brushes, with 11 additional brush packs available to add on. Each additional brush pack features 15 unique brushes. The plugin is available for $49.99 and the brush packs can be purchased for $29.99 each.
Friday, August 7, 2015
Ricoh have issued a firmware update for their GR II large-sensor compact camera. Version 1.10 adds compatibility with the company's Image Sync 1.0.5 software, and improves overall operational stability. You can download the firmware upgrade from the website bleow.
Website: Ricoh Japan
Thursday, August 6, 2015
Fujifilm and Nikon are planning to examine the compatibility of their digital cameras and applications with Windows 10. Specifically, Fuji are testing their X series cameras and all FinePix models launched since 2010, plus a suite of computer programs including MyFinePix Studio, PC AutoSave, the Tethered Capture Plug-in for Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, Tethered Shooting Software HS-V5 for Windows, and RAW FILE CONVERTER EX 2.0 powered by SILKYPIX. Nikon are planning to check the compatibility of 13 software applications and codecs (see below).
FXHOME have released version 7 of PhotoKey Pro, the industry-leading green screen editor for photographers. Featuring the most powerful automatic chroma key tool available, PhotoKey 7 Pro instantly analyses and removes the green screen before replacing it with a new background, allowing you to easily create composites. In Version 7, a new spill simulation system accurately replaces unwanted light spill from your green screen with natural ambient lighting from your new background, whilst the new client preview window enables photographers to show off a full-screen, live preview of their work on a second monitor. The update also adds raw image file support, intelligent keying, Retina screen compatibility, FTP export and various hot folder enhancements. PhotoKey 7 Pro is available for both Mac and Windows, priced at $299.
Monday, August 3, 2015
Corel have released Version 2.2.1 of AfterShot and AfterShot Pro. This update adds raw image file support for 10 new cameras, including the Fujifilm X-T10, X-Q1, X-Q2 and X-A2, the Samsung NX30 and NX300, the Olympus OM-D E-M5 II (pictured) and XZ-10, plus the Nikon D5500 and D7200. In addition to the new cameras, AfterShot Pro 2.2.1 also includes a variety of usability improvements based on our users’ feedback.
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Adobe Camera Raw (ACR) 9.1.1 is now available through the update mechanism in Photoshop CS6 and Photoshop CC. This update - the last one to be offered to Photoshop CS6 users - adds support for the Canon PowerShot G3 X, the Casio EX-100F and EX-ZR3000, the Leica Q (Typ 116, pictured), the Olympus AIR-A01, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 and FZ300/FZ330, the Pentax K-3 II (with certain limitations, the Phase One IQ3 50MP, 60MP and 80MP, the Ricoh GR II, and the Sony A7R II, RX10 II and RX100 IV. It also incorporates sixteen new lens profiles for various Sigma, Zeiss, Zhongyi and Lensbaby optics, plus a number of bug fixes.
Adobe have announced that the next release of Adobe Camera Raw (v9.1.1) will be the final version available for use with Photoshop CS6. Customers who wish to edit raw image files produced with the newest cameras in CS6 will need to convert them first to DNG format using the free Adobe DNG Converter utility. Subscribers to Adobe Creative Cloud (CC) will continue to receive the latest updates as long as their subscription lasts. The release date for ACR 9.1.1 has yet to be communicated.
Update: Adobe Camera Raw 9.1.1 has now been released.
TeoreX, the company famed for its BatchInpaint, FolderIco, Inpaint, iResizer and PhotoSticher applications, has released PhotoScissors 2.1. Targeting users who don’t want to learn secrets of retouching, PhotoScissors makes background removal easier than ever. Now the user can remove the photo's background, and immediately replace it with another one. Additionally, the "Shadow" option first introduced in PhotoScissors 2.0 has been further enhanced in the new version of the program. Now, a user can choose the colour of the shadow to create eye-catching visual effects. And for better presentation of the cut out objects, the new release features updated and improved image edge handling. The price for a single license of PhotoScissors is $19.99. PhotoScissors is available both for Windows and Mac OS.
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
BenQ has partnered with Adobe to launch a new promotion for creative professionals. Those purchasing a new BenQ 24” PG2401PT colour critical monitor can now get a one-year membership to Adobe Creative Cloud Photography (worth £102). The Creative Cloud Photography plan combines the creative power of Adobe Photoshop CC with the management and enhancement tools within Adobe Lightroom CC. This new BenQ / Adobe offer is available to purchase through leading photography retailers and is distributed exclusively by Colour Confidence in the UK, Poland, France, the Nordics and Spain.
Friday, July 24, 2015
Adobe have released version 1.2 of Lightroom Mobile for Android phones and tablets. This update adds support for raw image files generated by the Panasonic CM1, enables users to copy and paste adjustments from one photo to another, introduces a more sophisticated tool for cropping and straightening your photographs, and introduces the new Segmented view, which gives you a different way to view and engage with your photos.
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Google will begin phasing out their Google+ Photos mobile app and Web service on 1 August 2015. Encouraging users to switch to the new standalone Photos app, Google says it will start shutting down Google+ Photos initially on Android, and soon thereafter on the Web and iOS. Your files currently stored in Google+ Photos will remain accessible, but the app will stop working. Photos and videos can be exported to Google Drive or downloaded to your computer using Google Takeout.
Thursday, July 9, 2015
Serif's professional image editing app for the Mac, Affinity Photo, is now available on the Mac App Store at a special introductory price of $39.99 / €39.99 / £29.99. Originally launched as a public beta in February, Affinity Photo (read review) offers raw image processing, PSD import and export, 16-bit-per-channel editing, colour management,camera lens and exposure corrections, accurate adjustments, live filter layers, high-end controls for channels and masks, advanced layer handling, and built-in frequency separation editing. “The performance of the product is what we are most proud of,” said Tony Brightman, head of Affinity development. “We take full advantage of all the latest... technologies like OpenGL, Grand Central Dispatch and Core Graphics. What this means to the user is whether it’s a 100 megapixel image or a complex composition with 1000s of layers, you can still pan and zoom at 60fps and see live views of all adjustments, brushes, blend modes and filters with no compromise." Do note that after 23 July 2015, the price will be raised to $49.99 / €49.99 / £39.99.
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
DxO have released DxO OpticsPro 10.4.2, DxO FilmPack v5.1.4, and DxO ViewPoint 2.5.6 for Mac and Windows. These updates add support for the Canon EOS 5DS and 5DS R. Additionally, DxO OpticsPro 10.4.2 also adds 789 new camera/lens combinations to its DxO Optics Modules library, whilst DxO FilmPack 5.1.4 and DxO ViewPoint 2.5.6 gain full compatibility with Adobe Photoshop CC 2015.
Eyefi today announced that their Eyefi Mobi app is now available for the Windows Phone operating system. This means Windows Phone users can now take pictures with both their digital cameras and mobile phones, with all pictures being automatically organised and available to share instantly. The app leverages unique features that are part of the Windows Phone platform including Live Tiles. You can download the Eyefi Mobi app for free, but in order to add photos from your digital camera(s), you will also need to purchase an Eyefi Mobi memory card (pictured).
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
InfoParrot have released a new bundle of 10 free "HDR" presets for Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. Do note that in order to download the bundle, you first need to "like" or share the InfoParrot page on Facebook / Twitter.
Xara have released the latest new version of their creative design and photo editing software, Xara Photo & Graphic Designer. Version 11 adds new Art Brush technology to the Brush Tool, a range of high quality realistic textured brush effects, and the ability to sync files via Dropbox and Google Drive. In the Transparency Tool 5 new W3C standard, web-safe and PDF-safe blend modes have been added - Overlay, Hard Light, Soft Light, Luminosity & Colour. Xara Photo & Graphic Designer 11 costs £49.99/$69.99, and includes two valuable free additions – the Premium version of MAGIX Online Photo Album to share photos with friends and Photolooks 2, a powerful and flexible plug-in (previously sold by Red Giant for $199) that can change the colour and light effects in a photo.