Category: Software

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.

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.

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...

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.

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.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Corel VideoStudio X9

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Software
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Corel has launched VideoStudio Ultimate X9 and VideoStudio Pro X9. New features in both editions include Multi-Camera Editing, enhanced Audio and Balancing controls, support for HEVC (H.265), Multi-Point Motion Tracking, user interface updates and optimised performance including support for the new 6th generation Intel Core i7 processors. Corel VideoStudio Ultimate X9 takes video editing further with support for up to 6 cameras in the Multi-Camera Editor, the ability to work with additional formats including MXF (XAVC), and adds a premium effects collection featuring 11 apps from NewBlue, Borris Grafitti and ProDAD. Corel VideoStudio Pro X9 sells for $79.99/€69.99/£59.99. VideoStudio Ultimate X9 is available for $99.99/€89.99/ £79.99.

Corel has launched VideoStudio Ultimate X9 and VideoStudio Pro X9. New features in both editions include Multi-Camera Editing, enhanced Audio and Balancing controls, support for HEVC (H.265), Multi-Point Motion Tracking, user interface updates and optimised performance including support for the new 6th generation Intel Core i7 processors. Corel VideoStudio...

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

HDRinstant 2.0

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Software
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HDRlog has just released HDRinstant 2.0. The software allows photographers to extract stills from video clips and turn them into high-quality photos, even if the moving scene was in bad lighting conditions. In addition to working with video clips, HDRinstant also works with series of camera images shot in high-speed burst mode. New features include improved design and ergonomics, faster processing and an expanded range of tone mapping algorithms. HDRinstant is available in three editions; a free version with limited functionality, a Light version ($25) with a slightly expanded feature set, and a Professional edition ($89), which gives access to HDR image creation.

HDRlog has just released HDRinstant 2.0. The software allows photographers to extract stills from video clips and turn them into high-quality photos, even if the moving scene was in bad lighting conditions. In addition to working with video clips, HDRinstant also works with series of camera images shot in high-speed burst...

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Software of the Year 2015

Mark Goldstein | PhotographyBLOG, Software
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Over the next 6 days we’ll be revealing our favourite products from last year in our annual awards, looking back at the essential photography kit that helped to define 2015.

Kicking things off is the Software of the Year 2015 award, which goes to Adobe Photoshop Elements 14.

“...for anyone new to image editing or the keen photographer who just wants to achieve a quick result, then Photoshop Elements 14 will not disappoint.”

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Congratulations to Adobe and Photoshop Elements 14!

Over the next 6 days we’ll be revealing our favourite products from last year in our annual awards, looking back at the essential photography kit that helped to define 2015. Kicking things off is the Software of the Year 2015 award, which goes to Adobe Photoshop Elements 14. “...for anyone...

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

DxO OpticsPro for OS X Photos

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Software
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DxO announced today the immediate availability of two new extensions for OS X El Capitan. DxO OpticsPro for OS X Photos adds seamless access to tens of thousands of DxO Optics Modules that enable DxO’s automatic optical corrections for distortion, vignetting, chromatic aberration and lens softness for virtually all popular cameras and lenses. DxO OpticsPro for OS X Photos is a paid download from the Mac App Store ($9.99/£7.99), which when installed automatically appears as an extension that can be accessed via the editing tools in Apple Photos. DxO ONE owners can download and install the DxO OpticsPro for OS X Photos - DxO ONE Camera Only version free of charge.

DxO announced today the immediate availability of two new extensions for OS X El Capitan. DxO OpticsPro for OS X Photos adds seamless access to tens of thousands of DxO Optics Modules that enable DxO’s automatic optical corrections for distortion, vignetting, chromatic aberration and lens softness for virtually...

SoftColor PhotoEQ 10

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Software
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SoftColor has released PhotoEQ 10, a robust automatic photo editor for batch photo enhancing, editing and colour management. New features in this release include version 10 of the SoftColor SpectralHDI automatic colour correction algorithm, new colour correction layers, a suite of photo editing tool presets, a new tool for colour temperature adjustments, a To-do List based photo workflow, a new Rich dynamics enhancer colour correction tool that can generate an HDR-like look for regular JPEG images, and much more. PhotoEQ 10 is available immediately for $79.

SoftColor has released PhotoEQ 10, a robust automatic photo editor for batch photo enhancing, editing and colour management. New features in this release include version 10 of the SoftColor SpectralHDI automatic colour correction algorithm, new colour correction layers, a suite of photo editing tool presets, a new tool for colour temperature adjustments,...

PaintShop Pro X8.1

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Software
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Corel has announced the latest update to PaintShop Pro. Version 8.1 introduces the Welcome Guide, an all-new in-app learning tool that makes it easier to access helpful tips and tricks. Users will also find new ways to discover content, plus significant performance enhancements app-wide, including major improvements to brush speeds. The X8.1 update is available now and is free to all registered users of PaintShop Pro X8.

Corel has announced the latest update to PaintShop Pro. Version 8.1 introduces the Welcome Guide, an all-new in-app learning tool that makes it easier to access helpful tips and tricks. Users will also find new ways to discover content, plus significant performance enhancements app-wide, including major improvements to brush speeds. The...

Friday, December 18, 2015

Akvis HDRFactory 5.0

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Software
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Akvis has released Version 5.0 of Akvis HDRFactory, an application that creates HDR images from a series of photographs taken at different exposures. This update adds a new Local Correction mode for additional processing of specific areas, uses a new algorithm of creating HDR images and introduces a refined Ghost Removal tool.

Akvis has released Version 5.0 of Akvis HDRFactory, an application that creates HDR images from a series of photographs taken at different exposures. This update adds a new Local Correction mode for additional processing of specific areas, uses a new algorithm of creating HDR images and introduces a refined Ghost Removal...

Sony Unveil Sky HDR App

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Software

Sony have expanded their PlayMemories Camera app lineup with Sky HDR, enabling users to independently control the exposure of land and sky and adjust different brightness levels in one picture. The application, which is compatible with a host of Sony cameras, also allows the user to set the white balance separately for the shadows and the highlights. After adjusting the exposure and white balance for land and sky the final image with its added effects can be created by pressing the shutter button. The Sky HDR app is now available to download for €9.99.

Sony have expanded their PlayMemories Camera app lineup with Sky HDR, enabling users to independently control the exposure of land and sky and adjust different brightness levels in one picture. The application, which is compatible with a host of Sony cameras, also allows the user to set the white balance...

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Color Finale Now Supports ColorChecker Passport Video

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories, Software
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X-Rite and Pantone have announced that Color Finale from Color Grading Central is the first colour grading solution for video to fully support X-Rite’s new ColorChecker Passport Video target. When the target is included in shot setup, the Color Finale plug-in for Apple’s Final Cut Pro X can automatically perform colour corrections to adjust for color temperature issues, variances among cameras and other colour biases that can occur during video shoots. “We are very excited to be the first color grading solution for video to support the X-Rite ColorChecker Passport Video targets,” said Denver Riddle, President of Color Grading Central. “By simply inserting the ColorChecker Passport Video into the frame prior to the ‘take,’ Color Finale removes all of the guesswork from colour correction in post so that filmmakers can feel confident that they are achieving a good, colour-accurate starting point from which they can then apply a creative look.”

X-Rite and Pantone have announced that Color Finale from Color Grading Central is the first colour grading solution for video to fully support X-Rite’s new ColorChecker Passport Video target. When the target is included in shot setup, the Color Finale plug-in for Apple’s Final Cut Pro...

Lightroom for iOS 2.1

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Software
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Adobe has released version 2.1 of Lightroom for iOS. This new version adds an array of new features including iPad Pro support and support for iOS 9's multitasking capabilities, new shoot-through presets in the Adobe built-in camera, a novel Point Curve mode for the Tone Curve and the Split Tone adjustments tool, support for 3D touch, and a new widget to launch the Adobe built-in camera from the iOS Notification Centre. You can download Adobe Photoshop Lightroom for iOS from the iTunes App Store.

Adobe has released version 2.1 of Lightroom for iOS. This new version adds an array of new features including iPad Pro support and support for iOS 9's multitasking capabilities, new shoot-through presets in the Adobe built-in camera, a novel Point Curve mode for the Tone Curve and the Split Tone...

Friday, December 11, 2015

Pixelmator 2.2 for iOS

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Software
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Pixelmator have announced a major update to their Pixelmator app for iPhone and iPad. Version 2.2 fully supports the iPad Pro and the new Apple Pencil and allows you to open and edit 16K images. The update also adds 3D Touch support on iPhone 6s, a collection of artist-designed Basic brushes, a new Auto-straighten feature, and more. Pixelmator for iOS 2.2 is available today as a free update from the iTunes App Store.

Pixelmator have announced a major update to their Pixelmator app for iPhone and iPad. Version 2.2 fully supports the iPad Pro and the new Apple Pencil and allows you to open and edit 16K images. The update also adds 3D Touch support on iPhone 6s, a collection of artist-designed Basic brushes,...

Thursday, December 10, 2015

CameraBag 2.8 for Mac and Windows

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Software
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Nevercenter has released Version 2.8 of  CameraBag, a Mac/Windows program which allows you to edit your raw images, add a variety of user-configurable filters to your photos and simulate the look of classic film stocks. New features in this update include five types of histogram, the ability to zoom and see your image at full resolution and an all-new Photos extension for OSX El Capitan users.

Nevercenter has released Version 2.8 of  CameraBag, a Mac/Windows program which allows you to edit your raw images, add a variety of user-configurable filters to your photos and simulate the look of classic film stocks. New features in this update include five types of histogram, the ability to zoom...

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Pentax Tethered Shooting Plug-In for Adobe Lightroom

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital SLR Cameras, Software
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Ricoh have released the highly anticipated Pentax Tethered Capture Plug-In for use with Adobe Lightroom. Enhancing the tethered capture capabilities of thePentax 645Z medium-format dSLR camera (pictured), the new plug-in enables files to easily be uploaded into Adobe Lightroom during a studio session, where they can readily be viewed, shared and edited. “Since Lightroom is already the de-facto standard for many photographers to edit and develop their images, this new plug-in is especially welcome,” said Chris Knight, a New York-based portrait photographer. “Using Lightroom, I am able to quickly share photos with my clients, who are even able to view and comment from remote locations.”

Ricoh have released the highly anticipated Pentax Tethered Capture Plug-In for use with Adobe Lightroom. Enhancing the tethered capture capabilities of thePentax 645Z medium-format dSLR camera (pictured), the new plug-in enables files to easily be uploaded into Adobe Lightroom during a studio session, where they can readily be viewed, shared...

Alien Skin Software Introduces Exposure X

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Software
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Alien Skin Software has introduced Exposure X for OS X and Windows. Designed to streamline routine editing tasks, Exposure X is a digital imaging app that helps photographers quickly organise, edit, and enhance their photos. It can be used as a plug-in to Photoshop and Lightroom, or as a complete standalone photo editor. The program offers non-destructive editing, so a photographer’s original photo is never touched and changes can always be undone. Additionally, using proprietary algorithms Exposure X handles raw image files from a wide range of cameras. Exposure X is available now from Alien Skin Software for $149. Owners of any version of Exposure may upgrade for $99.

Alien Skin Software has introduced Exposure X for OS X and Windows. Designed to streamline routine editing tasks, Exposure X is a digital imaging app that helps photographers quickly organise, edit, and enhance their photos. It can be used as a plug-in to Photoshop and Lightroom, or as a complete...

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Adobe Lightroom 1.4 for Android

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Software
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Adobe has released Lightroom 1.4 for Android, which is now available for free. The ability to use Lightroom for mobile without a paid subscription means that anyone can take advantage of all of the organisational, editing, and sharing abilities that the mobile app offers. Lightroom for Android supports raw DNG workflows making it possible to enhance images and take full advantage of all of the quality and details found in images captured on Android Lollipop powered devices. Signing up for a free trial of Adobe Lightroom CC adds the ability to synchronise files and edits with Lightroom on a desktop or laptop as well as with Lightroom Web.

Adobe has released Lightroom 1.4 for Android, which is now available for free. The ability to use Lightroom for mobile without a paid subscription means that anyone can take advantage of all of the organisational, editing, and sharing abilities that the mobile app offers. Lightroom for Android supports raw...

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Aurora HDR Pro 1.1

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Software
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Macphun have announced a major update to Aurora HDR Pro, their latest Macintosh software co-developed with Trey Ratcliff. The features of Version 1.1 include more extensive plug-in compatibility with host applications Adobe Lightroom and Apple Aperture, more versatile ghost reduction handling, performance improvements and a new preset category for photographers interested in more natural results. Aurora HDR Pro is available for $99.99.

Macphun have announced a major update to Aurora HDR Pro, their latest Macintosh software co-developed with Trey Ratcliff. The features of Version 1.1 include more extensive plug-in compatibility with host applications Adobe Lightroom and Apple Aperture, more versatile ghost reduction handling, performance improvements and a new preset category for photographers interested...

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Iridient Developer 3.0.7

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Software
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Iridient Digital has released Iridient Developer 3.0.7 for Mac OS X. This update adds support for raw image files generated by the Leica M (Typ 262, pictured), resolves an issue with El Capitan, and fixes an issue where the Clarity adjustment was not being correctly saved to preset or settings files when the value was negative. This upgrade is free for customers who have purchased a new or upgraded Iridient Developer license after 14 April 2013.

Iridient Digital has released Iridient Developer 3.0.7 for Mac OS X. This update adds support for raw image files generated by the Leica M (Typ 262, pictured), resolves an issue with El Capitan, and fixes an issue where the Clarity adjustment was not being correctly saved to preset or settings files when...