Category: Software

Friday, October 7, 2016

TomTom Bandit Action Cam SDK Now Available

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital Video Cameras, Software
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TomTom has announced the availability of its Bandit Action Camera Software Development Kit (SDK). The TomTom Bandit is an action camera with integrated GPS, accelerometer, gyro and pressure sensors that record video and data in an MP4 video file. This action data is used to tag interesting moments, called highlights, which allow users to quickly find their best moments from hours of recorded video. Developers can now start building upon the Camera Media Server API which includes a live viewfinder, video manipulation, file management, transcoding capabilities, and much more – all by connecting to TomTom Bandit. With accompanying libraries for both iOS and Android, developers will be able to integrate TomTom Bandit technology into their applications. Peter Frans Pauwels, Co-founder of TomTom said: “The TomTom Bandit action camera is a great example of how we translate high-end technology into an easy-to-use consumer product. With the TomTom Bandit SDK we are now making this unique technology available to developers in an easy way.”

TomTom has announced the availability of its Bandit Action Camera Software Development Kit (SDK). The TomTom Bandit is an action camera with integrated GPS, accelerometer, gyro and pressure sensors that record video and data in an MP4 video file. This action data is used to tag interesting moments, called highlights,...

Thursday, October 6, 2016

MAGIX Photostory Deluxe

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Software
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MAGIX has released a new version of its slideshow software, Photostory Deluxe. Offering a completely reworked and modernised interface with touch elements, plus a new Photostory Wizard; the latest version of Photostory Deluxe lets you create attractive slideshows set to the beat of music you import. Other novelties include Shot Match, Blur and Ambience effects, plus additional intros, "outros" and dissolves. MAGIX Photostory Deluxe is now available in stores and online for £54.99.

MAGIX has released a new version of its slideshow software, Photostory Deluxe. Offering a completely reworked and modernised interface with touch elements, plus a new Photostory Wizard; the latest version of Photostory Deluxe lets you create attractive slideshows set to the beat of music you import. Other novelties include Shot...

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Zoner Photo Studio X

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Software
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The latest version of Zoner Photo Studio, dubbed ZPS X, now offers layers support for more photo editing possibilities than ever, non-destructive gradient filters, new sorting options, and more. “The addition of layers in the Editor is the crowning touch to the major redesign that we began several years back. We’re also pleased to note that these changes have opened up new possibilities for future development,” says product manager Jan Kupcik. The new Create module lets you turn your photos into printed products such as photo books, canvas prints and calendars — and then allows you to order the products straight from the application. The Develop module now supports exposure editing with the Dehaze slider, which suppresses haziness caused by fog or smoke. All of the new ZPS X features now come in the form of a prepaid yearly subscription license for a fee of $95.88.

The latest version of Zoner Photo Studio, dubbed ZPS X, now offers layers support for more photo editing possibilities than ever, non-destructive gradient filters, new sorting options, and more. “The addition of layers in the Editor is the crowning touch to the major redesign that we began several years...

Polaroid Print Store

Zoltan Arva-Toth | General, Software
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Polaroid has released Polaroid Print Store, a new iOS app that transforms your digital photos into real-life Polaroid styled printed products. The app offers a number of ways to display your images - from packs of 12, 24 or 36 glossy Polaroid prints all stored inside a keepsake box, to mini prints, stickers, canvasses, framed prints, magnets (pictured), or even the accordion style Pic Book, which has nine Polaroid prints all connected together. You can edit your photos in the app before you send them off to print, by cropping, adding captions, and making them personal. Once your photos are ready, you can have them delivered to your home or to friend’s as a present. For the UK, shipping times are 3-5 days from receiving an order to being delivered to your door. Prices range from £8.99 for a set of 12 mini polaroid prints to £84.99 for a large 430mm x 540mm framed print. You can purchase all items via the app using a credit card, PayPal or Apple Pay.

Polaroid has released Polaroid Print Store, a new iOS app that transforms your digital photos into real-life Polaroid styled printed products. The app offers a number of ways to display your images - from packs of 12, 24 or 36 glossy Polaroid prints all stored inside a keepsake box, to mini prints, stickers,...

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Adobe Photoshop Elements 15 & Premiere Elements 15

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Software
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Adobe have launched Photoshop Elements 15 and Premiere Elements 15. For this newest release of Photoshop Elements, Adobe focused on further automating the organisation and editing, and added touchscreen compatibility to their Organiser and Quick Edit mode, enhanced the Search function, automated the tagging of photos based on subjects like sunsets birthday, dogs, cats etc., and improved upon the program's instant fix functionality so that you can quickly and easily edit a batch of photos at one time. Additionally, there are five brand new Guided Edits and an enhanced Filter Gallery, plus a new set of tools aimed at "adjusting" facial features. Premiere Elements 15 also brings touch functionality and gets the Haze Removal tool that was introduced to Photoshop Elements a while ago. This tool enables you to easily remove haze to make the background of your scenes as crisp as what’s up front. Face detection has been added to Smart Trim, Favourite Moments and Pan and Zoom, giving priority to footage of what matters most – the people in your videos – when suggesting places to trim. There's a new Layer Adjustment Guided Edit, a Remix feature and a Video Collage creation toolset.

Adobe have launched Photoshop Elements 15 and Premiere Elements 15. For this newest release of Photoshop Elements, Adobe focused on further automating the organisation and editing, and added touchscreen compatibility to their Organiser and Quick Edit mode, enhanced the Search function, automated the tagging of photos based on subjects like sunsets birthday,...

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Alien Skin Exposure X2

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Software
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Alien Skin Software today announced Exposure X2, the latest version of its flagship photo editor. Exposure X2 is a non-destructive raw converter and organiser that helps photographers quickly organise, edit, and enhance their photos using a variety of creative tools. It can be used either as a complete solution or as a creative editing plug-in to Adobe Lightroom or Photoshop. New features include a Spot Heal tool which enables detailed portrait retouching, Faded presets, a new Histogram panel, and more. Exposure X2 is available now for $149.

Alien Skin Software today announced Exposure X2, the latest version of its flagship photo editor. Exposure X2 is a non-destructive raw converter and organiser that helps photographers quickly organise, edit, and enhance their photos using a variety of creative tools. It can be used either as a complete solution or...

Friday, September 16, 2016

ACDSee Ultimate 10 Takes Aim at Adobe

Mark Goldstein | Software
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ACDSee Ultimate 10 combines RAW and layered photo editing with powerful digital asset management in a single piece of software. ACDSee Ultimate 10 is now available via a lifetime license key for $150, or via an annual subscription starting at $69, which gives users access to regular updates and upgrades.

ACDSee Ultimate 10 combines RAW and layered photo editing with powerful digital asset management in a single piece of software. ACDSee Ultimate 10 is now available via a lifetime license key for $150, or via an annual subscription starting at $69, which gives users access to regular updates and upgrades.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Aurora HDR 2017 Review

Mark Goldstein | Software
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Aurora HDR 2017 is the new and improved version of Macphun’s award winning HDR photo editing software. Jon Canfield takes a look at the new features in our in-depth Aurora HDR 2017 review...

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

MAGIX VEGAS Creative Software

Mark Goldstein | Software
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The renowned Sony VEGAS Pro and Movie Studio video editing product lines will be sold by MAGIX under the umbrella brand “VEGAS Creative Software“. The website of the same name, vegascreativesoftware.com, went live just a few days ago. There the company will introduce the long-awaited new version VEGAS Pro 14 on September 20, 2016.

The renowned Sony VEGAS Pro and Movie Studio video editing product lines will be sold by MAGIX under the umbrella brand “VEGAS Creative Software“. The website of the same name, vegascreativesoftware.com, went live just a few days ago. There the company will introduce the long-awaited new version...

Aurora HDR 2017 Now Available for Preorder

Mark Goldstein | Software
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Aurora HDR 2017, the new and improved version of Macphun’s award winning photo editing software downloaded over 600,000 times, is now available for preorder at aurorahdr.com/2017. Aurora HDR 2017 is the onestop tool kit for casual and pro photographers. An improved user interface, along with faster performance and new powerful features, make for more versatility and higher quality images than before.

Aurora HDR 2017, the new and improved version of Macphun’s award winning photo editing software downloaded over 600,000 times, is now available for preorder at aurorahdr.com/2017. Aurora HDR 2017 is the onestop tool kit for casual and pro photographers. An improved user interface, along with faster performance and new powerful...

Adobe Adds RAW Support to Lightroom for Mobile

Mark Goldstein | Software
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Adobe have announced an update to Lightroom for mobile, making it one of the first apps for capturing Adobe DNG photos on iOS 10 devices. Lightroom for mobile 2.5 delivers an end-to-end Adobe DNG raw mobile photography workflow while also adding support for the new wide gamut P3 color space found in the iPad Pro 9.7 and the soon-to-be-released iPhone 7 and 7 Plus.

Adobe have announced an update to Lightroom for mobile, making it one of the first apps for capturing Adobe DNG photos on iOS 10 devices. Lightroom for mobile 2.5 delivers an end-to-end Adobe DNG raw mobile photography workflow while also adding support for the new wide gamut P3 color space found in...

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

EIZO Quick Color Match

Mark Goldstein | Software
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Quick Color Match is a new software solution that greatly simplifies CMS (color management system) settings for photo enthusiasts and professional photographers alike. Quick Color Match was developed under a first-ever collaboration between EIZO and Adobe, Canon, and Epson. Quick Color Match automatically adjusts a compatible ColorEdge monitor’s gain, brightness, gamma, and color space (Adobe RGB) and creates a profile for these settings that is optimized for the selected printer paper type. Dragging and dropping a photo into the Quick Color Match window automatically opens Adobe Photoshop and adjusts the software to EIZO’s recommended color settings based on the printer and paper being used. Quick Color Match is now available as a free download.

Quick Color Match is a new software solution that greatly simplifies CMS (color management system) settings for photo enthusiasts and professional photographers alike. Quick Color Match was developed under a first-ever collaboration between EIZO and Adobe, Canon, and Epson. Quick Color Match automatically adjusts a compatible ColorEdge monitor’s...

Friday, September 2, 2016

Akvis Noise Buster 10

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Software
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Akvis Software has released Noise Buster 10 for Windows and Mac OS. Akvis Noise Buster reduces both luminance and colour noise in digital images without blurring the edges of objects. Some of the improvements in the latest version of the program include a redesigned interface with support for UHD displays, a new Remove Moiré check-box, new Crop and Smudge tools, a range of presets, an innovative noise reduction algorithm that provides advanced capabilities for better processing, and more. The software is available as a standalone application and as a plug-in to Adobe Photoshop and other image editors.

Akvis Software has released Noise Buster 10 for Windows and Mac OS. Akvis Noise Buster reduces both luminance and colour noise in digital images without blurring the edges of objects. Some of the improvements in the latest version of the program include a redesigned interface with support for UHD displays, a...

Monday, August 29, 2016

Vivid-Pix Launches Land & Sea Software

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Software
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Vivid-Pix, a software company with a focus on photography, has announced that its easy-to-use Land & Sea software is now available to purchase. The software provides users with the ability to enhance pool and snorkel photos with a single click. “In the world of seemingly unlimited apps, it is hard to imagine that something so unique and broadly needed for improving photos would just now be coming to light,” said Rick Voight, Vivid-Pix CEO.  “However, Land & Sea is here now, and it is a great way for consumers to vividly, and in great detail, re-live and share their summertime memories of camping, visiting local and distant parks and forests, or cooling off at a nearby pool or beach.” The Mac/Windows version costs $24.99, and the iOS edition is available for $4.99. Land & Sea+ for iOS provides SCUBA depth image improvement and other features with a $19.99 in-app additional purchase.

Vivid-Pix, a software company with a focus on photography, has announced that its easy-to-use Land & Sea software is now available to purchase. The software provides users with the ability to enhance pool and snorkel photos with a single click. “In the world of seemingly unlimited apps, it is...

Friday, August 26, 2016

PortraitPro Body

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Software
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Anthropics Technology have released PortraitPro Body - the industry’s first dedicated full-body retouching software. According to the company, "PortraitPro Body’s cutting-edge technology is based on academic research into human appearance and on extensive training in human body shape and beauty." The program is available in two editions, PortraitPro Body Standard ($39.95) and PortraitPro Body Studio ($59.95). The standard version is a standalone applicationç whilst the studio edition additionally includes a Photoshop/Lightroom plug-in, handles camera raw files, supports conversion between different colour spaces and provides support for embedded colour profiles.

Anthropics Technology have released PortraitPro Body - the industry’s first dedicated full-body retouching software. According to the company, "PortraitPro Body’s cutting-edge technology is based on academic research into human appearance and on extensive training in human body shape and beauty." The program is available in two...

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Akvis Retoucher 8.0

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Software
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Akvis have announced a major update to Akvis Retoucher, an image restoration program for Mac and Windows. Version 8.0 adds a History Brush tool, an innovative image retouching mode for correcting small defects, several new setting options, support for 4K and 5K displays, and more. The software runs on Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10 and on Mac OS X 10.6-10.11.

Akvis have announced a major update to Akvis Retoucher, an image restoration program for Mac and Windows. Version 8.0 adds a History Brush tool, an innovative image retouching mode for correcting small defects, several new setting options, support for 4K and 5K displays, and more. The software runs on Windows XP,...

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Corel PaintShop Pro X9

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Software
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Corel have released PaintShop Pro X9, introducing a range of new features and enhancements that promise to help anyone working with images start (and finish) their personal and professional projects faster than ever. The Interactive Gradient Fill tool allows users to save time creating gradients with new interactive colour nodes, while the enhanced photo workflow enables photographers to work faster than ever with a simplified user experience that streamlines many common tasks. Extending its camera support, PaintShop Pro X9 now works with 15 new camera raw profiles. This update also adds support for Windows Real-Time Stylus, which brings pressure sensitivity and more to specific touch-enabled 2-in-1 devices like Microsoft's Surface series. Also introduced today, the PaintShop Pro X9 and VideoStudio Pro X9 Photo Video Bundle brings together a complete photo, design and video editing package for creative professionals. Suggested retail pricing for PaintShop Pro X9 is $79.99 / €69.99 / £59.99. SRP for PaintShop Pro X9 Ultimate, which includes PaintShop Pro X9 plus a collection of add-ons worth more than $200, is $99.99 / €89.99 / £79.99. The PaintShop Pro X9 and Video Studio X9 Photo Video Bundle sells for $129.99 / €99.99 / £89.99.

Corel have released PaintShop Pro X9, introducing a range of new features and enhancements that promise to help anyone working with images start (and finish) their personal and professional projects faster than ever. The Interactive Gradient Fill tool allows users to save time creating gradients with new interactive colour nodes,...

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Cascable 2.0 for iOS

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Software
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Cascable, an iOS-based remote control app that works with a number of Wi-FI capable cameras, has just been updated to version 2.0. Now supporting 50 models of camera from Canon, Nikon, Sony and Olympus, Cascable enablesfull remote control as well as copying and exporting full resolution photos, including raw files. The basic edition of Cascable 2.0 is available for free from the iTunes App Store, with Pro feature packs being available at $9.99 each.

Cascable, an iOS-based remote control app that works with a number of Wi-FI capable cameras, has just been updated to version 2.0. Now supporting 50 models of camera from Canon, Nikon, Sony and Olympus, Cascable enablesfull remote control as well as copying and exporting full resolution photos, including raw files. The basic...

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Macphun Unveils Sneak Peek of New Features in Aurora HDR 2017

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Software
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Macphun have revealed a sneak peek at Aurora HDR 2017, which introduces a number of new tools and improvements including batch processing, reworked Tone Mapping and Bracket Merging technologies, a Polarise Filter, plus new presets created by HDR professionals. Additionally, the rendering of raw files will now be much faster. Aurora 2017 will officially launch on 29th September, and will be available for pre-order from 14th September.

Macphun have revealed a sneak peek at Aurora HDR 2017, which introduces a number of new tools and improvements including batch processing, reworked Tone Mapping and Bracket Merging technologies, a Polarise Filter, plus new presets created by HDR professionals. Additionally, the rendering of raw files will now be much faster. Aurora 2017...

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Manfrotto Digital Director 2.1

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories, Software
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Manfrotto have launched Version 2.1 of the Manfrotto Digital Director app, new Digital Director models compatible with iPad Pro 12,9“ and iPad mini 4, and a range of new accessories. Digital Director is the only Apple certified (MFi – Made for iPad) electronic device that connects your camera (select Canon and Nikon DSLRs) and iPad allowing you to shoot, check, edit, share and manage your pictures. The new Digital Director App V. 2.1 adds an intervalometer and time-lapse controls, bracketing, DoF preview, a simplified workflow, automated playback, the ability to download raw images for sharing via Wi-Fi web server, e-mail and FTP, and more. THe company has also launched a new semi- rigid case designed to organise and carry Digital Director for iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 3 and iPad mini 2; a Sunhood for iPad mini 4, mini 3 and mini 2; plus a number of frame inserts for the iPad Air, Air 2, mini 2, 3 and 4, and iPad Pro 12.9”.

Manfrotto have launched Version 2.1 of the Manfrotto Digital Director app, new Digital Director models compatible with iPad Pro 12,9“ and iPad mini 4, and a range of new accessories. Digital Director is the only Apple certified (MFi – Made for iPad) electronic device that connects your camera (select Canon and...