Tuesday, August 13, 2013
PictoColor has released iCorrect OneClick Color 2.1 for Apple iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Developed by FreshAir Software, iCorrect OneClick Color for iPad automatically corrects the colour and exposure of photos. The automatic correction can be fine tuned using sliders to independently adjust brightness, shadows, highlights, contrast, saturation, tint and colour temperature. Version 2.1 brings updated Facebook support, more save and share resolution options and new sharing options: upload to Twitter, copy to clipboard, send to other apps including Instagram, Muzy and more. iCorrect OneClick Color for iOS is available on iTunes for $2.99.
Brian Griffith has released Iridient Developer 2.2, an update to his critically acclaimed image processing software for Mac OS X. This release includes support for lens vignetting corrections including automatic correction from LCP lens profile files, DNG format images with embedded lens metadata and some camera manufacturer's raw metadata. Manual lens vignetting adjustments are now available as well. This release improves the "Auto Levels" noise reduction option introduced in version 2.1, and adds support for raw image files generated by the Canon EOS 70D, the Sony DSC-RX100 II and DSC-RX1R, the Fujifilm X-M1, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7, DMC-FZ72 and DMC-FZ70, and the Pentax Q7. This is a paid upgrade for users who originally purchased a licence before 1 February 2012.
Friday, August 9, 2013
Elpical Software has released Organic Imaging 2.0, which delivers support for raw image files and comes with an improved user interface. Organic Imaging is a hotfolder-based application that will route a wide variety of image types from a predefined input folder to the processed Folder. "Extensive, automatic individual image analysis insures that every image receives precisely the exposure, sharpness, skintones, natural greens, blues, and anything else it needs," the company says. "Utilising the same technology installed in the world's most famous publishing houses, Organic Imaging is suited for photographers and prosumers who process quantities of images, need high quality results, and require rapid throughput." Photographers can download the software and process the first 250 images at no cost. Subsequent images are processed for 10 cents each (for up to 5000 corrected images per month).
Metro Imaging has launched its Metroprint Print App, which allows users to print high-quality versions of their Instagram pictures. The App currently offers images as 5”x5” prints on either gloss or matt photographic paper for 42p per print and with delivery across the globe. There are plans to roll out more features in the future. “There are some wonderful Instagram images being created out there and we thought it would be great to offer a printing service from a true professional lab," says Ben Richardson, Managing Director of Metro Imaging. "So we created our app, and now you can get your Instagrams printed by the same team that helps produce images for top photographers around the world.” The Metroprint Print App is now available as a free download from iTunes and Google Play.
Thursday, August 8, 2013
Shutterfly has released Shutterfly Photo Story, a new, free iPad app that allows users to create photo books in minutes. Photo Story pulls photos from the user's Facebook, Instagram, Shutterfly and iPad photo streams and uses multimedia features to bring stories to life, including first-of-its-kind digital audio recordings that can be shared via a QR code included on the printed photo book. “For more than a decade, Shutterfly has helped millions of customers tell their stories in photo books,” said Karl Wiley, General Manager of Shutterfly. “Shutterfly Photo Story represents the next generation of photo books, giving consumers a dynamic way to share their stories anytime, anywhere.” The Shutterfly Photo Story app is available on iTunes.
Tether Tools and Phase One have announced a special Pro Tether Kit with Capture One Pro 7 for professional tethered capture. The kit includes a Capture One Pro 7 licence, Tether Table & Aero Accessories, TetherPro Cable & Case and Tether Tools' JerkStopper Cable Management System. For a limited time, the Tether Tools + Phase One Capture Pro7 Kit is available at 15% off regular price -- $583.55 to $593.75 -- a saving of more than $100 off the complete kit. This promotion will run from August 10 - 23, 2013 at the website below.
CyberLink has just launched its latest version of PhotoDirector Mobile – an easy-to-use, powerful photo editing application for touch-enabled Windows 8 tablets. The new version incorporates a number of additional options allowing users to compile photo collages, express with text bubbles and add finishing touches with photo frames. Users can quickly and easily personalise their works using touch-optimised controls and share them via Facebook and Flickr. Existing users will receive the update free of charge.
Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Photodex has released a new version of ProShow Web with an array of new features and enhancements that allow users to create video slideshows online with more precision and control than the previous version. Newly released features allow users to set timing control for effects, add captions to photos, offers 20-minute long videos for Plus and Premium subscribers and more. New features are available online now and are free for all ProShow Web customers. New users can sign up for a free account by visiting the website below.
Thursday, August 1, 2013
Adobe today announced a new version of its Creative Cloud (CC) service that enables creative teams to purchase membership of a single desktop application, such as Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC, InDesign CC or any of the entire collection of CC desktop applications. With this new move, Adobe now offers two team plans for Creative Cloud: the complete option that delivers 14 Adobe desktop applications and sophisticated, cross-device collaboration and publishing capabilities; or the new single app plan that includes access to one desktop application along with 20GB of storage. The latter is available for a suggested retail price of £22.23 per user per month. Existing customers with CS3 or later are eligible for single app membership at a suggested retail price of £14.29 per user per month. Customers can pre-order beginning today, with product availability expected 15th August.
Adobe has posted version 8.2 of Adobe Camera Raw (ACR) for Adobe Photoshop CC and CS6 and version 5.2 of Lightroom as Release Candidates. These updates add support for the Casio Exilim EX-ZR800, Fujifilm X-M1 (pictured), Finepix HS22EXR, Finepix HS35EXR, Finepix S205EXR, Finepix F805EXR and Sony DSC-RX1R cameras, and preliminary support for the Canon EOS 70D dSLR and Phase One IQ260 digital back. Both programs additionally benefit from a range of new Sony and GoPro lens profiles that enable software-based lens aberration and distortion correction. The new Release Candidates also incorporate a number of feature enhancements and bug fixes.
Source: Adobe Lightroom Journal
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
VSCO is seeking beta testers for the Android version of its VSCO Cam app. "We are looking for dedicated, passionate people who can test the app, find bugs and provide constructive feedback," the company says. The existing iPhone version has earned critical acclaim for supporting Focus and Exposure Rings plus White Balance Lock for increased creative control. VSCO Cam for Android will initially support the Samsung Galaxy S4, Samsung Galaxy S3 and the HTC One smartphones, with support for other Android 4.0+ devices coming "in the near future." You can register to be a beta tester at the website below.
Wacom has just announced Bamboo Loop, its second app for the Android platform. Bamboo Loop marries creative photo-sharing with messaging, meaning that photographs taken on a smartphone can be illustrated and personalised with drawings, scribbles, cartoons and words and forwarded to a friend, family member or colleague. Available for free download from Google Play, Bamboo Loop also offers a gallery of photo filters and shapes that can be extended by purchasing additional style packs at the price of £ 0.69. Available style packs include seasonal themes (e.g summer), art paper, candy, pattern, fun, and vintage. The app offers support for the Bamboo Stylus, a pen which can write comfortably on tablet displays.
Monday, July 29, 2013
Following the success of its iOS, MacOS and Android compatible versions, CamRanger has now added support for Windows 7 and 8 Pro. CamRanger is a stand-alone device that connects to select Canon or Nikon DLSR cameras with a provided USB cable to create an ad-hoc Wi-Fi network that your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch can then log on to. Together with the associated apps, CamRanger allows users to control their cameras and remotely see the live view feed when their camera is placed in remote locations. Currently in beta, the Windows app can be downloaded from the CamRanger website.
Akvis has announced Akvis ArtSuite 10 and the new Summer Frame Pack. The software helps to decorate pictures with frames and effects. The brand new Summer Pack, with 50 hand painted colorful designs, can be installed to the program to increase its functionality. Akvis ArtSuite Standalone sells for $69, the Plugin version sells for $49. The new Summer Pack is available for $12.
Friday, July 26, 2013
The latest update to Delix Software's PhotoNova app features a collection of new editing tools that promise to give users "unprecedented" control over the aesthetics of their mobile photos. These include new Black & White and Summer categories featuring over 30 effects each, new Render, Crop, Tilt-Shift and Tilt-Shift Selective tools, and more. PhotoNova 2 is available for $0.99 on iTunes.
Thursday, July 25, 2013
Datacolor has launched an Android version of SpyderGALLERY, a free and easy-to-use calibration utility for Spyder colorimeter owners to create a custom colour profile on their mobile devices. This update adds support for smartphones and tablets running Android 3.0 or later. “Photographers, architects and creators no longer sit in their studio, but go and meet their clients using a tablet to display their work,” Thomas Kunz, Market Manager Consumer Segment at Datacolor, explains. “It is essential for them to be able to show consistently calibrated images of their work on their mobile devices.” You can download SpyderGALLERY from the Google Play Store,
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Unified Color Technologies have just released the latest upgrades to their professional-level HDR software lineup. New state of the art merge, alignment and deghosting algorithms have been added to the standalone application HDR Expose 3, while 32 Float - also upgraded to Version 3 - provides the same full range of image editing tools in a convenient Photoshop filter plug-in. Novelties include adaptive tone mapping, upgraded alignment capabilities, reengineered deghosting algorithms, a new file browser and and an improved Color Safe Dodge and Burn Brush that allows photographers to selectively lighten and darken areas of the image without changing or shifting colours. HDR Expose 3 is available for $119, while 32 Float V3 can be yours for $89. Customers who have purchased either piece of software are eligible to a free upgrade.
Bitcasa has launched its Infinite Drive in the UK and the rest of Europe with new support for 10 languages and local UK and Euro currencies. For £7/€8 per month, consumers can safely store and instantly access infinite amounts of photos, videos, music or share files without having to worry about capacity constraints. To celebrate the launch in Europe, Bitcasa will be offering a special 20-percent discount of £55/€60 for a year of Infinite Storage. This special introductory price will be available through 31 August 2013 when users enter the promotional code: UKEU20. Bitcasa infinite storage is available on iOS, Android, Mac desktop, Windows Desktop, Windows RT and the Web.
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Corel today released the English version of Corel Painter X3. New features and highlights include crosshair cloning, 25 new jitter brushes, a brush search engine, new perspective guides, smart brush controls, a new reference image panel, flow maps, and the ability to apply a transformation to a selection across multiple layers. The full version of Painter X3 is available for £311 (including VAT) and the upgrade, for registered Painter 11 and 12 users, is available for £156 (including VAT).
Monday, July 22, 2013
Akvis has released AirBrush v.2.0, a program that turns photos into stylish airbrush paintings. Version 2.0 adds the possibility to create multicoloured drawings and offers new presets. The plugin version is compatible with Adobe Photoshop CC. The software sells for $49 for the Home version (all features except colour changing), $69 for the Home Deluxe edition (all features included), $89 for the Business version (all features included, for commercial use). The software runs on Windows XP/Vista/Win7/Win 8 and on Mac OS X 10.4-10.8, both 32 bit and 64 bit.