Thursday, February 26, 2015
Corel today introduced its VideoStudio Pro X8 and VideoStudio Ultimate X8 video editing packages. “VideoStudio is already known for delivering unmatched usability and power. With the new X8, we’re doing even more to help you bring your vision and stories to life. New effects provide opportunities to experiment and explore. Smarter features, a more intuitive UI, and enhanced performance make it easier to build your movies. VideoStudio X8 lets you work faster while focusing on the creative parts of your project,” said Michel Yavercovski, Director of Product Management for Corel video products. VideoStudio Ultimate X8 includes all the power of VideoStudio Pro X8, plus a collection of advanced special effects with plug-ins from proDAD, Boris Graffiti and NewBlue, providing over $500 in additional value. VideoStudio Pro X8 and VideoStudio Ultimate X8 are available now in English, German, French, Dutch, Italian and Traditional Chinese. Suggested retail pricing of VideoStudio Pro X8 is $79.99 / €69.99/ £59.99, VideoStudio Ultimate X8 is $99.99 / €89.99/ £79.99.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Really Nice Images have released RNI All Films 3.0. This edition adds a new Analogue Softness feature, which is designed to eliminate any visual differences between high-resolution digital photos and genuine film images. Additionally, this major update brings more than 170 new film presets plus enhanced colour accuracy and improved skin tones. RNI All Films 3.0 is available for Lightroom 4 / 5 / CC and for ACR for Photoshop 6 / CC. The package is priced at $122 and contains 5 "sub-packages": Negative, Slide, Instant, BW and Vintage. Those sub-packages can also be purchased individually for $49 each. Existing RNI All Films customers are entitled to a 50% discount.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
X-Rite has teamed up with Macphun Software to offer a free copy of Macphun Intensify Pro, worth £45/€55, with special bundles of ColorMunki Display. “Using ColorMunki Display to create an accurate on screen image, enables photographers to edit with confidence, save time and money on repeated editing and printing and ensures consistency of results across a photographic workflow,” commented Geoffrey Clements, Managing Director, X-Rite Photo Europe. “With the accuracy in place, the addition of Macphun Intensify Pro gives Mac users a set of powerful controls to enhance the detail, structure, clarity and texture in an image.” Available across Europe, the offer runs from now until 21 March 2015.
Monday, February 23, 2015
Wacom have released a new version of Bamboo Paper. This iPad app, together with the new Wacom stylus firmware update, considerably improves the precision of the smart styli (Bamboo Stylus fineline and Intuos Creative Stylus 2) through better offset correction.. When setting up the app and configuring their stylus, users can now choose from six different wrist positions. These reflect the most common positions of the hand while writing and sketching. Bamboo Paper is available as a free download from the iTunes App Store.
Thursday, February 19, 2015
Movavi Photo Editor 2.0 for Windows and Mac OS X is now available, bringing multiple new features: text overlay, horizon levelling, and background removal in addition to the existing unwanted object removal, automatic quality enhancement, and manual retouching tools. The user interface of Movavi Photo Editor has also been significantly improved. All the tabs have been moved to the right-side of the application window so users can easily navigate all the main features - adjustment, rotation and straightening, crop, text, resize, object and background removaland export. A lifelong license for Movavi Photo Editor is priced at $19.95.
Today marks the 25th birthday of Photoshop. To celebrate this milestone, Adobe is showcasing 25 of the most creative visual artists under 25 who use Photoshop. To be considered, artists upload their projects to Behance and use the tag “Ps25Under25.” In the coming months, those selected will take over the Photoshop Instagram handle (@Photoshop) for two weeks and present their work for the world to see. Fredy Santiago, a 24-year old Mexican-American artist and illustrator based in Ventura, California will be the first to display his images. The company is also launching an advertising campaign, “Dream On," for The Academy Awards. The TV commercial includes work from Photoshop artists and iconic images from major motion pictures that used Photoshop in the making, including Avatar, Gone Girl, How to Train Your Dragon 2 and Shrek.
Friday, February 13, 2015
ACD Systems are hosting a Valentine’s Day Giveaway offering the ACDSee iPhone App to be downloaded from the App Store for free until 11:59 p.m. PT on February 15. The ACDSee iPhone app is designed to help users capture and perfect photos all from their iPhone. The app provides a professional-grade camera, a powerful photo editor and a creative collage maker all in one app with unique features such as the advanced Selfie Mode. ACDSee’s Selfie Mode includes a front-facing camera with a front flash and Skin Tune, which smoothes and brightens skin tone enabling users to take the best selfie. The app also includes light, colour and tone equalizers based on ACD Systems’ patented Light EQ technology. The ACDSee iPhone app is optimised for iOS 8.1 and the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus to take advantage of the latest technology. It also works with iPhone 4S, 5 or 5S with iOS 8.1.
Thursday, February 12, 2015
Foap is a mobile app (iOS and Android) and website that connects brands with a vast library of authentic, high-quality, user-generated images. The Foap process is simple: users upload their photos via the mobile app, tag them with relevant keywords and submit them for approval. Once rated by five other users, the photo appears in the Foap marketplace where brands and agencies can purchase it for their editorial or advertising purposes. Users make $5 on every photo they sell. Brands seeking photos for a specific campaign or purpose can even host Foap Missions, a call for entries for users to submit photos that fit the brand’s requirements.Mission winners receive a cash prize if their photo is selected, and all other photos remain in the brand’s library for future purchase. For more information, visit the website below.
ACD Systems today introduced the ACDSee “Complete Pack,” which bundles five of the photography software company’s products including the new ACDSee Ultimate 8. This pack will absorb the previously offered “Family Pack,” which included ACDSee Pro 8, ACDSee 18, ACDSee Mac Pro 3 and ACDSee Video Converter Pro 4. The ACDSee Complete Pack is available for a limited time, introductory price of $119.99.
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Digital Film Tools today launched PhotoCopy v2.0 and reFine Matte v2.0. PhotoCopy copies the brightness, colour, tone, detail, grain and texture from one image and applies them to another. New features in version 2.0 include internet image searching, Retina display support for Mac, layering and seven masking types for photo plug-in hosts, and the availability of the PhotoCopy user interface for all video/film plug-in hosts. It also adds OFX plug-in support, making it compatible with digital intermediate programs Assimilate Scratch and Blackmagic Design Davinci Resolve, the Foundry’s Nuke compositing software and the Sony Vegas non-linear editing system. reFine presents a unique technique for performing selective sharpening, detail enhancement, edge aware smoothing, cartoon, pencil and pastel effects. With the release of reFine 2.0, the plugin is now GPU-accelerated via OpenCL, and supports Retina displays. New features include three new masking types in photo plug-in hosts, and the availability of the reFine user interface for all video/film hosts.. reFine v2 also adds OFX plug-in support.
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Lightroom mobile 1.3 for iPhone and iPad is now available to download. New features include a Presentation mode, a new Segmented view in Collections and the ability to copy image adjustments and paste them onto another photo for faster editing. Additionally, the update includes several bug fixes.
Monday, February 9, 2015
Serif today announced that its professional image editing app for Mac, Affinity Photo, is now available as a free download for public beta testing. The app boasts true end-to-end CMYK, 16-bits per channel editing, LAB colour, RAW processing, ICC colour management, and compatiblity with Photoshop as well as 64-bit plugins. Although a first beta version, it is already feature-rich with nondestructive photography adjustments like Frequency Separation editing, live blend modes, Inpainting, and advanced retouching. “We’re delighted to be shaking things up with this exciting new app that doesn’t compromise on power and could make creative pros fall in love with photo editing and raster art all over again. Affinity Photo is silky-smooth, accurate at a professional level, and fully-featured — and the beta can be downloaded for free.” says Ashley Hewson, Serif’s Managing Director. The beta version of Affinity Photo is available to download now fromwebsite below.
Thursday, February 5, 2015
On 26th February, Fujifilm will release an update to its free Raw File Converter EX application. Version 2.0 of the Silkypix-powered program brings film simulation support for the Fujifilm XQ2, X30, X100T, X-A2 and X-T1/X-T1 Graphite Silver Edition (pictured), Support for earlier X-series models will be added via a future software upgrade.
Monday, February 2, 2015
Fujifilm UK has launched a new, app-based photobook printing service. POP Books are small, pocket or handbag sized photobooks made up of your own images from your phone, Facebook or Instagram feeds and printed on Fujifilm's silver halide photographic paper. They come in two sizes, 10x10cm and 13x13cm, and two surfaces, gloss and lustre/matt. The accompanying free iOS app (Android version launching in April) allows you to either order a printed POP Book or share a version online via Facebook, Twitter, Google+, email and so on. Fujifilm POP Books start at £4.99 including S&H.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
AKVIS ha released AKVIS Draw V.2.0, an application which converts photos into pencil sketches and line art pictures. This update adds real-time effects previews to the 64 bit version, expands raw image file support, adds the Pencil tool to the After tab, improves upon the Text tab, adds a 'Show Original' option to the tools' parameters, fixes minor bugs, adds Dropbox to the list of the publishing services and official support for Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite. All registered users of AKVIS Draw can upgrade to the new version for free.
DxO has released DxO OpticsPro v10.2, DxO FilmPack v5.1 and DxO ViewPoint v2.5.2. The updates add support for the Sony A7 II, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100, the Pentax K-S1, and the Samsung Galaxy S5. The DxO Optics Modules database benefits form the addition of 291 new camera/lens combinations. DxO OpticsPro v10.2, DxO FilmPack v5.1 and DxO ViewPoint v2.5.2 are now available in the DxO online store.
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
ReaSoft has updated its reaConverter 7 batch image conversion and editing program, adding the Watch Folders feature which facilitates easy automation of most image conversion tasks. The new feature says just what it says on the tin - it monitors folders containing images for new or modified files and instantly applies predefined actions to them. Working invisibly in the background, reaConverter´s Watch Folders feature allows a user to resize, crop, adjust brightness and colours, add watermarks and otherwise alter images of 400+ supported formats found in the user-specified Windows folder. reaConverter 7 is available for Windows XP through Windows 8 in three edititons; Lite (Free), Standard ($49.99) and Pro ($99.99).
Athentech today launched Version 4 of their Perfectly Clear App for Android and iOS. Both apps include Next Generation Beautify with new algorithms that automatically detect gender, age, and facial features to apply "just the right amount of correction." The new versions boast five additional features: Blemish Removal, Face Slimming, Eye Circle Removal, Shine Removal and Catchlight. Plus, the iOS edition also gains some of the features that have been available for Android for some time, such as a new noise removal algorithm, multi-image selection for batch photo corrections, and the ability to zoom into the full-resolution photo so you can view your results at 100%. The Android and iOS versions are available for $2.99 each
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Adobe has announced that Lightroom 6 will require Mac OS X 10.8 or above, or a 64 bit version of Windows 7, 8 or 8.1. "If you are on Mac OS X 10.7, or a 32 bit version of Windows, you will continue to be able to install and run Lightroom 5 and use Lightroom mobile," the company said in a statement. "However, you will not be able to install Lightroom 6 until you upgrade to a supported operating system."
Wednesday, January 21, 2015