Category: Software

Friday, September 22, 2017

Jessops Now Offer 30-Day Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan Membership

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Software , General
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Jessops now offers a 30-day Adobe Creative Cloud Photography plan membership with selected purchases including all cameras, camcorders, lenses, drones and Jessops Academy courses. Jessops Academy aims to help you get the most out of your camera and offer you a range of photographic opportunities through a selection of courses, workshops, experiences and trips. The Adobe Creative Cloud Photography plan is a subscription-based service that gives users access to the latest versions of Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom as well as the Adobe Spark web app and a number of mobile apps and services.

Jessops now offers a 30-day Adobe Creative Cloud Photography plan membership with selected purchases including all cameras, camcorders, lenses, drones and Jessops Academy courses. Jessops Academy aims to help you get the most out of your camera and offer you a range of photographic opportunities through a selection of courses…

Friday, September 15, 2017

Zoner Photo Studio X Autumn 2017 Update

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Software
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The Zoner Photo Studio X autumn update offers a unique retouching brush whose abilities highly surpass other editors´ similar tools. This brush is the first in the World to enable combining multiple masks as well as multiple strokes within one mask. Each individual stroke, meanwhile can be edited or deleted at any time without reducing the image’s quality. The Editor module has also gained new features. Users can now apply basic edits to colours, overall exposure, and exposure levels and curves within separate adjustment layers that they can then edit at any time. The autumn update also adds a new Video tool plus pressure support for graphics tablets.


The Zoner Photo Studio X autumn update offers a unique retouching brush whose abilities highly surpass other editors´ similar tools. This brush is the first in the World to enable combining multiple masks as well as multiple strokes within one mask. Each individual stroke, meanwhile can be edited or deleted…

Adobe Reveals Advancements to Creative Cloud Video Tools

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Software
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Adobe has revealed advancements to its industry-leading Adobe Creative Cloud video tools and services to be showcased at IBC 2017. 

The company will highlight the latest innovations in virtual reality, animation, motion graphics, editing, collaboration and Adobe Stock - all available later this year. The new capabilities coming later this year to Adobe Creative Cloud for video include motion graphics templates, Character Animator, VR video creation, Team Projects and Adobe Audition. Many of these features are powered by Adobe Sensei, the company’s artificial intelligence and machine learning framework. Adobe will preview these advancements at Stand 7.G27 in the RAI Amsterdam Convention Center and at 140 partner booths from September 15-19 at IBC.

Adobe has revealed advancements to its industry-leading Adobe Creative Cloud video tools and services to be showcased at IBC 2017. The company will highlight the latest innovations in virtual reality, animation, motion graphics, editing, collaboration and Adobe Stock - all available later this year. The new capabilities coming later this…

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Magix Updates Movie Edit Pro

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Software
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Magix has released an updated version of Movie Edit Pro, which promises up to 5x faster video editing, smoother display for up to 4K resolution and a comprehensive range of effects. Additionally, users can now work with 4 of the most-requested plug-ins: NewBlue ColorFast 2, NewBlue Elements Overlay, iZotope RX Elements & HitFilm Movie Essentials. The latest effect plug-ins are included in the Premium version and are available in the two other versions at a special price. Also included are picture-in-picture effects, split screens, high-quality sound optimisation and original film effects. Movie Edit Pro is now available online and in stores worldwide, priced from £59.99.

Magix has released an updated version of Movie Edit Pro, which promises up to 5x faster video editing, smoother display for up to 4K resolution and a comprehensive range of effects. Additionally, users can now work with 4 of the most-requested plug-ins: NewBlue ColorFast 2, NewBlue Elements Overlay, iZotope RX…

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Alien Skin Exposure 3

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Software
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Alien Skin Software have announced the upcoming release of Exposure X3, the latest version of their non-destructive raw photo editor and organiser. This edition will bring new colour and B&W toning enhancements that give photographers greater control over their image adjustments. Powerful new organising tools include virtual copies for editing multiple variations of a single photo, without taking up additional disk space. Exposure’s intuitive keywords interface enables photographers to add descriptive metadata to their photo, making it easy to organize photos around themes and to create keyword sets. The advanced collections tools help them quickly and easily group their images, no matter where they appear on their computer. Exposure X3 will be released in Q3 of 2017, priced at $149.

Alien Skin Software have announced the upcoming release of Exposure X3, the latest version of their non-destructive raw photo editor and organiser. This edition will bring new colour and B&W toning enhancements that give photographers greater control over their image adjustments. Powerful new organising tools include virtual copies for editing…

Monday, September 11, 2017

Akvis ArtSuite 12.0

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Software
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Akvis have updated their ArtSuite application to Version 12.0. This release adds a new Passe-Partout frame, a Presets panel with ready-to-use Akvis frame presets, an improved Halftone effect, and some bug fixes. The standalone version also adds support for a number of new raw image file formats.

Akvis have updated their ArtSuite application to Version 12.0. This release adds a new Passe-Partout frame, a Presets panel with ready-to-use Akvis frame presets, an improved Halftone effect, and some bug fixes. The standalone version also adds support for a number of new raw image file formats.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Fujifilm X Raw Studio

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Software

Fujifilm X Raw Studio is a brand new RAW conversion system. Fujifilm X Raw Studio enables users to quickly and easily convert RAW files with outstanding image quality. Exceptional image quality is retained, as the X Raw Studio system utilizes the X Processor Pro in the camera instead of the CPU in the computer. This new software is due to be available from late November 2017.

Fujifilm X Raw Studio is a brand new RAW conversion system. Fujifilm X Raw Studio enables users to quickly and easily convert RAW files with outstanding image quality. Exceptional image quality is retained, as the X Raw Studio system utilizes the X Processor Pro in the camera instead of the…

Friday, August 25, 2017

GIMP 2.9.6

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Software
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Version 2.6.9 of the GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP) has just been released. This update brings various performance, usability and configurability improvements, better Hi-DPI support, a host of new blending modes, a new Handle Transform tool, a faster Warp Transform tool, an enhanced Free Selection tool, a preloaded Raw Therapee plug-in, and much more. Do note that this is officially an "unstable developer version." For the time being, GIMP 2.8.22 remains the latest stable release.

Version 2.6.9 of the GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP) has just been released. This update brings various performance, usability and configurability improvements, better Hi-DPI support, a host of new blending modes, a new Handle Transform tool, a faster Warp Transform tool, an enhanced Free Selection tool, a preloaded Raw Therapee…

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Pinnacle Studio 21 Ultimate

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Software
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Corel have released Pinnacle Studio 21 Ultimate, the latest version of their flagship video editing software that's been redesigned to offer an easier-to-use and more creative video editing environment. New features include a redesigned graphical user interface, wide-angle lens correction, Paint Effects, Morph Transitions, a 3D title editor and a host of premium video effects from NewBlueFX, including selective focus, colour, and tint. "With a smarter and beautifully redesigned UI, Pinnacle Studio 21 Ultimate offers a unique video editing environment where professional-inspired tools don't need to be complicated or hard to learn. If you're looking for a more powerful video editor where you can grow your skills, Pinnacle Studio takes you closer to pro, without the expense or complications. And if you're already familiar with the Pinnacle Studio environment, you'll be blown away by the speed, simplicity, and control of your new workflow," said Michel Yavercovski, Senior Director of Product Management for Pinnacle. Pinnacle Studio 21 Ultimate is available now in Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Russian, Spanish, and Swedish. The suggested retail price of Pinnacle Studio 21 Ultimate is $129.95 / €129.95 / £114.95.

Corel have released Pinnacle Studio 21 Ultimate, the latest version of their flagship video editing software that's been redesigned to offer an easier-to-use and more creative video editing environment. New features include a redesigned graphical user interface, wide-angle lens correction, Paint Effects, Morph Transitions, a 3D title editor and a…

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Aurora HDR 2018 Coming to Mac and Windows This September

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Software
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Macphun today announced the upcoming release of Aurora HDR 2018, a one-stop solution for HDR photography. Aurora HDR, co-developed with the renowned HDR photo grapher Trey Ratcliff, Aurora HDR became the industry standard for HDR photo editing on Mac and reached 1.7 million downloads since its launch in November 2015. In less than 2 years over 100 million photos have been edited in Aurora HDR and 72% of current users have made Aurora HDR their primary HDR photo editor, switching from other software. “Since the launch of Aurora HDR, Macphun has released more than 10 updates containing tons of new features and improved performance, ” commented Trey Ratcliff. “Today, I'm very excited to announce the launch of Aurora HDR 2018. It's completely new, significantly faster and has even more powerful tools. Plus the BIG news is that it's now available for Microsoft Windows as well.” New features in Aurora 2018 include a Lens Correction filter, an improved graphical user interface, significant speed enhancements, and much more. Interested readers are encouraged to pay a visit to the application's home page.

Macphun today announced the upcoming release of Aurora HDR 2018, a one-stop solution for HDR photography. Aurora HDR, co-developed with the renowned HDR photo grapher Trey Ratcliff, Aurora HDR became the industry standard for HDR photo editing on Mac and reached 1.7 million downloads since its launch in November 2015…

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

PaintShop Pro 2018

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Software
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Corel today released PaintShop Pro 2018, a complete photo editing and graphic design suite that promises more speed, flexibility, and creativity than ever before. This latest version offers shorter launch times, a simplified graphical user interface with a new Dual Workspace Environment, customisable toolbars, improved Crop, Text, Selection, Clone Brush, Gradient Fill, Eraser and Dropper tools, ten new colour palettes, thirty new brushes, thirty new gradients, thirty new textures and fifteen new patterns. Choose PaintShop Pro 2018 Ultimate includes a collection of add-ons including Painter Essentials 5, Perfectly Clear 3 SE and After Shot 3. Also introduced today, the Photo Video Bundle brings together PaintShop Pro 2018 and VideoStudio Pro X10 for a complete photo, design, and video editing package. PaintShop Pro 2018 & PaintShop Pro 2018 Ultimate are available now in English, German, French, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Traditional Chinese, and Japanese. Suggested retail pricing (SRP) for PaintShop Pro 2018 is $79.99 / €69.99 / £69.99 / $99 AUD. SRP for PaintShop Pro 2018 Ultimate is $99.99 / €89.99 / £89.99/ $129 AUD. SRP for PaintShop Pro 2018 and Video Studio X10 bundle is $159.99 / €139.99 / £139.99/ $199 AUD.

Corel today released PaintShop Pro 2018, a complete photo editing and graphic design suite that promises more speed, flexibility, and creativity than ever before. This latest version offers shorter launch times, a simplified graphical user interface with a new Dual Workspace Environment, customisable toolbars, improved Crop, Text, Selection, Clone Brush…

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Cascable 3.0 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 3.0. This update includes support for nearly 50 new camera models from Fujifilm and Panasonic on top of the Canon, Nikon, Sony and Olympus models already available. In addition, Cascable now contains a set of geotagging tools which enable photographs to be geotagged without a GPS-enabled camera, alongside numerous optimisations and workflow improvements. The app is available from the iOS App Store. Cascable's Pro features come with a free trial when subscribing from $2 per month, or can be unlocked with a one-time $29.99 purchase.

Cascable, an iOS-based remote control app that works with a number of Wi-Fi capable cameras, has just been updated to version 3.0. This update includes support for nearly 50 new camera models from Fujifilm and Panasonic on top of the Canon, Nikon, Sony and Olympus models already available. In addition…

Thursday, July 27, 2017

GoPro QuikStories

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Software , Digital Video Cameras
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QuikStories are a new feature in the GoPro app that pulls footage from your HERO5 and creates a polished video on your phone, automatically. Complete with music, effects and transitions, your QuikStory is ready to share immediately or can be customised with text and titles, speed effects and more. “QuikStories is our biggest leap forward since the invention of the GoPro itself,” says GoPro founder and CEO, Nicholas Woodman.  “QuikStories is the simple storytelling solution our customers have been dreaming about for years.  It’s an absolute game changer.” QuikStories is now available for HERO5 Black and HERO5 Session users. To get started, download the new GoPro app from the Apple App Store or Google Play.

QuikStories are a new feature in the GoPro app that pulls footage from your HERO5 and creates a polished video on your phone, automatically. Complete with music, effects and transitions, your QuikStory is ready to share immediately or can be customised with text and titles, speed effects and more. “QuikStories…

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

PolarPro Expands Library of Video Editing Solutions

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Software
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Today, PolarPro announced availability for their newest software offering, the Helios Cinematic Light Effects. With effects ranging from light leaks and lens flares to light transitions, Helios offers a variety of colours, styles and looks that can easily fit the mood of any video edit. As with the recently launched Aurora Cinematic Color Presets, the new Helios effects are compatible with most popular video editing platforms including Adobe products such as Premiere 9.0 or later, After Effects CC or later, as well as Apple Final Cut Pro 7 or later, and the Avid Media Composer. These simple-to-use effects can easily be dropped into any video composition to help streamline your post-production workflow.. Retailing for $29.99, the Helios Cinematic Light Effects are currently available at the website below.

Today, PolarPro announced availability for their newest software offering, the Helios Cinematic Light Effects. With effects ranging from light leaks and lens flares to light transitions, Helios offers a variety of colours, styles and looks that can easily fit the mood of any video edit. As with the recently launched…

Friday, July 21, 2017

Alien Skin Software Announces Summer Sale

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Software
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Alien Skin Software has announced its summer sale. All products in the company's online store are available at a 40% discount through July 24th. This includes the Advanced Layers Update for Exposure X2, Alien Skin's non-destructive raw photo editor, plus four additional software products - Blow Up, Snap Art, Eye Candy 7 and the Exposure X2 Bundle.

Alien Skin Software has announced its summer sale. All products in the company's online store are available at a 40% discount through July 24th. This includes the Advanced Layers Update for Exposure X2, Alien Skin's non-destructive raw photo editor, plus four additional software products - Blow Up, Snap Art, Eye…

Monday, July 17, 2017

Datacolor Announce Spyder5ELITE+ Summer Promotion

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories , Software

Datacolor are offering all display calibration owners the opportunity to upgrade to SypderELITE+ for a fraction of the price this summer. From July 17th to August 31st 2017, users can save £1301 on the Spyder5ELITE package, which will include a Spyder5ELITE+ software upgrade and a 90-day Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan membership. Photographers looking to upgrade their colour calibration device can take advantage of the promotion by submitting the serial number for their display calibration device at the website below.

Datacolor are offering all display calibration owners the opportunity to upgrade to SypderELITE+ for a fraction of the price this summer. From July 17th to August 31st 2017, users can save £1301 on the Spyder5ELITE package, which will include a Spyder5ELITE+ software upgrade and a 90-day Adobe Creative Cloud Photography…

Friday, July 14, 2017

CamFi Release Free Bullet Time Effect Build Software

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Software
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CamFi have announced the release of CamFi Matrix Time, which makes it easier for photographers to build a bullet time effect by using CamFi. “The bullet time effect is known from its use in the Matrix movies,” said Mark Ma, CamFi CEO. “But it was not cheap to build such a shooting system. This release of CamFi Matrix Time significantly lowers the cost of the whole shooting system. It’s free for all CamFi users.” This Windows-based application allows the user to control multiple cameras simultaneously via WiFi or Ethernet. CamFi Matrix can be useful in a number of scenarios, such as 3D modelling, Virtual Reality, panoramic photography, event photography, wedding photography and more.

CamFi have announced the release of CamFi Matrix Time, which makes it easier for photographers to build a bullet time effect by using CamFi. “The bullet time effect is known from its use in the Matrix movies,” said Mark Ma, CamFi CEO. “But it was not cheap to build such…

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Macphun Luminar for Windows Beta

Mark Goldstein | Software
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Macphun today launched the free public beta of its award-winning photo editor Luminar for Windows. The public beta is free of charge and already matches some of the most important features of Luminar. The public beta of Luminar for Windows will be updated regularly leading to a full cross-platform release late in 2017.

Macphun today launched the free public beta of its award-winning photo editor Luminar for Windows. The public beta is free of charge and already matches some of the most important features of Luminar. The public beta of Luminar for Windows will be updated regularly leading to a full cross-platform release…

Monday, July 3, 2017

Desqueeze 1.5 for iOS

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Software
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Independent developer Alexey Khutorschikov has announced Desqueeze 1.5, an important update to his iPhone app that lets users re-format, re-size and de-squeeze a batch of photos and videos using presets or custom size up to 8192x8192 pixels and 4K, respectively. This update brings a number of improvements including a more streamlined graphical user interface, the ability to create, edit and use Templates, as well as enhanced stability and sharing options. Desqueeze 1.5 is available free of charge through the App Store in the Photo and Video category. Certain features require an upgrade to the PRO version, which is available as in-app purchase for $2.99.

Independent developer Alexey Khutorschikov has announced Desqueeze 1.5, an important update to his iPhone app that lets users re-format, re-size and de-squeeze a batch of photos and videos using presets or custom size up to 8192x8192 pixels and 4K, respectively. This update brings a number of improvements including a more…

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Akvis Refocus 8

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Software
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Akvis today released Refocus 8.0, an application designed to improve the sharpness of out of focus images and apply lens blur effects to your photos. This update adds the ability to save and load custom presets and improves on the Crop tool. Additionally, the Batch Processing feature is now available for all editing modes. The software runs on Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10; and on Mac OS X 10.7-10.11 and macOS 10.12, and is available as a standalone application and as a plugin to a photo editor. Prices start at $39.

Akvis today released Refocus 8.0, an application designed to improve the sharpness of out of focus images and apply lens blur effects to your photos. This update adds the ability to save and load custom presets and improves on the Crop tool. Additionally, the Batch Processing feature is now available…