Category: Software Reviews
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Portrait+ from ArcSoft is a new software program for improving portrait photos. Capable of retouching an entire set of photos with batch-processing, Portrait+ includes up to 20 pre-set template styles, provides make-up and feature enhancing tools, and automatically detects up to 20 faces in each photo and pre-defines over 24 facial points for quick adjustment. Read our ArcSoft Portrait+ review to find out if it can enhance your portrait shots...
Eye Candy 7 is a new Adobe Photoshop plugin that lets you add realistic effects to your photographs. Matt Grayson finds out if it's a must-have tool for photographers in our Eye Candy 7 review...
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Adobe's Lightroom 4 has been available for several months, and we've been working with it daily since its release. Find out what's new and whether you should integrate it into your photography workflow in our in-depth Lightroom 4 review.
Monday, June 18, 2012
With most cameras now offering at least 720p quality video, it's never been easier to shoot your very own movie. But what about editing all of that footage? Matt Grayson takes a look at Serif MoviePlus X6, an inexpensive video editor for Windows, in our latest review.
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Exposure 4 is a photography effects plug-in that offers a variety of film simulations and creative looks. Read our Alien Skin Exposure 4 review to find out if it deserves a place in your photography workflow.
Friday, February 24, 2012
PaintShop Pro X4 is the latest edition of Corel's affordable photo-editing suite. With over 75 new and enhanced features designed explicitly to meet the needs of today’s photographers, is X4 the best version of PaintShop Pro yet? Matt Grayson finds out in our Corel PaintShop Pro X4 review.
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Tiffen Dfx 3 simulates over 2,000 glass filters, specialized lenses, optical lab processes, film grain, exacting color correction, plus natural light and photographic effects. Available as a stand-alone program or a plugin, Tiffen Dfx 3 offers enhanced multi-processor acceleration for faster interaction and rendering of images, 10 brand new filters for optical effects, interface improvements, and more. Read our Tiffen Dfx 3 review to discover if it's worth the $169.95 investment.
Friday, December 23, 2011
Serif PhotoPlus X5 is an affordable photo editor and manager for Windows. You can use PhotoPlus X5 to edit, enhance, and organise your images and perform advanced tasks like editing Raw files and HDR image merging. Is Serif PhotoPlus X5 a viable alternative to Adobe Photoshop Elements and Corel Paint Shop Pro? Read our Serif PhotoPlus X5 review to find out...
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
ACDSee Pro 5 is a new photo editing and management software program for photographers. Read our in-depth ACDSee Pro 5 review to find out if it deserves a place in your image processing workflow.
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Power Retouche is an extensive collection of Photoshop plugins for photo retouching and image editing. Since our initial review back in 2008, major improvements have been made to the Sharpener and Vignetting Corrector, and Levels and Chromatic Aberration tools have been added. Matt Grayson finds out if Power Retouche is worth adding to your photography toolkit.
Monday, September 19, 2011
DxO FilmPack 3 simulates the look of many existing and discontinued photographic films, allowing you to apply a specific feel to your images. As well as adding new films and filters, version 3 of FilmPack also offers Hue/Saturation/Luminance sliders, a channel mixer tool, creative vignetting effects and a noise removal tool for more precise grain control. Matt Grayson takes a trip down memory lane in our DxO FilmPack 3 review.
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Cyberlink PhotoDirector is a brand new photo editing program that competes directly with Paint Shop Pro and Photoshop Elements. PhotoDirector offers an array of adjustment tools that can be applied non-destructively, native rendering of RAW files from Canon and Nikon cameras, and it lets users share their own presets and download an unlimited number of presets. Matt Grayson finds out if Cyberlink PhotoDirector can compete with the established players.
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Kubota RPG SpeedKeys 2 is a wireless USB keypad that gives you 1-button access to Lightroom adjustments, presets, and other advanced tools. 100 presets to develop, export, print, filter and more are also included to help speed up your workflow. Jon Canfield finds out if Kubota RPG Speedkeys 2 really can save him valuable time...
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Fluid Mask 3.2 from Vertus Software is billed as the professionals' choice for quality masking. Available either as a standalone program or plugin for Photoshop, Fluid Mask 3.2 claims to be up to 50% faster and easier to use than any other masking technique. Read our Fluid Mask 3.2 review to find out if it's worth the $149 investment...
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Filter Forge 2 is a Photoshop plugin that enables novice and expert users to create a wide variety of effects. With a strong community and over 8,000 filters, Filter Forge could be the only effects program that you need. We take a look at the photographer-friendly effects in our Filter Forge 2 Review.
Thursday, April 7, 2011
Dfine 2.0 from Nik Software is a noise reduction software tool which gives you unprecedented control over exactly how much and where to apply noise reduction. Dfine 2.0 is designed to prevent the loss of detail other noise reduction tools often introduce via Nik Software’s patented U Point technology for selective editing control. Read our Nik Dfine 2 Review to find out if it really works...
Friday, April 1, 2011
Nik Silver Efex Pro 2 is a powerful black-and-white conversion software application for Photoshop, Lightroom and Aperture. Silver Efex Pro 2 includes new features such as the History Browser, Dynamic Brightness, Amplify Blacks, Amplify Whites, Soft Contrast, Fine Structure, Image Borders, and selective colorization, as well as a variety of speed and quality improvements. Read our Nik Silver Efex Pro 2 Review to discover if this is the best black and white software on the market.
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Color Efex Pro from Nik Software offers digital camera owners a wide range of quick and easy ways to dramatically enhance their photos with just a few clicks of the mouse. Color Efex Pro 3.0 contains the most comprehensive set of creative enhancements, color correction filters, retouching tools, and a complete collection of traditional photographic effects available. Read our Nik Color Efex Pro 3 review to find out if it's worth adding to your digital toolbox.
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Capture One Pro 6 is the latest version of Phase One's application for professional photographers. Billed as the "raw converter for ultimate image quality", Capture One Pro 6 covers every stage of the workflow, from importing, editing, organizing right through to sharing and printing. Read our in-depth Capture One Pro 6 Review to find out what it has to offer the busy photographer.
Monday, February 21, 2011
HDR photography has proved particularly popular during the last couple of years, and now Nik Software have released HDR Efex Pro. This new program is designed to help photographers quickly and easily achieve the full spectrum of HDR enhancements, from the realistic to artistic, and features Nik's proven U-point technology to allow localised, non-destructive edits. Read our HDR Efex Pro to find out if this is the best-in-class HDR tool.