Category: Software Reviews

Friday, February 24, 2012

Corel PaintShop Pro X4 Review

Matt Grayson | Software Reviews
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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 Review

Matt Grayson | Software Reviews
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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 Review

Matt Grayson | Software Reviews
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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 Review

Matt Grayson | Software Reviews
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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 Review

Matt Grayson | Software Reviews
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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 Review

Matt Grayson | Software Reviews
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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 Review

Matt Grayson | Software Reviews
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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 Review

Jon Canfield | Software Reviews
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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 Review

Matt Grayson | Software Reviews
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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 Review

Matt Grayson | Software Reviews
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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

Nik Dfine 2 Review

Matt Grayson | Software Reviews
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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 Review

Matt Grayson | Software Reviews
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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

Nik Color Efex Pro 3 Review

Matt Grayson | Software Reviews
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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 Review

Matt Grayson | Software Reviews
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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

Nik HDR Efex Pro Review

Matt Grayson | Software Reviews
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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.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Topaz DeNoise 5 Review

Jon Canfield | Software Reviews
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Does your camera suffer from noisy images? Tired of having to shoot at a maximum of ISO 400? Then Topaz Labs may have the answer with the launch of DeNoise 5, an in-expensive software plugin that promises to optimally remove noise and recover image detail. Jon Canfield finds out if it lives up to its billing in our Topaz DeNoise 5 Review.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Photo Mechanic Review

Jon Canfield | Software Reviews
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Photo Mechanic from software company Camera Bits is a standalone image browser that lets you quickly view, sort and tag your digital pictures. Covering the whole workflow from importing from a memory card to exporting to websites, FTP or removable media, Photo Mechanic is the most popular photo-editing tool used by newspapers and press photographers in the USA. Jon Canfield takes a look at the latest 4.6 version to find out if Camera Bits is worthy of a wider audience.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Lightroom 3 Review

Jon Canfield | Software Reviews
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Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 has been available as a free public beta for several months, and now the final retail version has been released. Find out what's new and whether you should integrate it into your photography workflow in our in-depth Lightroom 3 review.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Photoshop CS5 Review

Jon Canfield | Software Reviews
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Want to know if it's worth upgrading to Adobe Photoshop 5, either from a previous version or a cheaper image editor? We've been working with all the major new features in this latest release for the last few weeks to bring you our expert Photoshop 5 review.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Viveza 2 Review

Jon Canfield | Software Reviews
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Viveza 2 from Nik Software is a plug-in for Photoshop, Lightroom, or Aperture that allows you to easily adjust the colour and light in your digital images. You can quickly select areas of an image to adjust by pointing and clicking and then using simple to use sliders to adjust brightness, contrast, saturation, structure, red, green, blue, hue, and warmth. Jon Canfield finds out what what Viveza 2 has to offer.