Category: Software Reviews

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Xara Photo & Graphic Designer 9 Review

Matt Grayson | Software Reviews
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Xara Photo & Graphics Designer 9 is an affordable photo and graphics editing software program. New features include an advanced healing brush, 11 new photo effects, Google font support, new masking and selection tools, advanced background erasing options and more. Read our in-depth Xara Photo & Graphic Designer 9 review now...

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Topaz Clarity Review

Matt Grayson | Software Reviews
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Topaz Clarity is an image processing program for adjusting contrast in photos without degrading the quality. Available as a plugin for Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, Lightroom, Aperture, and iPhoto, Topaz Clarity retails for $49.99. Matt Grayson find out if it's a worthwhile addition to your digital toolbox in our Topaz Clarity review.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Cyberlink PhotoDirector 5 Review

Matt Grayson | Software Reviews
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PhotoDirector 5 is the latest version of Cyberlink's affordable photo editing program. Taking on main rivals Paint Shop Pro and Photoshop Elements,PhotoDirector 5 adds 64-bit support, HDR exposure blending, auto lens correction, 4K Ultra HD output option for slideshows and a new companion app for Windows 8 tablets. Read our detailed PhotoDirector 5 review now...

Monday, April 15, 2013

ArcSoft Low Light NR Review

Matt Grayson | Software Reviews
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ArcSoft Low Light is a new image noise reduction software program that combines multiple frames taken in your camera's burst mode to produce one high-resolution image with less noise and artefacts. Arcsoft even claim that it improves the noise levels of cameras like the Canon 5D Mark III, Nikon D600, and Nikon D3S. Read our ArcSoft Low Light NR review to find out if their claims are true or not...

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

HDR Darkroom 2 Review

Matt Grayson | Software Reviews
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HDR Darkroom 2 is an easy-to-use software application for creating high dynamic range images. It provides innovative Local and Global Tone Mapping algorithms, a simple interface with nearly no learning curve, and editing options for post-HDR processing as well as sharing to social media sites once the final product is finished. Read our HDR Darkroom 2 review now...

HDR Expose 2 Review

Matt Grayson | Software Reviews
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HDR Expose 2 is a HDR software program that creates the most true-to-life HDR images possible. HDR Expose 2 separates an image’s color component from its luminosity component, preventing the tell-tale color shifts often associated with HDR photography. Read our HDR Expose 2 review now...

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

ArcSoft Portrait+ Review

Matt Grayson | Software Reviews
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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 Review

Matt Grayson | Software Reviews
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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

Lightroom 4 Review

Jon Canfield | Software Reviews
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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

Serif MoviePlus X6 Review

Matt Grayson | Software Reviews
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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

Alien Skin Exposure 4 Review

Matt Grayson | Software Reviews
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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

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...