Mac users, we're pleased to announce Macphun's all-in-one photo editor Luminar is now available for purchase with special launch pricing. (Existing Macphun customers get a further discount.)
We rated Luminar as "Highly Recommended", and you can now visit the Luminar web site to try it for free.
DxO Labs have released DxO ViewPoint 1.2, the newest version of its software dedicated to correcting keystoning and volume anamorphosis. Version 1.2 provides a new feature that allows photographers to save the correction settings for any given image and to reapply them later, and includes more examples that show photographers how to choose and use the most appropriate tools for correcting their photos. This upgrade is free for all owners of DxO ViewPoint 1.0.
Dxo Press Release
DxO ViewPoint v1.2 optimizes the workflow for photographers using Adobe® Photoshop® and Lightroom® and makes getting started easier
May 2, 2013 – DxO Labs announces the immediate availability of DxO ViewPoint v1.2, the new version of its software dedicated to correcting distortions caused by wide-angle lenses and to redressing keystoning and other perspective problems. DxO ViewPoint v1.2 offers a new save feature that provides a more fluid workflow for users of Adobe® Photoshop® and Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom®, and has added more sample images to help less-experienced users get started more quickly.
DxO ViewPoint easily restores the natural shapes of subjects located on the edges of images – a distortion known as “volume anamorphosis” — and accurately corrects keystoning and other perspective problems frequently found in architectural and landscape photos. Based on DxO Labs’ exclusive geometrical corrections, DxO ViewPoint provides simple visual tools as well as advanced controls for applying spectacular corrections with unparalleled accuracy.
DxO ViewPoint can be used as a standalone application for Mac and Windows and as a plug-in for Adobe® Photoshop® CS3, CS4, CS5, CS6, and for Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® 3 and 4.
Now even easier to use, DxO ViewPoint v1.2 provides a new feature that allows photographers to save the correction settings for any given image and to reapply them later.
In the plug-in versions for Adobe® Photoshop® and Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom®, this feature provides a new, more fluid workflow: photographers can reapply their corrections in just a single click even after going back and modifying their image in their host application.
In the standalone version, this feature significantly improves productivity, in that corrections can be saved and applied successively to other photos with identical problems.
Get started even faster
To help users get started even faster, DxO ViewPoint v1.2 includes more examples that show photographers how to choose and use the most appropriate tools for correcting their photos.
DxO ViewPoint v1.2's Help menu gives users direct access to DxO Academy, a veritable online learning center offering tutorials and webinars to help photographers fully benefit from all of the features of DxO Labs' solutions.
Powerful and efficient
DxO ViewPoint is the only solution that fixes volume anamorphosis. This automatic correction takes into account the shooting parameters, but leaves users free to adjust the intensity of the correction if they want.
DxO ViewPoint is also the only solution on the market that corrects even the most complex kinds of perspective problems. In addition to its great ease of use, the software also offers automatic cropping to help preserve image proportions for a more natural look.
Thanks to its exclusive features and the freedom its advanced settings offer, DxO ViewPoint helps photographers obtain powerful and lifelike images without having to rely on costly and heavy-to-carry photographic equipment.
Availability and pricing
DxO ViewPoint v1.2 is now available for Windows and Mac in the DxO Labs online store (http://www.dxo.com) and at photo resellers at the following prices:
USD: $49 instead of $79
EUR: 49€ instead of 79€ (Suggested retail price, including VAT)
GBP: £39 instead of £59 (Suggested retail price, including VAT)
This upgrade is free for all owners of DxO ViewPoint v1.0. A fully-functional trial version of DxO ViewPoint v1.2, good for one month, is available on the DxO Labs website (http://www.dxo.com/intl/photo/free_trial_version).