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.
Billed as “the most advanced image sharpness calculating tool for photographers, cinematographers and videographers,” OptimumCS-Pro 2 is now available for iPhone and iPod Touch. This version introduces substantial usability enhancements including user-definable focal length presets, a more elegant settings screen, an expanded “links” screen, instructions on using OptimumCS-Pro 2 with tilt-shift lenses, and more. OptimumCS-Pro 2 is available now from the iTunes App Store for $6.99.
George Douvos Press Release
Introducing OptimumCS-Pro 2
Maximum image sharpness is now even easier to achieve
Melbourne, Australia — June 8, 2012 — OptimumCS-Pro 2, the most advanced image sharpness calculating tool for photographers, cinematographers and videographers, is available now for iPhone and iPod Touch.
OptimumCS-Pro 2 introduces substantial usability enhancements to the only tool that utilises an optimum settings algorithm to calculate outputs. If you’re shooting scenes where there is more than one object of interest, where these are located at different distances from the camera, and where you want maximum image sharpness, OptimumCS-Pro 2 is, literally, the only tool that does the job. And it’s fast and intuitive - the user sets the distances to the nearest and furthest objects, and OptimumCS-Pro 2 instantly displays the focus distance and aperture that minimise the combined effects of defocus blur and diffraction, for the sharpest image across the desired distance range that the laws of physics will allow.
And, the laws of physics being what they are, the OptimumCS-Pro 2 way will always remain as best practice in situations of this type. (Once you have the means to determine the optimum settings, there is nowhere else to go for improvement.)
OptimumCS-Pro 2, along with its sister app, TrueDoF-Pro, is one of the essential tools that embody the principles outlined in Best Practice in Working with Depth of Field, available at http://www.georgedouvos.com.
New in OptimumCS-Pro 2:
User-definable focal length presets, for lightning-fast focal length selection
Distance scales switchable from the main screen
An improved, easier to use, more elegant settings screen
A new, expanded “links” screen
Instructions on using OptimumCS-Pro 2 with tilt-shift lenses
A new look and numerous other improvements
All other “pro” features, including the blur diameter data display and the optional focus shift scale for use with view cameras, remain, while the usability enhancements add to the app’s reputation as being perfect for creative professionals who don’t want their tools to get in the way of their work or their art.
OptimumCS-Pro 2 is available now from Apple’s App Store.
For further information, see the developer’s website, http://www.georgedouvos.com.