Flickr Releases Android App

Flickr Android App

Flickr has released a new Android app, which is a free download from the Android Market Place.  The new app features a built-in camera, upload integration with Flickr, Facebook, Twitter and others, and geotagging.  It also offers access to Flickr organizational features and groups (although, I’m seeing limited options for any serious organizational features so far).

You can find it in the Android Market here.

 

Topaz B&W Effects Half-Price Deal Ends Next Week

Topaz B&W Effects

For those of you on the fence about Topaz’s new B&W Effects plug-in for Photoshop, Lightroom and Aperture, the introductory price on it expires next week.

It’s $29.99 now (with coupon code “bwandbeyond”), but will go up to $59.99 next week on October 3.  You can also still check out the free trial to see if it’s for you.

Full details over at Topaz Labs’ website.  You can also see my initial hands-on report here.

FX Photo Studio HD 4.0 for iPad

FX Photo Studio HD

MacPhun has released FX Photo Studio HD 4.0 for the iPad.  The new version includes over 190 effects and filters, along with a new masking feature that allows application of effects and filters to only portions of an image.  Version 4.0 also allows users to import photos from Facebook for additional editing.

FX Photo Studio HD 4.0 for the iPad retails for $2.99 in the App Store; however, it is available for a limited time for only $1.99.

More details in the press release below. [Read more…]

ACDSee Pro 5 and ACDSee 14 Announced

ACDSee Pro 5

ACD Systems launched ACDSee Pro 5 and ACDSee 14 today, priced at $239.99 and $79.99, respectively.  Both products offer several new features and improvements.

ACDSee Pro 5 adds a new “user-controlled edge detection mask slider lets you focus the sharpening effect more to edges and textures than non-textured areas.”  Additional new features include split-toning, enhanced dodge and burn controls, and metadata removal, among others.

ACDSee 14 adds map view and geotagging support, news special effects presets, and cloud storage and sharing options.

More details over at ACD System’s website.

Elgato Turbo.264 HD Review

Alright, so you’ve shot some great home movies on your DSLR or camcorder. Next comes the part nobody looks forward to. Getting your media off the camera, onto your devices and onto YouTube.What if there was a program that did all of that for you?

Well, Elgato has released a new program which does this with simplicity, elegance, and most importantly . . . speed.  The new Turbo.264 HD will not just convert your videos but it will sync them with iTunes and upload them to YouTube. [Read more…]