Alien Skin Bokeh 2 Review

Bokeh 2 is a plug-in from Alien Skin that allows you to create all kinds of focus effects and vignettes.  As with other plug-ins from Alien Skin, Bokeh 2 is now updated to deliver full 64-bit support with Photoshop CS5 (it also works with Lightroom 3).  And, it is quite peppy even with my aging Windows Vista machine.

Software products often tend to get pushed back in the review cycle in favor of camera reviews here on Photography Bay, which is a bit of a shame for the cool stuff like Bokeh 2.  When I got around to actually putting Bokeh 2 to use, I was really amazed at the power that it gives you to take your images so far beyond what is practical when using Photoshop or Lightroom alone. [Read more…]

DxO Optics Pro v6.5.5 Adds Support for Sony A33 and Nikon P7000

DxO Labs has announced the availability of DxO Optics Pro v6.5.5, which adds RAW image processing support for the Sony A33 and Nikon P7000.  Additionally, the new version adds 50 new optics modules for a number of other camera models.  This update pushes DxO Optics Pro past the 3,000 mark in total correction modules – and a total of more than 5,000 is planned by the end of the year.

Additional info can be found on DxO’s website.

DxO Optics Pro v6.5.4 Adds Support for Olympus E-PL2, Panasonic LX5 and Sony A580

DxO Labs has announced the availability of DxO Optics Pro v6.5.4, which adds RAW image processing support for the Olympus E-PL2, Panasonic LX5 and Sony A580.  Additionally, the new version adds 69 new optics modules for a number of other camera models.

Additional info can be found on DxO’s website.