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…]

The Case for Adobe OS

Adobe OS

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