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.


Bibble 5.2 Now Available

Bibble 5 Pro

Bibble Labs has announced Bibble 5.2 in both Pro and Lite versions.  The update to version 5.2 adds RAW file support for the following cameras:

  • Canon S95
  • Canon G12
  • Nikon D3100
  • Nikon D7000
  • Nikon P7000
  • Panasonic LX5
  • Panasonic GF2
  • Panasonic GH2
  • Pentax K-5
  • Pentax K-4
  • Olympus E-5
  • Olympus E-PL1s
  • Olympus E-PL2
  • Ricoh GXR P10

This is a free update for all existing Bibble 5 owners.  Download the updated version here.

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

Artensoft Photo Collage Maker 1.0

Artensoft has introduced its Photo Collage Maker 1.0 software that can automatically generate photo collages to create a mosaic photograph. In essence, you start with your own photo and then designate the types and number of tiles, along with other options.  Photo Collage Maker 1.0 then assembles your collage based on this info.

The software is Windows only, and comes pre-packaged with source image sets for designing your photo collage.  Photo Collage Maker 1.0 currently sales for $27.99.  A trial version is available for download.

You can read more about Photo Collage Maker 1.0 on Artensoft’s website.

DxO Optics Pro Adds Support for Pentax K-5, Sony NEX-5 and NEX-3

DxO Optics Pro version 6.5.2 is now available with added RAW support for the Pentax K-5, and Sony NEX-5 and NEX-3. Additionally, the new version adds 50 new DxO Optics Modules for Canon, Nikon Pentax and Sony cameras.  The update is available at DxO’s website.

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

Photo Mechanic Review

Photo Mechanic is solid piece of photo organization software.  It is not an image editor, but it’s just as critical to your workflow if you shoot a lot of photos.  Camera Bits (the maker of Photo Mechanic) says, “Photo Mechanic sets out to be the most useful Photo Workflow Software on the market today.  It does this by being logical in operation, intuitive in use and, most importantly of all, performing its functions as quickly as possible.”

All those things are true, but that last part “. . . as quickly as possible” is what makes Photo Mechanic such a hit for me.

Ever shoot a few hundred or a few thousand images in a day?  Do you shoot in RAW format and hate waiting for the those 100% previews to load in Lightroom?  Do you need to view your photos faster?  If you said “yes” to any of these, then you will see an immediate benefit to putting Photo Mechanic in your workflow. [Read more…]