Perfect Photo Suite 8 Beta Still Free Through Nov. 26

Perfect Photo Suite 8

onOne Software’s Perfect Photo Suite 8 is in its final beta version prior to the November 26 launch of the new version. The program is works as a plugin to Aperture, Lightroom, Photoshop and Photoshop Elements. It can also be used as a standalone for editing images from start to finish. You can download the beta here at onOne Software’s website.

You can purchase Perfect Photo Suite 8 as a standalone app for $79.95. If you want the plug-in version only, it costs $129.95. The Premium Edition works as a plug-in and standalone application for $299.95. onOne Software is offering a pre-order price for $179.95. More details here at onOne Software’s website.

Topaz ReMask 50% Off Sale Through Oct. 31

Topaz ReMask

Topaz Remask is on sale for 50% off through October 31, 2013, which makes it only $34.99.

If you aren’t familiar with the plugin, ReMask is Topaz’s tool to help make selections in Photoshop for selective adjustments, removing unwanted objects, replacing backgrounds or repositioning elements.

At checkout, use the promo code: octremask 

Get it here on Topaz Labs’ website.

DxO Optics Pro v8.3.2 Adds Support for Canon 70D and Sony RX1R

DxO Optics Pro 8

DxO Labs has updated DxO Optics Pro 8 to version 8.3.2, which adds support for Canon 70D and Sony RX1R files. Additionally, DxO Optics Pro 8.3.2 adds several new DxO Optics Modules for 445 new camera/lens combinations in its library.

This upgrade is free for all owners of DxO Optics Pro 8, as well as for all photographers who acquired a DxO Optics Pro 7 license on or after September 1, 2012.

Find out more about DxO Optics Pro 8 on the DxO Labs website.

Corel AfterShot Pro for $12.99 – Deal Alert

Corel AfterShot Pro

Amazon has Corel AfterShot Pro available for Mac download for $12.99. AfterShot Pro is a Lightroom competitor that allows for RAW file processing and image management. You can read my initial impressions of AfterShot Pro here. AfterShot Pro was updated this past summer with 37 new cameras supported for RAW file processing. Check it out here on Amazon.com.

Google+ Goes RAW; Better Conversion Now Supports Over 70 Cameras . . . Look Out Adobe!

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Google+ added improved RAW file to JPEG conversion for over 70 cameras (including new cameras like the Nikon D800 and Nikon 1 J3). Additionally, you can always access your RAW files from the cloud if you need the original on a local drive.

I think this is a big, dang deal. While everyone is stirring for an Adobe competitor to come out of the woodwork with a perpetual license alternative to Photoshop, Google is quietly sneaking up with its acquisition of Nik and just continues to nudge out releases of photo editing, archive and sharing support via Google+. [Read more...]