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...]

Totally Rad! Replichrome Lightroom Presets Takes Aim at VSCO

Replichrome

Totally Rad! recently released Replichrome, which is a collection of 134 film-look presets for Lightroom users that are targeted directly at fans of the popular VSCO presets. Totally Rad! set out to create a product that was clearly better than VSCO in nearly every important way:  more films, better accuracy, and a greater value. [Read more...]

Corel Releases 64-bit PaintShop Pro X6

PaintShop Pro X6 Ultimate

Corel recently updated PaintShop Pro with a 64-bit version. PaintShop Pro X6 now supports 64-bit processing and is proudly available from Corel as a perpetual license application, as communicated in Corel’s press release and in correspondence from Corel’s PR department (take that as a direct shot at Adobe’s Creative Cloud subscription-only licensing).

If’ you’ve been looking for Photoshop alternatives, this might be worth a closer inspection for the price and performance. It even opens your .PSD files if you drop your Photoshop subscription… [Read more...]