Apple Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 5.06

Aperture 3

Apple has issued an update to Digital Camera RAW to version 5.06, which adds RAW image compatibility for the following cameras to Aperture 3 and iPhoto ’11.

You can download the update from Apple’s website.

Adobe Releases Guide for Moving from Aperture to Lightroom

Switch from Aperture to Lightroom

With the recent news that Apple is killing off Aperture, many users are flocking to Adobe Lightroom, while others are waiting it out to see what Apple has in store with its new Photos app due in OS X 10.10 Yosemite.

In the mean time, Adobe has created a guide for those who are interested in transitioning from Aperture to Lightroom. You can download the guide here on Adobe’s website. While Adobe pushes pretty heavy for the Creative Cloud Photography plan on the page where you find the guide, you can still buy a perpetual license for Lightroom.

Corel Takes Another Stab at Lightroom’s Market Share with AfterShot Pro 2

AfterShot Pro 2

Corel AfterShot Pro was hyped as a serious Lightroom competitor when it was announced over two years ago. While the program received a few updates along the way, it was quickly forgotten and written off by most photographers. Adobe’s Lightroom and Apple’s Aperture were just too well oiled to let AfterShot Pro in the door. However, that hasn’t stopped Corel from building a better version of AfterShot Pro. [Read more...]

Perfect Photo Suite 8.5 Released

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onOne Software has released Perfect Photo Suite 8.5, which includes speed and productivity enhancements to the Perfect Photo Suite’s Browse module, improved performance with the Perfect Eraser tool, and enhanced masking support in Perfect Effects and Perfect Layers. RAW file support is also included with the Standard Edition in version 8.5.

Perfect Photo Suite 8.5 has grown into a full-featured photo editor, which works as a plug-in with Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, and Apple Aperture, as well as a standalone app. 

Perfect Photo Suite 8.5 includes 8 integrated photo processing applications, described by onOne below. [Read more...]

Apple Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 5.03 Now Available

Aperture 3

Apple has issued an update to Digital Camera RAW to version 5.03, which adds RAW image support for the Canon EOS M2 in Aperture 3 and iPhoto ’11. The update also resolves an issue that prevented lens correction from working properly with Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 images and address a color cast issue on some Olympus OM-D E-M1 images.

The update is available through the Mac App Store’s “Updates” tab.

Topaz B&W Effects 50% Off Sale Ending Soon

Topaz BW Effects

Topaz B&W Effects 50% off sale ends next week on November 19 (it’s $29.99 vs. $59.99 regularly).

B&W Effects is a black and white plugin for Photoshop, Lightroom and Aperture – or it works standalone with Topaz’s photoFXlab app.

For the B&W Effects 50% off sale price, use the promo code novbw at checkout on Topaz Labs’ website.

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.