image editing

GIMP Book

GIMP 2.8 for Photographers is a new book from designer and photographer Klaus Goelker, which teaches photographers how to leverage the open source GIMP 2.8, which runs on Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows, as an alternative to Photoshop.

GIMP 2.8 for Photographers is a beginner’s guide to the GIMP; topics include the new user interface and tools, the basics of image editing and simple adjustments, advanced techniques using layers and masks, developing RAW images, working with the improved text tool, and preparing high-quality black-and-white images.

GIMP 2.8 for Photographers retails for $39.95; however, it is currently available for $23.11 on Amazon.com.

It is also available as a Kindle Edition for $16.95 here on Amazon.

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Zoner HDR

Zoner Software has just released Zoner Photo Studio 14, which includes a number of new features.  Some of those key features include: [click to continue…]

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onOne's Photo Essentials 4

Photo Essentials 4 is a new plugin for Photoshop Elements 10.  It consists of 5 key tools to help make basic imaging editing tasks quicker and more accessible.

Details on the 5 core tools in Photo Essentials 4: [click to continue…]

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You learn something new everyday…  At least I did when I watched the above video on Photoshop CS5‘s sharpen tool that allows you to paint-in sharpening.  I’ve used layer masks for similar results, but I’m definitely going to be trying this tip out.

[via John Nack]

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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.

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