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…]


ACDSee Photo Manager 12 Released

ACDSee has released Photo Manager 12, which is designed to help users sort, share and manage their images, both online and off-line.  Photo Manager 12 retails for $69.95 and is available as an update to existing users for $35.

Additional details in the press release below.

ACDSee Photo Manager 12 Press Release

VICTORIA, British Columbia – April 22, 2010 – A new decade brings new and powerful features to ACDSee™ Photo Manager 12, the latest version of ACD Systems International Inc.’s easy-to-use photo software designed for people who need speed and flexibility when managing their photos and creative projects. [Read more…]

Adobe Photoshop Hits Twenty

Adobe Photoshop 1.0

Adobe Photoshop turns 20 tomorrow, February 19, 2010.  It’s kind of amazing to think that it’s been around for that long.  While DSLRs really just began to flourish 5 or 6 years ago, Photoshop has been kicking for four times as long.  There is a whole lot of celebrating and special events coinciding with Photoshop’s 20th anniversary.  There are plenty of links in the press release below that can point you to ways to connect with the Photoshop community if you’re interested. [Read more…]

Shape Collage – Free Automatic Photo Collage Maker

Shape Collage is one of those programs that makes you go: “Cool!”  I can’t believe I hadn’t heard of this program before I received an email today from the Shape Collage creator.

You can watch the above video or read Vincent’s explanation of the program below. [Read more…]