Photo Mechanic is a robust image organization program that provides nearly instant review of RAW images (even at 100% magnification) and normally retails for $150. In celebration of the company’s 15th anniversary, Photo Mechanic 4.6 will be available for $60 through April 30, 2011.
If you aren’t familiar with the software and how it fits in a photographer’s workflow, check out Photography Bay’s Photo Mechanic Review. You can purchase Photo Mechanic through Camera Bits’ website.
ACD Systems unveiled the latest version of its photo organization and sharing software. ACDSee Photo Manager 2009 has a number of new features, including a new import tool with extended categorization and tagging functions. The 2009 version also has a new set of upload tools that streamline the process of adding photos to Flickr and other sites. According to ACD, the changes are based on input from users.
ACD offers a free 30-day trial for ACDSee Photo Manager 2009. It’s available for purchase for $49.99 through ACD’s website. It is also available bundled with ACDSee Photo Editor 2008 for $79.99.
Most photographers have plenty of photos that they need to keep organized — and they upload more all the time. But what if you had a photo program that could use facial recognition and visual tagging to cut down on the work you have to do? That’s exactly what iLovePhotos does, even to the point of allowing you to set up automatic emails for tags.
Unfortunately, iLovePhotos is still in a private beta. You can request an invite on their site, though, and it seems likely that they’ll be sending out a batch of invites soon. The software was officially launched today at DEMOfall 08.