Adobe to Offer Creative Suite Subscriptions for $50/mo

Adobe Creative Cloud - Everything You Need

Adobe is about to shake things up a bit with a new subscription model for its Creative Suite applications.  Adobe has kinda soured the milk recently with its decision to cut upgrades for earlier versions of its software (which it later rescinded for this upgrade cycle), so I’m curious to see how all of this shakes out. [Read more...]

Alien Skin Exposure 4 Released

Light Leak After

Exposure 4 Light Leak

Following up on the preview of Exposure 4 from last week, Alien Skin has officially released Exposure 4, which is a plug-in for Photoshop CS4+, Elements 9+ and Lightroom 2+.

Exposure 4 allows for post-processing photos with a number of film presets, texture overlays, light leaks and more.  Check out the preview video below.

Exposure 4 is available direct from Alien Skin’s website.  It costs $249 for the full version.  Upgrades from any prior version of Exposure is $99.  Exposure 3 users who bought in since November 2011 can get the Exposure 4 upgrade for free.

More details in the press release below. [Read more...]

Alien Skin Exposure 4 Preview

The above video shows off a preview of processing a glamour photo with Alien Skin Exposure 4.

I’ll pass along full details once the software is officially released later this month.  Exposure 4 will run $249 for the full version, or $99 for upgrades from Exposure 3.  If you’ve bought Exposure 3 since November, the upgrade is free.

Also, check out Alien Skin’s Exposure page for updates.

Nikon D4 Only Days Away?

Nikon D4

The latest leaks and rumors peg the Nikon D4 for unveiling just prior to CES 2012.  A Nikon press invitation (see below) suggests something big is happening on January 6 and Nikon Rumors is convinced that the Nikon D4 with its 16MP FX sensor, XQD card format and lightning-fast frame rate of 11 fps is what’s coming.

That, and the above photo is of the real Nikon D4. [Read more...]

Last Minute Year-End Deals

Lexar 32GB SDHC Card

If you’re looking for a nice little year-end tax deduction, or you just want to save a buck on some camera gear, we’ve got you covered.  Here are a few great deals that expire today.

Lexar 32GB Class 10 SDHC card – $32.95
(just ordered one for myself)  Class 10 speed rating with a maximum transfer speed of 15MB/s.  A very good (probably the best you’ll find) price for a competent 32GB memory card.  This card is good for all HD video cameras and still images on digital cameras up to entry-level DSLRs.  If you want to know the ins and outs of what the SD card speed ratings and classifications mean, check out Demystifying SD Cards.

Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM – $1974
This deal has popped up and down a handful of times over the past couple months.  For now, it looks like it will come to an end tonight. [Read more...]