At PhotoPlus 2011, I sat down with one of the software developers at DxO Labs to talk about the recently introduced DxO FilmPack 3, which is photo processing software that emulates the look of classic film types. [Read more...]
Automatic Duck has changed its focus since the big partnership announcement with Adobe. As a result of the inability to provide the level of support that the company has provided in the past, Pro Import AE, Pro Import FCP and Pro Export FCP (both versions, for FCP7 and FCPX) are available at no charge.
You can find them on Automatic Duck’s relaunched website.
For those of you on the fence about Topaz’s new B&W Effects plug-in for Photoshop, Lightroom and Aperture, the introductory price on it expires next week.
It’s $29.99 now (with coupon code “bwandbeyond”), but will go up to $59.99 next week on October 3. You can also still check out the free trial to see if it’s for you.
Topaz Labs’ latest plug-in, B&W Effects, is now available for Photoshop, Lightroom, Aperture or Photoshop Elements.
B&W Effects is equipped with a number of presets that provide you with a solid starting point for generating a black and white image. You can also create a black and white image using only the manual controls – or do something in between by tweaking the preset to your liking. [Read more...]
Alien Skin recently released its new Snap Art 3 Photoshop plug-in that turns photos into paintings or sketches. Snap Art 3 uses Alien Skin’s new intelligent stroke placement for clean edges and nature stroke patterns.
See a short intro in Alien Skin’s video below. [Read more...]
onOne Software’s Perfect Layers 1 for Adobe Lightroom is now available. [Read more...]
Topaz Labs recently unveiled its new Lens Effects plug-in for Photoshop. Lens Effects allows you to apply depth of field effects and other effects to your images during post processing. Lens Effects uses a depth map for fine tuning out of focus areas, which helps make the depth of field look more natural and optical-based. [Read more...]
Bokeh 2 is a plug-in from Alien Skin that allows you to create all kinds of focus effects and vignettes. As with other plug-ins from Alien Skin, Bokeh 2 is now updated to deliver full 64-bit support with Photoshop CS5 (it also works with Lightroom 3). And, it is quite peppy even with my aging Windows Vista machine.
Software products often tend to get pushed back in the review cycle in favor of camera reviews here on Photography Bay, which is a bit of a shame for the cool stuff like Bokeh 2. When I got around to actually putting Bokeh 2 to use, I was really amazed at the power that it gives you to take your images so far beyond what is practical when using Photoshop or Lightroom alone. [Read more...]
Tamron has developed an aperture correction plug-in for use with RAW image workflows in Adobe Photoshop CS5, Camera RAW and Lightroom 3. The new plug-in is designed for a number of Tamron lenses.
More details on the plug-in, including a full list of lenses, in the press release below. [Read more...]
Alien Skin has released the Exposure 3 plug-in for Photoshop CS5 with full 64-bit support, and tight Lightroom integration that does not require Photoshop. Exposure 3 retails for $249, and owners of prior versions of Exposure can upgrade for $99.
More details in the press release below. [Read more...]