Really Nice Images Updates Film Presets for Lightroom

Really Nice Images

Really Nice Images announced it has released a new generation of it’s film-emulating preset package ‘All Films’ for Adobe Lightroom users. After studying a number of archive samples, Really Nice Images recreated some really old film looks like Kodachrome from the edge 50s and 60s or Agfa Chrome from 70s. [Read more...]

Topaz photoFXlab Only $29.99 for 1 More Day

Topaz photoFXlab

Topaz photoFXlab Interface

Topaz is about to wrap up its $50 off deal on its new photoFXlab.  After that, the price goes up to $79.99.  Use the coupon code “FXlab” through 7/31/12 to get photoFXlab for $29.99.

Topaz photoFXlab is a standalone application that can also be accessed as a plugin. It allows you to work with layers of Topaz effects in a single interface.  More details are available on Topaz’s website.

Adobe Lightroom 4 Launches at $149, Upgrades Only $79

Adobe Lightroom 4

Adobe Lightroom 4 is officially out of the gate after a brief leak last week.  The price for the full version at launch is $149 (half off the $299 list).  Upgrades drop $20 less, down to $79.

If you’ve been following along with the beta release, then you have a pretty good idea what Lightroom 4 is like; however, we’ll hit the highlights below for those wondering what all the fuss is about. [Read more...]

Apple Aperture 2.1 – Now With Plug-In Compatibility

Apple has released an updated version of Aperture, which features open plug-in compatibility. This means that you can expect to see third-party plug-ins like Nik’s Viveza and PictureCode’s Noise Ninja in Aperture soon. It’s great to see a streamlined RAW-processing program like Aperture opened up. Hopefully, Adobe will do the same with Lightroom soon. [Read more...]

Apple Releases Aperture 2

Aperture 2Earlier today Apple announced the release of Aperture 2, which is the follow-up to Apples original streamlined RAW image editor. At $100, Aperture 2 is a force to be reckoned with and could attract a few photographers that are in a coin-tossing mode between Aperture and Adobe Lightroom. The new, improved Aperture 2 has over 100 new features.  Update:  Also available for $189 from Amazon.  Some of the highlighted features are as follows:

  • Image adjustment controls such as Highlight Recovery, Definition, Vibrancy, and Vignette
  • Retouch tool with soft-edged brush to remove unwanted elements from photos.
  • Next-generation RAW image processing for highest-quality images
  • Quick Preview mode for rapid-fire photo browsing
  • Simplified user interface that maximizes screen space and provides direct access to your iPhoto library from within Aperture
  • Integration with .Mac Web Gallery to instantly publish your photos, allowing visitors to view and download images [Read more...]