TiltShift for Mac OSX review @ DOP

"We did a few tests and it did a nice job. If you retouch larger areas it may take its time. Be aware that this app is not color managed (maybe best to use with RGB images). If you know your original color space you can likly just assign it back to the resulting image." . . . read more

Automating Photoshop By Ellen Anon

"What if I told you that by the end of this article I could drastically boost your Photoshop productivity? Interested? That's actually not an exaggeration if you've never taken advantage of Photoshop's actions and batch processing tools. If you find yourself repeatedly performing the same (often mindless) tasks in Photoshop one step at a time, I'm going to show you a better way to work. . . . read more

My favorite iPhone Photo App–Tadaa!…and it’s FREE By Steve Huff

"Long story short? Tadaa is a pretty damn amazing app that not only has the best filters I have seen in an app like this, it has the nicest interface and coolest social aspect as well. I mentioned this app on my Facebook a couple week ago and gained over 100 followers overnight. This concept . . . read more

10 awesome apps for iPhoneography @ MatadorGoods

"IT’S NO SECRET that iPhones can take some pretty great photos, which is a godsend for many travelers out there who are either too bogged down by gear or too intimidated to work with more advanced cameras.  . . . read more

Lightroom free presets: Faded series by Sean McCormack

"Hey folks, with Lightroom 4 Beta's new RGB curves, I've knocked out some free presets for you:

Faded Yellow, to give an old time look. . . . read more

OnOne Perfect Photo Suite 6 review @ PDNonline

"Perfect Portrait 1 is a welcome addition to the suite. Though it’s not quite as sophisticated as some competing portrait programs—my favorite is still Portraiture from Imagenomic—it’s pretty darn good for a first effort.  . . . read more

Digikam:The Best Photo Management App for Linux @ Lifehacker

"DigiKam is designed for the more professional side of photographers, supporting tons of features for managing large libraries, editing your photos, and exporting them to other services. It's by far the most feature-filled photo manager on Linux, which easily puts it into the top slot. You . . . read more

Olympus releases PEN E-P3, E-PL3 and E-PM1 firmware update

This update fixes just one thing, "Improves focal length display for electric zoom lenses."

Perfect Layers 2 - The Perfect Add-on To Lightroom @ Photoshopsupport

"OnOne has been making excellent plugins for years and continues to lead the pack with their innovative and friendly user interfaces. Plugins are meant to reduce the work load, and Perfect Layers is going to be a huge time-saver for professional photographers who need the extra power of . . . read more

Photodex released ProShow Gold 5

Photodex Press Release:


Austin, TX – January 17, 2011 –
Photodex today announced version 5 of its award-winning ProShow Gold and ProShow Producer products. ProShow is an intuitive software tool that lets 

Will Lightroom 4 Be Worth The Upgrade Cost? @ DPS

"The improvements in Spot Removal mimic the improvements they made in the DNG fast loading technique. A step back…Adobe adjusted how they create the DNG files upon important to allow the vital image information to load first. In the past the whole file had to be loaded before you . . . read more

Corel AfterShot Pro (ex Bibble 5) review @ Photoreview.au

"Corel says its AfterShot Pro XMP files are slightly different from those of its rivals so they can't be over-written by - or over-write - settings applied in other applications. Users can also create standard XMP files that other applications will read. . . . read more

Famous Black and White Photos turned into colour

The colourizing is done by Swedish artist Sanna Dullaway. In her own words: "I did not want to "improve" nor "replace" the photos I DID colourize as some of you may think. I just wanted to show you a new perspective of the black & white old world, it used to be in colour, too. I thought famous photos would touch most hearts. Focus on the photos, not me." . . . read more

DxO Optics Pro: New lens/camera combinations

DxO Optics Pro: New lens/camera combinations 18/01/2012

82 new lens / camera combinations have been added to the DxO Optics Modules library, providing supports for Nikon, Olympus, Pentax, Sony, and Zeiss lenses, for Canon, Nikon, Fuji, Olympus, Pentax, and  . . . read more

AKVIS Refocus v.1.5: Improve Your Blurred Photos!

I don't know if this gets better results than using a Lytro camera, but it sure can't be worse.

"The software improves sharpness of out of focus images. The program can process the entire photo or bring into focus only the selected part . . . read more

Lightroom 4 Soft-proofing explained and explored @ Earthboundlight.com

"When you enable soft proofing, the normal dark image background will be replaced with a light background. If "Simulate Paper & Ink" is turned on, the background attempts to simulating paper white rather than pure white for a more accurate preview. The success of such an attempt . . . read more

Panasonic Firmware Update for Lumix DMC-GX1 and G Vario 100-300mm f/4.0-5.6 Lens


Panasonic have announced a new firmware update for Lumix DMC-GX1 and Lumix G Vario 100-300mm f/4.0-5.6 MEGA OIS (H-FS100300). To be available in the end of January 2012

5 Top Tips for Working with Gimp @ DPS

Too cheap to buy Photoshop and too proud to pirate evaluate it? Use Gimp!

"Gimp makes it dead simple to round the corners of an image. To do this, choose Filters > Décor > Rounded Corners. A dialog will open. Select . . . read more

acdsee Pro 5 review @ PcPro

"Converting our image library from version 4 to 5 wasn’t as easy as we’d hoped. A wizard handled the process automatically, but the message “This may take a few minutes” was an understatement. Five hours of inactivity later, we gave up and forced the application to quit. After . . . read more

BreezeBrowser Pro v1.9.7.1 released


This release includes the following changes: 
Added the display of optional title or ad images when running slideshows using BreezeViewer

New Lightroom 4 Presets – The HDR “Look” @ Lightroom Killer tips

"I knew right from the start that I was going to create a preset that simulated an HDR “look”, so here’s my first one. There’s 3 different versions of it (Light, Medium, and Strong) and each has a few of the new sliders incorporated into it as well as some other settings. As always, let everyone . . . read more

Lightroom 4 beta review @ Computer-Darkroom

"Importing images is an aspect of Lightroom that users have always found wanting. Beta 4 improves things a bit but probably still has some ways to go before it's nearly as slick as the competition. That said, the changes that have been implemented are to be welcomed. For example, you can . . . read more

Adobe Lightroom 4 Beta review @ Pcmag

"A built-in map for geo-tagged photos has been available in Apple's competing Aperture ($79.99, 4.5 stars) and even iPhoto apps for more than a year. Of course, my iPhone records location data with the image file for photos snapped with the phone, and photos imported from it . . . read more

Lightroom 4 beta review by Paul D.

Lightroom 2, whilst not perfect, was streamlined. Lightroom 3 added some useful functionality,  but as a result, started to feel ever so slightly bloated. Although Lightroom 4 adds new modules, it also simplifies and improves existing ones, in the process eliminating this bloat. Once again it . . . read more

Image Blender Review @ Macworld

"Image Blender does exactly as its name states: Blends two different images together with a few taps. It’s as easy as picking two images from your Camera Roll and adjusting the app’s built-in blending slider. But if you’re looking to take some time to play around and create more unusual . . . read more

How to Add a Photo Border in Lightroom @ DPS

"One hidden feature of the Lightroom print module is the ability to add a frame to an image. In this post I’ll show you how to add a frame to an image before exporting it as a JPEG image ready for uploading to the web or printing.  . . . read more

Making Books in Lightroom 4 @ Pixiq

"My first 40 pages eBook made in Lightroom 4 is the best way to explain readers what the program can do. Get this free eBook now!" . . . read more

Corel continues shopping spree, aquires Roxio

When Canucks have got money to burn they buy some burning software. Now, If they combine Roxio  with Bibble and angry birds they may have a killer in their hands. Corel Press release:

DxO Optics Pro: New lens / camera combinations


72 new lens / camera combinations have been added to the DxO Optics Modules library, providing supports for Canon, Nikon,Sigma, Tamron, Olympus, Panasonic, Pentax, and Sony lenses, for Canon, Nikon, Fuji, Olympus, Panasonic, Pentax, and Sony cameras. . . . read more

Nik software Snapseed now available in Mac Store @ TNW

"Instagram users will be familiar with Snapseed’s Grunge, Vintage, Tilt & Shift, and Drama filters but the app has launched with more than that. The Mac app delivers a ‘Tune Image’ feature that can quickly correct photos in low-light conditions, add depth . . . read more

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