Onone Perfect Photo Suite 6 review @ Macworld.uk.

"Perfect Effects, as the name suggests, lets you add some pizazz to an image. Recommended for use after colour correction and retouching, but before sharpening or resizing, it offers a library of effects, with a gallery of thumbnail previews of their effect on your image. Multiple effects can be stacked to give a composite output – the individual effects can be reordered in the Effects Stack pane. . . . read more

AKVIS NatureArt v.4.0 released

Feel like you missed some detail, or mood during the last field trip?  NatureArt may make you become a better photographer help you out. Akvis Press Rrelease:

"AKVIS is excited to announce the upgrade of its program, AKVIS NatureArt, to Version 4.0. AKVIS NatureArt is . . . read more

Picasa version 3.9 is released

Big list of improvements:

Added ability to upload to Google+: share with circles, post pictures to your stream, and upload images . . . read more

Adobe posts Lightroom & Camera Raw 3.6 Final

Lots of bug fixes here. Some new cameras supported too: . . . read more

Most Popular Photography Tips, Tricks, and Hacks of 2011 @ Lifehacker

There's a little bit lot for every one in here:

"This was a great year for all things photography, with posts to help you behind the camera, . . . read more

X-Rite Announces Free Color Management Software Updates

Get your Munkis up to date :)

PR: X-Rite Announces Free Color Management Software Updates
ColorMunki Display, i1Profiler and i1Profiler D2LionEdition software now available as free downloads . . . read more

TOTW: The Lightroom Paintbrush Tool @ Earthboundlight.com

Useful stuff, right there: "It's easy to think that Lightroom can only do global changes to an image and that for targeted adjustments you need

Serif PhotoPlus X5 review @ Dpnow.com

Is the new Serif in town up to the task?  Can he face the resident villain duo in this area, Adobe and Corel? Well, Ian Burley says yes and no: "The first thing you notice about PhotoPlus X5 is its uncanny resemblance to Adobe Photoshop in basic layout. This

Confused by Lightroom? Piqix has some tips for you.

No, not by Adobe's pricing.update policy, but by the program itself: 

"Lightroom has the joy of being simple to start with, but still having hidden depths. Sometimes this means we see . . . read more

Top 10 Best Photography Android Apps @ Voicable

FTA:  "Whilst the iPhone 4 has seen phenomenal success in regards to its camera, the amount of manufacturers utilizing Android as their device’s operating system has inevitably resulted in Google’s mobile platform’s operating system being able to benefit from countless camera resolutions. VOICEABLE has compiled a list of . . . read more

OnOne Software Perfect Photo Suite 6 @ The HDR Image

Extensive photography software reviews of non-Adobe products are a rarity for some reason, here's one dissecting the perfect photo suite 6:

  . . . read more

OnOne Software Pefect Photo Suite 6 vs Totally Rad! RadLab @ NuWomb

"I’m really having a hard time thinking of some negative aspects.  I don’t know how much of a memory hog the stand alone product is because I’m not very technical like that.  I just know that it runs fine even after days of not restarting my iMac. . . . read more

Andrew Rodney tackles the "Why are my prints too dark" question.

Warning: Not for the easily bored, nor those that seek a quick fix! (Here's a quick fix:raise your gamma) Excerpt: "Many new LCD displays cannot achieve low cd/m2 values. Many users upgrading from the older and dimmer CRT displays try to calibrate these LCDs to 90 cd/m2 and find that these new LCDs simply can’t be calibrated to such low luminance.

Scott Kelby Q&A session about Creative Suite 5

Scotte promises to give us the facts, or most of them:   "Q. As a photographer what is the most compelling reason to consider an upgrade from CS4 to CS5? A. That’s a tough one, because it will be different for different photographers. I think a lot of folks will naturally want it to create HDR images, but I

Photoshop CS5 preview by Thomas Hawk

Photographers painting? What has this world come to?   "I’ve wanted to paint for years, but have never had the talent with a physical paint brush. I’ve tried various software solutions to paint digitally and never have they done what I want. Usually painting effects in digital imaging software come out more as cheesy filters, routinely and uniformly

Adobe Photoshop CS5 hands-on preview @ DPnow.com

There's a rain of cs5 previews and such falling upon us, this is the most "hands on" so far:   "Although the result is not perfect, it's remarkably close. In fact I was originally convinced that this picture would be a perfect example of how content ware fill would fail miserably. How wrong I was in this case."

Adobe launches Creative Suite 5

From a photographers (and not only) standpoint, this release is simply epic, both for the good guys ANd the bad ones :)   Adobe Press Release Adobe Launches Photo shop CS5 and Photoshop CS5 Extended

Adobe releases Lightroom 2.7 RC and Camera Raw 5.7

Just another interim step towards the much anticipated 3.0 release. This is new: Canon EOS 550D (Digital Rebel T2i/ EOS Kiss X4 Digital) Kodak Z981 Leaf Aptus-II 8 Leaf Aptus-II 10R Mamiya DM40 Olympus E-PL1 Panasonic G2 Panasonic G10 Sony A450 Lightroom 2.7 also fixes a slideshow playback bug on Windows could cause Lightroom and/or the computer to crash. Lightroom 2.7 camera raw cache limit has been raised to 200GB. Camera Raw 5.7 includes an updated demosaic algorithm designed to provide compatibility with settings applied in Lightroom 3

Bibble 5 final released

It may not be feature-complete, or even very stable, but damn, Bibblelabs got away with it just in time.This handy Press-Release was prepared for the occasion:   "Blazing Fast Photographic Workflow Including Complete Selective Editing, Photo Organization Tools, and RAW support for all the latest dSLR’s

"With an eye to the future, try raw photos today" by Stephen Shankland @ Cnet

A very good introduction to the wonderful world of RAW, including a peek at Lightroom 3.0 beta. Nice stuff:   "The big drawbacks of raw images are that the files are larger and that you can't share them easily until you've edited them with some kind of software. But here are some of the first advantages I found shooting raw.

Akvis Magnifier 3.0 released

Upsizing images is a science in itself. Although many photographers rely on Photoshop's built-it tool, many use a third-party software for this task. New to version 3.0:

- A new interface design.
- Added new measurement units to specify the size of the output image. In addition to pixels and per cent, it is now possible to set the size in . . . read more

Nikon Capture NX 2.2.4 update for Windows ONLY

Fixed/Added:   Compatibility with 32- and 64-bit versions of Windows 7 Home Basic/ Home Premium/ Professional/ Enterprise/ Ultimate has been added.  When run under 64-bit versions, the software operates as a 32-bit application. 

Adobe Digital camera RAW update 2.7

New cameras supported:    Canon PowerShot G11 Nikon D3S

Bibble 5 preview 3.3

Things seem to have started to move along on the Bibble front, with frequent and extensive updates rolling in. Changelog for v3.3:   - 0001543: [User Interface] Alt+Click to remove points interferes with default Linux global shortcut - 0001396: [-Other-] Problem renaming versions while importing that don't match their filename

Acdsee Pro 3 now compatible with windows 7, incompatible with Canon 7D

Apparently Acdsee doesn't think that pro photographers use the 7D, or they're unaware of its existence. It won't be the first time either...    ACDSee Pro 3 Compatible with Microsoft Windows 7 Pro photographers and advanced amateurs can be assured that the new ACDSee Pro 3 workflow management program from ACD Systems is 

Raw Developer 1.8.7 released

Irident Digital has released the latest version of it's Raw Developer for MacOS. Changes include:

ThumbsPlus Version 8 Beta 8 released

Version 8 adds among other things XMP support, Metadata (EXIF, XMP and IPTC) editing, single-file or batch, Unicode support throughout, SQLite3 database support, extensive user interface improvements and customization, keyboard shortcut configuration, level and curve support and improved database performance.

Acdsee pro beta 3 free download

From the looks of it (and after a lot of playing around) the latest incarnation of Acdsee Pro deserves a try. It's stable, almost fully featured and pretty fast. And hey, it's free...as long as it is in the beta stage: Acd Systems press-release: "ACDSee Pro 3 Fulfills Photographers’ Need for Speed, Flexibility and Value

Bibble 5 stuck in developement hell?

bibble5 We really hate to see Bibble 5 included in the vaporware of the year list, but this thing was first announced more than 2 years ago. from the Bibble team: Hello Bibble Friends and Customers, As you likely know, we've been working on our next generation Photographic Workflow application Bibble 5 for a while,

Picasa for Windows 3.1 Build 70.71

Publisher's Description: Picasa automatically finds and organizes all of your pictures including: jpeg, tiff, bmp, psd, and standard camera movie files. Sending pictures with e-mail used to mean five steps just to get it right. Picasa lets you pick the size and then automatically attaches your pictures. Browse through all your pictures and view slideshows of your albums with the click of a button.
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