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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Apr 27, 2007 0 comments

Alien Skin Software has released the Eye Candy Effects Collection, a bundle of
the award-winning Eye Candy, Xenofex, and Snap Art plug-ins for Adobe Photoshop
and other image editors. The Eye Candy Effects Collection includes 54 special
effects filters with over 1000 one-click settings. The Eye Candy Effects Collection
includes full versions of five Alien Skin plug-in titles: Eye Candy 5: Impact,
Eye Candy 5: Nature, Eye Candy 5: Textures, Xenofex 2, and Snap Art. These filters
allow digital artists and graphic designers to create chrome, fire, smoke, lightning,
clouds, comics and dozens of other effects with a single click.

Extensive example images, product reviews, and free, 30 day demos for each title
are available at the Alien Skin Website,

Alien Skin will release Universal versions of all their plug-ins soon. All customers
who purchase the Eye Candy Effects Collection will receive free updates when they
become available.

Pricing and Availability: Purchased separately, these plug-ins are valued at $575.
The Eye Candy Effects Collection sells for an estimated street price of $399.
Online delivery is available at the Alien Skin website:
The Eye Candy Effects Collection is also available worldwide through stores, catalogs
and resellers.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: May 08, 2007 0 comments

Alien Skin Software has released Macintosh Universal updates for all their
Photoshop plug-ins: Snap Art, BlowUp, Exposure, Eye Candy 5: Textures, Eye Candy
5: Nature, Eye Candy 5: Impact, Xenofex 2, Image Doctor, and Splat!. These updates
are compatible with the upcoming Photoshop CS3 release from Adobe Systems, Inc.
Alien Skin's Universal plug-ins provide a significant performance increase
on Intel-based Macintosh computers.


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Press Release Posted: Jul 23, 2013 4 comments
Alien Skin Software announced the immediate availability of Exposure® 5, the new version of its flagship photography effects software. Exposure 5 enables digital photographers to achieve accurate film simulation, using a wide range of creative effects in a simple interface. Significantly, Exposure 5 can be used as a plug-in with popular host software or as a stand-alone program for even greater flexibility.
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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jul 15, 2005 0 comments

Alien Skin Software has announced the release of Eye Candy 5: Impact, a set
of 10 plug-in filters for Adobe Photoshop and other compatible host programs.
Impact creates chrome, bevels, glass buttons, perspective shadows, and more.
The third of three upgrades to Eye Candy 4000, Impact features three new filters--Backlight,
Brushed Metal and Extrude--and seven reincarnated Eye Candy classics. Graphic
designers, digital photographers, and Web content creators will appreciate Impact's
versatile and beautifully rendered effects.


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Press Release Posted: Nov 09, 2009 0 comments

Alien Skin Software has announced the immediate availability of Blow Up 2.0.3, the new version of its photo resizing plug-in for Adobe Photoshop and Photoshop Elements.  Blow Up 2.0.3 is a free update for owners of Blow Up 2.0.0 or later.  Simply installing the latest demo of Blow Up from the Alien Skin Software Web site will upgrade an existing installation of Blow Up 2 to version 2.0.3.

Blow Up 2.0.3 comes with two Photoshop CS4 panels that are accessed in the Window->Extensions menu.  These panels can be moved and docked just like Photoshop’s built-in panels, such as the Layers palette.  The first of these is the Startup Panel which makes common output sizes and paper types available with a single click.  The Startup Panel can also start Blow Up’s full interface with a single click rather than navigating into Photoshop’s menus.

The other Photoshop CS4 panel installed with Blow Up 2.0.3 is the Gallery Wrap Panel.  This panel prepares images for printing on canvas that is stretched around the outside of a wood frame.  This popular mounting technique requires extending an image to cover the sides of the frame, which can be a confusing and tedious process.  The Gallery Wrap Panel provides full control over this process while taking care of all the technical details.  The resulting image is ready to send to professional printing companies such as APC (


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Press Release Posted: Dec 06, 2013 0 comments
Alien Skin Software has announced Snap Art 4, the new version of its artistic natural media application for photographers. Snap Art 4 transforms a photo into a beautiful work of art that looks completely handcrafted. It features a redesigned user interface and improved speed. Snap Art 4 can be used as a plug-in with popular host software or as a standalone program for even greater flexibility.
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Ron Leach Posted: Sep 28, 2016 0 comments

Alienskin has introduced Exposure X2, a powerful new version of their affordable Raw photo editing/organizing software. Intended to be a more complete, all-in-one package than ever, it can be used as a standalone solution or as a plugin for Adobe Lightroom or Photoshop.

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Posted: Jan 27, 2006 0 comments

Photographer Sebastião Salgado has raised the money to plant 120,000
trees as part of a project to preserve the Brazilian rainforest, with the auction
of an all-titanium Leica model which fetched $107,500--a new world record
for cameras built after 1945. The highest bid at the Viennese camera auction
was made over the telephone by a collector from Thailand. The LEICA M7 with
the special serial number 3,000,000 was awarded to Salgado by Leica Camera AG,
Solms in honor of his extensive photographic work.


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Press Release Posted: Sep 09, 2010 0 comments

International Supplies has announced today the launch of a camera protection system, called Camera Duck, which allows photographers and videographers to protect their cameras from harsh weather conditions.


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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Feb 08, 2007 0 comments

The Freestyle Creative Center for Photography is proud to host a premier showing
of Holga images by Freestyle Advisory Board member Michelle Bates, titled “Toying With Creativity”. Michelle is a champion of the alternative (or "toy")
camera genre, noted especially for her work with the all-plastic Holga camera.
Her award-winning pictures have been featured and published across the nation,
most recently in her new book "Plastic Cameras: Toying with Creativity,"
considered by many the definitive primer for the world of toy camera photography.
Michelle's images evoke a multitude of emotions, from poignant to whimsical
to ethereal. They are a throwback to days when photography was considered more
of a joyous activity than a specialized craft.


Joe Routon Posted: Jul 09, 2013 Published: Jun 01, 2013 1 comments

After a grueling three-day walk, an elderly farmer, hobbling with the aid of two gnarly walking sticks, finally arrived at the hospital in Ometepec. The long distance and oppressive Mexican heat were not his only obstacles—the insidious cataracts that were slowly robbing him of his vision made his trek a precarious journey. A young mother, who had been sightless for several years, gave birth to a child. She had nursed her, raised her, and loved her, without ever seeing her face.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jul 03, 2007 0 comments

Aluratek, Inc. has announced a new lineup of a high resolution Digital Photo
Frame with built-in memory that comes in three different models. The 10.5-inch
frames are available in traditional brown and black modernistic style. Both
10.5-inch models feature 256MB built-in memory and video resolutions of 1024
x 768 . In addition to allowing users to conveniently view and print quality
pictures by directly inserting their camera's or camcorder's digital
media card or USB thumb drive, the built-in 256MB flash media also lets them
transfer favorite digital files directly from their computer--quickly and
easily, without any software.


Barry Tanenbaum Posted: Jun 24, 2016 0 comments

I got the idea for this how-to story from something the Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist David Hume Kennerly said to me: “Believe me, the challenge of photography is not going to France for the first time and photographing the Eiffel Tower. The challenge is really seeing and then photographing the stuff that’s familiar and ordinary, stuff we see all the time but never really observe or give much attention.”

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Oct 20, 2015 0 comments

Nikon brings the world eye-to-eye with a honey bee, awarding first place of its annual Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition to Australian Ralph Grimm for his close-up image of a bee eye covered in dandelion pollen. Grimm’s winning image is visually striking and brings to light just how little is understood about how these insects see the world.

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Ron Leach Posted: Mar 25, 2014 1 comments
For the past year or so some industry analysts have been ringing the death knell for digital point-and-shoot cameras and their larger and more sophisticated cousins—the interchangeable-lens mirrorless cameras. The narrative goes like this: As camera phones become more and more advanced, and offer a wider array of photocentric accessories, compact cameras and mirrorless models will fall by the wayside. Professionals and “serious” photographs will stick with full-size “system” DSLRs, while everyone else will grab a smartphone when they wish to take a photograph.