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Ron Leach  |  Oct 25, 2017  |  1 comments

Back in June, photographers were dismayed to learn that Google was no longer planning to support or update their popular Nik Collection of free image-editing software. This morning, however, DXO Labs announced they have acquired the widely used suite of Photoshop and Lightroom plugins, with an update to be forthcoming in mid-2018.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Dec 09, 2016  |  0 comments

Last week we explored seven great photo gifts under $100. If you missed that installment, you can find it here. This week we take it down a notch in price, but truth be told, this collection of goodies is just as cool—if not cooler—than the last one.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jun 19, 2019  |  0 comments

Hasselblad just introduced an array of new additions to its medium format camera product line including the X1D II 50C camera, the XCD 3,5-4,5/35-75 zoom lens and Phocus Mobile 2 software. Hasselblad also revealed development details on the upcoming CFV II 50C digital back and 907X camera body.

Jack Neubart  |  Aug 08, 2012  |  First Published: Jul 01, 2012  |  1 comments

Attempting to make the HDR process more user-friendly, the newly updated HDR Expose and Photoshop-dedicated plug-in 32 Float, now both in Version 2, largely share the same features and enhancements. As I see it, the improvements center mainly on workflow—reason enough to upgrade, in my opinion, and reason enough to consider these as serious tools for HDR work. Both are available from Unified Color Technologies.

Press Release  |  Jul 22, 2014  |  0 comments

Unified Color Technologies announced HDR Expose 3.1, a significant update to its standalone HDR image processing software. HDR Expose 3.1’s newest features, including faster merge and alignment tools, improved de-ghosting algorithms, a new panorama batch processing assist mode and a redesigned merge dialog, are designed to optimize any photographers’ HDR workflow and efficiently produce, high-quality, true color HDR images.

Jack Neubart  |  Mar 19, 2012  |  First Published: Feb 01, 2012  |  3 comments

The merge to HDR process has for too long been a mystery wrapped inside an enigma. That cloak of mystery is one giant step closer to being removed thanks to HDR Express, from Unified Color Technologies (www.unifiedcolor.com). While this software greatly simplifies the process, successful HDR merges don’t just happen when you click a button. There is some planning involved.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 19, 2016  |  0 comments

Back in 1987, the Knoll brothers created a program they called “Display” that was intended for creating special effects in films. A year later they renamed the product “Photoshop,” and after showing it to Adobe the iconic brand was born.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Dec 24, 2018  |  0 comments

Here’s a quick Photoshop tip from Aaron Nace of Phlearn. Have you ever shot an image and, for whatever reason, you just aren’t satisfied with the color? Maybe it looks too washed out or, by contast, too saturated? Or maybe the color looks just plain off.

Seth Shostak  |  May 31, 2016  |  0 comments

Panoramas are easy to wish for, but, until recently, were not easy to get. To shoot high-quality panos often required special cameras that could rotate their lens while simultaneously advancing an aperture slit across a curved film plane.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Dec 24, 2019  |  0 comments

We've been singing the praises of Luminar software for some time now and now photographer and YouTuber Pierre T. Lambert has discovered it as well. In the below video, he shows you how to make your photos epic in under two minutes while using the new Luminar 4 program.

Jack Neubart  |  Aug 02, 2012  |  First Published: Jun 01, 2012  |  2 comments

CES is not a big imaging software show as evidenced by the short list of new products, though we did find a new camera profiling tool, updated monitor calibration tools, an old favorite Raw converter brought back to life under a new name, and software for editing on the fly and sharing photos.

 

ArcSoft introduced a Mac version of Perfect365. This software uses advanced facial recognition technology for one-click portrait touch-ups, letting you effortlessly adjust up to 21 individual facial features. Perfect365 allows you to add creative effects such as eye shadows, blushes, lipsticks, colored contact lenses, under-eye circle removal, and blemish removal. The software is available as a free download (www.perfect365.com) or in a premium edition ($39).

Jon Canfield  |  Jul 01, 2009  |  0 comments

Various software vendors have introduced new products and enhanced existing applications for everything from basic image processing to advanced plug-ins.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Dec 18, 2014  |  1 comments

IInstagram has introduced five new creative filters for its popular, photo-sharing app: Slumber, Crema, Ludwig, Perpetua, and Aden.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 01, 2017  |  0 comments

There’s a lot going on at Macphun these days: The company’s name is changing to Skylum, indicating they’re no longer a Mac-only software developer, and they just announced their first cross-platform product, in the form of Luminar 2018—a major update to their popular image-editing program for both Mac and Windows computers.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 06, 2017  |  0 comments

The art of portrait photography requires a lot of skill to both capture compelling images and process them effectively. In the forward-looking video below, Adobe takes a look at how emerging technologies could enable you to do just that on a mobile device in the not-too-distant future.

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