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Snapselect: Find and Pick Your Best Images

Posted by on Dec 11, 2014 in Mac, Releases | 1 comment

Macphun has released a new image app today called Snapselect.  It’s designed to help photographers save time by finding and sorting your best images so you can then share or do further processing on your images. Whether you take pictures with your phone or any type of camera, it’s easy to take a large amount of images and it is very time consuming to go through all them at a time just to pick a few to use. Snapselect wants to eliminate much of that by using it’s propriety image recognition algorithms to let you quickly find and sort your photographs. From what we’ve seen this looks like another great image app from Macphun, and we’ll be reviewing it soon. Snapselect is available today on the Mac App Store for $14.99 which is a limited time launch offer....

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Review: Perfectly Clear 2.0

Posted by on Dec 3, 2014 in Mac, PC, Reviews | 0 comments

Perfectly Clear 2.0 is a set of plugins for Lightroom and Photoshop that were released a couple of months ago. This is an image correction and enhancement app that offers 20 automatic corrections to help fix and enhance your pictures, but the Beautify feature is something I really wanted to take a look at. I don’t usually do portrait photography, but every once and a while I’m asked to do a shoot and I take the opportunity to help out a friend or family member. I recently took some photos of my daughters and their friends of Homecoming, and some wanted some images they could use in their yearbook. This was the perfect opportunity to try out Perfectly Clear. After the shoot I imported all the images to Lightroom and started processing them in Perfectly Clear. In general the images came out good. Some were a bit under-exposed, but mostly what I wanted was to quickly and easily fix the basic exposure issues and correct things on the subjects themselves. This is where Beautify came in and I was immediately impressed when I hit the preset. It corrected skin blemishes, fixed exposure, and smoothed out their skin for a more soft look. This was all done by the preset alone, I didn’t even touch...

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Review: Reformator – Batch Photo Editor for Mac

Posted by on Oct 19, 2014 in Mac, Reviews | 0 comments

Reformator is a batch image convertor from the Overmacs Team.  I previously reviewed another app developed by them called PhotoSweeper, which I was highly impressed with.  In the past couple of months  I’ve needed a batch image convertor for several photo projects I have been working on, and I’ve been trying several out.  The opportunity to review Reformator came at the perfect time.  I needed something good and something fast to convert a bunch of images with different variations, so...

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Review: Tonality Pro

Posted by on Oct 15, 2014 in Mac, Reviews | 0 comments

Tonality is the newest app in the Macphun photo app lineup, and I’ve reviewed most of their apps like Intensify and Focus 2 before.  Their other apps take care of a wide range of photo editing capabilities, and Tonality adds to that by bringing a black and white editing ability for your images.  Tonality brings a powerful black and white editor with RAW support, over 150 presets, and a variety of tools which allow you advanced monochrome editing. If you’ve used...

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Windows 10 Technical Preview Now Available

Posted by on Oct 1, 2014 in Microsoft, News, Windows, Windows 10 | 1 comment

  Yesterday, Microsoft unveiled Windows 10, the next version of the Windows operating system and today the Technical Preview is available now from the Windows Insider Program.  The Technical Preview gives users a chance to download and use an early build of Windows 10. “With the Insider program, we’re inviting our most enthusiastic Windows customers to shape Windows 10 with us. We know they’re a vocal bunch – and we’re looking forward to hearing from them.   The Windows...

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1Password 5 for iOS 8 Released and Goes Free

Posted by on Sep 17, 2014 in Mac, Releases | 0 comments

AgileBits has released 1Password 5 for iOS 8 today, and they have made the app free to new customers.  They have moved to a freemium model where you can purchase the Pro features for $9.99, but if you are an existing 1Password 4 customer, you will get the upgrade with Pro features for free. This update brings: TouchID support Safari integration App extensions Wi-fi sync with extensions and more The free version will allow users to generate secure passwords,...

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Perfectly Clear 2.0 – Image Correction Plug-ins for Lightroom and Photoshop

Posted by on Sep 16, 2014 in Mac, PC, Releases | 0 comments

Today at Photokina, Athentech Imaging announced the release of their Perfectly Clear 2.0 image correcting plug-ins for Lightroom and Photoshop.  Perfectly Clear can apply 20 automatic corrections to your images to help photographers of all levels sharpen and brighten their images in no time.  This update also includes Beautify, which has 10 different corrections which focus more on beauty and portrait photography. Perfectly Clear 2.0 features a split view mode, full resolution zoom, improved correction algorithms, and has been...

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ShadowFX Adds Shadows to Windows 8

Posted by on Sep 15, 2014 in PC, Releases | 0 comments

ShadowFX is a new app from Stardock that allows Windows 8 users to add drop shadows to their Windows 8 windows.  It’s an easy way to customize Windows 8 with a variety of shadow styles to give it your own custom look. There are several shadows included that you can choose from, and more are available to download from WinCustomize.com. A free trial is available, and ShadowFX can be purchased for just $4.99....

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Tonality for Mac Is a New Black and White Image Editing App

Posted by on Aug 1, 2014 in Mac, Releases | 0 comments

Macphun has released a new black and white image editing app called Tonality.  This app supports RAW images and includes over 100 presets for a wide range of styles that you can apply, or if you prefer more control there is a variety of tools to fine tune your images to get your desired look. Features include: Unique adaptive exposure and smart contrast tools for advanced tone control Professional image quality with proprietary 16-bit RAW processing engine Over 150...

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Paragon Backup & Recovery 2014 Free

Posted by on Jun 18, 2014 in PC, Releases | 0 comments

Paragon has released their Backup & Recovery 2014 Free application recently.  This is based on their commercial-level backup software and offers users a reliable way to backup their PCs and important files.  Backups can be run on a schedule and made available on a variety of media.  It also comes at a great price….free! Features: Complete backup Differential Backup Backup Scheduler Partitioning tools Various backup media support Windows 8.1 support Link: Paragon Backup & Recovery 2014...

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