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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...

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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 is Reformator up to the task? I’m not really sure “batch image convertor” is the best for this, as Reformator is actually a multi-purpose imaging tool that you can apply to many images at once.  As I mentioned before, I’ve been trying several of these out and Reformator has the biggest feature set I’ve seen yet.  Once you open Reformator...

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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 Macphun apps before, you’ll notice a similar interface.  They do a really good job in this area and don’t overcomplicate the user interface with things you don’t need.  You have your standard toolbar functions at the top, the tools and sliders along the side, and at the bottom you have the selected presets shown.  It’s very easy to find your...

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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, create and edit various login, and more.  The Pro version will add additional features such as multiple and shared vaults, automatic sync, additional categories and more. Link: 1Password 5 for iOS...

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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 re-engineered to be 2x faster.  See the Perfectly Clear 2.0 video for an overview of what it can do for your photos. Perfectly Clear 2.0 plug-ins are available for Adobe Lightroom or Photoshop on either Mac or PC.  They are available for $149 or $199 for the bundle....

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