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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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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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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 A free trial is available, and ShadowFX can be purchased for just $4.99....

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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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New Version of Snagit Screen Capture App Released for PC and Mac

Posted by on May 13, 2014 in Mac, PC, Releases | 0 comments

One of the best screen capture apps for both PC and Mac got a new version released today.  Snagit from Techsmith lets users capture both images and videos which you can then edit and share in whatever format you work with. This release includes: Enhanced capture experience Video trimming Updated editor interface Snagit 12 (Windows) and Snagit 3 (Mac) is available with a free trial, and you can purchase the full version for just $49.95, and previous users can upgrade for $24.95. Link: Snagit...

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Photoshop CC (14.2) Updated with Perspective Warp, Linked Smart Objects, and More

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

Adobe has updated Photoshop CC to version 14.2 for Creative Cloud subscribers today.  This update brings several improvements and features, most notably the new Perspective Warp tool which allows for manipulating multiple perspectives in an image, and linked Smart Objects.  Another new feature is support for 3D printing. This is a free update as part of your Creative Cloud membership, and Adobe has also reset the trial version of Photoshop CC, so if you’ve previously used and expired the trial, you can try it again for another 30 days. Users can update from the Creative Cloud app or through the Photoshop updater. Video overview of what’s new:...

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