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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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Review: Tap Forms for Mac

Posted by on May 6, 2014 in Mac, Reviews | 1 comment

If you’ve been following us for a while you might remember that we were big fans of the Bento apps for Mac and iOS.  These were personal database apps from FileMaker for people who didn’t want to invest in the cost or learning curve of the full FileMaker software.  Last year, FileMaker stopped offering Bento which was a blow to its users, and left many searching for a replacement.  After a bit of research, the name Tap Forms kept constantly coming up, so I wanted to give it a try myself and see if it could take the reigns as a worthy personal organization and database app. When you first open Tap Forms you’ll notice there’s a few sample databases available.  If you are completely new to an app like this, I’d suggest just browsing through those so you can...

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Review: Focus 2 Pro

Posted by on Mar 27, 2014 in Mac, Reviews | 0 comments

We reviewed the original Focus app a while ago, and really couldn’t get enough of it then and got a 5 star rating from us.  Since then it’s gone through changes, like being acquired by Macphun Software.  That has been a good thing though as they are great developers of other photo-related apps, and have since released Focus 2 and Focus 2 Pro.  In this review I’m using Focus 2 Pro, but please note all the basic functionality is included in Focus 2, with the exceptions of certain features which I’ll talk more about below. If you’ve never heard of Focus before, it’s an application for the Mac which can apply a variety of focusing effects to your photographs.  Whether you want to add Depth of Field to your photos, or try effects like Tilt-shift, it can be done...

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Review: Intensify Pro

Posted by on Jan 14, 2014 in Featured, Mac, Reviews | 0 comments

Intensify Pro is one of the latest apps to come from the folks over at Macphun Software.  They have been developing some of the best imaging apps for the Mac and iOS for quite some time now, such as Focus 2, ColorStrokes, Snapheal and more,  so I’m always excited to try out a new app from them.  Intensify is designed for photographers of any level to take their images and apply the various tools to enhance the details and overall look of your photos.  Intensify Pro is run as a stand-alone app on a Mac, but the advantages of the Pro version is that it can also be as a plug-in to popular photography software like Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, Lightroom, and Apple Aperture. As I’ve mentioned many times before in various reviews photography is one of my hobbies, and...

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