Saturday 18th May 2013
News & Reviews on Computers & Software
Read more photographic articles on software and computer news items.
Provided by Professional Imagemaker magazine, a publication for
photographers who are members of the Societies.
DownloadBuyer.com Announces Exclusive Bundle from MacPhun with 50% off!
MacPhun FX Photo Studio Pro, Colour Splash and Snapheal for Mac Available in a Bundle
- SIGMA Capture Pro 1.0
Camera control software dedicated for the Sigma SD1
New Software Shows a Way Out for Photo Industry - 24/11/11
HTML5-based solutions promise: less risk, more profits for retail chains, photo services
- Light Blue 3.3
now shipping - 07/11/11
Light Blue Software today announced the immediate availability of Light Blue 3.3, an update to its award-winning business software for professional photographers
Confidence announce launch of onOne Perfect Photo Suite 6 -
Color Confidence, Europe’s leading value added distributor into the digital imaging markets, and the UK distributor for onOne software, has today announced the launch of onOne’s Perfect Photo Suite 6.
Confidence announce ColorMunki shipping with free mini ColorChecker and
ColorChecker Passport software - 26/10/2011
Color Confidence, Europe’s leading value added distributor into the digital imaging markets, and the exclusive UK distributor for the X-Rite ColorMunki Photo
- PANTONE Certified Printer Program
Measures up to Precise Design Demands - 11/05/11
Ensures Color Consistency throughout the Print Production Process – From Ink Room to Final Press Sheet
- Belkin Releases Lighter, Slimmer 19-Inch Widescreen Rack Console
Rackmount Console Design Increases Efficiency and Reduces Energy Consumption
onOne Perfect Photo Suite
We have been using Photo Suite on and off for
some time now, indeed the old, Genuine Fractals (now Perfect Resize) has been a staunch favourite since it was first launched. Operating, as we do, with 64-bit machines and systems, we were anxious to test this new version of Photo Suite, an all-64-bit compatible issue.
Merging to HDR
Like all new techniques it is very easy to stray into ‘overdone’ territory and, sadly, visual reasoning sometimes gets sacrificed on the altar of the technology gods.
- Hasselblad releases the new Phocus Family: Phocus 2.6, Phocus Quick and
Phocus Mobile - 24/02/11
Hasselblad launches the new version of its imaging software, Phocus 2.6, and announces the availability of two exciting new Phocus standalone products
- The Plugin Site is proud
to announce Version 4.0 of Harrys Filters for Windows - 03/02/11
Harrys Filters is a free Photoshop-compatible plugin offering 69 image effects
Corel Painter 11
Although Adobe is continually striving to improve its Brushes and Brush Engine, Corel Painter remains the choice of those who create digital paintings.
Vista is Dead
Changing from one operating system (OS) to another is a process so painful that it is normally better to buy a new machine and run that up in parallel, making the change over a longer period of time. This luxury was not available to us as the workstation is worth over £3,000 – so an upgrade it was.
- Color Confidence
launch their Jargon Buster - 18/11/10
Color Confidence launch their Jargon Buster and offer an A-Z of understanding for all things photo, colour & imaging.
- Animoto.com Plugs In with Adobe Lightroom and
Photoshop.com - 20/10/10
With the new Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® Plug-In, pro photographers are only a few clicks away from a professional-quality Animoto video.
Lightroom 3: What's New?
About four years has passed since the release of the original Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. In this time the program has seen two major releases, including this newest version, and many additional features that turned this program into the new flagship of image processing programs available today.
iPhonography: Are We Dooomed?
I got sucked in, I purchased an iPhone and my life has been ruined. I have no life any more, only the life that involves me looking at down at my nice shiny piece of Apple goodness. If it was a real apple it would no doubt be a Granny Smith. It’s amazing!
Computing: The State of the Union
Things have been relatively quiet on the computing front over the past year or so. If you take the thickness of PC Pro magazine as a bench mark it has shrunk to 180 pages where it used to be almost twice that thickness.
FotoInsight announces new "FotoInsight Designer
v.4.6" Photo Book Software at Photokina - 16/09/10
Every other year in September representatives from the world of photography come together at Photokina in Cologne, for the world's most important photographic fair.
- The Plugin Site Offers
Standalone/Lightroom Versions of its PhotoWiz Photoshop Plugins
The Plugin Site (www.thepluginsite.com) has released Standalone/Lightroom versions of its five PhotoWiz Photoshop plugins for Windows.
Apple Unveils New Mac Pro With Up
to 12 Processing Cores - 29/07/10
Apple® today unveiled a new Mac® Pro line with up to 12 processing
cores and up to 50 percent greater performance than the previous
generation.* Featuring the latest quad-core and 6-core Intel Xeon
processors, all-new ATI graphics and the option for up to four 512GB
solid state drives (SSD), the new Mac Pro continues to deliver amazing
performance and expandability for the most demanding consumers and
Color Confidence continue their commitment to affordable, accurate and
complete solutions for photographers with two powerful bundles - 08/07/10
The Color Confidence Profiler Photo consists of the Color Confidence Profiler and
the ‘must have’ X-Rite ColorChecker Passport and offers
numerous benefits, including
- gmg ColorProof
"…without exception, the most accurate print you are ever likely to see
of your original.…”
- Anthropics Launches New Portrait Professional 9
The software therefore has a built in ‘knowledge base’ of
human beauty, which makes it far faster and easier to use than
conventional airbrushing software.
- Nik Software Releases Complete
Collection Lightroom Edition - 17/06/09
The Complete Collection for Photoshop has been updated to include Adobe
Photoshop Lightroom 2 support as well and also includes installers for Adobe
Photoshop and Apple Aperture.
- Hasselblad Phocus 1.2 for Mac
Phocus 1.2 has been substantially improved with regards to tethered shooting,
image export and processing, and has been equipped with several brand-new
features and workflow enhancements.
- Big Computing
The computing story continues to unfold. Societies' member, Martin
Taylor was impressed with the data we published when we built Big
Computer 3 (BC3 - 16GB RAM, 2x Quad-Core processors and all the toys to
match). So much so that he had Dell build him one as well.
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