Category Archives: Photography

macOS New App Release – Similar Pic Finder 1.0


Product Announcements – B-Eng of Fehraltorf, Switzerland has released Similar Pic Finder 1.0, the company’s new duplicate image discovery utility for Mac OS X. Similar Pic Finder tracks down duplicates and copies of pictures, effectively allowing anyone to free up space on their hard drive.

Similar Pic Finder leverages 3 proprietary, dedicated algorithms to locate duplicates of images on a drive, independent of their name. The algorithms are optimized for different tasks, and when combined, they grant best possible results. A contour based algorithm takes care of focus base search, with a second specialized algorithm that traces colors and color gradients, while a fingerprint algorithm is able to ignore different sizes of images that are to be compared. The combination of these 3 algorithms in a single app grants quick results with most best accuracy and efficiency.

“One may wonder why somebody needs a special app to track down duplicates of images on a drive. But, if you take a lot of images with different devices like various smartphones and cameras and all of these images are saved on a drive, then used for different purposes – then it is only natural to make a copy of an image to be on the safe side. I personally never clean up all these safety copies, it’s too much work to even find them. Now, with Similar Pic Finder, it’s no work at all except confirm and delete or move duplicates. Suddenly I had a lot of free space on my disk – and I stopped wondering why my new drive is already filled up again.” as Christian Schaffner, General Manager of B-Eng, explains his experience with Similar Pic.

System Requirements:

  • OS X 10.10 or later
  • 64-bit processor
  • 26.8 MB

Similar Pic Finder 1.0 is $1.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Photography category.


macOS New App Release – Photos Tagger


Product Announcements – Brattoo Propaganda Software of Kalmar, Sweden has released Photos Tagger, a new addition to their popular applications suite. Did you know that Apple Photos silently analyze all your photos, finding out about the location, the people in them, actual things that are in the photos? Would it not be great if you also had access to all that data? With Photos Tagger you can.

Photos Tagger extracts all the valuable meta data from the Photos database and applies them to your photos as keywords. This way you get all the information that Photos has about your photos and helps you organize your photos. Photos tagger opens up a whole new variety of possibilities when it comes to organizing photos, especially with smart albums. It is time to bring order to your photos. Until now we have only been able to see glimses of all that metadata in the Photos search but not having complete access. With todays release of Photos Tagger, those days are gone. Photos Tagger is an elegant, easy-to-learn application.

Anders Bjarby, CEO of Brattoo Propaganda Software said, “We have helped hundreds of thousands, if not millions, in over 170 countries with their duplicated photos. Now it is time to take it to the next level and that is organizing your photos. With thousands of photos it is hard to bring order but with good and more importantly, accessible metadata, it is possible to do some magic especially with smart folders.”

Key features:

  • Extracts GPS information like nearby attractions, street, city and country
  • Extracts information about date such as month and year
  • Extracts information about the contents of your photos
  • Extracts information about the persons in your photos
  • All extracted information is in your language
  • All extracted information is assigned as keywords to your photos
  • Makes your library much more easy to organize

Brattoo Propaganda Software applications are used by and recommended by Apple Distinguished Educators, Apple Lead Creatives, Apple Creatives, Mac Specialists and Apple Geniuses in many Apple Stores, Apple Care and Apple Support worldwide.The software can be ordered for $&.95 through the website.

macOS New App Release – Fotor Photo Editor 3.4.1


Product Announcements – Everimaging Science and Technology Co., Ltd of San Francisco, California has released Fotor Photo Editor 3.4.1, an important update to their easy-to-use yet powerful photo editor for macOS. The app offers powerful photo editing tools, which include batch processing of images, a collage maker, fifteen 1-tap photo enhancements, and much more.

Fotor Photo Editor brings professional image editing power to any Mac user. The app includes over 150 effects and borders, textures that can be applied to images with just a click of the mouse, focus and blurring tools, portrait touch up tools, and numerous other powerful image editing tools.

“Previously, professional photo tools and effects were only accessible to users who could afford to pay hundreds of dollars for Adobe Photoshop or other high-end image editing tools,” says Maggie Wu, Marketing Manager at Everimaging. “With Fotor Photo Editor, we’ve brought powerful yet easy-to-use image editing tools to the masses. The app is free to download from the Mac App Store, and if users need the extra power a ‘Pro’ subscription brings, it will cost them mere pennies a day.”


  • Portraits touch up tools
  • Batch image processing
  • Collage creator
  • State-of-the-art photo processing engine
  • Flexible text editing tools
  • 1-tap photo enhancement options
  • Over 150 photo effects
  • 60+ frame and border styles
  • Focus and blurring tools
  • Much more

Fotor Photo Editor’s Portraits Touch Up feature allows anyone to smooth skin, remove wrinkles, fix blemishes, remove red eye, and more. A whole range of virtual makeup is at a user’s beck and call. Tools include eye tint and eye shadow, eye liner, mascara, eyebrow pencil, blush, lip tint, and even teeth whitener.

Photos can be quickly processed in large numbers at once, applying scenes, effects and borders with just one click. Images can also easily be batch renamed, resized, and converted to other formats.

What’s New in Version 3.4.1

* Solved the problem where Fotor Pro won’t function properly after subscribing

The app’s flexible text editing tool allows adding text to any photo, adjusting the text size, font, color until it looks perfect. The over 150 photo effects and 60+ styles of photo frames make the photo design and customization nearly unlimited.

Fotor Photo Editor’s 1-tap photo enhancements offer various enhancement options that are configured for various photo capture conditions. Snap your photo now, adjust the settings later. 1-tap photo enhancements include:

  • Auto
  • Backlit
  • Darken
  • Cloudy
  • Shade
  • Sunset
  • Night
  • Flash
  • Fluorescent
  • Portrait
  • Sand/Snow
  • Landscape
  • Theater
  • Food

“In addition to Fotor Photo Editor for Mac, we also offer an easy-to-use free online image editing service, Fotor Web,” shared Maggie. “While our main competitor has discontinued its free online image editor service, Fotor Web continues to offer powerful graphic tools. With the ability to crop, rotate, fine-tune and adjust colors, create frames, and stickers, and much more, Fotor Web offers powerful tools that make it easy to edit your photos from wherever you have an internet connection and a web browser available.”

Fotor’s powerful textures feature applies various textures on images with a click of the mouse. Textures such as Stain, Light Leak, Grain, Scratch, Raindrops, and many others which can be adjusted for intensity and angle.

The app, which is fully optimized for the Mac’s Retina Display, also offers a powerful mixture of clear focus and selective blurring tools. Fotor can import and export a wide variety of popular image formats, including TIFF, JPG, BMP and PNG, plus it provides conversion functionality for RAW image files.

Sharing images is easy, due to the app’s ability to share images via Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, and email. Images can also be saved to the Mac’s hard drive, or to the cloud. Printing is also a breeze for users who wish to share their creations with folks that don’t have access to a computer or mobile device.

Reviewers love Fotor Web Editor:
“I found Fotor to be simple and intuitive to use… I think many photographers will like Fotor Photo Editor.” – TUAW
“If you’re looking for an easy to use photo editor with lots of editing options and effects, look no further than Fotor.” – Softpedia
“Fotor might be the perfect solution for many amateur photographs, which is completely free to download and use.” – Macreview

Device Requirements:

  • OS X 10.9 or later
  • macOS High Sierra Compatible
  • 64-bit Processor
  • 160 MB

Fotor Photo Editor 3.4.1 is free, and is available worldwide exclusively through the Mac App Store in the Photography category. Convenient in-app purchases are available for $3.99 USD per month or $11.99 annually to access Premium features, which include more photo effects updates, packages of frames, and much more.

macOS New App Release – Photonium


Product Announcement – Minder Softworks of Columbus, Ohio has released Photonium, a new minimalist web browser with integration, for macOS. Photonium was designed to solve a simple problem that many users have: getting photos out of Apple’s an on to popular websites. While has built-in sharing for Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, there are many other websites that are not supported.

Traditionally, users who have their photos organized in are unable to drag from directly into their web browser to upload images. Instead, they are forced to save images from to their desktop or other folder, switch applications to their browser, then upload their files. This then leaves the extra image files on their desktop or in another folder, which must then be deleted.

Photonium vastly simplifies this process by combining a minimalist web browser with a library browser. Users simply click a button in Photonium’s window title bar to reveal the images and movies that are saved in They can view by album and adjust the size of the thumbnail. Once the desired image is located, the user can simply drag and drop it into any website that supports drag-and-drop image uploading. This includes Craigslist, WordPress sites, ebay, Amazon Prints, Etsy, and thousands more.

The user can stay in Photonium to find and upload the files, and there are never any files to clean up after uploading. What’s more, Photonium can run in full-screen mode and the user does not have to adjust the window size to be able to see files that are on their desktop or in a Finder window in order to upload them. In addition to integration, Photonium has a favorites pop-over in the window title bar that displays six of the user’s favorite websites. These sites can be edited in Photonium’s preferences.

Photonium’s simplified web browser has the basic features users have come to expect from their web browsers. It has tabbed browsing, bookmarks, bookmark groups, global and per-tab history, download manager, pop-up blocking, private browing, and more. Photonium is immediately available on the Mac App Store for $3.99 (USD).

macOS New App Release – Photo Sense 2.1


Product Announcements – VeprIT of Zoetermeer, Netherlands has released Photo Sense 2.1 for Mac, a major update of its flagship product. Photo Sense is a lightweight bulk photo post-processing tool for Mac and iOS devices.

“Now that Adobe Lightroom is available only with a subscription, many users are looking for an alternative with a perpetual license.” says Dr. Demid Borodin, VeprIT owner. “While Photo Sense is not a digital assets manager, it is a great alternative for users looking for a lightweight bulk photo post-processing tool. No need to manage catalogues, make things easy: just drop some photos and adjust them quickly.”

Photo Sense advocates the automatic-first approach: instead of adjusting every image manually, it enhances all photos automatically, and offers effective tools to customize the results as much as the user wishes. This approach enables users to choose their preferred workflow complexity, from completely automatic (just select and save good auto results) to semi-automatic to manual fine-tuning. Hence Photo Sense appeals both to novice and more advanced photographers. The former appreciate how easy it is to enhance photos (mostly automatically), and the latter appreciate how efficient and flexible the workflow is, how much time it saves.

Photo Sense 2.1 for Mac Feature Highlights:

  • Flexible workflow allowing to choose the preferred complexity
  • Efficient automatic-first photo enhancement workflow – The user only needs to adjust the auto enhancement imperfections, if any, rather than doing everything manually from scratch
  • Quick and easy basic adjustments in batch mode
  • More advanced manual adjustments on image by image basis
  • Artistic effects applied with a single click in batch mode
  • Artistic effects can be combined and customized as the user wishes, achieving unique creative results
  • Copying any desired settings between images, including selected adjustments, crop & straighten configuration, artistic effects, and metadata
  • Custom presets defining any desired image settings, including selected adjustments, crop aspect ratio, artistic effects, and metadata
  • Collection of predefined presets offering various photo styles and artistic effects
  • Batch rotation and flipping
  • Direct sharing on social media services
  • Export to other software, including Photos and Lightroom
  • Flexible file export options, including powerful filename generation options and image size constraints defining dimensions, megapixel count, and even file size
  • Custom export presets to keep and quickly access any export configurations
  • Export image settings to configuration files and restore all the settings in Photo Sense later
  • Non-destructive operation
  • Simple and efficient user interface


“Photo Sense is a nifty, automated photo editing app for OS X that can bring forgotten photos back to life. It’s great for those that don’t want a high-end app’s expense or steep learning curve.” – Mel Martin, The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW).

“Photo Sense is so easy to use that anyone can get the gist and make vast improvements to their pictures in just a couple of minutes.” – Jimmy Hayes, issue #95 of the iCreate magazine.

“While Photo Sense isn’t cheap, it is competitive with other image editors that are more complicated and don’t always give such good results.” – Mel Martin, The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW).

“A great app for batch processing, simplistically built and very easy to use.” – Jimmy Hayes, issue #95 of the iCreate magazine.

“Contrary to what one might imagine, there are not so many applications dedicated to automatic image correction, and Photo Sense is almost an exception – a quality one.” – Mathieu Lavant, issue #68 of the Vous et Votre Mac magazine (translated from French).

“Photo Sense is one of the most simplistic apps you’re ever likely to encounter on the Mac.”- Jimmy Hayes, issue #95 of the iCreate magazine.

“Photo Sense is an excellent program that I recommend to all those who feel no particular interest in photo correction, but want to significantly improve the quality of their images without spending hours.” – Mathieu Lavant, issue #68 of the Vous et Votre Mac magazine (translated from French).

“Overwhelmed With Complicated Photo Software? Try Photo Sense!” – Sue Megrund, AppAdvice.

“Intuitive user interface, beautiful design and interesting photo enhancement algorithm combined with the batch processing function make Photo Sense a useful application for any Mac user who would like to perform a quality photo correction without much effort.” – ANJUL, appstudio (translated from Russian).

“If you are not interested in learning how to make changes and adjustments to your photos on your own, Photo Sense lives up to its name and makes a great solution.” – Sue Megrund, AppAdvice.

“We are quite successful in using your software for product photography. The workflow is remarkably intuitive and produces good results even with operators who don’t have a photography background.” – Dr. Roderich Bott, Dr. Bott KG.

“Very cool app. Makes your photos look like you knew how to use a camera.” – mac-ho, Photo Sense user (from a Mac App Store review).

New in Photo Sense 2.1:

  • Exposure algorithm improvements: now it preserves a better contrast in bright areas, and generates less artifacts even at high values
  • Adjusted blacks, whites and noise reduction algorithms
  • Less aggressive auto shadows
  • Slightly stronger auto saturation

Device Requirements:

  • macOS 10.9 (Mavericks) or later
  • 64-bit Mac computer
  • 10.1 MB

Photo Sense 2.1 is Free (with an in-app purchase) on the Mac App Store, available worldwide in the Photography category. A promotional watermark is added to the exported images, it can be removed with the $19.99 (USD) in-app purchase. A free trial version (which adds a watermark to exported images) is available on the website.

macOS New App Release – Elements+ 10.0


Product Announcements – Independent author, Andrei Doubrovski of Chelyabinsk, Russian Federation has released Elements+ 10.0, his new enhancement patch for Adobe Photoshop Elements. Elements+ is a handy add-on that unlocks the undocumented advanced functions in Photoshop Elements+ featured in the latest versions of Photoshop.

The product includes hundreds of tools: missing adjustments, smart filters, vector masks, and many more advanced tools normally hidden under the hood. The unleashed features can be explored and used in many ways: from PSE menu, Effects panel, or from Mac OS Doc. All versions of Adobe Photoshop Elements+are supported, however the feature sets in each version may vary.

Feature Highlights:

  • 11 main feature categories: Color and Tone, RAW Corrections, Selections, Layers, Styles, Masks, Smart Filters, Paths, Text, Scripts, and Tool Presets
  • Script catalog includes 100 additional utilities for miscellaneous tasks

New Features in Elements+ v.10:

  • Many tools otherwise missing in the PSE-version of the Adobe Camera RAW plug-in
  • Styles dialog with undocumented layer effects and advanced blending options
  • Tool Presets let you save and load most used favorite tool settings
  • Noise Stacking script reduces noise by stacking photo series

“As most people probably know, Photoshop Elements+ has not inherited all the essential features of the full Photoshop,” said Andrei Doubrovski, developer of Elements+. “The available functions are quite sufficient for a beginner. However the limitations grow more and more frustrating as you advance. For example, why on earth we are not allowed to look into layer group or use justify text alignment mode? Fortunately, not all the missing features have been completely removed. Most of those are just stay hidden.”

Language Support:

  • Multilingual interface (8 languages)
  • Documentation in English, German, and Russian

System Requirements:

  • Mac OS X Version 10.4.11 Tiger or later
  • Adobe Photoshop Elements

Elements+ 10.0 is $12.00 (USD) to download. Distribution kits are also available for all the previous versions of Adobe Photoshop Elements.

macOS New App Release – Photo Print 4.0


Product Announcements – True North Software of Plymouth, Minnesota has released Photo Print 4.0, their photo printing application for macOS. Photo Print is an application designed to transform your photos into print. Photo Print is as simple as drag and drop. You drop in a template, drop in your photos, adjust the photos as desired, and then print. Let’s say you have a family party where you snap some photos and then you want to print them out for your guests.

After you load them into Photos, you can then just drag and drop pictures into predefined Photo Print frames and then hit the print button. Or say you want to print out school pictures, Photo Print again makes the task easy and swift. After you finish sizing and positioning the photos, you are ready to print! It is that easy! Photo Print also has built-in filters that you can apply to your photos to make quick adjustments which leaves your originals untouched. Photo Print is a layout driven program and you can even create custom layouts and frame sizes.

What’s New for Version 4.0:
Photo Print has been completely rewritten from the ground up. You will find it is far more capable than previous versions of Photo Print. It is also significantly faster and can deal with a lot more photos. With this version of photo print you can now save your creations as Photo Print documents.

Major Features:

  • Layout driven drag-and-drop interface
  • User defined Layouts
  • Image filters and effects
  • User defined borders
  • Easy to use positioning and resizing


  • Layouts and Frames: Position, Size, Rotation, Borders
  • Text: Styled Text
  •  Image: Position, Size, Rotation, Filters, Effects
  • Borders: Color, Width, Corner Radius, Textures, Shadows, User Presets

System Requirements:

  • Requires macOS 10.11 or higher
  • 64-bit processor
  •  26.1 MB

Photo Print is priced at $19.99 (USD) and is available on the through Mac App Store in the Photography category. A demo version is available from the True North Website.

macOS New App Release – Silverstack and Silverstack Lab 6.2

SSTLab Default screen

Product Announcements – Pomfort of Munich, Germany has released Silverstack and Silverstack Lab. The new 6.2 update includes an improved management of copy and transcoding jobs, and enhanced transcoding functionalities amongst a variety of other productivity improvements.

With Silverstack 6.2 and Silverstack Lab 6.2, copy and transcoding jobs can be reordered and suspended more flexibly than before. Whereas traditionally, changing the job order required the user to first abort all jobs before newly arranging them, the order can now easily be adjusted via drag and drop. New jobs can be added and prioritized by dragging them into the right queue. Similarly, jobs that are already running can be suspended and resumed later by moving them down in the job list. This gives the DIT more flexibility to quickly adapt to changing situations and urgent requirements at the film set.

Additionally, the new update also comes with further enhancements to the transcoding functionalities in Silverstack Lab. As the new ‘end-to-end’ data management solution, Silverstack Lab integrates dailies creation into the data management process. From the assets in the clip library, users can transcode clips to multiple formats and multiple resolutions at the same time. This way, transcoded clips become available very quickly in different resolutions.

With Silverstack Lab 6.2 the transcoding process becomes even faster, as significant speed improvements to the transcoding engine are added. The improvements include in particular the performance for the formats SONY RAW and Phantom Cine. Additionally, the transcoding speed of clips with LUTs or burn-ins applied is seeing great improvements as well.

Besides a faster transcoding, users of Silverstack Lab 6.2 also have the option to choose the ‘combined clip’ transcoding functionality when creating dailies. By selecting this feature during the transcoding process, multiple single clips will be transcoded to one combined clip. This one combined clip can then easily be shared with viewing devices, such as iPads, and reviewed directly at the film set.

“The combined clip transcoding is a feature which we’re very happy to see getting implemented!”, says Edwin Maier from German public broadcasting station Bayerischer Rundfunk. “We always need to screen the shooting material right at the end of each shooting day. With the combined clip, we can now finally playback and navigate through all sequences in one single file. This really makes things much easier for us.”

New Features and Enhancements in Silverstack 6.2 and Silverstack Lab 6.2:

  • Flexible reordering and suspension of copy and transcoding jobs
  • Transcoding speed improvements for Phantome Cine RAW and SONY RAW camera formats, as well as faster transcoding with LUTs and burn-ins in Silverstack Lab
  • Combined clip transcoding in Silverstack Lab
  • Added support for Cinema RAW Light (.CRM) and KineRAW (.KRW)
  • Library export to Drylab Creator
  • General productivity improvements, such as easy copy and paste of looks with shortcuts, and renaming of custom metadata fields

System requirements: Intel Mac with Mac OS X 10.10 or higher

Silverstack 6.2 and Silverstack Lab 6.2 can be purchased as a yearly subscription for USD 599 / EUR 549 (Silverstack) and USD 899 / EUR 849 (Silverstack Lab). Pomfort also offers rental prices for the duration of 14 days / one month / two months. Silverstack 6.2 and Silverstack Lab 6.2 are available at Pomfort’s web store and through Pomfort’s authorized resellers worldwide. 14-day trial versions are available as a free download.

macOS New App Release – PhotoBulk 2


Product Announcements – Eltima Software of Frankfurt, Germany has released PhotoBulk 2, an important update to their essential batch image editor for Mac OS X. PhotoBulk offers a powerful set of features for sharing pictures on the Internet. Easily add watermark, optimize and resize, rename and convert images into other formats. PhotoBulk is equally useful for professional photographers and Instagram fans sharing just for fun.

Watermark images on Mac:
For the most visual protection you can use watermark text, image, script and date stamp. Just drag and drop your image(s) onto the app, select the type of watermark, customize additional settings as needed, and done! The watermark can be positioned anywhere, with any size to it.

Resize images on Mac:
PhotoBulk provides the most convenient way of resizing images in large batches. Add as many images as needed and change the width and height proportionally, resize by percentage, by max size, or use custom dimensions. PhotoBulk can maintain the aspect ratio.

Optimize images on Mac:
It is important to have an option to be able to fit into a certain size limitation, and PhotoBulk allows you to achieve exactly that. It will compress JPEG or PNG images in bulk in one click at the same time keeping their original resolution, quality, and format.

Rename photos on Mac:
All those letter-number-underscore names don’t tell a thing when you are digging through hundreds of images. With PhotoBulk you can rename as many images as needed using the comprehensive names and numbers for easy identification once you start working the images into a blog post or Instagram post or an article. You can keep the original files of course.

What’s new in PhotoBulk v2.0:

  • New sleek interface for streamlined workflow
  • Add multiple types of watermarks to the image at once
  • Wrap the watermark text in multiple lines
  • Real-time preview and visual adjustment of watermarks
  • Rotate and resize watermarks in real time
  • Dynamic text size adjustment during resize
  • While repositioned, watermark can float over the image limits
  • Apply the same watermark proportions to all edited images even if their sizes are different
  • Select which original metadata to keep in the resulting images
  • Refined image optimization
  • Choose the JPEG quality for your resulting images
  • We have fixed the increase of image size on Macs with two displays connected (Retina and non-Retina)
  • Added lots of fixes and improvements (thank you guys for your continued feedback)

PhotoBulk 2 is compatible with Mac OS 10.10 and higher. Distributes for $19.99 (USD), with a demo version available for free. The licensed and demo versions are available on Eltima’s official website.

macOS New app Release – Pixelmator 3.7


Product Announcements – The Pixelmator Team of Vilnius, Lithuania has released Pixelmator 3.7 Mount Whitney, a major update to its full-featured, powerful, and fast image editing app for Mac. Pixelmator 3.7 Mount Whitney brings full support for macOS High Sierra, adds the ability to launch Pixelmator from the Photos app and save edits back to your original image, features support for importing HEIF images, and more.

“People love using Pixelmator on the Mac, and one of the biggest reasons is its extensive integration with macOS,” said Saulius Dailide, one of the founders of the Pixelmator Team. “And with Pixelmator 3.7 Mount Whitney, we think users are really going to love the much more seamless experience of launching Pixelmator right from the Photos app and automatically saving changes back to the same image in the Photos library.”

You can now launch Pixelmator directly from the Photos app – any edits you make will be automatically saved to your original image in the Photos library. In addition, the option to edit with Pixelmator appears automatically in the Photos Image menu as soon as Pixelmator is installed or updated for a completely effortless experience.

With support for HEIF images, Pixelmator users can import images shot on the latest iPhone models, including iPhone X. HEIF, the High Efficiency Image File Format, is a new, much more efficient format that reduces file sizes without sacrificing quality and is used as the default on all the latest iPhone models, starting with iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.

Pixelmator 3.7 Mount Whitney also includes improvements to the Repair Tool algorithm, which make it faster and more accurate, improved support for PSD images, and a number of other improvements and fixes.

System Requirements:

  • OS X 10.11 or later
  • 64-bit processor
  • 78.3 MB

Pixelmator 3.7 Mount Whitney is $29.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the Mac App Store in the Graphics & Design category.