Category Archives: Photography

macOS New App Release – HoudahGeo 5.2


Product Announcements – Houdah Software of Luxembourg City, Luxembourg  has released HoudahGeo 5.2, a major upgrade to the photo geotagging tool for Mac. HoudahGeo tags photos with GPS coordinates and location names. Geotags allow photo cataloging tools to organize and find photos by location.

Location information adds to the “story” of a photo. A photo pinned to a map has context. A series of tagged photos documents the path taken.

That’s why we took a GPS track logger on our trek to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa. Later on, this allowed us to geotag our photos using HoudahGeo.

Browsing the photos we took during this once-in-a-lifetime vacation, we can retrace our steps through the rainforest, into the heather zone, the mountain desert and finally to the summit. Seeing the photos and track log on a map helps recalling details, understanding the route we took and makes telling our story so much more visual and interactive.

For details on the equipment we used on the Kilimanjaro trek, check out the Houdah Software blog. There you will also find examples of what our photos look like in Google Earth and Google Photos.

HoudahGeo makes it easy to geotag digital photos with GPS location information. It writes future-proof EXIF, XMP, and IPTC tags to JPEG and RAW image files. HoudahGeo also supports XMP sidecar files.

HoudahGeo can load photos from Apple Photos, iPhoto, Aperture, and Adobe Lightroom catalogs. HoudahGeo can then tag original image files and add location information to photos in Apple Photos, iPhoto, and Aperture libraries. This gives the users of Apple’s photo cataloging tools access to the many photo geocoding options HoudahGeo has to offer:

  • Automatic geocoding using GPS track logs
  • Geocoding using reference photos taken using iPhone, a smartphone, or a GPS-enabled camera
  • Geocoding without a GPS. Use the built-in map to double-check, adjust, or assign locations to your photos

How is geotagging different from assigning locations in Apple Photos?

Geotagging writes location information to metadata tags within the original image files. This creates a permanent bond between a photo and the location where it was taken. HoudahGeo writes the same industry-standard EXIF and XMP as used by GPS-enabled cameras. Such geotags can be used by Apple Photos as well as other photo cataloging or publishing tools.

Location information added in Apple Photos exists only within the library database. The original images remain unaltered. Only exported versions of the photo can be set to include geotags.

HoudahGeo feature highlights:

  • Supports many methods of geocoding: GPS track logs, built-in maps, Google Earth, etc.
  • Writes GPS data, location names, title, description and keywords to EXIF, XMP and IPTC tags
  • Works with JPEG as well as a large number of RAW file formats. It also supports XMP sidecar files
  • Notifies Apple Photos, iPhoto, and Aperture of changes made to photo location information
  • Exports photos and track logs for viewing in Google Earth

New in HoudahGeo 5.2:

  • Support for Lightroom Classic CC. Import photos and metadata from Lightroom catalogs
  • HoudahGeo now offers autocompletion when editing location, city, province/state, country names
  • HoudahGeo now reads and writes the EXIF v2.31 OffsetTimeOriginal tag. This specifies the camera clock time zone
  • HoudahGeo now updates the XMP MetadataDate tag when writing EXIF/XMP tags
  • Greatly improved performance of bulk changes. E.g. setting the location name on all selected images

Notable additions in previous releases:

  • Apple Photos: HoudahGeo can now add locations to photos in the Apple Photos library. Requires Photos 2.0 on macOS Sierra
  • Places: Quickly assign photos to favorite places and apply coordinates and location names
  • Drag-and-drop geocoding: Drag images to the built-in map and drop them at the location where they were taken
  • Reverse geocoding: Look up location names in English, German, Spanish and French
  • Camera import: Download photos from your camera. Geotag photos before importing them into your photo library
  • Lightroom integration: HoudahGeo reads location metadata directly from the Lightroom catalog
  • Keywords editor: The new keywords editor makes it easy to assign keywords in bulk
  • Map search: No GPS? No problem! Search for landmarks, cities, as well as your favorite places
  • Publish KML to Dropbox: Upload photos and track logs to Dropbox. View in Google Earth and Google My Maps

System Requirements:

  • OS X Version 10.10 or later. Fully tested with macOS 10.13 High Sierra
  • Some features require macOS 10.12 Sierra
  • It is recommended that iCloud Photos users geotag their photos before uploading these to the cloud
  • Digital camera
  • Optional GPS track logger
  • Optional iPhone, smartphone, or GPS-enabled camera
  • 55 MB of disk space

HoudahGeo 5.2 is priced at $39 USD (+ tax) for a single-user license. A full-featured demo version is available. Licenses are available from the Houdah Software in-app and web stores.

Want to know how you can use this product? Check out this video “Geotagging Photos with HoudahGeo and GPS4Cam


macOS New App Release – PHOTORECOVERY


Product Announcements – LC Technology International of Clearwater, Florida has released the 2018 editions of its Windows-based and Mac OS-based PHOTORECOVERY(R) data recovery software product.

PHOTORECOVERY(R) 2018 now boasts several improvements, including revised scanning algorithms permitting quicker recovery times and faster processing, while enabling clients to find the files they need without delay.

PHOTORECOVERY(R) 2018 can recover a variety of image and movie file formats, making it the perfect solution for the photographer, videographer, smartphone and tablet user, and even the GoPro and drone user.

PHOTORECOVERY(R) 2018 is the industry’s leading software recovery tool for CompactFlash, SD cards, USB flash drives and all other types of digital media. PHOTORECOVERY(R) 2018 is great for cameras, and is compatible with simple point-and-shoots, GoPro and even the most complex DSLR cameras.

Improvements for PHOTORECOVERY(R) 2018 include:

  • Support for larger capacity memory cards.
  • Video and image formats added including RAW image and HD/UHD/3D for video.
  • Creates a backup image of your media card for archiving.

“PHOTORECOVERY(R) is a yearly subscription, so we strive to start the new year with a round of new features so each user is getting the maximum value,” said David Zimmerman, president of LC Technology. “We live in an image-based world, so we’ve added new image and movie formats to PHOTORECOVERY(R) 2018 to accommodate the needs of today’s user. We’ve also boosted the scanning algorithms to allow fast and efficient recovery so consumers can get back to work or play as quickly as possible.”

PHOTORECOVERY(R) 2018 is available at the LC Technology International website for $40. PHOTORECOVERY(R) 2018 is available as a Standard, Professional, and Professional Commercial versions. A free evaluation is also offered.

macOS New App Release – NeoFinder 7.2


Product Announcement – Norbert M. Doerner of Bonn, Germany has released NeoFinder 7.2, the second major update for NeoFinder 7. The new version includes a powerful Metadata Presets Editor to make handling large data sets easier. Also new are a massively faster Find Duplicates engine and a new Find Unique Files feature. Updating large existing catalogs is much faster now, and a elegant new fill bar quickly display the kind of data contained on a cataloged disk.

NeoFinder 7.2 is a free update to all NeoFinder 7.x users. NeoFinder 7.x is a paid upgrade to licensed users of NeoFinder 6.x and the old CDFinder, upgrade price starting at 19 Euros. New licenses start at 29 Euros for a NeoFinder Private License.

New features and enhancements of NeoFinder 7.2:

  • Metadata Presets Editor: Create multiple XMP metadata presets, assign them to one or multiple items with just a mouse click, export and import them, or create them from existing files
  • Find Duplicates is massively faster now! Really massively. Really!
  • New option to find Unique Files in the Find Duplicates window, and yes, it is also incredibly fast
  • Fill Bar in Details View for catalog folders, to quickly see what is on your disks. You can even click on parts to quickly display all items of the kind in that catalog
  • New option to display file names without their name suffixes
  • New option to keep folders sorted together in all four view styles
  • Extended AppleScript commands to find in just some catalogs, or to run complex find queries
  • You can now store your Albums and Smart Folders inside the NeoFinder database folder, so they can be shared with multiple users of NeoFinder on a file server
  • In macOS High Sierra, NeoFinder can now generate audio previews for FLAC files, too
  • You can now export the content of Albums into text files
  • New option to display Ratings in the Icon View
  • The Sort menu for Icon View, Column View, and Details View now also has an option to sort by EXIF date
  • All export column titles no longer use “:” in their names, making the import in other tools easier
  • “Open with…” now also works with files that are actually “bundles” or “packages”, like Final Cut Pro X projects
  • You can now search for XMP Location and Usage Terms fields in the Find Editor and Smart Folders
  • Updating large catalogs is now massively faster and uses a lot less memory
  • You can now generate Download URLs for your files in your Dropbox, to share that file with other people
  • Improved the display of data in the Inspector
  • A new “What’s New” window shows a short overview of the new features in new versions
  • Improved error handling of Dropbox cataloging, and the option to keep a partial catalog when the cataloging is cancelled
  • A new “plus” button in the Inspector allows you to quickly open the keywords window with just one click, to edit your keywords
  • The ThumbnailHelper tool that NeoFinder uses to safely generate thumbnails is now also 64bit
  • Cataloging now recognises “.inx” Adobe InDesign files
  • Fixes a problem when sorting List View by Rating
  • Fixes a problem when cataloging certain AIFF files with an ID3 tag segment
  • Fixes a problem when reverting the sort order with the sort menu
  • Fixes a problem finding items with no keywords
  • Minor visual improvements for macOS High Sierra

NeoFinder 7.2 requires Mac OS X 10.7 or later

NeoFinder Highlights:

  • Cataloging – NeoFinder catalogs metadata of songs, movies, fonts, and photos, including the MP3-Tags of several audio file formats, EXIF, GPS, and IPTC data of photos. NeoFinder also edits Adobe XMP data, including keywords. All these are arranged clearly in the user interface, and can be extensively searched. For numerous photo and video formats, fonts, text files, and even audio files, NeoFinder generates thumbnails during cataloging, displaying them in all list and icon views.
  • Networking – Store your catalog database on a server for access from all Macs in the network, and with the sidekick product abeMeda (was CDWinder for Windows) even from Microsoft Windows.
  • Mobile – Keep your NeoFinder database with you on your iPhone or iPad with the separate NeoFinder for iOS app.
  • Integration – Offering a tight connection to major productivity tools, such as Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office, Roxio Toast, FileMaker Pro, Apples Spotlight and Finder, and the extensive support of drag&drop into other applications, NeoFinder can support many workflow scenarios. The AppleScript support in NeoFinder allows custom integrations of all kinds.
  • Geotagging – Only NeoFinder offers the integrated GeoFinder, which searches for photos taken near a spot, or the KMZ export for coordinates and photo thumbnails as a way to give geolocated photos to friends. NeoFinder can even geotag photos itself, no other software needed. And only NeoFinder displays important facts about any geolocation in the truly unique Wikipedia Inspector.

Since the initial release of CDFinder 1.0 in 1996, more than 80,000 customers in 101 countries around the world are using CDFinder and now NeoFinder to organize their digital library, and manage their data archive and backups, including NASA, IKEA, BBC, Mattel, Rand McNally, Pfizer, Random House, Oracle, Manowar, and Warner Bros.

Language Support: German, English, French, Swedish, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, and Japanese

System Requirements:

  • Requires Mac OS X v10.7 – macOS High Sierra 10.13
  • Previous CDFinder and NeoFinder versions for older Mac OS versions are still available
  • Separate app for iOS (iPhone and iPad) is available

NeoFinder 7.x is a paid upgrade to licensed users of NeoFinder 6.x and CDFinder, upgrade price starting at 19 Euros. Cross-grades for users of competing applications (DiskLibrary, FileFinder, CatFinder, Canto Cumulus, Disk Tracker, DiskCatalogMaker, Atomic View, iView Media Pro, Extensis Portfolio, and more) are available. A free NeoFinder demo version can be downloaded from the NeoFinder website, the price for new users starts at 29,00 (EUR). Multiple user packs are available for network users.

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.