Category Archives: Photography

macOS New App Release – GoArt 1.0

Product Announcement – Everimaging of San Francisco, California has released GoArt 1.0, their entertaining photo editor for macOS. GoArt allows anyone to instantly transform any photo into a work of art by applying templates based on the work of the masters of fine art. GoArt currently offers over 40 different filters, with plenty more on the way.

GoArt uses “fine art” presets based on the artistic styles of history’s most admired artists, including Van Gogh, Monet, and Picasso. The app can also create works based on various styles of art, such as Impressionism, Pop Art, Expressionism, Structuralism, and many more. GoArt includes 43 templates, with more set for release in the future.

GoArt takes advantage of the latest emergent AI technology-driven artistic effects, allowing users to customize their favorite photographs by transforming them into “fine art,” inspired by the styles of history’s greatest masters of fine art. It uses AI-based apps that are not really filter overlays at all, but algorithm-based style transfer effects that fundamentally alter the structure of the photo. The app offers anyone the chance to create a masterpiece in the style of their favorite art master or artistic style.

Features:

  • Based on AI technology
  • Supports multiple platforms
  • Transforms any image into a work of art
  • Over 40 filters available, with more on the way
  • Create images based on popular styles of art
  • Create images based on the styles of famous masters of the craft
  • No Internet connection needed for image processing
  • Create high-definition images up to 8-megapixels in size

GoArt is the world’s first AI artistic app which allows anyone to export an HD image and make it possible to print their own works. GoArt not only lets users take their favorite images to another level, it offers them an absolute advantage by allowing them to export their images in a high-definition format, up to 8-megapixels in size. This allows printing the new images in a format suitable for framing, perfect for sharing with family and friends.

Unlike other image processing apps of this type, GoArt does not require an Internet connection to process images. All the work is done on the Mac. Users don’t need to be connected to the Internet to create and save their works of art. Local processing means faster and more efficient processing, with no worries of being unable to create or save an image due to a lost Internet connection.

In addition to the GoArt app for macOS, Everimaging also offers free iOS, Android, and web-based versions of the app. This allows users on almost any platform to make use of the powerful effects offered by the GoArt app. Users can visit the GoArt website to get a demonstration of the powerful effects offered by GoArt before purchasing the app for their Mac.

Art Effects Include:

  • Fauvism
  • Early Autumn
  • Sponge Dabbed
  • Byzantine
  • Expressionism
  • Realistic Watercolor
  • Van Gogh 1
  • Van Gogh 2
  • Van Goh’s Cafe
  • Abstractionism
  • Impressionism
  • Pop Art
  • Picasso
  • Ukiyoe
  • Christmas
  • French Coffee
  • Watercolor
  • Comic Etch
  • Rust
  • Superstring
  • Ink Art
  • Structuralism
  • Pastel
  • Magic Cube
  • Joy
  • Color Life
  • Surrealism
  • Sketch
  • Rich Colored
  • Cubism
  • Color Fantasy
  • Pointillism
  • Pointillism 2
  • Blue
  • Dadaism
  • Crayon Shin-chan
  • Artist’s Sketch
  • Metaphisics
  • Winter
  • On Fire
  • Sketch 2
  • Water Color 2
  • Defoliation

System Requirements:

  • OS X 10.6.6 or later
  • 64-bit processor
  • 180 MB

GoArt 1.0 is $29.99 USD (or an equivalent amount in other currencies) and is available worldwide exclusively through the Mac App Store in the Entertainment category. iOS, Android, and web-based versions of the app are also available.

macOS New App Release – HDRtist NX 1.0

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Product AnnouncementOhanaware Co., Ltd. of Hengchun, Taiwan has released HDRtist NX 1.0, their latest High Dynamic Range Imaging software developed exclusively for OS X. HDRtist NX is the third installment in the HDRtist series of applications that Ohanaware started back in 2009. NX is the absolute latest and most advanced version to date, featuring brand new technology and functionality that Ohanaware have been refining in the last 7 years.

What makes HDRtist NX so special?

  • Turbo charged 128-Bit image processing with high precision, utilizing multi-core processors & accelerated graphics hardware
  • Next generation futuristic interface, making the application feel like it’s directly from a modern science fiction movie
  • Large live editor with split view, providing near real time performance while the images are being edited
  • 1-Click Styles, allow the customer to pick and choose one of our pre-made styles. Alternatively customers can create and share their own
  • Master slider (with 4 settings) and fine grained control, give customers a single slider to help choose their look, while still giving access to the individual elements
  • Multiple exposures, single images and even iPhone HDRs can be used with HDRtist NX
  • Built-in online sharing, so customers can quickly share their images on their favorite social media sites
  • Editable HDR images, when images are saved in the HDRtist NX format, customers can re-edit their HDRs without having to start all over again
  • Ohanaware’s Magic effect version 3.0, helps to boost the luminosity, vibrance and reduce minor imperfections of an image
  • Supports “Drag & Drop” from Apple’s “Photos” photo organizing application
  • Tested with HDR images up to 101 megapixel in size

HDRtist NX 1.0 is available now for $19.79.

macOS – Cascable Transfer

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Product AnnouncementCascable of Stockholm, Sweden has released Cascable Transfer, a powerful tool for wirelessly importing photos from your WiFi-enabled Canon, Nikon, Olympus or Sony camera directly into your Photos library, Lightroom catalog, or anywhere else on your Mac. Whether you’re on the road and need to quickly import some photos for a quick edit, or are at your workstation and don’t want to deal with a mess of cables and memory card readers, Cascable Transfer will prove to be an essential part of the photography toolkit for the professional and amateur photographer alike.

Cascable Transfer provides an intuitive and powerful user interface for previewing and selecting photos to import, and out-of-the-box will integrate with your photography workflow and let you get started right away. For advanced users, Cascable Transfer provides controls for customising how photos are sorted on disk as they’re copied, and how RAW JPEG photos are handled – meaning Cascable Transfer can fit right in with any photography workflow.

Cascable Transfer is available to get started with for free from the Cascable website, and will cost $14.99 USD (or your local equivalent)Please visit Cascable online for more information on Cascable Transfer, including screenshots, photographs and detailed user guides.

macOS – iFoto FilmSim

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Product AnnouncementiFotosoft of Hangzhou, China has released Photo FilmSim which provides gorgeous film presets and camera profiles to produce stunning results. Just import photos to apply legendary analog film rendering for Kodak, Fuji and Ilford camera profiles. It always provides some unique styles to your photos with the advanced calibration technology.

iFoto FilmSim is a film pack with four analog film profile solutions with dozens of revolutionary camera profiles. The different contrast, saturation and special of analog film color mode bring out numerous of stunning photos effects. You can also choose between Black & White, Ferric Sulfate, Gold, Selenium and Sepia.

It is not only an excellent color-rendering program, but also reproduce the authenticity and natural look of film with analog film grain. The effects are able to custom grain, dust and scratches that enhance the feeling of the traditional photograph.

The film pack works with JPEG, TIFF and most of the RAW formats. And the super easy to use interface just make sure you can design stunning photos with analog film as your imagination.

Just share photos with analog film effects to Facebook and other social media within one click. Syncing output with AirDrop and Photos to other devices directly from the program. And sending photos to friends via Email is also supported.

Key Features:

  • Advanced calibration technology with legendary analog film effects.
  • Analog film color rendering for Kodak, Fuji and Ilford film camera profiles with desired results.
  • Reproduce the authenticity and natural look of film with analog film grain
  • The different contrast, saturation and special of analog film color mode bring out numerous of stunning photos effects.
  • Custom grain, dust and scratches that enhance the feeling of the traditional photograph.
  • The program works with JPEG, TIFF and most of the RAW formats.
  • Super easy to use interface just make sure you can design stunning photos with analog film as your imagination.
  • Share photos with analog film effects to Facebook and other social media within one click.
  • Sync output with AirDrop and Photos to other devices directly from the program.
  • Send photos to friends via Email within the program.

The filmpack including the following camera profiles:

  • Kodak Ektachrome 100VS
  • Kodak Ektachrome 25
  • Kodak Ektachrome 64
  • Kodak Ektachrome 200
  • Fuji Astia 100F
  • Fuji Provia 100F
  • Fuji Velvia 50
  • Generic Fuji Astia 100VS
  • Generic Kodak Ektachrome 100VS
  • Generic Kodak Ektachrome 64
  • Generic Fuji Provia 100F
  • Generic Fuji Velvia 100
  • Kodak Portra 160NC
  • Kodak Portra 160VC
  • Fuji Superia Reala 100
  • Fuji Superia X-tra 800
  • Fuji Superia HG 1600
  • Kodak BW 400CN
  • Kodak Tri-X 400
  • Kodak T-Max 3200
  • Fuji Neopan Acros 100
  • Ilford Pan F Plus 50
  • Ilford XP2
  • Ilford Delta 400
  • Ilford HP5 Plus 400
  • Ilford HPS 800
  • Kodak Elite 100
  • Fuji Superia 200

iFoto FilmSim for Mac is just $39.99 USD (or an equivalent amount in other currencies), and is available worldwide exclusively through the iFotosoft website. A free trial version is available.

macOS – Elements+ 9.0

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Product Announcement – Independent author, Andrei Doubrovski of Chelyabinsk, Russian Federation released Elements+ 9.0, 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.

“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.”

All versions of Adobe Photoshop Elements+are supported, however the feature sets in each version may vary.

Feature Highlights:
* 9 main feature categories: Color and Tone, Selections, Layers, Styles, Masks, Smart Filters, Paths, Text, Scripts
* Script catalog includes 100 additional utilities for miscellaneous tasks

New Features in Elements+ v.9:
* Ability to re-edit Curves, Color Balance, and other unlocked adjustments
* Ability to re-edit Camera RAW photos in ACR converter
* Customizable PSE keyboard shortcuts
* Customizable PSE menus
* Pen and other advanced vector tools
* Auto-recovery after PSE crashes
* Script Events Manager

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

Pricing and Availability:
Elements+ 9.0 is $12.00 (USD) to download from the website. Distribution kits are also available for all the previous versions of Adobe Photoshop Elements.

macOS – iFoto Converter 2.1.1060

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Product Announcement – iFotosoft Ltd. of Hangzhou, China has released iFoto Converter 2.1.1060. Now every Mac user can make breath-taking HDR photographs with three different exposed images. The application is immediately available in the Mac App Store.

iFoto Converter is the ultimate photo converter for most of the formats. The excellent batch conversion can transform one image or an entire folder of mixed format images to single file format. The advanced algorithm let you instant preview watermarks and captions added to all the photos. What’s more, when you convert RAW to JPG, you can custom size, resolution, name or even rotate all photos in one click.

When you want to take advantage of the stunning digital photos, you can convert RAW to JPEG or other compatible format. The image converter supports most of popular formats to JPEG, JPEG 2000, PNG, TIFF, BMP and more. You can put your photos anywhere you want, post on the web, email to friends or display on smartphone.

In order to protect the private of photos, you can add watermark when converting images. When you put watermark onto images in the right position, it makes the images artistic. iFotosoft Photo Converter not only add captions and images as watermark, but also empowers you to adjust opacity, size, angle and position. You can instant preview for the applied effects of all the photos to get the optimal result.

Except for changing photo formats, you can also batch resize images with different dimensions, rename photos in various ways or rotate pictures to right direction. The photo converter is the best program to share photos to website or social networks.

What is more, you can take advantage of the converted images directly. Send them to Email and Message, sync them to smartphone via AirDrop and Add to Photos or upload to different social networks directly.

Features:

  • Convert or compress thousands of photos at a time with batch conversion
  • Instant preview for the applied effects of all the images in thumbnail, actual size and fit-in
  • Supports most of the popular image formats, including popular RAW files and all photo formats
  • Export to JPEG, JPEG 2000, PNG, TIFF, BMP and more formats
  • Add text captions and images as watermark in batch process
  • Resize all images with four modes in one click, By Width, By Height, Percentage and Free modes
  • Compress every image into a certain resolution or DPI, including enlarge smaller images
  • Rename photos with an additional prefix, suffix, or even change to a new name
  • Automatic rotate a certain image to the right direction or batch rotate all images to the desired direction
  • Adjust font, style, color, style, opacity, angle and position of the text watermark with optimal result
  • Custom opacity, size, angle and position of the image watermark
  • Share images to social media, sync pictures to smartphone and send photos via messages directly

System Requirements:

  • OS X 10.8 or later
  • 64-bit processor
  • 0.8 MB

iFoto Converter 2.1.1060 is just $19.99 and is available worldwide through the Mac App Store in the Photography category.

macOS -Photo Denoise 2.1.1066

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Product Announcement – iFotosoft LtdiFotosoft Ltd. of Hangzhou, China has released Photo Denoise for Mac 2.1.1066. Now every Mac user can reduce noise and beautify photos with the excellent program now.

Since noisy images are inevitable, what should you do to reduce noise for cameras or iPhone? Especially when you are shooting in Lowlight environment or moving stuff. iFotosoft Photo Denoise is the best Noise reduction software to minimize image grain and other imperfections.

iFotosoft Photo Denoise is not only a noiseware for landscapes, but also photo beautifier for portraits. The program professionally eliminates Luminance noise and Chrominance noise caused by high ISO or no-flash environments. It maintains better details, colors and textures of the photos when fixing blurry photos or JPEG artifacts. When there is any face detected, iFotosoft Photo Deniose is able to touch-up skin and smooth face with advanced algorithms.

The batch process of iFotosoft Photo Denoise can turn a large amount of noisy images into neat pictures in a few clicks. iFotosoft Photo Denoise support JPEG files, TIFF files and most of the RAW formats. Whether reducing image noise for digital photos or iPhone photos, you can simply import all images for noise reduction and portrait touch-up in few seconds.

The Noise Reduction software delivers exceptional detail, outstanding image quality and a distinctive natural look. You can shoot anywhere in any situation with confidence. And then you can share to Facebook, Flickr directly from the program. You can also save the neat image to social media sites. It is the best alternative to Noiseware Mac version.

Key Features:

  • Best Noise Reduction software to eliminate image noise while preserving image detail.
  • Great Photo Beautifier to touch-up skin and smooth face with advanced algorithms.
  • Batch process to turn a large amount of noisy images into neat pictures with ease.
  • The noiseware is able to fix blurry photos, grainy pictures and other imperfections of images.
  • Noiseware to reduce image noise for digital cameras and smartphones, including iPhone or Android phones.
  • Optimize portrait photographs with skin touching-up and face smoothing.
  • Professionally eliminate Luminance noise and Chrominance noise caused by high ISO or Lowlight situations.
  • Maintain better details, colors and textures of the photos when fixing blurry photos or JPEG artifacts.
  • Deliver exceptional detail, outstanding image quality and a distinctive natural look.
  • Support JPEG files, TIFF files and most of the RAW formats.
  • Share neat images to social media sites, such as Facebook, Twitter and other sites.

System Requirements:

  • OS X 10.9 or later
  • 64-bit processor
  • 4.2 MB

Photo Denoise for Mac 2.1.1066 is just $12.99 USD (or an equivalent amount in other currencies) and is available worldwide through the Mac App Store in the Photography category.

macOS – PhotoScissors 3.0

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Product AnnouncementTeoreX of Craiova, Romania has released PhotoScissors 3.0, the important update to their photo editing and retouching tool for macOS. PhotoScissors is positioned as a really easy photo editing and retouching tool and it fits this role very well. With it, a user can remove a background from a photograph or replace the background with a more picturesque one in less than a minute. PhotoScissors automates 99% of the work and has a very simple user interface, so retouching a bad photo is really easy with the tool.

The process of moving an object on the picture is simple. The user roughly marks the object on the picture and the background. No precise selection or pixel hunting is needed. Then the program automatically cuts the foreground object from the background and analyzes the surrounding textures to automatically fill the hole when the user moves the object somewhere else. For even better fit, a number of filters and adjustments are available in the program too.

Such intuitive approach allows adjusting the picture with very little effort. Move a couple closer to each other; move a statue a bit to make it better fit the Rule of Thirds; dislocate a boat on the horizon or a tree in the woods. Possibilities of PhotoScissors are unlimited and are very accessible even to users with no photo-editing experience.

System Requirements:

  • Mac OS X 10.7 or higher
  • 64-bit processor
  • 10.9 MB

PhotoScissors 3.0 is only $19.99 and is available worldwide through the PhotoScissors website. It is also available through the Mac App Store in the Photography category. A trial download is available.

macOS – Achroma 1.0.1

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Product Announcement –  – einstein’s legacy of Charlotte, North Carolina has released Achroma 1.0.1 for Mac OS X, an image manipulation tool. Achroma lets you remove colors from your images by providing two conversion modes: select from a set of preset color ranges or create your own collection of user-defined color ranges for processing. Achroma also lets you export images in a variety of formats, create interactive slideshows and share images using various internet services.

Achroma 1.0.1 includes the following key features:

  • Interoperability:
    Drag’n drop (or copy) high-resolution images directly from Achroma to your application or the Finder.
  • Simple Mode:
    Choose from seven preset color ranges to control the hues that will be removed from your image.
  • Output Preview:
    Toggle between the original and processed image to compare the differences between images.
  • Printing:
    Print high-resolution source material as a single image, on a contact sheet or as image slices.
  • Exporting:
    Create new images using a background process while you continue to work on other projects.
  • Advanced Mode:
    Use hue-specific controls to create an array of color ranges to process your images.
  • Sharing:
    Share images with local applications or Facebook, Twitter and other popular internet services.
  • Slide Shows:
    Create an interactive slide show presentation using your processed output images.

System Requirements:

  • OS X 10.11 (El Capitan) or later
  • 64-bit processor
  • 0.6 MB

Achroma 1.0.1 is available for $9.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and is available worldwide from the Mac App Store in the Photography category.

macOS – LightTable 3.0.1

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Product Announcementeinstein’s legacy v2.0, LLC of Charlotte, North Carolina has released LightTable 3.0.1, an unlimited virtual canvas application. LightTable lets users layout, inspect and compare images. Images can be resized, repositioned, layered and aligned allowing users to discover different storytelling perspectives. The 3.0.1 Update introduces gesture-based manipulation of canvas items, consolidates the user interface and provides several stability enhancement bug fixes.

LightTable 3.0.1 includes the following key features:

  • Unlimited Canvas:
    The LightTable Virtual Canvas automatically expands to accommodate any number of images.
  • Layout Tools:
    LightTable provides the tools to align, resize or re-order items or groups of images relative to the canvas or other images.
  • Canvas Automation:
    Duplicate, replicate and automatically arrange images using built-in canvas automation functions.
  • Image Effects:
    More than 40 built-in image effects are available to apply to items on the canvas.
  • Canvas Export:
    Capture the entire canvas layout as a single image which can then be exported in a variety of formats.
  • Sharing:
    Share your canvas with other applications or directly to Facebook, Twitter and other popular internet services.

System Requirements:  Macintosh Computer and OS X 10.11 (El Capitan)

LightTable 3.0.1 is available for $19.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and is available worldwide from the Mac App Store in the Photography category.