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macOS New App Release – myTracks 3.1.2

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Product Announcements – Independent developer, Dirk Stichling of Paderborn, Germany has released myTracks 3.1.2, an important update to his photo geotagging app for macOS. myTracks allows anyone to quickly and easily organize GPS tracks from photos stored in JPEG or RAW formats.

Version 3.1.2 of myTracks brings the ability to easily geotag photos that are stored in the macOS “Photos” app. With just a few clicks of the mouse, anyone can geotag their photos that are stored in the app. There is no need to update anything in the Photos app itself. Once the process is complete, users can easily view the location of the photos using the “Places” feature of the Photos app.

“I created myTracks to be the Swiss Army Knife for organizing your GPS tracks. They can be loaded from a broad range of devices, and the app organizes them into an easily accessibly library,” says the creator of the myTracks app, Dirk Stichling. “Plus, the new version of the app allows users to select photos stored in the macOS ‘Photos’ app that don’t have GPS information, and quickly geotag them using myTracks.”

Geotagging “Photos” images with myTracks works as follows:

  1. Select the images in the Photos app that do not have GPS information.
  2. Open the ‘myTracks’ app and select “Import from ‘Photos’ app” in the “File” menu.
  3. myTracks will display the locations the photos were taken, based on GPS tracks in the myTracks app.
  4. Geotagging can be added to each image photo-by-photo or by using myTracks’ batch processing feature.

In addition to the macOS “Photos” app, myTracks can be used with numerous other photo organizing applications, including Aperture, Adobe Lightroom, GraphicConverter, or even the macOS Finder. myTracks handles the JPEG and RAW photos formats. GPS tracks can be exported in the GPX, KML or KMZ file formats, and can be used with Google Earth.

Features:

  • Works great with the macOS “Photos” app
  • 1-click, drag-and-drop geotagging of JPEG and RAW photo files
  • Offers more than 50 presets for downloading GPS tracks
  • Import, export, and edit tracks in GPX and KML formats. Export in KMZ formats
  • Ability to display tracks on a variety of maps, both online and offline
  • Compatible with Adobe Lightroom, macOS Photos, Aperture, GraphicConverter or macOS Finder
  • Upload to Flickr
  • iCloud support
  • Free iOS app to track recording and sync with macOS app

In addition to using myTracks for macOS with dedicated GPS loggers, app developer Stichling also offers a free iPhone app, “myTracks – The GPS logger” to record GPS tracks. Users can synchronize all of their tracks between their iOS and macOS devices via iCloud. The iPhone app is available worldwide through the App Store.

Device Requirements:

  • OS X 10.8.0 or later
  • 64-bit processor
  • 45.1 MB

myTracks 3.1.2 is only $14.99 USD (or an equivalent amount in other currencies) and is available worldwide exclusively through the Mac App Store in the Travel category. “myTracks – The GPS-Logger” for iOS is also available for free through the App Store.

macOS New App Release – WidsMob Retoucher

Product Announcement – WidsMob Technology Co., Ltd. of HongKong, China has released   WidsMob Retoucher, their photo editing application macOS. The professional skill for taking photos is just one part of an outstanding photograph.

The magic of photo effects should be another important part for any photos. Just find what WidsMob Retoucher can do for any photographer. Before further editing your photographs, users need to use noise reduction software to fix blurry photos first. WidsMob Retouch eliminates image noise while preserving image detail. It also enables users to minimize image grain, JPEG artifacts and other imperfections.

The program deals with Luminance noise and Chrominance noise professionally. Users can feel free to take photos in high ISO or low light environment. As for the portrait images, users can also remove some selfie imperfections, such as minimize freckles, whiten teeth and smooth skins.

Even if a photographer just has to touch up photos for the family reunion, WidsMob Retouch has the advanced photo beautifier algorithms to make beautify portraits with ease. Film pack provides dozens of revolutionary camera profiles to rediscover the magic of stunning film effects.

Whether a user needs to convert photo to different styles of black and white files, or apply the classic film analog effects, WidsMob Retouch apply the authenticity and natural look. It will preserve the high quality RAW files of digital photographs.

Just looking for some additional artistic photo effects, retouch photos with color opacity to make the photograph special. And users can also add vignetting to the image file. What is more, anyone can also enjoy the photos in fish eye view with WidsMob Retoucher.

The program also provides lots of other parameters, which enables anyone to adjust saturation, contrast, brightness, temperature and tint according to their requirements. WidsMob Retoucher is a versatile photo retouching software to beautify any photos in different and artistic ways. Just enjoy the fantastic photo effects with the program now.

Pricing and Availability:
WidsMob Retoucher is just $19.99 USD (or an equivalent amount on other currencies) and is available through the WidsMob website. A free trial version is also available through the WidsMob website.

macOS New App Release – HDRtist NX 1.1

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Product AnnouncementOhanaware Co., Ltd. of Hengchun, Taiwan has released HDRtist NX 1.1, an important feature update to their latest High Dynamic Range Imaging software for OS X. HDRtist NX is the third installment in the HDRtist series of applications that Ohanaware started 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’s new in HDRtist NX 1.1?

  • Supports RAW images from Apple’s “Photos” application: Now customers you can simply drag and drop RAW images from Photos into HDRtist NX, whereas previously there was no way to obtain RAW images from Photos.
  • New RAW processor: The new processor in HDRtist NX 1.1 extracts more details and better quality images from RAW images.
  • New “Color Temperature” processor: Which generates more natural results, while still be able to adjust in two dimensions. Existing images can be upgraded to the new processor.
  • Now uses OAK2017 and OCIKit2017: The very latest shared code between all Ohanaware applications, which give optimizations and help to reduce issues.
  • Optimizations: Several processing modules have been replaced with highly optimized versions and newer code, helping to reduce the time it takes to process HDR images. More is coming.
  • Fixed a bug with Split View on some Retina displays. Fixed a bug that was preventing diagnostic information from being included in Support e-mails.

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 upto 101 megapixel in size

System Requirements:

  • macOS 10.10 “Yosemite” or newer (macOS 10.11 “El Capitan” recommended)
  • 4GB of RAM minimum (8GB-16GB or higher recommended)
  • Core 2 Duo based Macs should be running 10.11 “El Capitan” or newer (due to issues within 10.10 “Yosemite” on these machines)

HDRtist NX is available right now from the Ohanaware web site and the Apple Mac App Store. Normal RRP is $29.99 (USD). App Wrapper uses Paddle as the payment processor. Customers who’ve purchased Ohanaware’s HDRtist Pro after December the 1st 2016 are entitled to a FREE upgrade, HDRtist Pro customers who purchased before December the 1st 2016 are entitled to a Upgrade discount. Please see the HDRtist NX page for more information.

macOS New App Release – Hydra 4.1

Product Announcements – Creaceed of Mons, Belgium has released Hydra 4.1, a new version of their popular HDR app for Mac OS X. Hydra enables the creation of HDR images (high dynamic range) based on pictures taken with exposure shifts (varying brightness) or alternatively from a single RAW or JPEG image. Hydra is fully optimised for Metal and macOS Sierra, and offers a simple user experience as well as more advanced options such as a precise image alignment or ghost removal along with a real-time preview at full scale.

Hydra 4.1 features an improved tone mapper with a new color grading technique. This technique allows more vivid colors & contrast, even with default rendering settings, that lets users create images with even more drama. More vibrant colors was the number one requested feature since the launch of the app last year.

All features of this release:

  • New color grading technique
  • New Vibrancy tool available in the tone mapper
  • Improved local contrast rendering that now reveals more details in the image
  • Correction of a crash occurring on Macs with older discrete GPUs
  • Finer-grained GPU memory allocation limits to accommodate with a wider range of Macs

System Requirements:

  • Mac running macOS El Capitan (10.11) or Sierra (10.12)
  • Modern GPU recommended (Metal compatibility)
  • 22.6 MB

Hydra 4.1 is available worldwide starting June 29th 2017 both directly through the Creaceed website or from the Mac App Store, and is localized in 9 languages. The application can be tried out by downloading a trial version from the Creaceed website. The trial is full-featured and is not time limited, but it will render a watermark in exported images. Hydra 4.1 can be purchased for $24.99 for a limited time instead of the regular price of $49.99 (USD).

macOS New App Release – ImageFramer 4.0

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Product Announcement – Apparent Software of Winnipeg, (MB) Canada has released ImageFramer 4.0, a new major version of its tool for adding photorealistic frames and decorative borders to photos and images of art. Version 4.0 introduces dozens of improvements, including an Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Plugin, Batch Processing, integration with Apple Photos, and the capability to export and import frames and design templates.

ImageFramer is the tool of choice for photographers, visual artists, scrapbookers, interior designers and framing professionals for previewing how their art looks in a frame, presenting their work to clients, or in portfolios. With over 1000 customizable frames, ranging from traditional frames through holiday-themed designs to modern and specialty borders, ImageFramer is an indispensable tool in a photographer’s or artist’s toolbox.

ImageFramer 4.0 is available on the website in three pricing tiers: $29.95 (USD) for ImageFramer Lite, $39.95 for ImageFramer Standard and $69.95 for ImageFramer Pro. All versions require macOS 10.11 (El Capitan) or later. Demo versions are available at Apparent Software online.

macOS New App Release – One Color Lite 1.1.1

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Product Announcement – einstein’s legacy v2.0, LLC of Charlotte, North Carolina has released One Color Lite 1.1.1, an image manipulation application. One Color Lite remaps the colors in your images so that they all fall within shades of a single color. The resulting image can then be shared with other applications or via the internet. The 1.1.1 update introduces instant export, sharing and enhanced support for drawing high-resolution images.

What’s new in this version?

  • Printing
  • Share images with local applications or using Facebook and other internet-based tools
  • Instant Export allows you to drag images to another application (or the Finder) for immediate use
  • Improved support for drawing high-resolution images
  • Enhanced connectivity to social media

One Color Lite 1.1.1 includes the following key features:

  • Simple Operation
    No complicated setup, just select an image, select a color, and click export!
  • Output Previews
    Toggle between the original and altered image to compare the differences between images.
  • Color Options
    Use the color panel to specify the remapping color using RGB, CYMK, HSB or Grayscale.
  • Sharing
    Use drag’n’drop to share the output image with other compatible applications.

System Requirements:

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

One Color Lite 1.0.1 is available for free and is available worldwide from the Mac App Store in the Photography category.

macOS New App Release – Achroma 1.1.1

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Product Announcement – einstein’s legacy v2.0, LLC of Charlotte, North Carolina has released Achroma 1.1.1, an image manipulation tool for macOS. 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. This update improves support for displaying high-resolution images and provides new connectivity for social media interactions.

What’s new in this version?

  • Improved support for drawing high-resolution images
  • Enhanced connectivity to social media

Achroma 1.1.1 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.

For a quick video overview of Achroma, watch this video: https://youtu.be/f8kvMMGHQS8

System Requirements:

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

Achroma 1.1.1 is available for $9.99 USD (or an equivalent amount in other currencies) and is available worldwide exclusively from the Mac App Store in the Photography category.

macOS New Too Release – Monochrome 3.4.1

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Product Announcement einstein’s legacy v2.0, LLC of Charlotte, North Carolina has released Monochrome 3.4.1, a feature update to their popular post-processing application for OS X. Monochrome converts batches of images to grayscale, giving you control over the conversion and post-processing effects, to create a consistent set of output images that can be shared and printed in a variety of ways. Monochrome is an essential tool for photographers, editors and designers. The 3.4.1 update contains a collection of bug fixes, a new user interface and more than 2 dozen new image effects.

Monochrome 3.3.1 includes the following key features:

  • Grayscale Conversion – Convert using a RGB or HSL-based color mixer, selective color desaturation, or color re-mapping
  • Print Options – Print high-resolution source material as a single image, on a contact sheet or as image slices
  • Slide Shows – Create an interactive presentation using your converted and filtered images
  • Image Preview – Inspect and compare the original and final images using any of the six available preview modes
  • Image Effects – More than 40 built-in image effects are available to apply to items in the Monochrome Tray
  • Background Exports – Output images are created in the background, enabling you to continue working without waiting
  • Sharing – Drag’n’drop your images onto other applications or share with Facebook or other popular internet services

What’s new in version 3.4.1:

  • New Vibrant Dark user interface
  • New, more compact Tray with support for gesture-based actions
  • More than 2 dozen new image effects added to the existing library
  • Instant Export allows you to drag images to another application (or the Finder) for immediate use
  • Improved support for drawing high-resolution images
  • Enhanced connectivity to social media

System Requirements:

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

Monochrome 3.4.1 is available for $19.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and is available worldwide exclusively from the Mac App Store in the Photography category.

macOS New App Release – LightTable 3.1.1

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Product Announcement – einstein’s legacy v2.0, LLC of Charlotte, North Carolina has released LightTable 3.1.1, an important feature update to their popular unlimited virtual canvas application for OS X. LightTable lets users layout, inspect and compare images. Images can be resized, repositioned, layered and aligned allowing users to discover different storytelling perspectives. The 3.1.1 update introduces a new and re-organized user interface, a larger image canvas, more than 2 dozen new image effects, better event handling and improved support for drawing high-resolution images.

What’s new in this version?:

  • New Vibrant Dark user interface
  • Controls are consolidated on a single (hide-able) toolbar
  • Larger canvas for image item manipulation
  • More than 2 dozen new image effects added to the existing library
  • Instant Export allows you to drag images or the entire canvas to another application (or the Finder) for immediate use
  • Improved consistency for handling mouse events
  • Improved support for drawing high-resolution images
  • Enhanced social media connectivity

This version fixes the following high-visibility bugs:

  • Errors in the False Color Effect
  • Inconsistent Adjustment Panel behavior when switching between canvas items
  • Spurious option key’s behavior when selecting multiple items

LightTable 3.1.1 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 50 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:

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

LightTable 3.1.1 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.

macOS New App Release – Ombre1.0.1

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Product Announcement – einstein’s legacy v2.0, LLC of Charlotte, North Carolina has released Ombre 1.0.1, the company’s new image transformation tool developed exclusively for Mac OS X. Ombre is an creative tool for web designers, graphic artists and photographers alike. It lets you add radial or linear color gradient overlays to your images without altering the originals. Ombre 1.0.1 includes the following key features:

  • Ease of Use – The single-window interface keeps all essential application controls in view and immediately available
  • Gradient Types – Create nondestructive overlays that use either radial (concentric) or linear (point to point) gradients
  • Interoperability – Drag’n drop (or copy) high-resolution images directly from Ombre to your application or the Finder
  • 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
  • Sharing – Share images with local applications or using Facebook and other popular internet services
  • Slide Shows – Create an interactive slide show presentation using your processed output images
  • Settings Sharing – Use the lift and stamp features to quickly replicate settings from one item to another

System Requirements:

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

Ombre 1.0.1 is available for $5.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and is available worldwide from the Mac App Store in the Photography category.