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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.

macOS New App Release – PhotoStory 1.0.1

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Product Announcement – einstein’s legacy v2.0, LLC of Charlotte, North Carolina has released PhotoStory 1.0.1 for macOS, an image-to-video transformation application. PhotoStory turns a collection of images into a high-quality digital movie for use in promotion, storytelling and creating time-lapsed applications. The app features modern codecs, variable speed playback and a simple WYSIWYG user interface. PhotoStory 1.0.1 includes the following key features:

  • Easy Organization – Drag’n’drop images into the desired order for output or sort the collection according to name or date
  • Adjustable Speed – Set the playback rate by hand or choose from almost 20 frame-rate-based preset options
  • Appearance – Control the background color and placement of images within the frame of the output movie
  • Modern Codecs – Create new movies in a variety of formats for a range of devices and playback situations
  • Sharing – Share your output movie using Vimeo, Facebook and other popular internet services

System Requirements:

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

PhotoStory 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 Video category.

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.