Tag: Reviews

Tamron’s New 28–75mm F/2.8 Di III RXD (Model A036): The Perfect Match for Mirrorless

Sponsored Article The new Tamron standard zoom for Sony mirrorless full-frame cameras is light and small, checking in at 19.4 ounces and 4.6 inches, making it smaller than a soda can. Despite its bantamweight, this

A little compositing inspiration

In case you didn’t read last weeks post about PixelSquid, I thought I would entice you with a little composite I put together today. Everything is from PixelSquid except for the background. It is so

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Check out Pixel Squid

*update… gets even better… I have been downloading all kinds of objects in just about every angle I could think of while things are in beta so that I can have access to them one

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Flood your pictures

This free app/plug-in from Flaming Pear has been around for a while, but it is still one of my favorites that I go to over and over again. Go to http://www.flamingpear.com/download.html and download “Flood” once you

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xScope 4

Graphic and Compositing Design Assistant The Iconfactory and Artis Software developed the first version of xScope for the purpose of designing layouts and measuring or inspecting onscreen graphics. This simple tool had only Ruler, Guide,

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Perfectly Clear 2

Photo Corrections the Easy Way Athentech Imaging promises that with the Perfectly Clear 2 plug-in you can correct photos in much less time than it would take with Adobe Photoshop or Lightroom tools. I tested

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Photomatix Essentials 4

High Dynamic Range for Amateurs Photomatix Essentials 4 is an entry-level, easy-to-use, standalone application to create HDR images. The adjustments are basic and more or less limited to selecting from the presets, which range from

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Perfect Photo Suite 9 Premium

Updated Photo Editing and Effects Software onOne Software has always offered some of the most fun Photoshop tools that produce outstanding results, making it difficult to find fault with any new version, and Perfect Photo

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Engraver III

Turn Your Picture into a Beautiful Engraving Engraver III is a plug-in for Photoshop that can apply a wide variety of engraving-like effects to any image, including photos, logos, or even text. It works on

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Filter Forge 4 Professional

Create Realistic and Abstract Filters and Effects The long-awaited fourth version of Filter Forge is now available and loaded with new features that make it better than ever. For those who aren’t familiar with the

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PrinTao 8

Create Realistic and Abstract Filters and Effects Aimed at professional photographers and graphic designers, PrinTao 8 from LaserSoft Imaging is a new, Mac-only tool that’s fine-tuned for optimized printing with a specific class of printers,

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Look Converter from Picture Instruments

Create Your Own 3D LUTs in Photoshop Picture Instruments recently released Look Converter to convert presets and looks from any image editor into 3D LUTs (lookup tables) so that you can use these looks in

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SmartAlbums

Album-Building Software for Mac The album design software space is heating up. That’s good news for photographers selling albums to clients and designers selling layouts to photographers. Whether you design your own albums or outsource

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Philips Brilliance 272P4 Monitor

Professional LCD Display with Webcam and MultiView Finding that perfect balance of quality, size, and price for a display can require jumping over a few hurdles, and although pricing has come down for some brands,

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