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 zoom delivers outstanding image quality,...

/ June 6, 2018

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 easy to bring things in...

/ October 21, 2015

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 regular pricing kicks in… but...

/ October 15, 2015

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 have dragged it into your...

/ July 29, 2015

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, Frame, and Screen modules that...

/ February 14, 2015

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 Perfectly Clear 2 with Photoshop...

/ January 28, 2015

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 natural to artistic. The app...

/ January 27, 2015

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 Suite 9 Premium is no...

/ January 24, 2015

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 any 8-bit RGB or CMYK...

/ January 21, 2015

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 product, Filter Forge is a...

/ November 18, 2014

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, and it can also save...

/ November 15, 2014

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 any application that supports 3D...

/ November 14, 2014

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 your design work, tools that...

/ November 12, 2014

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, it’s still an all-or-nothing pursuit....

/ November 11, 2014