February Specials from Macphun software

Our friends over at Macphun Software are offering the following Specials for the rest of the month of February 2016

First off is a special on Aurora Pro HDR

For $99 you get the Aurora Pro HDR software from Macphun and Trey Ratcliff plus 2 Bonus photo apps and more!

  • Aurora HDR Pro for $99.
  •     Bonus # 1: Reflect Studio for stunning watery reflections ($30 value).
  •     Bonus # 2: Watermark Plus for batch image watermarking ($20 value).
  •     Bonus # 3: Pack of 18 one-click professional presets ($15 value).
  •     Bonus # 4: Pack of 25 custom textures for added creativity ($25 value).
  •     Bonus # 5: Four sets of Pro exposure brackets (Free).

The second special is  50% off their fantastic Noiseless Pro Noise reduction program. It take useless noisy photos and makes them useful

Normally $59.99 for thsi month just $29.99

Hurry, Savings just till the 29th (yes it is a leap year!)

 

New From Topaz Labs – Texture Effects -Coupon Code

Topaz Labs is a very cool company. They have the most extensive lineup of plug-ins and effects around. Now I’m a very Old School Shooter so I’m pretty traditional in my editing. So they have a lot of Plug-Ins that I “think” won’t interest me. but then I start to play with them and I find, I’m wrong. They are a ton of fun. I found that with Topaz Restyle and Simplify and I defiantly found that wish their newest release – Topaz Labs Texture Effects

Textures are very hot right now and have been for a while. Very popular with Fine Artists, Portrait shooters, Weddings and Compositors to name a few. But doing textures has always been a bit of  a pain. First off you needed Photoshop to be able to make layers and then you had to go find layers on the internet, they cost you money and a lot of times they aren’t that great because they are very low resolution

Topaz labs solves all that by being a real one stop shop. You can choose from over 150 Included Effects (combinations  of things) 275+ high Resolution (5000 x 5000) Textures, Tons of Lighting , Toning and Scratch filters. Plus you can add your own textures you already have or download more from the Topaz Marketplace or from other users.

You can easily search though all the effects and texture with multiple ways to search and a full page browser of effect. Once you find a look you love it’s a simple one click to apply it to your image. You can just leave it alone or you can modify the effect is more ways then I can name by double clicking the effect and opening the Adjustment Panel, thsi allows you to modify all the existing effects or add more. If you find a combination you love beyond the stock effects you can save that as a personal effect. Adding your own textures to the already wide selection is very easy to do so it’s easy to return to that favorite look you made.

And what is really cool is that Topaz Texture Effects has a great Masking tool so if you need to pull the effect off certain areas, like say pulling the texture off of a persons face but leaving it on the background, it’s very easy to do with the Mask Module

Topaz Labs Texture Effects works as a Standalone or a Plug-in forPhotoshop CS4+, Photoshop CC, Photoshop Elements 6+, Paintshop Pro X, Serif PhotoPlus X5+, Lightroom

Here’s a quick example on my image Two Paths: Click to enlarge
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Topaz Labs Texture Effects B4

Topaz Labs Texture Effects B4

After

Topaz Labs Texture Effects After

Topaz Labs Texture Effects After

From now till November 20th Topaz labs is offering Topaz texture Effects For $20 off it usual $69.99 for only $49.99

To take advantage of this great prices on fantastic Software, click the link below and use Coupon Code : TEXTUREFX

ON1 PHOTO 10 Now Available !


Press Release:


Portland, OR – October 30, 2015 –

ON1, Inc. announced ON1 Photo 10, the next generation of its photo editing and effects app for Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows, is available for purchase or download for those that pre-ordered. Version 10 is a ground-up rework of Perfect Photo Suite 9, optimized for performance, stability and ease of use. Up to 4x faster than the previous version and requiring less memory to run, ON1 Photo 10 also includes an integrated mobile workflow, a modern user interface, and the essential ON1 photo editing tools photographers have come to love. Continue reading »

ON 1 PHOTO 10 Review

ON1 Photo 10 Icon/banner 300x300In Late October, ON 1 Software will release PHOTO 10, thier replacement and upgrade for their Perfect Suite (9,5 latest version)

The new PHOTO 10 offers a number of improvements not only to performance but even the ergonomics of use. Simplifying things into a structure that makes a lot more sense considering how people edit their images.

I’m not going to go in depth into each of the new specs because ON 1 has a treasure trove of videos on their blogs delving in in detail to each of the new features. So I will give you an overview of the features that I find to be the most important and improved. **Please note that I have been working with the Beta versions of the software so the absolute final release may differ slightly and actually should work even more bug free

So lets take a look at some of the changes.

Continue reading »

Pre-Order ON 1Photo 10 today

250x250Don’t forget you can still pre-order the new ON 1 Photo 10 suite of apps today for only $119.99 or $89.99 for the upgrade from version 9 plus get free training videos from Matt Kloskowski, a $50 value

ON 1 Photo 10 is A full-featured photo editor that works as a plug-in to Adobe® Photoshop® and Lightroom®, or as a standalone application. Browse and manage your photos where they are stored; local, external, and network drives or cloud service. Version 10 includes the necessary tools to manage and edit your photos with non-destructive Smart Photo technology. Improve portraits, add effects, enlarge for large-format printing, share, and make complex selections or masks with minimal effort.

ON 1 Photo 10 will be available sometime late October, until them you get ON 1 Perfect Photo suite 9.5 (New Orders)to get you up and running

To Pre-order Click the banners

Photo 10
 

Preorder Macphun Creative Kit 2016 for only $89.99

 


Macphun Software (Mac only) maker of great photo editing apps like: Intensify, Tonality and Noiseless, has announced an amazing pre-order price on their new Creative Kit 6 for only $89.99 !

TIP #1: Why Pre-Order Creative Kit 2016 NOW:
  • Special pre-order price: $89.99 for 6 products (The SRP will be $149.95 after October 14).
  • You get the current version of Creative Kit right away + Creative Kit 2016 one day before the official release (PRO versions of Noiseless, Tonality, Snapheal, FX Photo Studio, Focus and Intensify)
  • A pack of exclusive photography bonuses, worth $175:

Bonus 1. Pro HD-video photography training by renowned photographer Serge Ramelli

Bonus 2. A premium selection of textures & presets for Intensify, Noiseless and Tonality

Bonus 3. Snapselect for Mac, to help you easily find the best photos & remove duplicates.

Bonus 4. Two acclaimed ebooks, covering Intensify and Tonality by Pro Photographer Ellen Anon

TIP #2: What’s New in Creative Kit 2016:
  • New software: FX Photo Studio Pro: a creative powerhouse with over 200 unique filters, frames, brushes and controls (this is the 6th app in the new Creative Kit)
  • Single installer & a single product key for a faster setup: the installer will automatically set-up the plug-ins, activate the software, put all applications into a separate folder and get you ready for awesome photo editing.
  • Batch processing in Tonality, Intensify, FX Photo Studio & Noiseless
  • El Capitan OS compatibility
  • Full cross-sharing of images across all apps

 

TIP #3: Benefits for current Creative Kit users or owners of Pro apps:

You get a free upgrade to the new Creative Kit 2016 (the latest versions of our apps + FX Photo Studio Pro) after the official release:

  • If you are a Creative Kit owner already
  • If you own 5 PRO apps by Macphun separately (Noiseless Pro, Snapheal Pro, Focus Pro, Tonality Pro, Intensify Pro)
  • NOTE: it makes sense to pre-order Creative Kit 2016 now even if you already have just a couple of Pro apps, since you get a huge saving anyway, and 4 bonuses worth $175 that only go with the Pre-Order!

Offer ends October 15th so HURRY



 

Topaz Labs ReMask 5 Intro Sale

Topaz Labs introduces ReMask 5 the latest and updated version of their famous easy to use Photo masking Software and also has a Sale Price of only $49.99 That’s $20 off their usual price!

This Great price is good until September 18th . Just Click the link below and enter Coupon Code GetReMask5

Photomatix Pro 5.1 is Still King

On September 5th. HDRsoft introduced it latest update to it’s always popular HDR Program: Photomatix Pro. Version 5.1 has a few improvments over v5.0 and they are:

Main updates in version 5.1
  • Added support for recent camera models such as the Nikon D7200 and Canon G7X, EOS M3, and 750D/760D (T6i/T6s).
  • Ability to mark presets as Favorites (by clicking on the ‘star’ icon to the left of each thumbnail) and filter the preset list to only show those favorites.
  • Fusion/Real-Estate renamed into Fusion/Interior and now includes a Brightness setting.
  • Addition of “Architecture” category to filter Presets.
  • By default, the preset name or method name is now appended to the file name of the final image. You can also adjust the suffix in the Preferences panel.
  • On Batch of Bracketed Photos, addition of Base Exposure option for deghosting.
  • The alignment is now done with one alignment method for all cases. The alignment settings (perspective correction option and maximum alignment shift) can be pre-selected via an Alignment Preset pull-down menu.
  • “License Information” panel shows the license status, as well as the license key if a Photomatix Pro copy has already been registered on the computer.

Continue reading »

onOne announces ON1 PHOTO 10 Pre-Order now

250x250Press Release

Portland, OR – September 8, 2015 – ON1, Inc. has announced ON1 Photo 10, the next generation of its photo editing and effects app for Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows. Version 10 is a ground-up rework of Perfect Photo Suite 9, optimized for performance, stability and ease of use. Up to 4x faster than the previous version and requiring less memory to run, ON1 Photo 10 also includes an integrated mobile workflow, a modern user interface, and the essential ON1 photo editing tools photographers have come to love. Continue reading »

Noiseless Pro from Macphun now available

 


I had a chance to test the new Noiseless Pro for Macphun Software against a lot of the competition and I can say without hesitation that it is the best Noise Reduction software on the market (Sorry Mac OS only)

The Noise reduction Algorithms used just seemed to best accomplish the goals of Noise Reductions Software:

A: Reduce Noise

B: Retain detail and clarity Continue reading »

Are your Lightroom Plug-ins Keeping your Color Space?

Are your  Lightroom Plug-ins in your Color Space?

I came across s this other day and thought if it happened to me surely it happened to others.

We have Working Color Spaces for our image; sRGB, Adobe RGB,  ProPhoto RGB. Everyone has their preferences and this article won’t delve into which you should use. A problem comes when you install Plug-ins from different manufacturers,(Nik, Topaz, Macphun etc) when they install they may not install with the Color space you desire and you may not even know this is happening. For a lot of people this may not even matter but if you are s stickler like I am for Color Management, it’s very important. Continue reading »

Macphun Tonality Pro Black & White Review

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Though not a household name (Yet) Macphun Software has been making quite a bit of buzz in the Photo Editing software market since their founding in 2008. They started off making mostly photography related iPhone apps and soon moved to full featured Software for Mac, besides their apps for iPhone and iPad™ use. Sorry, Mac only, which is OK since Photographers seem to be the most loyal Apple Fans Continue reading »

HDRsoft’s Merge to 32 Bit. A simple and effective Lightroom HDR workflow

logo_hdrsoftHDRsoft, the makers of Photomatix Pro 5  the top selling HDR software, also make a Plug-in for Lightroom that allows you to select your exposures in Lightroom and then Merge those files into a 32-bit Floating Point Tiff file and automatically re-import back into Lightroom for all your Tone-mapping and finishing needs The plug-in; HDRSoft’s Merge to 32 Bit, makes the whole process easy, effective and pain free. So let’s look at the plug-in and then follow through with some thoughts on a quick and easy yet thorough workflow using Lightroom only. Continue reading »

Lightroom mistakenly Double Processing Photoshop HDRs

In doing research for my article 32-bit HDR Myths and Methods, I came across a strange occurrence.  A 32-bit Floating point Tiff HDR file I processed in Photoshop CC (Not ACR), saved as a new 32-bit Tiff file and then  imported into Lightroom looked absolutely Horrid.

Here, I’ll show you. The Photoshop Image is on the Left (as viewed in Lightroom) Click for large view Continue reading »

32-bit HDR Myths and Methods

32bit32 Bit  HDR Myths and Methods

A funny thing happened a couple years ago with the introduction of Lightroom 4.1. I started seeing people talking about NOW processing their HDRs in 32-bit. Now while it was true that something new happened – 32 Bit Tiff support for both Adobe Lightroom 4.1and ACR 7.1- many people seemed to think that 32-bit processing in any program was not possible before this and even the confusion that Lightroom and Photoshop ACR  (Adobe Camera RAW) were the ONLY programs that did work in 32-bit (Color Bit depth), which simply wasn’t true. All the Major HDR Programs do their processing in 32-bit, Photomatix Pro, Nik by Google HDR Efex Pro 2, Oloneo all of them work in 32 bit depth while in their Tonemapping/processing modules. Period Continue reading »