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Shutterbug Staff  |  Nov 30, 2015  |  0 comments

Phase One released its new Capture One Pro 9 imaging software this morning. The updated software, which is known for its tethered shooting capability, its quality Raw imaging conversion, and advanced image editing tools, is the follow up to Capture One Pro 8 from 2014.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Nov 09, 2015  |  0 comments

Macphun Software and Trey Ratcliff, a popular HDR photographer with over nine million fans, have announced the launch of their co-developed photo editing software, Aurora HDR.

Joe Farace  |  Nov 06, 2015  |  0 comments

There’s more to black-and-white photography than simply a lack of color. Maybe we wouldn’t feel this way if the first photographs were made in color but that didn’t happen and I grew up admiring the works of W. Eugene Smith and other photojournalists who photographed people at work, play, or being themselves in glorious black and white.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Oct 29, 2015  |  0 comments

Adobe has released version 14 of Photoshop Elements and Premier Elements. Both are exciting and easy-to-use, and offer enough editing horsepower for most photo and video enthusiasts. Although Premier 14 is chock full of improvements, including some cool new things you can do with 4K video, I found the enhancements in Photoshop Elements to be more groundbreaking and fun. So that’s what we’ll focus on today. 

Cynthia Boylan  |  Oct 05, 2015  |  0 comments

At Adobe MAX 2015 Adobe will reveal its vision for Creative Cloud—a “connected creative canvas” where people can create/share their work from anywhere. With millions of members around the world, Creative Cloud brings together essential desktop and mobile apps—a growing marketplace for content, assets and talent—and a community where creatives can showcase their work and find inspiration. 

Cynthia Boylan  |  Sep 28, 2015  |  0 comments

Looking for photo editing software but don't want to pay subscription pricing for Photoshop CC? Your answer could be the recently launched Adobe Photoshop Elements 14 and Premiere Elements 14.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Sep 23, 2015  |  0 comments

Anthropics Technology Ltd recently launched PortraitPro v15—a major release of its fast and easy-to-use pro portrait retouching software. PortraitPro 15 offers a wide variety of new features (many requested by photographers) including: realistic makeup controls, wide angle (selfie) lens distortion correction, enhanced Child mode, advanced skin coloring and tone correction, improved feature detection, and support for ultra-high resolution displays. PortraitPro 15’s technology allows for expanded creativity and retouching efficiency, while preserving natural-looking results and ease of use.

The Editors  |  Sep 04, 2015  |  0 comments

(The Goods is a new feature in Shutterbug that spotlights the hottest premium photo gear out there.)

Cynthia Boylan  |  Aug 10, 2015  |  0 comments

Corel introduced the new brush-based ParticleShop plugin for Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom today. ParticleShop's digital brushes are designed to spring, flow, gravitate and glow while adding eye-catching effects to your images.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Aug 10, 2015  |  0 comments

Corel recently introduced the new Painter 2016, the latest version of their pro digital paint program. While Corel's Painter software is often used by fine artists and commercial designers, more and more photographers have been using the software to add artistic effects to their images.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Jul 16, 2015  |  0 comments

Anthropics Technology has revamped its popular PortraitPro photo retouching software with version 12.5. The 12.5 update of the award-winning software is designed to provide fast and easy portrait retouching with camera Raw support and Arabic and Swedish language options. PortraitPro version 12 customers may upgrade for free to 12.5.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Jul 09, 2015  |  0 comments

The concept isn’t new. Gamers have been using dedicated yokes, rudder pedals and throttles with Flight Simulator and aerial combat games for at least three decades. Even Super Mario racing games can be purchased with steering wheel controllers. But the Palette Kit from Canadian firm Palette is the most comprehensive set of alternative input hardware interfaces for Lightroom and Photoshop ever. 

Dan Havlik  |  Jul 09, 2015  |  1 comments

When we first told you about Affinity Photo back in February, the software’s parent company, Serif, had launched a free beta version of the app that garnered tons of attention from photographers seeking to leave the subscription-based Photoshop CC behind. That beta has ended and now a final version of Affinity Photo is available for Mac computers.

Jack Neubart  |  Jul 07, 2015  |  0 comments

Lightroom has been always available as retail standalone software that you buy, install, update, and pay to upgrade when applicable. Well, that has changed, in part, thanks to the Adobe Creative Cloud, which unleashed a torrent of cloud-integrated apps, among them Lightroom CC.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jun 17, 2015  |  1 comments

LaserSoft Imaging’s newly developed SilverFast printer calibration now offers an exclusive tool which is designed to offer improved color precision and printing quality. The flexible settings also allow the optimization of all previously generated ICC compliant profiles.