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Shutterbug Staff  |  Apr 21, 2022  |  0 comments

What is it about the innovative workspace created within Zoner Photo Studio X that lets pro Imagemakers be more creative and work more efficiently at the same time? Just ask rising star European photographer Zdeňka Povolen, and she’ll tell you how ZPS X has improved her workflow and freed her creative energy.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Mar 22, 2022  |  0 comments

If you haven’t discovered Zoner Photo Studio X yet, here’s your chance. Download the Free Trial and join the 100,000 customers in the U.S. (and millions worldwide) who use ZPS X and understand why Zoner Photo Studio X is the proud winner of two prestigious awards for Best Photo Editing Software from the world-renowned TIPA and EISA associations.

Are you already a ZPS X user? The Spring 2022 Update brings a bundle of improvements! 

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Mar 04, 2022  |  0 comments

Topaz Labs just updated their powerful Sharpen AI software to Version 4, adding new features and improving operation. Even if you’re a superhero who never shoots out-of-focus images, we’re sure that occasionally the subject moves; Topaz Labs Sharpen AI v4 can help you there, too.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Oct 31, 2021  |  0 comments

DxO just announced PhotoLab5 and FilmPack 6, and we had the chance to explore the software for a few weeks before the release. PhotoLab5 is more than just an incremental upgrade over the previous version. For the first time ever, DxO PhotoLab supports Fujifilm X-Trans sensors (but requires purchase of FilmPack 6 to apply Fujifilm Film Simulations).

FilmPack 6 is hugely exciting – it’s the first upgrade to the DxO FilmPack series since 2015. In FilmPack 6, DxO introduces an intriguing new feature they call “Time Machine.” Here’s a careful look at this new approach to creative image editing.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Oct 07, 2021  |  0 comments

By now you’ve caught on that Adobe updates, refines and improves Photoshop Elements every fall, adding more and more rich features each year. The 2022 version is the most powerful ever, and possibly the best dollar-value-bargain in the world of digital photo editing.

Should you upgrade from an earlier version? Read on to find out what we think.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Sep 17, 2021  |  0 comments

Free to all Olympus users, Olympus Workspace has SECRET super powers starting with the ability to apply ANY Olympus Art Filter to ANY image file captured by ANY camera, scanner or screen grabber.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Aug 12, 2021  |  0 comments

Every time I use Studio 2, the $99 photo editor from Topaz Labs, I find another reason to like it.

Henry Anderson  |  Aug 10, 2021  |  0 comments

The power of Adobe's imaging software never ceases to amaze. In the below video, software guru Colin Smith of photoshopCAFE demonstrates how to use a time-saving tool in Photoshop, Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw that fixes the color of a photo instantly in a single click.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Jun 02, 2021  |  0 comments

The insanely popular Nik Collection of Photoshop plug-ins has been upgraded to Version 4.0. The good news: DxO has made many useful improvements and added some new presets. The bad news: no new filters.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  May 14, 2021  |  0 comments

Topaz Labs claims that Sharpen AI is the first sharpening tool that can tell the difference between real detail and noise. Breakthrough or BS? And why is this important to you?

Sponsored  |  Mar 30, 2021  |  0 comments

PortraitPro and PortraitPro Body make dropping the subject into a new background quicker if you shoot them against a blue sky – or use a blue or green background in the studio. 

Shutterbug Staff  |  Mar 08, 2021  |  0 comments

Nikon just released NX Studio, a new all-in-one software application that integrates functions from Nikon ViewNX-i and Nikon Capture NX-D. It’s available as a free download and you don’t have to shoot with Nikon to use it.

Sponsored  |  Feb 17, 2021  |  0 comments

When you want a sky that just rocks, don't let grey sky stop you shooting landscapes. Dull days and adverse light are easily fixed by Landscape Pro.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Jan 22, 2021  |  0 comments

Boris FX Optics 2021 is a gourmet buffet of creative effects Photoshop plug-ins that span the entire spectrum from caviar to corndogs, from ketchup meatloaf to filet mignon with shaved truffles. In other words, these dynamic, fast-operating filters do the normal mundane operations like color correction—and also do highly imaginative manipulations that will dazzle you. There are 160 plug-in filters and each has dozens of presets—and more importantly, each preset has dozens of adjustable parameters. Additionally, Boris FX Optics 2021 can be used as a standalone special effects editor. All at an amazing price, too.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Dec 18, 2020  |  0 comments

Looking for photo gifts that are a little different for the photographers in your life? Start here with our list of the 7 greatest new and/or unique photo gifts in the universe. If you are into digital photography or cameras of any sort yourself, odds are you’ll find something on this list of photo gifts that you’ll want to call your own. We did.

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