Apple released Aperture 1.5, a major update to the all-in-one post production tool for photographers that delivers enhancements across each phase of the entire workflow. Aperture 1.5 delivers a powerful new open library, seamless iLife ‘06 and iWork ‘06 integration, XMP metadata support, powerful new adjustment tools and an export API that makes it easy to extend the Aperture workflow to third party applications and services. “Aperture has given photographers the confidence to work in exciting new ways,” said Rob Schoeben, Apple’s vice president of Applications Product Marketing.
Light Crafts, a photo editing software company based here, announced it has ushered in a new generation integrated digital workflow tool - Lightzone 2.0 - to be announced formally at Photokina, Cologne, Germany. LightZone 2.0 is a new intuitive tool which extends the capabilities of professional and amateur photographers, based on Ansel Adams' Zone System. LightZone provides photographers with precise control over exposure, contrast and color, in a straightforward interface that streamlines workflow and dramatically saves time. With LightZone as Photo editing tool, photographers regain the use of their intuition in processing their images.
Realviz is pleased to confirm that they will be demonstrating the 3 latest versions of their acclaimed panorama creation software, Stitcher at next week's Photokina show in Cologne. The 3 new versions, which launched in July this year, include: Stitcher Express 2 - for digital photography hobbyists, Stitcher Pro 5.5 - for professional photographers & graphic artists, and Stitcher Unlimited 5.5 - for professional panorama creators. Realviz are currently offering a special 20% show discount on their stitching products, starting 15. September 2006 through to the end of the Photokina show. Photokina takes place at the Koelnmesse Exhibition Center in Cologne, Germany from 26.09. - 01.10. 2006.
Ulead Systems, a subsidiary of Inter Video, announced the release of Ulead PhotoImpact 12, Ulead's flagship image-editing software. The latest version adds innovative features that allow beginners to immediately enjoy success in editing their digital photos and sharing images in creative projects. "PhotoImpact does so many things in such an uncomplicated way, once users get started, they never want to go back," said Steve Ro, Ulead chairman of InterVideo. "What we've done with this new version is open the door wider to enter the exciting world of digital imaging. We think users will find ExpressFix mode and the new photo projects invaluable additions to this award-winning product."
Corel Corporation today announced the release of Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo XI, a major new product release from its award-winning digital imaging portfolio. The new flagship digital imaging software package continues the tradition of providing easy-to-use, professional-quality editing software at an affordable price. Paint Shop Pro Photo XI is a complete digital photography toolkit that allows users to edit, manage and share their photos as well as create stunning photo projects. This release offers a range of versatile new features and enhancements that meet the needs of novices, photo hobbyists and professional photographers alike and it is an ideal solution for editing and enhancing photos.
Nurizon, a German hard- and software developer is proud of the launch of its professional "Acolens" software tool for photographers. Optical deficiencies on photographs, i.e. distortions, vignetting, and focus falloff toward the edges have increased with the emergence of digital photography. With "Acolens" these deficiencies can now be corrected in a professional manner. Based on the calibration of popular lens models so called lens profiles are stored in a preinstalled lens databank. Photographers who prefer to calibrate their individual lenses themselves can do so with the also available "Acolens" Reference Chart. "Finally, there is a professional tool for correction of lens deficiencies that treats images neutrally rather than just manipulating them", says Fria Hagen, a professional photographer and tester of the software’s beta version. "Acolens" is available at the company’s website.
Adobe Systems Incorporated today announced two milestone upgrades to its digital photo and video products for consumers, Adobe Photoshop Elements 5.0 for Windows and Adobe Premiere Elements 3.0 for Windows. The unique integrated functionality of the products allows users to do more with their photos and videos, whether adding impact to photo slideshows, providing dramatic pauses to videos with freeze frame effects or creating professional-looking printed CD/DVD labels and covers. Available separately or together, Adobe Photoshop Elements software, the new version of the No. 1 selling consumer photo editing software, adds more creative ways to organize, edit and share digital photos.
ACD Systems, makers of ACDSee photo management & creative editing software and Canvas technical illustration software, announced the release of ACDSee 9 Photo Manager for photography enthusiasts. With the release of ACDSee 9, ACD Systems once again sets the industry standard for both speed and usability in a digital photo management software. With the release of version 9, ACDSee continues to be the fastest and most powerful software available for viewing, organizing, enhancing and sharing digital photos. Impressive new features in ACDSee 9 include Quick View mode, desktop Showroom, the Shadow / Highlight tool, Private Folders, Auto Categories, Calendar Events View, and more.