Posts Tagged ‘program’

DxO FilmPack 3 Film Emulation Software is Free Until October 31st

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Want to quickly make your digital photos look like analog ones without shelling out big bucks for paid software by VSCO and DxO? You’re in luck: for a limited time, DxO is giving away free licenses for the previous version of its creative image processing program FilmPack 3. By comparison, VSCO charges $119 for its film emulation packs, and DxO charges $79 for FilmPack 4.

All you need to do is visit the promo page and enter an email address the activation code should be sent to. The software download weighs in at about 280MB. This promo ends on October 31st, 2013, so act soon if you’d like this free program.

DxO FilmPack 3 Free License [DxO via Reddit]

Using Focus Stacked Photos to Create 3D Reconstructions

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Creating a 3D scan of an object can be done several different ways. We’ve seen everything from long distance laser cameras and hacked Kinects used to great effect. Computer engineer Giancarlo Todone’s take on creating a 3D reconstruction takes another approach: using focus stacking. Read more…

Simulate Lighting in a Virtual Photo Studio with set.a.light 3D STUDIO

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Want to plan out and test your studio lighting setups before setting up equipment and bringing subjects into the picture? German software development company Elixxier has been developing a software program designed to help you do just that. It’s called set.a.light 3D STUDIO, and is, according to Elixxier, the world’s first software dedicated to photo studio simulation.
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‘Big Brother’ Program Exposes Orphans to the Joy of Photography in Malaysia

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If you’re ever in Malaysia and notice a large group of children walking around with fancy DSLR cameras, you might be looking at a special new ‘Big Brother/Big Sister’ program called The World Through Our Eyes. The program is designed to bring joy and healthy relationships to the lives of orphans and underprivileged children by opening their eyes to the joys of photography.
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Source Code for Original 1990 Version of Adobe Photoshop Released

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Starting today, you can download a free and legal copy of Photoshop. That’s right — free and legal. There’s a catch, though: it’s the original 1.0.1 version of the program that was released back in 1990.
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Amazon Listing Suggests Apple Aperture 3 Replacement May Be Nigh

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If you’ve been thinking about buying a copy of Apple’s Aperture 3 for your post-processing work, you might want to hold off for a bit. A replacement may be on the near horizon — at least according to a new book listing that has popped up over on Amazon Canada.
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Pixels for Pistols Program in Canada Lets People Swap Guns for Cameras

Officials over in the Canadian city of Winnipeg want to reduce gun violence and the number of firearms floating around, so they’re turning to… photography? The police department has partnered up with camera store Henry’s Photo and camera company Panasonic for a program called “Pixels for Pistols”. Through the end of this month, anyone can trade in their gun for a digital camera.
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Adobe Says Photoshop and Lightroom Both Play Nice with Windows 8

Just in case you’ve been wondering: yes, the latest versions of Adobe’s photo-editing programs are all compatible with the new Microsoft Windows 8. Adobe product manager Jeffrey Tranberry writes,

We’re happy to announce that Photoshop CS6, Lightroom 4 and Elements 11 are compatible with Microsoft Windows 8. The only issue customers might see is with document window transparency/flickering in Photoshop CS6 caused by video drivers. The drivers that ship with Windows 8 may not be the most recent available from the card vendors [...]

I recommend that customers make sure they have the lastest drivers from either AMD or nVidia. If you still have problems with the latest drivers, try setting the Advanced Settings for OpenGL Drawing/Graphic Card Processing in the Photoshop’s Preferences>Performance… dialog so that Drawing Mode is set to “Basic.”

Microsoft has already ensured that Windows 8 is fully backwards-compatible with Windows 7 software. Adobe is just confirming that photographers can upgrade with peace of mind knowing that their existing workflow can still be used on the other side.

Windows 8 and Photoshop [Photoshop Blog via John Nack]

Blurity Magically Deblurs Photos Affected by Slow Shutters and Shaky Hands

In October of 2011, the tech world went into a frenzy after Adobe showed off some crazy image deblurring research it’s working on. By calculating the camera movements that caused the blur in the first place, the algorithm is able to “reverse” the motion blur and sharpen the photo. If you’ve been impatiently waiting for the feature to show up in a new version of Photoshop, you might want to check out Blurity, a similar blur removal tool that’s already available. The software has been available to Windows users for a while now, but just recently launched for Mac OS X as well.
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GIMP is Now a Self-Contained Native App for Mac OS X

GIMP, the image editing program that’s a popular open-source alternative to Photoshop, is now easier than ever for Mac users to start using. Though it was completely free, installing it has long required that X11 also be installed — a major pain in the butt. That changes with the latest version of GIMP: the app is now a self-contained native app that’s a breeze to install. It’s as simple as dragging and dropping.
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