Posts Tagged ‘Software’

This Crazy Software Extracts 3D Objects from Photos with a Few Clicks

If you were wanting to have your mind blown today, the video above might do it. It’s a demonstration of a piece of 3D object extraction and manipulation software that made its debut at SIGGRAPH 2013, and it may just offer a glimpse into the future of photo manipulation. Read more…

Software Lets You Tweak The Lighting of Your Scene After the Fact Until It’s Perfect

lightsoftware1

Researchers at Cornell University recently developed a new piece of software in conjunction with Adobe that could some day help amateurs and professionals alike exert more control over how exactly certain static scenes are lit. Read more…

Review: Alien Skin Software’s Exposure 5 is a Solid Film Emulation Program

Screen Shot 2013-08-07 at 12.07.22 AM

Alien Skin Software’s Exposure 5 is a starting point for building stylish and creative photos that will impress even the harshest of critics. With hundreds of ideas to pick, layer and build upon there’s really no limit to what you can make. Opening an image for the first time in Exposure 5 may prove a little overwhelming with the vast array of filters there are to tinker with. Everything from a subtle film look still available at your local shop to the original daguerreotype feel. It is impressive to say the least.
Read more…

VSCO Launches Film 04 to Help Photogs Emulate the Look of Slide Film

vscoslide

VSCO is expanding its popular line of film emulation presets/profiles yet again. The company has announced Film 04, a new pack of emulators that help photographers recreate the look of various slide film stocks in digital photos. It’s “the most authentic film emulation available,” the company says.
Read more…

Researchers Develop a Method for Taking 3D Photos with a Single Static Lens

harvard3d_1

For a while now, researchers have been trying to remove two things from 3D photos and video: the glasses and the second lens. Some companies have made headway in the area — think of Samsung’s single-lens 3D technology and Panasonic’s special single-lens 3D sensor — but some new research out of Harvard offers a software-based alternative. Read more…

Nokia Releases Lumia Photo Transfer Tool For Mac Users

phototransfer

Nokia Lumia users now have a way to easily transfer images and videos to and from their devices with the freshly-released Photo Transfer application — released today. That’s not to say it wasn’t simple to transfer normal photos in the past, however. Users have been able to use an app such as iPhoto previously to move images over to their computers, but Photo Transfer now allows for the transfer of additional formats. Read more…

Just.me App Introduces ‘Selfies’ Feature, Instagram-like Filters

Just Me Screen 1

Mobile messaging service Just.me has released a new update (version 1.2) to their iOS application that brings the wonderful world of selfies and Instagram-like filters to the fingertips of its users.

The move comes as the world of social networking continues to expand at a rate potentially faster than that of the universe itself, and people simply cannot just get enough of uploading pictures of themselves for friends and strangers to see. Read more…

LightZone Photo Editing Software is Now Open Source and Completely Free

ScreenHunter_16 Jul. 09 11.27

Photographers still irked about about Adobe’s decision to make Photoshop rental-only have a new alternative with the re-release of the pioneering LightZone application as a free, open-source program for Windows, Linux and (eventually) Mac OS.
Read more…

Adobe Lightroom 5 Out Now for Windows and Mac for $149

lightroom5

Back in April, Adobe released a Lightroom 5 public beta, a preview version meant to iron out bugs. Today, Adobe brought the program out of beta testing and has officially launched it in its final form for both Windows and Mac systems. Read more…

Software Update Brings Improved Photo Capability to Google Glass

Google Glass Cam Update 2

It remains unknown just how popular Google Glass will be when it’s available to the masses, but for the select group of individuals who are lucky enough to sport a pair today, the on board camera just got a bit better. Read more…