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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]

Triggertrap Releases Revamped Version 2.0, Now Offers 14 Triggering Options

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The popular mobile triggering solution Triggertrap just announced version 2.0 of its mobile application, complete with a visual overhaul and a total of 14 triggering options that promise to “make advanced photographic techniques available to everyone — even photographic newbies.” Read more…

Adobe Officially Releases Photography Bundle as CC Surpasses 1M Subscribers

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In addition to the Project Mighty and Napoleon announcement we told you about earlier, Adobe had a few more things up its sleeve yesterday. Key among them was the official release of the exciting $10/month photographer bundle along with some statistics that show how fast Creative Cloud is growing. Read more…

Adobe Reveals Parallel and Contour Apps to go With Mighty and Napoleon Hardware

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Adobe made several announcements yesterday, and one of the most talked about revolved around projects Napoleon and Mighty, the digital ruler and pressure sensitive stylus the company debuted in early May.

Back then, both pieces of hardware were basically prototypes in the “technology exploration” phase, but now Adobe has announced that Mighty and Napoleon will be hitting store shelves in the first half of 2014, and they won’t be alone. Two accompanying iOS apps — Parallel and Contour — are being designed as well. Read more…

Chirp Lets You Send Photos from Device to Device Using Sound

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The thinking behind the new Android and iOS app Chirp is that if animals in nature communicate through sound, machines should too. And so, the four person Animal Systems team created an app that does just that: no bluetooth, no email, no ‘bumping’ — images and other files are sent using only 2-second sound clips. Read more…

These Photos Contain Exactly One Pixel of Each of the 16 Million RGB Colors

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For you and me, RGB color spaces may just be an obscure but important mechanism towards achieving properly color-balanced photos. For a certain group of image nerds, however, it’s the whole enchilada. Read more…

New Tech Totally Eliminates Zoom and AF Noise from Video Soundtracks on the Fly

DSLRs and Compact System Cameras are becoming increasingly capable video capture devices in addition to being solid still shooters. But when it comes time to focus or zoom using the lens’ or camera’s built-in motor, you’re often left with glaringly obvious noise on your soundtrack.

So far manufacturers have tackled this problem by introducing silent focusing motor lenses, but one group of engineers is taking a firmware-based approach that seems to work just as well (if not better) and might someday soon do away with zoom and AF noise entirely. Read more…

Powerful New In-Browser Photo Editing Tools Added to Google+

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Snapseed’s team has been hard at work since their company was acquired by Google last September. They’ve already put new photo filters in the Google+ app and some auto-enhance tools in Google+, and now they’re working on something even grander: turning Google+ into a full-fledged, browser-based photo editing tool.
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Snapchat Micro to Bring Self-Destructing Photos to the Samsung Smartwatch

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Those who think that image sharing app Snapchat is a waste might want to skip over this post. Earlier today we found out that the app and its self-destructing photos are expanding with the release of the new Snapchat Micro app, a version specifically built for Samsung’s Galaxy Gear smartwatch. Read more…

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…