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New App and Plugin Tonality Brings Black & White Darkroom Magic to OSX


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From the creators of photo-editing apps, Intensify, Focus and FX Photo Studio comes a new black and white image editor for Mac called Tonality. Both a standalone app and plugin for Photoshop, Lightroom and Aperture, Tonality is versatile in its implementation into your workflow.

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Macphun deems it ‘the next frontier in black & white photography,’ taking a great deal of inspiration from the wet darkroom era of yesteryear and bringing it into the digital realm. As you can see in the preview below, its 16-bit RAW processing capabilities and thorough, but fairly streamlined interface offers up both power where you need it and simplicity where it’s called for.

The app comes in two editions: Tonality and Tonality Pro. The standard edition features all of the features shown off in the above video, while the Pro edition offers up plug-in support, advance layer-editing capabilities, an integrated Zone System, tonal histograms and more shortcuts for a faster workflow. As could probably be deduced, the standard edition is aimed for the hobbyist and enthusiast crowd, while the Pro version is meant for…well…professionals.

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Tonality was released just two days ago, so if you’re looking to give it a try, you can give the trial a download on Macphun’s website. If you’ve decided you’d like to purchase it, you can download it in the Mac App Store.

The standard edition is only $25, while the Pro edition comes in at $70. If you’d like to dip your toes in the water before committing to the Pro version, you can download the standard edition first and later upgrade to the Pro version, here.