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Excire Search for Lightroom Helps You Find Photos with AI

Excire Search for Lightroom is a new Lightroom plugin that lets you search for photos using powerful image recognition technology. Want to find a photo of your family on a beach? Just type in "beach," and the software will search for photos based on the content.

Alien Skin Software Unveils Exposure X for Organizing and Editing Photos

Adobe may be dominating the photo editing space with Photoshop and Lightroom, but there are still a number of companies out there competing against those ubiquitous programs. One of them is Alien Skin Software, which just announced Exposure X, its latest software solution for organizing, editing, and enhancing photos.

Edit Any Photo on the Internet with Polarr’s Plugin for Chrome and Firefox

Popular browser-based editor Polarr has released a new plugin for both Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox that enables users to instantly edit any photo they stumble across on the Internet. With the click of the mouse, an image can be imported into Polarr’s online web-based editor for a number of adjustments. No more having to download an image to your local drive -- this is complete editing in the cloud.

Adobe Just Released a Simple and Free Aperture to Lightroom Migration Plugin

If you've been looking to migrate your Aperture library over to Lightroom ever since the official announcement of Aperture's demise, you've had to be content with manually doing it or using one of the unofficial tools that had already been released. But that is no longer the case.

Earlier today, Adobe officially released its own tool: a free Lightroom plugin that will allow you to import your entire Aperture (or iPhoto) library, metadata and all, quickly and easily.

Apple Confirms 3rd-Party Extensibility and Robust Editing Features in OS X Photos

Although still far from its public debut, more and more information about the new Photos app for OS X is making its way to the public.

Meant to be the successor to both iPhoto and now Aperture, Photos is said to create a more seamless photography workflow across OS X and iOS devices. And the latest news indicates that the OS X version of Photos will offer some potentially exciting features.

The ‘Doco’ Extension Gives Photoshop the Documents Panel It’s Always Needed

When you're working with multiple photos in Photoshop, one of the biggest pains turns out to be management. Despite being around for over 20 years, Photoshop’s approach to dealing with multiple documents still feels rather archaic or, to put it technically, a pain in the butt.

This left a gap in the photo-editing program that needed filling -- a gap that an extension called Doco (pronounced dock-oh) is trying to take care of.

Piccure Plugin Magically Reduces Camera Shake, Beats Adobe to the Punch

A couple of weeks ago, we shared a sneak peek of Adobe's upcoming Shake Reduction Tool for Photoshop that has been dropping jaws ever since an advanced preview was debuted all the way back in October of 2011. The tool selects a section of the image, uses some complicated calculations to determine how the camera was moving when the photo was taken, and then remove the blur -- pretty incredible stuff.

But it looks like Adobe has been beaten to this magical release by the small startup Intelligent Imaging Solutions and their newly announced Photoshop plugin Piccure.

ElementsXXL Plug-In Makes Photoshop Elements Much More Photoshop-Like

Amateurs just getting into post-processing sometimes opt to purchase the much cheaper Photoshop Elements over spending the hundreds more it would cost to get the industry standard pro version. Unfortunately, the gap in features between Elements and the upgrade leaves a lot to be desired, which is why the ElementsXXL plug-in came to be.

ElementsXXL is a Windows-only plug-in that brings a massive list of features previously reserved for the full-featured Photoshop to Elements -- all for only $50.

VSCO Film 03 is Like a Desktop Instagram for Pro Photographers

Film emulation software company VSCO has added another offering to its lineup of Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw plugins. VSCO Film offers the same high-end film emulation power as Film 01 and 02, except it's designed for mimicking the look of instant films rather than standard color and black-and-white film stocks.

A Chrome Extension for Looking Up the Histogram of Any Online Photograph

A couple of weeks ago we featured a Google Chrome extension for overlaying "rule of thirds" lines over any online photograph. Now we have a different tool for examining other photographer's photographs: Image Histogram.

Created by developer/photographer Nick Burlett, it's a Chrome Extension that can quickly bring up the histogram of any online photograph.

FourMatch: A Photoshop Plugin That Can Spot Manipulated Photos

Earlier this year, we wrote about a new company called Fourandsix (pronounced "forensics"), a collaboration between a former Photoshop product manager and a professor who's an expert in digital forensics. The goal of the new startup was to build powerful tools that would make detecting digital photo manipulation easy. Well, the first Fourandsix product is now available.

Called FourMatch, it's an extension for Photoshop CS5/CS6 that "instantly distinguishes unmodified digital camera files from those that may have been edited."