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Exposure 6

New Features Make Images Look Handcrafted Bringing the analog film world to digital photography is what Exposure does for photographers. From discontinued (as most are) film emulation to push and pull effects and creative manipulation, Alien Skin continues to lead the pack with this latest update. Over time, I’ve reviewed each software version, and the [...]

ArcSoft Portrait+ 3

There’s so much software that chases Photoshop with regard to correcting and retouching photographs. The fine line between images that have been corrected almost undetectably and those that seem like unrealistic plastic surgery is often crossed. When it comes to faces, however, there’s an easy way to retouch with just a few clicks.

Picture Rescue 2

You know that feeling when you’re almost certain you’ve lost photos on your memory card? It’s frustrating and, in some professional situations, can be panic inducing. There are many tricks to trying to recover photos from your JPEG, TIFF, RAW, or movie files, but for simplicity’s sake, Picture Rescue 2 from Prosoft Engineering can recover all of these file types, and more.

NEC MultiSync PA242W-BK

With its 1920×1200 resolution, this 24″ AH-IPS 10-bit LCD screen provides you with enough brightness and contrast options to be accurate with anything from photos to videos to graphic design. It’s worth mentioning that NEC includes a wide variety of connectivity options for nearly any type of input.

Topaz Restyle

ReStyle from Topaz Labs makes its debut to fill that need and set the scene for creating photos with compelling richness and quality. From the familiar interface that Topaz fans know, ReStyle does what its name suggests: It allows the user to introduce seemingly limitless combinations of tones and visual styles.

Smooth Skins 2

Improving upon an already outstanding set of Photoshop actions is a task that requires developers to somehow outdo themselves for their customers; however, when they respond to their end users, the results lead them to smooth sailing in the often rough seas of the creative professional products.

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