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EXPODISC 2.0

Updated Professional White-Balance Filter The original ExpoDisc was an aluminum filter that you could mount on a lens for taking a white-balance measurement. ExpoImaging has released a new version of the ExpoDisc that has the same accuracy, but it comes in a more lightweight and cost-effective pack-age. ExpoDisc 2.0 is a polycarbonate lens filter with [...]

DxO Optics Pro 9

DxO Labs has once again upgraded its flagship image editor, DxO Optics Pro. Version 9 has a redesigned interface, a unique noise-reduction feature, better DxO Smart Lighting capabilities, new visual presets, and improved export tools.

Photomatix Pro 5

Create Stunning Photos of High-Contrast Scenes It’s been about five years since I last reviewed the high-dynamic-range (HDR) app, Pho-tomatix Pro. Version 5 adds Contrast Optimizer Tone Mapping, an Exposure Fusion method for real-estate photography, multiple settings in batch operations, and the ability to create faux-HDR images from one low-dynamic-range (LDR) image with Fusion set-tings. [...]

DxO ViewPoint 2

ViewPoint 2 uses the company’s lens database to correct an image. It installs as a standalone app or an Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom, or Aperture plug-in.

Photo Mechanic 5

Photo Mechanic originally served to help photo editors quickly sift through the hundreds of photos they get on their desk each day. With Photo Mechanic 5, you can tag, color-code, and star-rate photographs, but its most powerful feature, Variables, allows you to automate metadata writing and routing of your photos to specific locations.

Universal Ringflash Adapter

The new Universal Ringflash Adapter from Ray Flash comes in two sizes—regular and large—and can be used with pretty much any flash and camera.

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