Compressing an image, especially a JPEG, to its smallest possible size often introduces ugly artifacts. JPEGmini Pro seeks to avoid that.
It was by no means a slow application, but version 8 of Capture One Pro has been updated with a new processing engine. I got my hands on a fresh copy and found several improvements that make it the choice of the professional, starting with its pristine, neutral demosaicing algorithm.
Video lights for on-camera use with a color rendering index (CRI) of 98 are hard to find, but the aluminum Akurat LL2120hc3 V-WHITE fits in the palm of your hand, provides high brightness, has excellent build quality, and two white balance settings, all at a low price.
PhotoSweeper works with Aperture, iPhoto, and Adobe Lightroom libraries and image folders to find duplicates and look-alikes based on time interval or by comparing histograms or pixels.
TechSmith has recently overhauled its screen-capture utility, Snagit, and I tested Snagit 3 on the Mac.
Tonality Pro is a black-and-white photo editor that can be used as a standalone application or a plug-in to Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop, or Apple Aperture.
Snapheal Pro is a standalone app as well as a plug-in for Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom, and Aperture. In addition to making a model's skin look perfect, the app has basic image-adjusting tools that you can apply to selected areas.
OmniFocus 2 is a next-generation, gorgeously designed GTD (Getting Things Done) app for Mac OS X. Install it on both your Mac and iPhone, and you can manage anything from single photo shoots to all the tasks that you need to finish (sequentially or parallel) when you're working on a fashion project or product catalog.