PhotoSweeper

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.

Sigma 150–500mm f/5–6.3 APO DG OS HSM

Sigma continues to innovate with their 150–500mm f/5–6.3 APO DG OS HSM ultra-telephoto lens. While designed for full-frame sensors, it’s equally at home when used with smaller APS-C sensors. That’s a lot of flexibility for one lens.

Snagit 3

TechSmith has recently overhauled its screen-capture utility, Snagit, and I tested Snagit 3 on the Mac.

Flashpoint Streak Light 180 Ws Flash and Blast Pack

The Flashpoint Streak Light 180 is a large, hot-shoe mounted flash powered by the Blast Pack. Streak Light uses a replaceable bulb with a diffusion cover. The Blast Pack is a lithium battery with a shoulder strap, two ports to power two flashes, and an LED battery power readout.

Tonality Pro

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

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.

SpyderHD

SpyderHD from Datacolor is a comprehensive color-management system that allows photographers and videographers to deliver accurate, uniform color from capture to image editing to presentation.

OmniFocus 2

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.

kumu STUDIO

Fledgling professional photographers quickly realize that running a successful photography business is about a lot more than just making great pictures.

Portraiture Video Plug-in

Photographers often retouch portraits for skin blemishes, and you can do the same when editing a video. The algorithm to make skin smoother and improve its looks is the same, but to accommodate a moving subject, you must have the means to follow the subject’s face as it moves across the frames.

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