Markzware Plug-Ins

Updated Workflow Plug-Ins The PDF2DTP plug-in converts PDFs into either InDesign or to QuarkXPress files (the InDesign and Quark versions are separate purchases). It has been updated for InDesign CC and is currently available only for the Macintosh. The plug-in hasn’t been updated to support InDesign CC for Windows or for QuarkXPress 10 on either [...]

The Padcaster

iPad as Mobile Video Production Studio Video production on the iPad has come a long way. Such apps as FiLMic Pro, Pinnacle Studio, and a host of portable lighting and audio solutions have ushered in a new level of professional production capabilities and applications. Figuring out how to use all this gear in tandem 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.

PDF2ID v4

PDF2ID has come a long way since version 2 was last reviewed in Layers magazine (September/October 2009, p. 93). The new version 4 is exclusively for InDesign CC, although the previous version is available for InDesign CS4–CS6.

Safari DSLR Pop-Up Flash Booster

The Safari DSLR Pop-Up Flash Booster by ExpoImaging is an optically engineered lens that’s designed to make your camera’s pop-up flash up to 8x brighter.

Belair X 6-12 Jetsetter

The low-tech folks at Lomography.com have created a beautiful, retro-style film camera called the Belair X 6-12 Jetsetter that has something to offer both film and digital enthusiasts.

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.

MeFOTO RoadTrip Travel Tripod Kit

A handsome marriage of form and function, these RoadTrip kits are lightweight, full-featured, and available in aluminum in eight cool, contemporary colors.

CamRanger

The big impediment with tethered shooting for many is the need to drag around a laptop to do it. CamRanger changes all that by providing a wireless, tethered-shooting solution that makes it simple to proof on a smartphone or tablet as you shoot.

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. [...]

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