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. [...]

ACER B296CL

29″ Ultrawide Display The Acer B296CL 29″ LCD display has a native resolution of 2560×1080 and a unique aspect ratio of 21:9, making this ultrawide display excellent in an office environment for viewing spreadsheets, multipage documents, Web pages, or watching a movie. The full dimensions, including its thin black bezel, are 12.5″ high, 27.5″ wide, [...]

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.

Photogenic ION

Battery power for on-location shooting just got a whole lot lighter and less expensive with the recent introduction of the Photogenic ION battery.

Florabella Collection

When it comes to investing in Photoshop actions, I have three criteria: First, they have to do something substantially different than actions I already use; second, they need to allow me to customize their looks; and third, the actions should work synergistically, building on one another as part of a complete workflow solution.

Perfect Photo Suite 8 Premium Edition

Perfect Photo Suite 8 runs well in your favorite Adobe applications for editing, but the stand-alone version also continues to be a great way to run the software.

Photography Tips & Tricks: Product Snapshot – Eden Park Illumination Plasma Lamp

In this bonus episode of Photoshop Tips & Tricks, RC Concepcion reviews a brand new product snapshot, the Eden Park Illumination Plasma Lamp. The Studio 3000 Microplasma Light is a thin panel that is easier to store, transport and set up than traditional studio lights. It also offers high quality, uniform light.

Exposure 5

This incredible hybrid of past, present, and futuristic analog film effects has come a long way from its first release.

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