Piccure

Piccure is a plug-in for reducing camera shake blur, the same issue that’s addressed by the new Shake Reduction filter in Photoshop CC. As with Shake Reduction in Photoshop CC, the usual caveats apply: this won’t help images that were not focused correctly, and the more obvious the camera shake, the less effective it will be. In short, don’t expect miracles.

Beauty Box Photo 3

Digital Anarchy recently updated its Beauty Box plug-in for Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, and Aperture. It’s touted as an “easy and powerful way of smoothing out skin and removing blemishes.” That’s somewhat true.

TimeTracker

For creative professionals, tracking time spent on projects is a necessary fact of life. In an ideal world, your computer would track the time you spend on projects, and you could then adjust the numbers to account for mistakes, and include additional time spent on noncomputer tasks. If you spend most of your billable time in Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, InCopy, or Flash, or in Microsoft Office, CreativeWorx offers exactly that possibility with their TimeTracker system.

PSKiss BlackMagic

Adobe has a color-to-black-and-white conversion feature in Photoshop and Lightroom but recently, there’s been a growing number of third-party conversion plug-ins. Now, enter BlackMagic from PSKiss with a different approach: It’s a set of more than 50 distinctly different, black-and-white Lightroom presets and brushes to convert color files to black and white.

Portrait Professional 11 Studio 64 Edition

I’ve had the opportunity to play with the newest version of Portrait Professional Studio 64 Edition by Anthropics Technology Ltd., and it’s been great fun.

PNG Express

PNG Express is a powerful plug-in that allows you to add tags to the names of groups and layers and, with the click of a button, exports them into PNG files.

Perfect Photo Suite 7

Perfect Photo Suite 7 is sold in three different versions: Standard Edition, Lightroom & Aperture Edition, and Premium Edition. All editions work as standalone applications, but the Lightroom & Aperture and Premium Editions also work as plug-ins.

CSSTurbo

CSSTurbo is an Adobe Photoshop extension that generates CSS (Cascading Style Sheet) code that’s automatically copied to the clipboard to be pasted at code level in a Web editor.

Cosmic Pack 3

To create photorealistic astral and astronomical designs, Digital Heavens offers an update to their Cosmic Pack action sets for Photoshop.

PDF2DTP

It’s easy to export a PDF from almost any program, but those same programs can’t open a PDF for editing—it’s a one-way street designed solely for output. Recently, help arrived in the form of Markzware’s new PDF2DTP, which can convert a PDF into an editable Adobe InDesign or QuarkXPress file.

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