HDR Expose 2

Processing HDR images to get just the right effect can be as much art as science. The new HDR Expose 2 from Unified Color Technologies (UCT) aims to help you find the right balance between the two, so you get just the finished image you want without headaches and frustration.

Corel AfterShot Pro

Corel’s first professional photo catalog and RAW editing software, AfterShot Pro, is based on a number of technologies—Bibble Pro, Noise Ninja, and Perfectly Clear—that are widely known and respected in the photography world. It’s available for Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux.

FlightCheck Professional 6.8

Designers and production artists have always used checklists to make sure something important wasn’t overlooked, but FlightCheck was the first software to automate the process.

Perfect365

Beauty in a box? Believe it or not, here s an interesting program that really allows you to do complete makeovers on your images with the click of a button and Intensity sliders.

Vue 10 xStream

Vue has been tagged by many as landscaping software, but it really is much more robust than that. Vue can render landscapes, vegetation, architectural visualization, photorealistic animations, and anything that can take advantage of the software’s photorealistic lighting and rendering.

Sorenson Squeeze 8

Video Compression and Publishing Suite

Perfect Portrait 1

Perfect Portrait 1 is a huge timesaver for portrait photographers. It automatically identifies faces and features, and with a press of a button, eyes become whiter and clearer, teeth become whiter, lips have greater definition, wrinkles are softened, and shine and blemishes are reduced.

Helicon Focus Pro X64

Stopping a lens down to its smallest aperture extends DOF but introduces diffraction. Enter Helicon Focus software. It produces an edge-to-edge focused image by combining partially focused areas from multiple files of a scene.

Blow Up 3

There are several solutions for enlarging an image, and given how far these technologies have come, it’s more about selecting the most appropriate solution for your specific situation. Alien Skin has a strong update to their Blow Up plug-in for Photoshop and Lightroom that you may wish to size up for yourself.

3ds Max Entertainment Creation Suite Premium 2012

The new version of the Autodesk 3ds Max Creation Suite 2012 has a lot to brag about. While the Suite includes Motion Builder, Mudbox, and Softimage, this review will focus on 3ds Max. With that said, there are still plenty of cool new features, so let’s get to it.

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