Capture One Pro 7

Capture One Pro 7 from Phase One has an improved processing engine with an advanced Bayer Interpolation algorithm, and it comes with integrated digital asset management (DAM). Further improvements include better noise reduction, a new lens setting for tilt-shift lenses, a new Clarity setting for adding punch to photos, new export formats, and more.

FontAgent Pro 5 for Mac

FontAgent Pro is arguably the best font manager for the Mac, and this new version 5 makes it even better, with several new features and improvements.

DxO Optics Pro 8 Elite

Right on the heels of PhaseOne’s new Capture One Pro 7, DxO Labs released version 8 of DxO Optics Pro, their RAW converter and image-editing app.

ColoRotate for iPad

This app features multiple ways to create and tweak a color palette in RGB, CMYK, LAB, and other color models, and it effortlessly synchronizes with Photoshop CS5 and CS6.

DxO ViewPoint 1

DxO’s ViewPoint fixes distorted images as a result of lens flaws or the lack of a tilt-shift lens, attempting to fix keystoning, anamorphosis, and horizon problems.

basICColor Display 5

The new display 5 (now v5.0.3) is now more in tune with what other color-management software looks like. It’s also user-friendly, with more presets to choose from, and one-click calibration is supported.

Autodesk Entertainment Creation Suite Ultimate 2013

Maya is the king when it comes to cinematic and visual effects. Some of the notable new features that make this an intriguing update are Maya nHair, ATOM Animation Transfer, and Bullet Physics.

Extensis Suitcase Fusion 4

Although not a major upgrade, Suitcase Fusion 4 is a must-have if you’re running any Adobe CS6 software. It has a new, improved panel interface within InDesign, Illustrator, InCopy, and Photoshop (CS5–CS6).

CameraBag 2

CameraBag 2 is standalone application with a collection of filters and effects for editing images. It’s easy to use, comes with a huge collection of presets, and offers total control over adjustments and effects.

AKVIS Sketch v.13

AKVIS Sketch v.13 not only makes it easy and fun to generate professional-quality drawings and watercolor paintings from almost any image, it also offers a few other intriguing features.

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