Evolphin Zoom 2.8

Version Cue was a good idea that never took off. It was too hard to use for small agencies and not robust enough for large ones. Evolphin Zoom 2.8 fills the gap left by Version Cue’s demise—quite nicely, too. The software is easy to install and set up on either Macintosh or Windows.

Autodesk Maya Entertainment Creation Suite 2012

This new release not only has killer upgrades to Maya but Autodesk has also made some long overdue improvements to Mudbox and MotionBuilder, as well as the addition of Softimage to the Premium bundle.

DXO Optics Pro Elite 6.6

DxO Optics Pro Elite 6.6 is a rich and deep RAW and JPEG image processor/editor.

Texture Toolkit 1 & 2

These are collections of patterns—all high-resolution and most seamlessly repeating—ready for use in your print, Web, animation, or video design work.

Corel Painter 12

In the newest update to Corel Painter there are some exciting changes.

Toast 11 Titanium Edition For Mac

In spite of a few minor criticisms, version 11 continues to make Toast the industry standard for burning CDs, DVDs, and Blu-ray discs; managing your multimedia for storage or online hosting; and in some aspects, managing your files.

TypeDNA 2

TypeDNA has several features that make it worth far more than its $39 price. It’s a capable font-management utility, with all the basic features of any font manager: you can group fonts into sets, see detailed information, view character sets, flip through font samples, view by font foundry, see only serif or sans-serif fonts, etc.

Nik Silver Efex Pro 2

Nik Software recently released Silver Efex Pro 2, updating their powerful black-and-white conversion software with impressive new features and special algorithms for finer tonal control and faster processing.

Acrobat X Pro

Granted, Acrobat X (read ten) is a mature program and new, exciting features are harder to come by but for other programs, Adobe has simply borrowed ideas from plug-in developers (or licensed them), so it makes me wonder why they didn’t do that for version X.

eMagCreator 1.1

eMagCreator 1.1 aims to put these powerful features into the hands of average knowledgeable workers, as well as to speed production of eMags by design and publishing professionals.

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