JPEGmini Pro

Compressing an image, especially a JPEG, to its smallest possible size often introduces ugly artifacts. JPEGmini Pro seeks to avoid that.

DF Studio

As camera pixel counts grow, frame rates get faster, storage needs balloon, and photographic workflow becomes increasingly mobile in nature, the nagging question of how to implement the best asset management solution persists. Along with changing delivery methods, sizes, formats, and client expectations, our asset management needs and requirements are also growing and changing.

Capture One Pro 8

It was by no means a slow application, but version 8 of Capture One Pro has been updated with a new processing engine. I got my hands on a fresh copy and found several improvements that make it the choice of the professional, starting with its pristine, neutral demosaicing algorithm.


PhotoSweeper works with Aperture, iPhoto, and Adobe Lightroom libraries and image folders to find duplicates and look-alikes based on time interval or by comparing histograms or pixels.

Snagit 3

TechSmith has recently overhauled its screen-capture utility, Snagit, and I tested Snagit 3 on the Mac.

Tonality Pro

Tonality Pro is a black-and-white photo editor that can be used as a standalone application or a plug-in to Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop, or Apple Aperture.

OmniFocus 2

OmniFocus 2 is a next-generation, gorgeously designed GTD (Getting Things Done) app for Mac OS X. Install it on both your Mac and iPhone, and you can manage anything from single photo shoots to all the tasks that you need to finish (sequentially or parallel) when you’re working on a fashion project or product catalog.


Fledgling professional photographers quickly realize that running a successful photography business is about a lot more than just making great pictures.

Motion Pulse BlackBox Edition

Video Copilot has been the Apple of the motion graphics industry for years. From lens flares to bringing 3D into After Effects, Video Copilot has been the gift that keeps on giving.

Exposure 6

New Features Make Images Look Handcrafted Bringing the analog film world to digital photography is what Exposure does for photographers. From discontinued (as most are) film emulation to push and pull effects and creative manipulation, Alien Skin continues to lead the pack with this latest update. Over time, I’ve reviewed each software version, and the [...]

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