Archive for the 'Plug-Ins' Category

Apr 11, 2007

Strata™ Family of Products Offers 3D for Adobe Photoshop CS3

Press Release: St. George, Utah, — Strata, the company adding the power of 3D to the designer’s toolset, announced three new plug-ins for Adobe¨ Systems’ Photoshop¨ CS3 Extended software. Each of these 3D plug-ins will be priced at less than $149 and will ship spring of this year.

The three plug-ins add 3D model-to-photo matching, Raydiosity™ rendering, spline and subdivision surface modeling, 3D model construction from photographs, and real-time 3D output for the web and PDF documents.

Apr 10, 2007

onOne Software Announces Availability of PhotoFrame Pro 3.1

New version of award-winning software, compatible with Photoshop CS3, is available via free download to all registered users of PhotoFrame Pro 3

Press Release: Portland, OR – onOne Software, Inc., announced that the PhotoFrame Pro 3.1 update is available via free download to all registered users of PhotoFrame Pro 3 software on both Macintosh and Windows platforms.

Apr 10, 2007

e frontier Announces Poser Exporter for CS3 Extended

Press Release: Scotts Valley, Calif., e frontier, a leader in graphics and animation software, announced that they will offer a free exporter for Poser 7 that will allow Poser 3D content to be imported into the 3D layer of the new Photoshop CS3 Extended software.

Apr 9, 2007

Paravue® Announces New Masking Tool for Adobe Photoshop CS

Press Release: Oakland, CA – Paravue® Inc., has announced Turbo Mask™, an image masking tool designed for graphic and web designers, photographers, and motion graphic artists that work with Adobe Photoshop CS and Photoshop CS Extended. Most image masking tools rely on skill to get the desired results. Turbo Mask works like human eyes to pick out the important subject in an image. Leveraging the Paravue technology, Turbo Mask understands images like people do and can isolate subjects and remove them from backgrounds accurately-often with just one click. With Turbo Mask, digital artists can focus more on creativity and less on time-consuming cutouts.

Mar 29, 2007

Alien Skin Announces The Eye Candy Effects Collection


The Eye Candy Effects Collection includes full, retail versions of Eye Candy 5: Textures, Nature, Impact, Xenofex 2, and Snap Art. Create amazing chrome, fire, smoke, lightning, clouds, comics and dozens of other effects. With 54 filters and over 1000 one-click settings, you’ll blast through your creative projects.

Purchased separately, these titles would cost $575, but the Eye Candy Effects Collection is available now for $399 – a savings of over 30%.

Mar 7, 2007

Nik Software updates Dfine® to 2.0

Press Release: Las Vegas, NV – March 7, 2007 (Booth #H251) – Nik Software Inc. today announced the latest upgrade to its award-winning noise reduction tool Dfine 2.0. Designed to improve image quality, Dfine 2.0 now includes Nik Software’s patented U Point technology for selective editing control and a completely new user interface that is easier to use and improves workflow for busy photographers.

Mar 5, 2007

AKVIS Retoucher v.2.5. Released

Press Release: AKVIS LLC announces the release of AKVIS Retoucher plug-in v.2.5 for Windows and Macintosh. New to version 2.5 of this photo restoration plug-in: compatibility with Windows Vista, new installation and activation method on Macintosh. Upgrade for registered users is free.

Jan 8, 2007

PixeGenius Releases UB Beta Versions of Plug-ins For Mac

PixelGenius, the makers of PhotoKit, PhotoKit Sharpener and PhotoKit Color 2.0 have released betas of Universal Binary (UB) versions of their products. These UB versions are needed for the Mac version of the Photoshop CS3 public beta whether you are running a PPC or Intel machine. With the release of Photoshop CS3 beta, all developers of plug-ins will need to release Universal Binary versions of their plug-ins in order to work with MacIntel from Apple.

Dec 28, 2006

onOne plug-ins to be upgraded for Photoshop CS3

Free upgrades will be available shortly after commercial availability of Photoshop CS3

Press Release: Portland, OR — onOne Software, Inc., announced that they will offer free Photoshop CS3 compatibility updates to their Photoshop plug-ins PhotoFrame Pro 3, Intellihance Pro 4 and Mask Pro 4 software. Users who purchase Genuine Fractals 4.1 or Genuine Fractals Print Pro 4.1 on or after December 18, 2006 qualify for a free upgrade to Genuine Fractals 5 and Genuine Fractals Print Pro 5 respectively, which will be compatible with Photoshop CS3.

Dec 15, 2006

UB version of Noise Ninja is released

PictureCode, the developer of Noise Ninja has released a public beta of the Noise Ninja plug-in running natively on Intel Mac computers. It will only work with Photoshop CS3, which is currently available from Adobe as a pre-release.

Dec 14, 2006

PixelGenius to release beta updates for Photoshop CS3

PixelGenius, the makers of PhotoKit, PhotoKit Sharpener and PhotoKit Color 2.0 has announced plans to offer beta updates of their plug-ins to run natively on the MacIntel version of Adobe Photoshop CS3.

Dec 8, 2006

onOne Ships Mask Pro 4.0

prod_detail_mp.pngSoftware update adds new features and built-in video tutorials

Press Release: Portland, OR – onOne Software, Inc., has announces that Mask Pro 4 – the upgrade to the company’s popular digital image masking plug-in Mask Pro 3 – is now shipping. Mask Pro 4 provides a complete collection of Photoshop® plug-in tools that allow users unprecedented flexibility when tackling the most challenging masking job. And this new version focuses on teaching the user how to best use this comprehensive toolset for masking a wide range of images.

Dec 5, 2006

Alien Skin Releases Snap Art

snapart_boxshot.jpgAlien Skin Software has released a new plug-in called Snap Art.

From their web site: Snap Art creates beautiful, natural media artwork in a single step. Render any image in an unlimited variety of real-world art styles including oil paint, pencil sketch, pen & ink, comics, and more. Great for stylizing photos or graphics, Snap Art works without laborious hand editing and is more versatile than Actions or brushes.

Conventional artists often use an underdrawing to outline key objects within a composition. This lightly drawn sketch serves as a guide and is usually painted or drawn over in the final composition. Similarly, Snap Art uses edge detection to discern the objects, edges, lines, and shapes of an original image. Then, using this outline, an advanced paint engine strokes and fills this outline using the brushes and colors you specify. This allows realistic reproduction of detail, but balances that realism with convincing artistry.

Nov 27, 2006

AKVIS Sketch 2.1 is Released

Press Release: AKVIS LLC announces the release of AKVIS Sketch plug-in v.2.1 for Windows and Macintosh. The revolutionary algorithm allows converting a photo into a pencil sketch in a few mouse clicks.

Nov 17, 2006


Restores Film Grain Effects in Digital Images and Automates Labor-Intensive Retouching with Single-Click Ease

Newly Enhanced Noiseware Plug-in version 4.1 also Released

Press Release: Imagenomic, an independent software vendor specializing in high-performance software tools for digital photography, has announced the release of two new Plug-in products to complement its award-winning NoisewareTM portfolio. Imagenomic’s Noiseware Plug-ins have also been updated to version 4.1, with new enhancements such as a faster preview mode, an undo/redo feature, and other improvements.

Oct 9, 2006

Digital Film Tools Releases EZ Mask 1.0

Press Release: Oak Park, CA (PRWEB) October 9, 2006 — Digital Film Tools ( announces the release of EZ Mask version 1.0, an easy to use interactive image masking tool. Masking is the process of extracting or isolating an object in a picture. EZ Mask extracts almost any object in an image–even if you are dealing with fine hair detail, smoke, or reflections. This extraction process creates what is known as a mask–essentially a black and white cutout.

Sep 13, 2006

Adobe Creative Suite Developer Summit

Calling all Adobe Developers
On November 6, 7 and 8th, 2006, the Adobe Plug-in Developer team will be holding a developer summit with critical information on MacTel migration, product migration and overall strategy for our Adobe Creative Suite® plug-in and integration developer partners. Specifically, the sessions will cover Adobe Photoshop®, Illustrator®, InDesign®, InCopy®, InDesign Server, Version Cue®, and Adobe Bridge software.

Sep 12, 2006

onOne Software Announces Mask Pro 4

Press Release: Portland, OR, – September 7, 2006 – onOne Software, Inc., announced and demonstrated at the Photoshop World tradeshow in Las Vegas, NV, Mask Pro 4 — the long-awaited update to the company’s popular digital image masking plug-in Mask Pro 3. Mask Pro 4 provides a complete collection of Photoshop® plug-in tools that allow users unprecedented flexibility when tackling the most challenging masking job. And this new version focuses on teaching the user how to best use each comprehensive toolset for masking a wide range of images.

Aug 29, 2006

Luxology Releases imageSynth Plug-in

imageSynth, by Luxology, is advanced technology that works within Adobe Photoshop for creating seamless textures and for creating high resolution images from low resolution sources using advanced image synthesis algorithms. Hence the name!

Aug 3, 2006

DxO Optics Pro v4 Public Beta

DxO Labs Announces Availability of DxO Optics Pro v4 Public Beta Release – Automatic image enhancement software introduces advanced color features, new optical corrections, improved workflow and speed as well as plug-in compatibility with Adobe Photoshop

Press Release: New York, NY and Paris, France – August 3, 2006 – DxO Labs announces today availability of a free, Windows PC public beta release of DxO Optics Pro v4 for all digital photographers to download from the DxO Labs Web site (

Aug 1, 2006

Alien Skin Software Releases Blow Up

Press Release: RALEIGH, N.C.–Aug. 1, 2006–Alien Skin Software today released Blow Up, an all-new plug-in for Adobe® Photoshop® and Photoshop Elements. Designed for both photographers and graphic artists, Blow Up offers the highest quality image enlargement available. Blow Up simplifies and improves image enlargement, making it easy to convert web graphics to print and create large format and gallery prints from digital snapshots.

Better than Photoshop bicubic and other third party solutions, Blow Up preserves the crisp lines and smooth colors in a source image. Blow Up scales images up to 3600% — 6 times in each dimension — with no stairstep, halo, or fringe artifacts.


Jul 14, 2006

Twisting Pixels Announces Updates to its Photoshop Plug-ins

Press Release: Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) July 14, 2006 — Twisting Pixels is pleased to announce the release of the next version of its incredible special effects applications and plugins for photographers, graphic artists, and imaging enthusiasts. Twisting Pixels products include feature rich visual effect filters that modify and enhance any image to achieve an artistic end result. With over 48 filters and plugins to choose from, Twisting Pixels offers something for every aspect of design.

Jun 21, 2006

onOne Software Announces New Version Of PhotoFrame Pro

Press Release: London, UK 21 June, 2006 – Independent software developer, onOne Software, Inc. today announced the immediate availability of PhotoFrame Pro 3, the award-winning border and edge effect plug-in for Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Photoshop Elements.

Jun 14, 2006

Artlandia Releases SymmetryShop 1.0 Photoshop Plug-in

Press Release: Artlandia, Inc., maker of Artlandia SymmetryWorks, a popular pattern design plug-in for Adobe Illustrator, has released Artlandia SymmetryShop, a new plug-in that makes pattern design in Adobe Photoshop easy and fully automatic.

May 25, 2006

Filter Forge Plugin for Photoshop Enters Public Beta Testing

Press Release: Alexandria, VA, May 25, 2006 — Filter Forge, Inc., a newcomer to the Photoshop plugin market, today released a public beta Windows only version of Filter Forge, a high-end plugin for Adobe Photoshop allowing computer artists to build their own filters — seamless textures, visual effects, distortions, patterns, backgrounds and more.