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Apr 8, 2008

OnOne Previews Liquid Resize

Liquid Resize is a “content aware” image resizing application for Mac OS X and Windows. Liquid Resize is now available for download as a Product Preview from onOne Software.

Liquid Resize will allow you to resize an image without traditional geometric limitations while minimizing any distortion that would typically result from changing the original aspect ratio of an image.

Feb 12, 2008

Apple Release Aperture 2

aperture_125_080205.jpgMajor Upgrade Features Improved Interface, Faster Browsing & Enhanced Image Processing

Press Release: CUPERTINO, California—February 12, 2008—Apple® today introduced Aperture™ 2, the next major release of its groundbreaking photo editing and management software with over 100 new features that make it faster, easier to use and more powerful. With a streamlined user interface and entirely new image processing engine, Aperture 2 also introduces new imaging tools for highlight recovery, color vibrancy, local contrast definition, soft-edged retouching, vignetting and RAW fine-tuning, and lets users directly post their portfolios on the .Mac Web Gallery* for viewing on the web, iPhone™, iPod® touch and Apple TV®. At a new low price of $199, anyone can easily organize, edit and publish photos like a pro.

Dec 19, 2007

Phase One Ships Capture One Version 4

Phase One Delivers Capture One 4 Next-Generation RAW Workflow Software Transforming RAW Data to Uncompromising Image Quality

Press Release: COPENHAGEN, Denmark–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Phase One today announced the availability of Capture One 4, the next generation of the world’s first RAW workflow software. Built on a new architecture, the successor to Phase One’s entry-level Capture One LE offers photographers – pros and enthusiasts alike – a RAW workflow solution for superior image quality.

Nov 26, 2007

DxO Labs Announces Immediate Availability of the New DxO Optics Pro v5 Software for Windows

DxO Optics Pro v5 features a breakthrough RAW Engine, dust/blemish removal, improved user interface, support for the Canon EOS 40D as well as expanded Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® compatibility, and an exciting new ‘Snapshot’ feature 

Press Release: Paris, France – DxO Labs has announced the immediate availability of DxO Optics Pro v5 for Windows, the latest version of its award-winning flagship automatic image quality enhancement software application for Digital SLR camera users. DxO Optics Pro v5 can be purchased via download on the company’s e-store ( as well as from several well known retailers (a full list of resellers is available at DxO Optics Pro v5 for Macintosh is scheduled to be available towards the end the year. All purchasers of DxO Optics Pro v4.5 on or after August 1, 2007 are eligible for a free upgrade to DxO Optics Pro v5.

Nov 12, 2007

PixelNovel Releases Adobe Photoshop Files Comparison Tool for Photoshop Professionals

ComparePSD makes it easy for Photoshop professionals to compare two PSD files layer-by-layer, effect-by-effect and find the differences.

Press Release: London, UK (PRWEB) November 9, 2007 — PixelNovel, the company behind Flickrshop, a free Adobe Photoshop plug-in for uploading files to, unveils ComparePSD, an Adobe Photoshop files comparison tool. ComparePSD is aimed to help graphic designers and other professionals compare two PSD files and quickly spot the differences.

Oct 31, 2007

Lightroom, Aperture cautions with Leopard

Source: Macworld
Written by Rick LePage

As Leopard gets out into both the developer and user communities, we’re seeing a few cautionary notes from developers regarding compatibility and performance. Recently, Apple and Adobe issued advisories regarding their respective image management and catalog applications, Aperture and Photoshop Lightroom…

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Oct 1, 2007

DxO Labs Announces DxO Optics Pro v5

dxo_optics_pro_5.pngNew DxO Optics Pro v5 Software Featuring a Breakthrough RAW Engine Leads the Way in Image Quality for Demanding Photographers

Press Release: Paris, France – October 1st, 2007 – DxO Labs today announced DxO Optics Pro v5, the latest version of its award-winning flagship software application for automatic image quality enhancement for Digital SLR camera users. Due to be released later in the fall, DxO Optics Pro v5 sets a new standard for image quality with its new RAW conversion engine. All purchasers of DxO Optics Pro v4.5 on or after August 1st, 2007 are eligible for a free upgrade to DxO Optics Pro v5.

Dec 8, 2006

LaserSoft Releases SilverFast 6.5

Press Release: LaserSoft Imaging has released SilverFast 6.5. Apart from many improvements and enhancements, the new version implements “outstanding new features to support your creativity and productivity when using SilverFast software,” according to the company.

Dec 5, 2006

DxO Labs Updates DxO Optics Pro

DxO Optics Pro v4.1 improves speed and fluidity for greater comfort and productivity. DxO Optics Pro v4.1 is compatible with the all-new DxO FilmPack and is immediately available for Windows and Mac users.

Press Release: PARIS, France — DxO Labs announces the immediate availability of DxO Optics Pro v4.1 — an upgrade to the recently released DxO Optics Pro v4, the company’s flagship automatic digital image enhancement software. Among the many speed improvements in DxO Optics Pro v4.1, users will be particularly impressed with the increased speed with which Raw images are previewed (2-4 times faster than in version 4.0) and the increased fluidity of the sliders (more than twice as fast).

Nov 28, 2006

DxO Labs releases DxO Analyzer version 3

Press Release: Paris, France – November 28, 2006 – DxO Labs today announces the immediate availability of DxO Analyzer version 3, adding groundbreaking innovations to the product’s image quality evaluation and analysis capabilities.

Nov 21, 2006

REALVIZ Stitcher 5.5 Unlimited DS


Press Release: REALVIZ®, a leader in image processing software development, is pleased to announce the availability of Stitcher® Unlimited 5.5 DS (“Double Shot”), which offers the ability to automatically stitch 2-shot fisheye photos. Stitcher Unlimited DS delivers the most versatile and accessible solution for a wide variety of industries, for the creation of stunning panoramas from horizontally and vertically stitched photos, and fisheye shots.

Nov 17, 2006


Press Release: Light Crafts, Inc., a Palo Alto (CA) based photo editing software company, ushers in a new generation of integrated digital workflow tool, LightZone 2.0. LightZone 2.0  is a new intuitive tool which extends the capabilities of professional and amateur photographers, based on Ansel Adam’s Zone System.  LightZone provides photographers with precise control over exposure, contrast and color, in a straightforward interface that streamlines workflow and dramatically saves time. With LightZone, photographers regain the use of their intuition in processing their images.

Nov 16, 2006

Adobe Labs Introduces Kuler


kuler is a new hosted application for creating, exploring and sharing color harmonies.

Oct 10, 2006

iView Multimedia releases iView MediaPro 3.1.2

iView Multimedia has released a free update to its flagship digital asset management program iView MediaPro. The first comprehensive update since iView’s acquisition by Microsoft this summer, iView MediaPro 3.1.2 delivers significantly more robust performance, including clearer error reporting and improved memory handling for both Mac and Windows customers, as well as a number of minor feature enhancements.

Oct 2, 2006

Apple Releases Aperture 1.5 Update

Aperture 1.5 delivers more than 20 new and enhanced features that improve file management, metadata handling, and image adjustment. This update also addresses numerous issues related to overall reliability, performance, and compatibility.
The Update is available through Software Updates or as a download from Apple.

Aug 16, 2006

Google Buys Company to Boost Photo Management

Neven Vision acquisition expected to bolster portal’s Picasa photo management software and service.

Source: PC World
Written by Juan Carlos Perez, IDG News Service

Google plans to strengthen its Picasa photo management software and service with the acquisition of Neven Vision, a Santa Monica, California, company specializing in mobile photo search.

Aug 4, 2006

Was It Done With a Lens, or a Brush?

Source: The New York Times
Written by Ian Austen

Like many amateur photographers, Joe Dejesus posts his photos online and compares them to the work of others on the photo-sharing site Flickr. At some point last year, a number of landscape photos caught his eye with their vibrant tones and colors.

Their secret was a software technology known as H.D.R., for high dynamic range photography. And Mr. Dejesus quickly became one of its practitioners.

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 (

Jul 26, 2006

Extensis Releases Universal Application for Portfolio 8

Free update adds support for Intel-based Macs as well as improved performance and stability for Portfolio 8.

Press Release: PORTLAND, Ore. – July 26, 2006 – Extensis, a division of Celartem Inc., today released a free update to Portfolio 8 — the leading Digital Asset Management (DAM) solution for creative professionals. This update is a Universal Application, adding native support for Intel-based Macintosh systems. The free update supports Portfolio single-user, Portfolio Client, Portfolio Server, Portfolio NetPublish, Portfolio NetPublish for Server, Portfolio SQL-Connect and Portfolio Browser. This is a Macintosh only update.

Jul 11, 2006

DxO Story Correction

PhotoshopNews posted a link to a story about the announcement of DxO’s Optics Pro V4 that contained incorrect information. The public beta of DxO Optics Pro will be available starting in the first week in August and not, as indicated, effective immediately. Below is a corrected press release from DxO Labs.

Jul 7, 2006

DxO Labs unveils Beta Version of Optics Pro v4

Source: What Digital Camera

DxO Labs has revealed details of a new version of its flagship application, DxO Optics Pro. The TIPA award winning software is designed to meet the needs of SLR and advanced digital camera users with automatic optics, noise and exposure corrections.

Jul 7, 2006

Nikon Releases Trial Version of Capture NX

Trial Version Offers 30 Days to Test Drive Capture NX – A Powerful and Intuitive New Software That Dramatically Simplifies Photo Editing for JPEG, TIFF and Nikon RAW (NEF) Format Images

Press Release: MELVILLE, N.Y., July 7 — Nikon ( today released a trial version of Capture NX(TM) — a new software that is designed specifically for photographers, providing a unique and easy to understand interface with tools that photographers need, but without the level of complexity and clutter of other image editing applications.


Jul 5, 2006

Breeze Systems ships BreezeBrowser Pro v1.5

Press Release: Breeze Systems announce the immediate availability of BreezeBrowser Pro v1.5, latest release of their image browsing and raw conversion software for Windows. Long known for its sophisticated IPTC data handling, Adobe XMP data can now be entered and displayed within BreezeBrowser Pro for maximum compatibility with Photoshop and other applications. Input and edit XMP data in JPEG, TIFF, PSD, DNG, PNG, JPEG 2000 and raw files for maximum compatibility with Photoshop and other applications.

Jun 26, 2006

Bibble Labs Releases version 4.8

With Advanced Lens Correction and B&W / Spot Color Plugin
Other improvements include Fujifilm S3 Pro support and a Mac Universal Binary

Press Release: AUSTIN TX, (June 23, 2006) – Bibble Labs, Inc. announced the general availability of Bibble Pro and Bibble Lite Upgrade 4.8. This free upgrade is available to existing Bibble 4 license holders, and represents the third such major upgrade of 2006. New features in this release include a redesigned and more powerful Lens Correction tool enabling correction of barrel and pin-cushion distortion, as well as chromatic aberration and vignetting.

Jun 19, 2006

iView Releases MediaPro 3.1.1

Improved IPTC metadata support, metadata sync for more Raw formats, Windows scripting engine update and improved NEF rendering lead the list of enhancements.

Press Release: iView Multimedia has released a free update to its flagship digital asset management program iView MediaPro.