Archive for the 'Plug-Ins' Category

May 12, 2008

OnOne Software’s New FocalPoint Software Plug-in is Now Available

prod_detail_fp.pngEasy to use plug-in for Adobe Photoshop and Photoshop Elements helps photographers selectively blur and/or vignette areas of an image

Press Release: Portland, OR – onOne Software, Inc., announced that its new software plug-in for Adobe Photoshop and Photoshop Elements – FocalPoint 1.0 – is now available for immediate download. onOne Software’s FocalPoint is a selective focus and vignetting plug-in designed to help photographers easily blur and/or vignette areas of an image.

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 7, 2008

Nik Software Announces Viveza™

Press Release: Nik Software, Inc. announces Viveza, the latest addition to its line of award-winning photographic plug-ins for Adobe Photoshop and Photoshop Elements. Nik Software’s Viveza is a powerful and intuitive software tool designed to enable photographers of all skill levels to precisely select and control the light and color in photographic images while working within Photoshop.

Feb 7, 2008

AKVIS SmartMask V.1.2. Now for Windows and Macintosh!

Press Release: New version of AKVIS SmartMask is available for Macintosh and Windows! The SmartMask plug-in is an efficient masking tool that saves you time on complex selections and is fun to use.

Macintosh-version is Universal Binary. It works with both Intel and Power PC mac-computers.

Jan 21, 2008

YouSendIt Announces Adobe Photoshop plug-in for Mac Platform

Latest YouSendIt plug-in makes large file delivery quick and convenient for Photoshop users

Press Release: YouSendIt, Inc., the trusted global leader in digital content delivery, today announced that it has expanded its service offerings by releasing an Adobe Photoshop plug-in for the Apple® Mac platform. The new plug-in allows Mac users to quickly and seamlessly send multiple Photoshop files in any format, securely, and without compressing.

Jan 18, 2008

onOne Software Announces Acquisition of Liquid Resize Technology

onOne Software adds ground-breaking image resizing and retargeting technology to its product offerings

Press Release: onOne Software, Inc., announces today the technology acquisition of Liquid Resize which introduces a ground-breaking new way to resize images using a technique known as “seam carving” to reduce the distortion that typically occurs when manipulating the aspect ratio of an image.

Dec 19, 2007

onOne Gets Leopard Compatibility

onOne Software Announces Compatibility with Mac OS X Leopard Operating System
Current users of onOne Software products can automatically update to latest versions

Press Release: Portland, OR – December 18, 2007 – onOne Software, Inc., provider of world-class software solutions for professional photographers and graphic designers, announces today that all of the latest versions of onOne Software’s products are compatible with Apple’s recently launched Leopard operating system.

Dec 10, 2007

XChange Releases PhotoSpray 1.8

Press Release: 2007-12-10–XChange International, the source for extended technology worldwide, are pleased to announce the release of PhotoSpray 1.8. PhotoSpray is an Adobe® Photoshop® or Adobe Elements® plug-in that offers the ability to spray pictures on top of any RGB photos or layers. This method of painting lets users brush sets of images on top of any photo.

Dec 7, 2007

Microsoft Releases Final GM Versions of HD Photo Plug-ins

hdphoto.pngBill Crow, the Microsoft Program Manager for HD Photo (originally code named Photon) says on his blog, that the final versions of the plug-in for Adobe Photoshop CS2 and CS3 are available for download. The download is free.
The plug-ins are available for both Windows as well as Macintosh. For the Windows, XP SP2 or Vista is supported. For Mac, both 10.4 (Tiger) and 10.5 (Leopard) are supported. The plug-in development was done by Microsoft in conjunction with Pegasus Imaging Systems.
HD Photo, which uses an expanded color space named scRGB has the capability to encode high-dynamic range (HDR) images in a wider color gamut color space.

Nov 26, 2007

Alien Skin Updates Plug-ins for Leopard Compatibility

Alien Skin has released a variety of updates that provide improved compatibility with Max OS 10.5.x (Leopard) and certain Alien Skin plug-ins.

The Mac Updaters are available at Alien Skin Support.

Nov 26, 2007

Alien Skin Software Announces Release of Image Doctor 2

Enhanced set of five Photoshop plug-in filters provides one intelligent, easy-to-use toolset for photo restoration, compressed JPEG repair, object removal, blemish concealment, and skin softening for under $200

Press Release: RALEIGH, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Alien Skin® Software (, the award-winning developer of photographic and graphic design plug-ins for Adobe® Photoshop® and other compatible host programs, today announced the release of Image Doctor® 2, the new version of its powerful yet easy-to-use software for photo restoration, retouching, and repair. Image Doctor 2s five plug-in filters offer users a complete toolset for photo restoration, compressed JPEG image repair, smart object removal, blemish concealment, and skin softening in one very affordable package that is also a great gift idea.

Oct 15, 2007

AKVIS Chameleon Plug-in v.5.0

Press Release: AKVIS LLC releases version 5.0 of its photo collage plug-in AKVIS Chameleon. The new version is a true breakthrough in photo collage creation. The program offers a new mode that allows transferring a roughly selected object to a new background with a clean result. No precise mask tools are needed! Now the program has an interface and all in all three modes with different collage possibilities. The Macintosh version is now Universal Binary.

Oct 11, 2007

Digital Anarchy Announces Knoll Light Factory 3.0 for Photoshop

New Version Has Improved UI, Real-Time Preview, and Support for Intel Mac and 64-bit OS

Press Release: San Francisco — October 9th, 2007 — Digital Anarchy, a leading provider of cost-effective special effects software for Adobe and Apple products, has released version 3.0 of the acclaimed Knoll Light Factory. The new features in this Photoshop package give increased control over the look of hundreds of lighting effects, and further the creative abilities of photographers and designers to enhance existing images or create original works.

Oct 1, 2007

Alien Skin Software Releases Exposure 2 Film Stock Simulator and Effects Package

alien_skin_exposure2.jpgLatest Version of Industry-Leading Photoshop Plug-in Features More Than 300 Presets for Film Simulation and a Full Range of Photo Lab and Darkroom Effects

Press Release: RALEIGH, N.C. (Business Wire EON) October 1, 2007 — Alien Skin® Software (, the award-winning developer of photographic filter and effect plug-ins for Adobe® Photoshop® and other compatible host programs, today announced the release of Exposure® 2, the latest version of its industry-leading film stock simulator and effects package.

Exposure 2 lets digital photographers and graphic artists enhance any digital photo by simulating the rich, organic look of film.

Sep 28, 2007

Peter Krogh Update RapidFixer for CS3

product_rapidfixer.pngWhen Photoshop CS3 with Bridge 2 shipped, RapidFixer kinda got broken…so now Peter Krogh, author of The DAM Book: Digital Asset Management for Photographers has updated RapidFixer for CS3 compatibility.NEW! Photoshop CS3 Compatibility: The first RapidFixer version for CS3 is now ready to ship and they have made significant changes to the interface, and updated the software to control the new Adobe Camera Raw 4.0+ tools.

NEW! RapidFixer now works on DNG files, as well as JPEG and TIFF files. (In all cases, you must apply a Camera Raw Default to the image first).

NEW! RapidFixer has settings for working on Black and White Negatives. This lets you use a digital camera to copy negatives, and make adjustments in Camera Raw. Check out the last half of the movie to see it in action.

Sep 19, 2007

Grubba Software announces TrueGrain

Press Release: Cary, North Carolina-September 18, 2007-Grubba Software today introduced TrueGrain, a professional creative tool for accurately recapturing the aesthetics of black & white film with digital photography.

The TrueGrain software contains a library of grain samples and profiles for a number of classic film stocks, some of which are no longer available and are unlikely to be available in the future. TrueGrain users can easily import high resolution digital imagery-such as that produced with today’s professional DSLR cameras-and immediately see a close approximation of how the image would look if it had been exposed using any of the film stocks in TrueGrain’s library, right down to the fine grain structure details only visible under magnification.

Jun 1, 2007

PixelGenius Releases RCs for Photoshop CS3

PixelGenius, the developers of PhotoKit™, PhotoKit Sharpener™ and PhotoKit Color 2™ have released what they have determined are Release Candidate (RC) versions of their products for Mac and Windows users of Photoshop CS3 or Photoshop CS3 Extended. These RCs are “real close” but still have a couple of issues and need testing “in the wild”.

PG has also announced that due to popular demand, these new RCs will be able to use cross-platform licensing. So, if you are in a mixed-platform environment, you can use your Mac serial number on Windows or your Windows serial number on Mac.

May 31, 2007

Photoshop Plug-In for Google 3D Warehouse Now Available

Software Add-On Delivers Direct Access to Google’s Free 3D Content

Press Release: SAN JOSE, Calif. — May 31, 2007 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) and Google Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG) today announced the Photoshop® CS3 Extended plug-in for the Google 3D Warehouse, enabling Adobe® Photoshop CS3 Extended users to take further advantage of the software’s powerful compositing, painting and image-editing toolset for editing 3D content. With the plug-in, users will be able to query and download free 3D content from the Google 3D Warehouse, Google’s free online repository for 3D models and content, directly within Photoshop CS3 Extended. 3D Content then can be placed, manipulated and used in composites with the new 3D tools in Photoshop CS3 Extended.

May 15, 2007

Filter Forge, Inc. Releases Three New Editions of Filter Forge

Press Release: Alexandria, VA, USA (May 10th, 2007) – Filter Forge, Inc., a newcomer to the Photoshop plug-in market, today announced three new editions of its flagship product, Filter Forge, a high-end plug-in for Adobe Photoshop allowing computer artists to build their own filters – seamless textures, visual effects, distortions, patterns, backgrounds, frames and more. The Basic, Standard and Professional editions, priced at $99, $199 and $299 respectively, offer different sets of features targeted at entry-level, mainstream and professional graphic artists.

May 15, 2007

AKVIS Releases Enhancer V.6.0

enhancer-box_b.pngPlug-in Update–AKVIS Enhancer V.6.0: Improving Detail on Photos with Uneven Exposure

AKVIS Enhancer plug-in has been updated to version 6.0.

The software allows improving detail in underexposed, overexposed, and mid tone areas of a photo.

By popular request, the possibility to save user presets has been added.

May 7, 2007

PictureCode Releases UB Version of Noise Ninja for Mac Photoshop CS3

PictureCode has announced that the Noise Ninja plug-in is now available for the Photoshop CS3 running natively on Intel Mac. This offers a significant speedup compared to the emulated execution that was necessary for Photoshop CS2 running on Intel Mac. The official release is available on the download page. The Windows version (v2.1.3) is already compatible with CS3.

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May 1, 2007

OnOne releases CS3 Compatible Plug-ins

Free upgrades now available for Intellihance Pro 4.2, Mask Pro 4.1, Genuine Fractals 5 and PhotoFrame Pro 3.1

Press Release: Portland, OR. – April 30, 2007 onOne Software, Inc., announces today the immediate availability of all Photoshop® CS3 compatible updates to their Photoshop plug-ins Intellihance Pro, Mask Pro, Genuine Fractals and PhotoFrame Pro software. Free updates are available for registered owners of Intellihance Pro 4, Mask Pro 4 and PhotoFrame Pro 3 software products. Users who purchased 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.

In addition, all Photoshop CS3 compatible plug-ins will be available for purchase in the new onOne Software Plug-In Suite 3 which will be shipping May 10, 2007.

Apr 24, 2007

Digital Film Tools Releases CS3 and Avid Intel Mac Compatible Plug-ins

Press Release: – Digital Film Tools releases new versions of 55mm, Digital Film Lab, EZ Mask, Light, Ozone, Snap and zMatte for Adobe Photoshop versions 7 through CS3 and Photoshop Elements as well as new Intel Mac compatible versions of 55mm, Digital Film Lab, Composite Suite, and zMatte for Avid Editing Systems–specifically Avid Media Composer 2.5.1 and higher and Avid Xpress Pro 5.5.1 and higher.

Apr 20, 2007

New Plug-In Provides Feature-Film Quality Rendering in Photoshop CS3

NewTek Announces LightWave® Rendition™ for Adobe® Photoshop®

Press Release: Las Vegas, Nevada – NAB — NewTek, Inc., manufacturer of industry-leading 3D animation and video products, announces launch plans for their latest development, LightWave Rendition for Adobe Photoshop. The product created by NewTek’s 3D division provides photorealistic 3D render output, such as recently used in the feature film ‘300’, for Adobe’s just revealed Photoshop CS3 Extended. Based upon the Emmy® Award-winning render engine native to LightWave 3D, Rendition for Adobe Photoshop gives creative artists the ability to render models imported through Photoshop CS3 and deliver the richness of detail, textures and lighting attributes found in the original 3D object format, all within the Photoshop environment.

Apr 18, 2007

Alien Skin Plug-ins available as UB versions for MacIntel Photoshop CS3

All Alien Skin Photoshop plug-ins are now Universal applications. These updates are compatible with Photoshop CS3 and they provide a significant performance increase on Intel-based Macs.