Hasselblad updates Phocus software

Hasselblad has released Phocus 2.9, the latest version of its free software for Mac and Windows. The major new feature is support for closed loop colour calibration. Users can create a colour calibration made using the exact lightning setup used for the shoot and apply this directly to the raw camera data. Continue reading “Hasselblad updates Phocus software”

Affinity image editor launched

Serif, which has quietly built up an impressive reputation for good quality, low-priced imaging software, has launched Affinity Photo. This has been highly anticipated since the company ran a pubic beta program earlier this year, mainly because it appears to be a fairly serious alternative to Adobe’s Photoshop, but at a fraction of the price. Continue reading “Affinity image editor launched”

Adobe updates Creative Cloud

Adobe has announced the 2015 release of its Creative Cloud, a move which is frankly puzzling. All the major tools – Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC, Premiere Pro CC and InDesign CC – have been updated, which looks an awful lot like a new release of the Creative Suite. Except, of course, there is no Creative Suite; Adobe did away with it precisely so that it would be free to update all these programs whenever new things were available, without having to wait until the suite could be revamped. And yet, here we are, with users paying to get regular updates, that have instead been rolled into a single 2015 version. Continue reading “Adobe updates Creative Cloud”

Pixeluvo develops affordable image editor

Software company Pixeluvo has developed an image editing program of the same name targeted at amateur users. It only runs on Windows and Linux and offers a range of features from simple photo cropping and resizing to complex image manipulation with multiple adjustment layers and masks. Continue reading “Pixeluvo develops affordable image editor”

Macphun previews noise reduction tool

Macphun, an American company that develops Mac-based software for photography, is working on an app to clean up artifacts common to photographs taken with high ISO and low light. Noiseless is mainly aimed at users of smartphones, action cams, point & shoot cameras and entry-level DSLRs and uses one-click presets. Continue reading “Macphun previews noise reduction tool”

Phase One updates Capture One Pro to 8.2

Phase One has updated its Capture One Pro raw photo editor with the release of v8.2. Capture One Pro is widely used amongst professional photographers thanks to its very clean raw image conversions. It lacks the compositing tools found in Photoshop but is otherwise a very capable image editor. Continue reading “Phase One updates Capture One Pro to 8.2”