Happy Friday! Just in time for a beautiful weekend here in San Francisco, we are giving away free copies of Cyberlink PhotoDirector 4 that normally MSRPs for $99.99. You all know by now that I take gazillion photos of my baby everyday, but you should also know that I sometimes have to take fifty photos to get one awesome photo, especially when she's constantly on the move like she is now. So, having a great photo editing and sharing tools are important to me, so I can easily put together a collage or do a quick edit before … Read more
Adobe Systems has released a version of its Revel service for syncing and sharing photos and videos to Android.
Revel for Android lets people upload photos and videos, organize them into albums, pool photos from others into group libraries, share them in galleries or on social media, and edit photos. Editing -- from the company that brought us Photoshop, of course -- includes basic options such as filters, cropping, exposure and contrast adjustments. Those are much the same options as are present in Photoshop Express, which by the way is integrated with the Revel app.
Revel for Android arrived Tuesday, … Read more
CyberLink PhotoDirector for Mac lets you import photos stored on your computer, edit them, and organize them into albums. You can also rate your photos (from one star to five stars), which makes browsing through the photos for printing or for a quick upload to social media easier.
At around 228MB CyberLink PhotoDirector takes a bit longer to download. Nevertheless the program installs very quickly and opens up to a very professional-looking interface. All the image folders are easily accessible through the drop-down menu on the left-side of the app. The app runs efficiently and is able to edit images … Read more
Top Tech Photo, a Ukrainian company specializing in onilne photo editing, has built new tool called Edit.
Top Tech Photo already had launched a site called Pics.io tool for online handling of photos in some raw image formats from higher-end cameras. The new Pics.io Edit site, though, is for more ordinary JPEG, PNG, and BMP image formats so far.
It's got a variety of controls for adjusting brightness, tone curves, color saturation, and a few other attributes. It also can convert shots into black-and-white or sepia-tone versions.
"Our aim is to make online photo editor as … Read more
There's plenty of justified irritation that people pore over a photo's every pixel when from an aesthetic point of view, you'd be better off judging the whole work.
But if you're editing photos, it's definitely useful to zoom to 100 percent when checking things like focus or noise levels, which is why it's notable Google added that ability to its Google+ photo-editing app.
Google's Andre Meyer announced the feature Friday on Google+ -- along with one that's probably more controversial, a new HDR filter called HDR Scape.
HDR stands for high dynamic … Read more
One of the most impressive features new to Android 4.4 KitKat went unannounced at the launch of Google's new operating system. Tucked away in the Gallery app is a robust photo editor reminiscent of Photoshop tools, and a touch of Snapseed.
If you want to apply a simple filter, the editor can do that. But, if you need to crop, transform, adjust hue, contrast, exposure, spot-adjust, and much more, it can do that, too. And it does it pretty darn well.
Take a tour of KitKat's photo editor, and find out which tools can make your photos … Read more
Modeling products in three dimensions can be a time-consuming process. It's easy enough for humans to identify the presence of 3D objects in 2D scenes, but extracting these with algorithms is tricky. A new system developed by a team of researchers from the Interdisciplinary Center in Israel and Tel Aviv University aims to simplify the process by using a technique to pull out 3D shapes and objects from regular photos.
The system is simple enough to be used and understood by almost anyone. To start with, the user traces around the object, defining its three dimensions. Then the outline … Read more
On Thursday, CyberLink launched the 5th version of PhotoDirector. The latest release brings native 64-bit support, new ways to fix distorted photos via Auto Lens Correction, and improved photo management that includes better RAW file support.
PhotoDirector is a high-end photo workflow app that directly competes against similar competitors like Adobe Lightroom and Apple Aperture. This update brings additional pro-level effects and corrective tools like improved chromatic aberration and downloadable Lens Profiles. Version 5 also enables higher DPI support for both PC and Mac.
When you first open a photo to edit on PhotoDirector, there are two main approaches. You … Read more
BatchPhoto doesn't include any home run features, but its step-by-step walkthroughs make it great for beginners. It lets anyone crop, add borders, annotate, and apply filters and effects to multiple photos at once. If you're new to the photo-editing world, it might be the program you're looking for if you've got a little cash to spend.
You can use all of the features of this program without paying, but it will put a watermark on your photos. The program starts you off with a click-through tutorial, complete with videos, that can take some time to complete. … Read more