Previously we saw the Nikon tether loving folks get some love with DigiCam Control. However that was freeware and for Windows. Canon DSLR owners though can spring for Kuuvik Capture, a brand new software meant for tethering and that looks a lot like Lightroom. First off, this isn’t freeware, but you can get the software for a 30 day trial if you wish. Now if that hasn’t deterred you, the software offers loads of features to help with composition, focusing and the evaluation of proper exposure (e.g. split screen live view zoomed in to multiple image areas, focus peaking, RAW histogram, and unitary white balance). The software is Mac-only, and currently supports newer Canon DSLRs from the 5D Mk II and on.
Depending in which package you go for, it can run you $79.99 or $99.99. For the money though, we still support Lightroom–which is going for a price smack dab in between these two right now.
You can now download Lightroom 4.4 from Adobe.com and Camera Raw 7.4 through the update mechanism of Photoshop CS6. Fixes provided in this release include corrections for the demosaic algorithms for Fujifilm cameras with the X-Trans sensor, such as the Fujifilm X-Pro1 and X-E1.
Lightroom 4.4:Windows | Mac
DNG Converter 7.4: Windows | Mac
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60 day free trial? Only $100 for the full version? From one of the best camera manufactures on the planet? Yes, it’s all true and I am digging Phase One’s approach to the entry level editing crowd. A company who has been ahead of the game when it comes to digital medium format imaging is now looking to gain some new young talent to their Capture One Express software line. There is quite a gap between their $100 dollar software system to their $20,000 plus camera systems but I’m sure that roadmap is being worked on (sarcasm).
The new software offers features from their Pro 7 software along with improvements in noise reduction, HDR and color and B/W processing. Their comparison page between their Pro and Express line is a game of back and forth with both offering a respectable feature set. If you are in the market for new processing software you should give Capture One Express 7 a look. When is the last time free for 60 days hurt anyone? Never. If somehow you already have your mind set on shiny version 7 of this new software head over and get it for $99 now.
Today, Sigma released the latest version of their Photo Pro software, Photo Pro 5.5. If this sounds familiar, it’s probably because Sigma had mentioned that this update was coming (slated for Feb. ’13 release) back at CES 2012. Those familiar with Sigma’s cameras will be no stranger to the Photo Pro software as it is, and has been, the best software to get the most out of the Foveon sensor. Hit the jump for more information.
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I love free software because it takes the gamble and risk out of a purchase. In this case, the free version of Perfect Effects is actually a tease or a taste of what the full version offers users. The free version will offer you almost all of the features of the full version but at a limited amount of effects at 73 instead of the full 401.
You have the ability to combine these effects to the entire photograph or apply one effect to one area and another to a different part. This can either be done with masking one effect or you can also choose to paint it in with brushes. Multiple effects can also be merged by changing the blending method to get different looks. You can even combine an overexposed and underexposed image into one or exchange a face with an eye that blinked to one without. Dust spots and face imperfections can also be retouched and removed so that you can get more done with the singe application.
Overall it seems like a smart move by onOne to hook new users onto their software. Get the software for Mac and PC here for free.
At CES in Las Vegas, Tiffen is showing a bunch of new products, ranging from backpacks to tripods. In short, these are the company’s latest offerings: a new series of Domke bags and new Davis & Sanford tripods, Genustech camera accessories, and finally portable teleporters from Listec that can be attached to a smartphone or tablet. Details after the break. [click to continue…]