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All posts tagged "editing"


Thursday, April 26, 2012

iPad For Photo Editing

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 04:00 AM

http://www.ilounge.com/index.php/ar...laptops-behind/

"When I'm traveling, my computer is used for three things: reading, sharing photos, and writing, in roughly that order."

Well now he has mixed in the iPad, especially when it comes to photo editing. And from the sounds of the very thorough article, I don't think he is looking back. Worth reading if you want to use your iPad for photo editing, or even if you already do.


Thursday, January 12, 2012

Snapseed, an iOS App of the Year 2011, Now Available in Mac App Store

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 11:00 AM

http://9to5mac.com/2012/01/12/ipad-...e+Intelligence)

"Snapseed for iOS is among the indispensable image editing apps for avid photographers on the go. With a vast selection of professional-grade filters and cool effects, its attractive user interface and editing tools such as Grunge, Vintage and Drama, no wonder Apple named Snapseed the iPad App of the Year 2011 in its annual iTunes Rewind 2011 selection."

This is a pretty slick app, and available now for $19.99 USD in the Mac App Store [affiliate link]. I have the version for the iPad (available here for $4.99 USD) and found it to be pretty slick. Now you can also get it for your Mac. I prefer doing this sort of thing on my Mac anyway, even though I'm certainly no pro at it, and with this app you don't have to be. What are your thoughts on editing photos on your Mac versus iPad? Which programs have you found useful on either or both?


Wednesday, June 29, 2011

The Final Cut Pro Controversy

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 07:00 AM

http://www.macworld.com/article/160..._cut_pro_x.html

"It's only been on the Mac App Store for a few days, but Final Cut Pro X has already stirred up a whole messy pot of controversy."

Those words opening the (in my opinion a must read if you are interested in Final Cut Pro X) Macworld article "How Apple re-cut Final Cut Pro for the better" couldn't be more appropriate since, as of late, users are rebelling against this latest version called Final Cut Pro X. In fact, there is even an online petition to show just how upset people are that Apple has revamped Final Cut Pro into the X version. Making demands via online petition such as this seem like a waste of time to me (especially when I see words used such as devastate... come on really?), although it might make those that subscribe to it feel better. I think if you are not happy with it, don't use it. Either continue to use your version of Final Cut Pro until Apple adds the features you want to this software or you can always switch to another software. Apple is going to do what Apple has always done, namely whatever they want. And like any other business they will reap the benefits, or the lack thereof, by their actions when the marketplace reacts. So with all the hoopla over this new version what has happened? Apple is offering those that aren't happy with the latest version a full refund, taking the stance of "we know you aren't happy so you can have your money back, but we aren't changing anything." Time will tell if this is the right move, but I think it is. What are your thoughts?


Friday, April 15, 2011

Version 3 of Acorn Image Editing Software Released, What do You Use?

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 04:00 AM

http://www.tuaw.com/2011/04/12/acor...tyles-and-more/

"Flying Meat introduced version 3 of its popular Acorn image editor today, adding a number of features, including layer styles, text and live multistop gradients, rotating text and shapes, quick mask, instant alpha channels, new filters, improvements to PSD importing as well as adding PSD exporting and more."

This seems to be a pretty popular program, and for the rest of this week it's available in the Mac App Store [affiliate link] for $29.95 USD (normally $49.95 USD). I need to do more with my photographs, but since I have little experience in adjusting or manipulating them, I'm not quite sure what the best program would be for me. What are your thoughts, something like this or do you think an Adobe product is better? What do you use?


Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Does Adobe Photoshop CS5 Extended Live Up to the Hype?

Posted by Darius Wey in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 09:05 AM

Product Category: Advanced Digital Imaging Software
Manufacturer: Adobe
Where to Buy: Amazon [Affiliate]
Price: $994.99 (Outright); $343.99 (Upgrade); $192.98 (Student & Teacher Edition)
System Requirements: Intel-based Mac, 1 GB RAM, Mac OS X 10.5.7/10.6 or later
Specifications: External Link

Pros:

  • Huge improvements to image editing and selection via Content-Aware Fill and Edge Refinement;
  • Complete revamp of painting capabilities via Mixer Brush and Bristle Tips;
  • Advanced 3D capabilities with Repoussé;
  • 64-bit support and GPU acceleration.

Cons:

  • UI unification could use plenty of work;
  • Price still remains uncompetitively high.

Summary: When a product is recognized as a verb as much as it is a noun, then you know you have a well-known name in your hands. Photoshop is one of those products. Year after year, it is seen as the advanced digital imaging software to have, so just what could Adobe do to make this product bigger and better? Earlier in the year, the company released its latest version, CS5 and CS5 Extended, promising to be one of the biggest upgrades yet with a plethora of new features such as Content-Aware Fill, complete cross-platform 64-bit support, Repoussé, and significant painting enhancements. And all of that is merely scraping the surface. In this review, we look at CS5 Extended for the Mac, focusing on some of the general features new to CS5, as well as some of the features offered only in the Extended version. Read more...


Friday, October 9, 2009

iFunia Video Converter Pro for Mac

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 09:00 AM

http://www.ifunia.com/news/convert-...-final-cut-pro/

"Now you can easily convert video and transfer to iMovie and Final Cut Pro for editing. Today we've updated iFunia Video Converter Pro for Mac that supported converting any video (including HD video, AVCHD M2TS, MTS, Camcorder MOD, TOD, FLV, etc) to MOV/MPEG-4 (either SD or HD) format which can be recognized by iMovie, Final Cut, Final Cut Express and Final Cut Pro for further editing."

iFunia Video Converter Pro is exclusively designed for the Mac OS platform, it costs US $35 and works on Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard and Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard. It appears they also have a free trial available on their page so you can take it for a test drive to see if it is something you like.


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