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Four ways to geotag untagged images with Smart GPS Sync

What if you have an iPhone — which has GPS built-in — but you take most of your pictures using a dSLR without GPS capabilities? Or even more shockingly: you don’t have GPS at all to geotag your photos? Until now, you were either “old” or an oddball, but that may change with Picture Instruments’ newest app, Smart GPS Sync.

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Exposure X photo manager and editor review

The newest version of Alien Skin’s Exposure is a stand-alone app as well as a Photoshop plug-in. Exposure X has a photo manager and comes with metadata functionality. Its editing capabilities are as strong as they’ve always been. Sadly the plug-in isn’t available for Affinity Photo, nor for Apple’s Photos app. Exposure X has some nifty management and editing features, but it won’t yet replace your Lightroom or Capture One Pro software.

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Colour correction with Picture Instruments’ Color Cone

Colour correction is usually high up on your list of image adjustments. Color Cone is a new app that enables you to do so with an innovative interface. The Color Cone app is a great concept, but I think its design could be better.

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PhotoSweeper 2 is faster, integrates with Finder and Dock

Photosweeper, the image database cleaner app, has been upgraded to version 2. The upgrade is free for existing users and has some nifty new features that make working with it more efficient, more fun and above all: blazingly fast.

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Film Styles For Capture One reviewed

There’s one thing Capture One has always missed: true film styles like those of Dxo Filmpack or Alien Skin’s Exposure. Film Styles For Capture One seeks to fix this. Alexander Svet, a professional photographer and Phase One Certified Professional has spent a good number of years recreating film looks for Capture One. The Film Styles For Capture One bundle he came up with has over 100 B&W and colour film styles combined. That’s no small feat as Capture One doesn’t offer much support for third parties to extend functionality.

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Perfect Photo Suite Premium 9, a fine Photoshop replacement for image editing

Photoshop without the painting tools, that’s what onOne Software’s Perfect Photo Suite Premium is in a nutshell. Perfect Photo Suite Premium is a RAW converter/editor with an image browser and features such as image correction and enhancement, B&W conversion, compositing and Fx effects, layers and masks, portrait-specific enhancement and resizing. Its masking capabilities are unique […]

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Alien Skin Exposure 7 handles RAW

We all love to enhance our photos — professionals and amateurs alike — whether it be retouching, adding filters or compositing even. Some photographers are masters at recreating a scene and endowing it with a mood or quality it almost certainly didn’t have when the scene was shot. A number of software tools help, including Photoshop, Capture One Pro and DxO Optics Pro as well as specialised tools like the subject of the current review: Alien Skin’s Exposure 7.

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Get rid of haze with DxO Optics Pro 10

The developer who uses test data of your camera body and lens as well as scientifically based algorithms to create his applications, has just made his flagship image processing app better again. DxO Optics Pro 10 has a new ClearView feature to get rid of haze and an improved Probabilistic Image Enhancement (PRIME) denoising algorithm. DxO Optics Pro 10 also integrates with DxO ViewPoint’s geometrical correction tool.