Lightroom 3 The Top 3 Best Features

Most major software releases have always been driven by new features and updated functionality. However, this trend has changed in the past few years; software manufacturers now turn their attention toward making their software better and more reliable from the performance and user’s experience.
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Anthropics Technology Portrait Professional Studio v10

First a disclaimer: I have used Portrait Professional for years and I love it. Yes, I’ve taught myself in Photoshop how to do all the things that Portrait Professional does, but for the vast majority of my work when a photo contains people, I run the image through Portrait Professional to take advantage of its quick automation.
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Serif Markets Low-cost Desktop-publishing Software

Serif (Nashua, NH, 800/489-6713, www.
serif.com) is marketing PagePlus X5, the latest version of its desktop-publishing software for small businesses looking for easy ways to market themselves.
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Want to Build Your Own Web Pages? Start With a Free or Low Cost Template

I suspect everyone reading this column has a Web site. If you don’t, you probably have a Facebook page or a blog hosted on Wordpress, Tumblr or other blogging site. Creating a presence on the Internet is so easy nowadays that everyone can do it. As an example, a friend of mine just signed up on Facebook after resisting it for years. She was using her daughter’s account to check on links about her friends.

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Flash vs HTML5 Crisis Averted?

By now I am sure everyone reading this column knows about the controversy between Apple and Adobe over the issue of Flash and its unavailability on the iPhone and iPad.
Although it really only became a major topic with the introduction of the iPad, it is something that has been simmering for some time and it involves more than just Apple.
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Marcus Bell’s Presets and Actions: Amazing Set of Tools to Craft & Create Unique Masterpieces

We can all agree there is one program that universally speaks to photographers and it is one that we have come to love over the past 20 years—Photoshop. It is the program that created and transformed the art of digital manipulation.
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Lightroom 3.3 and Camera Raw 6.3 Introduced

Adobe today announced the Lightroom 3.3 and Camera Raw 6.3 updates are available for immediate download on Adobe.com. Originally posted as release candidates on Adobe Labs, the final updates bring raw file support to 15 new popular camera models including Nikon D7000 and Canon Powershot S95, as well as lens profiles for over 60 new Nikon, Canon, Pentax and Sigma lenses.
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Adobe Releases Photoshop Elements 9

Adobe Systems (San Jose, CA, www.adobe.com) is now marketing Photoshop Elements 9 for both Windows and Mac platforms. The updated software is a complete photo solution for anyone who wants to create, edit, organize and share photos.
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QR Code Your Info

Have you ever wondered what those square 2D (two dimensional) boxes containing black-and-white blocks are doing on food containers, advertisements, posters and even some business cards? I’ll bet most of you are like me—you’ve seen them and just sort of ignored them. But as they’ve become more ubiquitous you’ve probably started to wonder if they might be relevant to you as a consumer and as a photographer.
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Aperture 3 The Best Aperture Yet

There are only a few companies in the technology industry that can truly claim they have an entire product ecosystem. Apple is among one of the even fewer groups that can claim to have a comprehensive and complete ecology of hardware, software and mobile devices that integrate to create a seamless experience for the users.
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Nik Software Releases Long-awaited HDR Efex Pro

Nik Software (San Diego, CA, www.niksoftware.com) is now offering the long-awaited HDR Efex Pro, a completely new HDR imaging toolkit designed to help photographers quickly and easily achieve the full spectrum of HDR enhancements from the realistic to artistic.
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Corel Rolls-out PaintShop Photo Pro X3 Ultimate Package

Corel (Ottawa, ON, Canada, www.corel.com) has released PaintShop Photo Pro X3 Ultimate, a new photo-editing software collection combining the power of Corel PaintShop Photo Pro X3 with an extended set of creative tools.
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Capture One 5.2 Expands Support for Leaf Digital Backs and Mamiya DM Systems

Phase One (Copenhagen, Sweden, www.phaseone.com) recently updated the Capture One RAW conversion and image-editing workflow program to include enhanced support for Leaf, Mamiya and Nikon digital camera systems.
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