PrinTao 8 saves ink and paper with large format printing jobs

PrinTao 8 is a new printing solution from German developer LaserSoft Imaging, the creators of the SilverFast scanner software. It’s a solution for anyone who needs to print images without having to worry about the complicated settings that are a ‘feature’ of most manufacturers’ printer drivers. PrinTao 8 doesn’t just make your life easier, it […]

Look Converter and LUT Utility for 3D LUT colour grading in Final Cut Pro X

A 3D Look Up Table (LUT) strictly spoken is a colour management tool originally meant to bridge the differences between a digital workstation’s colour representation and movie film emulsions. Today, a 3D LUT is a full-scale colour grading component. The only problem is that not that many video editors support 3D LUTs while there aren’t […]

Astute Graphics Autosaviour saves you from a nervous breakdown

Adobe Illustrator can’t autosave its files, which frequently leads to designers losing their work or part of it. Astute Graphics has now released a new, free tool, called Autosaviour. The plug-in allows you to set auto-saving time intervals or remind you to save your work. …read more Source:

FxFactory plug-in Hawaiki Color enables colour grading inside Final Cut Pro X

Final Cut Pro X has a colour grading module, but the interface is non-standard and the capabilities are pretty basic. One FxFactory plug-in that tries to fix this is Hawaiki Color. It’s a plug-in that uses the traditional but familiar interface elements for colour grading: colour wheels and sliders, combined with numeric configuration fields. It […]

Snapheal Pro heals images well

You can remove unwanted objects, skin blemishes and scratches using the Context-aware Spot Healing Brush tool in Photoshop CS6 and later. This brush allows you to quickly paint in the areas that need fixing. Its results are far from perfect from the first try, but with a bit of fine-tuning, you can make unwanted artefacts […]

What can you do with a GoPro HERO3+ with firmware 2 installed and a Ninja Blade?

The HERO3+ Black Edition has new firmware since March 2014. Firmware v2 added new controls to GoPro’s flagship camera for setting colour, ISO limit, sharpness and exposure. Meanwhile, Atomos’ Ninja Blade added vectorscope and histogram overlays so you can evaluate the exposure settings of your camera. Atomos’ Blade series also supports colour calibration to ensure […]

Crumplepop Fisheye Fixer v2

The GoPro HERO3+ has a new recording/viewing angle: SuperView. Until now, you could only fix SuperView by trying to correct the distortion in mocha Pro, using the lens correction module. The problem with that module is the time it takes to come to an acceptable result for this extreme angle. You’ll have to experiment until […]

Intensify Pro brings out details and adds contrast

When Google acquired Nik Software, many of us found a very nice and effective set of image enhancement plug-ins to be no longer available. Macphun, a relatively new developer of image editing applications, however, comes to the rescue with its stand-alone app Intensify Pro. Intensify Pro is also available as a plug-in to Photoshop, Aperture […]

Final Cut Library Manager: review

Working with Final Cut Pro X 10.1.x is a joy. There is one thing, however, that I don’t like that much: its built-in asset management system that was built on what used to be Final Cut Server. This DAM module enables you to manage your projects and events. With Final Cut Pro X 10.1, the […]

Crumplepop ColorKit enables colour grading quickly

A couple of years ago I reviewed Crumplepop’s ColorKit plug-in for Final Cut Pro X. I wasn’t too impressed with it and criticised the plug-in’s interface and on-screen controls. Recently, I wanted to colour-grade some GoPro Protune CamRAW clips and started working in Da Vinci resolve first, then switched to SpeedGrade CS6 and ended up […]