Friday, August 17, 2007
Take your large, high-resolution files with you using the 200 GB Mercury On-the-Go portable hard drive from Other World Computing. The high-performance, palm-sized drive processes files quickly with a 7200 rpm spin speed, and it's compatible with nearly all digital cameras, camcorders and computers. The device is equipped with USB 2.0, FireWire 800/400 and eSATA interfaces, and designed to make backing up files easy with Prosoft DataRescue III software for Mac OS X and NovaBackup for Windows. List Price: $360. Contact: Other World Computing, www.macsales.com.
DIGITAL ART STUDIO
Convert your digital photos into traditional-looking paintings with Twisting Pixels ArtStudioPro Vol. 1. Simply upload your /images and choose an effect, such as Colored Pencil, Crayon, Marker or Watercolor. More than 25 support filters, like Colored Pencil Brush and Watercolor Dry Strokes, are designed to further enhance the image with definition and dimension. Presets are available for quick results or create your own customized style. The program is offered as a stand-alone or in a bundle with other applications that add celestial-style and tonal, realistic paper and film filter effects. List Price: $99 (ArtStudioPro Vol. 1); $265 (bundle). Contact: Twisting Pixels, (702) 987-4961, www.twistingpixels.com.
Automatically whiten teeth and remove unwanted shine from your portraits with the PearlyWhites and ShineOff plug-ins from Image Trends. PearlyWhites identifies white areas surrounded by flesh tones, like teeth and the whites of eyes, and automatically whitens and brightens them. ShineOff removes unwanted shine from faces and skin tones without removing the natural luster of lips or sparkle of the teeth and eyes. Estimated Street Price: $50 (each). Contact: Image Trends, www.imagetrendsinc.com.
Fine-tune your /images quickly with the latest version of DxO Optics Pro. Version 4.5 of the image-correction software features an automated cropping tool, faster processing times and plug-in compatibility with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. The auto crop function provides you with an immediate view of the final effect of the crop and is ideal for a batch of images that have been corrected for horizon alignment or perspective. Also new is a free library of presets created by professional and expert photographers designed to expand your options and save time. Estimated Street Price: Free for existing users; $169 (standard); $299 (elite). Contact: DxO Labs, www.dxo.com.
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