March/April 2011

By The Editors
SHARP SHOOTER Preview bright, clear pictures with accurate color on the Sony DSC-TX100V, which sports a 3.5-inch OLED screen with 1,229,760-dot resolution. OLED screens produce images with better contrast than LCDs, so blacks look much richer. The camera records 1920x1080 HD video at 60 progressive frames per second. In 3D…

ACDSee Pro 3

With faster RAW image processing, more customization options and expanded online functionality, ACDSee Pro 3 is a versatile app for organizing, editing and sharing your image library.
By Kim Castleberry
With faster RAW image processing, more customization options and expanded online functionality, ACDSee Pro 3 is a versatile app for organizing, editing and sharing your image library. The interface is well designed and visually appealing. The program is built around four main modes: Manage, View, Process and Online. To switch…
IN PRINT Give your images the finish they deserve by printing them on the Epson Stylus Pro 4900. The 17-inch printer produces a wide range of colors at fast speeds, and many of the technologies found in the more advanced, large-format Epson Stylus Pro 7900 and 9900 are incorporated into…

HDR Express

HDR Express, the newest offering from Unified Color, is one of the easiest-to-use solutions we’ve seen yet.
By The Editors
The popularity of HDR has inspired a lot of software development, making it one of the more competitive categories for special-effects apps. HDR Express, the newest offering from Unified Color, is one of the easiest-to-use solutions we've seen yet. The simple, clean interface reduces the steps involved to really streamline…

Adobe Photoshop Elements 9

Not every photographer needs all of the image-enhancement tools that Photoshop puts at your disposal.
By Kim Castleberry
Whether you need to hide skin blemishes in a portrait quickly or do some serious restoration work on an old photo, the enhanced Spot Healing Brush in Photoshop Elements 9 will sample surrounding pixels intelligently to patch things up fast. New People Recognition gets to know your family and friends…

Alien Skin Bokeh 2

Selective-focus techniques can take a good photo and make it great by focusing attention where you want, softening background distractions.
By The Editors
Selective-focus techniques can take a good photo and make it great by focusing attention where you want, softening background distractions. A fast lens set to its maximum aperture or specialty tilt/shift lenses allow you to do this in-camera, but you also can re-create this look using software like Alien Skin’s…
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