Tiffen Dfx 2For many of today's digital photographers, the importation of the image into the editing application is just the beginning of the process. The digital darkroom provides us with the raw materials needed to release the full potential of our imaginations. Tiffen's Dfx v2 offers photographers many classic and new visual filters and effects to not only correct color or enhance contrast, but to completely transform images in a way that once was only possible using filters and advanced darkroom techniques.
One of its greatest strengths includes filters and effects based on traditional tools, allowing the photographer to take advantage of analog "looks," but within a digital workflow. Photoshop and Aperture compatible. List Price: $99.
Alien Skin Software Exposure 2There can be a certain uniformity to the look of digital photographs that can rankle those who remember the diversity of film emulsions that was once in our toolbox. Those differences of color, grain and contrast can be found in Alien Skin Software's Exposure 2, which provides simulations of film emulsions including TRI-X, Velvia, Agfachrome and other films that haven't been commercially available for decades.
The interface includes a large filter window that allows you to see the effect of your film choice and your changes easily and clearly. This makes the ability to create and save your own custom user settings easy. List Price: $249.