Silver Efex Pro 2
The sequel to one of our favorite specialized apps adds refined controls and new finishing options For professional-strength black-and-white conversion made easy, it's hard to beat Nik Software's Silver Efex Pro.
Portrait Professional 10
A smart way to touch up your people pictures For portrait shots that sometimes look less than perfect, you can make a dramatic improvement in just a few minutes with the latest version of Portrait Professional.
Adobe Photoshop Elements 9
The latest generation of this popular program is full of easy-to-use, professional-grade editing tools to make your photos look awesome Not every photographer needs all of the image-enhancement tools that Photoshop puts at your disposal.
Nik HDR Efex Pro
Easily create dramatic HDR images with the advantage of 32-bit color and multiple tone-mapping algorithms HDR imaging has emerged as a serious tool for photographers, and this new application from Nik is one of the most robust solutions we’ve used.
Check out these programs that will help you get more from your digital photography For many photographers, image processing is more work than play, but even if you enjoy it, you’ll appreciate the speed, control and creativity provided by plug-ins and specialty software.
Toolbox: HDR Magic
Exciting software solutions for maximizing dynamic range in your photography One of the wonders of digital photography is that there’s always something new to experiment with.
Alien Skin Snap Art 2
An artistic, natural media plug-in that creates painterly effects in a single click Sometimes a photograph is better looking as a painting. But instead of busting out a brush and palette, let Alien Skin Software’s Snap Art 2 do the work for you.
Photoshop Elements 8
The new elements offers photographers fast, intelligent organization, cool correction tools and new ways to share Photoshop is the gold standard for image enhancement, but for many photographers, it’s overkill. Adobe’s Photoshop Elements, now up to version 8, focuses on the best tools Photoshop has for typical adjustments and distills them into simple steps for improving your photos quickly, with a gentler learning curve than Photoshop.
Auto FX Mystical Tint Tone And Color 2.0
Quickly transform good photos into great ones with this collection of high-style digital effects Ever wonder how the pros create the cool photo effects you see on billboards and advertisements?
Classic Black & White
Tips and software for making beautiful monochrome images digitally In an over saturated world, the elegant, timeless appeal of black-and-white is in its simplicity. To get frame-worthy results, with a beautiful range of tones, you don’t have to be a student of the Zone System—but you do need to start with a proper exposure and then use software tools to perfect the final image.
First Look: Adobe Photoshop Elements 7
Photoshop elements offers an excellent blend of user-friendly features with pro-quality processing under the hood There’s plenty to like about the new Adobe Photoshop Elements 7, including some new tools that make image editing even easier. Elements 7 borrows a few of these from Photoshop CS, including the Smart Brush tool that lets you edit lighting, color and textures, and add more than 50 filter effects with simple layer adjustments, plus the Photomerge Scene Cleaner that helps you remove subjects or backgrounds from two or more images by combining them together to create one photo without the unwanted objects.