Expires Soon: CutOut 5 Exclusive Deal, 71% off and on sale at only $19,95

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Canon Watch and German Software Publisher Franzis are very happy to offer to our readers this special deal: until May 31 we are offering CutOut 5 with a 71% discount at $19.95. Regular price is $79.

Select finest details or transparent objects – Special partner offer, limited time only

The major problem that most graphical designers face is actually properly designing and editing the image around the objects that are in it.
This program is not only able to analyze the image in detail and identify objects using the edge detection technology that it comes with, but also do all the hard work for you. Let’s admit it, there are some rather nasty things about graphic design that most people don’t recognize, and tracing edges and curves pixel by pixel is one of them. This is by far the biggest discomfort that a graphic designer has to cope with, and the fact that the designer will find himself returning and redoing different segments from time to time is a lot more annoying than you may think.

For Mac and Windows

Can be used in various ways: Cutout 5 works as a plug-in to Adobe® Photoshop® and Lightroom®, and as a standalone application.

Learn more about the software here / Purchase here

CutOut 5 at a glance:

  • comprehensive image processing function for perfect compositions
  • Easy to cut out even the most difficult objects – hair, feathers, fur.
  • Inside and outside edge matting for simple, perfect results.
  • Work like a film-industry professional using chroma keying to cut out objects onto monochrome backgrounds at the click of a mouse.
  • Process each layer individually, adapting lighting and colours, focus and framing.
  • Exclusive soft-focus function for perfect backgrounds and brilliant bokeh.
  • Includes plug-in for current versions of Adobe Photoshop and Photoshop Elements.
  • Includes one-click filter collection for a range of trendy styles.
  • Completely revamped interface: more navigable and intuitive than ever.
  • Album view and much more!
  • for windows and Mac

Filters for Photos is a free MacPhun app with dozens of creative filters (Mac only)

Filters For Photos

Time for a freebie. MacPhun just added 30 new creative photo filters to their free Filters for Photo app (Mac only).

Vintage or black & white? Color fantasy or cross process? Oil painting or pen sketch? Get dozens of great photo filters inside Filters for Photos.

Use it as a standalone app or a Photos extension. Apply filters in real time, mix & match filters, adjust the look and even draw with filters.

Download Filters for Photos here.

Exclusive deal for our readers: COLOR Projects 4 at $39.95 (reg. $99)

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We have another great deal for pr readers. Get the COLOR Projects 4 software for $39.95 instead of $99. That’s 60% off!

Dull colours, matt shadows, cloudy sky, afternoon sun – the perfect light is hard to come by. Forget everything you have heard about photo editing to date, COLOR projects 4 is your magic wand for your photos. Enjoy photography and create fabulous pictures.

  • New: Selective photo editing with intelligent, sensitive outline recognition
  • New: Quick optimisation assistant – desired effect with one click
  • New: Full-fledged, free Lightroom Plug-in included
  • For Mac and Windows
  • Can be used in various ways: Color projects 4 works as a plug-in to Adobe® Photoshop® and Lightroom®, and as a standalone application.

More info about the software is here, or you may have a look at the tutorial videos below. This offer expires April 30, hurry up for a great deal!

Canon Digital Photo Professional 4.4.30 (DPP) available for download (and new version of Picture Style Editor and EOS Utility)

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Thanks Matt!

The latest release of Canon’s RAW processing software, Digital Photo Professional 4.4.30, is available for download. Along with the usual bug fixes etc, these are the changes for Digital Photo Professional 4.4.30:

Newly supported PowerShot G7 X Mark II, EOS-1D X Mark II, EOS Kiss X80 / EOS REBEL T6 / EOS 1300D, EOS 80D, EOS Kiss X4 / EOS REBLE T2i / EOS 550D, EOS Kiss X3 / EOS REBEL T1i / EOS 500D, EOS Kiss X2 / EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi / EOS 450D, EOS Kiss F / EOS DIGITAL REBEL XS / EOS 1000D, EOS 50D, EOS-1Ds Mark III, EOS-1D Mark III, PowerShot G16, PowerShot S120, PowerShot G1 X. – Supports EF-S18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM.

It appears Canon added some new features, like diffraction correction (more info here) and updated user interface and handling.

On the same download page you may also donwload new releases of EOS Utility and Picture Style Editor.

Canon EOS 7D Mark II Companion App released (iOS and Android, and it’s free)

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Canon released a companion app for the Canon EOS 7D Mark II. The app is free and can be downloaded from iTunes or Google Play.

Canon EOS 7D Mark II companion app at a glance:

Learn to shoot your best photography yet with the EOS 7D Mark II DSLR Companion app for smartphone. Our comprehensive Canon camera app will provide you with the best photography tips and tricks.

Discover our 7D Mark II Hints & Tips section; Check out our photography tutorials and practice techniques that will help you improve your DSLR photography. In our EOS app you’ll find basic photography tips but also hints for more advanced users”

Master the Autofocus system, learn how to use the 7D Mark II creative features and shoot instinctively by customizing the digital slr camera to your needs

Experiment with different photography techniques when using the flash to enhance your images by following our photography tutorials and guides

Download the Canon 7d Mark II manual or read the FAQ section to get to know all Canon 7d MII specs and settings

More about the EOS 7D Mark II companion app at Canon UK.

Canon EOS 7D Mark II: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon Canada, Canon Canada, Canon USA

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Canon makes four additional photography apps available in the UK & Ireland

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Canon press release:

Canon makes four additional photography apps available in the UK & Ireland

United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 30th March – Canon Marketing Japan Inc. today announces the release of four free iOS applications*¹ in the UK and Ireland – BestShutter, Photo Log Map, TakeMyPic, and Easy Photo Sorter. These apps are designed to make taking photos more enjoyable and convenient.

BestShutter helps you capture your children and pet’s cutest moments

BestShutter app is designed to help take photos of children and pets who usually don’t pay attention to the camera. The app uses fun sounds to capture children or pet’s attention to help photograph their wonderful expressions and get great shots of your children during their cutest moments!

Plus if you are shooting movies you can select the best scenes and clip as still images, so you won’t miss any key moments.

Photo Log Map makes it easier to record your location information and shooting records 

Photo Log Map app is designed to meets the needs of people who want to record location information together with shooting records during various situations such as traveling, or mountain climbing.

Using data from your images, and a smartphone’s information service, it creates a shooting record maps. Even with data from photos shot on digital cameras not equipped with GPS, you can create a shooting record map linked to the smartphone’s GPS log. In addition to photos on the map, you can also add text memos and sound memos that record the location’s conditions. By writing the recorded log to a GPX file*², you can use the information in other apps.

TakeMyPic lets include yourself in a shot you envisage 

Have you ever asked a passer-by to take your picture, only to find it’s not the way you wanted it to look? TakeMyPic is a helpful app that lets you compose your shot before giving to someone else to take. The app lets you insert a human shape in your desire position, making it easier to show the person taking your photo how you would like the shot to look. The app helps you avoid mistakes when it comes to capturing those important commemorative photos on your travels.

Easy Photo Sorter makes it possible to easily organize the photo data on your smartphone 

Many smartphones end up having large amounts of photos saved on them and Easy Photo Sorter is an app to help organise them. By combining information such as date, time and day of the week, and setting your desired criteria to organise, you can create folders in your iPhone or iPad photo albums and automatically categorise photos based on this criteria when the app launches.

Last year, Canon Marketing Japan Inc. released PERSTEXT, a photo processing application that provides users with a new way of having fun with their photos by enabling the creation of images combined with text that convey messages with a touch of flare. In order to make photos even more enjoyable, the free iOS applications being released this time can be used in a variety of situations such as shooting, processing, viewing, showing, and organizing. These applications will provide even more opportunities to enjoy photos with digital cameras and smartphones.

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