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.

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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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Nik Collection photo processing software now free

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Another nice surprise for Easter, after Perfect Exposure went free. Google made the powerful Nik Collection available for free. Just download it (Mac and Win). The software suite contains the packages Analog Efex Pro, Color Efex Pro, Silver Efex Pro, Viveza, HDR Efex Pro, Sharpener Pro and Dfine. These can be used as standalone apps, or from Lightroom or Photoshop.

Google press release:

Today we’re making the Nik Collection available to everyone, for free.

Photo enthusiasts all over the world use the Nik Collection to get the best out of their images every day. As we continue to focus our long-term investments in building incredible photo editing tools for mobile, including Google Photos and Snapseed, we’ve decided to make the Nik Collection desktop suite available for free, so that now anyone can use it.

The Nik Collection is comprised of seven desktop plug-ins that provide a powerful range of photo editing capabilities — from filter applications that improve color correction, to retouching and creative effects, to image sharpening that brings out all the hidden details, to the ability to make adjustments to the color and tonality of images.

Starting March 24, 2016, the latest Nik Collection will be freely available to download: Analog Efex Pro, Color Efex Pro, Silver Efex Pro, Viveza, HDR Efex Pro, Sharpener Pro and Dfine. If you purchased the Nik Collection in 2016, you will receive a full refund, which we’ll automatically issue back to you in the coming days.

We’re excited to bring the powerful photo editing tools once only used by professionals to even more people now.

Last Days to save big on our software specials (Denoise Projects and Black & White Projects 4, both $35)

BLACK & WHITE Projects 4

I have two exclusive deals for Canon Watch readers, and both expire on March 31.

We are offering the BLACK & WHITE projects 4 software at just $35 instead of $99 (learn more about the software here)

The other promotion is for DENOISE projects professional software, on sale at $35 instead of $129 (learn more about the software here).

An overview about both software products after the break.

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Perfect Exposure for Photoshop and Lightroom is free to download

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I do not know if it is for limited time or if they made it free for ever. Perfectly Clear is offering their Perfect Exposure software for free. Download it here. This is a powerful plug-in for Photoshop and Lightroom 6.

Perfect Exposure for Photoshop and Lightroom is the perfect tool for any photographer or designer. With eight great presets to solve the most common exposure problems, this fast, easy-to-use plug-in can bring out the details in any image, even dark photos.  Spend less time editing and have more time behind your camera.

Only today: Zoner Photo Studio 17 PRO free download

Zoner Photo Studio 17 PRO

For today only, you can download Zoner Photo Studio 17 Pro for free. The software is for Windows only.

Product description:

The only photo software you will ever need. It is a user-­friendly Windows software, that brings every feature you need in a single package. From importing photos onto your PC to organizing a photo archive, editing, sharing, and RAW files support. Almost every Zoner`s feature can be applied to batches of photos. For example, you can apply frame to 1000 vacation photos at once, resize them the size you need for a photo album, saving you time.

Features:

  • Importing: Right as you’re downloading your pictures to your PC, you can tag them, rotate them to match camera rotation (EXIF), back them up, and more.;
  • Managing: Give photographs a rating from 1­5, colored labels, descriptions, and more. Drag­and­drop them onto an integrated Google Map to GPS­tag them, so you’ll know exactly where your photos were taken even years from now. Then find any photo you need in seconds, even among thousands of others;
  • Editing: Dozens of photo editing and retouching features: cropping, resizing, straightening, local edits, exposure and color fixes and more. A Quick Edits panel helps you fix a picture in moments using just a few sliders. The Editor also offers dozens of creative Quick Filters and other creative tools like HDR, Tone Mapping, 3D, panoramas, cartoon, lens flare;
  • Sharing: Share straight from Zoner to Facebook, Flickr, and more, including Zoner’s own Zonerama: the first truly unlimited gallery;
  • RAW: An improved, faster RAW module with start-­to-­finish processing of your DSLR’s RAW files, with lots of practical perks such as RAW+JPEG stacking.