Kuuvik Capture 2 tethering software for Mac released

Kuuvik Capture

Kuuvik Capture 2 is the ultimate professional tethering app for the Mac. From the smooth two-way communication through the world’s first split live view, to focus peaking and adjustable sharpening –each and every feature of the app serve the photographer’s aim to capture beautiful shots. The complicated work of tethered shooting become as easy you never dare to imagine.

From simple mirror lock-up and release automation, through 15-shot exposure brackets to 30-shot focus brackets, the app covers everything. You can freely combine brackets with the intervalometer and mirror lock-up, while the Bracketing Monitor oversees your settings and warns you about potential problems.

Besides these Kuuvik Capture 2 puts quick culling of large shoots on a new basis, employing a positive mindset: focus on only the best photos, star them, and Kuuvik Capture will purge the rest in the blink of an eye. You will be amazed how fast you can cull your photo sessions, I promise.

For all these features Kuuvik Capture employs modern GPU-based solutions, and uses dramatically less CPU power than any other similar app in the industry – so you can enjoy tethering out in the field much longer. And one more thing: We not just support Canon’s new 5DS and 5DSR cameras, but Kuuvik Capture was built for them. Downloading and displayin 50 megapixels takes less than 2s. Fast, isn’t it?

You can download Kuuvik Capture 2 from the Mac App Store for a discounted price ($59.99 / €59.99 / £44.99) until the end of August. This discount serves as an upgrade price for existing users as well as an introductory price. From September the price will be $99.99 / €99.99 / £79.99.

For more info please visit  the following sites: http://www.kuuvikcapture.com and http://www.laszlopusztai.net/tag/kuuvik-capture/.

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New Digital Photo Professional (DPP 4.1.50) Adds Support For More Canon DSLRs

Digital Photo Professional
Canon DPP 4.x

Canon released Digital Photo Professional 4.1.50. The software now officially supports also the following Canon DSLRs

  • EOS-1D Mark IV
  • EOS 70D
  • EOS 7D Mark II
  • EOS 7D
  • EOS 5D Mark II
  • EOS 700D
  • EOS 100D

You can download DPP 4.1.50 for free here. Just click on your camera – EOS-1D X, EOS-1D C, EOS 5D Mark III, EOS 5D Mark II, EOS 6D, EOS-1D Mark IV, EOS 70D, EOS 7D Mark II, EOS 7D, EOS 700D and EOS 100D – and select DPP 4.1.50 from the software options to download.

Canon Pro Network press release:

Canon has released an updated version of its Digital Photo Professional (DPP) software, which now supports – in addition to its current range of full-frame DSLRs – the EOS-1D Mark IV, EOS 70D, EOS 7D Mark II, EOS 7D, EOS 5D Mark II, EOS 700D and EOS 100D…

Launched in September 2014, Digital Photo Professional 4 was Canon’s first sweeping change to its popular RAW processing software since its original launch. The latest version of DPP – version 4.1.50 – is a response to feedback from owners of older full-frame and APS-C cameras who are looking for the very latest RAW workflow solution.

Additionally, DPP 4.1.50 supports the recently launched EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM and EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM lenses, the profiles for which are now available for use with the Lens Correction function.

Commenting on the update, Mike Owen, European Professional Imaging Communications Manager, Professional Imaging Department, Canon Europe, said: “DPP 4.0 has proved incredibly popular with our customers and this latest update further extends its appeal to a wider range of users, such as those using the highly successful EOS 5D Mark II. Canon remains firmly committed to offering a complete range of products to photographers and increasingly its software solutions are playing a vital role in delivering the ultimate in image quality from capture to output.”

DPP 4.1.50: KEY FEATURES

  • Faster, real-time adjustments.
  • Improved RAW file workflow.
  • Better, more approachable user interfaces.
  • Compatible with 64-bit native environments.
  • Colour adjustments for specific colour gamuts.
  • Improved highlight recovery provides expanded tonality.
  • Improved shadow recovery function.
  • Support for movie playback.
  • Auto Lighting Optimizer can be applied to JPEG images.
  • Better integration with EOS Utility.

Deal Alert: Canon EOS 6D and EOS 70D Bundles starting $799 (Adorama)

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Authorised Canon dealer Adorama has EOS 6D and EOS 70D deals online

EOS 6D on sale for $1,519 after $650 mail-in rebate. Includes: Pixma Pro-100 printer, Canon semi-gloss paper, Lexar 32 GB card, spare Canon LP-E6 Battery pack, Adorama slinger bag

EOS 6D with EF 24-105mm f/4L IS lens on sale for $2,199 after $650 mail-in rebate. Includes: Pixma Pro-100 printer, Canon semi-gloss paper, Lexar 32 GB card, spare Canon LP-E6 Battery pack, Adorama slinger bag

EOS 70D with EF-S 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 IS STM lens on sale for $1,149 after $350 mail-in rebate. Includes: Pixma Pro-100 printerCanon semi-gloss paper, ProOptic 58mm Digital Essentials Filter Kit, FXHOME Ltd Photokey 6 Lite software

HOT: EOS 70D on sale for $799 after $350 mail-in rebate. Includes: PIXMA Pro-100 photo printer, 50 sheets of photo paper, bag for your camera, Lexar 32GB class 10 memory card

We have a constantly updated dedicated Black Friday deals page.

Freebie: Corel AfterShot Pro 2 for Mac OS X (and discounted for Win/Linux)

Corel AfterShot Pro 2

Corel’s RAW processing and workflow software AfterShot Pro 2.0 is currently free for Mac OS X. Usual price is $80/€70. The versions for Windows and Linux are discounted to $60/€50.

AfterShot Pro 2 is a RAW converter, non-destructive photo editor and complete high-speed photo manager in one. Whether you’re batch processing thousands of RAW images, or making detailed adjustments to your latest prize-winning shot, AfterShot Pro 2 gives you the tools to quickly take complete control over every aspect of your photo workflow.

Main Features:

  • Updated RAW camera profiles
  • Complete High Dynamic Range (HDR) tools
  • Workspace enhancements
  • Easier batch processing
  • Noise reduction by Athentech
  • Powerful adjustments
  • Multi-version editing
  • Precise control with Selective Editing
  • Powerful photo-editing plugins
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onOne Software Announces Perfect Photo Suite 9

Perfect Photo Suite 9

onOne announced Perfect Photo Suite 9. Two versions will be available in late October 2014, Premium and Basic.The Premium edition supports Photoshop CC, CC 2014, and CS6; Lightroom 5 and 4; Photoshop Elements 12, 11 and 10; and Apple Aperture 3, and has an introductory price of $129.95. The Basic edition, without plug-in support, sells for $79.95. For a limited time, owners of earlier versions of the Perfect Photo Suite can upgrade to Premium for just $89.95. A 30 days free trail version is available for download.


Press release:

Perfect Photo Suite 9 adds lightning-fast Raw previews, re-editable files, improved selection tools and more
Portland, Oregon, September 2, 2014 — onOne Software has announced Perfect Photo Suite 9, an updated version of its photo editing and effects app for Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows. Included in the new release are many significant performance and feature improvements, all designed to help you streamline your photo-editing tasks, so you can spend more time shooting and less time processing your photos.

Among the key enhancements in Perfect Photo Suite 9 are:

  • An overhauled Browse module, which adds lightning-fast previews of RAW files; new rating, ranking and keyword tools; and sophisticated filtering capabilities. These features are designed to help you cull and sort through photos quickly after a shoot, without having to wait for previews to be generated. You can then edit your photos using the Suite, or can easily send them to a secondary photo tool like Adobe Photoshop Lightroom or Apple Aperture — with metadata and keywords intact.
  • A new Smart Photo feature, which lets you re-edit your photos — with previous settings intact — after saving and closing them. All of your editing steps are saved with a Smart Photo, so you can make subtle (or major) changes to a photo at a later date, while preserving the Photoshop file format for compatibility.
  • To help you create better selections, all the masking and selection tools have been improved and integrated throughout the Suite’s modules. And, Perfect Layers and Perfect Mask have been combined into a single module, streamlining the process of compositing photos.
  • We’ve also added a new Quick Mask brush: run it over an area that you want to select (or remove), and a detailed mask is automatically created. This is perfect for replacing backgrounds or adding a custom look to part of your photo.
  • You asked for it, we added it: noise reduction is now part of the Suite. Reduce noise in your photos while maintaining important details. You can even selectively apply noise reduction to different parts of a photo, such as the shadows or highlights.
  • A new Lens Flare filter in Perfect Effects lets you get that popular “shot into the sun” look and add flares ranging from subtle to bold.
  • Faster image processing; filters and presets now load up to 30 percent faster than in previous versions.
There are many more new features and enhancements found in Perfect Photo Suite 9, including Retina display support; an improved automatic tone algorithm, for quickly making your photos bright and clear; better crop and level tools; an enhanced Perfect Brush, updated to work on soft edges and semi-transparent objects; printing capabilities; better batch rename options; and much more.

 

About the Suite

onOne’s Perfect Photo Suite is a full-featured photo editor that works either as a plug-in editor to Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom and Aperture, or as a standalone application. In any workflow, the Suite provides all the necessary tools for editing your photos, improving portraits, adding popular looks in color or black and white, resizing for large-format printing, and making complex selections with minimal effort.
Our open system allows access to your photos no matter where they are stored: your computer, your network, or on cloud-based storage services. We support all of the key online storage services, including Dropbox, iCloud Photo Stream, Google Drive, and Microsoft’s OneDrive.

 

Availability and pricing

Perfect Photo Suite 9 will be available in late October 2014, in two versions: Premium and Basic. The Premium edition supports Photoshop CC, CC 2014, and CS6; Lightroom 5 and 4; Photoshop Elements 12, 11 and 10; and Apple Aperture 3, and has an introductory price of $129.95. The Basic edition, which does not have plug-in support, is $79.95. For a limited time, owners of earlier versions of the Perfect Photo Suite can upgrade to Premium for just $89.95.
To find out more about Perfect Photo Suite 9, and to see new videos, how-to articles, and sit in on live classes, visit www.ononesoftware.com/