Photo Books made Better and Easier with Canon’s New hdAlbum EZ V2.0 Software

Hdalbum Ez

Canon hdAlbum EZ v2.0 is available at App Store | Google Play, and for Mac and Windows.

Canon press release:

Outstanding Quality Photo Books Made Easier Than Ever With Canon’s New hdAlbum EZ V2.0 Software

MELVILLE, N.Y., June 25, 2018 – The average smart phone user has 630 photos stored in their phones1 – that’s a lot of memories captured with no place to go. Creating photo books to showcase all those memories is a great idea and thoughtful gift but the process can often feel daunting and time-consuming without the right application. Today, Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is excited to announce the launch of the new hdAlbum EZ v2.0 app, using our proprietary EAGiAL-M2 technology to automatically arrange images directly from your compatible mobile device3 to make the photo book creation process a fun hobby and creative outlet.

The imaging experts at Canon have completely redesigned the hdAlbum EZ app with the v2.0 update for a virtually seamless customer experience, allowing users to navigate the mobile interface with ease and convenience. The redesigned software creates attractive layouts for the user, creating beautiful photo books using 20 to 50 of their favorite images. It can also be linked to Facebook, Instagram and Verizon Cloud accounts.

“Canon is committed to offering time-saving solutions and creating intuitive platforms for imaging creation,” said Kazuto Ogawa, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “The newly redesigned hdAlbum EZ v2.0 software provides a streamlined user experience for consumers to capture and share their memories with friends and families while leveraging the high-quality printing capabilities Canon is known for delivering.”

Starting at $14.99, Canon photo books take less than a week (approx. 3-5 business days) for production. Canon hdAlbums are ideal gifts or keepsakes for life’s biggest moments such as graduations, family vacations, newborns, engagements, weddings and more – you can learn more about the photo books and the redesigned app by visiting:

Skylum creates new Skylum AI Lab and joins forces with leading AI-based image editor, Photolemur

Skylum AI Lab

We are still offering exclusive discounts on Skylum Luminar and Aurora HDR:

Skylum Press release:

Skylum creates new Skylum AI Lab and joins forces with leading AI-based image editor, Photolemur

Skylum also hires Alex Savsunenko, former CEO of Let’s Enhance, to lead AI-based photo technologies to the next level.

May 22, 2018 — Bellevue, WA — Today, Skylum Software announced the formation of a new research and development division dedicated to the advancement of artificial intelligence technologies in image processing. The Skylum AI Lab leverages the company’s prior work developing smart filters in its award-winning Luminar software, as well as technology from its “sister company” Photolemur, which was founded in 2016 by Dima Sytnik and Alex Tsepko, co-founder and CEO of Skylum respectively.

“Clearly, AI can simplify our lives. By using AI-based technologies in our products, our customers save time vs. manual editing, and can often get better results,” said Alex Tsepko, CEO at Skylum. “Our neural networks are being trained on millions of images taken by cameras from Fujifilm, Sony, Olympus, Nikon, Canon and many others, which means outstanding results for all photographers, regardless of what style they shoot and what gear they are using.”

To spearhead the new Skylum AI Lab, the company has hired Alex Savsunenko, former CEO of Let’s Enhance, a leader in machine learning for visual content. Savsunenko will manage all research and development for technologies based on artificial intelligence, machine learning, and neural networks. Promising results will ultimately be implemented in Skylum products and solutions for image and video enhancement, with the aim to help users make their workflow faster, smarter and more efficient.

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Save $30 on Skylum Aurora HDR 2018 and get it at $69 (limited time)

Aurora HDR 2018

Skylum Aurora HDR 2018 at a glance:

  • High Dynamic Range Image Processing
  • Automatic Bracketed Exposure Compositing
  • Non-Destructive Raw Processing Engine
  • Tone Curve, HSL, and Color Toning Tools
  • Lens Correction and Transform Tools
  • Save and Share Custom One-Click Presets
  • Top & Bottom Tuning, Mimics Grad ND Look
  • History Panel for Unlimited Undos
  • Works as Standalone App
  • Runs as Plug-In for Photoshop, Lightroom

For the next 72 hours or so you can save $30 on Skylum Aurora HDR 2018. named best Mac App of 2017.

Skylum Aurora HDR 2018 is discounted by $20 for the next 3 days, and you get an additional $10 discount by using our code WATCH at checkout. Click here to for Macphun Aurora HDR 2018 at $69 with code WATCH.

Skylum Luminar 2018 and Aurora HDR 2018 get updated, get faster, and still have an exclusive discount


Skylum (former Macphun) released updates for their Luminar 2018 and Aurora HDR 2018 software (both Mac & Win).

Updates to Skylum Luminar 2018 and Aurora HDR 2018 are triggered from inside the application. After the break you can see what’s new and what changed.

We are still offering exclusive discounts on Luminar and Aurora HDR:

For more information about the Luminar 2018 update see here, for Aurora HDR 2018 see here. It’s also listed after the break.

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Canon Digital Photo Professional 4.7.21 available for download

Digital Photo Professional Video Tutorials

Canon released Digital Photo Professional 4.7.21. No added cameras, just two bug fixes.

Changes for Digital Photo Professional 4.7.21:

  • Fixes a phenomenon in which Dual Pixel RAW Optimizer may not be started
  • WINDOWS ONLY: Fixes a phenomenon in which Filter/Sort pane may have malfunctions in displaying when the high-resolution monitor is being used

Download Canon Digital Photo Professional 4.7.21.

Macphun Luminar 2018 update released, support for Canon EOS M100 & PowerShot G1 X Mark III added

Luminar 2018

Macphun releases an update for Luminar 2018.  New camera models have been added (among them the Canon EOS M100 and PowerShot G1 X Mark III), and new features and improvements have been introduced.

You can purchase Luminar 2018 and get a $10 discount using code WATCH (so you pay $59 instead of $69). 

This is how you update (more info here):

  • Mac – launch Luminar 2018, on the Top Menu Bar choose Luminar 2018 > Check for updates.
  • Windows  – launch Luminar 2018, on the Top Tool Bar choose Help > Check for updates.

Features and improvements after the break.

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