Tonality
Manufacturer: Macphun
MSRP: $14.99
Available in the Mac App Store

There is a long history of monochromatic images created by humans. Chauvet Cave in France is credited with having some of the earliest, dating back 30,000 years or more. Tonality by Macphun works to bring this longstanding artistic practice forward into the current century. The easy to discover and use tools available in Tonality will assist photographers and graphic artists of all skill levels to explore this age-old tradition.

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About Bob Wood

I am a nearly life long photographer now doing commercial as well as fine art work. I have almost 20 years as a Mac User Group officer and enjoy the people and imparting help and knowledge to our members. There is nothing like seeing the light go on in the eyes of your, Mac or Photography students.

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Focus 2 – Review

On May 1, 2014, in Apple, Macintosh, Photography, Review, by Elisa Pacelli

Focus 2
Company: Macphun
Price: $9.99
Mac App Store Link
Requires: Mac OS X 10.7 or later

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I take pictures. That’s it. I don’t edit or adjust because frankly I don’t how. When the opportunity arose for me to review Focus 2 I took it as a personal challenge.

Focus 2 is not a Photoshop replacement; its purpose is to add blurring, focusing, motion blur, or tilting to your photos with a few simple clicks to highlight the subject of your photo. It’s quick, and for someone like me, very simple to use. Focus 2 isn’t used to fix blemishes or delete unwanted portions of a photo; that needs to be done in a separate app.

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About Elisa Pacelli

Elisa is a wife, mother to 3 boys, "creative genius", and all-around techno geek. She enjoys reading, quilting, knitting, cruising to Caribbean beaches, and learning new things in the technology world. In the evenings Elisa can be found knitting while listening to podcasts or watching Netflix on her iPad. Listen to her podcast, 3 Geeky Ladies, co hosted with Suzé Gilbert and Vicki Stokes.

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Intensify Pro – Review

On November 14, 2013, in Photography, Review, by Curt Blanchard

Intensify Pro
Developer: MacPhun
Mac App Store price: $59.99
Intensify Pro

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Adobe has chosen to charge for Photoshop use of its professional Creative Cloud software on a subscription basis. This monthly fee is beyond the reach of many small businesses, semi-pro photographers, and home users. As a result, a flock of new photo editing applications are rapidly being released. The quality and features of these new downloadable competitors range from inexpensive one-trick ponies to comprehensive full-featured editors.

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About Curt Blanchard

I’m a Mac user from the beginning with a background in graphic design, product design, photography. I’m a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design with a degree in Illustration. I spent much of my professional career designing consumer products in ceramics, glass, and metals by working on-site with European and Asian manufacturers. I am currently an officer at Tucson Macintosh Users Group and a reviewer in the Amazon Vine program.

Snapheal App
Review

On December 11, 2012, in Mac OS X, Macintosh, Photography, by Curt Blanchard

Snapheal
Developer: MacPhun
Version: 2.1
Price: $19.99 – Mac App Store (Introductory price for a limited time $9.99)
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One of Photoshop’s many features is the ability to remove unwanted objects or people from a photo with a fancy-sounding technique called Content Aware Fill. For a fraction of the cost, you can achieve the same result with Snapheal from MacPhun. In addition, you can also fix old scanned photos, erase text, adjust exposure and saturation, and more.

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About Curt Blanchard

I’m a Mac user from the beginning with a background in graphic design, product design, photography. I’m a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design with a degree in Illustration. I spent much of my professional career designing consumer products in ceramics, glass, and metals by working on-site with European and Asian manufacturers. I am currently an officer at Tucson Macintosh Users Group and a reviewer in the Amazon Vine program.

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FX Photo Studio Pro
MacPhun
$39.99 ($9.99 standard version also available)
App Store Link

FX Photo Studio
MacPhun
$.99 (iPhone version)
App Store Link

 

Originally, this was going to be an FX Photo Studio Pro for the Mac review. However, the company approached me about reviewing the iOS version also and now you are getting two reviews in one.

So what are FX Photo Studio Pro and FX Photo Studio? Basically, they are photo editing and effects software for the Mac and iOS. While slightly different in some aspects and features, they basically fall into that category of apps that let you quickly apply effects to your photos like again, or color tinting, or frames, or dramatic flares, etc. You know what I am talking about.

As I said, the nature of the platforms makes these two apps slightly different, so let’s take them one at a time and start with the Mac version.

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About Donny Yankellow

In addition to writing for MyMac.com since the Fall of 2005 he is an art teacher, freelance artist/illustrator, and is a father of one son. Donny is also the author/illustrator of several children's ebooks. Donny's degree is in Visual Communications and he hold certification in K-12 Art Education. His hobbies (besides Mac and Apple stuff) include soccer, animation, and reading anything written by Stephen King.

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