Photoshop Elements 13 – Review

On September 25, 2014, in Photography, Review, by Curt Blanchard

Adobe Photoshop Elements 13
Developer: Adobe Systems
MSRP: $99.00 (Upgrade $79.99)

Photoshop Elements 13 isn’t exactly a consumer version of Adobe’s Photoshop CC (Creative Cloud). However, it’s wrong to think of Elements as a watered-down version of Photoshop. It’s easier to use, but its feature set is vast, very powerful, and does not require a subscription. Elements provides all of the editing capabilities most users will ever need.


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FaceFilter3 Pro for the Mac – Review

On May 19, 2014, in Mac OS X, Review, by Vicki Stokes

FaceFilter3 Pro – The Ultimate Photo Beauty Kit
For Mac OS X 10.7 above
Company Reallusion
 Price $79.95


FaceFilter3 Pro is a photo retouching toolkit that allows you to enhance your portraits utilizing a multi-layer makeup system. The software package has tools for skin color tone adjustment, skin smoothing, and blemish removal. It also includes hundreds of templates for one-click make up applications.


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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


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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Snapheal v2.2 – Review

On February 14, 2013, in Macintosh, Photography, Review, by Curt Blanchard

Snapheal App (v2.2)
New version: 2.2
Developer: MacPhun
Price: $29.99 (For a limited introductory period: $9.99)
Snapheal app



Snapheal does what Photoshop’s Content Aware Fill tool does and much more. With it, you can erase unwanted items and flaws from your photos. Snapheal creates a matching fill area by analyzing the surrounding pixels. The results can be stunning: Remove extraneous people from a landscape, erase facial flaws, remove flotsam from a beach scene, even clean up scratches and dust from scans.

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Time Warp Camera — iOS App Review

On January 4, 2013, in Apps, Features, Photography, Review, by Peter Bird

Time Warp Camera
Company: Keepsy
Version: 1.5.1
Compatible with: iPhone (3GS, 4, 4S, 5) & iPod Touch (3rd Generation, 4th Generation. 5th Generation).
Requires: iOS 4.3 or later
Price: Free

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One of the most common things that we all do with our phones in today’s world is take pictures. There are plenty of photo apps in the iOS app store, so the trick becomes how to make your photo application stand out from the others. Keepsy certainly has with the Time Warp Camera Application.

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Snapheal App

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

Developer: MacPhun
Version: 2.1
Price: $19.99 – Mac App Store (Introductory price for a limited time $9.99)
Snapheal App

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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Snapheal Review

On October 8, 2012, in Apps, Photography, Review, by Donny Yankellow

$19.99 (Currently on sale at $7.99) or Mac App Store link

One of the coolest features that has been in Photoshop since CS5 is the content-aware fill, which (when it works perfectly) lets you seamlessly remove something from a photo with very little effort. The problem with Photoshop for most people is the price. This is where Snapheal comes in. It give you a content-aware like functionality and more in a program that is much cheaper than Photoshop, and it works great!

Not only does Snapheal work great it is very easy to use. When you open the program you are presented with a window to import a photograph. You can drag and drop a file right onto that window, load a photo, or you can import from iPhoto from within the program.

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Adobe Photoshop Touch

On April 11, 2012, in Apps, Features, iPad 2, Photography, Review, Tablet, by Suzé Gilbert

Adobe Photoshop Touch for iPad
Developer: Adobe, Inc.
Platform: iPad 2 and New iPad
Version 1.1.0
 Many photographers, myself included, have been patiently waiting for Adobe to develop a powerful photo-editing app for the iPad to compare with Photoshop. Adobe launched Photoshop Touch last year for the Android platform and Photoshop Touch is now available for the iPad. It is compatible with the iPad 2 and New iPad but the iPad 1 is not supported. As an image editor Adobe included several terrific features gleaned from Photoshop that are not currently found in other photo-editing apps.

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CameraBag 2

On February 27, 2012, in Apps, Camera, Features, iPhone, Macintosh, Photography, Review, by Artie Alinikoff

CameraBag 2
Price: $24 to $29

CameraBag began as an iPhone app in 2008. It was wildly successful. 2009 saw the release of the desktop version for Mac and PC, again, very successful. In 2012 CameraBag 2, “a total rewrite” as the company describes, has been freshly released. If anyone was waiting for this software the wait was  worth it.

CameraBag 2 is an ingenious photo editing program, offering a combination of cutting-edge filter technology with the clout of classic tools. Escalating the use of presets into a new dimension, Nevercenter has thought long and hard about the tools and presets photographers need in order to achieve almost boundless control over images at a price that is, in my opinion, a steal. What’s not to like with an interface as simple and elegant as this?

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