I’m not one to rely too much on third-party plug-ins. I try to keep things simple, and usually stick with Lightroom and Photoshop. Macphun’s Intensify is an exception. I use it regularly in my workflow. A plug-in for Lightroom, Adobe Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, and Apple Aperture, it is unfortunately only for Mac users. I use Intensify for three reasons—at times it is quicker than me figuring out similar enhancements in Lightroom or Photoshop; it provides greater controls over adjustments than other plug-ins I have experimented with, and … [Read more...] about MacPhun’s Intensify: Taking Images to the Next Level
Here is a complete guide to making great fireworks photos. I hope you can use this advice to make some great memories over the holiday. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFW4TLDDgMc The folks at Macphun also have a great sale on their software, a how-to video, and a bunch more cool stuff. I made an in-depth tutorial on postproduction and several presets. … [Read more...] about A Complete Guide to Photographing Fireworks
By now most of you have heard of Aurora HDR from Trey Ratcliff and the team at Macphun, and if you haven't, well it's a joint project by Trey and Macphun to create an application tailored to exactly what the most prolific HDR photographer in the world would want out of software. Over the course of an entire year they worked together to create an app for photographers of all skill levels that would produce incredible images. You can run it as a plug-in for Photoshop, Lightroom, Aperture, and Photoshop Elements, OR you can run it as a complete … [Read more...] about Macphun’s Aurora HDR Pro Update Has Me Impressed!
NOTE: I haven't tried the less-expensive standard version of this application. The pro version includes blending modes, the ability to bring color from an original image, plugin support, shortcuts, more powerful vignetting, better histograms and more. Much of the functionality of the app (and presets) appears to be available in the standard version so if you want to save money, check out that version instead. ____________________ I started with black and white photography back in the early 1970s. It was easier (and less expensive) to … [Read more...] about MacPhun Tonality Pro Mini Review
I had a chance to see the new release Intensify from Macphun live in New York recently. I must say that the application does exactly what it promises to help you discover the beauty in the details. The app is designed as a way to quickly improve tone, color and contrast. There are two versions of the application (available only for Mac users). I am reviewing the standard edition from the Mac App store. Intensify Available only in the Mac App store for $29.99. It runs as a standalone app. This is an introductory price and it will switch to … [Read more...] about Macphun Intensify | First Look Review
Im always on the lookout for new software tools. When I opened up the Mac App store this week, I saw that the FX Photo Studio Pro app was highly ranked. This app is billed as a creative powerhouse and is a great way to add effects to images for stylized looks and borders. It is a Mac only app (to be expected when the companys name is MacPhun). Opening an Image The App works with one image at a time. You can open images from a wide range of file formats. FX Photo Studio PRO support opening of the following image formats: TIFF, JPEG, PNG, BMP, … [Read more...] about FX Photo Studio Pro For Mac – Mini Review