onOne Software announces Perfect Photo Suite 6

onOne Software announces Perfect Photo Suite 6

Today at the start of Photoshopworld onOne Software, a leading developer of Adobe Photoshop and Apple Aperture plug-ins, has announced the newest version of their award winning product suite Perfect Photo Suite 6.

Perfect Photo Suite 6 offers the best new tools for solving the most common problems faced by photographers today. This major upgrade introduces completely new products Perfect Portrait and Perfect Effects, Perfect Mask, the next generation of Mask Pro, Perfect Layers, in addition to favorites Perfect Resize, FocalPoint and PhotoFrame. Now you can move effortlessly between applications, for a smoother and faster workflow and all products in the Perfect Photo Suite 6 work as standalone applications in addition to working directly from within Adobe Photoshop (Lightroom) and Apple Aperture.

Perfect Photo Suite 5.5 owners can upgrade for $149.95, with those who purchased after Aug 7th 2011 getting a complimentary upgrade. The full suite will be $299.95 and will be available in late October, 2011.

Click the image above to read more about the new release of Perfect Photo Suite 6.

Migrating to WordPress.org

For the past year I have been using the blog services from WordPress.com. Since I will soon launch my new design on www.renetimmermans.com I wanted to change the look and feel of my blog too.

The last week I have been working on installing the WordPress.org blog application on my local server. That was the easy part! Much more time was spent on modifying one of the blog templates, the modularity-lite from Graph Paper Press, into a more personal style that will combine well with my new website design. As you can see I did manage, but it cost me a few nights sleep…

I hope you will continue to read my blog, from now and onwards with WordPress.org.

Nikon releases ‘Learn & Explore’ app for iPhone

Nikon has introduced the ‘Learn & Explore’ app for Apple’s iPhone in collaboration with the ‘interactive agency’ Molecular.

Currently available only to US customers, the app gives photo enthusiasts access to images, video lectures and audio commentary from the company’s website and enables them to read and bookmark articles from the Nikon World magazine. It is available for download from the Apple App Store.

To read the full pressrelease on dpreview.com click here.

Autumn is coming…

The days are clearly getting shorter, the temperatures in both the day- and nighttime are dropping and the first yellow leaves can be found on the trees here in Stockholm. Although the sun is still shining during a large part of the day and doing its best to warm up things, it is inevitable… the autumn is coming!

It has been a great summer, with early mornings and late evenings to catch the best light conditions. The weather has been good also, from time to time too warm to stay indoors. And that is the advantage from the months ahead of us, it will be cold and dark large part of the day, so that means time to spend behind the computer and post-process those images taken earlier.

I am currently testing some Photoshop plug-ins from onOne Software and Nik Software. From what I have seen so far it is great stuff with lots of opportunities to enhance my photos in a fast way, while remaining with great control over the creative process. Check out their websites for the latest software packages. You can download trial versions  for 30-days of use.

Below an image taken in “Nackareservatet” from a few years back to get into the mood for the autumn colors.

This image was taken with a Nikon D70 and a Nikon AF-S DX 18-70mm lens @ 69mm; f/6.3 – 1/160sec – ISO200.