31.5.15

Mystical Tint Tone & Color Gen1

Mystical Tint Tone & Color Gen1 ( MTTC ) is a suite of 60 visual effect enhancements allowing the user control over tinting, tonal, and color changes for digital images. Whether a user needs to quickly fix problem images or to create a one of a kind concept, Mystical Tint Tone & Color Gen1 provides the perfect easy to use tools. The user can combine any or all of the 60 image enhancements available and when combined together they can create a virtually infinite set of looks and a mood generating a true creative edge. Whether the user is applying effects to people, products, or natural landscapes. View the video tutorials below to gain a general understanding of the functions of the legacy version of Mystical Tint Tone & Color 2.0.
With MTTC you can affect Subtle to Extreme Colors in your Photos:
- Expertly Convert Color Images into Rich Grayscale Images with Smooth Tones
Brush on Black & White While Brush-Off Reveals Partial to Full Opaque Color
Increase Contrast in Darker Areas while Mid to Light Tones in the Photo Remain
Reduce Color Intensity While Infusing a Defined Color Across the Full Tonal Range
Change Hues, Saturation or Brightness for Either a Global or a Brush-On Selective Basis
Blend Vibrant Colors within an Image to Give it a Bolder, Richer Appearance
Improve Contrast, Color Vitality & Tonal Blending Between the Dark, Mid and High 
What can you expect when using MTTC
-the posssibility to  combine effects together to expand the power of the software and your creative options,
- to create a warm, soft depth effect using Mystical Tint Tone and Color easy to use filters
- to apply the Soft Black and White and Warm Gray filters to get a natural light gray toned result that is pleasing to the eye.
- to apply a darker and sharper tone to a portrait image. You can use Multiply Darks and restore the natural look with Flesh Tone providing a healthy glow to the skin.
- to apply Glamour Glow along with Black and White to get a dramatic look for your enhanced images.
- to focus in on retouching the eyes to bring out the natural color and brightness. You'll can also use trick for  whitening and brightening teeth as well.
- you can quickly bring out natural hair color and add luster. The Enhance Hair filter also infuses natural color and highlights to make the hair look fantastic.
- you can refine lipstick colors and gloss that many women wear to a portrait shot. See how quick and easy it is to retouch and enhance the colors of the lipstick.
- to enlarge and reduce the size and shape of desired areas in you image.
- to select a background texture that will appear behind your effect. You will then learn how to apply an Overlay Blend to seamlessly merge the composition together.
LINK to the full text:
http://full-text-aka.blogspot.cz/2015/05/mystical-tint-tone-color-gen1.html

More information:
http://www.autofx.com/photo-effects-software/mystical-tint-tone-color-gen1.html
All-in-One Slideshow-review: comming soon

29.5.15

TOPAZ Simplify

Topaz Simplify from Topaz Labs  ( www.autofx.com ) is an easy way to create one-of-a-kind art from your photos, and offers photographers a wide range of options for creative expression.
Topaz Simplify is your new toolbox for photo art effects. Your photos will never be the same again
With Topaz Simplify you can:
- Create paintings, sketches, watercolors, cartoons, and more
- Make your art uniquely personal instead of using cookie-cutter filters
- Get better results faster with specialized digital art technology
Start by using one of dozens of curated art presets. Then, fine-tune them to get the exact look you want. Each time you process a photo, Topaz Simplify's technology combines four key areas to get the final result:
- Automatically trace the important edge features in your photo, and then modify the tracing if needed. (For example, make the lines thicker, ignore weaker lines, etc.)
- Independently adjust smaller image detail to add interesting textures with finer control.
- Create an artistic base for your work by removing unwanted image elements. One of Simplify's most magical features.
- Make the final result look more natural by intelligently merging it with parts of the original photo, which is also enhanced.
Each one of these key areas can be processed completely independently. When combined, however, they can create an almost limitless assortment of unique art effects.
Don't just pick a filter from a list. Topaz Simplify gives you a set of tools to create art that only you can make. Build a wide assortment of effects such as watercolors, oil paintings, cartoons, charcoal drawings, sketches, and more.
You're getting a whole new artistic system. Topaz Labs packed Simplify full of the latest technology to make it as simple as possible to create great art. With Simplify, you're not just turning photos into paintings, with Topaz Simplify you can transform your photos into beautiful works of art. The plugin is simple to use. Videos and tutorials describe the many options available. 
More information: 
http://www.autofx.com/photo-effects-software/mystical-tint-tone-color-gen1.html
All-in-One Slideshow-review:
http://www.akamonitor.cz/product-reviews2/simplify/

The Address of the video:
https://youtu.be/0dDD6e05bwQ

22.5.15

Capture One Pro 8.2

Capture One Pro 8.2 marks the next step in Phase One’s continuous effort in delivering high quality tools for professional photographers. The new 3-Way Color Balance Tool requires no knowledge of color blending to create beautifully color graded imagesColor tone changes can be made in the shadows, the highlights or the mid-tones, giving you a quick and powerful way to create beautiful images. Capture One Pro 8 supports you with powerful tools to organize, compare and select your images in a workflow that can be customized to best suit your needs.
Capture One Pro 8 is a professional RAW converter offering ultimate image quality with accurate colors and incredible detail from more than 300 high-end cameras – straight out of the box. It offers state-of-the-art tethered capture, powerful digital asset management, extensive adjustment tools and a flexible workflow. Each of the more than 300 cameras supported in Capture One Pro 8 goes through a rigorous testing  and profiling process. 
Owerview of the main new features of CaptireOne 8:
- The Color balance tool has received an exciting injection of creativity allowing the most advanced colour grading possibilities in any RAW converter. Individual Color Balance changes can be made to the Shadows, highlights or mid tones. This brings huge creative potential for color ‘grading’ of an image in an easy to use and accessible interface. 
Dynamic Locations are an extension of the already powerful file handling available in Capture One Pro. The location of imported and exported files can be dynamically modified, simply by using a set of Tokens. Dynamic Locations will fully streamline the import and output process on busy shoots with demanding deadlines. New
- Now the power and image quality of your 4K (and higher) monitor can be truly realized with Capture One. 
- Perform additional editing, retouching or photo manipulation in external applications with just a few clicks. When you are done the edited images will be saved right back into your session or catalog for future safekeeping. Future edits on those images will also be reflected and updates in the session or catalog.
Read full text:
http://full-text-aka.blogspot.cz/2015/05/capture-one-pro-82.html

More information
http://full-text-aka.blogspot.cz/2015/05/capture-one-pro-82.html
All-in-One Slideshow-review:
http://www.akamonitor.cz/product-reviews2/captureone/

18.5.15

Imagenomic Portraiture Plug-in

Portraiture is a Photoshop, Lightroom and Aperture plugin that eliminates the tedious manual labor of selective masking and pixel-by-pixel treatments to help you achieve excellence in portrait retouching. It intelligently smoothens and removes imperfections while preserving skin texture and other important portrait details such as hair, eyebrows, eyelashes etc. Portraiture features a powerful masking tool that enables selective smoothening only in the skin tone areas of the image. What makes Portraiture’s masking tool truly unique is its built-in Auto-Mask feature. It helps you quickly discover most of the skin tone range of the image automatically and, if preferred, you can manually fine-tune it to ensure optimal results, providing unmatched precision and productivity. For finer control, you can specify the smoothening degree for different detail sizes and adjust the sharpness, softness, warmth, brightness and contrast. Portraiture comes with pre-defined presets for one-click effects and, as with all Imagenomic plugins, you can capture your own signature workflow in a custom preset tailored to your specific requirements and photographic portfolio.
What is new in version 2
Portraiture features plenty of improvements:
- Multiprocessor support for maximum retouching speed and workflow performance.
- Enhanced skin masking control that isolates adjustments to just the skin mask, in addition to global adjustments
- Preset power and the flexibility to create, capture and share custom settings with the new Preset Manager.
- New Preference Settings, including customizable latitude adjustments for mask defaults, and User Interface skins and image display preferences.
All-in-One Slideshow-review:

http://www.akamonitor.cz/product-reviews2/portraiture2/
Read more:

16.5.15

Soft4Boost Photo Studio

Soft4Boost Photo Studio is a special utility with a user friendly interface and a lot of useful tools and functions to edit your photos. 
Using Soft4Boost Photo Studio you can quickly and easily perform the following tasks:
- Use the convenient folders tree on the Browse Tab to find the directory or image you need.
- Switch between different photo view modes using the Global Zoom.
- View information about the image file you are editing.
- Apply ready photo correction presets to give an individual touch to each image.
- Adjust color as well as brightness and contrast in your photos.
- Correct tonal range in your images and have a look at the Image Histogram to learn what exactly has changed in the tone representation.
- Save the adjustments made as a preset.
- Apply vignettes to your images to draw attention to their center.
- Add a text or image watermark to your photos to protect your copyrights.
- Use the Red Eye Correction option to bring eyes their natural color back.
- Select the Retouch or Brush tool to perform a certain editing task.
- Crop your photos as you like.
- Compare your images before and after editing.
- Print the edited photos after setting the paper format, their size and position on a sheet.
More information: www.soft4boost.com
All-in-One Slideshow-review:
http://www.akamonitor.cz/product-reviews2/soft4boost/

10.5.15

SONY Image Data Converter For Windows

Není častým jevem, aby firma produkující hardware ( konkrétně fotoaparáty ) nabízela vlastní kvalitní software a ještě k tomu zdarma. Takovou výjimkou je firma SONY, nabízející k volnému stažení program Image Data Converter ( Vystaveno 22.4.2014 ). Jde o program , sloužící k prohlížení a editování obrázků've formátu RAW ( v omezené míře slouží i formátu JPEG. Popis produktu a odkazy na webové zdroje uvádím dále v sngličtině ( program není lokalizován do češtiny)
What is Image Data Converter?
“Image Data Converter” is application software that allows you to view and edit a RAW format image file (“RAW file” in this manual) shot with your Sony Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera, etc., and save it on your computer's hard disk.
In the View Mode, while comparing images, you can rank them using one of five rankings or color labels, and then filter them according to their rankings or labels.
In the Edit Mode, Image Data Converter provides a variety of adjustments you can make to a RAW file—adjusting the white balance, brightness, color, and sharpness. The displayed image, with the adjustments, can be printed, saved as RAW files, or converted into another universally supported file format, such as JPEG or TIFF. 
Image Data Converter supports the following types of images shot with your Sony Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera, etc., or created with image processing application software.
JPEG (Exif) files
TIFF(Non-compressed) files
RAW (ARW1.0*/ARW2.0*/ARW2.1/ARW2.2/ARW2.3) files
Main features:
- You can use each palette to edit an image.
- Adjusting the brightness
- Adjusting the white balance
- Setting a creative style
- Adjusting the contrast
- Setting the D-Range Optimizer mode
- Setting the highlight color distortion reduction
- Adjusting the color
- Adjusting the shading compensation
- Adjusting the sharpness
- Setting the noise reduction
- Adjusting the tone curve and level
- Using the version stack function
You can divide the image preview area into two frames of screens and edit an image while comparing the original image in one frame and the results of your adjustments in another frame.
You can also perform the following convenient Image Data Converter functions
- Adjusting and saving multiple images
- Saving and loading the image processing settings
- Starting an external program
- Using advanced printing
- Changing the color management settings
- Setting the color space for display
- Displaying grids
- Displaying various image palettes
More information:
http://support.d-imaging.sony.co.jp/www/disoft/int/idc/index.html


5.5.15

Plzeň after 70 years since the liberation in May 1945

Album of photos taken while walking in town.
http://www.akamonitor.cz/galerie/Plzen70/

Plzeň po 70 letech od osvobození v květnu 1945

Album fotografií pořízených při procházce městem.
http://www.akamonitor.cz/galerie/Plzen70/