Československá FOTOgrafie 26/14


Černobílá brilance
Nalezené zátiší
Indian summer
Komunikace s modelkami
Inspirace s Holywoodem
(Bonus aka) Fotografie nebo obraz?



AKVIS specializes in development of image processing software and scientific research. The company was founded in 2004 by IT professionals having considerable experience in programming and software development. Since then the company has released a number of successful programs — standalone applications and Photoshop plugins for Windows and Mac OS. You can use the Christmass-time for trying the portfolio of 23 programs from AKVIS. You can try AKVIS software during the 10-day trial period! Important - all features are available in trialJust install the program and use it during the evaluation time, no registration is needed. You will be surpised by the quality and user-friendness of all AKVIS programs. For discovering all features, you can use PDF Userguides and Video Tutorials (MP4), which are free for downloading. The good place to  start downloading of prgrams and tutorials, is this url:


Seznam firem, jejichž produkty jsem recenzoval v posledních 2 letech:

Benvista, AKVIS, MOVAVI, ZONER, TOPAZ Labs, Laewo, ArcSoft, PortraitProfessional, Imagenomic- Noisware, iDealShare, XARA, Pearl, Mountain Technology, Artensoft, KRITA, Alienskin, SoftOrbits, Smartshow-software, FilterForge, Wondershare, BinaryNow, Imagenomic, ASV4YOU, Engelmann, DVDVideoSoft, BatchPhoto, Softcolor, Photo-toolbox, Ailtware, Audials, AdSee, NCHsoftware, Photoscissors, TheInpaint, OptikVervelabs, ThePluginSite, Incomedia - Website X5, SilkyPix Developer Studio, Ononensoftware, SoundSlides, ABBYY, DxO Labs, PhotoLine, HDRAW, EverImaging, Cyberlink, PhotoAcute, FocusMagic, Digital Media, ANVsoft, Abelssoft.


AKVIS připravuje nový produkt AKVIS NEON.

AKVIS Neon transforms a photo into a neon image that looks like created with luminescent ink. Using this magnificent tool, you can make amazing glowing lines effects. It lets you feel like a painter who draws with light!
AKVIS připravil tradiční GIVEAWAY: WIN AKVIS NEON!
Try your luck! Enter the Giveaway and win the new software!
A lucky winner will be randomly chosen on December 10, 2014.
Více informací: http://akvis.com/en/announce-neon.php
Stačí se včas zalogovat a držet si palce - a vyhrát.


Předvánoční nabídka fy SoftOrbits

Softorbits nabízí balíček 10-ti produktů se 70-ti procentní slevou, t.j. za 29,99 USD. Některé jednotlivé produkty jsou nabízeny se slevou až 50% - Photo Stamp Remover, Sketch Drawer, Batch Picture Resizer.
Více informací o nabídce najdete na adrese:
http://tinyurl.com/ps225rd  ( bezpečná adresa ).


Benvista PhotoZoom Pro 6 - review

BenVista PhotoZoom Pro 6 is world's number one software solution for enlarging and downsizing digital photos and graphics. BenVista's unique S-Spline Max technique is specialized in creating sharp, crisp clear, and true to nature image enlargements. 
You still can see my review of the earlier 5 version here:
Benvista has made great progress in most parameters.
PhotoZoom Pro 6 not only creates larger images than any other software (up to 1 million by 1 million pixels), it also produces higher quality results. Even noisy, compressed originals can be enlarged successfully. PhotoZoom Pro 6 offers the tools to eliminate distortions. Large quantities of images can be resized in one go, through batch processing
What's new in PhotoZoom Pro 6
- Enlarges and downsizes images at the highest possible quality, through BenVista's latest S-Spline interpolation technology. Also excels at reducing (JPEG) compression artifacts and noise from low quality originals.
- New Crispness and Vividness settings for brilliant, lively photo enlargements
- New, optimized presets for different types of images
- Split screen previewing: compare different resize methods at a glance
- Raw images are now also supported by the stand-alone application (plug-in already supported Raw)
- Improved GPU acceleration for even faster image processing
- Official support for Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks), Windows 8, and Photoshop CC
Full overview of PhotoZoom Pro 6 features:
- The latest S-Spline interpolation algorithms
- Higher quality image enlargements & higher quality downsizing
- Various presets for different types of images
- Advanced fine-tuning tools: create your own presets and resize profiles
- Reduces (JPEG) compression artifacts and noise from low quality originals
- Batch processing
- Multi-processor support and GPU acceleration
- Powerful crop tool
- Works as stand-alone application
- Works as a plug-in for Adobe® Photoshop®, Adobe® Photoshop® Elements, Corel® PHOTO-PAINT, and Corel® PaintShop Pro
- Extreme enlargements: up to 1 million by 1 million pixels!
- Extensive support for high-end images
- Split screen previewing: compare different resize methods at a glance
PhotoZoom Pro 6 is very easy to use, and comes with various pre-defined settings. These settings can be manually fine-tuned as well. You can even put together your own resize profiles. PhotoZoom Pro 6 works both as a stand-alone application and as a plug-in for various host programs.The program is optimized for both printing and on-screen purposes. PhotoZoom Pro 6 is a perfect tool for anyone who wants to resize images at the highest possible quality.
You can find example images via:
More information in the product web-page:
All-in-One Slideshow review:  


AKVIS Sketch 16

AKVIS has annonced a major update of AKVIS Sketch.
The new version provides significant improvements, more flexibility, and new features and tools! In Version 16.0: 
-Added the Snapshot button to the progress bar for making a shot during the image processing. Such manual snapshots appear in the Timeline list together with the other stepwise shots created by the program. (Deluxe/Business) 
- Added the possibility to pin your favorite snapshots to save them in the Timeline when changing the parameters. (Deluxe/Business) 
- Added the post-processing tools - the Pencil and Eraser which let you edit the result and add a handmade touch to your sketch, and the History Brush for fading the drawing effect on certain parts of the image. (Deluxe/Business) 
- Added the smart non-destructive Crop tool to the standalone version. 
- Increased the quick preview area. Now the default value is 500 px, the maximum value is 1,000 px. You can change the size in the program preferences. 
- Improved the Text tab. In the new version, you can not only type a text but also place a logo or a scanned signature to protect your drawing. Now it's possible to locate your text or an image in the center of the drawing and change its opacity that lets you create a watermark effect. 
- Added the new dark interface theme. It's possible to switch between the styles in the program preferences. 
- Extended the list of the supported RAW files from various cameras. 
- Added official support for the new Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite. 
- Improved compatibility of the plugin with Adobe Photoshop CC 2014, Adobe Photoshop Elements 13. 


Movavi Video Editor 10 - Review

With the Movavi Video Editor, you can make your own movies. Movavi Video Editor for Windows offers new ultra-intuitive interfaceYou’ll be able to create a demo, a video tutorial with your own voice-over commentary, a video message for your family, or a funny animation for your friends in no time. Add video fragments, overlay music and stylish titles, join multiple clips together with animated transitions, and save to any format. 
Features - With the Movavi Video Editor 10, you can:
- Apply various special effects with Movavi Video Editor and Improve video quality. 
- Apply enhancing automatic filters or adjust the parameters of your video manually to achieve a unique combination of colors, light, and contrast. 
- Try the Split Screen effect to combine up to four clips on a single screen and the Zoom effect to imitate the camera zoom.
- The new built-in splitting program lets you slice your movies into multiple scenes and swap them around on the timeline so they play in any order you like. Cut out unnecessary elements.- Add multiple title tracks and add new animated titles for extra interest.
Create slideshows with Movavi video editing software. Import and save videos in any format you need with Movavi video editor. Movavi Video Editor supports the most popular video and audio formats, including AVI, MP4, MKV, FLV, QuickTime, VOB, MP3, even video from DVD discs and more. Plus, 
- With the Movavi Windows video editing software, you can import your DV/HDV camera footage to your hard drive and convert it to any format. 
Record audio Capture video from DV cameras and TV tuners. Save MPEG2-TS and AVCHD video from camcorders to your PC. 
Record live video. Add a special touch to your video travel diary or memorable family event. Digitize VHS tapes. 
Movavi does even 3D video
How Movavi presents the new version 10 ( Extract from the documentation - quote )
"With the Movavi Video Editor 10 you can try out amazing new titlingHollywood-style effects, and more. You can check out the awesome title styles. You can create any of them in the new. Try the New Artistic Effects. Let your creativity run wild with the new additions to the Effects collection! We particularly like the 30+ Falling Objects Effects – anything from butterflies to snowflakes! Add Hollywood-Style Flair. Manipulate time with the new Slow Motion effect! Create video-miniatures using Tilt-Shift! 
And much more
- Auto-deinterlace MPEG files for crisp playback
- New convenient ways of organizing your source files
- New – Waterbrush transition. See it in action in this video
- Improved performance and stability
Of course we kept the time-tested editing features, too
- Intuitive interface that makes movie creation a breeze
- 2D and 3D video editing on a Timeline or in Storyboard mode
- Adding soundtracks and audio commentary
- Creating slideshows with photos and videos". ( End of the quote ).
With the Movavi Video Editor, you can make your own movies. Movavi Video Editor for Windows offers new ultra-intuitive interfaceYou’ll be able to create a demo, a video tutorial with your own voice-over commentary, a video message for your family, or a funny animation for your friends in no time. Add video fragments, overlay music and stylish titles, join multiple clips together with animated transitions, and save to any format. 
Features - With the Movavi Video Editor 10, you can:
- Apply various special effects with Movavi Video Editor and Improve video quality. 
- Apply enhancing automatic filters or adjust the parameters of your video manually to achieve a unique combination of colors, light, and contrast. 
- Try the Split Screen effect to combine up to four clips on a single screen and the Zoom effect to imitate the camera zoom.
- The new built-in splitting program lets you slice your movies into multiple scenes and swap them around on the timeline so they play in any order you like. Cut out unnecessary elements.- Add multiple title tracks and add new animated titles for extra interest.
Create slideshows with Movavi video editing software. Import and save videos in any format you need with Movavi video editor. Movavi Video Editor supports the most popular video and audio formats, including AVI, MP4, MKV, FLV, QuickTime, VOB, MP3, even video from DVD discs and more. Plus, 
- With the Movavi Windows video editing software, you can import your DV/HDV camera footage to your hard drive and convert it to any format. 
Record audio Capture video from DV cameras and TV tuners. Save MPEG2-TS and AVCHD video from camcorders to your PC. 
Record live video. Add a special touch to your video travel diary or memorable family event. Digitize VHS tapes. 
Movavi does even 3D video
How Movavi presents the new version 10 ( Extract from the documentation - quote )
"With the Movavi Video Editor 10 you can try out amazing new titlingHollywood-style effects, and more. You can check out the awesome title styles. You can create any of them in the new. Try the New Artistic Effects. Let your creativity run wild with the new additions to the Effects collection! We particularly like the 30+ Falling Objects Effects – anything from butterflies to snowflakes! Add Hollywood-Style Flair. Manipulate time with the new Slow Motion effect! Create video-miniatures using Tilt-Shift! 
And much more
- Auto-deinterlace MPEG files for crisp playback
- New convenient ways of organizing your source files
- New – Waterbrush transition. See it in action in this video
- Improved performance and stability
Of course we kept the time-tested editing features, too
- Intuitive interface that makes movie creation a breeze
- 2D and 3D video editing on a Timeline or in Storyboard mode
- Adding soundtracks and audio commentary
- Creating slideshows with photos and videos". ( End of the quote ).


Počítač pro každého 23/14

Počítače All-in-One
Nejleší mobilní aplikace
Záložní zdroje napájení
Co zabírá místo na disku?
Připojte rámečky k fotografiím
(Bonus aka) Levná on-line ložiště
Obsah CD přílohy: Photo-filtre 7.1.2
Příští číslo: 24.11. – Multimedia on-line


AKVIS Charcoal - review

AKVIS Charcoal is an artistic tool for conversion of photos into charcoal and chalk drawings.It lets you create a preliminary sketch as well as a finished work of art. - It combines the advantages of different materials and can be used together with different drawing tools
- Using the sharpened charcoal you can make thin clear lines, but if you put it on the edge you'll get a wide loose stroke. 
- Charcoal creates rich and easy picturesque strokes, both delicate and bold.
- It allows you create drawings with each material or combine them using dramatic contrast between black and white. 
- Playing with colors and options, you can get a lot of variants of photo to drawing conversion and achieve outstanding artistic effects such as sanguine.
- You can observe the conversion of your photo into a charcoal and chalk drawing in real time. 
- The program makes snapshots during processing and lets you choose between them. Thanks to this feature it's possible to create variations of drawings without adjusting the settings.
- Changing the color of the background paper gives even more variants of the final result. 
- Adding your signature to an image you can feel like a real artist, the author of a work of art.
- The program offers a list of presets, ready-to-use settings combinations which make it easier to work with the software and save you time. 
AKVIS Charcoal is available as a standalone program and as a plugin to a photo editor, for Windows and Macintosh. The plug-in is compatible with Adobe Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, Corel Paint Shop Pro, etc. Consult the compatibility page for more details.
More information in Akvis Charcoal Tutorial: 
Short slideshow-review: www.akamonitor.cz/product-reviews/charcoal/
( comming soon ) 


Zoner Photo Suite - proč ho koupit nyni?

Nové Zoner Photo Studio 17 vyzkoušelo už přes 150 000 uživatelů
Nejvíce si na něm uživatelé pochvalují tyto NOVINKY::- Vylepšený RAW modul- Cartoon (komixový) efekt- Nástroj odlesk objektivu- Expoziční přechodový filtr- Našeptávač klíčových slov

Pořídit ho nyní lze za cenu 1 499 Kč. Program můžete po stažení  první měsíc testovat zdarma,
Více na www.zoner.cz

Topaz Clarity

Sometimes, you photo is not as vivid, as punchy, or as real as real life! You see the world in much better contrast and detail than your camera. After all, it's difficult to express the beauty of the real world in a two-dimensional image.
Topaz solves this problem by the product called "Clarity".
Clarity's micro-contrast technology helps you add punch to your photos while still keeping them natural. Instead of spending a lot of time manually brightening and darkening selective parts of your image, Clarity can do it all in a few clicks:

Clarity fundamentally improves your image by enhancing contrast and color in an almost undetectable way. Your photo will look how it should have looked straight out of the camera.
- Clarity's microcontrast technology emulates a skilled retoucher's method of selectively brightening and darkening parts of your image. 
- You can apply contrast exactly where you want it and nowhere that you don't. 
- Clarity includes advanced masking module optimized for ease of use
- Clarity includes a large variety of preset effects that we've curated for many different kinds of images. 
- Topaz Clarity plugs directly into your existing editing software to minimize disruption to your workflow. Clarity is compatible with Photoshop, Lightroom, iPhoto, and more
More information: http://www.topazlabs.com/clarity


Československá FOTOgrafie 25/14

Portrétní fotografie - oči
Soumrakové světlo se záblesky
Barevná fotografie - opravdu ji potřebujete?
Petr Halbich - fotograf ticha
Subjektivní realita
(Bonus aka) Hloubka ostrosti
Příští číslo vyjde: 5.12.2014


WildBit Viewer

WildBit Viewer: Image viewer, Slide show, Editor software for photo lovers
WildBit Viewer is compact & fast image viewer with slide show and editor. Eye catching interface within blazing fast folder, file list and thumbnail viewer. Viewer includes also Image Info with Image EXIF meta data JPEG and TIFF support and IPTC (IIMV4) information (like PhotoShop file info) from JPEG and TIFF, Thumbview has changeable views, sorting and thumbnail predefined sizes for fast thumbnail size setting.
WildBit Viewer also includes shell toolbar, you can drop your favorite folder there and use it as an organizer. It also includes image compare. In Compare you can compare images side-by-side. In Favorites you can save list of favorite images and load list later on and you can create custom show in to Slide Show also that list you can edit with Custom Show List Editor. With Slide Show you can view images within 176 different transition effects. Slide Show includes now multi-monitor support for fast switching between two monitors. WildBit Viewer supports all major graphic formats including BMP, JPEG, JPEG 2000, GIF, PNG, PCX, TIFF, WMF and TGA (over 70 formats).
More information: http://www.


New version of AKVIS AirBrush

AKVIS released a new version of AKVIS AirBrush 2.5. The software is available as a standalone program and as a plugin for Photoshop and other graphics editors, in versions for Windows and Mac OS X. The software helps you to create outstanding pictures, personalized cards and invitations, make an image in a comic style or get a liquid art effect, give your photo an expressive and picturesque look. With the program you can get both monochrome and color airbrush drawings. 
New in version 2.5: 
- Added the Share option that lets you post your images from the program to the social networks and services: Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Tumblr, Google+, Dropbox. Now you can easily publish your newly created airbrush drawing and share with your friends and family. 
- Enlarged the maximum size of the Quick Preview area which helps to adjust the parameters of the effect. 
- Added the possibility to reverse background and paint colors. 
- Added new interface theme. You can select the style of the interface (Light or Dark) in the program preferences. 
- Improved compatibility with Adobe Photoshop CC 2014. 
- Added support for more RAW formats.
More information: http://akvis.com/en/airbrush/index.php


Zoner Photo Studio 17 - nová verze oblíbeného českého programu

Česká společnost ZONER software, a. s. uvádí v těchto dnech na trh novou verzi  fotografického programu Zoner Photo Studio. Správa, úprava a publikace fotografií je se Zoner Photo Studiem 17 zase o něco jednodušší. Uživatelé ocení chytřejší správu fotoarchivu v podobě upraveného katalogu, více nástrojů pro práci s RAW formáty nebo rychlejší prohlížení snímků a možnost domácího sdílení fotografií mezi několika přístroji. 
Potěšující je skutečnost, že se tvůrci programu zaměřili na jednoduchost a produktivitu práce spíš než na bláznivé a složité efekty. 
Největších změn dostál modul RAW pro úpravu surových snímků a prošel tak největším posunem od verze 12. Pokročilé nastavení expozice a zdokonalenou práci s křivkami a živostí barev doprovází i vylepšené automatické úpravy. Ty uživateli doslova napoví, jak snímek dál upravit. Všechny změny provedené nad RAW soubory jsou navíc ihned viditelné ve Správci a náhledech. 
Práci s větším množstvím fotografií podstatně zrychlí nejen chytřejší katalog, ale také přepracovaný postranní panel v modulu Správce. Díky možnosti hromadného vkládání metadat nebo automatického doplňování klíčových slov, které se objevuje i v modulu Import, je snadné zpracovat velké množství snímků najednou.
Vedle těchto novinek nechybí ani další vylepšení a efekty v Editoru.
Pokročilí fotografové uvítají automatické korekce optických vad pomocí LCP profilů a zapáleným cestovatelům se budou líbit turistické mapy integrované přímo do Správce.
Plná verze Zoner Photo Studia 17 je ke stažení a vyzkoušení na 30 dní zdarma na adrese www.zoner.cz. 


Leawo Video Converter Ultimate - review

Leawo Video Converter Ultimate is a total video converter to process both videos and DVDs. It comprises:- video converter,
- DVD burner,
- DVD converter,
- online video downloader and
- online video accelerator.
This total video converter could convert all video/DVD files to video in various popular formats for different destination uses. Meanwhile, it allows burning DVD content from videos with wide selection of disc menu and template DIY options. What’s more, it could accelerate online video playback as a website player and speed up downloading online videos from some online video sharing sites. The video editing features and 2D to 3D conversion make this program more user-friendly.

Full texthttp://rady-akamonitoru.akamonitor.cz/2014/08/leawo-video-converter-ultimate-review.htmlLink to the product-page: http://www.leawo.org/video-converter-ultimate/
Link to my All-in-One Slideshow HERE


ArcSoft Portrait+

ArcSoft provides an array of photo and video editing software for PC and Mac including Portrait+, PhotoStudio and Panorama Maker, which empower both photography enthusiasts and passionate professionals to produce spectacular digital photos, videos and more. For enterprise: Stunning videos. Smooth streaming.
With the Portrait+ you can save your time and cost on portrait retouching. Automatic face detection and advanced skin smoothing tech ensure the work is done quickly and accurately.
Key Advantages: 

1. Automatic detection with unmatched precision All the faces, even all body skin could be detected and retouched, making everyone look perfect in your works. 
2. Batch process to obtain high efficiency Smoothly import, process and export hundreds of photos with single clicks in seconds, without the need to adjust one by one. 
3. Useful tools to enhance retouching, easy clicks to retouch, fine tune and make up portraits, obtaining natural and charming results.
What's new in the last version:
1. Menu operation selections added 
2. Enhance the current photo with presets 
3. A navigator helps with image positioning and zooming 
4. More color options for makeup styles 
5. Keep original file names or batch rename them 
6. Apply multiple presets to all photos when exporting
Editing portraits includes many aspects, such as color effects adjustments, background changes and removing unnecessary objects in the photos. Arcsofts PhotoStudio can help you easily achieve these goals. But tools alone often aren't enough. ArcSoft Portrait+ provides a solution based around intuitive pre-defined styles for portrait photos, and combines them with select general purpose editing tools.
Portrait+ by ArcSoft is a simple, step by step photo retouching program. It works by using face detection software then applies various filter effects to enhance the photograph. 
- Step 1 - Input a number of portraits
Import a plenty of portrait photos into Portrait+
- Step 2 - Preview and apply pre-set styles
You can preview about 30 refined pre-set styles in the right column. Click the titles of pre-set template styles like Cleanse, Brighten Eyes, and Slim Face to preview the effects. And click  to apply it to all portraits. Click again to remove it.
- Step 3 - Create your own styles.
Use fine-tuning options such as Enlarge Eyes and Whiten Teeth to create brand new styles. With lipstick, eye shadow and many other makeup tools to add fashionable makeovers to the portraits. Sliders easily adjust the intensity of effects, and color palettes provide a set of colors proven to look great.
- Step 4 - Save, apply and export
- After editing your portrait photos, save your custom styles to use on other portrait photos in the future. Through the Style Bin you can see each portrait's effect clearly. Click the "Export" button to output the retouched portraits quickly.
The software is available as a download from the ArcSoft website and currently has a 30 day free trial.
Comparison of 3 versions:
Portrait+ 3.0 for Mac - Portrait+ 3.0 for Windows - Portrait+ PS
More information - see: www.arcsoft.com/portraitplus
You can follow to the All-in-One Slideshow-review ( 103 slides ) here:


Portrait Professional Studio 12

Světově proslulý program Portrait Professional Studio ve verzi 12 není prvním, s kterým byste se mohli na mém webovém portálu setkat. Podrobná slideshow byla věnována již verzi 10. Dnes se omezím na dvě věci: především uvádím ( v angličtině ) přehled novinek verze 12. (Pokud vím, česká verze programu dosud není na trhu). 
Co je tedy nového ve verzi 12 - What's new in PortraitPro 12?
- PortraitPro now contains unique technology to enable you to improve the lighting in your portraits, after the event. Instead of just airbrushing away faults, you can now actually show your subject in their best light, to achieve more natural or more dramatic effects.
- Version 12 contains new Clearskin4™ technology which allows you to quickly and easily eliminate skin faults such as wrinkles and spots, and smooth the skin while retaining the original skin texture for more natural and realistic results.
- Well judged face slimming makes subjects happy and increases revenues! New version 12 incorporates significantly improved face refining and slimming tools to take off the weight that the camera is said to put on.
- PortraitPro now automatically detects the gender and age of faces in photographs to enable the right enhancements for female, male, or children’s faces to be automatically applied.
- In order to speed up and simplify your workflow, version 12 contains the world’s most accurate commercially available face and feature finder. It has no limit on the number of faces it can find in a photograph, and detects no less than 147 facial feature points, as well as detecting the skin and hair areas.
- The new software offers significantly improved eye, teeth and mouth enhancement. Teeth whitening is now more natural, and there are new controls to clean and whiten eyes as well as moisten lips and add subtle yet effective makeup to eyes.
- Version 12 of the software incorporates sophisticated new skin color correction controls to enable skin tones to be kept as natural as possible.
- PortraitPro version 12 is four times faster than its predecessor to ensure the fastest and most productive working experience.
- The top end StudioMax edition of the software not only includes the most natural and sophisticated portrait enhancement available, including face re-lighting, but also now includes completely automatic processing of large batches of photographs, so whole jobs of many hundreds of pictures can be processed automatically.
- To ensure the best possible experience, all PortraitPro editions from standard to Studio and Studio Max are now available in 64 bit editions as well as legacy 32 bit editions, for users of older computers.
- PortraitPro has now also been integrated with Facebook, so that you can either post the results of your portrait enhancements to Facebook or post the ‘before’ and ‘after’ images so that the world can see the fruits of your labors. 
Více informací získáte na produkové webové stránce: http://www.portraitprofessional.com/. Můžete se rovněž proklikat všemi zákoutími programu v mé All-in-One Slideshow, kterou najdete na adrese: www.akamonitor.cz/product-reviews2/PortraitProStu12/. Pokud budete v slideshow postrádat více ukázek zpracovávané fotografie, vězte, že požadovanou úpravu program zvládl automaticky hned na počátku. Slideshow ukazuje tedy hlavně detailní přehled nástrojů s komentáři.


Noiseware Professional Standalone - recenze

S programem Noiseware se v tomto weblogu nepotkáváte poprvé. Komplexní charakteristika produktu (s odkazem na slideshow, prezentující možnosti plug-in verze), byla publikována na adrese:
V této nové zprávě se věnuji verzi Standalone. Možnosti jsou téměř totožné. Tato verze může být zajímavá pro toho, kdo z jakéhokoliv důvodu nemůže nebo nechce instalovat NoiseWare jako plug-in do prostředí některého z vybraných foto-editorů ( viz příloha ). Design produktu ve standalone verzi odpovídá době, kdy tento produkt spatřil poprvé světlo světa. Nenechte se mýlit datem, uvedeným v "About" a využijte obsahu mé All-in-One slideshow, která vás provede nejen procesem úprav na konkrétním příkladě, ale dá vám nahlédnout do všech koutů pracovního prostředí Noiseware ve standalone verzi. Tato "návštěva" ( úmyslně zvolen podtitulek prezentace slovy "FOLLOW ME!") vydá za rozsáhlý text, který by vás možná unavoval. Prezentaci verze Standalone najdete na adrese:
Přeji pěknou procházku vlastnostmi a funkcemi tohoto produktu.


CHAMELEON V.8.5 - review

AKVIS Chameleon is an efficient tool for photo collage creation.The program makes the process easy and entertaining. You can fully concentrate on the creative part and forget about complicated selection techniques. It does not require precise selection of objects!
The software works in four modes:
1. Montage Mode. In this mode the program combines images to create a seamless photo montage. It transfers selected objects to a new background and makes the irrelevant parts of the pasted fragment fade away. This mode is good to use for creating photo collages with people (pasting a person into a new background).
2. Chameleon Mode. In this mode the program adjusts the pasted fragment to the target image color range and smoothes the object's borders. It looks similar to the way a chameleon adapts to the environment.
3. Blend Mode. In this mode the program does not only smoothen the borders of the pasted object and adjusts its color range, but it also makes the object semi-transparent, so that the texture and the relief of the primary image can be seen through. Use this mode if you want to "dissolve" the pasted image in the background.
4. Emersion Mode. In this mode the pasted fragment does not overlay the background, but embeds into the background so that only certain parts of the fragment are visible. This mode allows making montages with difficult objects (trees, etc).
With this program you can create customized postcards for your loved ones; make a wedding album using all kinds of photos and backgrounds; correct closed eyes (by implanting open eyes from another photo of the series), change the appearance of a person, etc. You can combine images with entirely different color ranges, to create the effect of drawing on a texture surface (crumpled paper, wood, etc), and all that with only a mouse-click.
AKVIS Chameleon is available in two versions – as a standalone and as a plugin.The pluginversion is compatible with Adobe Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, Corel Paint Shop Pro, etc. The program is delivered in Home, Home Deluxe and in Business License versions. The software is available in versions for Windows and Mac OS X
More information: http://akvis.com/en/chameleon/index.php.
All-in-One Slideshow-review - here: 


iDealShare video converter

iDealShare video converter from iDealShare, belongs to less known, but very interesting and usefull software from the area of video editor and converter. It is fast, easy-to-use and the main fetures are: it helps to convert all kinds of video and audio formats with almost no loss of quality. The converter features video downloading or editing functions.
Main Functions:
- Convert and compress MKV to MP4, 3GP, AVI, WMV, MOV, MPG, RMVB, ASF, VOB, FLV, WebM, OGV, DV etc
- Compress MKV as well as keep the same MKV format by adjusting the MKV bit rate, resolution, frame rate
- Split MKV video into several segments by chapter marker.
- MKV Compressor Windows version helps to shrink and resize MKV files on Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 2000.
- Compress other video formats like compress AVI, WTV, AVCHD, MTS, M2T, M2TS, MXF, MOD, Apple ProRes, R3D, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MP4, MOV, DVR-MS, MVI, TOD etc
- Compress audio formats in FLAC, WAV, Apple Lossless ALAC, AIFF, APE, AU, RA, SHN, WMA, MP3, CAF, FLAC, OGG and more.
- The Volume Booster helps to Increase Sound Volume of Audio or Video Files.
- The professional video converter is compatible with Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 2000.
Advanced Features
- Remove Subtitles from MKV
- Video Joiner for Mac or Windows
- Increase Video Audio Volume
- Remove Audio Track from Video
- How to WaterMark Video Files?
- Compress Video File Size
- CUE Splitter for Mac or Windows
- Change Video Aspect Ratio
- How to Crop Video Files?
- Add Subtitles to Video
- Rotate Video 90 Degrees
- Add Music to Video
More information on the product-website: 
All-in-One Slideshow wiil present examples of the workflow, user interface and functions ( will be published soon ):


New Release: Xara Designer Pro X10

Xara announces a new release of Xara Designer Pro X10, the ultimate all-in-one creative software that provides all the tools for a range of graphic design tasks, that would normally require three or more separate ‘suite’ programs. You can see my review ( from 5. 5. 2014) here: http://e7news.akamonitor.cz/2014/05/xara-web-designer-premium-10-new-version.html
The new release, features Xara’s innovative new publishing technique called Supersites that are an alternative way of publishing print documents and websites. Users can choose to have all web pages presented as a single scrolling list of pages, one below the other (ideal for pages to be viewed in a PDF style format), or arranged horizontally, one beside the other, with swipe actions (on touch devices) to navigate from page to page.  Xara Designer Pro X10 supports Responsive Web Design, a technique to create multiple layout variations of the same website optimized for different devices such as mobiles, tablets and desktop computers. The website responds dynamically to the screen size of the viewer (using CSS media queries), presenting the design most appropriate to their device. Xara SmartShapes are a new and innovative way to draw aesthetically attractive shapes on a document, that require no knowledge of any drawing tools, and furthermore, they remain fully customizable. Bundled with this release is a new Photoshop plug-in called PhotoLooks from Red Giant for users wishing to intensify the mood of their photo via various color and lighting effects or adding a popular film look from soft lighting to Hollywood drama. New shadow and highlight controls provide the user with precise editing control over specific areas of their photo that are in deep shadow or bright light. The automatic panorama stitching has been improved to automatically detect the position of stitched images and it also produces higher quality results. This release also includes a new online content catalog, new templates and widgets, support for the automatic rotation of images from iPhones and other cameras with orientation sensors, a new insert menu, improved web presentations, improved import/export support for .doc and .docx files, RTF files. It operates on Windows XP/Vista/7/8.1 and requires a minimum 500MB of RAM and 300MB of hard disc space. For more information see  - http://xara.com/designer-pro


Picture Collage Maker 4

Pearl Mountain Technology has released Picture Collage Maker Pro 4.1.2, ( PCM), which is more than an ordinary collage generator with more than 100 professional templates. Collages, scrapbooks, posters, invitations, calendars, and greeting cards – the list is inexhaustible and lets imagination run wild. PCM is a simple-to-use photo collage generator that turns ordinary photos and pictures into stunning keepsakes to share with family and friends. With just a few clicks, you can create collages, scrapbooks, posters, invitations, calendars, and greeting cards. 
PCM comes with a library of professionally-drawn templates that offer you a wide variety of photo layouts and backgrounds for your collage. In addition to traditional frames, the PCM has masks that you can apply to each individual picture, allowing you to change the shape of each image. It's easy to add text, in any color or size, anywhere on your collage. You can personalize your creation by adding clip-art, text, calendar, background. It allows you to resize, rotate and position all the elements to make collage crafting intuand fun. Photo craft may be performed in three simple steps. A library of professionally drawn templates and enhanced alignment tools make it possible to meet this scheme: select a photo layout, pick the images, drag and drop them into the project and choose between saving in different formats, printing it out instantly or sharing it by email. Moreover, the project can be resized and set as special wallpaper. Even the beginner user can take advantage of this variety of Picture Collage Maker Pro functions. The process of editing these artistic looking collages is quick and the work can be made easily and even automatically in case the user tries helpful template and grid collage wizards. PCM is compatible with Windows XP, 2000, Vista, 7.  Pearl Mountain Software, Inc. was founded in 2006 and is now a renowned software company specializing in the development of multipurpose software for digital scrapbooking, photo collage creation, and calendar and greeting cards making.
Product Website: http://www.picturecollagesoftware.com/ 
Examples of templates: http://www.picturecollagesoftware.com/samples.html
All-in-One Slideshow:


Artensoft Photo Collage Maker - review

Artensoft Photo Collage Maker brings new life into digital photo collection by turning pictures into stunning collages. With Artensoft Photo Collage Maker, you can turn the image into a perfect photo collage. All you need to create an impressive photo collage is a master image, a preferably large library of cell images, Artensoft Photo Collage Maker and a few mouse clicks. Artensoft Photo Collage Maker uses sophisticated algorithms to mix and match existing cell images in order to create a piece of art. Artensoft Photo Collage Maker uses advanced mix-and-match to assemble a perfect photo collage out of a number of different images. 
Five Steps to Turn a Picture into a Piece of Art
Turning an ordinary snapshot into a piece of art can be done in five easy steps. Use Artensoft Photo Collage Maker to do the following:
 1. Choose Master Image (this is the base image that’ll be seen from afar)
 2. Pick your Tiles by selecting one or more folders with pictures (the more the better)
 3. Click to make the photo collage. You can go full auto or become creative with the many available configuration settings.
 4. Review and adjust your photo collage to ultimate perfection. You can replace tiles as needed.
 5. Choose resolution and save your new photo collage as a JPEG, BMP, TIFF, or PNG file.
Tweaking of photo collage maker Artensoft Photo Collage Maker comes with lots and lots of things you can tweak, change or adjust to unleash your creativity. The many advanced settings and manual adjustments allow building photo collages to satisfy the most demanding taste. Artensoft Photo Collage Maker works completely stand-alone, and does not require any other software or third-party tools. A reasonably modern Windows PC is all that you need to turn your pictures into stunning photo collages.
More information on the product-website:
and in my All-in-One Slideshow-review ( build from the official documentation of the program ):


KRITA - review

Krita - krita.org - is a bitmap imaging suite included as an integrated part of KOffice. Krita is a KDE program for sketching and painting, offering an end-to-end solution for creating digital painting files from scratch by masters, is available for Linux and Windows.
KOffice is an integrated office suite based on the KDE libraries. KOffice currently includes All KOffice components work together, and users can embed every KOffice component into any other KOffice component by using the KParts object model.
Krita can be used for a range of image creation ranging from natural media painting, sketching and photo editing. It supports many image formats, colour modes and profiles.
- Natural media paint tools
- Non destructive filter layers
- Filter brushes
- Ability to combine both bitmap and vector art
- Highly configurable interface
- CMYK, LAB and other colour modes
- A highly flexible brush engine
- Tight integration with the rest of the Koffice suite.
Short in more detail:
- Krita has a user-friendly interface. In Settings you can choose the color theme, which toolbars and dockers you want to use and edit the keyboard shortcuts. You can save a given set of dockers as a workspace and switch between them.
- File Formats Supported:
Saves to: .kra, OpenRaster document, PSD image, PPM, PGM, PBM, PNG, JPEG-2000, JPEG, BMP Windows, XBM, TIFF, EXR, PDF.
Import: .kra, EXR, OpenRaster document, PSD image, Gimp image, PPM, PGM, PBM, PNG, JPEG-2000, PDF, ODG draw, BMP Windows, XPM, GIF, XBM, Krita Flipbook, Adobe DNG negative and Camera RAW.
- Krita has pixel, smudge, duplicate, filter, hairy, hatching, texture, chalk, color smudge, curve, deform, dyna, experiment (Alchemy), grid, particle, sketch and spray brushes.
- Brush settings can be saved as presets and shared.
- Krita has raster graphics and vector tools.
- Dockers or palettes are basic gui building blocks. Krita has the following dockers availables: preset selector, layer management, channel management, various color selectors, tool options, shape selector, composition docker, undo history, pattern selector, task sets, scripts and various dockers for working with vector objects.
- Krita has the following filters: levels, color adjustment curves, brightness/contrast curve, desaturate, invert, auto contrast, HSV adjustment, pixelize, raindrops, oil paint, gaussian blur, motion blur, blur, lens blur, color to alpha, color transfer, minimize channel, maximize channel, top/left/bottom/right edge detection, sobel,  sharpen, mean removal, unsharp mask, gaussian noise removal, wavelet noise reducer, emboss horizontal only/in all directions/(laplacian)/vertical only/with variable depth/horizontal and vertical, small tiles, round corners, phong bumpmap, rotative blur, zigzag, mosaic, ray, wave expansion, seamlesser, planes, central absorption, mirror impose, random noise, anti bullify, tunel2, caleidoscope, slices, sphere, stereographic projection, contraction, sectorize, sea, lens correction, roundify, hipno, tunnel, bullify, random pick, droste, ripples.
- Krita has raster layers, vector layers, filter layers, programmatically generated layers, group layers and file-backed layers. Layers can have transparency, filter and local selection masks. 
- Generators create pixels and can be used in generator layers. 
- Krita supports the following color models for creating and editing images:
RGBA, Gray, CMYKA, Law, YCbCr, XYZ in 8 bits integer, 16 bits integer, 16 bits floating point, 32 bits floating point.


What’s New in Exposure 6

Odkaz na All-in-One Slideshow-review programu Exposure 6, najdete na adrese uvedené pod testem!
Exposure 6 delivers all the powerful functionality of creative focus and lens simulation program, Bokeh. So you can now draw attention to your subject by manipulating focus, vignette and depth of field. Exposure 6 automatically displays full-sized instant previews as you mouse over to help you quickly experiment and define your look. The propcessing engine is rewritten to make it lightning fast. No need to squint at tiny preview windows or click and wait for the image to render. Exposure 6 features an updated user interface with a cleaner layout for improved aesthetics and quicker navigation. The standard background has darker gray color to facilitate editing of both color and B&W images. The preset browser now offers a list view as well as optional thumbnails for a more visual experience. Exposure 6 supports a brand new basic control panel containing sliders to tweak your image’s exposure, contrast, highlights, shadows, clarity, vibrance and saturation for faster editing and less reliance on other programs. This will give finer creative control over images. Exposure 6 includes many new lighting effects such as realistic sun flare, and authentic vintage borders. You can now import your own custom borders and textures and share them across multiple computers too. Exposure 6 now supports Apple retina displays for unsurpassable image quality. 

More on the product web-sitewww.alienskin.com/exposure/
104 slides in the All-in-One Slideshow-review - click HERE.
( http://www.akamonitor.cz/product-reviews2/exposure6/ )

Movavi Photo Editor

Movavi Photo Editor helps you remove any unwanted element from your photos in one click! Say goodbye to shadows, power lines, and random people in your pictures – don’t let them spoil your perfect shot ever again. You can use use picture editor app instead of complex professional-grade photo editing software to get perfect images without any hint of manipulation.
Supported formats
BMP, JPEG, JPEG 2000, JPEG-LS, JPEG-LS (write only), LJPEG (write only), PNG, GIF (not animated), TIFF, DPX, EXR (read only), PAM, PBM, PCX, PGM, PGMYUV, PPM, PTX, SGI, Sun Rasterfile, Truevision Targa, WebP, XBM, XFace, XWD.
More on the product-web-site
All-in-One Slideshow-review: HERE 


Papírové pohlednice do celého světa se ZPS pro Android

Softwarová divize společnosti ZONER software přichází se svým prvním fyzickým produktem, který zdokonaluje Zoner Photo Studio pro Android. To si zachovává všechny své dosavadní funkce a navíc s ním můžete nechat udělat a poslat do celého světa papírové pohlednice z vlastních fotografií. Cestovatelům při posílání pohlednic z dovolené tak odpadne starost s omezenou nabídkou pohledů v obchodech, sháněním známek a poštovní schránky. Jediné, co potřebujete, je přístup k internetu, zařízení s operačním systémem Android 4.0 a vyšším a nainstalovanou aplikací Zoner Photo Studio. Ta je ke stažení zdarma z Google Play a poskytuje širokou škálu funkcí pro úpravu fotografií. Více se dozvíte na TÉTO adrese.


Batch Picture Resizer - review

Softorbits offers a large postfolio of photo-editing and photo conversion tolls. An important place in this collection belong to the Batch Picture Resizer. Here is the url of the product-page:
Automating routine tasks of image processing, Batch Picture Resizer allows performing conversion between multiple image formats, embedding logos or watermarks in multiple images, as well as resizing pictures in highest quality possible. In addition, Batch Picture Resizer supports a number of lossless operations such as flipping, mirroring and rotating images without losing visual quality. Batch Picture Resizer offers a simple, friendly user interface and delivers  fast operation. Batch Picture Resizer supports all major image formats including JPEG, BMP, RAW, TIFF, GIF, PNG, PCX, TGA, and a wealth of others. Employing high-quality interpolation algorithms, it can reduce or enlarge images with high quality. You can adjust levels and colors or convert pictures to grayscale. You can add text or image watermarks to copyright and protect your pictures. Batch Picture Resizer deals with this by offering a number of lossless editing tools, allowing you to flip, mirror or rotate JPEG’s in fully lossless mode
For upsizing images, Batch Picture Resizer offers a number of different interpolation algorithms which will offer the perfect result for various types of images. Scenes such as nature, with irregular structures, or architecture, with many straight lines, will require different upscaling algorithms. Batch Picture Resizer can retrieve vertical orientation information from EXIF and use this information to automatically rotate pictures.
Summary of Batch Picture Resizers key features
- Process multiple images in just a few clicks
- Resize pictures in batch mode
- Add text, logotypes and image watermarks
- Convert images between multiple formats
- GUI and command line are available
- Automatically rotate JPEG images based on EXIF information
- Lossless image rotation, flipping and mirroring for JPEG files
- Preserves EXIF tags
- Changes canvas size
- Supports RAW images (CRW, CR2, NEF, PEF, RAF, RAW, DNG, MNG, etc.)
- Batch image renaming
- Prompt-free overwrite or saving into new files
- Automatic level adjustment and color optimization
- Greyscale conversion
- Supports Windows 7 and 8, Explorer menu itegration
- Compression rate and DPI change for output files
I am preparing my own All-in-One slideshow-review. The slidesshow will be linked from his weblog HERE


FotoFlexer on-line editor

Na webu je celá řada on-line foto-editorů. Zcela náhodou jsem narazil na jeden, který je méně známý a při tom zajímavý bohatostí funkcí. Nabízí jak klasické funkce pro úpravy fotografií, tak některé art-funkce, které se opírají o zásobárnu efektů. Může si tak přijít na chuť jak amatérský fotograf, který hledá operativně dostupný kvalitní nástroj, tak fandové, hledající cesty jak obohatit fotky pro pobavení. Najdete ho na adrese: http://fotoflexer.com. Ocení mimo jiné rychlost reakce na povely a podpora komunikace se sociálními sítěmi.


Puzzle z fotografie pro dobrou pohodu

Napadlo mne zadat do vyhledávače "puzzle maker". Nabídek byla celá řada. Vybral jsem si on-line službu a jelikož se mi zalíbila, chci se o ní s vámi podělit. Nejdříve k výsledku. Zadejte si do svého prohlížeče adresu: http://www.akamonitor.cz/product-reviews2/puzzle.htm
Nabídne se vám stránka s výsledkem práce generátoru. Vyzkoušejte si můj příklad a když se vám zachce vygenerovat si vlastní puzzle, využijte odkaz na stránce, kde řešíte úlohu. Odkaz vás zavede na stránku, kam stačí uploadovat/vložit nějakou fotografii nebo obrázek, vybrat jak velké mají být díly puzzle a pak již jen chvíli počkat a nové puzzle je hotové. Na stránce můžete úlohu řešit a také můžete zkopírovat nabídnutou adresu url na webu, kde je váš příklad uložen. Pošlete odkaz v e-mailu přátelům k pobavení, nebo k poučení. Nebo si můžete nabídnutý kod vložit někam do své stránky, blogu a pod. Příjemnou zábavu! 


Backgroung Burner - on-line service - review

The Background Burner quickly removes the background from any image or photo. The patent-pending technology does all the work automatically. You can upload an image by dropping it on the page, or by clicking "choose file." The technology will isolate the object you were intending to capture and melt away the cruft. Because it's hard for a computer to guess right every time, developers include a simple set of tools to perfect your result. For best results, choose a contrasting background. When the on-line editor ends the automatic work, you can see more burned options to choose from. If you don't see a perfect thumbnail, click "Touch up"on the thumbnail image that's closest to your desired results. The Background Burner will make several different "guesses." Pick the one that's the closest to what you want. You can always pick a different guess later, if you don't like the results. Don't be precise, just put marks in the general area and let the Burner figure out the details. You can download the Background Burned image as a JPG to get a white image background, for a transparent (alpha channel) background, download as PNG. Every time we use the tool, it learns from your results. The more we burn, the better and faster results you get.
Possible use cases: Make cards, brochures, or other graphic design, design a picture for your Twitter or Facebook profile (add new background as you see fit!). Use the url: https://www.bonanza.com/background_burner


AKVIS MakeUp - review

AKVIS MakeUp improves portraits and adds glamour to photos, giving them a professional look. The software lets you retouching small defects on a skin, making it radiant, beautiful, pure and even, as you can see on artistic images. It is amazing how much a good complexion adds to rejuvenating and freshening up a look! Stylish, glamorous photographs have become the hallmark of the fashion industry. But not everyone knows that before a photo hits the pages of a magazine, it is subjected to thorough processing.
These tricks of professional photographers are now available to everyone!
Just open a portrait with AKVIS MakeUp and click on the Run button. The software will retouch and freshen up the skin without changing other aspects of the photo. There are two modes – Express and Advanced. In Express mode you can do the correction with a single click using the default settings, while in Advanced mode you can choose the tone of the skin more precisely using the eyedropper tool and play with more parameters to find the golden mean between glamour and authenticity. In Advanced mode you can achieve special effects, for example - High Key Lighting, which blows out harsh shadows and thus removes small imperfections and the shadows under the eyes. The features of a face become well-defined and the portrait appears in the best light. The software is ideal for processing marriage photographs or graduation party photos. On such special occasions people try to achieve a perfect result – flawless portraits of the main participants.
Thanks to Batch Processing feature, you won't need to process every single picture, but just apply the chosen settings to the whole folder with the event shooting. 
AKVIS MakeUp can be useful to the fans of social networks and blogs to improve their profile pictures and add a touch of glamour to the albums. 
More information on the product-website: http://akvis.com/en/makeup/index.php or in my All-in-One Slideshow-review


SmartShow 3D - recenze

Program SmartShow 3D patří k špičkovým programům pro tvorbu moderních dynamických prezentací. Tvůrce programu vychází plně vstříc využití moderních komunikačních nástrojů. Nabízí stejné služby nejen pro PC a NB, ale i pro široké spektrum smart-telefonů a tabletů. Nabídka přechodů a animací je velmi bohatá a jen ztěží bude překonána. Program nabízí všechno, co potřebuje tvůrce moderní slideshow. 
Místo dlouhého textu, nabízím, jako dodatek tohoto textu, podrobnou slideshow, připravenou pomocí nástroje, který jsem až dosud běžně používal. Po plném zvládnutí všech možností programu SmastShow 3D, převedu svoji slideshow do nového hávu.
Moji All-in.One Slideshow-review najdete na adrese:

Více informací a ukázek využití programu najdete na produktové stránce:
Poznámka: přehrávání prezentace je náročné. Pokud se vám bude video trhat, stáhněte si soubor na disk a spusťte ho z disku. Děkuji. 


Exposure 5 - All-in-One Slideshow

Před několika dny byla v tomto weblogu publikována textová část recenze programu firmy AlienSkin. Doplňkem této části recenze je Slidshow, která přibližuje uživatelské prostředí, systém menu, základní funkce a workflow. All-in-One Slideshow produktu Exposure 5 najdete na adrese:


EXPOSURE5 – review

This is not the first time I am reviewing the Exposure from AlienSkin. You can still see the All-in-One Slideshow-review of the Exposure 3 here: http://www.akamonitor.cz/product-reviews/exposure3 .
In my new review, you will find short list of newest enhancements ( for reader who know the old review ) and a short list of main features of  the Exposure ( for reader who need an overview.)   This will be just a taste of many more Exposure features.
What is new in the last (5) version:
- The redesigned user interface in Exposure 5 reduces distraction and provides new ways to quickly find your  style.
- much wider range of textures and new controls to subtly combine them.
- the preset browser now uses thumbnails for a more visual experience.
- You can quickly filter by categories like Black & White or Color.
- You will find specific looks with fast searching by name or description.
- In Exposure 5 you can tag your favorites so you can get back to them later.
- Your most recently applied effects are automatically remembered.
- The darker theme helps you focus on  your image and matches other tools in a professional workflow.
- The new Lightroom-style collapsible panels allow  you to see only the controls you care about. Tools that get out of the way provide more space for your photo.
- Exposure 5 has even more texture overlays that add creative details for vintage or Lo-Fi looks.
- You can now separately control light leaks, borders, and dust & scratches.
- Focus on What’s Important Exposure’s updated user interface lets you work with fewer distractions.
- Exposure 5 fits into any workflow. It integrates seamlessly with Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, Lightroom, and now Aperture.
- Exposure now works as a standalone application too. This helps you quickly batch process multiple images and supports workflows that don’t use plug-ins.
- Exposure covers a huge range of looks from throughout the history of analog photography.
- Exposure covers both black & white and color in one unified product, so there is no need to switch tools as you explore ideas.
The full text of the review was Publisher here: 



Filter Forge 4.0 - All-in-One Slideshow-review

Tato slideshow je doplňkem nedávno publikované textové recenze Filter Forge 4.0. Najdete ji na stránce .tohoto weblogu. Slideshow prezentuje uživatelské prostředí FF40, ukázky aplikace filtrů z knihovny filtrů dodávaných s produktem, prostředí editoru filtrů a způsob jak vybírat filtry z on-line knihovny obsahující více než 10.000 filtrů. Komplexní informace, týkající se tohoto unikátního moderního produktu, najdete na www.filterforge.com. Moji All-in-.One Slideshow review najdete na adrese:


Vyvarujte se chyb při fotografování lidí

"Člověk sám je jedním z nejčastějších námětů k fotografování. Může se pohybovat v krajině, pózovat v ateliéru nebo být třeba součástí pouliční fotografie. Člověk ve fotografii může dodat snímkům život anebo měřítko. Víte ale, čeho byste se při fotografování lidí neměli dopouštět?" Těmito slovy uvádí Tomáš Slavíček svůj článek na dané téma. Plné znění článku najdete na portálu zoner.com, konkrétně na adrese: http://tinyurl.com/nmwhrbe . (Nebojte se kliknout na trochu podivnou adresu, vytvořil jsem ji sám s pomocí služby Tinyurl.) 

Hlavní fotografická sezóna je před námi.

Jaro nám, jako každým rokem, přineslo mnoho příležitostí k pořízení krásných fotografií, vyjadřujících náš obdiv tomu, s jakou pravidelností a s jakou bohatostí projevů, se vždy znovu a znovu příroda probouzí.
Čas však plyne neúprosně dál a pomalu ale jistě se přiblížila hlavní sezóna. První vysvědčení našeho prvňáčka, maturita, přijímačky na další studium, první opalování a nesmělé testování teploty vody, to všechno čeká už dnes na naše fotografické záznamy. A jako každý rok, nesmíme zapomenout na kvalitní přípravu na hlavní fotografickou sezónu - na dovolenou. Soudobé fotoaparáty a videokamery nevyžadují zvláštní přípravy, i  když nějaký ten chytrý objektiv navíc určitě přijde vhod. Filmy shánět nemusíme, paměťových karet máme doma jistě dost, takže zbývá už jen nezapomenout na fázi zpracování fotografií. K tomu neodmyslitelně patří instalace dobrého foto nebo video-editoru. Určitě stojí zato podívat se, zda máme poslední verzi u nás nejoblíbenějšího programu pro úpravu a archivaci fotografii - Zoner Photo Studio - od stejnojmenné firmy Zoner ( www.zoner.cz ). Tiskárnu, ať již inkoustovou, nebo laserovou, jsme nejspíš inovovali již o vánocích. Zbývá tedy důležitá věc, na kterou je třeba rovněž myslet včas a tou je prověření její provozuschopnosti, což znamená především dostatečnou zásobu kvalitního inkoustu nebo toneru - má-li barevná digitální fotografie vydržet co nejdéle bez ztráty barevnosti. Kvalitní alternativou k nákupu nového zásobníku, je profesionální plnění existujících kazet do tiskáren. Bohužel ne každá renovace musí uspokojit naše očekávání. Proto je vhodné vyhledat firmu s delší tradicí v oboru a s dobrými referencemi. Pokud již nemáte tu svoji firmu , s kterou jste spokojeni, nebo jste s ní naopak nespokojeni, dobrou volbou pro vás určitě může být plzeňská forma FILLPoint, ( http://fillpoint.cz ) které tuto operaci svěřuji řadu let k své plné spokojenosti. Takže zbývá popřát všem  nadšencům fotografování, hodně potěšení se svým nádobíčkem pro pořízení i pro zpracování těch nejhezčích snímků v hlavní fotografické sezóně.  Arnošt Katolický.


Wondershare DVD Slideshow Builder Deluxe - review

Hledáte-li bohatě vybavený nástroj pro kombinaci fotografií, audia a videa do jedné slideshow a nemáte čas studovat složité pracovní postupy, nebudete zklamáni, pokud zvolíte Wondershare DVD Slideshow Builder. Program je nabízen ve dvou verzích: Standard a Deluxe. Verze Deluxe má dva režimy: Standard a Advanced, při čemž Advanced režim v Deluxe je totožný  s verzí Standard. Kvalitní slideshow vytvoříte snadno ve třech krocích, které odpovídají třem záložkám v hlavním menu programu: Organize, Personalize a Create. V prvním kroku načtete do programu všechny potřebné vstupy ( u verze Standard bez videa ) a vygenerujete první podobu slideshow. V druhém kroku využijete velké bohatství ( 480 ) stylů a více než 130
různých přechodů, doplněných o volbu z přednastavených efektů. V třetím kroku se věnujete přípravě a provedení výstupů. Program nabízí klasické i moderní výstupy. Patří sem možnost přímého vypálení slideshow, uložení slideshow ve formátu iso, výstupy ve formátech kompatibilních s mobilnímu zařízeními, sdílení slideshow prostřednictvím Youtube, Facebooku, Vimea, Myspace a další. Uživatelské prostředí je logické a přehledné, využití funkcí nevyžaduje žádné speciální vzdělání. Pro podrobnější informace využijte obsah stránek tvůrce a dodavatele programu www.wondershare.com,nebo moji All-in-One Slideshow-review, představující podrobně struktur menu a využití funkcí během workflow. Najdete ji na adrese:
www.akamonitor.cz/product-reviews/WDSBD/.  Program má příjemný, moderní design. Pracuje se s ním velmi pěkně, mimo jiné i díky kvalitní dokumentaci. Pro tvůrce kvalitních slideshow, představuje program velmi dobrou investici.  


SlimPublisher 4 - recenze

Tento program společnosti "BinaryNow" www.binarynow.com,  Vyvíjel  se postupně a ve verzi 4 dozrál v dospělosti. Je znám hlavně jako nástroj pro tvorbu vizitek. Takových programů je na trhu již celá řada. Jenže SlimPublisher je mnohem více. Slouží rovněž k tvorbě pohlednic, letáků dalších jednoduchým dokumentů, které zejména v kancelářské práci nacházejí plné uplatnění. Umožňuje pracovat nejen s textem a obrázky, ale i s mapou, různými tvary a zejména s moderními formáty záznamu informací, jako je QR-kod, UPC/EAN a code 39. Respektuje existenci moderních komunikačních nástrojů, kterým má uzpůsobený export výstupů zpracování, včetně formátování tiskových výstupů. Prostředí programu je přehledné, jednoduché a logicky uspořádané. Základní horizontální menu je prosté: Nový projekt, Otevřít projekt, uložit projekt, uložit jako obrázek a tisk. Vertikální menu má 6 položek: vložení obrázku, vložení textu, vložení tvaru, mapy a poslední je "Page manager". Po otevření programu se zobrazí nabídka o třech volbách: tvorba prázdného projektu, výběr šablony z knihovny šablon a otevření existujícího souboru projektu. Při volbě nového projektu je třeba si vybrat typ vytvářeného dokumentu: vizitka, leták, záhlaví papíru/dokumentu, pohlednice a label. Dále standard a rozměr výstupu. Hlavní síla programu je v nabídce šablon pro všechny typy dokumentů. Struktura knihovny šablon má 5 částí/obory: general,education, food, real estate a label. V rámci jednotlivých částí jsou prezentovány skupiny šablon pro jeden, více nebo všechny typy dokumentů. Jednotlivé skupiny šablon jsou označeny: standard dokumentu ( international, US, atd ), typy dokumentů ve skupině a označení oboru. Všechny nabízené šablony jsou editovatelné. Projekty jsou ukládány ve spec. formátu "spp". Při výběru uložení jako obrázku následuje volba kvality výstupu ( 960, 1800 a 3500dpi), výběr jednoho z osmi formátů. Jednoduše, ale účelně je uspořádán dialog tiskového výstupu, který nabízí vše co je třeba. Více informací získáte na stránce produktu: http://www.binarynow.com/products/slimpublisher/
a v All-in-One Slideshow, kterou připravuji. Odkaz na ní doplním později přímo do této zprávy. Jde o pozoruhodný produkt, který stojí  za to si vyzkoušet. Program je nabízen ke stažení na adrese: http://www.binarynow.com/images/sp/downloadnow-small.gif.