AKVIS Points - Review

With the AKVIS Points software you can easily create gorgeous works of art using the pointillism technique. You can make paintings in the style of Georges Seurat and Paul Signac! Discover the world of bright colors!
Pointillism is a painting technique characterized by applying of separate brush strokes in the form of dots or spots. This style is an offshoot of Impressionism. A complex hue is decomposed into individual colors, which are displayed on the canvas as dotted strokes, small dabs of paint of pure color. The optical mixing of these dots gives us the visual perception of an entire painting.
Some Features
- The software includes ready-to-use AKVIS presets which help you start working. It's possible to create your own presets by saving your favorite photo-to-painting settings.
- The program offers the choice between a flat paper and a rough surface that makes the impression even more vivid. It's also possible to add a signature, an inscription, or a copyright watermark to the picture.
- The software supports the Batch Processing feature which helps you to automatically convert a series of images with the same effect settings. It is useful when you need to create a number of paintings at the same style for a book or a blog or to convert a video into a cartoon with the pointillism technique.
The functionality of the software depends on the license type. Some features are only available for Home Deluxe and Business licenses. Special Deluxe/Business features:
- While filtering the image, the program makes snapshots of intermediate steps. Thanks to the indispensable and spectacular Timeline feature it's possible to create variations of paintings without adjusting the settings.
- The program gives at your disposal the special Post-Processing Tools which lets you add final touches to your masterpiece, and strengthen/reduce the pointillism effect on certain areas.
During the trial period you can try all options and choose the license you like.
AKVIS Points is available as a standalone program and as a plugin to a photo editor, for Windows and Mac. The plug-in is compatible with Adobe Photoshop, Corel PaintShop Pro, Painter, etc. The software is available in versions for Windows and Mac OS X. One license key lets you register the product on two computers, it does not matter what system you use. You can even use the program on both platforms with the same key.
Operating system: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 (32/64 bit); Mac OS X 10.6-10.10 (32/64 bit). Interface & Help languages: English, German, Russian, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Japanese.
AKVIS Points lets you transform your photos into paintings using one of the most exciting artistic techniques - pointillism. With the software you can easily create gorgeous works of art in a pointillist manner.
More information: www.akvis.com.
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Tiffen Dfx Digital Filter Suite - Standalone version

The Tiffen Dfx digital filter suite is the set of digital optical filters for professional photographers, top motion picture filmmakers, video editors, and visual effects artists around the world. Tiffen Dfx Digital Filter Suite simulates 2,000+ Tiffen glass filters, specialized lenses, optical lab processes, film grain, exacting color correction, plus natural light and photographic effects. 
Tiffen Dfx Standalone Feature Highlights
- 134 individual filters
- Thousands of customizable presets
- Simulation of Tiffen glass camera filters, specialized lenses, optical lab processes, film grain, exacting color correction as well as natural light and photographic effects
- Presets for 288 different color and black and white still photographic film stocks, motion picture film stocks and historical photographic processes
- Rosco and GamColor Gel libraries
- Rosco and Gam Gobo libraries for lighting effects
- Paint system that includes Black/White, Blur, Clone, Color, Eraser, Mosaic, Red-Eye, Repair and Scatter brushes
- Image effects including non-destructive Crop, Rotate and Scale
- Layering system for multiple filter application
- Sophisticated but easy to use masking tools
- Variation generator for effect parameters
- Batch processing
- Color management using ICC profiles
- 8, 16, 32 bit image processing
- Exchangeable Image File Format (Exif)
- Camera RAW, TIFF, JPEG as well as Kodak Cineon and DPX file formats
- Multi-processor acceleration
- GPU Acceleration
Whether you are an amateur or professional photographer, a video or film editor, or graphic designer, Dfx’s visual workflow and easy to use tools help to create stunning images.
More information here: http://tiffen.com/tiffen-dfx/

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Juicebox - review

Juicebox - http://www.juicebox.net/ - is the easy way to create responsive photo galleries for your site. With both free and paid versions, Juicebox is a flexible, easy-to-use gallery manager, which uses HTML5 and JavaScript to embed photos in your site.
The free version is limited to 50 photos per gallery, which is honestly more than enough. These days, the possibility of someone scrolling through over 50 images on any website is highly unlikely.
The Pro version of Juicebox also gives you a wide range of additional features, including the ability to add audio and watermarks to your galleries, remove the Juicebox branding and add autoplay support. You can also access  additional theming options, host unlimited images in galleries, and more.
There are several ways you can create image galleries using Juicebox, whether it’s with the Adobe Air desktop app, requiring a little bit of extra effort on your part when it comes to editing the .xml file, using a Photoshop template, a Lightroom plugin, or easiest and most convenient of all, a WordPress plugin.
Juicebox-Lite Core Features
- Juicebox is designed and tested to run everywhere; displays on Windows, Mac, Linux, iPhone, iPad and Android.
- Juicebox has a resizable interface, which adapts to the browser size. Gallery UI adapts to fit any size screen.
- Use the included JuiceboxBuilder desktop app for quick and easy gallery building. Runs on Windows and Mac.
- Build galleries with WordPress, Lightroom, PhotoShop, NextGen and more, using our free plugins.
- Juicebox has intuitive image navigation via mouse, touch and keyboard.
- Juicebox is lightweight and fast to load, giving your users a great viewing experience. Smart image pre-loading means images display faster.
- With Juicebox, images may be loaded locally or directly from Flickr.
- Easily add Juicebox galleries to your website; just copy and paste the generated embed code and upload the files to your website.
- Juicebox automatically creates the required thumbnail versions of your images.
- Juicebox is built with jQuery and is compatible with all versions of jQuery and other JavaScript frameworks.
Juicebox-Pro Exclusive Features
- Use Juicebox-Pro free of any branding or download link for seamless integration into your site.
- Take advantage of over 100 exclusive Pro configuration options.
- Automatically add search engine indexible content and Open Graph tags so gallery text and images display in search results.
- One-click social sharing of galleries and images via Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, Pinterest and Tumblr.
- Sell your images directly in the gallery with a built in shopping cart.
- JuiceboxBuilder-Pro will automatically create multiple sizes of your images and select the best size to serve based on the user's screen size.
- Display an unlimited number of images and galleries (500 image maximum for Flickr galleries).
- Juicebox uses vector icons to provide pin-point sharpness at any screen density, including Retina displays.
- JuiceboxBuilder-Pro can composite watermarks directly into the image. Choose watermark location.
- Add audio playback to your gallery. Configure audio looping and auto-start.
- Link directly to a specific image and use the browser back button to navigate images.
- Use AutoPlay to view your gallery hands-free. Autoplay waits until images are fully loaded.
- You're not limited to a linear display with Juicebox-Pro's randomized image display.
- Fine-tune gallery look and feel by editing the theme CSS files. Support for customized button icons.
- The Juicebox-Pro API allows you to control and interact with Juicebox via a simple JavaScript 
Juicebox provides extensive guides on how to embed galleries in an HTML page, a Drupal or Joomla site, or using Dreamweaver and iWeb, among other options making it a truly flexible and universal tool now matter how you choose to run your site.
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