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The Ol' Soft(ware) Sell
Edit your images, manage your studio, and market your work with the latest software innovations



Bits & Coffee
www.batchphoto.com
Category: Image Editing, Image Management
BatchPhoto is a powerful photo manipulation program that makes it easy to touch up, annotate, transform, apply effects, and rename hundreds of photos in a single operation. Instead of enhancing and adjusting pictures individually, BatchPhoto lets you select a group of pictures, define a series of edits, and apply them in a single operation.

"My business involves taking hundreds of photographs every week, and most of them have to be reduced in size or otherwise manipulated and corrected. BatchPhoto has literally reduced my workload by more than 50%, which now allows me to take even more photographs. I'd been using other software that was far more tedious and complicated."-Bill Morrison

Bibble Labs
www.bibblelabs.com
Category: Image Editing, Workflow
Bibble Pro is the fastest raw workflow application available, designed to give you the highest-quality image with the widest array of raw-optimized image tools. With raw support for more than 100 cameras, and tethered shooting support for Nikon, Canon, Fujifilm, and Kodak cameras (on select computers), Bibble Pro is ideal for high-volume studios and fine-art photographers. It is raw power, raw speed, and raw quality.

Camera Bits
www.camerabits.com
Category: Image Management, Workflow
Photo Mechanic is a fast image browser for Mac and Windows. It's the browser of choice for many professional photographers, due to its ability to rate, tag, and caption thousands of photos within a limited time frame. Batch-processing eliminates redundant operations for renaming, captioning, adding keywords, resizing, cropping, printing, FTP-ing, and copying to new folders. Photo Mechanic's multiprocessor support combined with a logical workflow makes short work of even the largest job.

Canto
www.canto.com
Category: Image Management, Workflow, Other (Image Archiving)
Cumulus is a trusted digital asset management platform, known for its rich feature set, extensive format support, and broad customization, as well as for its integration options. Cumulus digital asset management software enables work groups to easily find, share, and publish the files they need, no matter where they are stored.

Corel
www.corel.com
Category: Image Editing
Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo X2 is filled with everything from easy automatic photo-fixing tools to precision editing controls. New features include Express Lab, Layers Styles, HDR Photo Merge, Visible Watermarks, increased Makeover Tools (including Thinify), and more. Paint Shop Pro Photo X2 even includes a built-in Learning Center to help you get started.

"It might seem like a small thing, but what I really love about Paint Shop Pro Photo X2 is the new professional graphite interface. A small change like that really is amazing. My photos stand out, and it helps me see color casts more accurately, which is extremely important to me. X2 is refreshing and continues to be my photo-editing powerhouse. I also like that it runs perfectly on my new Intel-based Mac Quad Pro running Windows."-Jim Fuglestad
Category: Image Editing
Corel Painter X blurs the line between traditional and digital art like never before. The Corel Painter team explored the relationship between the artist's hand and the canvas to introduce unparalleled performance and responsiveness to Painter X. When combined with the application's new composition tools and the revolutionary RealBristle Painting System, Corel Painter X retains its title as the standard in digital painting software.

Digilabs
www.digi-labs.net
Category: Image Editing, Other
Digilabs software enables users to easily create professionally designed, richly customized photo books. The software allows users to freely place images and text, collages of images, frames, backgrounds (including double spreads), and a fully customized cover. The software also includes image enhancement and sharing capabilities (sharing books online with customers or colleagues). It can be used for local printing, or books can be printed by Digilabs.

"After testing several solutions, we found Digilabs' software to be easy to use, as well as able to deliver robust customization and speed that we believe is unmatched in the industry. Digilabs' solution is compelling for pros. It has powerful authoring tools for the most sophisticated users, as well as wizard-driven tools for novices."-Paul C. Kimball


   







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