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New Software Titles & Versions for All Your Needs

Nik Software, Inc. (

Nik Software, Inc., unveiled The Complete Collection, which includes all of Nik Software's latest award-winning plug-in software titles for Adobe Photoshop and Apple Aperture, including: Dfine 2.0, Viveza, Color Efex Pro 3.0, Silver Efex Pro, and Sharpener Pro 3.0. All products now feature Nik Software's patented U Point technology, allowing photographers to make enhancements and corrections without complicated selections or layer masks. The Complete Collection offers two editions: the Complete Collection for Adobe Photoshop and Apple Aperture, which includes support for every plug-in for both Photoshop and Aperture and also offers Color Efex Pro 3.0, compatible with Capture NX 2.

onOne Software (

onOne Software's Plug-in Suite 4.5 is a collection of six essential tools designed to address the six most time-consuming tasks in Photoshop. Plug-in Suite 4.5 includes Genuine Fractals 6 Print Pro, PhotoTools 2 Professional Edition, PhotoFrame 3.1 Professional Edition, MaskPro 4.1, PhotoTune 2.2, and FocalPoint 1. Support for Aperture 2.1 and Lightroom 2 allows users to seamlessly integrate the products into their existing workflow.

Phase One (

Phase One Capture One 4 and Capture One 4 PRO has been built on a darkroom paradigm designed to enhance image processing, minimizing the need for post-production. Capture One 4 PRO allows users to create custom tool tabs with existing personal toolsets, work with multi monitor setups, and fine-tune image colors with precision. Users can save color adjustments as presents or as customized ICC profiles for reproduction across multiple images. A new Skin Tone tool enables users to easily set and reproduce skin tones shot under varying light conditions. And new lens correction tools enhance image quality by compensating for undesired lens characteristic; they minimize chromatic aberration, purple fringing, distortion, sharpness falloff, and light falloff. Capture One 4 PRO supports tethered shooting with Phase One or Mamiya medium-format systems.

Photodex (

Photodex released ProShow Producer 3.5, which allows users to blend their photography with music and videos to produce impressive multimedia slideshows. The new software is ideal for promoting businesses and for proofing client images.

photoDUDS (

photoDUDS are high-resolution files of brushes, embellishments, background papers, frames, word art, overlays, and templates for albums and gallery wraps. The Bohemian Collection allows users to layer on digital embellishments, brushes, and backgrounds. The DVD contains: 10 patterned backgrounds , five solid texture backgrounds, five transparent overlays , 15 brushes, 10 word art brushes, two frames , two templates , and 16 embellishments.

Photo One Software (

Photo One Software is a user-friendly, business management solution for professional photographers. Photo One allows users to provide superior customer service while helping their studio grow with the software's built-in marketing features. Other features include: invoicing, scheduling, marketing, QuickBooks interface, order tracking, credit card processing, custom gift-card management and tracking, image presentation, and wedding planning.

PXL Soft (

PXL Soft unveiled Dg Foto Art Gold, the company's most comprehensive and advanced suite to create digital albums. Gold is built up by adding enhanced features for complete image management. Tools including Levels, Curves, and Histograms aid in color correction.

QuiKeys (

QuiKeys publicly released its highly anticipated new RAW workflow module for Adobe Lightroom 2.0 at New York's PhotoPlus Expo. This latest addition to its workflow system completes the world's first comprehensive suite of hardware-based workflow solutions for Photoshop and Lightroom users. The physical base of the QuiKeys workflow system is a customized 57-key keyboard. This keyboard is an optimized ergonomic work-surface designed to replace the Qwerty keyboard for all image-related computer-editing tasks. Users add software modules to this hardware base to speed common image post-processing tasks in Photoshop and Lightroom, including RAW conversion, image retouching, and album design.

Serif (

Serif released PhotoPlus X2, which offers an array of dynamic digital image-editing features, including: automated makeover studio; powerful artistic effects, such as lighting, distortion, sharpening, and texture; smart filter layers, allowing effects to be applied to photos without affecting the underlying image; and Adobe Photoshop PSD import and export, as well as full integration with all Photoshop plug-ins.

StudioPlus (

StudioPlus is the only all-in-one software system that combines total digital workflow with a complete set of business management tools. StudioPlus uniquely addresses the business of running a professional photography studio--from scheduling, marketing, order tracking, invoicing, and maintaining your client database to capturing, sales presentations, composite templates, output, and archiving.

SuccessWare (

SuccessWare version 5.0 is certified to run on the Windows Vista and Mac OS X Leopard operating systems. This new version also sports other new features such as an integrated backup solution, which allows users to bring their data fully up to date if a mishap occurs, and the ability to hide inactive financial accounts.

Vertus (

Fluid Mask 3 works as both a stand-alone application and a plug-in to Adobe's Photoshop or Elements. In a streamlined interface and workflow, Fluid Mask 3 instantly shows key edges in the image, and provides comprehensive, easy-to-use tools that work with difficult-to-see edges and tricky areas like hair.