If you haven’t noticed, a new update is available for Photomatix Pro.

Updates in latest release – v5.0.5
Added support for recent camera models such as the Panasonic GH4 and Nikon D750 and D810.
On Batch Bracketed Photos, resizing options now differentiate between landscape and portrait orientation (by letting the user resize the long and short edge instead of width and height), and offer the ability to automatically set the short edge based on the long edge.
Bug fixed: Processing Nikon D600 Raw files could result in pink highlights. (Bug had been fixed in version 4.2.7 but reintroduced in version 5.0)
Bug fixed: With some specific images, the Batch Bracketed Photos could crash when the “perspective correction” option was left unchecked.
Bug fixed: The ‘360º image’ option of the Fusion/Real-Estate method did not work.
Bug fixed: The Fusion/Real-Estate method didn’t properly support 64-bit addressing, resulting in incorrect result when fusing a relatively high number of large files, such as 7 or more 200 MegaPixels panoramas for instance.
[Win only] Windows 8 users can now run Photomatix without having to install an older version of the .NET Framework.
[Win only] Bug fixed: Crop feature required to start the crop selection from the top left.
[Win only] Bug fixed: Crash when running Photomatix on systems with more than 32 cores.
[Win only] Bug fixed: Button to choose custom output location was sometimes incorrectly disabled in Batch Processing window.
[Win only] Bug fixed: Loading ZIP-compressed TIFF files coming from an iPhone could result in a crash.
[Win only] Bug fixed: No error message was shown when TIFF files with unsupported compression format failed to load.
[Win only] Bug fixed: No error message was shown when TIFF files with unsupported compression format failed to load.
[Win only] Bug fixed: With greyscale JPEG images, the preview on the Deghosting Options window did not display correctly
[Win only] If a font needed by Photomatix is missing on the computer, the FontViewer utility is started to allow installing the missing font directly.
[Mac only] Bug fixed: When a single Jpeg or Tiff file is tone mapped and ‘Yes’ chosen when prompted on whether to apply the noise reduction, the ‘Redo with Other Settings’ feature did not work, hanging the application.
[Mac only] Bug fixed: Loading ZIP-compressed TIFF files coming from an iPhone could hang the application.
[Mac only] Bug fixed: Batch Bracketed Photos didn’t list the Fusion/Auto Preset.

Head on over to to download the update.


Abobe Lightroom 5 beta released

So excited about the latest beta release of Lightroom 5. I cannot wait to try it out and test the new features. Keep up the great work @adobe

Here’s a link to where you can download it.

Just took a shot of mine from Mexico trip and brought it into Photoshop 6 BETA to fool around. Removed all the people and did some touchups. Then I created the 3rd version in Topaz Adjust for some contrast boost. I’m happy with the results. You can see the post over on my Google + page as well. #lovingcs6 #photoshop


Sounds like it will be yet another bunch of major updates.  You can download from Adobe Labs here.

Let me know what you think of it.


Apple os x 10.8 Mountain Lion [software]

This is news via techcrunch.

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Sounds promising….

B&H has a sale today on Adobe Lightroom and Elements. Each only $69.99 for 2/15/12 only!

Adobe Lightroom

Adobe Photoshop & Premiere Elements 

Such a Deal!

Adorama has a great deal on Lightroom if you haven’t already purchased it. $79 for today only

I’m very excited about the new version of LR4. I just downloaded myself so go get it and see how it works for you.

You can read about Lightroom 4 and download it from Adobe Labs

Additionally Kelby Training is showing a walkthrough today at 10am, 12am, 2pm & 4pm Eastern time today only. Tune in to get a walk through hosted by Photoshop guy Matt Kloskowski.

Join the webcast here:

Let me know what you think of it.

New Features in Lightroom 4 Beta
Highlight and shadow recovery brings out all the detail that your camera captures in dark shadows and bright highlights.
Photo book creation with easy-to-use elegant templates.
Location-based organization lets you find and group images by location, assign locations to images, and display data from GPS-enabled cameras.
White balance brush to refine and adjust white balance in specific areas of your images.
Additional local editing controls let you adjust noise reduction and remove moiré in targeted areas of your images.
Extended video support for organizing, viewing, and making adjustments and edits to video clips.
Easy video publishing lets you edit and share video clips on Facebook and Flickr®.
Soft proofing to preview how an image will look when printed with color-managed printers.
Email directly from Lightroom using the email account of your choice.
The Lightroom 4 beta program is available to the public. Anyone with an Internet connection can download it and start putting it to the test. You do not need to own (or have tried) a previous version of Lightroom. You can download the beta and use it until the product expires on March 31, 2012.