Think of it as Instagram Pro: DxO FilmPack 4 is out

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Think of it as Instagram Pro: DxO FilmPack 4 is out

Think of it as Instagram Pro: DxO FilmPack 4 is out

Posted: 05 Jun 2013 07:30 AM PDT

DxO FilmPack lets photographers apply a specific film look to a digital photo, then tweak settings afterward.

(Credit: DxO Labs)

DxO Labs released FilmPack 4 Wednesday, a new version of its software for photographers fond of the retro film look made possible by Instagram and similar filter-effect apps.

The software goes well beyond the usual sepia-tone and cyanotype effects. It's based on precise measurements of 60 specific types of film -- everything from Fuji Velvia to Kodak Tri-X -- to quickly endow digital photos with an old-school analog look.

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Some might call it a throwback or gimmick, but plenty of shooters such as wedding photographers like such tools for quickly adding a little character or flavor.

New to the FilmPack 4 Essential version, which costs $79 after a $49 promotion ends, is a redesigned interface and 65 new recipes that combine effects such as blurring, vignett... [Read more]


Unhappy with Adobe subscriptions? QuarkXPress offers upgrade deal

Posted: 05 Jun 2013 01:28 AM PDT

QuarkXPress in action

(Credit: Quark)

Users of the InDesign layout software who are disgruntled by Adobe's move to sell its software solely through subscriptions might be interested in a promotion from rival Quark that just arrived.

The Denver-based company announced Wednesday that those who buy or upgrade to its QuarkXPress 9 software will get a free upgrade to QuarkXPress 10.

"Until June 30, 2013 anyone who purchases or upgrades to QuarkXPress 9 from any previous version will receive version 10 for free. After June 30, 2013 only QuarkXPress 8 users will be eligible to upgrade to QuarkXPress 9 for a free upgrade to QuarkXPress 10," the company said.

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