updated 09:45 am EDT, Mon April 24, 2006
LightMachine for Mac OS X
The Plugin Site has released a Mac OS X version of LightMachine, a plugin for performing all kinds of light adjustments in photos. LightMachine combines shadow/highlight, virtual lighting and color-based correction tools for performing sophisticated corrections without the need for time-consuming selections and layer stacks. Users can correct photos taken under bad light conditions or with inadequate camera settings to achieve results that rival photos taken under the best circumstances, according to the developer. Additionally, it offers special effects such as glows, sunsets, high key and selective b/w effects, replace one color with another and simulate polarizing filters. It supports Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, Illustrator, Painter, Canvas and Fireworks as well as both 8-bit and 16-bit RGB images. LightMachine is available for $70 with a $30 discount for academic/educational users.