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Aperture gets ToonIt, Knoll Light Factory plug-ins

updated 08:50 pm EST, Wed February 4, 2009

New Aperture plug-ins

Digital Anarchy has released its Knoll Light Factory and ToonIt! plug-ins for use with Apple's Aperture photo managing application. Knoll Light Factory enables users to design and create lighting effects for pictures. The software lets people construct light by combining 17 elements that would occur in real life while photographing lights or bright objects. Features of the software allow users to add glows to existing objects, and to model light effects to create either realistic or imaginative lighting.

ToonIt! Helps users turn real-life photographs into cartoon pictures. Designed for digital photographers and Photoshop artists, the program analyzes an image, reduces the color palette, and detects and alters the edges to create the users desired look. Edges are used to shape and control the areas of color, when the edges are rendered users can add different looks to the picture, including making it look like it was drawn with a pen and ink. ToonIt! comes with several different cartoon styles to choose from, such as flat cartoon, graphic novel, comic noir. Half-tine, high contrast, line art and neon edge.

Knoll Light Factory 3.0 and ToonIt 2.0 require Mac OS X 10.4 or higher and Aperture 2 or later. Both plug-ins are priced at $130 each and are currently being offered for $100 each until February 28th. Owners of the Photoshop version of these plug-ins can purchase them for Aperture at $50 per plug-in.

by MacNN Staff



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