New filters style, enhance video like filters for photographs
For more than 70 years, Tiffen has been a leading manufacturer of professional filters for photography and film. Generally, their premium glass filters are the first thing that comes to mind for anyone who hears the name "Tiffen." These filters would need to be applied at the time the photos or videos were being shot, but now in the digital age they can be applied in the post-production world as well with Tiffen's Dfx filter packs. Earlier this year, an update to version 4.0 was released, and we got our hands on a set to see what changes have been made.
Skitch for Mac gets update to 2.0.3
Evernote has released an update for Skitch for Mac, bringing the app to version 2.0.3. The new version brings back custom styles and colors, as well as an option to auto copy a URL once an image has been uploaded. It also allows users more flexibility in tool sizes, so that annotations can be in proportion to images. Evernote has also added more sharing options, making it easier to email, Message, tweet, or post from Facebook and iPhoto. The newest version is available for download directly from Evernote, and users that have downloaded the app from the Mac App Store will be receiving an update notification soon.
Paint Mask, brush slider get tweaks
Tiffen has released v3.0.5 of Dfx, its effects suite for photo and video editing. The upgrade critically adds support for Avid's new 64-bit editing tools, including Media Composer 6, Symphony 6 and NewsCutter 10. Also newly supported is a host of Sony cameras. The list includes DSLRs like the A550, A580, A700, A850, and A900, but also the NEX-3, NEX-5/5N, NEX-C3, and several SLT-series cameras: the A33, A35, A55V, A65V, and A77V. Remaining cameras on the list are the XCD-SX910CR and the STV680 VGA.
3.0 folds in previously 'additional cost' filters
Tiffen has released Tiffen Photo fx 3.0 for the iPhone. The photography app carries 67 filters in nine groups with different themes. The filters can be applied to photos taken by an iPhone or stored on an iPhone or iPod touch. The app also includes diffusion textures, grain presets and lighting effects. The interface provides slider-based modification for fine-tuning an effect, while multiple filters can be added to a single image without having to save the image after each conversion.
Tiffen Dfx Essentials
Tiffen has announced a new image editing and enhancement tool for the Mac, Dfx Essentials. The software features 37 specialized filters and effects, and comes with hundreds of built-in presets plus the ability to create and save custom configurations. Dfx Essentials also sports a filter palette, and support for various filetypes.