Posts tagged ‘edit’

Instaz Enhances Photos With a Single Swipe

Whatever Apps announces Instaz, “swipe only” photo editor for iOS. The app makes editing images as simple as a swipe of a finger. The app’s built-in artificial intelligence analyzes each photo and performs complex edits. It improves colors, composition and adds popular Instagram effects, such as frames, collages, dust, stickers and many others.



Instaz does away with the need to come up with a design and then apply photo effects one-by-one using several apps.  Instead, a single swipe automatically performs creative edits.


“Like Tinder has changed the industry of dating apps, we want to change the process of creating eye-catching stories and photos for social media,” says Whatever Apps CEO Ivan Abramov. ‘Just swipe, we will do the rest’ – that is the app’s approach.”


This app eliminates the problem facing non-designers spending long minutes on editing, only to come up with a result that is worse than the initial photo itself. Current editors require time consuming effort for a single Instagram post or stories.


“The app protects your privacy by performing all photo analyzing algorithms on the device. The app never sends the photos or any associated data back to us, we never see your photos,” continues Ivan. “The more you use the app, the better the artificial intelligence understands your photo editing preferences, suggesting the best photo designs customized for you.”


Instaz is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Photo and Video category. Unlimited edit saves are available upon subscription purchase. Subscriptions are available as a convenient in-app purchase of $2.99 per month or $22 per year (A yearly subscription saves $14.00 USD).

Free Fonts Collection – 1 Million Downloads on the Mac App Store

MacAppware announces its Free Fonts collection has been downloaded on the Mac App Store over 1,000,000 times. The Free Fonts collection is the only free commercial use font collection to receive regular updates of brand new fonts, bringing it from its original total of 45 fonts to over 550 fonts today. Font collectors who download off the Mac App Store can also get a bonus of 150 additional fonts simply by subscribing to receive future updates of new fonts from MacAppware.



Need to change the way your text looks in a presentation, print project or a graphic design project? A new collection of inspiring font designs can help. This collection now includes over 550 original fonts in OpenType font format, and can be used for any personal and business project. International character support is NOT standard for every font but is available for many of them.


These fonts are different from other font collections from MacAppware/128bit Technologies (we never overlap or duplicate our fonts in any of our free or paid collections: Premium Fonts, 1000 OpenType Fonts, Comic Fonts, Script Fonts, Halloween Fonts, Free Fonts – Christmas Collection) and are an excellent addition to any font collector’s library for use in graphic and logo design, web design, scrapbooks, presentations, invitations, promotional material, application development, advertisements, and more.


The new fonts were licensed from top font designers in the industry, who agreed to offer their fonts through MacAppware absolutely free, including a commercial use license for each font! This growing font collection promises even more font updates in the future, absolutely free.



  • 550 total free fonts, with more added regularly
  • All free fonts in OpenType font format
  • Commercial use license
  • Cross-platform compatible
  • Install and use in all applications that support fonts
  • Cursive, creative, classic, gothic, display, block, comic, elegant, script, handwritten and other beautifully crafted styles
  • Perfect for presentations, logos, business cards, websites, advertisements, brochures, holidays, weddings, and more
  • Bonus: The Mac App Store version includes a custom font preview app to see how the fonts look when applied to text, before you save and install them


The Free Fonts version on the Mac App Store supports Mac OS X 10.7 (64bit) and later, and is now available for download on the Mac App Store.

Content Creator – A Content Creation Tool for iPhone

Pearapps introduces Content Creator 1.0.2, a new content creation tool for producing, creating and sharing for iOS. Content Creator is a low effort way to create, produce and share high quality content for any need, right from your phone. Whether you want to create an invitation, a collage of a vacation, a square image for social media, text based image, or anything else – Content Creator has you covered.


Easily to Create:

  • Cool collages
  • Squared images
  • Invitations
  • Images with text
  • Smooth gradients
  • Anything


Creation with this app is intuitive, simple and accessible – allows you to rotate and scale content with gestures or buttons. Users creations can have an unlimited amount of shapes, text, and images. Sharing with Content Creator is easy and allows you to save either a still image, or a still video with length up to 45 seconds. This lets you share to platforms that accept images or video quickly.


Content Creator 1.0.2 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Graphics & Design category.

Pixelmator Photo Update Includes iPadOS Trackpad and Mouse Support

The Pixelmator Team releases Pixelmator Photo 1.2, an update to the powerful photo editor designed exclusively for iPad. This update introduces support for editing photos using a Magic Keyboard, trackpad, or mouse, lets you work in Pixelmator Photo and any other app side by side using Split View, adds a way to match the look and style of different photos using machine learning, and includes more.



“Support for editing photos using a Magic Keyboard, trackpad, or mouse brings an all-new and more precise way to work in Pixelmator Photo,” said Tomas Andrijauskas, the lead developer of Pixelmator Photo. “And we couldn’t be more excited about giving our users even more options for getting the best out of their photos on iPad.”


Magic Keyboard, trackpad, and mouse supports adds a way to get the best out of your photos using Pixelmator Photo on iPad. All new cursor allows you to edit your photos with even more precision than ever before. And the cursor elegantly adapts its shape when you’re hovering over buttons or using certain tools, turning into a brush when using the Repair tool or displaying resizing and panning arrows when using the Crop tool. So you have just the tool you need, just when you need it.


Support for Split View lets you use Pixelmator Photo and any other app side so you can be more productive as you edit your photos. Slide Over is also supported, so you can always keep Pixelmator Photo ready, whenever you want to start editing.


This version of Pixelmator Photo also adds the Core ML-powered ML Match Colors feature, which lets you instantly match the style of one photo to another. Using a machine learning algorithm trained on 20 million professional photos, ML Match Colors analyzes the contents of both the source and target photo to identify any objects, detects their colors and lighting, and applies a range of color adjustments to the target photo. 37 individual adjustments in total, such as Brightness, Shadows, Highlights, White Balance, and Selective Color, are used for color matching to deliver stunning results.


The update adds a number of additional features and improvements. The all-new Recents color adjustments collection contains the color adjustment settings from 5 of your most recently edited photos. An Intensity slider introduces a way to adjust the intensity of color adjustments and presets. And you can now copy and paste adjustments between different photos much more easily.


Pixelmator Photo 1.2 is available from the App Store as a free update for existing users or for $4.99 (USD) for new customers. Pixelmator Photo requires iOS 11 or later and a compatible iPad.

ArtOptimizer Can Now Sharpen All Layers In Photoshop

Zevrix Solutions announces ArtOptimizer 3.1.1 for Adobe Illustrator, an update to  image workflow automation solution. The only tool of its kind on the Mac market, ArtOptimizer eliminates the excess image data of Illustrator links and performs essential image adjustments. The software helps users save disk space as well as cut production time through automation of complex image manipulation tasks.



This version can automatically sharpen all image layers in Photoshop automatically without having to merge layers first in order to sharpen the entire image. ArtOptimizer will only sharpen the relevant pixel layers while ignoring adjustment and fill layers. In addition, the update allows users to use images with forward slashes in their file path, improves memory management, and removes the redundant option to run the app in full screen mode.


ArtOptimizer is a powerful automation solution in the print, prepress, and web design industries.


For example, users can:

  • Batch-process Illustrator files
  • Scale images in Photoshop to match their dimensions in Illustrator
  • Change image resolution to the desired target
  • Convert RGB images to CMYK profile
  • Resave JPEG files as TIFF
  • Merge layers and delete unused ones
  • Run Photoshop action on each image


In the end of processing ArtOptimizer reimports images to Illustrator at 100% in their precise position. As a result users can save gigabytes of disk space and countless hours of optimizing images manually. In addition, ArtOptimizer helps users accelerate document printing and exporting to PDF, speed up file transfer to service providers, reduce job turnaround, and cut costs through faster processing.

ArtOptimizer can be purchased from Zevrix web site for $120 (USD), as well as from authorized resellers and Adobe Exchange. Licensed users of earlier versions can upgrade to ArtOptimizer 3 for $60. Trial is also available for download. ArtOptimizer requires macOS 10.8-10.15 and Adobe Illustrator/Photoshop CS6-2020.

HoudahGeo Updated – Photo geotagging for JPEG, RAW and Apple Photos 

Houdah Software announces HoudahGeo 6.0, a major upgrade to the photo geotagging tool for Mac. This app tags photos with location coordinates, names, and related metadata. It’s been 4 years since the release of HoudahGeo 5.0.


These 4 years allowed for many ideas and feature requests to pile up. It took almost a year to turn these ideas into HoudahGeo 6.0. At the end of the process, an exceptionally large upgrade has emerged. HoudahGeo 6.0 brings several major new features and countless enhancements that streamline many tasks in the geocoding workflow.


Customers will be glad to see HoudahGeo 6.0 support JPEG RAW pairs. Many digital cameras can save two versions of the same image. One JPEG file and one RAW file. HoudahGeo recognizes such pairs and handles them as a single photo. HoudahGeo will write the same metadata to both files.


Our number onfeature request was to allow specifying the timezone used to write dates and times to EXIF/XMP metadata. Many forget to set their camera clock when traveling across time zones. As a result, photo metadata can show times that appear to be hours off. Users can now have HoudahGeo write dates and times using a time zone that will make times appear more natural or correct.


HoudahGeo 6.0 can help with migrating away from Apple Aperture and generally future-proof location metadata. It now imports more location data from the recesses of media libraries. It can then write that metadata to EXIF/XMP tags where it remains permanently bonded to image files. That metadata can be read by whichever photo catalog you migrate to after Aperture.


We have improved the built-in maps to show more information, be more interactive and make assigning and correcting location information even easier. Map pins can now reveal photo thumbnails. This allows for quick checks. Track logs can be clicked to find out at what time a point on the route was visited. HoudahGeo can now be asked to match a photo to such a point. It will then infer camera clock settings so it can geocode the remaining photos.


The reworked “Places” feature and the new “Lift & Stamp” tool adds, copies, and paste common location information and other metadata. For example, a place named “home” may be set up to add location names to photos without altering their exact coordinates. Similarly one can copy information such as description and keywords from one photo to other photos taken at the same location.


HoudahGeo 6.0 also adds support for weather and depth below water metadata tags. This information can be read from Kestrel weather log files and fromUDDF SCUBA dive logs.


HoudahGeo is used by travelers and professionals alike. Some use location information to organize and find photos. Some like to see and show photos “pinned” to map locations. Others need to add GPS coordinates to photos in order to assess roadwork damages, to record wildlife sightings, or to document environmental damages.


HoudahGeo makes it easy to geotag digital photos with GPS location information. It writes future-proof EXIF, XMP, and IPTC tags to JPEG and RAW image files. HoudahGeo works with JPEG RAW pairs and fulls supports XMP sidecar files.


HoudahGeo can load photos from Apple Photos, iPhoto, Aperture, and Adobe Lightroom Classic catalogs. HoudahGeo can then tag original image files and add location information to photos in Apple Photos, iPhoto, and Aperture libraries. This gives the users of Apple’s photo cataloging tools access to the many photo geocoding options HoudahGeo has to offer:


The map in HoudahGeo makes geocoding large batches of photos surprisingly easy. One just needs to make incremental adjustments between photos to account for the distance traveled. It takes but a nudge to the map and a click for each photo.


Geotagging photos serves two main purposes:

  • Archival: The EXIF and XMP geotags written by HoudahGeo create a permanent record of where a photo was taken. Photo management software like Apple Photos can then organize and find photos by location
  • Viewing and publishing: Location information adds to the “story” of a photo. See a bird’s-eye view of where you took your photos; the path taken to get to the location and from there to the next; the adventures between; the sights hidden from view


Geotagging writes location information to metadata tags within the original image files. This creates a permanent bond between a photo and the location where it was taken. HoudahGeo writes the same industry-standard EXIF and XMP as GPS-enabled cameras. Such geotags can be used by Apple Photos as well as other photo cataloging or publishing tools. Location information added in Apple Photos exists only within the library database. The original images remain unaltered. Only exported versions of the photo can be set to include geotags.


New in 6.0:

  • JPEG + RAW pairs: HoudahGeo treats JPEG + RAW pairs as a single photo
  • Time zone for EXIF / XMP export: Specify how dates and times should appear in image metadata
  • Media library import: HoudahGeo now imports much more location data from the recesses of media libraries
  • Aperture migration: Write imported metadata to image files for future-proof storage and to prepare migration
  •  XMP sidecar writing: Use, ignore, create; Set separate strategies for handling sidecars to JPEG and RAW files
  • Images needing export: Flags images where coordinates have changed or fail to match media library information
  • “Automagic” camera clock setup: HoudahGeo can infer camera clock setup from a photo placed on a track log
  • Enhanced “Places” feature: Configure individual places to apply only a subset of their properties to photos
  • Lift & stamp metadata: Grab coordinates and metadata from one image; Apply to other images
  • Support for weather data: Add weather information to your photos. HoudahGeo reads KESTREL weather log files
  • Support for SCUBA dive logs: Add “depth below water” information to your photos; HoudahGeo reads UDDF log files
  • Enhanced grid view: HoudahGeo can now show timestamps and coordinates along with image previews
  • Easy import from Apple Photos: Grab and import the current selection from the Photos application


HoudahGeo is available in English and German language versions. A full-featured trial version is available from the Houdah Software web site. HoudahGeo 6.0 is priced at $39 (USD) for a single-user license. A family license is available for $59. Upgrades are priced $24 and $36 respectively. HoudahGeo licenses purchased on or after August 1, 2019 qualify for a free upgrade. Licenses can be purchased from the Houdah Software store. Upgrade pricing is offer upon loading a previous license.

64BitApps Updates Image Crop for macOS

64BitApps announces the release of Image Crop v.1.3.1, an app for Mac that allows users to batch crop, convert and rename their photos with ease.


With this version, user’s will be able to crop, convert and rename large batches of images in a single processing session. The crop area can be defined using either pixels or percents and its origin coordinates can be adjusted to be relative to any of the four corners of the photo for greater flexibility and customisation. Image Crop also allows users to automatically crop their pictures to a predefined or custom defined aspect ratio so that they can easily adjust their content to various screen sizes.


Users can also convert their cropped images to various image formats including JPG, PNG, GIF, BMP, TIFF and even newer formats like HEIC or HEIF. Image Crop also allows users to rename their photos in batch mode so they can be identified more easily at a later time. Users can also opt to keep the EXIF information of the original image files.


This version of Image Crop brings to the table a brand new user interface which now offers support for Dark Mode in macOS Mojave and later, the option to automatically crop your photos to a custom aspect ratio and support for the HEIC and HEIF image formats.


Image Crop is priced at $3.99 (USD) and can be purchased from the Mac App Store and from 64BitApps online.

Nifty File Lists Enters Beta

publicspace announces that Nifty File Lists is now in public beta testing. Nifty File Lists joins publicspace’s portfolio of photography & media-centric file management utilities, including A Better Finder Rename, A Better Finder Attributes and the “Big Mean Folder Machine”.



Nifty File Lists is a powerful file list creation tool that can save file lists in Comma-Separated Values (CSV) and Tab-Separated Values (TSV) formats for import into MS Excel, Apple Numbers, database, content management and statistics packages. It saves HTML files and interact via copy/paste with spreadsheets and HTML editing tools.


It features a powerful, multi-threaded meta-data extraction system that covers everything from basic file information, such as file name, path, size, creation and modification dates, over Spotlight-accessible meta-data information, including document attributes (e.g. title, authors, contributors, comments, copyright, etc.), photo, video and image attributes (content creation date, camera, lens, exposure, GPS information) to EXIF, GPS, IPTC, ID3 and AV tags.


The product was developed using the latest macOS technologies and application programming interfaces. It features a best-of-class user interface including a clever scheduling system that prioritizes user visible data retrieval to allow for fine-tuning of output even while the output system is still processing.


Nifty File Lists is designed for users managing large file collections and is particularly suited for managing digital photography, music and video collections. Through its Spotlight interface it can also extract meta-information from a wide range of document formats, such as PDF, MS Word, etc.


Nifty File Lists is fully macOS 10.15 Catalina compatible and requires at least macOS 10.14 Mojave. It costs $17.95 (USD). Family, Small Business, Business and Enterprise licensing is also available. Customers may chose to include a “forever upgrade” with their purchase.