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Achroma 1.0.1 is now available in the Mac App Store

Charlotte, North Carolina – einstein’s legacy is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Achroma 1.0.1 for Mac OS X, an image manipulation tool. Achroma lets you remove colors from your images by providing two conversion modes: select from a set of preset color ranges or create your own collection of user-defined color ranges for processing. Achroma also lets you export images in a variety of formats, create interactive slideshows and share images using various internet services.

 

“With this initial product release, we wanted to create an application that was simple and efficient to use,” says Douglas A. Welton, einstein’s legacy Chief Product Officer. “With just a few clicks, users can choose the set of color ranges to use when modifying their images. The modified image can be dragged onto the Finder or another application and used immediately. This makes Achroma a great companion tool for graphic design and other image modification applications.”

 

Achroma 1.0.1 includes the following key features:

 

Interoperability:
Drag’n drop (or copy) high-resolution images directly from Achroma to your application or the Finder.

 

Simple Mode:
Choose from seven preset color ranges to control the hues that will be removed from your image.

 

Output Preview:
Toggle between the original and processed image to compare the differences between images.

 

Printing:
Print high-resolution source material as a single image, on a contact sheet or as image slices.

 

Exporting:
Create new images using a background process while you continue to work on other projects.

 

Advanced Mode:
Use hue-specific controls to create an array of color ranges to process your images.

 

Sharing:
Share images with local applications or Facebook, Twitter and other popular internet services.

 

Slide Shows:
Create an interactive slide show presentation using your processed output images.

 

System Requirements:
* OS X 10.11 (El Capitan) or later
* 64-bit processor
* 0.6 MB

 

Pricing and Availability:
Achroma 1.0.1 is available for $9.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and is available worldwide from the Mac App Store in the Photography category.

 

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Hydra 4.0 Brings Metal Support for HDR Imaging on macOS

Creaceed today is proud announce the release and immediate availability of Hydra 4.0, a major upgrade to their powerful HDR app for Mac OS. Hydra lets you create beautiful high-dynamic-range (HDR) images by merging multiple exposures, effectively capturing both dark and bright subjects to make it more natural or to enhance scene drama.

 

Hydra 4.0 is available starting August 11, 2016 on the Mac App Store and through Creaceed website. Hydra 4.0 makes use of latest macOS enhancements and is optimized for El Capitan and Sierra.

 

New features and improvements include:
* Optimized for Metal
* Elegant and easy-to-use translucent user interface
* Automatic or manual image alignment with high-precision live positioning and fine-tuning
* Manual removal of ghosting artefacts using region delineation tool and per-region output contribution
* High-precision 128-bit internal format
* Much improved tone mapping including presets, and live, full-resolution preview
* Advanced comparison tool of result against original pictures
* Single or multiple input photos of various formats (JPEG, RAW, HDR, EXR)
* Blazingly fast rendering to various output file types (JPG, TIFF, HDR, EXR) and color spaces (sRGB, Pro Photo, AdobeRGB, etc.)
* Accurate color processing, including support for Deep & Wide Color displays (30-bit, DCI-P3 display of latest iMac 27′)
* Integration with Apple Photos app (input / output)

 

System Requirements:
* macOS 10.11 or higher
* Metal-based Mac if you want to use Metal rendering (Optional, OpenGL fallback available)

 

Pricing and Availability:
Hydra 4.0 is available on the Mac App Store and through Creaceed online store for $59.99 (regular price). Special offers:

* Upgrade pricing: existing Hydra 2 / 3 users who purchased Hydra on Creaceed online store get a 50% reduction on Hydra 4 ($29.99) with provided coupon (sent by mail). Existing users who purchased Hydra 2 / 3 on Creaceed online store after July 1, 2016 get the upgrade to Hydra 4 for free.

* Time-limited launch offer on the Mac App Store: get 25% off ($44.99).

* Time-limited friend sponsoring offer on Creaceed online store: Existing Hydra 2 / 3 users (Creaceed online store) get an additional 33% coupon by email that they can share with their friends ($39.99). #hydra4coupon can be used to share or look for those coupons on social networks.

 

Additional Information:
A limited number of Promotional Codes are available to members of the media. Journalists interested in reviewing Hydra 4 should contact Helene Colmant, Support and Communication assistant. More information about Hydra 4.0 and a free trial can be found at Creaceed online.

 

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Selfielicious – The New Selfie-Sharing App for iOS/Android

Applinga (Pty) Ltd has released Selfielicious 1.01, its new selfie-sharing app for iOS and Android devices. Selfielicious allows users to stream their selfies to others in their social groups.

 

Who doesn’t love a selfie? That’s the question Selfielicious is asking. The statistics on selfies are nearly off the charts. According to Google, in 2014 Android users will post 93 million selfies a day. Millenials, at current rates, will post 25,000 selfies in their lifetime. Everyone seems to love taking selfies. From Kim Kardashian to elementary school teachers, people are getting out their phones and taking photos. Selfielicious is a new app that takes selfies to the next level by streaming them.

Features:
* Get more exposure and likes for your selfie by promoting it to the top of the Selfielicious featured category
* You have the ability to sign in with either your Facebook or Twitter accounts
* There is no limit to how many selfies you can upload to the Selfielicious community App
* Get creative with built-in photo editing features with stunning effects, like frames, beautiful overlays and much more
* Selfielicious has been designed to make it easy for you to participate and share your selfies on the Selfielicious App
* Invite your friends to view, like and comment on your selfies by sharing the Selfielicious App, which has built-in sharing capabilities
* In the activity stream you can see who is liking and commenting on your selfies and the people who are following you

 

“If you think you’ve got the coolest selfie on the planet we’re challenging you to post it on the Selfielicious app,” says creator, Wayne Hunter. “We’re handing out three awesome XShot selfie sticks to the most creative entries. So wow the Selfielicious community. Blow our hair back. Let’s see what you got!”

 

Selfielicious 1.01 is Free and is available through the App Store. To promote the launch, Selfielicious is running a contest that ends on August 31st. Submit your best selfie and this September, you could be one of three selected to win a XShot selfie stick.

Fantagram Releases 9cam 1.0 for iOS

Fantagram has released 9cam 1.0 for iOS, their new camera app that enables anyone to take expert-level photography with no effort. The developer says app’s slim feature set and simple User interface was a deliberate decision to meet the needs of people who just want to focus on taking beautiful pictures with no distraction. The app’s Live Filter system adjusts everything for the user.

 

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All nine filters were developed in-house, on the contrast of most of camera apps that use open source filter parameters. Another noticeable feature is the Live Filter system. 9cam’s OpenGL based camera engine analyzes over 260,000 color information on the viewfinder in real time and automatically optimizes the parameters. In short, all the user needs to do to take a great picture with the 9cam is just point and shoot.

9cam provides Double Filter features for users who want richer colors. You can choose one filter when you take a picture and then choose another after taking it.

 

For a limited time, 9cam 1.0 is free, and is available through the App Store.

Share Your Whopper With Catchagram – A Fishing Photo Sharing App

Appsonite AS has released Catchagram 1.0, a fishing photo sharing app for iOS and Android devices. The app adds fishing-related features to the standard photo sharing social apps, offering fishermen a chance to prove that whopper wasn’t just a fish story.

 

Using Catchagram, fishing fans can classify and browse images in various categories, including fish species, type of fishing, and fishing equipment. The app’s mapping feature offers users the chance to discover new fishing spots, as well as to learn what’s being caught, and where. The app’s photography function offers a number of filters, overlays and other editing features.

 

Top Features:
* Easily snap new photos with the app or upload from the device’s gallery
* Add beautiful filters, frames, overlays and other photo effects
* Browse images by category, such as Saltwater, Fly fishing, Pike & Perch, or Lures
* Use map features to see who is catching what type of fish in different locations
* Follow other users, like and comment on their pictures
* Community voting for best pictures and “wall of fame”

Catchagram 1.0 is $2.99, and is available through the App Store in the Photo & Video category. There is also an Android version available.

Photos on iPhone and iPad Book Reveals Secrets of Mobile Photography

UK-based Tap Guides has released Photos on iPhone and iPad, an interactive eBook for iPad, iPhone and Mac that they say reveals the secrets of mobile photography. Tech author Thomas Anthony offers photos, tutorials and interviews with the world’s best iPhone photographers, allowing anyone to take great photos with their iOS device.

 

Features of the Book Include:
* In-depth tutorials that explain the Camera app, Photos app and third-party apps
* Interview with Michal Koralewski – 2015 iPhone Photographer of the Year winner; Holly Wesley – 2012 iPhone Photographer of the Year winner; nature photographer Kaisa Breeden and a profile of traveller and photographer Kevin Russ
* Top photography tips
* Interactive elements.
* Hundreds of inspiring high-resolution photographs

 

Photos on iPhone and iPad is $4.99, and is available in the iBookstore in the Computers and Photography categories.

Pixelmator 3.5 Canyon for Mac Offers New Selection Tools, More

The Pixelmator Team has released Pixelmator 3.5 Canyon, a major update to its popular image editor for Mac OS X. Pixelmator offers everything users need to create, edit, and enhance their images.

Version 3.5 offers a smart Quick Selection Tool, a Magnetic Selection Tool that automatically snaps to object edges, a powerful Pixelmator Retouch extension for the Photos app, and more.

The Quick Selection Tool allows users to select complex areas of an image quickly and precisely, with a single click. The Magnetic Selection Tool automatically snaps to the edges of the object you trace, so you can select detailed areas very precisely with just a few clicks.

Pixelmator’s new Retouch extension adds add a set of powerful and easy-to-use Pixelmator retouching tools to the Photos app. Users can now remove anything from a photo with a single swipe, clone objects or entire areas, adjust lightness and saturation of specific parts, sharpen details, and soften the background, all from within the Photos app.

The app also offers a redesigned Stroke effect, and enhanced Refine Selection performance, content-aware outline smoothing for selections made with Color Selection, Paint Bucket, and Magic Eraser tools, as well as other performance improvements and fixes.

Pixelmator 3.5 Canyon is $29.99, and is available through the Mac App Store. It is a free upgrade to all existing customers who purchased the app from the Mac App Store. More information and a free 30-day trial can be found at Pixelmator online.

Photomyne 3.1 for iOS Update Offers Improved Visual Storytelling Tools

Photomyne Ltd. has released an update for their popular visual storytelling tool for iOS devices. Photomyne 3.1 offers photo enthusiasts the ability to quickly scan photo albums, and save and share them with their family and friends. The new version of the popular app offers improved photo and album management, and more. Read more