While we anticipate breaking news as we get closer to PhotoPlus Expo, we decided to put together a quick round-up of recent product updates over the past week or so. Be sure to subscribe to the PDNPulse RSS feed for future posts.
Adobe rolls out file and font sync features
Adobe just started rolling out its file and font sync features beginning with early adopters of Creative Cloud. We don’t know how long it will take until the roll out arrives on your desktop but unless you were one of the first to sign up for a membership to Creative Cloud, your best bet is to sign up here to request early access to these features. If you don’t have a membership and want to learn more about Adobe Photoshop Creative Cloud, see our review in the September issue of PDN.
SmugMug gets a major makeover
If you haven’t heard about SmugMug’s redesign, head on over to the site to see it for yourself. SmugMug’s rather staid legacy look is still available but the photo sharing site now offers 24 slick preset (but customizable) designs to choose from. Regardless of which design you choose, SmugMug automatically optimizes it for viewing on mobile devices (and you can preview them online). If you already have a SmugMug account, you can play around in what the company calls the “sandbox” until you find/create the design you want. Your new site will be automatically populated with your most current images, which will save you some time. If you don’t have an account, SmugMug offers a 14 day free trial; prices for hosting services start at $5.
Unified Color updates Expose and 32 Float
Photodex’s ProShow Web receives major updates
If creating videos for your clients is your thing, Photodex’s ProShow Web—the company’s online video creation and sharing site—just received some major updates including the ability to set custom times for effects in a slideshow, Dropbox support, widescreen layout and lots more. Plus and Premium subscribers also benefit from longer slideshows—up to 20 minutes. Subscription prices range from free to $150 a year.
Seim Effects releases Power Workflow 4
Seim Effects just released its latest collection of Lightroom presets for Lightroom 4 and 5. Power Workflow 4 offers 75 presets that make short work of correcting common and some not so common problems. Haven’t updated Lightroom in a while? Power Workflow 4 comes with Power Workflow 3 Legacy Presets for Lightroom versions 1-3. Power Workflow 4 is on sale for $49 for a limited time; the software will cost $59 when the $10 discount expires. Upgrade pricing is also available.
Eighteen photographers from around the world have been awarded the 2016 Magnum Foundation Emergency Fund, a grant that helps independent photographers produce in-depth and creative stories on underreported issues. Grantees were selected by an independent editorial committee from a pool of 140 photographers nominated by 26 international editors, curators, and educators. The grantees are: Poulomi Basu,... More ›
Photographer Edward Burtynsky announced this week that he will use a CAD 25,000 ($18,892) award he received to establish a photo book publishing grant for Canadian emerging photographers. The money will support one CAD 5,000 ($3,778) grant per year for the next five years. Burtynsky had received the cash prize from The Canada Council for... More ›
Jon Verney makes his multi-hued prints by using the sulfur-rich water and mud in hot springs and geysers to bleach and tone silver-based prints. Verney first tried the process at a hot spring in Italy, and has since traveled to hot springs in Iceland, Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming and the Salton Sea in southern... More ›