Monday, October 8, 2007
New Tools Of The Trade
Clean noise from high-ISO exposures with Nik Software Dfine 2.0, an upgraded version of the original application that reduced image artifacts and noise, balanced image detail, and adjusted color and light. Dfine 2.0 improves on all of those features and adds U Point technology Control Points for selective isolation of the area you'd like to adjust. For expanded control, an eyedropper tool allows you to make adjustments based on color ranges, and new brush sets let you apply the program to only the areas that you want. An automatic camera-by-camera profiling system makes adjusting parameters easier to define. Estimated Street Price: $99. Contact: Nik Software, (888) 284-4085, www.niksoftware.com.
First Edition Books
Produce finely crafted, one-of-a-kind wedding and portrait books for your clients with the help of White Glove First Edition Books, Inc. Eliminating the “look” and rigidity of using mats and inserts, White Glove creates custom products using a mix of traditional and handmade bookmaking techniques to blend stylistic imagery, text and effects into a unique coffee-table hardcover. Books can be created from negatives or electronic files. You can decide to personally create and design each page or you can use the White Glove design team. Estimated Street Price: Varies. Contact: White Glove First Edition Books, Inc., (714) 841-6900, www.wgbooks.com.