Photo Editing

Xara Release Version 4 of Xara Xtreme and Xara Xtreme Pro

Xara Xtreme and Xtreme Pro have been updated to Version 4. Xara is one of the fastest and easiest creative tools to use. The flexibility of Xara Xtreme with its raster and vector capabilities is something worth trying. It is capable of drawing faster than pretty much any other package out ther. You can create 3D text, edit photos non destructively, create websites and even export flash animations. It also supports Photoshop plug-ins. Pop on over to the Xara Website to find out more and download a demo.

Corel Announces Paint Shop Pro Photo X2

Corel Corp. have announced the launch of Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo X2. This new release features a new photoneutral interface and major workflow changes that promise to improve a users experience of editing and correcting their photos and images. Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo X2 is at the photo-enthusiast and also at business users who wish to edit and enhance photos for their presentations and other applications. Many of the features found in PSP Photo X2 are found in professional level applications and as such would be ideal for use by the amateur photographer who wants their capabilities to grow with their experience level. Improvements and new features include: Express Lab, which which allows for quick edits, enhancments and changes to images, HDR Photo Merge which adds High Dynamic Range capabilities to Paint Shop Pro.
Other improvements include, Layer Styles, Makeover Tools, Auto-Preserve Originals and Crop as New Image. For more information please visit Corel. Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo X2 will be available for a suggested retail price of US$99.99.

Photoshop Express Shown At Photoshop World

Photoshop Express was shown by Adobe Senior Vice President, John Loicono to crowds of onlookers at Photoshop World. Photoshop Express isn't meant to replace any of the existing products, but is instead designed to be a web based application similar to Premiere Express, which was released earlier this year. The application follows some of the same UI principles shown in Lightroom and other RAW apps but is far simpler in its use. Allowing users a pick and use type of approach for edits and enhancements. John Nack mentions it on his blog, and even provides a screenshot of the app in action.