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by plugsnpixels
Wed Sep 03, 2008 12:05 am
Forum: Photoshop-compatible Plugins
Topic: LucisArt (classic) returns!
Replies: 6
Views: 10169

I just pass on what I'm told ;-).

And yes, PhotoWiz products have an incredible amount of control over the results, so you indeed offer a great selection of software at decent prices.
by plugsnpixels
Tue Sep 02, 2008 6:11 pm
Forum: Photoshop-compatible Plugins
Topic: LucisArt (classic) returns!
Replies: 6
Views: 10169

Yes, ICT is consciously focusing on the high-end wedding and portrait studio market, who have already expressed interest in the upgrade. And LucisArt's developer is a one-person business, so she's got to recoup her development costs, which I understand are pretty steep. At the same time, the pro-lev...
by plugsnpixels
Tue Sep 02, 2008 4:27 am
Forum: Photoshop-compatible Plugins
Topic: LucisArt (classic) returns!
Replies: 6
Views: 10169

Turns out the old LucisArt 2 will be around at least until the end of this month. The latest development regarding LucisArt 3 (planned for late September) is that there will be two different versions (Enhance Detail and Special Effects). See more details at the top of the page and under the blue hea...
by plugsnpixels
Thu Aug 28, 2008 1:31 am
Forum: Photoshop-compatible Plugins
Topic: B&W silver gelatin
Replies: 2
Views: 7193

If you are doing this digitally, perhaps you can create the vintage effect on the image end (on the computer) and simply print the results on any appropriate paper. See the section entitled "B&W Conversion" in the table here for some plug-in options for creating various vintage black-a...
by plugsnpixels
Mon Aug 18, 2008 8:46 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: iMac /Leopard Compatible ???
Replies: 2
Views: 14846

If you already have a Windows installer CD, you can use Apple's free Boot Camp to add Windows to your new Mac at no cost!

See this website for a large list of plug-ins and related information.
by plugsnpixels
Sun Aug 17, 2008 9:00 am
Forum: ContrastMaster
Topic: ContrastMaster - good stuff!
Replies: 0
Views: 9598

ContrastMaster - good stuff!

I got a chance to play with PhotoWiz's new ContrastMaster today, and posted some examples here.

It did wonders for my hazy from-the-airplane photo, and is yet another contender for creating LucisArt-like effects, should you desire them.
by plugsnpixels
Thu Aug 14, 2008 11:27 pm
Forum: Photoshop-compatible Plugins
Topic: Is TwistingPixels still in business?
Replies: 2
Views: 6432

Their website now forwards to Amazon.com...
by plugsnpixels
Tue Aug 05, 2008 3:17 pm
Forum: Photoshop-compatible Plugins
Topic: Topaz Adjust
Replies: 1
Views: 5971

I've got it (see examples here) and the first thing I noticed was that it can pretty closely duplicate a couple of LucisArt's sought-after effects. Plus, it does some other effects such as HDR and image repair.
by plugsnpixels
Sun Jul 27, 2008 6:52 pm
Forum: Photoshop-compatible Plugins
Topic: LucisArt (classic) returns!
Replies: 6
Views: 10169

LucisArt (classic) returns!

I just got word from the developer of LucisArt that the classic (ie, less expensive) version of the plug-in will again be offered for sale starting this Thursday (July 27, 2008)! Heavy response to its discontinuation and the fact that the upcoming Lucis Pro 6.0 only runs on Intel and not PPC Macs (b...
by plugsnpixels
Sat Jul 26, 2008 10:15 am
Forum: Photoshop-compatible Plugins
Topic: A LucisArt contender has arisen!
Replies: 7
Views: 11698

The Mac version of Adjust just came out today. I played with it some more and it does indeed mimic the most popular LucisArt HDR effects.
by plugsnpixels
Fri Jul 25, 2008 12:30 am
Forum: Photoshop-compatible Plugins
Topic: BUZZ PRO 3
Replies: 4
Views: 13251

The developer of buZZ, Don McCrae, has an online gallery of his buZZ-treated work here [WARNING: NUDES].

He seems to have set this and other similar galleries up circa-2005, though he doesn't seem to be active with these either.
by plugsnpixels
Thu Jul 24, 2008 4:37 am
Forum: Photoshop-compatible Plugins
Topic: Free Photoshop plug-in ezine available!
Replies: 27
Views: 64649

Issue #12 of Plugs 'N Pixels is now available! This issue focuses on using image management apps and plug-ins to work with old family photos as part of a genealogy project, along with other digital imaging product news.
by plugsnpixels
Tue Jul 15, 2008 3:28 am
Forum: Photoshop
Topic: FANTASY TREES
Replies: 10
Views: 15877

Harald, I gave Filter>Stylize>Diffuse a try (nice find!) and it's a step in the right direction. Apply some Unsharp Mask afterwards and it further tightens the effect (not too much, or image noise is exaggerated). But again, the Vivacity plug-in does a better job with much more flexibility and clari...
by plugsnpixels
Fri Jul 11, 2008 9:30 pm
Forum: Photoshop
Topic: removing background from a scanned text?
Replies: 5
Views: 13481

I usually do a simple Levels tweak... ;-) Pull up the whites or mids.
by plugsnpixels
Fri Jul 11, 2008 4:13 am
Forum: Photoshop-compatible Plugins
Topic: BUZZ PRO 3
Replies: 4
Views: 13251

I think some of their software requires internet activation, in which case one is out of luck there. I have the Mac version of buZZ.X, which just needs the serial, thankfully.

PS: I would prefer a USB dongle over internet activation of software-!
by plugsnpixels
Sun Jul 06, 2008 10:22 am
Forum: Photoshop-compatible Plugins
Topic: LucisArt classic plug-in discontinuation ? heads-up
Replies: 3
Views: 8157

Word is just out that the new name for the upgrade will be "Lucis Pro 6.0".
by plugsnpixels
Wed Jul 02, 2008 11:14 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Contacting Harald
Replies: 2
Views: 13296

Thanks Harald! Hope things get better soon.
by plugsnpixels
Wed Jul 02, 2008 3:27 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Contacting Harald
Replies: 2
Views: 13296

Contacting Harald

Hi Harald,

I'm wondering if your email address has changed because I haven't gotten email replies from you for some time.
by plugsnpixels
Mon Jun 30, 2008 9:26 am
Forum: Photoshop
Topic: Split Animated GIFs
Replies: 2
Views: 7500

I took a look and got it to display in Safari (Mac), even via dialup. I separated out the 27 frames of the GIF using Canvas X and here's what it looks like. It seems the background is one frame while transparent GIF pieces move across it. This keeps file size down, but I wonder if the moving piece i...
by plugsnpixels
Sat Jun 28, 2008 8:03 pm
Forum: Photoshop-compatible Plugins
Topic: Is TwistingPixels still in business?
Replies: 2
Views: 6432

Is TwistingPixels still in business?

I'm having no luck getting replies from TwistingPixels by email, their website is dated 2006 and it's been that long since I've heard from anybody there.

I plan to call them next week (I just Googled their phone number), but in the meantime, does anybody know anything about this?

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