Plugin Newsletter - December 2006
NEW POLL: Which is your favorite technique for selectively adjusting a photo?
GRAPHICS NEWS: Imagenomic Plugins, HS Calendar Templates, Adobe Camera Raw 3.6, XtraSens Retina
ABOUT THE PLUGIN SITE
The creative things that I did always have an influence on the software products that I created. Ten years ago I started with digital video editing, then concentrated on graphics design and in the previous few years focused on photography. Now I finally created a new web site for presenting my photos and photographic stuff to the public. Of course, some of the photos were edited with PhotoWiz plugins and they gave me ideas for new products or improving my existing plugins. I hope you will like the new web site. See below for the URL.
I hope you will enjoy this issue of the newsletter!
Wishing you a Nice Christmas Season,
There is also a newsletter option for information about future web site updates and a guest book. I would appreciate any comment that you enter there. The web site is available in English as well as German language. So far there is only one article there, but I plan to add more, especially about enhancing and retouching photos in Photoshop.
You can visit the web site at
Results by Brand:
1. Canon 42%
3. Olympus 6%
7. Panasonic 1%
1. Canon 30D / 20D 16%
5. Canon 5D 5%
9. Nikon D2X(s) 2.1%
Please note that the Minolta and Kodak DSLRs were not included in the poll, because they are not produced anymore. One mistake that I made was not to have a Nikon D70(s) item and to have it included in the "Other Nikon DSLRs" item. I nevertheless added it in the results with an estimated value of 7 to 8%, which was extracted from the 11% value of the "Other Nikon DSLRs" item. There were also 13% of votes from people who don't have a DSLR.
As you can see from the results more than two thirds of all used DSLRs are from Canon and Nikon and one third of all used DSLRs are the Canon 30D and 400D/Rebel XTi and their predecessors.
For more poll results, please visit the Know-How section
NEW POLL: Which is your favorite technique for selectively
adjusting a photo?
Please cast your vote at the bottom of
Carl Berger wrote: "There is a new public group
in flickr for LightMachine users. Share your LightMachine adjusted images,
join the discussions and spread the word..."
kade wrote: "since yesterday my photoshop doesn't
start. at the begining everything is normal but when it start to read/load
the global textresources it is hanging up"
gyllingdk wrote: "I'm looking for a fast solution
to mirror fonts on my advertising banners. Is there a free plugin which
will make a mirror of tekst (vertikal)?"
olias32 wrote: "I was wondering if anyone knows
a good replacement for the default adobe color picker within photoshop
(on WINDOWS)... The features that i really need are color wheel, harmonies
and a automatic color palette generator."
pfgbel47 wrote: "With long exposure times, I
get of course hot pixels in my pics and I'm looking for a plugin I could
add to my PhotoShop 6.0 which could help me to remove these numerous hot
Tim4Peace wreote: "I have Photoshop 7. Is there
a plugin available to make straightening of an image easy?"
Jerry Noftsger wrote: "I lost an Elements plugin
that allowed one to deform photos. It was a simple program... A tool bar
runs down the left side of the screen. It's two primary "buttons"
were one to blow-up/expand the selected area, and one to shrink/deflate
the selected area. ... Can someone perchance tell me what the name of
that program is?"
Conurg1958 wrote: "I have a compositing job to
do that requires a background which is stitched together from about 5
photos... Now for the tricky bit - I need to keep the central image totally
intact with only the other four warping to align with its various features.
So far, Photomerge will only work by warping all five images to get a
result. Anyone have any ideas on how I might get what I'm looking for...
For more interesting discussions please visit
The free 8bf plugin collection (for Windows) has been extended with two new plugins. The Single Hue plugin lets you change the hue and saturation of your image and the Granularity plugin adds monochrome grain to your image. Additionally the Foto Fix from the collection plugin was updated.
Imagenomic released two new plugins for Photoshop and Elements called RealGrain and Portraiture (for Mac/Win). RealGrain simulates grain patterns and the look of film grain. Portraiture removes imperfections in portrait shots while retaining important picture details.
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