The 70 dollars for LightMachine
are a good investment ... LightMachine works with fine
adjustable masks that accurately seperate e.g. a dark
foreground from the background ... The considerable supply
of mask parameters compensates for ugly halos among other
Exposure Correction: Very Good
Usability: Very Good
Light Machine is the ultimate
Digital Dark Room Tool ... within the plugin you have
far more control than the usual photo correction programs...
I am amazed at the programmes ability to correct very
poor photos, but also apply artistic effects.
The Light Machine is a very handy
tool for adjusting a variety of elements, such as brightness,
contrast, saturation, colour replacement, and many other
required corrections, without consuming too much time.
... it has a very user friendly help feature, in which
wherever you run the mouse over, there is a dialogue box
which tells you what it is or how it works.
Better Photoshop Techniques
LightMachine is very interesting
because of the many options and possibilities... Working
with light and tone in this plugin leads to perfect results.
You can even achieve good results with photos that initially
appear to have no quality at all.
I used various filters from the
Plugin Site to process thousands of sports photos last
year. Color Washer, Focal Blade, and Light Machine are
very thoughtful designs (speaking as a software engineer),
and a good value. ...are actually small applications,
with good functionality and many useful features.
In conclusion, there are some
interesting tools here, and they promise great things
to anyone with great patience. ... A powerful and flexible
Digital Photo Effects 24,
Lightmachine can help pull detail
out of shadow and tone down highlights, which it does
fairly well. ... It's fairly simple to use, even for beginners...
An Auto Mask feature takes out the guesswork even more.
... It ... delivers on its promises.
Photoshop User Magazine March
|More than just a few
readers often want us to recommend software or plug-ins.
For all those wishing to automate image adjustments, try
LightMachine. This Photoshop plugin performs all kinds of
light adjustments in photos...
LightMachine works very effectively
... It has a full complement of presets, with some excellent
pseudo HDR effects. ... For those who want
to gain ultimate mastery over shadows, highlights, and
colors, this is definitely a plug-in worth trying. ...
some clever masking options that allow you to separate
parts of the image for ndependent
John Lewell, The Digital Photographer's