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 things ...
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
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 plug-in ...
Digital Photo Effects 24,
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...
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. ... It has
some clever masking options that allow you to separate
parts of the image for ndependent
John Lewell, The Digital Photographer's