Imagine taking a snapshot of a poster with your iPhone and then be able to OCR the text on it. Or scan a book without pressing it hard onto the flatbed glass plate, breaking its back in the process, and still being able to OCR by compensating for the curvature. Or OCR a screenshot… Prizmo 2 promises all that and more, but does it perform?
Have you ever wanted to know everything there was to know about High Dynamic Range (HDR) images? Then the HDRI Handbook 2.0 by Christian Bloch is a must-have.
There are plenty of remote controls for your dSLR camera to choose from, but one trumps all others in terms of versatility, capabilities and power. The Promote Control is being touted as a High Dynamic Range (HDR) remote, but it’s actually closer to a handheld dedicated computer with which you can control your camera’s shutter, aperture and focus.
Final Cut Pro X is great for doing time-lapse video. You just import your images in Final Cut Pro X, drag them to the timeline and set their duration to something you like. Create a compound clip and you can even apply all your plug-in effects to the clip. With 12MP images, you can create 2K video, but working in 2K is slower than in 1080p. Here’s a tip to avoid the slow-down.
It’s hard to imagine if you’re not a commercial photographer, but just as you can get Repetitive Stress Injury (RSI) from using a mouse, could you get it from pushing a shutter release button a couple of hundred times a day? Even if you don’t, have you ever considered what the vibration of pushing the button does to image sharpness? There’s a fix for everything: in this case, it could be a ProDot.
The BALLED Pro lights are small LED lights with an output of 125 lumen. They’re suitable for object and food photography, can help with portrait shooting and are great as a portable lighting kit when shooting video interviews. Due to their quality, I wouldn’t hesitate to call these the Rolls-Royces or Hasselblads of LED photo lights.
MailTags 3 allows you to organise mail, based on the “Process, Organize, Monitor” principle. MailTags 3.2 just got a lot smarter and interactive by including Smart Mailboxes and Notifications.
Creaceed’s Hydra Pro 3 is an image editor specifically targeting High Dynamic Range (HDR) images. Up to seven images can be imported in Hydra Pro 3 out of which the program will make one HDR image with your edits applied. Hydra Pro 3 proved to be simple to operate, but also offers ample control of the creative process.