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Applied Science Fiction Releases ROC and SHO Photoshop Filters

Plugins enhance color correction and manipulation By Dave Nagel
Applied Science Fiction today released two new plugins for Adobe Photoshop--Digital ROC and Digital SHO. The plugins, which are geared toward color correction and manipulation, are available now for Windows, but Mac versions are on their way, according to ASF.

Applied Science Fiction is the creator of Digital ICE and Digital ICE3 and focuses its technologies on photo manipulation and restoration. The new Digital ROC plugin offers automatic color restoration, while Digital SHO automatically reveals details in dark image areas on an image file. The plugins are compatible with host applications that support the Photoshop plugin standard.

Digital ROC removes the color cast from faded images and the effects of tungsten and fluorescent lighting by using proprietary algorithms to analyze the color gradients of an image and determine the optimum tonal curve for each color channel. Digital SHO automatically reveals details hidden in shadows commonly caused by exposure problems such as backlit subjects, uneven flash illumination and partial shade, according to ASF. Digital SHO analyzes and adjusts the gradations of darker image areas to reveal hidden details.

Free trial versions are available for download now (for Windows right now) from ASF. The demo versions are fully functional but apply watermarks to images. To remove the watermarking, users can register the plugins for $49.95 each. For more information, visit

Dave Nagel is the producer of Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; host of several World Wide User Groups, including Synthetik Studio Artist, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe LiveMotion, Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; and executive producer of the Digital Media Net family of publications. You can reach him at

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