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Digital Film Tools Releases Power Stroke, Light! and Ozone for Apple Aperture 2.1 and aboveThe new software can now be downloaded at www.digitalfilmtools.com (April 20, 2008)
With the release of Power Stroke, Light! and Ozone for Aperture 2.1, Apples expansive photo editing and management tool, Digital Film Tools (www.digitalfilmtools.com) affirms its on-going commitment to bring innovative new products to the imaging marketplace and offers greater reach in the digital imaging software market. We are excited that Apple invited us to be one of a very select group to participate in their Aperture plug-in product launch. The performance, flexibility and creative control our software provides, is a perfect match for the powerful tools provided with Aperture 2.1.
Designed with the creative workflow of digital photographers, graphic designers and artists in mind, Power Stroke introduces a simple, interactive stroke-based interface to quickly and intuitively perform targeted adjustments. Instead of meticulously selecting regions or hand-painting masks, regions of interest are isolated by drawing a few simple brush strokes with adjustments then made only in those areas. Strokes can be assigned multiple corrections and effects such as color correction, recoloring or desaturation, colorization of black and white images, blur, fill light for dimly lit image areas and diffusion/glow. Using patented algorithms, Power Stroke produces high-quality results at a fraction of the complexity and computational cost of previous techniques. At long last, gestural selection, colorization and image adjustment have been combined into one natural, fast and easy process.
Light! allows photographers, designers and artists to add light to a scene where none existed before just as if you were adding light at the time of shooting. Realistic lighting and shadow is introduced using the entire pattern/gobo library created by GAMPRODUCTS, INC. Normally used in front of lights during photography, these same exact patterns can now be applied digitally to the entire image or inside a selection. There are 565 patterns to choose from including blendables, breakups, Christmas, cityscapes and towns, clouds, fences and openings, fire and water, flags, flowers, foliage, holidays and symbols, moons, natural elements, religion, signage, sky and stars, spirals, spotlights and pinspots, stones and brick, structures and sets, themes, trees, vignettes and windows.
Ozone is a unique filter that allows photographers, designers and artists to manipulate the color of an image with incredible flexibility and accuracy. Inspired by Ansel Adams Zone System for still photography, Digital Film Tools has created "The Digital Zone System". To reproduce the infinite palette of colors, tones and brightness of the world around us, the Digital Zone System takes the spectrum of image values and divides them into 11 discrete zones. With Ozone, the color and brightness of each zone can be independently adjusted until youve painted a new picture. All zones can be adjusted and viewed in context and you dont have to commit to the adjustments until all zones are corrected.
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