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Review: Dreamweaver CC-2014 skews towards designers

With the newly released Dreamweaver CC-2014, Adobe is making things easier for designers while at the same time providing some limited advancements for developers. This change may not go down so well with developers who work, live, and breath code. But for Designers who wish to have the power of Dreamweaver without having to stare at code, this may be a sigh of relief.

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Adobe’s Creative Cloud is still evolving, for better and worse

Adobe is now branding/naming their software on an annual basis. Thus, this years updates will be CC-2014, and it’s safe to assume that subsequent releases will be CC-2015, CC-2016, etc. This is important because some of the software is radically changing, most specifically Photoshop.

Review: PhotoSweeper duplicate photo cleaner

PhotoSweeper promises spring cleaning for your photo library, and the app does not disappoint. It’s like a personal trainer for your photo library: it can slim down your photo library and speed up your iPhoto/Aperture experience, and it’s got a great interface and powerful functionality to boot.

Adobe unveils new hardware, updates Creative Cloud, mobile photo apps

Yesterday, Adobe unleashed a slew of app updates and some new hardware for photographers and other digital creatives. There were updates to mobile and desktop apps, some brand new apps, and even a new appcessory bundle consisting of a digital sketch pen, ruler, and companion apps.

Macphun announces Creative Kit Plus bundle

It’s almost summertime, and that means it’s almost time for river race adventures, or at least outdoor fun. And if you’re going to be documenting it in photos, Macphun has a new summer bundle you’ll want to know about. It’s called the Creative Kit Plus bundle, and it makes $260 worth of their photo editing tools for OS X available for only $99.00.

Macphun’s Intensify, Intensify Pro updated

Macphun’s Intensify and Intensify Pro apps represent some of the best standalone photo editors, and a recent update has brought several important new features to these detail-enhancing photo apps.

Win one of four Macphun photo effect apps for OS X this Memorial Day

It’s Memorial Day weekend, which should afford you plenty of opportunities for some great photos: parade floats, C-130 fly-bys, family gathered around the grill, or perhaps something a little more reverent. As such, AppleTell is teaming up with Macphun to give away a copy of four of their popular photo effects apps for OS X, and all you need to do to enter is pay attention to Twitter.

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Review: MacDraft 6.1 has caught up to big screens

MacDraft, the first CAD software for the Mac is still the easiest CAD there is, and this is a great update; it portends great directions for Microspot to build upon for future updates. The implementation of some of these features are certainly not perfect, but they are very welcome additions and show a strong promise of things to come.

Review: Focus 2 Pro image enhancement software for OS X

Macphun has given us a number of great tools for iOS and OS X, and their Focus product is certainly no exception. Light field cameras hold some promise of providing simple after-the-shot adjustments for your photos, but complex focus situations like tilt-shift, macro, and portrait photography still require one of two things: an expensive lens combined with perfect technique, or stellar software. Focus 2 Pro is, luckily, the latter.

Hands-on with the Adobe Illustrator 17.1 update

While there are a number of new features and enhancements to Adobe Illustrator v17.1, there are several that stand out for my work-flow. When it comes to the one for I’ve been waiting for the longest, making the choice was about as easy as anything I’ve ever encountered: rounded corners.

Adobe adds Lightroom Mobile to its Photoshop family

Okay, you’ve just loaded a day’s worth of images into Lightroom, and now, somewhat tired, you want to sit back on the couch or up in bed and go through your images. You need to play Keep & Toss, and perhaps try some presets on those images, as well as try some individual adjustments. Starting today, you can load the collection into your iPad and do the same ratings, same presets, and same adjustments you’d normally do on your computer.

Appidemic: PicGIF for Mac

You’ve all seen the animated GIFs on the various entertainment news sites, right? Those looping animations of bizarre facial reactions or of dancers falling down for our entertainment? They can be quite comical and they can be quite annoying, but either way, they’re now very easy to make with apps such as PicGIF from Pearl Mountain Technology.