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10 May 2013

In this recurring column, we'll highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at ACDSee Pro, Pixemator, HoudahGeo and Akvis Refocus.

  • ACD Systems has released its $99.99 ACDSee Pro for Mac 3.0 with hierarchical keywords, Retina display support and a faster photo search. And until May 21 it's $84.99.
  • The $14.99 Pixelmator 2.2 [M], available on in the Mac App Store, adds a Shapes palette, Smart Shapes Tools (for editing outlines), a Shapes Style palette, a Convert Text-to-Shape function, a context-sensitive Smart Move Tool, a Paint Selection Tool, a Light Leak effect, improved type and drawing tools, and performance improvements.
  • Houdah Software has released its $29 HoudahGeo 3.4 [M] with support for track logs from QR codes, the ability to infer camera clock settings when given a capture time, automatic camera clock setup, preservation of map bounds and zoom level when switching providers and more.
  • Akvis has released its $39 Refocus 3.5 [MW] featuring "an advanced algorithm with the improved image processing speed for Tilt-Shift and Iris Blur modes."

More to come...

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