With all the hype and hoopla surrounding Steve Jobsâ€™ iPhone launch, it was easy to overlook the more serious business of image editing at the Macworld Expo held last week in San Francisco. There were of course some remarkable image editing software on display at Macworld intended for the professional workflow or for novice photographers.
ColorBender by 4G Color offers a clean interface to editing images. At the top of the window is a blue text readout of important information about the image and the operation being performed, but in natural English language, not computerese.
Vertus (Heligon) demonstrated the forthcoming Version 3.0 of its Fluid Mask plug-in for Adobe Photoshop, and Light Crafts likewise showed Macworld attendees Version 2.1 of its acclaimed LightZone editing program, a non-destructive editing tool that implements the Zone System for digital images.
Also at Macworld: Stunt Software, Blurb, Hoodman Corp., LC Tech, and Nikon USA who demoed a beta version of its Capture NX.