Hallo again. The last post is already over a week old, shame on us. It’s not that we aren’t writing, thing is that we’re writing program code these days… and lots of it. Here is today’s list of news:
- The old “despeckle” tool grew into a “noise tools” tool, and we added a film grain feature. (Well, not a big deal: You can add some noise to your photo. Looks good sometimes.)
- The “blur tools” now also have motion blur, zoom blur and a new, much faster radial blur. Furthermore, you can now pixelize your photo, like it was part of a computer game in the 1980s.
- The “sharpen” tool got a new “unsharp mask” feature. You can create high-contrast photos using this (however, this is neiher HDR, nor “HDR-ish”).
- The “color tools” got some additional friends: “Make love, not war” make your photo like it’s been taken in the early 1970s (or 60, if you like). “Sobel” shows the photo’s edges, looks good if blended into the original photo. The “poster” and “two-color” tools aren’t new, but found a more suitable home here. Also, they allow more adjustments now.
- In the “special effects” section, we have a new “magic halo” tool. Have a look yourself, it’s hard to describe.
- Wherever you could mix the original photo into the processed one, you can now not only mix (“normal”), but apply various operators known from the “decorate” and “mix photos” tools.
- We again updated our contrast and brightness feature. The contrast now works adaptive to the very photo’s histogram.
- We again updated the preview feature in the blur, noise, sharpen, special fx tools.
- JPG and PDF can now be downloaded/saved in various quality levels, and you get a preview of the compresseion quality result. PNG8 is now supported.
We hope that we can catch up on the blog front soon. Until then, as usual, we leave you with a few random samples for the new features:
Unsharp mask (in "sharpen" tools)
Make love, not war (in "Color tools")
Phixr Online Photo Editor