Posts Tagged ‘zoom blur’

b&w day

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

Last week we (again) fell in love with b&w photography. Consequently, today’s update is b&w all over:

  • Zoom blur can fade out color towards the corners (along with fading into black);
  • there is a new b&w vignette (along with a blurred one) in Camera & Lens tools;
  • all objects in the Decorate tool can be desaturated (ie made b&w);
  • the b&w tool inside Color tools now supports three ways of desaturating a photo;
  • in Camera & Lens tools, the masks’ background can now not only be monotonized, but also desaturated. Also, we added two new masks (circles, one blurred, one sharp).
Zoom blur with fading to b&w

Zoom blur with fading to b&w

Blurred vignette

Blurred vignette

On the blablatechbabble front, we made phixr once more faster. This time, we’ll simply save you the details.

PS: If you find bugs in Phixr, we’d be grateful if you posted them here or on our Facebook page. Thanks!

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The power of selection

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

Good day, fellow phixrs. We just uploaded a new version with the following visual improvements:

  • The Color effects, Blur/Soften/Distort tools and sharpen tools now support the selection. Remember this one? “Selecting” means marking a part of the image by clicking left, moving the mouse and releasing the button. The area covered will highlight, and this is called a “selection”. The news is that you can now sepia-tone only a part of the image, and this goes for all the tools mentioned in the beginning.
  • Phixr now stores three steps of your work to which you can return using the undo tool. “Revert” can also be undone.
  • The zoom blur tool has two new features: First, you can select a center. Second, you can select the size of this center (in form of a circle’s radius) which remains unblurred. The radial blur tool also allows selecting a center now.
  • New glass tile effect in Blur/Soften/Distort tools
  • The border tool offers a wooden picture frame.
all-at-once

Using the selection to restrict effects to specific areas of the image

Using the inverted selection

Using the inverted selection

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We kept them flowing

Monday, January 18th, 2010

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)

Unsharp mask (in "sharpen" tools)

Make love, not war (in "Color tools")

Make love, not war (in "Color tools")

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