onOne Software is currently giving away “Perfect Effects 8” FREE

You’d be crazy not to take advantage of this offer!

Petapixel says:

Perfect Effects 8 includes a plethora of presets for you to apply to your images. From the classic black and white to HDR effects, Perfect Effects 8 makes use of 23 different groups of presets, with more than 100 presets in total. Beyond the presets being adjustable, you can also include adjustable gradients, adjustment brush, the ability to sharpen and add borders.

It can be used as a standalone app, as well as an Aperture, Lightroom, or Photoshop plugin, making sure it’ll fit in nicely with your workflow, whatever programs it may consist of.

Auto-import your iPhone photos using OS X’s Image Capture


This is useful for folks who want a minimal effort way to backup their iPhone photos.

I was talking to a friend on Facebook (hi Kelly!) and she mentioned how many hundreds and hundreds of photos she had on her iPhone.

I asked her, “When is the last time you backed up your iPhone?”

And, like so many people, she gave me exactly the answer I was expecting. “I don’t know…”


If you have a Mac, read this article and set up Image Capture (a free app already on your Mac OS X running machine) to automagically back up your iPhone photos.

Orient – The Self Aligning Camera

I’ve often wondered if my eyes are on straight.

I know that sounds funny but it’s true. The vast majority of my DSLR and iPhone shots are just ever so slightly crooked. It’s REALLY annoying.

Orient’s goal is to help you (well…me) solve the issue of crooked photos. It actually works fairly well.

Simply choose what aspect ratio you want your photos to be in and the app uses your iPhone’s gyroscope to make every shot you take is level and straight. It’s free so give it a shot.