Friday 5: Google Assistant, Twitch, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, Snapseed, and Calorie Mama

In this week's Friday 5, Google Assistant finally comes to a wide range of Android devices and adds SMS functions, Twitch adds a Twitter-like broadcaster feed, Lightroom lets you take photos with HDR processing, Snapseed adds shareable templates, and the popular Calorie Mama app can detect your food based on a photo.

Google Assistant extends its aid

Google Assistant, a conversational AI like Siri, has been built into Google's Pixel phones since those were launched in October 2016 -- but were found... Read More »

Topics: Windows Software , Mac Software , Android Software , iOS Software

Tags: App Guides , iOS , Google , Twitter , image editor , Android apps , Photoshop

Adobe adds Photoshop Fix and Capture CC

Adobe executives debuted two new iOS apps at this year's Adobe Max event: Adobe Photoshop Fix and Adobe Capture CC. Both are free and available now.

Before, if you wanted to edit a photo on your iPhone or iPad, your main Adobe options were Photoshop Express or Photoshop Touch -- that is, if you only needed Photoshop's core functions.

Adobe Photoshop Fix lets photo enthusiasts of all skill levels complete more sophisticated and precise touch-and-drag-based... Read More »

Topics: iOS Software

Tags: Adobe , Photoshop

Get Ashampoo Photo Commander for half off

Few photo editors can fulfill most users' needs. Editing software is often either too limited even for beginners or an overwhelming set of tools that would intimidate most pros. Ashampoo rises above the rest by offering something for everyone in one convenient application. Get this highly rated universal toolkit for half off the regular price -- at only $24.99.

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Tags: Windows software , Adobe , Photoshop , GIMP

Get Zoner Photo Studio for free

Update May 16, 2014: This offer has been extended until Sunday, May 18, 2014, thanks to the folks over at Zoner!

For the next48 hours, you can grab a copy of Zoner Photo Studio 15 PRO for free. A popular full-featured suite, Photo Studio is a regular favorite with our editors and audience. Both professional and amateur photographers can greatly benefit from this easy-to-learn image manager and editor. With a plethora of tools, settings, and customizability,... Read More »

Tags: Windows software , photography , Adobe , Photoshop

Stock up on over $1K of digital design goodies

Digital commerce startup, StackSocial, has recently launched their Mega Design Bundle 2.0, packed full of design element goodies. Built for designers of all levels, the bundle has over $1K worth of art resources for the low price of only $50.

Pros will appreciate being able to expand their collection of stock vectors and icons at a discount. Enthusiasts can give their digital media a cleaner and more professional look. Newcomers can step up their game with... Read More »

Topics: Mac Software

Tags: Windows , Mac , Windows software , Photoshop , design

FX Photo Studio is the quick solution to creating great images

Photographers of any skill level, from amateur to professional, will appreciate FX Photo Studio Pro's offerings of tools and filters. With over 150 effects to choose from and manual controls to adjust critical elements of your photos, FX Photo Studio makes a great addition to any Editor's toolbox.

Ideal for when you need to make crucial adjustments to your images quickly, FX Photo Studio's layout will win over novices and professionals, alike, with its approachable and intuitive interface. ... Read More »

Topics: Mac Software

Tags: Apple , Mac , photography , image editor , Photoshop

Edit like a pro with Zoner Photo Studio 15, now 60 percent off

Update May 9, 2013: This offer has been extended, thanks to the folks over at Zoner!

The full-featured image-editing suite Zoner Photo Studio 15 has a bit of something for everyone, from budding amateurs to eager enthusiasts to professional photographers. Whether you need to retouch a few snapshots or batch edit huge photo collections, ZPS has you covered. Need to organize your entire image gallery? Try Zoner Photo Studio's built-in Manager feature. You can create beautiful panoramas, have... Read More »

Tags: Windows software , photography , Photoshop

Adobe's aggressive plans for Creative Cloud

SAN FRANCISCO--Adobe took over the modern art collections on the De Young Museum's off-day today to introduce its Creative Suite 6 and a modern, cutting-edge synchronization system called Creative Cloud.

What we already know about the Creative Cloud is this: It's a significantly cheaper way to get access to the Adobe Creative Suite, with the major difference being that you pay a monthly fee instead of a buying a one-time, "perpetual" subscription. The Creative Cloud license gets you access to... Read More »

Topics: Mac Software

Tags: Windows software , Adobe , Photoshop

Even old master Photoshop can learn new tricks

Unlike its predecessor, which didn't really offer much in the way of new features but overhauled its look, Photoshop CS5 (Windows | Mac) leaves the interface practically untouched to focus on major feature improvements.

The big changes include automatic lens correction, better high dynamic range processing, content-aware filling, "intelligent selection", and enhanced tools for 3D image creation in Photoshop Extended (Windows | Mac). More than three dozen minor tweaks were also made, small improvements--such as building... Read More »

Topics: Mac Software

Tags: First Look , Windows software , Photoshop

First Look video: Photoshop CS3 (Mac)

Photoshop CS3 for Mac is still your top choice if you're serious about image editing. Loaded with features for color-correction, photo enhancements, filters, effects, and layer management, Photoshop is the pro-level image-editing software to measure all others by. If you'd like a closer look at some of the features Photoshop CS3 has to offer, check out our First Look video to see if you're ready to download the trial.

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Topics: Mac Software

Tags: First Look , images , Photoshop , digital photography