Archive for the Software/Hardware Category

New OnOne software to debut

Posted in Software/Hardware with tags , , , on November 15, 2011 by bayouphoto

new portrait retouching plug in coming soon

Nik Color Efex Pro 4

Posted in Software/Hardware with tags , , , , , , , , , on September 28, 2011 by bayouphoto

It is out and I just downloaded the trial version. I will be running a review soon but for now here are some videos to see the new features

What’s new

Using multiple filters

Control Points

Single filter

Streamlined digital filters


Download the trial and give it a try.

Nik Color Efex Pro 4

Posted in Software/Hardware with tags , , , , , on September 15, 2011 by bayouphoto

Nik software is announcing the next version of it’s award winning software Color Efex Pro 4

I’m excited because it finally addresses one of the issues I have with most plug in software. Except for onOne they all required  you to open, save and re open to add each effect. You could not open and add multiple effects until now. With this version you can stack multiple effects (ie. tonal contrast/brilliance and warmth) and preview the effect before applying. You are now able to  see the interaction of each effect and  how it relates to the final process.

Although, to me, this is the best feature there are many new filters and effects to make the upgrade worth while. I took forward to trying out the demo when it is released.

Topaz Labs B&W Effects

Posted in Software/Hardware with tags , , , on September 14, 2011 by bayouphoto

Training video from Topaz Labs

Topaz Labs B&W Effects Remember it is 50% off till the 18th

Topaz B&W Effects

Posted in Software/Hardware with tags , , , , , , , , on September 5, 2011 by bayouphoto

Topaz Labs makers of the fine editing software Adjust and Details just came out with their first B&W conversion software, B&W Effects. If you don’t have a B&W plug in converter it is a steal at $59.99 but for a limited time (Sept. 18) you can get it for the unheard of price $29.99. Now that is a great deal. Just use code bwandbeyond. I will try to get an overview video up soon.

On another note my nephew has finished his cancer radiation treatments, so I won’t have to be staying in Shreveport during the week. Maybe with the cooler weather and more time I can get back into the blogging swing.

Tutorial Tuesday: Perfect Layers and textures

Posted in Software/Hardware, Tutorial Tuesday with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on August 2, 2011 by bayouphoto

Using Perfect Layers to add textures to photographs

Tech Thursday: Topaz Labs Infocus

Posted in Software/Hardware, Tip Thursday on July 7, 2011 by bayouphoto

Review of an exciting new editing software plug in by Topaz Labs.

Today will mark a change in the Bayou Photography web blog. I will be switching to a theme based format to streamline the posts. I will continue my rants, thoughts and Ideas but most of them will e over on my Face book page.

The columns will be:

Blue Monday: where the dominate color is blue

Tutorial Tuesday: where we will review software, do how to’s for both   photography and editing.

Wacky Wednesday: where we will have fun with photos

Thirsty Thursday: the main theme will be water

Foto Friday: where I will feature a photo taken that day for my photo a week

Saturated Saturday: the main theme will be bright saturated colors

Somber Sunday: photos with a somber or dramatic look.

My personal outlooks, thoughts and adventures will be over on my facebook page