The 2007 POP Awards: Software

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Adobe Lightroom 1.1For power Photoshop CS3 users, Lightroom 1.1 ($299, direct) is the perfect workflow accessory. It's an advanced image organizer, but can also speed up RAW file conversion, basic editing and retouching, printing, and resizing of photos. Best of all, it works on both PCs and Macs. (www.adobe.com)More Reading Inside Digital Photo - Adobe Lightroom Super Show The $199 Photoshop Killer?
Kodak Custom CreationsPC owners with a creative streak are downloading this free software by the thousands. No wonder. Its innovative 3D engine automatically organizes your favorite images into live versions of photo books, mugs, T-shirts, posters, and several other neat projects. Rearrange, add text and special effects, then order your completed projects online through Kodak's affiliated network of photo labs. (www.kodak.com)
Mpix BooksStart by downloading the free Mpix book software for PC or Mac, choose a format (size, hard or soft cover, color, etc.), drag in some images, and you're nearly finished with your coffee table masterpiece. Borders, text, and special effects are easy to add, and the bound volume (20 pages start at $20) arrives in just a few days. (www.mpix.com)
Nik Dfine 2.0Low-light and sports shooters contend with noisy images when they boost their camera's ISO setting to the ceiling. Nik's Dfine 2.0 software uses its U Point technology to let you selectively target grainy areas (such as shadows), and takes the grain pain away. (www.niksoftware.com)More Reading Editor's Choice 2007: Imaging Software Five Must-Have Software Programs
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