Analog updated with new photo filters, Retina support, and more

Realmac Software on Wednesday updated Analog ( )—its photo filtering software for the Mac—to version 1.2. In addition to improved support for Mountain Lion and the MacBook Pro with Retina Display, Analog 1.2 adds a variety of improvements for editing your photographs.

Among the new features are a pair of options for better positioning your filtered photos as you apply frames. In previous incarnations of Analog, you could apply borders to your photos, but couldn’t control the specifics of how those borders looked. In version 1.2, however, you can drag the original photo to better center it inside its frame, and you can choose to zoom in or out on the image within its frame, too.

That addresses a criticism we levied against the app in our initial review. Before, frames cropped photos too destructively in some cases; now, that’s no longer a problem. It’s a significant improvement.

Also new in Analog is the ability to send photographs to the software from iPhoto and Aperture. As you save photos in Analog, they’re automatically updated back in your photo library software as well.

Rounding out the release are four new built-in photo filters, bringing Analog’s total filter collection to 28.

The update fails to add a small handful of features we’re still eager to see: the ability to set captions and titles for photos before sending them to Facebook, along with a Twitter sharing option.

Analog costs $20 and is available in the Mac App Store; it requires Mac OS X Lion 10.7.3 or later.

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