Bamboo Fun tablet

It may take a while to get accustomed to using a tablet; but if you stick with it, you’ll find that the Bamboo offers a natural approach to drawing, photo retouching, handwriting, and navigating that boosts comfort, creativity, and efficiency.

Fluid Mask 3

Fluid Mask 3.0.2 is a very effective tool for separating objects from their backgrounds. It offers a variety of useful features for tackling almost any difficult image, from wispy hair to complex foliage. Online video tutorials and live training sessions help ease the learning curve.

Snap Art

Snap Art offers a painless way for consumers and professionals to create natural-media art from photographs. Its ease of use and variety of customizable effects make it an efficient alternative to Photoshop’s native brushes and actions.

Pantone huey

Pantone’s huey is a good product for photography hobbyists who are just getting started in color management. It is affordable, easy to use, and fast. Its ability to continually adjust a monitor for changes in room lighting make it even more attractive.

PhotoKit Color 2.0

PhotoKit Color 2.0.2 is a top-notch plug-in that offers excellent color effects and color-correction tools via a straightforward interface. It will be most valuable to users with some knowledge of photographic processes.


Exposure is a good choice for professional photographers who want a quick way to simulate the look of a favorite film stock. The plug-in’s film emulations look quite authentic and are easy to preview and apply.