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Network printing demystified

The days when sharing a printer over a network required strange voodoo rituals are largely over, but today's heterogeneous configurations that include Windows, OS X and mobile devices pose a challenge of their own.

Give your artwork that comic book look

You can take any photo or drawing and make it look like it belongs in the funny pages. Chris McVeigh walks you through the steps.

Pixelmator 1.6.1 gets Aperture, PhotoBooth support

This photo editor gained a number of perks in its Photo Browser, including support for Aperture and PhotoBooth libraries in addition to iPhoto.

MarsEdit 3.1

MarsEdit 3.1, a desktop application, simplifies the workload for any blogger, but it's best for people who are busy with more than one blog.

Premiere Elements 9

Although Adobe Premiere Elements has been refined over many iterations under Windows, this release marks its first appearance on the Mac. As a result, this “new” product isn’t starting off as a bare-bones editor. Here's our complete review.

Premiere Elements arrives on the Mac

Adobe's consumer video editing program makes its debut on the Mac platform.

Acorn 2.5 gets layer masks, more Automator actions

A major update to this image editor brings a number of new features such as Layer Masks (a Photoshop-like tool) and more Automator actions, as well as a long list of behavior refinements and bug fixes.

Extensis unveils Portfolio Studio

Portfolio Studio provides Web-based tools for small creative teams to locate and convert photos and graphic files.

Free plug-ins for Photoshop

Here’s a round-up of some of the most compelling freeware plug-ins currently available for Photoshop CS3, CS4, and CS5, and Photoshop Elements 8.

Adobe adds HTML5 controls to Illustrator

A new expansion pack to Adobe Illustrator allows designers to build one interface for multiple Web and print platforms.

Finale 2011

Finale 2011's myriad tools and toolbars may be daunting, but it remains a tool capable of satisfying an extraordinary range of musical needs, and its recent enhancements to score output are pitch-perfect.

Vector drawing app Sketch features powerful tools, minimalist design

Bohemian Coding has released Sketch, a new vector drawing app for OS X that features a minimalist design and offers a drawing space of unlimited size and layers.

Red Giant releases Magic Bullet Suite 10

Red Giant Software has released Magic Bullet Suite 10, a collection of color correction tools.

Apple releases iMovie 1.1 for iPhone and iPod touch

Hot on the heels of iOS 4.1, Apple also released iMovie 1.1 on Wednesday, updating its portable movie-editing app. The new version adds a number of significant new features and support for the new fourth-generation iPod touch.

Extensis launches Portfolio Server 9.5

Portfolio Server 9.5 offers new features for previewing and selecting graphics and enhanced file format support.