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    Hello ,
    Is there any programs like Helicon Filter for the Mac ?
    Something perfect just for photo optimization and under $100

    Helicon Soft: Helicon Filter
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodney9 View Post
    Hello ,
    Is there any programs like Helicon Filter for the Mac ?
    Something perfect just for photo optimization and under $100

    Helicon Soft: Helicon Filter
    Well is there any good photo optimization software for under, say, $200,
    I just said one hundred as Helicon Filter is $60.

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    Would you consider Aperture at $260?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aladdin View Post
    Would you consider Aperture at $260?
    [sarcasm]
    It's made by Apple, For Mac OS X, is a Pro Application and most importantly it's too expensive by just $60. Of course Rodney9 would not consider it!
    [/sarcasm]

    However - you may consider this... Pixelmator or you could just try, like I did, doing a search of the Apple > Download > Imaging & 3D section.
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    Could you explain more what do you mean by photo optimization. If you mean basic stuff like sharpen, levels, curves, etc. Adobe Elements is pretty good and just about a $100. Also there is Pixelmator (Pixelmator) and Iris (Nolobe - Iris - The Ultimate Image Editor For Mac OS X)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aladdin View Post
    Would you consider Aperture at $260?
    I guess maybe I would if it ran on my Mac, sadly my 2 and 1/2 year old one is to old.
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    there's always online editors like picnik that are free, but they have premium services for an annual fee
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    Quote Originally Posted by sebasporto View Post
    Could you explain more what do you mean by photo optimization. If you mean basic stuff like sharpen, levels, curves, etc. Adobe Elements is pretty good and just about a $100. Also there is Pixelmator (Pixelmator) and Iris (Nolobe - Iris - The Ultimate Image Editor For Mac OS X)
    Helicon Soft: Features
    these features seem just about perfect.

    I will try Pixelmator again, when I first tried it ages ago it was quite clunky and slow.
    I did try Iris but it was unbelievably slow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodney9 View Post
    I will try Pixelmator again, when I first tried it ages ago it was quite clunky and slow.
    I did try Iris but it was unbelievably slow.
    Then again... they may be designed for newer Macs, just like Aperture.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lutze View Post
    Then again... they may be designed for newer Macs, just like Aperture.
    I think you are correct, even the latest version of Pixelmator is to hard to use, waiting for beach balls all the time.
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    ChocoFlop and Image Tricks are basically GUIs for CoreImage.

    Also check out Apple - Downloads - Mac OS X - Imaging & 3D.

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    i use bibble pro - 129 US or even the lite version is good for $70 US.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tannyboy View Post
    i use bibble pro - 129 US or even the lite version is good for $70 US.

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    Bibble looks very good, pity it wont open my raw shots, hope they update soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodney9 View Post
    Bibble looks very good, pity it wont open my raw shots, hope they update soon.
    im guessing youve got the 1.01 firmware on your pentax - as it it supports the K20D

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    Quote Originally Posted by tannyboy View Post
    im guessing youve got the 1.01 firmware on your pentax - as it it supports the K20D
    Yes quite right. I found on their web forum a roundabout fix for Pentax K20D V1.01 raw 'PEF" files. You need to download 'exiftool' just google it. First make a backup of the files, just in case, then in Terminal cd to the folder and then run the command - exiftool -Make="PENTAX Corporation" *.pef

    But I don't think I'll bother with Bibble V4 as it keeps crashing, maybe v5 will be better.
    They say v5 will be out later this year, whether it will still run on a G4, who knows.

    Looks like I'll have to be satisfied with PSE v4 until I can find a lazy grand or two for an intel mac and aperture, oh well I can dream.
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