Photo-editing Mac app Luminar adds support for MacBook Pro’s new Touch Bar

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Luminar, photo editing software by Macphun, can now be controlled on the new MacBook Pro Touch Bar
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Macphun, creator of sophisticated imaging software for Mac-centric photographers, has updated its new Luminar app to support the MacBook Pro’s Touch Bar.

Luminar is all-in-one photo-editing software with more than 300 tools, include simple presets, to bring a finished style to the work of photographers of all skill levels. It was launched last month.

Luminar takes the negatives out of photo editing

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Luminar by Macphun shows its might with simple pre-sets and slider bars.
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If Apple has made photography for the masses easy, then Macphun wants to knock down remaining barriers that might keep some from using software to bring creative style to those photos.

It’s latest Mac-based photo editing software, Luminar, is its first all-in-one app that will include a variety of features to help photographers of all levels make corrections and bring creative finishing to their images.

Macphun makes its HDR app more dynamic

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Aurora HDR 2017 pulls a beautiful and natural image from the brink of dullness.
Aurora HDR 2017 pulls a beautiful and natural image from the brink of dullness.
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The iris in the human eye sees more than what your camera records. Photo-imaging software company Macphun seemed to solve this problem last year with Aurora HDR, an easy-to-use tool that gives a final photograph the luminosity experienced by your eye.

On Wednesday, Macphun rolled out a new version of the software that can make a single natural-looking image from three exposures in as little as one click.

This photo-sharing app adds voices to your photos

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everyStory allows you to curate digital photos albums and add audio to each photo.
everyStory allows you to curate digital photos albums and add audio to each photo.
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Dave Keene had colon cancer and wouldn’t be sure until after surgery whether it would kill him. What he did know for sure was if it did, his young son would eventually forget the sound of his voice.

Keene, a veteran engineer in the gaming industry, used his time before surgery to develop an iOS app that would change that. He created everyStory, a kind of digital photo album that includes audio attached to each photo.

Pixelated pictures? Eliminating noise takes just one click

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Macphun's new software, Noiseless, makes removing the pixel distortion known as noise easy.
Macphun's new software, Noiseless, makes removing the pixel distortion known as noise easy.
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You don’t need a formal photography education to make a pretty good snap. But sometimes, it would be nice to have a simple fix for a technical challenge without requiring a textbook or expensive software.

Take noise. In non-scientific terms, it’s the appearance that your pictures were taken in a sandstorm. It generally happens when you are shooting in low light. Lots of microscopic bits of colorful grain across your images.

The team at Macphun has created new software for Mac users with a series of simple sliders that let you take noise out of your photos. The aptly named Noiseless can have photos looking better with just a couple of intuitive steps.