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Rebelle 5

Rebelle 5 specializes in realistic looking watercolor, acrylic, and oil paintings. Rebelle offers real-time simulations of paint and ink flows, color blending, diffusion, and drying. It reproduces the ways media naturally behave… Rebelle 5

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AliveColors 4

AliveColors is a photo editing program that also has a full set of painting and drawing tools. It provides tools for retouching, drawing, and vector graphics, photo enhancement adjustments, and a gallery of striking filters. AliveColors 4 introduces the new AI neural filters for fast and high-quality image processing. AliveColors 4

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Exposure X7

Exposure X7 is a photo editor that was designed for hobbyist and pro photographers who want to create artistic images from their photos. It is a full featured program that has many options and presets that you can use to adjust the look of your photos. Exposure comes as a standalone program and as a Lightroom […]

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Boris Continuum FCP 2021

Continuum FCP 2021 comes with a set of 90 creative effects (HDR compliant) and 1000s of professionally-designed drag and drop presets. These can be used in both Final Cut Pro and Motion. Boris Continuum FCP 2021

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Toast 19 Pro

Toast can Burn, author, copy, and secure USBs, CDs, DVDs, and Blu-ray discs (Toast does not rip, capture, or copy encrypted or copy-protected content). It also comes with creativity software and media management tools. Toast 19 Pro

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GRFX Studio Pro AI

GRFX Studio Pro AI is a non-destructive photo enhancing program that comes with more than 2000 effects that you can apply to your photos. GRFX Studio Pro AI

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Inspirit 1.1.5

Inspirit is a program that makes colorful still or animated mandalas and kaleidoscope designs. You can draw them as a static image or watch the design slowly morph into new designs. Inspirit

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AliveColors 3

AliveColors is a photo editing program that also has a full set of painting and drawing tools. It provides multiple tools for retouching, drawing, and vector graphics, photo enhancement adjustments, and a gallery of striking filters. AliveColors has been designed to support the needs and user levels from the beginner to the pro user. AliveColors […]

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Amberlight 2

Amberlight is a program that creates computer generated fractal images and animations. These include swirling patterns, glows, and light trails. The resulting images can be used as-is or incorporated into your other digitally created artwork (Figure 3) or videos. Amberlight was made for artists as well as for people without artistic skills who want to […]

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Flame Painter

Flame Painter is a paint and particle effects program that you can use to create original artworks, add light effects to existing photos and artwork, or create impressive (or subtle) backgrounds. Flame Painter

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Kinemac 2

Kinemac is a 2D and 3D Real Time Animation Software for the Mac.It is relatively easy to use and there are a variety of uses that you can put it to, such as 3D animated logos or intro animations for your presentations or vacation videos. Kinemac 2

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Comic Life 3

Comic Life 3 is a program that can (as its name implies) create comic book pages. But that’s not the only thing that it can create. Comic Life 3 can also be used to make various Certificates, Trading cards, Yearbooks, Travel logs, Newspapers, etc. Comic Life 3

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Red Giant Universe

The Red Giant Universe is a community that has a library of effects and transitions for professional editors, visual effects, and motion graphics designers. These effects and transitions work in applications like Final Cut Pro X, Motion, After Effects, and Premiere Pro. I will be using/testing it with Final Cut Pro X. Red Giant Universe

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Audio Hijack

Audio Hijack will record audio coming from the System or from any application, including VoIP calls from Skype and web streams from Safari. According to Rogue Amoeba: “If you can hear it, you can record it”. Audio Hijack

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Chaotica Studio 2

Chaotica is a fractal art application that creates digital art from mathematical algorithms. If your eyes are glazing over, know this, Chaotica is fun to use and there are an infinite amount of fractal designs that it can create. They are gorgeous! Chaotica Studio 2

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SpriteIlluminator is a Normal Map Editor for dynamic lighting and special effects for Sprites (two-dimensional images that are integrated most often in 2D video games).  SpriteIlluminator

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PaintX is a Final Cut Pro X plug-in that lets you paint brush strokes right onto your video. This can be used to remove blemishes on skin, paint out unwanted objects such as power lines or antennas, apply digital makeup, warp and stretch part of the video, or repair scratched video. PaintX

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Smart Photo Editor Studio

Smart Photo Editor is a photo editing tool which comes with many preferences that you can tweak to adjust the colors, contrast, etc. of your photos. It also comes with thousands of effects that you can apply to your photo. Smart Photo Editor Studio

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Home Inventory 3

Keep track of all of your possessions for insurance claims, to designate which items go to your different heirs, etc. Home Inventory 3

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The problem with SSD drives is that they have a finite amount of erases and rewrites that they can handle. When they reach this limit, their performance can begin to degrade, or they can stop working entirely. Lifespan keeps track of your SSDs or oth- er flash storage’s remaining life… Lifespan

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AliveColors 2

AliveColors is a photo editing program that also has a full set of painting and drawing tools. It has been designed to support the needs and user levels from the beginner to the pro user. AliveColors 2

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Swift Publisher

Looking for a full-featured, reasonably-priced desktop publishing program? Swift Publisher from might be just right for you Swift Publisher

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TechTool Pro 13

TechTool Pro is a full featured diagnostic and repair utility that can check your software, hardware, and peripherals for problems. If TechTool Pro finds problems with your Mac, it will let you know and will provide straightforward advice on how to proceed. TechTool Pro 13

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PortraitPro Body Studio 3

PortraitPro Body Studio 3 is a full body editor that will help you shave off those extra pounds in your photos. It can be an invaluable tool for professionals. They can use it to tweak the look and shape of their models. PortraitPro Body Studio 3

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Blow Up 3

Have you ever had a time when you needed to enlarge a small photo to fit a larger frame or make it large enough to hang as a poster on the wall? Did you get the dreaded blurriness or stair-step pixelation when the image was enlarged? You aren’t alone. This is a problem for a […]

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Neat Image 8.5

Neat Image is a program that removes digital noise from photos but leaves the details untouched. Neat Image can make images look sharper with- out degradation of image quality (which is usually inevitable with noisy images). It works with photos from cameras, scanned negative and positive films as well as scanned printed photos. Neat Image […]

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Color Finale 2

Color Finale 2 is a professional color grading and image processing plug-in for Final Cut Pro X. It was created for videographers, editors, and Colorists (both hobbyist and Pros). It contains a complete professional color tool set familiar to professional Colorists. Color Finale 2

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Akvis Chameleon 10.3

Akvis Chameleon is a photo collage program. Though it can make a tradi- tional collage (with overlapping pho- tos), Akvis Chameleon can do much more than that. There are five differ- ent “Modes” that you can choose from – each giving you completely different results. Akvis Chameleon 10.3

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Live Home 3D Pro 3.8

The Live Home 3D Pro program is great tool for designing or decorating a house or a room. It allows you to quickly move from a floor plan to an interior (kitchen layout, furniture placement) or exterior (materials, windows, dormers, roof shape selections).  Live Home 3D Pro 3.8

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Nisus Writer Pro 3

Nisus Writer Pro is a full featured word processing program. Nisus Writer Pro 3

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Snap Art 4

Snap Art will produce images that look like they were made by a human, not a computer. Snap Art uses sophisticated algorithms to simulate a wide array of brush strokes – from small to large. Snap Art

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Cinema Grade

Cinema Grade is a Color Grading plug-in for Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Premiere Pro, or DaVinci Resolve. What is color grading? It is a process of improving the appearance of an image or video by changing vari- ous attributes of an image such as contrast, color, saturation, etc. Cinema Grade

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Affinity Publisher

Affinity Publisher is a desktop publishing program from Seirf (Europe), Ltd., makers of Affinity Photo and Affinity Design. Affinity Publisher lets you create, publish and share electronic or print-ready documents and publications. Affinity Publisher

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Art Text 4

Create  fancy headings, banners, logos, icons, or buttons. Art Text 4

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Neat Video 5

Neat Video is a filter designed to reduce noise and grain in digital video. It can also reduce spots, dots, and lines of relatively large size Neat Video 5

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Landscape Pro Studio Max

LandscapePro Studio Max is a program that you can use to adjust the look or mood of your landscape images. Its approach is very different than other image editors. LandscapePro has you identify different parts of you image by labeling them. Then it uses advanced image recognition technology to detect the different features in your […]

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LaunchBar 6

LaunchBar is a program that helps you quickly access your documents, applications, bookmarks, contacts, search engines, etc. without having to use the mouse or go to the Dock. Instead, you type a quick key combination to bring up LaunchBar (which is around a 1 X 3” rectangle that appears toward the top of the screen) […]

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Amadine is a vector graphic design program. A vector image is different from the typical art program’s Raster image which uses paint brushes to create the design using pixels. Vector graphics are created using Bèzier tools which create smooth curves consisting of linked anchor points along a path to create a shape. Amandine

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Akvis Explosion

Explosion is a program that you can use to add particle and sand explosion effects to your photos, thus creating striking visual effects. Akvis Explosion

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GetSTOMP is a Final Cut Pro X plug-in that gives you Dynamic Text animations and typography. Meaning you can add text titles to your videos that flips, twirls, explodes, moves in and out of frame in various ways. GetSTOMP

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