DxO has released Filmpack 4, the newest version of its popular effects software. Filmpack 4 adds 65 new effects including emulations of famous films such as Kodak Ektachrome, Fuji Superia and Agfa APX. Available in two editions, Essential and Expert, a single FilmPack 4 license can be used as a plug-in for Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Photoshop Elements, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, Apple Aperture, and DxO Optics Pro, and as a standalone application for Mac and Windows. Special upgrade pricing is available for owners of Filmpack 3.
The controls panel has been entirely redesigned so as to give users even quicker access to the settings and effects that are specific to either color or black & white processing. A search engine and a “Favorites” feature have been added to let users directly access their preferred renderings. And a new “Snapshots” feature (in the Expert edition) lets users save and return to each step in their photo treatment process. A new range of texture, light leak, blur vignetting, and frame effects (also in the Expert edition) allows photographers to give their photos an aged look, to draw attention to a subject, or even to use original photo borders to highlight their images.
Think that Filmpack 4 is just a fancy version of Instagram and has no place in a professional studio? Then you haven’t been looking at what wedding and portrait clients are buying these days.
Essential Edition: $79 ($49 introductory pricing)
Expert Edition: $129 ($99 introductory pricing)