#Multimedia Software

Adobe delivers native Photoshop for Apple Silicon Macs and a way to enlarge images without losing detail
Darrell Etherington

Adobe has been moving quickly to update its imaging software to work natively on Apple’s new in-house processors for Macs, starting with the M1-based MacBook Pro and MacBook Air released late last year. After shipping native versions of Lightroom and Camera Raw, it’s now releasing an Apple Silicon-optimized version of Photoshop, which delivers big performance […]

The Loupedeck CT is a fantastic, flexible editing console for Mac and PC
Darrell Etherington

For photographers and videographers spending a lot less time on location and a lot more time at the desk right now, one great use of time is going back through archives and backlogs to find hidden gems, and hone those edit skills. One recently-released device called the Loupedeck CT can make that an even more […]

Adobe Photoshop arrives on the iPad
Darrell Etherington

Adobe has released Photoshop for the iPad, after announcing that it would be bringing its popular professional photo-editing software to Apple’s tablets officially last October. Adobe said that it would be launching the app in 2019, and it has made good on that schedule with the release today. Photoshop for iPad is a free download, […]

iMovie’s big iOS update adds 80 new soundtracks, green screen effects, image overlays
Sarah Perez

Ahead of the public launch of Apple’s revamped suite of first-party apps on iOS 13, the company has rolled out a new version of its popular video editor, iMovie for iOS. With the app’s most recent update, iMovie has received a host of new features — most notably, support for a green screen effect that […]

VSCO’s new editing tool Montage lets you edit and layer both photos and video
Sarah Perez

VSCO, a popular photo editing app (and Gen Z meme), is continuing to shift its focus to video. Last month, the company finally gave its creators the ability to publish their video edits to the VSCO feed alongside their photos. And today VSCO is rolling out a more powerful and complex video editing tool called […]

Adobe Lightroom arrives in the Mac App Store
Brian Heater

The pro-focused photo editing tool Lightroom is now available on the Mac App Store, marking the first major Adobe app to be available through the revamped version of the platform. The title joins the more lightweight Photoshop Elements, but is the sole pro app currently available through the venue.  Unlike Element’s flat $70 a month […]

Instagram rolls out a new typeface, slightly-tweaked logo and more in ‘visual refresh’
Aisha Malik

Instagram is rolling out a “visual refresh” for its branding this week, the company announced in a blog post on Monday. The company is introducing a slightly-tweaked brighter new logo, typeface and full-screen marketing layouts. Instagram says the new refresh is designed to embrace continued evolution and to help it “create more immersive and inclusive […]

Adobe details feature roadmap for Photoshop on the iPad, subject selection coming in 2019
Darrell Etherington

Adobe has taken quite a bit of heat for its release of Photoshop on the iPad, mostly because it’s not as feature-complete as a lot of users were hoping, given that this is meant to be a full version of Photoshop on par with the desktop edition on Apple’s tablet OS for the first time. […]

Apple soups up Logic Pro X ahead of Mac Pro launch
Brian Heater

When it announced the long-awaited Mac Pro relaunch onstage at WWDC last week, Apple settled on creative pro software as the best way to illustrate the desktop’s power. Along with Final Cut, Logic was one of the centerpieces of that introduction. Today the company issued the update to Logic Pro X illustrated onstage. Version 10.4.5 […]

Adobe brings its Premiere Rush video editing app to Android
Frederic Lardinois

Adobe launched Premiere Rush, its newest all-in-one video editing tool that is essentially a pared-down version of its flagship Premiere Pro and Audition tools for professional video editors, in late 2018. At the time, it was only available on iOS, macOS and Windows. Now, however, it is also finally bringing it to Android. There is […]

Adobe Lightroom gets a new color grading tool, auto versions, graphical watermarking and more
Frederic Lardinois

At its MAX conference, Adobe today announced the launch of the latest version of Lightroom, its popular photo management and editing tool. The highlights of today’s release are the introduction of a new color grading tool that’s more akin to what you’d find in a video editor like Adobe Premiere or DaVinci Resolve, auto versioning […]

iMovie on the iPhone and iPad can now automagically generate movies
Romain Dillet

Apple is releasing an iMovie update today for iOS and iPadOS. iMovie 3.0 introduces two new major features — storyboards and Magic Movie. It is available as a free download on the App Store for anyone running at least iOS 15.2 or iPadOS 15.2. With the previous version of iMovie, most people started with a blank […]

Media software maker Plex launches new subscriber-only apps for music and server management
Sarah Perez

Media software maker Plex has released two new projects today from its internal R&D group, Plex Labs. One is an updated take on the classic Winamp player it calls Plexamp, and another is a dedicated app for Plex server administration. The projects are meant to appeal largely to Plex power users who take full advantage […]

Photoshop for iPad gains ‘Select Subject’ feature
Darrell Etherington

Adobe’s Photoshop on the iPad got off to a rocky start that doesn’t seem to have left fans of the desktop version very happy, but the company looks intent on incorporating user feedback and releasing meaningful feature updates on a timely basis. Like today, for instance, it’s adding ‘Select Subject’ to the iPad version of […]

Vochi, the ‘computer vision’-based video editing and effects app, raises $1.5M seed
Steve O'Hear

Vochi, a startup operating out of Belarus that’s created a “computer vision”-based video editing and effects app for mobile phones, has raised $1.5 million in seed funding. Leading the round is Ukraine-based Genesis Investments (backer of BetterMe and Jiji). It follows pre-seed funding in April 2019 from Bulba Ventures, where Vochi founder and CEO Ilya […]