LightMachine is a plugin for performing all kinds of light adjustments in photos. It combines shadow/highlight, virtual lighting and color-based correction tools for performing sophisticated corrections without the need for time-consuming selections and layer stacks. It lets you selectively correct photos taken under bad light conditions or with inadequate camera settings and achieve results that rival photos taken under the best circumstances. Additionally LightMachine can achieve special effects like glows, sunsets, high key and selective b/w effects, replace one color with another and simulate polarizing filters. LightMachine works in dozens of graphics applications including Photoshop, Paint Shop Pro, IrfanView, Photoshop Elements, PhotoImpact, Photo-Paint and Fireworks under Windows as well as MacOS X. It also runs natively in Photoshop CS3 on Intel-Macs. LightMachine can be applied to 8bit and 16bit RGB images.
Windows Version 1.02 (April 6, 2008)
-The Brightness slider produces a higher quality result especially when darkening the image.
-Six new presets for creating pseudo HDR effects.
-Support for multiple processors and hyperthreading processors: but only for mask creation and the Local Contrast effect. In case of problems you can deactivate it with the "Multi-CPU Off" check box on the Prefs tab sheet.
-DEP Compatibility: Even if Data Execution Protection (DEP) is activated in the Windows Control Panel, LightMachine still works.
-LightMachine now supports the Photoshop memory management which avoids memory shortages in Photoshop.
--Improved compatibility with some applications, e.g. color dialogs now work in GIMP and PhotoBrush and preview scrolling now works in SignLab and Image Analyzer.
--The the .ini files are now saved in the user's application data folder in case the folder of the LightMachine plugin is not accessible. This avoids problems with restricted user permissions.
--The language files are now contained within the plugin itself. This avoids problems with unacessible language files.
--Bug Fix: After maximizing the window (by double clicking the LightMachine logo), exiting and running LightMachine again, it was not possible to minimize the window (by double clicking the LightMachine logo). It works now.
-Bug Fix: Exiting the plugin with the ESC key does not cause a messed up dialog anymore when running the plugin again.
--Updated Plugin Installer tool, manual and installation
Windows 95, 98, NT, ME, 2000, XP, Vista and photoshop of course