Artensoft Enables Tilt-Shift Photography without a Tilt-Shift Lens
VANCOUVER, Canada, Feb. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — Artensoft announces the release of Tilt-Shift Generator, a Windows tool to enable photographers simulate the appearance of a miniature scale model in post processing. Effectively replacing high-end tilt-shift lenses, the new software allows photographers simulating the tilt-shift effect in the post without using an actual tilt-shift lens. Available at a small fraction of the price of a real tilt-shift lens, the new product offers a greater degree of creativity by providing many more tweaks, options and customization settings than even the highest-end tilt-shift lenses.
The tilt-shift technique allows photographers tilting plane of focus, achieving selective focus effect and producing photos with characteristic ‘macro’ look. Pictures taken with a tilt-shift lens reproduce the look of a miniature scene shot up close, at a macro distance.
The effect has been known since advent of boxy, wooden large format cameras. Using flexible bellows for camera movements, large format photographers could turn any lens into a tilt-shift lens, reproducing faux-diorama shots without an extra investment.
Today’s photographers shooting 35mm film and all kinds of digital cameras can only achieve the effect by either using a dedicated, expensive tilt-shift lens or reproducing the effect in post-processing with photo editing software. With the most affordable tilt-shift lens produced by a major manufacturer costing more than $1200, tilt-shift photography remains an expensive hobby for most amateurs. Technological constraints and limitations of even the best tilt-shift lenses (manual focus, manual aperture, stop-down or manual metering, lack of zoom etc.) make using these lenses inconvenient even to dedicated professionals shooting anything but still architecture and landscapes.
Post-processing images with image editing software gives photographers a feasible alternative at a small fraction of the price of a real tilt-shift lens, offering nearly indistinguishable results while providing photographers far greater convenience, control and flexibility.
About Artensoft Tilt-Shift Generator
Tilt-Shift Generator offers enthusiast photographers an easy way of reproducing the ‘miniature’ effect of a tilt-shift lens without actually owning one. The tool allows Windows users to emulate the selective focus effect by post-processing images taken with any camera, any lens at any setting.
Tilt-Shift Generator produces pseudo-macro images, simulating the ‘diorama’ look of a miniature scene by emulating razor-thin depth of field characteristic to tilt-shift photography. Offering far greater flexibility than modern tilt-shift lenses and available at a small fraction of the price of a real tilt-shift lens, Tilt-Shift Generator represents great value.
Pricing and Availability
Tilt-Shift Generator is immediately available. Prices start from $49 per license. Requires a PC running Windows XP, Vista, or Windows 7.
Founded in 2007, Artensoft designs and develops software for avid photographers running Microsoft Windows. Offering a wide range of photographic tools, Artensoft provides tools for creating photographic collages and photo mosaics, and offers the complete digital photo workflow solution enabling the development and processing of RAW files and images. Delivering powerful, easy-to-use applications for home and professional users, the company directs its resources towards software development and customer support, minimizing corporate overhead and delivering maximum value to its customers.
More information and free evaluation version of Tilt-Shift Generator available at http://www.tiltshiftgenerator.com/
Media Contact: Evgeniy Baryshnikov of Artensoft, +1-206-984-3919, firstname.lastname@example.org
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