Have the emails been filling up your inbox as well? The deals for Black Friday and on into Cyber Monday have been pouring in. I thought I'd share a round-up of the deals I've seen from software developers and gear makers (some deals are available now, but most start November 29th). And you can do all your shopping from the comfort of your home. You'll find info on the deals and some blurbs about the products/companies in case you're not familiar with them. Check out deals from MacPhun, OnOne, Drobo, Totally Rad, Flypaper Textures, Topaz, Athentec, Outdoor Photo Gear, NAPP, Think Tank, Nik Collection, Photo Pills, Lensbaby, and Hunts Photo.
"Discover how to plan, in seconds, that powerful outdoor shot you have thoughtfully designed, for any location on earth… systematically! ... PhotoPills is: Map-Centric Natural Light Planner - Location Scouting - Sun, Moon, Twilights, Magic Hours Info - Sun, Moon, Milky Way, Celestial Equator, Polaris, Circumpolar Stars 3D Augmented Reality (AR) Viewer - Time Lapse, Star Trails, Spot Stars, Long Exposure Calculators - Direct, Inverse Advanced Depth of Field Calculator- DoF, Hyperfocal Table - Direct, Inverse Field of View, Subject Distance"
MacPhun makes photo software for the Mac. If you're a Mac user check out their 20% off deals on Intensify Pro and Snapheal Pro. Good through December 2nd. Both work as standalone apps or as plug-ins for Photoshop, Elements, Lightroom or Aperture.
Here's the scoop on these two apps:
Intensify Pro: "Create powerful photographic images with unprecedented drama and detail. Precise control of structure, detail and sharpening across different tonal ranges delivers high quality results every time. Plus effect layers, adjustable brushes, RAW support, the ability to run as a standalone or as a plug-in, and more."
Snapheal Pro: "Powered by proprietary CleanPics™ Technology, Snapheal Pro offers the fastest and easiest way to remove objects and fix your images."
OnOne Software just released a new version of their Perfect Photo Suite. Through December 3rd there's a $50 discount for the Premium Edition of the Suite, plus you'll receive a special collection of Professional Presets and The Essential Video Guide to Perfect Photo Suite 8 ($80 value).
What's new and exciting in Perfect Photo Suite 8?
"Key new features include the Perfect Eraser, with content-aware fill technology; the Perfect Enhance module for essential photo adjustments; a new Browser that streamlines direct access to images wherever they are located; the Perfect Batch engine that applies presets to multiple images with a single click; and a re-engineered Perfect Effects module, with twice as many adjustable filters, customizable presets, and integrated FocalPoint technology."
- "Redundant data protection without the complexities of traditional RAID"
- "Running low on space? No problem. Simply add a drive or replace a smaller drive with a larger one. No tools required!"
- "Fast Thunderbolt, USB 3.0 and Ethernet connectivity options give you the data protection you need, along with the speed and interface you want"
Totally Rad will have all their software on sale for one day only: November 29th. Everything will be 35% off! Use the code BLACKFRIDAY2013 to get the discount. Totally Rad offers innovative software whose superpowers encompass image editing, photo effects, retouching, textures, film emulation, Lightroom presets, and Photoshop actions. Products include: RadLab, Pro Retouch 2.0 and Replichrome.
Flypaper Textures is having a sale through December 3rd. Everything is 25% off. Just use the code Blackfly when you check out to receive the discount. Also, Flypaper has just released a preset pack for Nik Color Efex Pro. Flypaper Textures are texture images that you combine with your photographs for creative and artistic effects. There's also a set of Flypaper Edges to add borders. They open up a whole new world for working with your photos!
Topaz is offering a big discount on its Complete Collection: all 14 Topaz products for $199 (regular price $379). Use the discount code blackfriday2013 - offer is good now through December 2nd. Do you already have some of the Topaz products? No problem, there's also a Black Friday upgrade price for the Collection - log into your Topaz account to see your special price. The Topaz plug-ins cover all sorts of image adjusting tools and techniques: styles and effects, masking/selections, B&W, noise reduction, sharpening, detail and contrast enhancement. If you don't have Topaz this is a good time to think about it!
Outdoor Photo Gear
Outdoor Photo Gear is offering different deals on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Friday it's 12% off bags and cases; Saturday is 11% off tripods, heads and supports; Sunday is 10% off everything. See the website for details, including the discount codes you need to use for each day. Stock up on all the gear you need...or want.
Athentec is having a huge sale with a 50% discount on Perfectly Clear which is a plug-in for Photoshop and Lightroom. The discount is only good through November 29th. Perfectly Clear is automated image adjustment software and it produces impressive results. "With Perfectly Clear, you get remarkable results, instantly and automatically.... Combine the intelligent corrections of our Plug-in with batch processing for exceptional time savings."
Think Tank Photo
Think Tank has a special offer on their roller bags and shoulder bags. Here's the deal: $50 rebate on their rolling camera bags. Plus if you order a roller and one of their Urban Disguise shoulder bags it's a $100 rebate. View the rebate details. Free shipping on all Think Tank gear! Think Tank bags are what I use for hauling my gear at home and abroad. They're well designed and solidly constructed.
Nik Collection by Google
This one isn't a Black Friday special, but it's such a great everyday deal I had to put it in. Save 15% on the Nik Collection with the discount code CHILZ. That's seven incredible plug-ins for $126.95 (reg price $149). The Nik Collection plug-ins work with Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, Aperture and Lightroom:
- Analog Efex Pro (traditional camera, film and lens effects)
- Color Efex Pro (photo filters/effects)
- Dfine (noise reduction)
- HDR Efex Pro (High Dynamic Range image processing) - can't be used with Elements
- Sharpener Pro (sharpening for printing and other output)
- Silver Efex Pro (B&W conversion)
- Viveza (selective color and tone adjustments)
Hunts Photo and Video
Hunts Photo has a bunch of deals on all sorts of gear and free shipping!