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Our Top Workflow & Editing Tools in 2008

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We mention in this article editing tools (plugins or standalone) that we used in 2008 and which are now an integral part of our workflow (means we don't want to miss any of these tools).

We also don't list our own Photoshop Tools which we of course also use all the time (list is not complete):

Here you can find the complete list of our photo tuning tools.

Stay tuned for some exciting new tools in 2009. We likely post one of them in early January.

2008 introduced again a few very interesting new tools.

Here is our article about the tools in 2007.

Photoshop CS4

Photoshop CS4 is our core imaging hub because all our images pass at some point through Photoshop. We use quite a few Photoshop plugins and this alone requires of course Photoshop. We use now exclusively Photoshop CS4.

Read our Photoshop CS4 review.

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Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2.x

Lightroom has become our main workflow hub. We use it mainly as organizer, printing and for web galleries. As organizer Lightroom is open all day long (containing 45,000 images right now). We hardly create any final images in Lightroom. This is reserved to Photoshop CS4.

Read our Lightroom review.

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Photomatix 3.1

We use now HDR now for over 2 years. Photomatix helps merging the images into HDR files and also performing the needed Tone-mapping (we mostly use the Detail Enhancer).

Read our Photomatix review.

Note: we use Photomatix also for our "grunging" technique

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Nik Silver Efex 1.0

Very powerful B&W conversion plugin.

Read our Nik Silver Efex 1.0 review.

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Nik Viveza 1.0

Very unique selective editing tool.

Read our Nik Viveza 1.0 review.

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