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Old 09-10-2006, 07:09 AM
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Lightzone RT

My new favorite software is Lightzone RT. I'm playing with the free demo because I don't think you can buy it yet (but I hear it will be about $100).

http://www.lightcrafts.com/products/lightzone-rt/

This adjusts exposure the same way I think about it in my head (I was weaned on the Zone System). It's deceptively simple looking until you realize you can stack zonemaps and change their blending modes. I haven't even started playing with the bezier masks yet.

I only wish it was available as a Photoshop plugin, and that it could blend individual exposures (ie: tone mapping). It also has a big brother that is more aimed at working with Raw files (the RT version is aimed at TIF and JPG files).
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Old 09-10-2006, 07:26 AM
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I spoke too soon. Not only are both versions available for sale (Mac and Windows) but if you buy the LightZone Classic version you get LightZone RT for free!
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Old 09-27-2006, 05:31 AM
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Re: Lightzone RT

Lightzone 2 has just been announced.
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Old 12-28-2012, 05:45 PM
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Re: Lightzone RT

Lightzone as a paid product has been dead for a couple of years, but just last week it was announced that it has been released as open source, so new community-driven development can begin!

http://lightzoneproject.org
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