There are several editing suites out there for manipulating digital images, and I've used many of them. But I'm always interested in seeing what is out there. So recently, I downloaded Tiffen Dfx Creative Digital Effects 3.0 to see what it had to offer. Since I had a lot of experience over the years working with Tiffen glass filters, I was interested to see how they would apply their expertise to the digital environment.
I was pleased by the fact that the Dfx website had a number of tutorials to help get the ball rolling. Once I started in with my first image, I was impressed by the workspace layout and how easy and logical it was to navigate. There are over 120 filters grouped into seven categories, and within the categories are the variations on the specific theme. There are thousands of presets, and lots of ways to customize the filters as you apply them. And they can be stacked to create unique effects.
I plan on digging into the program more in the next couple of weeks and reporting back with more information. For now, I would say the program seems robust, well thought out, and offers lots of options to quickly adjust an image.
Here's a very quick example of what I did with the first image I ran through the program.