Tiffen International Ltd. has released the v3 edition of its Dfx digital filter software. Dfx v3 adds to over 2,000 established digital simulations of Tiffen's award-winning optical glass filters, with a new range of digital filters providing optical effects and digital correction. It also boasts faster results with multi-processor acceleration for the speedy interaction and rendering of images.
With ten brand new filters for optical effects, interface improvements and more Tiffen Dfx v3 takes still and moving images to the next level. DeBand, DeBlock and DeNoise counter unwanted digital artefacts. Film Stocks simulates 113 different film stocks. Stylised looks are provided by Colour Shadow, Glow Darks, Key Light, Rays and Texture. Match picks up the colour, detail, gradient and tone of one image and applies it to another.
Dfx v3 is available for Windows XP, Vista and 7, and Mac OS X 10.6x and 11.6x platforms. It can be supplied as Dfx Standalone Software or is available as a plug-in for many of the industrys most popular applications. Dfx v3 Photo Plug-in is one licence for Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Photoshop Elements, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and Apple Aperture in one machine. The Dfx v3 Video/Film Plug-in can run with Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere Pro, Apple Final Cut Pro and Avid Editing System in one machine. New filters in Tiffen Dfx Version 3.0
: Creates a high contrast image overlaid with a gradient, simulating the look and feel of those colourful iPod commercials.
: Removes blocking artefacts created as a result of high compression factors, such as overly compressed JPG images which often cause square blocking artefacts.
: Simulates 113 different colour and black-and-white photographic film stocks. For those desiring the look of either old or current film stocks, there are simulations of many of the popular brands from Kodak, Fuji, Agfa, Polaroid and Ilford.
: Relights images with a directional or point light. Changing the lighting after an image has been photographed gives the photographer/editor control to fix or enhance their images, as well as create interesting lighting effects.
: Applies textures to an image for a stylised look. Adding texture to an image is a great way to create a unique and customized look.
MatchIn addition there are feature enhancements, and key changes to make the visual effects workflow smooth and efficient for all users. These include multiprocessor acceleration dramatically speeds up the majority of filters. The more processors a machine has, the faster the interaction and rendering.