If you are a fan of the Pixel Genius Photoshop plug-ins, as I have been for many years, then you may be surprised to learn that they have ceased operations. Their reasons are many and varied, but the bottom line is they will be no longer developing the software, or offer technical support. Instead they have decided to release all three products as Freeware, which is readily available on their website.
The three products include PhotoKit 2.0, PhotoKit Sharpener 2.0, and PhotoKit Color 2.0. While I never had much use for the Sharpener or Color plug-ins, I have often used Photokit, which has some wonderful contrast controls, all of which are done on layers, for the ultimate in control. Photoshop wizard Jeff Schewe was one of the developers, and if you aren’t familiar with his name, look him up. He was one of the early pioneers of using Photoshop, and remains a master at creating lovely images which boggle the mind.
If you are not familiar with their products, take a moment to download them, and give ’em a try…you’ll be glad you did!