Imagenomic announced the release of its Realgrain 2 image effects software plugin. Realgrain 2 is a finishing plugin for Adobe Photoshop Creative Cloud, CS5/CS6, Adobe Photoshop Elements 11, and Apple Aperture. The effect helps users to produce images that simulate the grain patterns, color, and tonal range of silver halide films for a film-like effect from digital images. Realgrain 2 has had several upgrades. First, Realgrain 2 has increased processing speeds of up to four times its predecessor. Second, a new Preset Manager now allows photographers to create presets with multiple categories and gives users a place to make special. Third, Realgrain 2 comes with a number of pre-defined effect presets and a library of 25 color and 20 black-and-white film presets. Finally, the new History Control also allows an unlimited number of history steps for unlimited adjustments without losing previous steps.
"Realgrain addresses the 'last-mile' of the workflow, a critical and final stage in making the photograph. If you are looking for a superior black-and-white conversion, toning and color effects or long for the darkroom age to achieve the soft, warm graininess of film, then Realgrain 2 is the plugin for you," explains Art Ghazaryan, Co-CEO and COO of Imagenomic. "Realgrain provides a multitude of finishing effect combinations that enable virtually an endless alphabet for creative expression. And now that it provides the same interface and processor as Imagenomic's Portraiture and Noiseware, photographers have access to an ideal suite of image enhancement software products that can seamlessly work into their image complete workflow process."
Realgrain 2 for Photoshop is available as a download for $99.95 but is a free upgrade for current owners of Realgrain 1. Current owners of Imagenomic Portraiture and/or Noiseware plugins are able to download the new Realgrain software at a discounted price of $49.95. A cross-grade from Photoshop to Aperture plugin versions is also discounted at $49.95.