BWStyler creates traditional B&W looks as well as stylish new effects

The Plugin Site has rolled out another version of its BWStyler software for Windows with 25 effect types and 680 presets as well as plenty of masking options for applying the effect to only selected areas of a photo. Hopefully they'll get a Mac version going soon! August 27, 2013

Retrographer For Photoshop

Mister Retro's latest Photoshop plug-in is called Retrographer and it allows users to create stunning and authentic vintage photography effects! Users can take complete control over every aspect of creating authentic original looking photography with this simple and powerful plug-in! October 24, 2011

Vintage Photo Effects

VintageScene 2.0 is an update to the professional level retro photography app for Mac OS X. Offering powerful features, great workflow, and gorgeous results, VintageScene is the premier app for converting new photographs into retro, aged, and vintage style effects. Version 2.0 adds new user interface as well as a new effect called Faded Time. This effect recreates a photograph that has been faded and severely weathered. July 18, 2011

Photoshop Noise Reduction

Finally, there's another good noise control filter -- but for Windows only. The Plugin Site has rolled out NoiseControl, which may just be the one that's worth the $49 price! May 30, 2011

FX Cartoon Look Filter

Boris FX have sent us the Cartoon Look plug-in, which is very cool. The package also includes the Cartoon Look, Pencil Sketch, Charcoal Sketch, and Watercolor filters from Boris Continuum Complete 6. BCC Cartoon Look simulates the look of cartoon rotoscope animation from films such as "A Scanner Darkly" August 22, 2009

Natural media painting on the iPhone

Some of you may remember the revolution that happened in raster image creation when Photoshop finally introduced layers with version 3.5. Now, this iPhone app opens up a whole new creative space with a rich set of painting tools and the ability to create up to five layers in each drawing! August 10, 2009