onOne Software has announced a range of new products including FocalPoint 2 for Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom and Apple's Aperture.
FocalPoint 2 is aimed at pro and serious enthusiast photographers and lets users create realistic depth of field images.
onOne insists photographers can create realistic selective focus, depth-of-field and vignette effects that help focus attention on an area of an image in an easy to use plug-in.
Photographers can create an authentic out-of-focus look with aperture shaped highlights with the new blur algorithm that accurately matches the blur a real lens would create.
To assist photographers in getting the most out of FocalPoint 2, new lens presets are included that simulate desirable fast aperture lenses.
FocalPoint 2 now supports multiple FocusBugs that let photographers create multiple areas of focus or create complex depth-of-field looks.
A new FocusBrush that allows for detailed painting in of the new blur effect in an image for those who want ultimate focus control.
FocalPoint 2 includes many new features like Brightness and Contrast controls; nondestructive editing as a Smart Filter; and the ability to access FocalPoint 2 from within Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2 and Apple Aperture 2.1.
"The first version of FocalPoint was very well received by both professional and amateur photographers due to it's ease-of-use and creativity," said Craig Keudell, president of onOne Software.
"With FocalPoint 2, we've taken the feedback from our customers and developed an entirely new blur algorithm from scratch that simulates the physical characteristics of a real lens as well as added features like support for multiple FocusBugs that were highly requested. This release of FocalPoint 2 is in large part a direct result of feedback from the photographic community."
onOne FocalPoint 2 costs $159.95, around £96. Existing users of FocalPoint 1 can upgrade to FocalPoint 2 for $99.99.
System requirements are Mac OS X 10.5 or 10.6, PowerPC G5 or Intel processor, Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7.