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New Update: CameraBag 2020.3! Free update for v2020 license holders.
News & Announcements / August 7th, 2020 1:55 pm


CameraBag Photo and CameraBag Pro have been updated to v2020.3!

Some of the new things you'll see in this release:
  • Movable center for Vignette and for Circular Blur
  • New Spot Mask tool for local adjustments
  • Bug fixes and optimizations
2020.3 features video at: youtu.be/3x9-t11GppM

The update is FREE for all current CameraBag 2020 license holders. Get your update wherever you purchased CameraBag 2020 originally: via the Mac App Store, Steam, or the Nevercenter website. If you haven't yet tried CameraBag 2020, this is also a great time to give it a try; you can download your own free trial from nevercenter.com.

Enjoy! As always, we love to hear from you—send us an email at camerabag@nevercenter.com, or reach out via Facebook, Twitter, or YouTube. We want to hear your thoughts so we can keep updating with your requests, and we love to see what you are creating!

Best,
Nevercenter

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Pixelmash 2020 is here, with major new features!
News & Announcements / July 15th, 2020 1:42 pm


We're very excited to announce the release of Pixelmash 2020!

This new version features several significant new features we think you’ll love! Pixelmash now includes support for reference layers, saving and loading layer effects, color profiles, tiled painting, and more. There’s also a powerful new gradient layer effect, and even support for saving and loading files as reusable templates. Check the videos below for more!

Pixelmash 2020 trailer: youtu.be/mi2hsA5wzMc
New Features Walkthrough: youtu.be/CrxlwM_lAzY

This is a paid upgrade for all users who purchased a version of Pixelmash more than 1 year ago. If you need to upgrade your license (or want to check if you need to), you can do so at nevercenter.com/upgrade. If you purchased Pixelmash from nevercenter.com in the last year, your upgrade to the new version is free; simply download the new version from Nevercenter and use your same registration information. Pixelmash 2020 is also available on Steam and via the Mac App Store.

Get Pixelmash 2020: https://nevercenter.com/pixelmash

We've also created a brand new website with tons of feature videos both new and old, check them out and read more at nevercenter.com/pixelmash! Here is a quick overview of some new things in this Pixelmash 2020 update:

Save/Load Layer Effects, and Save As Template
This is a major new feature which lets you easily re-use your work across projects, similar to Brushes in tools like Photoshop. If you've set up a complex (or simple) set of Layer Effects to achieve a certain style, you can now export that as its own file and easily import it into future projects. Just use [File > Export Layer Effects...] to export the effects on the current layer. If you want to export the entire layer structure with effects, use [File > Save as Template]

Gradient Effect
Pixelmash already had one gradient type, Auto Gradient. The new effect is just called Gradient, and it's a simple tool which allows you to choose the angle, colors, and number of steps, and is applied to everything in that layer.

Reference Layers
You can now mark any layer as a reference layer. It will display with adjustable opacity, and will not be affected by layer effects or affect anything else in the scene. This is perfect for importing reference images, temporarily marking a previous animation layer as reference, and more.

Color Profiles
Color profiles can be an annoying headache when working with images. We've added simple tools for keeping your color profiles straight [Edit > Color Management]. By default, you're all set just leaving this as it is, but if you need more control you can switch to Adobe RGB, no color management, convert on export, and more.

Toggle Layer Effects Affecting Children
You can now toggle whether a parent's layer effects will affect the children or not. Both are very useful for different circumstances.

Paint Anywhere in Tiled View
If you are viewing your work in tiled view, you can now work anywhere in the space, not just the original image bounds.

Updated Version numbers and licensing
The previous version of Pixelmash was 1.2.5, and the new version is 2020.0. Further versions will reflect the new scheme. This change emphasizes the live nature of Pixelmash's development, as we focus on faster, smaller, more frequent updates in response to the community's needs. We've also updated the licensing system, so that instead of us releasing a new paid upgrade each year, each license simply comes with a year of free upgrades. This is not a subscription; your latest valid version will always continue to work even if you haven't purchased future upgrades. It simply ensures that everyone gets a full year of upgrades regardless of when they purchase.

Hope you like it! Thank you for your support and for being part of this creative community!

Best,
Nevercenter

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"Lightroom-killer" CameraBag 2020 photo editor launches with new features and non-subscription pricing
News & Announcements / November 13th, 2019 10:32 am
CameraBag 2020 Screenshot

"Lightroom-killer" CameraBag 2020 photo editor launches with new features and non-subscription pricing.

Nevercenter today launched CameraBag 2020, a major new update to the independent studio's standout, Apple-awarded photo/video editor for Mac and PC. It's the software's first full version update in over three years, and includes significant new features along with a new pricing model, which remains subscription-free. These updates position CameraBag even more strongly as an upstart Lightroom-killer in the photo editing space.

"There's a clear, growing annoyance among consumers with the subscription model for desktop software," said Tom Plewe, President of Nevercenter and lead developer of CameraBag. "The big companies may feel they can force it on their customers, but we're able to provide photographers with an incredible alternative."

CameraBag 2020 comes in two versions - CameraBag Pro 2020 for editing both photos and videos, and CameraBag Photo 2020 for editing photos only. This new release of CameraBag includes a much-requested spot heal tool, interactive white balance, advanced auto exposure, dozens of new tailored presets in several new collections, big speed improvements, and more. Additionally, CameraBag is moving away from fewer major releases (spaced further apart) to a continuous-release model.

While many first think of CameraBag as a Lightroom replacement, it has gained recognition on its own for its innovative design and features that are simply not available in Lightroom. CameraBag combines the benefits of quick-access presets and powerful adjustment tools in one simple and easy-to-use intuitive interface, where every adjustment applied to the image appears as a tile in a tray. Tiles can be easily rearranged and adjusted at any time, or saved as layerable, editable presets for later use. Another key feature that sets CameraBag apart from Lightroom is full video support (in CameraBag Pro), allowing videographers to use the exact same adjustments, presets, and tools on both photos and videos. CameraBag also features uniquely advanced tools available nowhere else, in addition to hundreds of high quality presets.

CameraBag 2020 is available now for $50 USD for CameraBag Pro, and $30 USD for CameraBag Photo, both at www.nevercenter.com/camerabag. A free trial is available. Pricing includes access to both the Mac and PC versions and a year of free updates to newer versions.

CameraBag 2020 is also coming soon to other store platforms, such as the Mac App Store, Steam, and Setapp, where pricing models may vary per platform capabilities.

Links
Website: nevercenter.com/camerabag
Press info and images: nevercenter.com/camerabag/press
YouTube video series: youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBJ9U0NYh_Hj4Wwb-MjPdEH_sko6yXVWa
Questions/contact: info@nevercenter.com
CameraBag 2020 for Mac and PC is officially released and available for download
Video/Image Editing / November 12th, 2019 10:18 am
CameraBag 2020 Screenshot

Today we're happy to announce the launch of CameraBag 2020, a major update to our highly-awarded photo and video editor for Mac and PC..

CameraBag 2020 continues to come in two versions: CameraBag Pro 2020 for editing both photos and videos, and CameraBag Photo 2020 for editing photos only. This new release of CameraBag includes a much-requested spot heal tool, interactive white balance, advanced auto exposure, dozens of new tailored presets in several new collections, big speed improvements, and more. Additionally, CameraBag is moving away from fewer major releases (spaced further apart) to a continuous-release model.

Try CameraBag 2020: nevercenter.com/camerabag

See the CameraBag 2020 trailer at: youtu.be/9QQIQFbg7Es

Here are some of the great new features:
  • New spot heal tool
  • New interactive white balance adjustment
  • New auto exposure adjustment
  • Dozens of new presets
    • Portrait: Freckles BW 1-2, Portrait Curve 1-5, Gentle Focus, Portrait Shadows Green, and more
    • Landscape: Autumn 1-3, Beach 1-4, Landscape BW 1-2, Sky+Earth, Sky+Foliage, and more
    • Architecture: Interior 1-5, Exterior BW, Building Detail, Sky+Buildings, and more
  • New image info window for viewing image resolution, bit depth, and file path
  • Totally reworked rendering engine for greatly improved speeds on hi-dpi/retina displays
  • Added saving of 16-bit pngs and tiffs
  • Support for loading .exr and .hdr images (Mac-only)
  • Various interface updates and improvements
  • Bug fixes (especially on hi-dpi/retina displays)
  • Plus more!
CameraBag 2020 is available now for $50 USD for CameraBag Pro, and $30 USD for CameraBag Photo, both at nevercenter.com/camerabag. (There is also a free trial available.) All CameraBag 2020+ licenses purchased from nevercenter.com include one full year of free upgrades from the date of purchase, regardless of the version number or size of each upgrade. This new continual upgrade schedule will allow us to release larger updates more regularly.

This is a paid upgrade for ALL users who purchased a version of CameraBag before August 1, 2019. If you purchased CameraBag Photo 3.x or CameraBag Pro 3.x from nevercenter.com in the last 90 days, your upgrade to the new version is free; simply download the 2020 equivalent and use your same registration information.

CameraBag 2020 is also coming soon to other store platforms, such as the Mac App Store, Steam, and Setapp, where pricing models may vary per platform capabilities.

Enjoy!

Best,
Nevercenter
Announcing Pixelmash Ghouls, a game project made entirely with Pixelmash art
Pixel Art / May 28th, 2019 6:44 pm


We've decided to start up a fun game project to work on as we develop Pixelmash (nevercenter.com/pixelmash), our pixel art/animation tool. Pixelmash Ghouls is a simple side-scrolling game, inspired by one of our favorite series of the retro era. All the art assets for Ghouls will be made in Pixelmash, and we'll release all the asset files for anyone to play with and modify, and submit their own art if they desire. At the moment we're not aiming to make a full releasable game; our main goal is to develop and refine Pixelmash (and to help get the word out about it). We find that working on a real project brings out all sorts of ideas to make the tool better. Project updates may be a little irregular as this is not our primary focus, but we'll be sure to post new assets as they become available.

Let me emphasize something here: WE ARE NOT ARTISTS. We're developers, so our art may be a little on the programmer-y side. But that's also part of the point: we have a lot of fun using Pixelmash, and we think others of all skill levels will too.

As you can see in the video above, we've already made some good progress. We've created a simple platformer in Unity with some custom physics in order to easily run our character around on curved surfaces (getting the movement right while standing on the turtle was trickier than it looks), with jumping and double-jumps. We've got in some projectiles which aren't shown yet. We've added a few key animated art assets made in Pixelmash, and for the moment we've made it so levels loop indefinitely.

We'll start posting assets, dev updates, and maybe a playable build soon!

Again, we're not intending this to be a full released game, just a fun side project for people to play with. If you want to follow along or contribute, you can subscribe/follow in all the usual places.

Facebook: facebook.com/nevercenter
Twitter: twitter.com/nevercenter
YouTube: youtube.com/nevercenter
Newsletter: nevercenter.com/pixelmash/#newsletter

-John
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