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IMAGIA
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Category: Photo Editing
Platforms: PC
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Sep 22, 2013 @ 4:59pm
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Description
Release date: 9th September 2013 - It is ready.
IMAGIA is a fast, easy to use, non-destructive photo editor. It covers all tasks from developing RAW file, straightening and cropping, correcting tonal range and colors, adding local corrections like dodging and burning, to saving an image or even further - uploading it to Facebook, Google+, Skydrive or Flickr.

The thing I am most proud is the speed of the program. It starts in a few seconds and every change of any setting is instantly reflected on the image. And I did not go easy way. IMAGIA always runs fullscreen, so it has lots of pixels to count. Bigger image means more details on the screen and it is important when you edit a photo.

The other great feature of IMAGIA is the non-destructive editing. This means that no changes are made to original file and any correction made in Imagia can be undone at any time. This gives us freedom to experiment with an image without fear of doing something wrong like overriding an original jpg with its desaturated version where color is lost forever.

RAW files are opened using Windows Imaging Component or dcraw tool by Dave Coffin which is known for couple of years as a very reliable piece of software. It handles almost every camera model there is on the market and the list is growing quickly after every new camera release.

Global settings are easy accessed. They are not hidden in menus and dialog windows but available all the time on the left side in the main window of the program. Settings are logically grouped in panels so after half an hour with IMAGIA, you will know where to find any setting you want to change.

Local adjustments are changed by set of tools. There is a seperate tool for brightening the image and different tool to darken it. The other tools are: Sharpening, Softening, Desaturation and Red Eyes Removal. You can change brush size and strength. When you paint a mask with the tools you can choose if you want paint on lights or shadows area only, or maybe you want to avid skin colors? Edge sesitive brush will affect only on colors that are similar to the one under the center of the brush.

Keyboard use is something I wanted to shine in IMAGIA. There are lots of useful shortcuts like "O" which shows original image or "G" which shows original image in greyscale, or copying all image setting from one image to the other by Ctrl+0..9 and applying it back by pressing 0..9. And they stay after you restart the program. Ten slots for coppying settings. Better the just Ctrl+C, Ctrl+V. But I had one even better idea. There are some pairs of settings that go together like Temperature and Tint or Brightness and Contrast. When you press "B" then moving the mouse changes both brightness and contrast. One is on the vertical axis, the other on the horizontal. You move your hand and the image changes. It is so different than in any other program. You forget about the sliders. You fill the image. Pressing "T" does the same trick with Temperature and Tint. So far away from entering numerical values of the settings like some tutorials show and I find silly.

Another nice thing in IMAGIA are templates. There are over 40 templates ready to use with IMAGIA. Each template can be an awsome starting point and can inspire you. When you find settings that are interesting you can save your own template or even better - share it with others through OproLab web page. You can view and download templates from there.

I had IMAGIA translated into a few languages but only english and polish are fine, the other are in alpha stage. I hope it will be worth to fix this.

I hope I convinced you that IMAGIA is a good program and it is worth to be sold on Steam. Please look at www.imagia.oprolab.pl. You may download freeware IMAGIA Lite to check the program yourself. Ask questions if you want to know more. Write me if you don't like something in IMAGIA. Write me if you want something to be changed or added.

Best regards.
Michał Rajewicz
41 Comments
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Winkbell Feb 13 @ 9:35pm 
Nice ^^
rajewicz  [author] Dec 5, 2013 @ 12:18am 
D.G.M. asked similar question concerning Photoshop. My answer to you would be the same. Look a my comments from Nov 3rd.
Jabberwockxeno Dec 4, 2013 @ 12:27pm 
As a GIMP user, what does this program have that would make me want to use it over GIMP? Non destructive editing is certainly a big feature, but besides that: What makes it different from GIMP, PS, and other image editors?
MR D stroyer Dec 2, 2013 @ 12:01pm 
Cool product
joker# Dec 2, 2013 @ 9:43am 
E prea misto acest program . isi merita banii
KkaNTTo ♥ Nov 15, 2013 @ 12:51am 
Very Nice :D
HAPPY NEW YEAR ALL !!! Nov 14, 2013 @ 12:37am 
Super, nice )
Mentro AYAVE Kira™ Nov 9, 2013 @ 7:16am 
Jestem Za.
rajewicz  [author] Nov 3, 2013 @ 9:17am 
IMAGIA comes with dcraw tool to develop RAW files. It's a great open source tool by Dave Coffin. The list of supported cameras can be found at http://www.cybercom.net/~dcoffin/dcraw/
The most popular application, that uses dcraw is Picasa.
D.G.M. Nov 3, 2013 @ 5:01am 
Thank you for your very comprehensive explanation. You won me over, a yes from me :) . Good luck with getting the greenlight! One last question though, how well do you estimate your raw file support to be, as they vary greatly amongst camera's?