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ANALOG projects 3 (Win&Mac) Giveaway
$69.00
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Giveaway of the day — ANALOG projects 3 (Win&Mac)

Retro looks for stylish photos!
$69.00 EXPIRED
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ANALOG projects 3 (Win&Mac) was available as a giveaway on July 13, 2023!

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The unique tools in ANALOG projects 3 allow you to play with light sources, hues, grain, vignetting, textures, blur and lens flare effects and create professionally styled images like a photo editing pro! ANALOG projects 3 gives you full control over every effect, which you can apply as a stylistic device to create your very own trendy look.

Main features:

  • Professional SCA processing for the finest colour details;
  • Scratch and sensor glitch corrector;
  • Brand new presets calibrated by photographers;
  • Can be used in various ways: Analog projects 3 works as a plug-in for Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom, and as a standalone application.

Please note: the program archive includes Mac version a well!

System Requirements:

Min System Requirements Windows Windows 11/ 10/8/7, 32 Bit, Processor Core Duo, 2 GB HDD, 2 GB HDD, 1.280 x 1024 Pixels Screen Resolution, Graphic: DirectX-8-compatible, 128 MB, 32-bit color depth Min System Requirements Mac Mac OS X from 10.7, 64 Bit, Processor Intel/G5, 2 GB HDD, 2 GB HDD, 1.280 x 1024 Pixels Screen Resolution! The plug-in functionality is currently not supported by macOS 10.15 (Catalina).

Publisher:

FRANZIS Verlag GmbH

Homepage:

https://www.projects-software.com/analog

File Size:

424 MB

Licence details:

Lifetime

Price:

$69.00

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#9

Still down with less than 5 minutes left! I hope they extend it!!

Reply   |   Comment by heyyitsmay  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#8

The web site to register is down. Actually, the whole domain francis.de is down. I doubt they will fix it within time, because it's in the middle of the night here in Germany. :-( Maybe you can convince the company to extend their offer for 24 hrs because of this error?

Reply   |   Comment by Roul Sebastian John  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

Roul Sebastian John, Thank you for the update and the tip

Reply   |   Comment by Frank  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Roul Sebastian John, Sound like a great idea. So I figure my problem was not me, but their website

Reply   |   Comment by Dan Pieniak  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#7

FYI
Some of what you can do with Franzis Projects software
https://the5thc.blogspot.com/2023/02/photo-versions-created-with-franzis.html
https://the5thc.blogspot.com/2023/01/photo-versions-created-with-franzis.html

Reply   |   Comment by rww  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#6

All effects should be credible to be useful, but there is this film perforations imitation frame with 18 sprocket holes... as if it was created by someone who has never seen the real film! 35mm film (format 135) has/had only 8 sprocket holes in either rim, and larger film formats had a different system... so... (*_*)

Reply   |   Comment by Fil  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-7)
#5

Definitely going to download and install this. Franzis projects are always worthwhile. When I lost mine to a computer upgrade I bought a package with Colour Projects, Black and White Projects and a bunch of others at a great price. It didn't include this offering so I'm installing it free now.

Franzis projects are worth the bit of trouble you have to go through installing and registering the first time.

Reply   |   Comment by rww  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#4

Franzis makes some of the best software in the world. I have download and used a few of them and I would be the first to recommend them to anyone but why have a program to add scratches, grain, noise, blurring effects etc., etc. You may have some fun playing with it but it's time consuming and how often would you use it? Sorry to sound negative, just to me it feels like a step in the opposite direction more like an oxymoron. Hopefully I'm not the only one that feels this way.

Reply   |   Comment by Tried  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)
#3

This is just a bit of fun really, it's perhaps less useful than Colour Projects and the excellent Black and White Projects, but it's free and some of the looks are interesting. Also hard to get annoyed at the price...

The installer is binary identical to the same version as given away in 2020 (it comes from 2017 IIRC although the copyright data is 2015 which I think was a previous version) - I see a version 4 has appeared since then, I don't think this is one of their priority development things...

Here's what I wrote about it previously (with the odd edit as it's not a Franzis GAotD day unless I miss my train...)

As usual a complicated registration process if it's your first time with Franzis.

It does support Raw files but it comes with an old Raw file import library so won't support more recent cameras. However you can just copy a later version of FreeImage.dll over the one in the program's directory to help with that (although it's still somewhat old).

Look in "C:\Program Files\Franzis\ANALOG projects 3" and you can see if it has an old version of FreeImage.dll, which is the library that decodes Raw images from your camera (you don't care if you only plan to use it with JPEGs). I replaced this with the newest version I have (once I've shut the program down so don't have a sharing error) which is:
FreeImage.dll - 6,924,800 bytes - 26-02-19
Alas usually you can download later versions from Franzis, but the downloads haven't been updated so you have to go to:
https://freeimage.sourceforge.io/download.html
and download the DLL (second link down the page)
Unzip the archive and choose the correct copy (x32/x64 - if you're running the 32-bit version of Windows your computer won't have a directory "C:\Program Files (x86)") of FreeImage.dll from FreeImage\Dist (which is 3.18.0.0, same as the one I used). I did install and test this exact file and it does work with supported cameras. You don't need the archive afterwards.

Note these are still not completely up-to-date, so recent cameras may not have Raw support and you have to use the JPG or make a 16-bit TIF file in your favourite Raw processing software. You may never bother with Raw with this tool anyway as it's not critical.
If you have a Mac you'll need to get the OSX version of FreeImage

Here's my getting-started instructions on using it:

Load a picture, play with the canned effects on the left side, play with the Film Type on the right side panel (which should start on the “Finalise” tab). You can then mess with assorted settings in the middle of the panel and at the bottom of the panel you can select toning options.

Changing to "Expert" in the right panel you can add filters from the list at the top, select them in the middle of the panel and tweak their effects at the bottom (may need scrolling down). (I'd ignore that until you are comfortable using it and it's fine to ignore it for ever.)

The boxes at the top of the left panel just filter the effects that are listed in the panel, so ignore them initially. Although one use you might want to play with is, when you run down the presets looking for ones you like, you click the * beside them to mark them as favourites. When you're done click on favourites at the top to just show those (click "All" to return to seeing all the presets). This does mean with the next image you'll have to deselect ones that are already selected, if they aren't making the cut. Of course you could also use it just to slim down to a few general favourites.

On a faster computer you can use the Eye icon on the toolbar to disable the preview mode and show the final image in the main window, which IMHO is worth doing. (Although note items on the toolbar can disappear if the Window is too narrow to show everything. If you don't see something you think should be there make the program's window wider.)

Press and hold the right mouse button on the image to see the "before" image. Double (left button) clicking on the image zooms you all the way in/out (one after the other). A mouse scroll wheel also zooms. When not zoomed fully out the left mouse button can drag the viewing area around the image.

When saving the final image note that the first dialog, where it asks for the title, is going to write that over the image, it isn't the file name.

The main disadvantage is the lack of Undo operations, you can set restore points though (which appear in a timeline).

Note that although they do add a Photoshop plugin it's under File->Export, not Filters, which IMHO doesn’t really count. (You need their v5 products to get "real" Photoshop filters.)

The thing to get your brain around is it a huge pile of image processing tools, which are gathered together into presets in the left pane. All those options do is select a bunch of processing tools (as shown in "expert") and choose options for them, so they are infinitely tweakable in the right pane.

Oh and note it's not high-DPI (i.e. 4k/5k monitor) friendly. So if you have one I'd recommend, on Windows 10, that you right mouse button the program, select Properties, then the Compatibility tab, click "Change high DPI settings", tick "Override high DPI scaling..." at the bottom of the next dialogue and select "System (Enhanced)", or if that doesn't work well then "System"..

Enjoy...

P.S. A much bigger re-write than I assumed...

P.P.S. one other thing, sometimes they screw up and send English users an e-mail in German rather than English, just be laid back about it... it's part of their charm (err...)

P.P.P.S. I should also say never pay full price for their software but if you want something subscribe to their newsletter and wait for the (usually) inevitable deal. With this tool I think the Give-Away version is probably enough.

Reply   |   Comment by JohnL  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+25)
#2

Licence details:
Lifetime
Install it. Be sure to create Restore Points, Before and After Installation.
You won't regret it:
Price:
The program is available for $69.00,
but it will be free

Reply   |   Comment by David Wellman  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-7)
#1

I still have ANALOG projects 3 - V3.21.02375. Is this one from today a newer version? Greetings to all.

Reply   |   Comment by Hans Oellers  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
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