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Tilt Shift Generator Giveaway

Giveaway of the day — Tilt Shift Generator

Re-create the tilt-shift effects by using your PC – no tilt-shift lens required! Get your FREE copy of Tilt Shift Generator on GOTD!
$49.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 543 86 comments

Tilt Shift Generator was available as a giveaway on January 8, 2013!

Today Giveaway of the Day
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One of the best programs for creating photos with a tilt-shift miniature effect. You can find a lot of applications that claim to apply similar effect to images, still most often the algorithm is improper, e.g. they use Gaussian blur instead of much more complex Lens (optical) blur which produces an effect identical to real bokeh; or they apply semi-transparent overlay, using wrong type of transition from focused to blurred areas, etc.

Tilt Shift Generator renders the original image pixel-by-pixel with the highest accuracy. This utility offers additional settings thanks to which the result images compare well with photos taken using high-priced "tilt and shift" wide angle lens. Tilt Shift Generator surpass Photoshop tools and popular cameras' built in filters by result.

Take a look at examples of photos, processer with this powerful tool.

Special offer from Artensoft for GOTD users – 70% off all titles during giveaway period!
Don’t miss this chance to purchase the program with a discount, since we are preparing a major release with such improvements as selection of an ellipse-shaped focus, filtering by mask, batch processing for creating time lapse videos and more.

Limited time offer!
Artensoft are willing to give each user a FULL official personal license (with future updates) for Artensoft Tilt Shift Generator for placing a link and a short review (even 10-15 words) anywhere on the web. This can be a user’s home page, a site, forum, etc.
In order to get a full license, the user should post the "http://www.tiltshiftgenerator.com/" link along with a review and send a message to gotd@artensoft.com with the address of the review page for Artensoft to check it. Once the review has been verified, Artensoft will respond with a message containing a full personal license key. The offer will be valid for 1 week only.

System Requirements:

Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 (x32/x64)





File Size:

14.3 MB



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re #82; "Why would anyone ask, “Does this program allow me to parallax-correct my photos” if that is not mentioned at all about what this program does. I wonder if this program will help me make a phone call?"

Such ignorance doesn't help you in your quest to seem intelligent, especially when a simple Google search can supply the answer.

Parallax is EXACTLY the reason Tilt-Shift/Tilt-Swing lenses were create. To correct it. The question is intelligent, appropriate, and necessary. Yours -- and your foolish attempt at sarcasm -- isn't.

Consider yourself smacked with a wet noodle!

Reply   |   Comment by peterd  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

#s 77 & 82: The promotional material says that the software is intended for making fake miniature photos. However, the term "tilt and shift" in photography refers to parallax correction. I don't think that it's unreasonable to ask whether the software does what its name says, regardless of what its creators think its main value is. (And I see that I'm not the only one with this question.)

Reply   |   Comment by Cherns  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

For those who don't know Tilt Shift refers to something only possible on a bellows box sheet fil camera where you literally tilt the lens relative to the film plane for unusually effects of the light ray reaching the film at different focus and angle.

Haven't tried this but kind of wonder how effectively you could simulate such physical thing but in its coarsest nature.

Havig work with those cameras in college (4x5) the varietty of effects you could get from very small shifts.

It could also be used to negate the needle effect of shooting tall buildings with a standard lens camera.

Reply   |   Comment by H McKee  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Having nothing but fun with this. FAR faster than P/S for a result that's plenty close. May not be the quickest rendering engine out there, but still does in seconds what takes minutes(and skill)in CS5. Some of y'all are way too negative on this one. No, it won't do perspective control like a $1500 Nikkor lens and yes, you do have to choose your photos carefully to get the best effect ...which I think was the point of the authors leaving up the shot of the half-in half-out tree on the website (I think that took courage and honesty and I applaud them for it). Nothing stopping anyone from adding the output here as a layer over the original in your favorite editor and doing a little hand blending to make even that shot pop.
The UI has you functioning in no time flat, just start playing with the sliders. Installation and activation were quick and easy (and DON'T require you to do any advertising unless you want lifetime upgrades) A total keeper for me, thank you for the gift Artensoft and GOTD!

Reply   |   Comment by mm  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

I downloaded this program when it was offered before and never gave it a try. I found the 50 sample photos fascinating so installed it and registered on Windows Vista and XP SP3 systems without any problems. The registration was easy as well. I used some aerial photos I found online and was very pleased with the results. The photos of actual buildings looked like models after applying the effects from this software. I don't have any commercial use for it but will find it entertaining. I recommended it to some architects as well. Thanks developer and GAOTD. This is a keeper.

Reply   |   Comment by Bern-Dog  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Those who say that tilt shift is useless do not understand what the potential for this effect can be.

watch this


thank you so much for this program and extended offer.

Reply   |   Comment by newJason  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

At first sight, many people (including me)asked, "What's this for?". But when I showed it to my wife, who is a historian, she said, "Brilliant! Just what I need to display historical documents so that only the relevant information displays!".

So now she is using it to tweak photos and scans of birth certificates, journal pages and such like, so that only key sections are highlighted. She says, thank you, thank you, thank you.

Reply   |   Comment by Arafurian  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

@ #3 - The registration process was as stated in the readme file and couldn't have been simpler. No waiting for key via email etc instant key.

Reply   |   Comment by Mike  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

This program works, but it's not the best yet.

It makes me desire an AE, Vegas, Avid video plugin version that can do keyframes for all effects.

However, as I suspected, it's pretty close to being built in already
Tilt Shift Effect Tutorial HD (Sony Vegas Tutorial)

How to make a fake Tilt/Shift effect in Sony Vegas 9

Both those tutorials don't mention it but you CAN also use VIDEO and keyframe the effects creating a dynamic miniature warble blur with interesting effects not quite like the static plate.

You'd obviously not be able to go crazy with the camera swingin it all around on the original footage.

Anyway, ideas.. ideas..

Program is not bad, but not the best.

Reply   |   Comment by Fredward  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Why would anyone ask, "Does this program allow me to parallax-correct my photos" if that is not mentioned at all about what this program does. I wonder if this program will help me make a phone call?

The program is excellent and does exactly what the write up states. It is WAY easier to use than the over rated Photoshop 5 Master Collection that I own. Though Photoshop can do EVERYTHING, not everyone has months to learn the vast scope of the program. This program takes seconds to do what would take many minutes if not an hour to achieve the same affect.

Reply   |   Comment by LancasterPA  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

I have thus software and it does work, especially for photos taken from a good height looking down at the action. But I must say though that Zoner 15 also has tilt shift built in. Zoner is an excellent photo editor, and it also has HDR. Best of all it also has zonerama, an excellent photo viewer. IMHO Zoner is a great value, as it is a full photo editor, excellent in so many ways.
On the flip side this is free today and can be a fun effect if you like post processing your photos. Free is always good.

Reply   |   Comment by Classic Car Nut  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

The install was fast and easy and getting the code was painless as well. I've used online versions which limits to smaller file sizes. This lets you save original size or resize for web images.
There are a lot of options like setting brightness, contrast, and saturation... size and intensity. Very easy to use for the casual photographer that wants that tiltshift effect quickly.
Didn't like the fact it throws ads for its products but at least it give s you an option to disable examples/links.
Overall, its a like.

Reply   |   Comment by L Ma  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

To those having trouble downloading programs from GAOTD tru righ clicking on the download and chosing "Save Target As". This will install the program with any trouble. I also have trouble and get a security warning, even though I say the file is ok to download it won't, it just opens the same page. That is why I use the "Save Target As" & this bypasses the problem an I am able to download with no problems at all!

As to todays program I see where it could come in handy from time to time, but I wish I could also add the effect in a horizontal mode in addition to the veritcal asspect. Thereare time when I would want to 'Frame' a subject and blur all the surounding area so as not to draw the viewers attention away from my subject. while this effect is available in other more & lesss expessive software, It would only help your sales if the effect could be up and down in the picture. Also making different shapes & sizes where the clear image would appear would be great. Instead of just straight lines of blurr you could have circles, ovals, diamonds and triangles of different sizes available.

Ron Dunn

Reply   |   Comment by Ron Dunn  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Visited the Website for this Software to see what it produced and looked like, having done so tried to select another Website however this Software's Page would not allow me to do so and just kept bringing it's page up; only way to get rid of the page was to close the Browser and open again from scratch. Any Website that reverts to these lengths should be avoided.

Reply   |   Comment by J P Baldwin  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

#75 cherns
you've got the wrong end of the stick on what this software will do
it do'es what it says on the tin
thank you GAOTD

Reply   |   Comment by buckoooo  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I have tried unsuccessfully to install today's giveaway about 19 times. I have used this site dozens of times in the past always with success. I have the key and have been told it is activated but I haven't seen an installation wizard window and, of course, have no icons to 'click'. I had similar trouble the other day as well, so am guessing you guys changed things up awhile back and now I can't figure it out. It used to be so easy! I'm using Windows 7, 64bit, if that helps.

Reply   |   Comment by Gup  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

The promotional material for this program concentrates on "miniature faking." I know of the technique of tilting and shifting (or tilting and swinging) as a means to compensating for parallax errors, as when you take reasonably-close-up shot of a tall building and the resulting photo shows the sides of the building tapering to the top. A professional photographer would use a view camera, or an expensive special lens on a smaller-format camera, to show the building with parallel sides. (see, for instance, the photo of the building in

http://www.kenrockwell.com/tech/movements.htm )
(sorry, I can't get the html code to work)

So: forget the miniature-faking business. Does this program allow me to parallax-correct my photos of buildings and such? If so, it could be quite valuable to me and probably others.

Reply   |   Comment by Cherns  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

I have had fun playing around with the previous giveaway but I wouldn't use it enough to pay $50 for it. I was wondering if you could put the new version number on the website? I went on ahead and installed this one and it was an upgrade from the one I had. Thanks for all the great programs.

Reply   |   Comment by Anita  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

All this focus (pun intended) on the idea of miniaturization has me a bit baffled. This program selectively shrinks the depth of field of any photo. It works great to emphasize the subject in macro shots and landscape shots, and is very easy to use. A keeper for me.

Reply   |   Comment by Steve  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

I just installed this and activation was immediate after providing registration information on their web form (name and e-mail address only). Installation on Win 7 was very smooth with no problems and the program immediately registered the code.

This is an easy program to use and does perform well. What I like about it is how easy it is to use. Sure, you could replicate this in a high-priced editing program, but that would take multiple steps, layers, etc. whereas this does so in very few steps that are easy to master. If you decide you don't like the effect, simply adjust the choices and regenerate the preview. Whether it is worth the asking price will be up to someone else who misses this offer, but for free, it's a nice tool to have in the arsenal.

As for the previous comment about questionable reviews based on free license offers from companies: please go away. My time IS money and I think it is perfectly fair for a company to offer a free license for the time and effort I take to write a review or product description. Good reviews cover both good and bad about a program and it is very easy to spot someone not being quite honest one way or the other. Furthermore, neither of these companies have offered a free license for a "review". They have offered a free license for mentioning their product somewhere on the internet - that's advertising and I should get compensated for that, just like FB, Google, and every other company/person out there does. I'm very happy two recent GAOTD partners have made this offer to us and I will be taking advantage of such offers for every product I feel is worth keeping.

Reply   |   Comment by Melika  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

If it's worth anything...
Tilt-Shift may be used to create the illusion of photographing miniatures now, but 'back in the day' we used it photograph high building or anything else that wouldn't fit in the frame without distorting the lines (e.g. having a photo that looked like the building was falling over).

As always, there were creative ways to get the shot and tweak it later, the easiest of which was to take two shots and cut/paste (using actual board and glue) later. Wide angle lenses were great as well, but expensive and sometimes not wide enough. And sometimes you just took the photo and lived with the distortion.

Maybe someone can tell me whether this software (or any other) can fix those 'building falling over' shots *without* creating the minature effect.

Reply   |   Comment by peterd  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Installed, registered, and runs fine on my Win8Pro x64 laptop. Made the vehicles, trees, and small buildings of a local.live aerial photo really stand out. Gave the photo some "Pop". Definitely like the simplicity of changing angle of applied effect and preview.

Reply   |   Comment by billswell  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

On http://alturl.com/2pe4h you can see my daily screenshots on installing and using the giveawayoftheday. It shows how simple the activation process is and how easy it is to use. I have used it to focus on a waterfall I visited in 2011 in the USA.

The text is in Dutch, but the pictures should be self-explaining.

Reply   |   Comment by gergn  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Add a new phrase like "Tilt-shift miniature effect" blur the perfectly in focus picture and collect fees, hum!, it sounds like snake oil salesman. No thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by Marie  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-7)

Am I missing something? I posted on facebook, tried this and that; but can't register. I'm not a very good hoop jumper and yes, it's probably my misunderstanding but what manner of malarkey is this?

Reply   |   Comment by Michael  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Installed on Windows 7 64 bit computer with no problems.

I'm an amateur chef and I create recipes for posting on the internet. My daughter is a professional photographer and showed me how to take photographs of food for publication purposes. One particular shot is a horizontal closeup with the background "blown out" (blurred). The only camera I have is my iPhone 4. It will not take a photograph with any kind of depth of field. This program does exactly what I need. I tried it out on some of my food photos and they now look fantastic!

Yes, I could probably find an app for my iPhone that would do what I need. Yes, I could probably find a program that will do a lot more than just this one technique. But, I found this program to be extremely easy to use for a newbie like me. I'm happy with it. I would not pay $50 for it though.

The program has several adjustments:
1. A horizontal focal point line with the back focus (background) being above the line and the front focus (foreground) being below the line. The line position is controlled by holding down the left mouse button while moving the cursor up or down.
2. The second adjustment is the degree of "defocus" controlled by two slider bars, "strength" and "defocus graph." There is a "sync back & front focus" box. When this box is unchecked, two separate sets of slider bars appear for front and back defocusing respectively.
3. Additional slider bars appear when you click on "show additional options." They are:
4. Brightness
5. Contrast
6. Saturation
7. Bokeh type: a choice of geometric shapes such as circle, triangle, square, pentagon, hexagon, etc., plus some graphic shapes such as a heart, ying-yang, airplane, dollar sign, etc. Fifteen shapes in all.
8. Bokeh boost: Intensity, Hilight level
9. Lastly, it offers two saving options: "Original size" and "resize" (resolution adjustable by horizontal and vertical pixel count).

Final verdict: It does exactly what it says it does. It's easy and fun to use. Personally, I don't think it's worth $50. But, since I do not do a lot of photography, I don't know how it compares to other photo editing software.

Reply   |   Comment by Dennis  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)

Activation key received instantly after submitting the form. Installed without a hitch over a previous giveaway of the same (XP sp3). GUI is essentially unchanged from the previous one; simple, straightforward, easy to understand (some might describe it as dated but I have no problem). You might need a little playing around with it to get a result to your liking. The conversion/generation speed may vary considerably as the size of the original as well as the desired output. Personally I have no use for this kind of a programme and, therefore, can't tell if it's actually any good for someone who does, but all in all seems to do what it claims well enough for me to give it a thumbs-up. You can make up your own minds if this is the effect you're looking for by visiting their gallery .
I suggest that the developer merge this product with their Photo Editor and then, maybe, the $49.95 price tag is justifiable.

Reply   |   Comment by AliRM  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

Thank you to everyone who kindly explained to me what this program does. I will now download and try it!
Thank you again!

Reply   |   Comment by Svend Ö  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

It seems the negative comments are due to a lack of knowledge about photography. Tilt shift is a real thing and was found on old Speed Graphic cameras, among others. I downloaded, installed, activated, and ran the software without problem. It works just like it says it does. This is very well done with a simple interface and well, it just works.

Reply   |   Comment by Dennis F  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

Even after reading all the negative comments in here, I decided to check this out for myself. I am a graphic artist, so I have a ton of image editing and paint software. I wanted to see what this had that was worth 50 bucks.

I took a photo of a hawk in a tree in my yard. I used that photo to get the focus on the hawk and leave the tree blurred out. It worked beautifully, and in less time than it would have taken me to do it in Photoshop! I'm still going to play around with it more.

It's a good program. I just don't think it's worth 50 bucks. So, for what it does, I give it a thumbs up. It does what it says.

Installed fine on Win 7 / 64. I also had no problem obtaining the key for it. Typed in my name and email address, and whoola....there it was!

Thanks GOTD and Artensoft!
Lower the price, and I'd gladly write up a review on my site! :)

Reply   |   Comment by Mary  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+18)

Oh Boy! with the Adobe free CS2 freebie yesterday and this Shift Tilt program for making pictures look like minitures,I'm going to have some fun thanks so much GOTD. This is one of those programs I have always wanted to try and now it's here strange how it all feel into place perhaps I should go buy a lottery ticket (now I'm dreaming)...

Reply   |   Comment by nomadss1  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-8)

#7 John: It's likely your antivirus doesn't like GOTD's installer. I had the same problem with Charter Internet Security, and am now using Norton 360 with same result. Both considered the normal-for-it way the installer worked to be "abnormal" and would kill the installer. Try (in Norton, for example) right-clicking on its icon and choose "disable auto protection" for 15 minutes. I suspect when you're coming up in Safe mode, your A/V program is not being loaded. It's worth a try - good luck.

Reply   |   Comment by Mark Magill  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

I have not used this software yet, but I look forward to doing so.
I have a huge interest in photography, and I remember reading an article on tilt-shift photography and wanting to do it so bad.
This software will not appeal to most people because without prior knowledge of tilt-shift photography it just looks like your blur random parts of a perfectly good photograph.
What is is actually doing is blurring certain parts of the photo to make it look like the camera was set to a close focus, which implies the subject was taken at a very close range.
This gives the illusion that subjects such as buildings or trains are miniature because you'd think parts of the subject would be blurred too if a close-up photo was taken of a full scale model.
Although, I have looked at the screenshots, and it makes me wonder about this "algorithm" they speak off.
It looks like the same parts of each photo are being blurred rather than each photo getting unique treatment.
but I'll know more when I use it myself.

Reply   |   Comment by Ryan  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)

If this programme works, and it seems to, it might be worth keeping. It (or similar) was offered in 2012 also.

I always thought the idea of this effect was to make the main subject of a picture stand out by removing visual distractions. You see the effect on professional pictures in magazines etc. It is quite difficult to get right.

There are professional 'plug ins' or addons to photo editing software like PhotoShop, PhotoPlus; even free software such as IrfanView uses these plugins.

One of the best is Topaz Labs Topaz Lens Effects, indeed this page has YouTube tutorials that show what it can do


which is better than words to explain but, unfortunately, it looks as if their sale prices have stopped. Still, if you really want to be the best, $79.99 is not so bad :)

If the programme offered above can do what Topaz does, then it is cheap at the price and worth trying.

Free Photo Editors at http://graphicssoft.about.com/od/pixelbasedwin/tp/freephotoedw.htm

You'll realise, something like this takes a while to master, if you have the patience (and suitable pictures).

Reply   |   Comment by bill  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

#'s 1, 2 and 3. I first felt the same way but after looking at the pictures, it made the picture look like one of those "fake" miniature villages you set up around train sets. Kinda cool if you open your mind and look at it for a sec. It's like a optical illusion. Just saying. But like you, I don't know how to do much other then point and shoot (i.e., I'm not a professional photographer), so I don't see a real need for such a tool.

Reply   |   Comment by tc1uscg  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-10)

This is a far better deal than some people realize. You would do well to read through the comments above and follow the directions of those who recommend the product and who provide links allowing one to become familiar with the tilt-lens concept. To see how GREAT this offer is, try finding a comparable product that is free. Free = good.

For more information and sample photos, please see their site: http://www.tiltshiftgenerator.com/

Reply   |   Comment by Terry Chaney  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)

@ I like misspelling: "technic for correcting"

Reply   |   Comment by Ritchi  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-7)

Today's giveaway ought to work with snapshots of people, in addition to still life and cityscapes.
This links to a clearly-explained tutorial outlining the steps for simulating selective focus and shallow depth-of-field.
Basically, take multiple shots of a scene, add them as image layers in your photo processor and edit.

Reply   |   Comment by f/2.8  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

@3 and other. The Name tilt-shift is a little bit misleading because tilt-shift is a very expensive technic vor correcting the angle during taking a photo. The present program is correctly called miniature-faking, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miniature_faking as well as other comments above. If you like it, it is impressive.

Reply   |   Comment by Ritchi  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

I found the link for the Business version of Tilt Shift Generator at the 70% discount. Instead of $99, it will be $29.98. Will this version do if someone wants to create tilt-shift images for illustrations on their commercial website or for illustrations in digital products they sell? I want to make sure. There also is a Service version that has a 1-year license for purchasers such as designers creating images for sale to third-parties.

Reply   |   Comment by J. Mac Neal  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)

The developer's copy states there is a "70% off" offer on all titles. Where is the link today for that discount off the regularly $99 business version of Tilt Shift Generator ("commercial-use-allowed")?

Reply   |   Comment by J. Mac Neal  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

Gareth says #3 Tilt Shift is where the lens (or one of the lenses) is not parallel to the sensor (or film).
Thats not quite correct Gareth,whilst shifting the lens remains parallel so that is correct but tilting is, as the name suggests, tilting the lens away from the focal plane.
If anyone cares to look up

there is a good explanation of the simplicity and use of shift and tilt

Reply   |   Comment by Michael W  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

I agree with #4 and #36 - the registration process is downright shady. I cannot participate in this bait and switch offer and GAOTD should not allow it either. Artensoft should be ashamed of themselves.

That said, I did acquire this program last year when is was offered more honestly, and it's a fun, though specialized, optical affect which one needs to play with in order to appreciate it.

Reply   |   Comment by Mike  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Hi Everyone
For #3 Svend Ö
I worked as a freelance photographer for many years and will try to explain graphically, what tilt - shift is all about.
I originally started on an explanation that was simply too technical, for people without large format, photographic, experience to follow. To start with, from the examples shown by Artensoft, I see no examples of shift photography.
To see a graphic example of tilt - shift photography, by way of a specialized lense, for regular sized cameras, go to:


You will have to scroll over the pictures to see the difference in effects. To explain the technical side of tilt - shift photography, go to:


and to:


I will warn you though, most people who are used to using snap-and-go cameras, may find the Wikipedia links to be too technical and too boring.
Anywho, this program does produce a legitimate tilt effect for the purpose of rendering an object, or scene with a limited plane of focus, to draw attention to a specific object, or produce an effect similar to photographing a miniature set.

Best Regards,

Reply   |   Comment by GunGeezer  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+19)

A tilt shift lens has many uses and is an invaluable tool in many photographers tool box.To say they are expensive and of limited use shows a lack of photographic knowledge.
Although they can not replace the extraordinary capabilities of a Monorail camera they go a good way towards giving a photographer control over perspective and depth of field both in normal and macro work.
This software has the same name but not the same abilities,it does however add another tool for ones imagination to use.

Reply   |   Comment by Michael W  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

First let me say that I’m impressed by the recent offerings by GOTD. There have been several very nice programs featured over the last week or so. Thanks!

I have to chuckle at the first several comments for today’s Tilt Shift Generator. This type of software is only going to be of interest to a niche group of photographers. What this software does is simulate a tilt shift lens that only focuses on a specific area of view. This is a very expensive lens so hobby & amateur photographers will try to simulate this effect through software. The latest version of Photoshop has this feature, but Photoshop is very expensive as well. I’d suggest looking at the sample images and if that doesn’t float your boat, then this isn’t for you.

It just so happens that I recently started looking for freeware or shareware software that would do tilt shift photography and there aren’t very many available, so I was pleasantly surprised to see today’s GOTD software.
The software installed and registered fine (read the README.TXT) on my Windows 7 64 bit laptop. The software is very easy to use, you won’t need a manual. You basically just select your photo and aim where you want to focus. There are some basic and advanced options about how you want the photo to look and there is a preview available so you can get a good idea what the final photo will look like. If you have a large sized picture it may take several minutes for the final save, but you are warned about this and given an option of saving in a smaller size. For me this is a definite thumbs up vote!
If you are looking for alternatives you will find the website www.tiltshiftmaker.com but the photo sizes are limited to small pictures. There is also an Adobe AIR desktop app from www.artandmobile.com but this also has a size limitation.

Reply   |   Comment by George McCoy  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+23)

Massively over-priced one trick pony that is to shift/tilt camera lenses what an elephant is to ballet dancing: this software has never heard of parallax and, by the look of it, neither has its developer.

Downloaded and installed without fuss and quickly registered. But the dropdown Help options list is notable for offering no help at all, nor is there any context-sensitive assistance, either: the developer's seemingly cavalier indifference to the needs of new users makes that $50 asking price look all the more preposterous.

As a selective de-focus processor -- which is all this is -- the software works as intended but of necessity is source dependent: it's not going to be of much practical value in most cases, and will actually wreck a pleasing original (as, with deliciously unintended irony, the developer's own Gallery goes some way to demonstrate.)

Once up and running, it's fairly intuitive, but makes a snail look like an Olympic athlete when it comes to even previewing work-in-progress, never mind saving it for output.

There's also the fact that even cheapo pocket cameras nowadays come with an Aperture Priority option, where the lower the F number, the greater the blurring of non-prime image areas, and the higher the F number, the greater the depth of field and thus the sharpness of those same areas.

I've put several images through this software and had I been in charge of Legoland's ad agency art department may possibly have felt more favourably disposed.

But as I'm not, it's impossible to arouse any enthusiasm for single-purpose software that even the developer seems uninterested in -- spending 4 hours producing a counter-productive 'gallery' does not count as a Help facility -- and can't even get the title right.

Thanks then, GOATD, and thanks, too, to Artensoft: as a freebie today, Tilt/Shift Generator is perhaps worth adding to an image editing toolbox for very occasional use.

As a candidate for any future re-install though it's a complete non-starter -- a plug-in dressed up as a program and one that at its absurd $50 sticker price doesn't get within a mile of the class- leading, best-supported and exemplary context-sensitive $40 digital image editing program from Californian developer Rob Nelson:


On which basis, Artensoft would do well to forget about its 'Gallery' and spend rather more time going back to its drawing board. Who knows: it may even be able to come up with an accurate description of what its plug-in actually does. . .

Reply   |   Comment by MikeR  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+22)

I’m VERY disappointed!!!!
After downloading the program, its still an unregistered version and you’re not able to save your work, and you’re NOT receiving any registration key from this company before you physically have made a recommendation of the product, by placing a company link with some text, somewhere on the net!
I haven't, so I can't use this software...

Very unusually, and defiantly NOT the way GOTD normally function…
Is this company behaviour acceptable to GOTD?

Reply   |   Comment by Soren Christensen  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

#1,2,3,5 take a look at their homepage, look at the top image. "make your fake-miniature photographs..". Quite obvious what it does, I'd say.
Not that I'm into this effect, but I can understand those who is.

Reply   |   Comment by Steve  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

I downloaded and used the previous giveaway of this software. It is really an excellent tool for customising some, not all, photos. As has been stated, this gives the same effect as a very expensive tilt-and-shift lens without the expense! Thanks very much Artensoft and GOTD.

Reply   |   Comment by Dave  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
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