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Tiffen Dfx 3.0: Power your Creativity with an Amazing Software Suite of Digital Optical Filters and Visual Effects

tiffen filter image With a decades-long reputation for manufacturing the finest lens filters and many complementary products, it’s no wonder that Tiffen offers what can only be considered the finest software for creating those same filter and other visual effects in Tiffen Dfx 3.0. In its standalone version for Mac or Windows or Photo Plug-in for Adobe Photoshop, Elements and Lightroom, Tiffen Dfx 3.0 is like having a collection of more than 2,000 Tiffen filters as part of your photo gear. Not only does the software simulate the effects of all those filters plus much more, but also puts a comprehensive line-up of tools at your fingertips: thousands of customizable presets, gel sets, lighting, paint system, layering and masking tools, color management…the list is rather overwhelming!

You’ll also be awed by how fast Tiffen Dfx 3.0 downloads, installs and operates. One of the most beneficial upgrades of this newest version is multi-processor acceleration. Since the software suite is filled with so many effects and combinations and, therefore, creative choices, Tiffen made sure you could browse the selection quickly as well as giving you an almost immediate transition from one filter or effect to another, and previewing and producing your final image. All that time you previously spent waiting for filter and effects to load can now be used to explore all Tiffen Dfx 3.0 can do for you, and to use its features fully.

As if speed wasn’t enough to motivate you to try Tiffen’s 15-day free trial of Tiffen Dfx 3.0  the more than 10 new filters, including some rarely seen, such as X-Ray, Infrared and Ozone should also cause you to download it today.

The other major attraction that will drive you to the free trial offer is ease-of-use interface improvements. Despite being loaded with such a huge number of filters and effects, the Tiffen Dfx 3.0 screen palette has been kept quite simple. The intuitive and well-organized interface accesses everything with as few menus and options as possible. You’re sure to love the ease of selecting from thumbnail previews of your image with various filters applied. Since the software operates so quickly, you can click through the series of thumbnails to see instantaneously how it affects your image. Double click the thumbnail of your choice and the filter is applied. You’ll truly experience a whole new level of creativity because it will take you so little time to apply more options to your photos.

Dig a bit deeper into Tiffen Dfx 3.0 and you’ll discover some special functions that will add even more creative enhancements to your photography. Here are just a few.

  • Color Shadow: Recreates the effect you’ve probably seen in iPod® commercials with a gradient superimposed on a high-contrast image.

  • DeBand: Eliminates the visual banding often seen in digital photos by blending the pixels of both the band and surrounding area until they are a single, smooth rendering.

  • DeBlock: Works essentially the same as DeBand, but on blocking artifacts instead. They are likely to be prevalent because of a high level of image compression.

  • DeNoise: Whether you chose to shoot your original image at a high ISO, or conditions required it, this special feature of Tiffen Dfx 3.0 helps you to adjust grain and noise without affecting details.

  • Film Stocks: What a creative bonanza! Apply any of 113 color and black-and-white film stocks that will give your photos a look from the days of film photography. Choose from Kodak®, Fuji®, Agfa®, Polaroid® and Ilford®.

  • Rays: Transform a so-so landscape or an available-light portrait at a window into a spectacular image by applying this effect and its shafts of light. Click on the thumbnail preview to see how your photo dramatizes clouds or a moonlit body of water with the additions of light rays.

If you’re one of many photographers who must work fast because of the volume of editing you must complete, then there isn’t any other choice than Tiffen Dfx 3.0. With its lightning-fast operation and ease of use, you simply can’t find a comparable toolbox of amazing filter and other effects.


Tiffen Dfx 3.0 is available in a number of versions.

  • Tiffen Dfx Standalone for Mac and Windows starting at $169.95.

  • Tiffen Dfx Photo Plug-in for Adobe Photoshop, Elements and Lightroom and Apple Aperture starting at $199.95.

  • Tiffen Dfx Video/Film Plug-in compatible with Adobe After Effects and Adobe Premium Pro, Apple Final Cut Pro and Avid Editing Systems starting at $599.95.

  • Tiffen DFX Bundles of the versions above starting at $309.95.

  • Excluisve DFT and DFX Bundles starting at $274.00.


For all the details, the 15-day free trial offer and to purchase and download click Tiffen Dfx 3.0.


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