Artensoft announces the release of Tilt-Shift Generator, a Windows tool to enable photographers simulate the appearance of a miniature scale model in post processing. Effectively replacing high-end tilt-shift lenses, the new software allows photographers simulating the tilt-shift effect in the post without using an actual tilt-shift lens. Available at a small fraction of the price of a real tilt shift lens, the new product offers a greater degree of creativity by providing many more options, tweaks and customization settings than even the highest-end tilt-shift lenses.
The tilt-shift technique allows photographers tilting plane of focus, achieving selective focus effect and producing photos with characteristic ‘macro’ look. Pictures taken with a tilt-shift lens reproduce the look of a miniature scene shot up close, at a macro distance.
The effect has been known since advent of boxy, wooden large format cameras. Using flexible bellows for camera movements, large format photographers could turn any lens into a tilt-shift lens, reproducing faux-diorama shots without an extra investment.
Today’s photographers shooting 35mm film and all kinds of digital cameras can only achieve the effect by either using a dedicated, expensive tilt-shift lens or reproducing the effect in post-processing with photo editing software. With the most affordable tilt shift lens produced by a major manufacturer costing more than $1300, tilt-shift photography remains an expensive hobby for most amateurs. Technological constraints and limitations of even the best tilt-shift lenses (manual aperture, manual focus, stop-down or manual metering, lack of zoom etc.) make using these lenses inconvenient even to dedicated professionals shooting anything but still architecture and landscapes.
Post-processing images with image editing software gives photographers a feasible alternative at a small fraction of the price of a real tilt shift lens, offering nearly indistinguishable results while providing photographers far greater convenience, control and flexibility.
About Artensoft Tilt-Shift Generator
Tilt-Shift Generator offers enthusiast photographers an easy way of reproducing the ‘miniature‘ effect of a tilt-shift lens without actually owning one. The tool allows Windows users to emulate the selective focus effect by post-processing images taken with any camera, any lens at any setting.
Artensoft Tilt Shift Generator produces pseudo-macro images, simulating the ‘diorama’ look of a miniature scene by emulating razor-thin depth of field characteristic to tilt-shift photography. Offering far greater flexibility than modern tilt-shift lenses and available at a small fraction of the price of a real tilt-shift lens, Tilt-Shift Generator represents great value.
Tilt-Shift Generator is immediately available. Prices start from $49 per license. Requires a PC running Windows XP, Vista, or Windows 7.
More information and free evaluation version of Tilt-Shift Generator available at Artensoft.