Photo Software Developer MacPhun Launches Snapheal Pro and Expands Footprint With New U.S. Office

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Acclaimed photography software developer MacPhun Software (http://www.macphun.com) today announced the release of Snapheal Pro, an upgraded version of its popular image-healing product for the Macintosh platform. Proprietary CleanPics™ technology for removing unwanted objects in photos, the ability to run as a plug-in to popular image editing software, and a streamlined user interface highlight the new release.

'Snapheal Pro is a dedicated solution to a problem that 100% of photographers face: how to remove unwanted objects from photos,' said Paul Muzok, co-founder and CEO of MacPhun.

Acclaimed photography software developer MacPhun Software (http://www.macphun.com) today announced the release of Snapheal Pro, an upgraded version of its popular image-healing product for the Macintosh platform. Proprietary CleanPics™ technology for removing unwanted objects in photos, the ability to run as a plug-in to popular image editing software, and a streamlined user interface highlight the new release. In related news, the company also announced the opening of a new office and operations in Del Mar, CA.

Best known for it’s highly regarded FX Photo Studio, Snapheal, and ColorStrokes apps for the Macintosh and iOS platforms, MacPhun is a 5-year old company lauded for delivering powerful and fun to use software to photographers. Snapheal was named one of the "Best of 2012" by the Mac App store.

"Snapheal Pro is a dedicated solution to a problem that 100% of photographers face: how to remove unwanted objects from photos," said Paul Muzok, co-founder and CEO of MacPhun. "The popularity of our original Snapheal product showed us there was a real need for an elegant and professional caliber healing tool that is also quick and easy to use," Muzok added.

Snapheal Pro Key Features:

  •     Proprietary CleanPics™ technology delivers a suite of features for removing unwanted objects, skin blemishes, scratches in photos, and more with one click ease.
  •     Multiple erasing modes for optimized object removal, no matter the style of photo.
  •     Improved clone and stamp function with extensive brush support.
  •     Ability to run as a standalone app or as a plug-in to Adobe Photoshop, Elements, and Lightroom, as well as Apple Aperture.
  •     Retouch brush for selectively refining and enhancing images.
  •     Finishing features for adjusting exposure, toning, sharpening or blurring details, reducing noise and more.
  •     Image sharing on popular social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, Instgram and Flickr.
  •     Updated interface to ensure a streamlined workflow.
  •     Price: MSRP $39.99 USD; $19.99 USD for upgrade from the basic version of Snapheal.

U.S. Office & Operations

Kiev-based MacPhun also recently opened up a new office based in San Diego, California and secured seasoned professionals from venerable software developer Nik Software. The U.S. office will be responsible for all marketing, sales, and business development operations in North and South America, Australia, Africa, and Asia. This will include initiating educational programs, industry event participation, broadening the company’s social community involvement, and growing a new reseller, distribution, and affiliate network in the coming months.

"Expanding our global reach to the U.S. will enable MacPhun to better serve photographers and industry partners in North America and around the world with many new imaging products backed up by top-notch educational services," explained Muzok.

The U.S. team is led by Morneé Sherry, Kevin La Rue, and Matt Cummins, all formerly of Nik Software which was acquired by Google in October 2012. Sherry headed up channel sales, distribution, and worldwide business development for Nik, while La Rue led U.S. marketing and direct sales efforts for the company. As a senior product manager, Cummins guided the development of one of Nik’s most successful products, HDR Efex Pro.

Canon 5D Mark III Giveaway
To celebrate the launch of Snapheal Pro, MacPhun and several industry partners are giving away a Canon 5D Mark III camera, with a retail value of $3499, and offering substantial special offers on photography-related products and services. Partners include Bongo Bytes, Datacolor, Delkin Devices, Eye-Fi, Simply Color, Spacerframe, Wacom, and Zenfolio. Free entry to the camera giveaway and information on special offers can be found at http://www.photographypromos.com.

About MacPhun
MacPhun Software develops award-winning mobile and desktop software and technologies for the consumer photography and professional digital imaging markets. Established in 2008, MacPhun is well regarded for its consistently top-ranked apps on the iTunes App and Mac App Stores such as ColorStrokes, Snapheal, and FX Photo Studio, beloved by hundreds of thousands of photographers worldwide. For more information, please visit http://www.macphun.com.

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Americas, Asia, Australia, South Africa
MacPhun Software
Kevin La Rue
2002 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Suite 204
San Diego, CA 92014 (USA)
+1 858 905-5332
kevin(at)macphun(dot)com

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