£22.99 Developer NeverCenter, nevercenter.com Requires OS X 10.6.6 or higher, 64-bit Mac
CameraBag 2 is the Mac app you need if you want to get more from your photos. Elegant and easy to use, this awardwinning non-destructive image editor is packed with features and tools. Developer Nevercenter built proprietary technology to edit images in 32-bit at, it’s claimed, “blazing speeds”. The software lets you perform image editing actions you don’t often find in other photographic tools, such as layering multiple tone curves. CameraBag’s tile-based workflow lets you immediately see what adjustments you’ve applied at any point.
New in this release are the Gamma Curve tool to help you precisely control brightness levels and a Filtered B+W tool that helps find the perfect tone balance for your black and white images. The software ships with over 150 high-quality adjustable image filters and 30 photographic tools, including advanced curve editors. It also has an extensive collection of ancillary tools such as watermarking, batch processing and raw image support. You can even create your own filters, which export to an accompanying iPhone app, Fotograf. CameraBag’s original release was hailed as the second best Mac app of 2012 by the App Store editors, and this new version is a great bit of kit.