Update: Boris FX Optics 2021.2
Boris FX released Optics 2021.2, an update to their Photoshop, Lightroom, and standalone tool yesterday. This is a free update to all Optics license holders. Try a free demo today! The link is at the bottom of the page.
Boris FX Optics 2021.2 New Features
A busy cursor now appears when processing filters and presets. Even though the busy cursor is displayed, the user interface is still responsive.
Layers can now be duplicated by selecting Edit > Duplicate or right-clicking on the layer and selecting Duplicate Layer. The duplicated layer is added above the selected layer and becomes the new active layer.
GPU Rendering Preference
The GPU Rendering preference now affects the Sapphire filters as well.
Layer Context Menu
Previously, only Delete Layer and Delete Filter appeared when right-clicking over the layer thumbnail and Delete Mask when right-clicking over the mask thumbnail. Now, right-clicking over a layer, except directly over a mask, nows displays both Delete Layer, Delete Filter and Delete Masks (all masks). Right-clicking over a mask thumbnail still displays Delete Mask (single mask).
“Run in Demo Mode” was moved after “Request a Trial” in the license window.
The click-able area to move a layer could be small depending on the width of the layer menu. You can now click in any open space within a layer to drag and move it.
S_LensFlare Presets > Flare Position
In S_LensFlare, if you moved the flare position and then selected another lens flare preset, the lens flare position was reset. Now, selecting another lens flare preset will not reset the flare position.
In addition, there were numerous bug fixes. To see all the changes in this update, click on the Updates tab on the Optics product page.
Lighting Effects, Film Stocks, Color Grades, and More!
Boris FX Optics is the definitive digital toolbox for photos. Created by professional feature film VFX artists, Optics is designed to simulate optical camera filters, specialized lenses, film stocks and grain, lens flares, optical lab processes, color correction as well as natural light and photographic effects. Take your images to the next level, try Optics.
Available now as a plug-in for Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom, as well as a standalone application for macOS and Windows. Purchase a new license or choose a subscription option.
The Ultimate Visual Effects Package
The Boris FX Suite offers the best-in-class complete library of Boris FX award-winning tools, such as tools for visual effects, planar tracking, and rotoscoping tools. To put it another way, get it all for one low-cost annual price of $1,295.
The Boris FX Suite includes:
Sapphire plugin suite multihost license.
Continuum plugin suite multihost license.
Mocha Pro standalone application and the multihost Mocha Pro plugin.
Silhouette standalone application and the multihost Silhouette Paint plugin.
In addition, get Boris FX Optics, a multihost plugin.
Posted by Michele Yamazaki