onOne Software has introduced FocalPoint 1.0, a plug-in for Photoshop and Photoshop Elements.
The plug-in is a selective focus and vignetting tool that’s designed to help photographers easily blur and/or vignette areas of an image, producing that softer look often favoured by wedding photographers.
"Our new FocalPoint plug-in gives photographers total control over how they apply creative focusing effects to their image after the image has been shot," said Craig Keudell, president of onOne Software.
"It's just like having a lens inside of Photoshop. Users set the location of their 'sweet spot' of focus directly on their image and then control the amount, kind of blur used and even lighten or darken the edges quickly and easily."
The plug-in offers tooks to apply depth of field and plane of focus controls and selective focus to any image after it is photographed.
FocalPoint can also be used just for vignetting without blurring the image at all. In addition, the FocusBug allows users to tilt the chosen "sweet spot" aperture in 3D, simulating the tilt effect of a view camera or tilt-shift lens. This allows users to increase or decrease the amount of feathering or blur across a plane.
The tool ships in April 2008 and costs $159.95.