New versions of digital photo correction software have been released by Two Pilots. All the previous software of this Two Pilots such as Beauty Pilot, MakeUp Pilot, Pet Eye Pilot, Retouch Pilot, and Wire Pilot have been updated and again released. Each of them can be installed as a plug-in into the preferred photo editor like the Photoshop or can be used as an individual program. These softwares have different functions. The Beauty Pilot can conceal the imperfections in pictures and bring out the flawless texture in them, particularly for women’s portraits. Makeup Pilot is almost similar which can wipe away any spots or marks on the skin through its applications. In order to correct the linear perspective on urban landscape photos, Perspective Pilot is used for this by just setting a line. Wire Pilot helps to retouch linear objects like wires, posts, and antennas to enhance outdoor scenes by applying a smart patch from one area of an image to another, and also can delete any unwanted objects involving a complex background. Pet Eye Pilot can help in to get rid of the red eye effect from the picture of your pet. Retouch Pilot restores scanned old photos by removing any defects that have arisen from long-term storage, such as stains, scratches and overall wear and tear. This program which works on most Windows platforms can help you to create the best and perfect pictures.
Service Component Architecture or SCA as it is more commonly referred can be described more or less as an offshoot of SOA (Service Oriented Architecture). SCA is comparatively a new step taken by the front row players of the software world like Oracle, Sybase and IBM with the claim that it is more appropriate for delivery of functions supporting the SOA.
Among the advantages of a SCA designed functions, the primary ones are language compatibility ranging from C++, JAVA, COBOL and PHP to those like XML, BPEL and XSLT. Moreover, in SCA, data can be signified as SDO or Service Data Objects. Another added advantage of SCA is the capacity to work flawlessly with different constructs such as One Way, Call Return, Notification and also the adaptability for composite functions.
However the significance of SCA has been trimmed down quite a bit for a considerable section of users due to the lack of support by Microsoft Corporation. Also, there is a constant problem about adoption as the specification does not deal with the running of the SOA applications. Moreover, instead of interoperability, the attention of SCA is more towards portability making it prone once again to the drawbacks of CORBA. Howbeit, there is a method termed as Activation which is said to help SCA in giving support in interoperability.
BPEL, which stands for Business Process Execution Language is being defined as a language used to indicate the flow of control in the business process in Web Service or WS. In other words, it offers a platform to properly stipulate business and interactive protocols. WS BPEL supports the specifications of both Executable as well as the Abstract business protocols. BPEL also outlines an interoperable integration model that will help in the growth of automated process integration in intra-corporate as well as the business-to-business spaces.
The roots of BPEL lay in the application languages like WSFL and XLANG which were merged together to form BPEL4WS. It is an orchestration language which is to say that BPEL spells out an executable protocol which includes exchange of messages with other systems in a way that the sequence is in control of the designer. Apart from the message exchange provision, BPEL also provides other facilities such as writing expressions and queries in different languages made possible because of an extensible language plug in model. It also possible to type variables in XML and WSDL besides being able to encapsulate logic fault-handlers, event-handlers, compensation-handlers and local variables due to a scoping system. Finally it also facilitates structured programming that will encompass all the loop commands like if-then-else, etc. and the flow of control.
The term Service in reference to software applications and internet generally denotes an independent function which is autonomous, self reliant and well defined in nature. Now, a collection of such services can be described as a Service Oriented Architecture or simply as SOA. SOA is essentially a style for generating and utilizing business processes, which are put together as services. These are basically loosely coupled with the OS and the application or function’s programming language. Though quite popular among both vendors and users, SOA cannot be considered a pioneering feat as it was preceded by DCOM or Object Request Brokers which had their roots in the CORBA specifications.
The use of SOA is dictated by different standardized codes and principles; primary among them being fulfillment of both common as well as industry specific standards. Next come Reuse, granularity, modularity, compos ability, componentization, and interoperability which are followed by identifying and classifying and categorizing services along with provisioning, delivery, supervising and tracking. An SOA is generally created using WS standards such as SOAP (which once stood for Simple Object Access Protocol). These WS specifications also provide a good platform for encouraging interactive operations as well as interoperability. However, SOA has also been criticized because of the claims that it leads to additional XML layers resulting in XML parsing and structure.
Photography softwares are always in great demand with the professional photographers to get the best pictures by editing the pictures taken by them through these softwares. The Focal Point 1.0 that has been announced by onOne Software, is its new plug-in for Adobe Photoshop and Photoshop Elements is all ready for downloading. This selective focus and a plug-in named FocalPoint is designed to help the photographers easily blur and/or vignette areas of an image. Without an extra equipment the FocalPoint will help you to create this look from within Photoshop , the look which is quite popular among wedding and portrait photographers and which is often produced in camera by using special selective focus or tilt-shift lenses, filters or vignetting hoods. FocalPoint gives the photographer total control over the techniques of applying high edge creative focusing effects to their images after the images have been taken by the photographers and forming this special effect through this. It works just like a lens as if it is present inside the Photoshop and the users can shot the required 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. FocalPoint remembers all the settings applied by the users and it is compatible with both PC and Mac.