Tiffen Dfx Essentials, Full Version Digital Filter Software for Win/Mac (Windows XP Pro/XP Home/Vista, 7 and Macintosh) 37 Filters with Hundreds of Presets

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About Tiffen DFX 3

Based on the success of its original award-winning Dfx Digital Filter software, Tiffen has now introduced Dfx Essentials, a selective version of its predecessor. Dfx Essentials software is an introduction to digital photo enhancement available for Windows or Macintosh users. This easy-to-use digital filter simulation software is a "select, click and apply" application that comes with a step-by-step video tutorial with audio.

The Tiffen DFX 3 is commonly used for Presentations, Professional quality and more.The Tiffen DFX 3 is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Budget shopper, Quality oriented among others.The Tiffen DFX 3 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Tiffen DFX 3: Accurate colors, Easy to collaborate across programs, Easy to customize, Easy to navigate and Versatile

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Easy to navigate (14),Accurate colors (11),Versatile (9),Easy to customize (5),Easy to collaborate across programs (4)
Cons:
Not very powerful (4)
Best Uses:
Professional quality (9),Presentations (4)
Reviewer Profile:
Quality oriented (14),Budget shopper (10)

Tiffen DFX 3 Features

  • 37 individual filters and effects
  • Hundreds of built-in presets
  • Create multiple layers
  • Color, clone, red-eye removal and paint tools
  • Preview effects before applying
  • Create and save custom setups
  • Import most file formats (camera raw, Kodak Cineon, dpx, tif and jpg)

Tiffen DFX 3 Specifications

System Requirements - Windows
Windows XP Pro, XP Home or Vista and 7
1.0 GHz processor or faster
Intel or AMD processor
1GB RAM (2 GB+ recommended)
1GB available disk space for caching and temporary files
Open-GL capable graphics card
Display with 1024 x 768 resolution or higher (1280 x 1024 recommended)
Three-button mouse
System Requirements - Macintosh
Mac OS X 10.4-10.6.8
Macintosh 1.0 GHz processor or faster PowerPC G5 or Intel processor
1GB RAM (2 GB+ recommended)
1GB available disk space for caching and temporary files
Display with 1024 x 768 resolution or higher (1280 x 1024 recommended)
Three-button mouse
Warranty
Tiffen warranty

Tiffen DFX 3 Reviews

Review Snapshot®

 
3.5

(based on 24 reviews)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Hello Effects !!!!

This scaled down version of dfx still allows for some good filters and effects to be applied very easily. Controls are very easy and clear to use.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Don't waste your money

After contacting Adorama about faulty software, I was refered to deal with Tiffen directly - (it's not our problem). Following is the final email I recieved from Tiffen. so I suggest you deal directly with the Tiffen, so you can at least get a refund. ******************************** ******************************** Unfortunately, we are limited on resolutions for Dfx Essentials, as it wasn't designed for those operating systems. We also can not offer refunds for products that were not purc...

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After contacting Adorama about faulty software, I was refered to deal with Tiffen directly - (it's not our problem). Following is the final email I recieved from Tiffen. so I suggest you deal directly with the Tiffen, so you can at least get a refund. ******************************** ******************************** Unfortunately, we are limited on resolutions for Dfx Essentials, as it wasn't designed for those operating systems. We also can not offer refunds for products that were not purchased directly through Tiffen. We do offer upgrade options for Essentials users looking to move to the latest version of Dfx v3. Essentials to v3 Standalone: $99.95 (Retail $169.95) Essentials to v3 Photo Plug-in (for Photoshop/Lightroom/Aperture): $169.95 (Retail $229.95)

Reviewed by 24 customers

 
3.0

Easy software

By

from Las Vegas  -  Value Oriented

Very easy to use. Has enough filters for basic creativity. Good for starting out!

 
4.0

Good free-standing filter set

By

from Greensboro, NC  -  Quality Oriented

There are several filter plug-ins for Photoshop and other programs; this one is very good for just a quick fix without having to wait for the big programs. I like some filters better than those in Photoshop or NIK, for example, and some not so well. At the current discounted price, however, it is worth having.

 
5.0

Tiffen DFX Essentials Digital Filter Sof

By

from Woodstock, NY  -  Quality Oriented

This is a great addition to any software editing program. It adds to the art of photography.

 
5.0

I Love Tiffen Dfx Essential

By

from Albany, Ga  -  Quality Oriented

This software has some really good features.. It's not made for windows 7, but after I lowered the account control setting I was able to installed Tiffen Dfx Essential on my 64 bit windows 7 pc... this is a great software program for anyone who takes pictures.. I Love Tiffen Dfx Essential !!!!!

 
1.0

Does not work with Windows 8

By

from Oakland, CA  -  Quality Oriented

This software does not work with Windows 8. It will not install. I asked Adorama for help, and got zero reply. So I am rating both the Tiffen DFX and Adorama 1 star. Usually each of them is much better.

 
4.0

Tiffen

By

from Wheaton, Il  -  Quality Oriented

I use the program for fun. Photography is a hobby that I have had for over 50 years

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Sold as new, software more than 4y old

By

from Alexandria VA  -  Quality Oriented

Adorama has sold me old software with more than 4 years old it does not work with the current operating system. It seems incredible in the company as part of a serious and known as Adorama.

 
4.0

Nice product.

By

from MExico  -  Value Oriented

Standar product.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Does not work with MAC

By

from Port Richey  -  Quality Oriented

works fine with windows but not with new Mac iOS. Very Disapointed

 
3.0

nice adition

By

from ventura,ca.  -  Value Oriented

Good value for the money.

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Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
Alyssa O  Because I wanted some software to start my photography business and this was an amazing deal. Love the vignette feature.
Ken K  This is DFX "Essentials" which I can not find on Tiffen's web site. Does anyone know what the current version of DFX "Essentials" is?
ROBERT T  Tthe latest version I believe is v3.0.1.. September 2011.
Ken K  Actually that is DFX at version 3.0.1. This is DFX "Essentials". Apparently they never took it above version 1 on the PC, there is a revision on the Mac for compatibility.
Barry W  Will it run as a Photoshop CS5 or Lightroom 4 plugin?
JOSEPH H  Barry, I can't help you with your question. I am using Tiffen Dfx Essentials with Photoshop Elements 10. Dfx Essentials does not run as a plug in with PSE 10. I'm not positive, but am pretty sure it is only a stand-alone program.
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