Apple’s Bokeh-filled iPhone 7 Event Invite Hints at Camera Upgrades

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Apple sent out invites to journalist this week for an event in San Francisco on September 7th — presumably to announce the iPhone 7. The invite itself is covered with colorful bokeh, perhaps hinting at major camera upgrades coming to the phone.

Smartphone cameras generally aren’t known for offering an extremely shallow depth of field and smooth bokeh (the quality of the out-of-focus points of light). One upgrade that might help the iPhone 7 achieve these things is the addition of a second camera module with another lens and sensor.


A dual camera has long been rumored to be a major feature of the iPhone 7 Plus, and if it is announced, Apple would be following in the footsteps of Chinese phonemaker Huawei and its new P9 phone with dual Leica cameras.

In addition to multiple leaked photos showing the purported dual camera system, some people are pointing to the invite image itself as proof that the twin cameras are coming.

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NEW Topaz Lens Effects version 1.1, use code: “lenstastic” and save $30!

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$30 off the Bundle or Lens Effects, Discount Extended to June 8th!

Virtual lens, filter and specialty camera plug-in for Photoshop offers photographers vast new possibilities for emphasizing focal points, creating bokeh and more. This fantastic new plugin can add wonderful depth to your HDR and regular images.

Over the last three weeks we have received so many helpful suggestions, bug reports and great
feature requests for Topaz Lens Effects, that we decided to get to work right away on an upgrade.
So, what’s better about the new version 1.1? Besides the fact that it’s FREE for current users, it also has:

  • New filters for diffusion, polarization, UV/Haze and streaks
  • Improved depth-of-field simulation for better image quality
  • A dual focus lens option
  • 30 new and customizable aperture shapes
  • 13 new and customizable vignette masks
  • AND you can upload your own aperture shapes and vignette masks

This presentation looks best a 1080p and full-screen.


Regular price: $79.99

Dallas, TX – May 5, 2011 – Topaz Labs announces the release of Topaz Lens Effects, a creative and new Photoshop plug-in, designed to help professional and amateur photographers quickly and easily achieve a wide range of lens, filter and specialty camera effects – without pricy equipment.

Topaz Lens Effects, which simulates 20 different styles of filters, lenses and specialty cameras, and includes over 150 presets, provides photographers with the flexibility and convenience of adding in-camera enhancements after the shot. With Lens Effects, users can create realistic enhancements for emphasizing focal points, creating bokeh to blur distracting backgrounds, adding vignettes, and balancing color tone – in just a few clicks. Also achievable with Lens Effects, is a variety of other popular photography styles such as miniatures, fisheye distortions, motion blur and more – for countless ways to take images to the next level.

“Cameras, lenses and filters are a necessary part of every photographer’s camera bag, and are heavily relied upon to help achieve artistic vision. However, equipment can be expensive, often cumbersome and is limited to use at the time of the shot,” said Ashley Robinson, product manager for Topaz Labs. “Topaz Lens Effects makes it possible to still achieve that perfect shot. Its robust toolset makes it the ideal accessory for any photo enthusiast – allowing them to do more with less.”

“In addition to a novel approach of creating accurate depth maps for the most realistic depth-of-field simulation, Lens also uses brand new architecture that gives us the unparalleled agility to enhance our software’s capabilities and functionality with new ideas and suggestions that we constantly
receive from the Topaz user community,” said Jawad Malik, project leader for the new Topaz Lens Effects. “This has been an exciting project for our team and we sincerely hope that our avid and loyal customers will find it equally inspiring.”

Topaz Lens Effects is a plug-in that works with Photoshop, Photoshop Elements and PaintShop Pro. It is compatible with Windows XP or later and Intel-based Macs running OS X 10.5 or later. Photographers and graphic designers looking for an easier and more affordable way to achieve lens, camera and filter effects are invited to try out the new Topaz Lens Effects plug-in for free using the 30-day free trial. Topaz Lens Effects retails for $79.99, but is being offered at a special promotional price of $49.99 until June 1, 2011. Lens Effects will also become a part of the Topaz Photoshop Bundle, which offers photographers a complete image enhancement toolbox for all of their post processing needs. The bundle, including Lens Effects retails at $249.99.

Click the Topaz Lens Effects banner below for additional information:


Enter code: “lenstastic” during checkout to purchase Topaz Lens Effects for $49.99. Extended until June 8, 2011.

Should you decide to purchase any other Topaz Labs software product

you will save 10%  by entering code: “HDR360pro” during checkout.