Photographers looking for an affordable, configurable, open source retouching module may be interested in the new Palitra hardware created by Bitgamma and now available to purchase via the Crowd Supply website from just $25. Watch the demonstration video below to learn more about the Palitra photographic retouching hardware and its features.
Palitra has been designed to be used for photo retouching, vector art creation, general image manipulation, debugger control, as an addition to your IDE, controlling your media player, video editing, music creation, sound engineering or any task that relies on multiple keyboard shortcuts.
“Palitra is a small, affordable, configurable controller for retouching or other shortcut-heavy activities like software development. It is ideal for amateur and professional photographers, as well as any creative person. You can zoom, change brush size, change tool or activate any other shortcut of your favourite image editing program without having to reach your keyboard. Its size allows it to fit nicely next to your graphic tablet, so you can keep your free hand on it, reducing arm travel and thus reducing strain on your shoulder and wasted time.”
Features & Specifications
– 36 configurable shortcuts, organized in four pages of nine shortcuts
– A small 3 x 3 keypad that can be placed on the side of your graphic tablet
– Four lit buttons allowing direct access to each page
– Fully programmable via a cross-platform desktop application (Win, Mac, Linux)
– Requires no drivers to work, usable in any application
– Fully open source
– Small (9 cm x 7 cm x 1.6 cm)
“Palitra can be configured with 36 shortcuts at once, organized in four pages of nine shortcuts each. Each page is assigned an LED button at the top for easy switching. You can use pages to logically divide your tasks, like blemish removal on one page, dodge/burn on the other, etc. All shortcuts can be configured at any time. Profiles can be saved and restored to quickly switch between different applications. And once a configuration has been saved to a Palitra, you can plug Palitra into any other computer and your shortcuts will be the same, no further software required.”
Palitra is now available to purchase from the awesome Crowd Supply website priced at just $25 with free shipping throughout the US included in the price.
Source: Crowd Supply