Overall then the Kodak plug-ins worked reasonably well and I particularly liked the Digital Gem airbrush plug-in. They are all easy to operate and the online help guides you through their use. Apart from the airbrush plug-in, these tools seem to be aimed at people who do not use Raw processing and yet they are clearly aimed at Photoshop and similar users who could, if they used Raw often, get a better result, especially with the SHO and ROC versions. Not everyone has a camera that uses Raw though and using my original premise of something to make life easier, these may be the solution, if on the pricey side.
DPNow may have an answer for that final point as Kodak is offering 25% discount deals for DPNow readers purchasing the ‘Pro’ versions of these enhancement plug-ins. To get the discount, go to the ASF website and when ordering, use the voucher code EAMERGEN07 as prompted.