“[Knoll Light Factory has] a lot of really neat settings."
Photoshop User TV - Matt Kloskowski Read more
"... Knoll Light Factory 3.0 is designed to create lens flares and other lighting effects, including lasers, explosions, and suns. Its most common use in photography might be to enhance lights such as lamps, streetlights, sky elements, or candle flames, but I'm sure you can think of others. I like to use it for runway fashion photography to add sparkle to spotlights that just might otherwise be a distraction."
Shutterbug magazine, Digital Innovations - Joe Farace Read more
"I believe Knoll Light Factory for Photoshop is an excellent and valuable addition of a photographer’s tool chest. If you shoot jewelry, or anything else that can do with a bit of visual spice like a subtle or dramatic lens flare, this plug-in does the job while leaving you in control of the end-result in ways that I have yet to see with other plug-ins that offer comparable functionality."
IT Enquirer - Erik Vlietinck Read more
"After working with Light Factory for a few hours, you'll discover that comparing Light Factory with the Lens Flare filter is like comparing MacPaint (or Microsoft Paint) with Corel Painter... For example, when photographing a backlit bride, the real light source produced nasty chromatic aberrations on the captured image. With Light Factory, I was able to add the desired light coming over the shoulders of the bride[.]"
NAPP (part of Photoshop User) - Dave Huss Read more
Knoll Light Factory is focused on creating lens flare effects, one of the most commonly used effects in both photography and film... As you may know, Photoshop does contain a Lens Flare filter, but it is extremely limited in ability... I chose Knoll's lens flare plug-in for this article, because it is one of the most powerful and customizable lens flare plug-ins on the market.
Shutterbug magazine - Anthony L. Celeste
"Knoll Light Factory can be used to create more than just exploding planets in space—try enhancing sunlight in your landscape photos, or making that candle in a photo of a warm holiday scene brighter and more... [I]f you work with a lot of images and like to bring a little extra to the lighting, this plug-in is well worth having."
Macworld online, Creative Guy blog - James Dempsey Read more