Specification Perfect Photo Suite is a collection of seven different photo editing apps which can be used as standalone programs, or as plug-ins accessed from within Photoshop, Lightroom or Aperture. A file browser with an emphasis on speed.
Quickly display a wide variety of photo formats - including raw - for easy file management. Version 9. Perfect Layers 9. Designed to make masking and background replacement a cinch thanks to a new Quick Mask tool and an updated edge-detecting Perfect Brush for faster and more accurate masking around hair and soft edges.
Perfect Effects 9. Includes hundreds of customisable filter effects to instantly enhance your photos. Choose from retro to HDR looks and apply glows, vignettes and noise reduction, plus many more styles.
Perfect Enhance 9. Want to fine tune your shots rather than add filters? Perfect Enhance enables easy adjustment of colour, contrast and sharpness. Auto Tone will instantly make an underexposed image pop. Perfect Portrait 9. Fine tune photos of friends and family by smoothing skin, removing blemishes, whitening eyes and adjusting lip colour intensity. Automatic facial feature detection makes the process easy and the results realistic. Perfect Resize 9.
Uses Genuine Fractals image resizing technology to enlarge photos with increased sharpness and edge definition, ready for printing. Improved browsing.
Browsing photos is one of the key improvements and one of the most important tasks for photographers. Perfect Browse can be used as a front end to their workflow with other programs like Lightroom and Photoshop.
Improved speed in viewing photos. Quickly seeing all the detail in photos without pixelation allows for faster culling, sorting, and rating. New Perfect Browse features. On1 Albums allow you to create a collection of your favourite photos and provide a fast way to view them without searching.
Want to drag and drop photos into an album? Select the photos you want to add to the album and drag them to the Album Hot Spot. Faster retouching and effects. Perfect Portrait is now faster than ever for auto face detection, and finding the details of the face, eyes, lips, and mouth. With easier to adjust control points and smoother sliders, it makes for much quicker portrait edits.
Many of the filters in Perfect Effects have been updated to use the computer GPU to make them much faster. New Features. In addition to all the performance enhancements, Perfect Photo Suite 9. The Line Mask tool allows you to create a straight path for masking sharp edges where brushing is difficult.
Luminosity Masks have also been added for users to work on the luminance values or lighter and darker parts of a photo based on a specific selection. The left folder pane is used to browse the folder structure on your computer. A folder of Nikon D raw files displayed almost instantly on our test PC, and opening full-size individual images was just as quick.
Perfect Effects offers the quickest way to add visual punch, with hundreds of different filters selectable from expanding category lists to the left of the image preview. Perfect Effects Once you select a style, it can be modified using the Filter Options pane on the right of the image.
Above this panel is the Filter Stack, where effects can be layered and opacities altered. Reveal the Blending Options and you can choose how different layers interact with those beneath, with available options mimicking those in Photoshop.
Perfect Effects This image looked a little undersaturated straight from the camera. Finally, a border was added to echo the wooden crate edges in the image. This includes a few simple presets for correcting things like colour and levels.
Alternatively, Perfect Enhance can automatically adjust tone, colour and focus sharpness. Perfect Enhance This image has been enhanced with the detail-sharpening Fix Focus tool, the colours have been warmed and saturation increased, and finally a vignette was applied.
Perfect Enhance can seem like a watered-down version of Perfect Effects, but it does provide a quick and easy environment to tweak photos without being bombarded by hundreds of filters. This module uses the same format as Perfect Effects and Enhance, with preset thumbnails to the left of the image preview and customisation options on the right.
It works by automatically identifying the mouth and eyes to target specific effects and exclude them from any skin smoothing. You can also manually adjust the outline of each facial feature for a more accurate fit. Assuming that the facial features are accurately defined, Perfect Portrait does a pretty good job of targeting effects at skin, eyes and the mouth.
Prominent blemishes have been removed using the Retouch Brush, and the lip colour is more vibrant. The overall image tone has been also been made warmer. However, it does capture the essential features and can easily enhance key features like skin complexion.
It works by detecting colour and contrast boundaries and sharpening them to give the illusion of a higher resolution image. The effect is quite convincing and certainly better than a standard Photoshop resize, although fine texture detail is lost, creating a slightly cartoony look. Canvas categories also get a Gallery Wrap option, enabling you to create a stretched image edge to wrap around a canvas frame.
Whilst Perfect Resize clearly produces sharper, more detailed results, it does take far longer to achieve them. Making adjustments afterwards can also be frustratingly laggy. Perfect Layers After a few seconds, Perfect Layers automatically determines the boundary between subject and background and creates a fairly accurate mask.
The results are impressive, even when dealing with tricky areas like hair and grass. If Perfect Photo Suite will be your sole image editing software, it makes more sense to go for the Basic edition. But where Perfect Photo Suite really shines is its versatility. Whilst Perfect Effects is clearly the standout app in the package, its performance can be frustratingly slow when working with multiple filters. Lastly, Perfect Resize, though effective, is unlikely to get much real-world use.
These are small criticisms though.
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There are very few programs out there that truly have the ability to take your photography to the next level. Perfect Photo Suite is made up of several different programs: Each program has distinct and unique features that will help in different situations, and each program is incredibly helpful for any photographers workflow. In this review, I will go over each product in the Perfect Photo Suite one by one, and give examples along the way to show actual results from my own images. This post is not a tutorial, just a review. FocalPoint FocalPoint is a program designed to create realistic depth of field changes to your images, after the shot. It can be used to selectively draw the viewers eye into a certain part of the image, while concealing or hiding distracting parts of the background or foreground.