My friends at on1 Software released the latest version of its popular photo editing suite called Perfect Photo Suite 9.5 at 9:00 AM Pacific today so I decided to give a quick walkthrough of some of the new features that caught my attention. Check it out..
Of course that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Check out the official press release here:
PRESS RELEASE: Introducing Perfect Photo Suite 9.5
We take user feedback seriously. Our team has worked hard the past several months to improve performance and user experience in the latest release of our photo-editing app – Perfect Photo Suite. In this latest release, version 9.5, we’ve improved performance and usability for customers in several areas which include; browsing photos, portrait retouching, processing speed, feature additions, and enhancements.
Browsing photos is one of the key improvements and one of the most important tasks for photographers. Today, photographers use Perfect Browse as a front end to their workflow with other programs like Adobe® Lightroom® and Photoshop®.
The biggest reason to adopt this workflow is speed. Browsing photos must be fast, period. Improved speed in viewing photos assists in organizing photo libraries and helps determine what photos you want to work on. Specifically, the ability to view large Raw files in detail can take forever with some apps. Not with Perfect Browse. Users will see up to a 50% increase in speed with the latest version. Quickly seeing all the detail in photos without pixilation allows for faster culling, sorting, and rating. Then send your photos with the ratings intact to Lightroom or other applications, faster than ever before.
We’ve also added new features to Perfect Browse, which makes it a great standalone option for getting organized. on1 Albums allow you to create a collection of your favorite photos and provide a fast way to view them without searching. Want to drag and drop photos into an album? It’s simple to do right in Perfect Browse. Select the photos you want to add to the album and drag them to the Album Hot Spot. Photos in an on1 album can live anywhere, whether in the cloud or on your computer.
Faster Retouching and Effects
Another area we’ve focused on is improved speed and performance for portrait retouching and filters in Perfect 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.
In addition to all the performance enhancements, Perfect Photo Suite 9.5 also has some great new features. 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.
To learn more about Perfect Photo Suite 9.5 and the rest of the new features, availability, and pricing, please CLICK HERE.
I started preaching a while back that this is a viable alternative to Photoshop and Lightroom (webinar video) and it seems each 6 months it gets better and better. The performance and reliability updates of this version make it the best version yet, so it’s definitely worth checking out the free trial when you get a chance!
Where to order
Click here to get a free trial to check it out today. Fortunately it runs side by side with previous versions so there’s no need to fear installing it.
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