onOne Software Releases Perfect Photo Suite 7

onOne Software Releases Perfect Photo Suite 7


Portland, OR—The latest version of onOne Software’s fully integrated software suite offers photographers new ways to develop black-and-white photographs, enhance images with professional effects, improve portrait retouching and resize images, all in a layered file workflow.

Perfect Photo Suite 7 was improved to give photographers even more ways to maximize their creativity and solve common problems in digital photography. It includes easy-to-use tools to improve the look and feel of images with professionally designed effects, retouch portraits, replace unwanted backgrounds, control depth of field after the shot is taken, and resize and prepare images for print.

The suite introduces five new products: Perfect B&W; Perfect Portrait 2; Perfect Layers 3; Perfect Effects 4; and Perfect Resize 7.5 Pro, integrated with existing favorites Perfect Mask 5.2 and FocalPoint 2. Photographers can move between all of the modules while editing their photos using Perfect Photo Suite 7 as a stand-alone application.

Photographers can also use Perfect Photo Suite to extend the editing power of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and Apple Aperture, and as a plug-in to Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Photoshop Elements.

Perfect Photo Suite 7 features a redesigned user interface with a new browser, search functionality, and the ability to flag and access favorite effects and presets. It also includes the powerful new edge-detecting Perfect Brush, presets that give users instant results alongside manual controls that offer photographers the option to fine-tune adjustments and create the images they envision.

Perfect Photo Suite 7 includes full versions of the following onOne Software products:

Perfect B&W (New). This completely brand-new module gives photographers an easy way to develop dramatic black-and-white images. It includes intuitive tools that add elegant and classic black-and-white looks to images instantly and offers users creative control to reproduce time-honored processing techniques.

Perfect Effects 4 (New). Extending the creative power offered by PhotoTools, it provides more ways to create impactful images with an extended library of professional photographic effects, frames and edges accessible from a flexible browser with keyword search functionality and Favorites selection. New blending modes and paint-in brush effects offer even more options.

Perfect Portrait 2 (New). Offering simple portrait retouching, it’s now improved with more accurate automated feature detection and enhancement tools to smooth skin, remove blemishes, brighten eyes and teeth, and correct skin color. Faster processing speeds also allow photographers to retouch images more quickly.

Perfect Layers 3 (New). Perfect Layers 3 gives photographers the ability to combine images and extend editing options in a layered file workflow without Photoshop. Users can create and edit multilayered files with Perfect Layers directly from Lightroom, Aperture or as a stand-alone application. Included are new blending modes, textures, borders, PNG file support and the new edge-detecting Perfect Brush.

Perfect Resize 7.5 Pro (New). Formerly Genuine Fractals, it increases image size faster than before without the loss of sharpness or detail. The same patented, fractal-based interpolation algorithms that were in Genuine Fractals are at the heart of Perfect Resize 7.5 Pro with several improvements. New algorithms for specific image types, built-in output presets and the redesigned user interface make it better for preparing all types of images for print.

Perfect Mask 5.2 (Improved). High-quality masks may be created with automated functionality and tools that make selecting subjects and isolating backgrounds for removal accurate. The redesigned user interface lets photographers focus on their image editing while keeping their most-used tools readily accessible.

FocalPoint 2. Allowing photographers to put the focus where they want after the shot, it’s a simple way to add realistic depth of field and selective focus control to any image after it’s photographed. A selection of lens presets is included to produce specific bokeh or the amount and kind of blur adjustment wanted.

New users may purchase Perfect Photo Suite 7 for $299.95. Owners of Perfect Photo Suite 6, Perfect Photo Suite 5.5 and Plug-In Suite 5 or earlier can upgrade to Perfect Photo Suite 7 for $149.95. New purchases and upgrades made by November 15, 2012 will also receive the Premium Preset Pak1 for free, which includes 20 presets designed especially for Perfect B&W, Perfect Portrait 2 and Perfect Effects 4. onOnesoftware.com