Most consumers with digital point-and-shoot cameras are intimidated by editing software, and really, who can blame them? Many programs are complicated and use language that the average Joe and Jennifer don’t understand. With Tribeca Lab’s Photobot picture correction software, they don’t need to learn a new language or spend any time with program manuals. They just pop the disk into their computers and they’re ready to go. Photobot is “always on”, sorting through users’ hard drives for photos. Once it finds them, it copies them (so consumers can keep the originals) and transforms them. Bad pictures become good pictures; good pictures become great pictures. What’s not to like?
The software, which features patented “Zero-Click” technology, automatically finds and brightens photos, reduces red-eye, adjusts contrast and saves them at Swiss Picture Bank, where they are protected from computer glitches, accidental deletion and other natural and/or manmade disasters. Yes, it’s easy and it’s fast. But no, it does not sharpen images or perform other Photoshop-like tasks. At the moment, it only works with PCs, though a program for Mac users is in the works—because everybody deserves great images!