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XPro Software has posted a release candidate of GeniuX Photo EFX 3. Boasting a 32 bit colour graphics engine, GeniuX Photo EFX 3 ensures smooth tonal gradations with no dithering artifacts, supports a number of camera raw formats as well as PSD files created with Adobe Photoshop, and offers real-time corrections and short processing times. You can download the release candidate free of charge by clicking on the link below.
Xpro Press Release
GeniuX Photo EFX 3 Availability
XPro Software announces"GeniuX Photo EFX” 3 Release Candidate 1 Availability
GeniuX Photo EFX offer High Quality Image Editing for FREE.
ROVIGO, ITALY—April 30, 2012—GeniuX® Photo EFX is a standalone software for photo editing and digital painting, powerful and easy to use. It can load RAW files of reflex digital cameras and is fully compatible with Adobe Photoshop. The previous version of this software counts more than 800.000 entries on Google search engine and is officially approved on Adobe Inc marketplace. Completely designed and produced in Italy, GeniuX® Photo EFX stands out for its 32 bit color graphic engine: it assures refined digital color gradations which allows to obtain bright prints of the highest quality, especially for skin color handling. The interface is conceived to highlight the most popular tools, for example black and white management, professional color processing, noise removal, photomontage and background removal.
NOTE: “GeniuX® Photo EFX - Release Candidate”. This document was drawn up during software development, the final version could present different features due to technical needs that came out during development.
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WIN XP/VISTA/WIN 7 32-64 bit
GeniuX Photo EFX is fully compatible with Windows 32 and 64 bit
32 bit RAW LOADING
Import the most popular RAW data of digital reflex cameras at 32 bit color ( Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Olympus, Sony, Panasonic, Samsung, Hasselblad )
Photoshop compatible, you can load .PSD file format and share projects with Photoshop
LOADING AND SAVING
Loading and Saving the most popular file fomats: jpg, bmp, pcx, png, tga, tiff, pnm, iff, hdr, ras, wmf, wbmp
The Engine “XAI Brain 3” is programmed entirely in C + + with support for multicore (dual core for the standard edition).
What does this mean? The processing times are kept to a minimum, with application of the corrections in real time!
The graphics engine works in 32 bit color, without loss of data, its accuracy is evident in the delicacy of nuance, in brilliant colors, in the absence of dithering artifacts.
The brushes are able to detect edges and the differences in color of the images for immediate applications, rapid and precise.
Brushes are calibrated to operate a true smart photo fusion. The practical results are evident, a few strokes to get unbelievable photo quality results.
WHITE BALANCE ON JPG OR BITMAP FILES
The high quality color of GeniuX Photo EFX 3 allows white balance directly on the JPG files with incredible results!
PROFESSIONAL BLACK and WHITE
A special section is dedicated to the elaboration of Black and White. Easy to use (only 3 parameters), the automatic balancing system responds with a depth of shades of gray so careful not to get rivals.
GAMMA BRIGHTNESS IMPROVE COLORS SELECTIVE
The application of the corrections can be applied selectively to a specific range of colors, for example, I can only selectively brighten the color of a bride’s bouquet with 1 click!
Section for the automatic replacement of a color, the green shirt of the photos you dislike the most? A click to enliven it with a nice red fire!
Dragan Effectsimulation with only 2 sliders!
Simulation of the most famous “toy lens” ,original effects of blur and distortion that add creativity to your photos.
We want to improve the skin of our portraits in a few steps? This is your chance to do it!
Dedicated to female skin, fast application with the manipulation of only 2 sliders!
Removes vignetting typical of digital cameras or it adds vignette to get a vintage / retro to your shots.
NOISE KILLER PRO
Removal of high ISO noise. Tested with excellent results with sensors such as Canon, Nikon, Pentax, etc. ...
Tool for creating composite layouts with small, easy to use interface to allows to place the images using simple handles.
Semi-automatic background remover
Dozens of artistic effects that mimic traditional media such as pencil, charcoal, watercolor painting, oil painting.
List of effects available:
1. Photography (ancient photos, ruined photos, burn photos)
2. Color Effects (negative image, solarize, night, ice, water, africa, strange, mind, psyche 2, psyche 3)
3. Dry Media B / W (comics, china, halftone, pattern B / W, pencil)
4. Dry Media (erodes, china edges)
5. Water Media (watercolor and pencil, watercolor, sponge)
6. Wet Media (oil painting)
7. Special Effects (mosaic, emboss)
8. Distortion (wave, bathroom, cylindrical, fish eye, caricature)
For the more photographers this brushes are designed to achieve amazing effects without requiring any art manual! Of course, for the most inspired used it support the use of the graphic tablet!
Cards and canvas for your photos!