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onOne Software has announced the availability of Perfect Photo Suite 6. This version introduces four new products—Perfect Portrait 1, Perfect Layers 2, Perfect Effects 3, and Perfect Mask 5 to the existing Perfect Resize 7, FocalPoint 2, and PhotoFrame 4.6 plug-ins, and integrates them via a Suite menu bar that allows photographers to move effortlessly between them. Perfect Photo Suite 6 continues to work as a plug-in for Adobe Photoshop and now also as a completely standalone application. This additional functionality means that all products in the Suite can be used together within Adobe Lightroom and Apple Aperture without relying on a separate host application as was previously required. Perfect Photo Suite 6 will continue to include full support for Photoshop CS5 and CS4 with many of the products now functioning as Smart Filters. The new Perfect Photo Suite 6 is available immediately for $299.95. Owners of a previous version can upgrade to Perfect Photo Suite 6 for $149.95.
onOne Press Release
onOne Software Announces Availability of Perfect Photo Suite 6 for Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom and Aperture
New products Perfect Effects, Perfect Portrait, Perfect Mask and Perfect Layers are integrated in the new Perfect Photo Suite and provide photographers with streamlined access to essential tools to realize their photographic vision
Portland, OR– October 26, 2011––onOne Software, Inc., a leading developer of solutions for professional and advanced amateur photographers, today announced availability of Perfect Photo Suite 6. Giving photographers intuitive tools that work where they do, Perfect Photo Suite 6 offers solutions for photographic effects, portrait retouching, creating and working with multilayered files, replacing unwanted backgrounds, image resizing, depth of field control, and edge effects, in one affordable package.
Perfect Photo Suite 6 introduces four new products—Perfect Portrait 1, Perfect Layers 2, Perfect Effects 3, and Perfect Mask 5 to favorites Perfect Resize 7, FocalPoint 2, and PhotoFrame 4.6, and integrates them via a Suite menu bar that allows photographers to move effortlessly between them.
Perfect Photo Suite 6 continues to work as a plug-in for Adobe Photoshop and now also as a completely standalone application. This additional functionality means that all products in the Suite can be used together within Adobe Lightroom and Apple Aperture without relying on a separate host application as was previously required. Perfect Photo Suite 6 will continue to include full support for Photoshop CS5 and CS4 with many of the products now functioning as Smart Filters.
“Over the last few years, we’ve heard how photographers are changing the way they work while understanding their continued need for tools that help them solve common photography problems,” said Craig Keudell, president of onOne Software. “With the release of the completely new products Perfect Portrait, Perfect Effects, Perfect Mask and the update to Perfect Layers, Perfect Photo Suite 6 offers tools focused on photography that are not only intuitive to use but integrate seamlessly into their workflow, so photographers can realize their photographic vision.”
“With this latest upgrade, I truly feel like onOne Software has taken post processing to the next level,” wrote Colby Brown, a professional landscape, travel and humanitarian photographer who teaches photography workshops and has been an instructor for National Geographic, on his website. “I can honestly tell you that I was blown away by what I saw. I am so excited about many of the new features that I have already began to re-imagine my workflow when it comes to processing my images.”
“This, it’s fair to say, is not a simple upgrade. Many of the component parts of the Suite have undergone a total rewrite, new features have been added by the bucket load and the look and feel is now slicker and much more modern,” said U.K. based commercial photographer Andy Kruczek. “The new features and layout make for an incredibly powerful set of tools. So powerful in fact, that I found myself questioning the need for Photoshop at all.”
Perfect Photo Suite 6 includes full versions of the following onOne Software products:
Perfect Effects 3—Perfect Effects 3 builds on the popularity of PhotoTools to provide a faster and more powerful way to create images with impact. Perfect Effects includes a complete library of professional photographic effects that can be previewed, live and full screen, on an image before being applied. Perfect Effects now includes more manual control and blending options that provide even more control over how effects are combined and applied.
Perfect Portrait 1—Perfect Portrait 1 is a completely new product that offers the latest innovations in portrait retouching for photographers. Photographers can now focus on the art of portrait creation because the most time consuming retouching tasks have been automated in Perfect Portrait. Perfect Portrait automatically finds faces, eyes and mouths in images so that photographers can get directly to the work of retouching and enhancing an image. Improving skin texture and color, removing blemishes and enhancing features like eyes, lips and teeth have never been easier.
Perfect Layers 2—Perfect Layers 2 allows photographers to combine photos for endless creative options. Create and edit multi-layered files with Perfect Layers directly from Lightroom and Aperture, or as a standalone application. Perfect Layers files are saved in the PSD file format and can be edited in Photoshop and Photoshop Elements later. Perfect Layers is the heart of the new Perfect Photo Suite 6.
Perfect Mask 5—Perfect Mask 5 is the next generation of Mask Pro, the leading software for background replacement. Perfect Mask takes the core strengths of Mask Pro to another level, by automating many common masking tasks with incredible accuracy. Perfect Mask’s new masking technology makes selecting subjects and isolating backgrounds surprisingly easy. With Automatic Background Removal, an initial mask is made on the image and can then be fine-tuned using the Erase and Refine Tools. With these new features, high quality masks can be created in just a few clicks. Perfect Mask makes masking tough subjects like hair and glass on complex backgrounds easy.
Perfect Resize 7—Perfect Resize 7, powered by Genuine Fractals, is the industry standard for image resizing. It is renowned across the photographic and printing industries for its ability to increase image size well over 1000% without the loss of sharpness or detail that is normally expected. The patented, fractal based interpolation algorithms work like nothing else and the results speak for themselves.
PhotoFrame 4—Add the perfect finishing touch to images and layouts with PhotoFrame 4.6. With over one thousand design elements like film edges, borders, textures, backgrounds and adornments, PhotoFrame even has complete layouts where users can simply drop an image in and they are done. It is the easiest and fastest way to add an authentic darkroom touch with a film edge or to create beautiful albums or scrapbook pages.
FocalPoint 2—Like bringing the camera lens inside the computer, FocalPoint 2 gives photographers the best way to add the most realistic depth of field and selective focus control to any image after it is photographed. Photographers now have an incredible flexibility and control over the look of the blur with FocalPoint’s new blur algorithm, FocusBrush, Lens Presets and multiple FocusBug features.
The new Perfect Photo Suite 6 is available immediately at http://www.ononesoftware.com/. New users may purchase Perfect Photo Suite 6 at the new, lower everyday price of $299.95. Owners of a previous version of the Perfect Photo Suite, including Perfect Photo Suite 5.5, Plug-In Suite 5 or earlier, can upgrade to the Perfect Photo Suite 6 for only $149.95. For more information on the Perfect Photo Suite 6, please visit http://www.ononesoftware.com/products/suite.
For those who have purchased the Perfect Photo Suite 5.5 on or after August 7, 2011, onOne Software will issue a complimentary upgrade to the Perfect Photo Suite 6 via download.
About onOne Software
onOne Software, Inc., a leading developer of innovative software tools for photographers, develops timesaving software solutions for professional and advanced amateur photographers. onOne Software solutions have been created to help photographers spend more of their time behind the camera taking pictures instead of the computer workstation. Such solutions include a wide range of easy-to-use applications and plug-in enhancements for Adobe® Photoshop®, Photoshop Elements, Photoshop Lightroom, Apple Aperture, iPhone and iPad applications. Founded in 2005, onOne Software is a privately held company located in Portland, Oregon. For additional information, visit http://www.ononesoftware.com/ or call 1-888-968-1468.