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onOne Software has released Perfect Photo Suite 7. Announced last month, Perfect Photo Suite 7 offers new easy-to-use, yet powerful tools to develop black-and-white images, enhance, stylise and correct images, retouch portraits and prepare all images, including mobile snapshots, for enlargement and print. Perfect Photo Suite 7 includes the brand new module Perfect B&W, Perfect Effects 4, Perfect Portrait 2, Perfect Layers 3 and Perfect Resize 7.5 Pro–powered by Genuine Fractals technology, Perfect Mask 5.2 and FocalPoint 2. The new Perfect Photo Suite 7 is available immediately 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.
onOne Press Release
onOne Software Announces Availability of Perfect Photo Suite 7
New version of fully-integrated software suite offers photographers new and inspiring ways to develop stunning black and white photographs, enhance images with professional effects, improve portrait retouching and resize images, all in a powerful layered file workflow
Portland, OR – October 30, 2012 – onOne Software, Inc., a leading developer of innovative, time-saving solutions for professional, advanced amateur and hobbyist photographers, today announced the availability of Perfect Photo Suite 7. Improved to give photographers even more ways to maximize their creativity and solve common problems in digital photography, Perfect Photo Suite 7 provides easy-to-use and powerful tools to develop stunning black and white photographs, enhance the look and feel of images with professionally-designed effects, beautifully retouch portraits, replace unwanted backgrounds, control depth-of-field after the shot has been taken, as well as resize and prepare images for print, in robust layered file workflow—in one affordable package.
Perfect Photo Suite 7 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 effortlessly move between all of the modules while editing their photos using Perfect Photo Suite 7 as a standalone application. Photographers can also use Perfect Photo Suite to extend the image 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.
“onOne Perfect Photo Suite 7 is easily the best version the company has ever made,” said Alan Shapiro, award-winning, published photographer. “I love the new interface, from the presets on the left rather than the bottom (so I have more room for my image) to the addition of the tool options bar. Every one of the interface changes was thoughtfully designed to make my workflow smoother and more intuitive.”
“The best keeps getting better,” said Scott Wyden, New Jersey photographer and Community & Blog Wrangler at Photocrati. “The new layout in Perfect Photo Suite 7 provides the photographer with more real estate for photographs, and additional tools to make processing in the Suite extremely efficient. With the new Perfect Brush, I’m spending less time editing or worrying about precise brush strokes and more time doing what I love, shooting. Perfect Effects is now faster and easier to identify my favorites. Perfect B&W has let me put the competition aside and convert my photographs to monochrome easily and beautifully without leaving Perfect Photo Suite 7.”
Perfect Photo Suite 7 includes full versions of the following onOne Software products:
Perfect B&W (New!): Perfect B&W is the completely brand new module that gives photographers the easiest way to develop stunning black and white images. It includes powerful and intuitive tools that add dramatic, elegant, and classic black and white looks to images instantly and offers users complete creative control to reproduce time-honored black and white processing techniques.
Perfect Effects 4 (New!): Perfect Effects 4 extends the creative power offered by the popular PhotoTools and provides even more ways to create images with impact. Perfect Effects 4 delivers an extended library of professional photographic effects, frames and edges accessible from a flexible new browser with keyword search functionality and Favorites selection. New blending modes and paint-in brush effects offer even more creative options for how effects are combined and applied.
Perfect Portrait 2 (New!): Perfect Portrait 2 offers simply powerful portrait retouching, 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 for simply stunning portraits.
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 multi-layered files with Perfect Layers directly from Lightroom, Aperture or as a standalone application. Included are new blending modes, textures, borders, PNG file support, and the powerful new edge-detecting Perfect Brush.
Perfect Resize 7.5 Pro (New!): Perfect Resize 7.5 Pro, formerly Genuine Fractals, increases image size faster than ever before and without the loss of sharpness or detail that might be normally expected. 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, add to the power of Perfect Resize and make it even better for preparing all types of images for print. It is ideal to use with photos taken with DSLR cameras as well as snapshots taken with mobile devices.
Perfect Mask 5.2 (Improved!): High quality masks may be created quickly and easily with automated functionality and powerful tools that make selecting subjects and isolating backgrounds for removal extraordinarily accurate. The redesigned user interface allows photographers to focus on their image editing while keeping their most used tools readily accessible.
FocalPoint 2: FocalPoint 2 allows photographers to put the focus where they want after the shot. It’s the best way to add the most realistic depth of field and selective focus control to any image after it is photographed. A selection of lens presets is included to produce specific bokeh or the amount and kind of blur adjustment wanted.
To learn more about Perfect Photo Suite 7, videos tutorials are available on the onOne Software University at www.ononesoftware.com/university. Additional videos featuring what’s new are posted daily in the onOne Software Coffee Talk series at www.ononesoftware.com/products/suite7/coffeetalk.
Availability and Pricing
The new Perfect Photo Suite 7 is available immediately at www.ononesoftware.com. 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. For more information on Perfect Photo Suite 7, please visit www.ononesoftware.com.
For those who have purchased Perfect Photo Suite 6 on or after August 1, 2012, onOne Software will issue a complimentary upgrade to Perfect Photo Suite 7 via download.
About onOne Software
onOne Software®, Inc., a leading developer of innovative software tools for photographers, develops time-saving 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 standalone applications and plug-in enhancements for Adobe® Photoshop®, Photoshop Elements, Photoshop Lightroom®, Apple® Aperture®, and iPhone® and iPad® applications. Founded in 2005, onOne Software is a privately held company located in Portland, Oregon. For additional information, visit www.ononesoftware.com or call 1-888-968-1468.