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CyberLink today released PhotoDirector 2011, a brand new photo editor for Windows that allows users to efficiently manage, enhance and share their digital photographs. PhotoDirector 2011 introduces a fast, intuitive workflow and a wide array of dynamic adjustment tools that can be applied in a non-destructive editing environment. Additionally, it offers several other features, such as “native rendering” of raw image files from Canon and Nikon cameras and the ability to share user-defined presets through CyberLink’s online community, DirectorZone. CyberLink says that over 75,000 people from all over the world participated in the three-week Beta programme, giving PhotoDirector 2011 an overall product satisfaction score of 4.2 out of 5. The software is available for £79.99/$99.95.
Website: Cyberlink PhotoDirector 2011
Cyberlink Press Release
CyberLink Enters Photo Editing Market with Launch of PhotoDirector 2011
Featuring the most intuitive workflow with all dynamic features needed to manage photo libraries, enhance photos and showcase creativity
London — June 21, 2011—CyberLink Corp. (5203.TW) today released PhotoDirector 2011, the brand new professional-quality photo editing software that allows users to efficiently manage, enhance and share their digital pictures. By delivering powerful management and editing tools, PhotoDirector 2011 is designed to smooth the flow from the time an image is imported to the PC to its final output. Offered at a value-price (SRP £79.99) that will appeal to all photographers who are serious about their hobby, PhotoDirector 2011 comes with a free of charge upgrade for the next version.
PhotoDirector 2011 introduces a wide array of dynamic adjustment tools that can be applied in a non-destructive editing environment. Additionally, PhotoDirector 2011 provides several unique solutions, such as native rendering of RAW files from Canon and Nikon cameras, a highly desirable feature to maintain the immaculate quality of your images as intended by the camera manufacturers. All without the hassle of installing plug-ins. PhotoDirector 2011 is also the first photo software that lets users easily share their own presets and download an unlimited number of presets defined by others, directly from the application, through CyberLink’s online community DirectorZone.com.
“PhotoDirector 2011 is an exciting brand new software that adds to the growing range of CyberLink products delivering dynamic multimedia experiences,” said Alice H. Chang, CEO of CyberLink. “We designed PhotoDirector 2011 as the complete post production solution for photographers. It helps them bring out the absolute best of their photos.”
Over 75,000 people from all over the world participated in the three week Beta program, giving PhotoDirector 2011 an overall product satisfaction score of 4.2 out of 5.
PhotoDirector comes from the makers of the award-winning PowerDirector 9 video editor and brings comparable stunning results and intuitive user experience to photo editing.
Key Features in PhotoDirector 2011
Fast, Intuitive Workflow: PhotoDirector’s fast, intuitive workflow is designed to bring unparalleled efficiency by smoothing the flow from import, manage, enhance to final output.
Non-destructive Editing Environment: Since original images are safely unaltered, creative experimentation is encouraged in PhotoDirector’s non-destructive editing environment.
State of the Art Adjustment Tools: PhotoDirector delivers all cutting edge tools to perfect photos, including adjustment brushes, levels, white balance and noise reduction.
Native RAW Support: Native rendering of RAW files from Canon and Nikon cameras delivers absolutely stunning colour. PhotoDirector also delivers support for a broad range of RAW file formats from the world’s leading digital cameras.
Exchange Unlimited Presets: Share and download unlimited adjustment presets directly from PhotoDirector with the DirectorZone.com community.
CyberLink PhotoDirector 2011 Versions
PhotoDirector 2011: UK £79.99
PhotoDirector 2011 is available online, supporting the following languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Japanese and Korean. CyberLink offers OEM versions to PC and CE manufacturing customers, while a free trial download is also available from the CyberLink website.
CyberLink Corp is the leader and pioneer in enabling digital multimedia on PCs, CEs and mobile devices through the use of video editing software, video player software, and other multimedia solutions. Backed by a group of high-caliber software engineers, CyberLink owns its core codec and a number of patented technologies. CyberLink has built a solid reputation for delivering high-quality, interoperable, and fast time-to-market solutions that keep our OEM partners on the leading edge. Our business partners include leaders in the PC industry: top-5 desktop and notebook providers, optical drive manufacturers and graphic-card makers. Today, CyberLink’s software solutions include: complete applications for Blu-ray Disc playback and creation; digital home entertainment; and touch-enabled media solution. With customers spanning from multi-national corporations to small/medium-sized businesses, and from power users to home users, CyberLink has enjoyed rapid and consistent growth leading to a record breaking IPO in 2000 on the Taiwan Over The Counter Exchange (OTC: 5203). Currently, CyberLink is listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (ticker symbol: 5203.TW). CyberLink’s worldwide headquarters is located in Taipei. To keep up with market demands, CyberLink has operations in North America, Europe and the Asia Pacific region, including Japan. For more information, please visit CyberLink’s website at http://www.cyberlink.com.