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Anthropics has released PortraitPro 12. Billed as the world's first retouching software with face relighting technology for truly natural enhancement, PortraitPro 12 has an enhanced capability to slim faces and ‘take the weight off that the camera puts on,’ and incorporates Anthropics Technology's. latest skin enhancer that retains natural skin texture when removing blemishes, the company says. Claimed to be 4 times faster than its predecessor, PortraitPro 12 is now available for ₤29.95/$49.95.
Anthropics Press Release
PORTRAIT PRO v12 LAUNCHED
Anthropics Technology Ltd has announced the launch of PortraitPro 12, the world's first retouching software with face relighting technology for truly natural enhancement, on March 12, 2014 in London, UK.
PortraitPro 12’s features and enhancements
World first: New PortraitPro 12 offers face relighting for the most natural face enhancement It includes new, patent applied for face relighting technology, so you can now literally ‘show your subject in their best light’, bringing out the beauty or character of any face naturally.
Face slimming: Takes the weight off that the camera can put on
PortraitPro 12 has an enhanced capability to slim faces and ‘take the weight off that the camera puts on’. Face slimming can have a dramatic effect on how happy people are with their photos.
New generation skin enhancer: For the most natural looking skin
Version 12 incorporates our latest skin enhancer that retains natural skin texture when removing blemishes. The brush also detects edges automatically making it very fast and easy to use.
Unique hair thickening, smoothing and recoloring: No more bad hair days!
PortraitPro is the only software that can improve the appearance of hair. Hair can be thickened and made glamorously smooth, recolored, or highlights added, all simply by moving sliders.
World’s most accurate automatic facial feature finder
Only if facial features are accurately identified can great effects be instantly applied to faces, and PortraitPro now includes the industry’s most accurate automatic facial feature finder for the fastest and best effects.
World first: automatic gender and age detector
Version 12 can uniquely detect the age and gender of faces in the photograph so that the the most appropriate enhancements can automatically be applied to men, women and children.
New Automatic Batch Mode for speeding through large jobs (Studio Max edition only)
Auto Batch Mode
The pro version, PortraitPro Studio Max, now includes an automatic batch mode, so that an entire photo shoot can be enhanced without human intervention, using all PortraitPro’s powerful capabilities.
4 X speed increase and other enhancements
Version 12 is no less than 4 times faster than its predecessor, and incorporates a host of other enhancements to give you the optimum combination of creative control, ease of use, and speed in your portrait editing work.
What exactly does PortraitPro 12 do?
With PortraitPro 12, even untrained, nonspecialist users can quickly and easily do amazing things to portraits.
∙ Automatically eliminate skin blemishes such as spots or pimples, leaving completely natural looking skin, however big the blemish.
∙ Adjust the lighting on a face to bring out its natural beauty, or to add drama to the image.
∙ Remove grease, sweat or unsightly white highlights from the skin.
∙ Reduce or remove wrinkles and lines, again leaving exceptionally natural looking skin.
∙ Subtly reshape the face to make it slimmer and more attractive.
∙ Brighten or change eye color, and enhance whiteness of the eyes.
∙ Whiten teeth, recolor and reshape the lips.
∙ Thicken, color and smooth hair.
The different editions of the software:
All editions support both 32 bit and 64 bit operation
This is the standalone version of the software and offers all of PortraitPro’s sophisticated face, skin and hair
touchup and lighting facilities, but does not include RAW file support. Also, it does not include the Studio Edition’s plugin
capabilities or the Studio Max Edition’s automatic ‘batch mode’ productivity features.
PortraitPro Studio 12
This is the mid range version of the software aimed at photographers who wish to work directly with RAW files and
integrate the software with Lightroom®, Aperture or Photoshop® to speed workflow.
PortraitPro Studio Max 12
The top-end version. PortraitPro Studio Max offers maximum automation, minimum effort, and total creative
control. Capable of automatically processing hundreds of photographs without human intervention, Studio Max is
for those who require the highest quality enhancements to be automatically applied to large batches of
photographs, while retaining total creative control.
PC ∙ Windows 8.1. 8, 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP
∙ 1Ghz CPU or better
∙ 1GB RAM minimum recommended. To handle large images (8 megapixel or more) you would
benefit from having 2GB or more RAM
Mac ∙ Requires an Intel Mac with OSX 10.6 or later.
PortraitPro: normal price $99.90, Special launch price is $49.95
PortraitPro Studio: normal price $159.90, Special launch price is $79.95
PortraitPro Studio Max: normal price $299.90, Special launch price is $149.95
PortraitPro: normal price ₤59.90, Special launch price is ₤29.95
PortraitPro Studio: normal price ₤99.90, Special launch price is ₤49.95
PortraitPro Studio Max: normal price ₤199.90, Special launch price is ₤99.95
PortraitPro: normal price €59.90, Special launch price is €29.95
PortraitPro Studio: normal price €99.90, Special launch price is €49.95
PortraitPro Studio Max: normal price €199.90, Special launch price is €99.95