Perfect Photo Suite 9 adds lightning-fast Raw previews,
re-editable files, improved selection tools and more.
Portland, Oregon, September 2, 2014 - onOne Software has
announced Perfect Photo Suite 9, an updated version of its photo editing and
effects app for Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows. Included in the new release are
many significant performance and feature improvements, all designed to help you
streamline your photo-editing tasks, so you can spend more time shooting and
less time processing your photos.
Among the key enhancements in Perfect Photo Suite 9 are:
An overhauled Browse module, which adds lightning-fast
previews of RAW files; new rating, ranking and keyword tools; and sophisticated
filtering capabilities. These features are designed to help you cull and sort
through photos quickly after a shoot, without having to wait for previews to be
generated. You can then edit your photos using the Suite, or can easily send
them to a secondary photo tool like Adobe Photoshop Lightroom or Apple Aperture
- with metadata and keywords intact.
A new Smart Photo feature, which lets you re-edit your
photos - with previous settings intact - after saving and closing them. All of
your editing steps are saved with a Smart Photo, so you can make subtle (or
major) changes to a photo at a later date, while preserving the Photoshop file
format for compatibility.
To help you create better selections, all the masking and
selection tools have been improved and integrated throughout the Suite's modules.
And, Perfect Layers and Perfect Mask have been combined into a single module,
streamlining the process of compositing photos.
We've also added a new Quick Mask brush: run it over an
area that you want to select (or remove), and a detailed mask is automatically
created. This is perfect for replacing backgrounds or adding a custom look to
part of your photo.
You asked for it, we added it: noise reduction is now
part of the Suite. Reduce noise in your photos while maintaining important
details. You can even selectively apply noise reduction to different parts of a
photo, such as the shadows or highlights.
A new Lens Flare filter in Perfect Effects lets you get
that popular "shot into the sun" look and add flares ranging from subtle to
- Faster image processing; filters and presets now load up
to 30 percent faster than in previous versions.
There are many more new features and enhancements found
in Perfect Photo Suite 9, including Retina display support; an improved
automatic tone algorithm, for quickly making your photos bright and clear;
better crop and level tools; an enhanced Perfect Brush, updated to work on soft
edges and semi-transparent objects; printing capabilities; better batch rename
options; and much more.
About the Suite
onOne's Perfect Photo Suite is a full-featured photo
editor that works either as a plug-in editor to Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom
and Aperture, or as a standalone application. In any workflow, the Suite
provides all the necessary tools for editing your photos, improving portraits,
adding popular looks in color or black and white, resizing for large-format
printing, and making complex selections with minimal effort.
Our open system allows access to your photos no matter
where they are stored: your computer, your network, or on cloud-based storage
services. We support all of the key online storage services, including Dropbox,
iCloud Photo Stream, Google Drive, and Microsoft's OneDrive.
Availability and pricing
Perfect Photo Suite 9 will be available in late October
2014, in two versions: Premium and Basic. The Premium edition supports
Photoshop CC, CC 2014, and CS6; Lightroom 5 and 4; Photoshop Elements 12, 11
and 10; and Apple Aperture 3, and has an introductory price of $129.95. The
Basic edition, which does not have plug-in support, is $79.95. For a limited
time, owners of earlier versions of the Perfect Photo Suite can upgrade to
Premium for just $89.95.
To find out more about Perfect Photo Suite 9, and to see
new videos, how-to articles, and sit in on live classes, visit www.ononesoftware.com/