PortraitPro Studio Max 12 Wins Best Image Editing Product in the 2014 Hot One Awards

London, UK – Professional Photographer magazine has awarded Anthropics Technology’s PortraitPro Studio Max 12 as “the pros’ choice” for Image Editing in this year’s Hot One Awards.

The annual Hot One Awards honor the hottest products and services for professional photographers. This year’s competition had more than 250 entries from nearly 100 companies competing in roughly 50 categories. A panel of judges, made up entirely of independent professional photographers, names the top choice in each category.

This year, the judges chose PortraitPro Studio Max 12 as the best Image Editing product in the industry.

Anthropics’ CEO Andrew Berend says: “We're thrilled to announce that, once again, PortraitPro has been awarded a Hot One award for industry innovation. We would like to thank Professional Photographer for honoring us with this award, as well as all of our customers who have supported us over the years. We look forward to further developing our products, and supporting photographers in their professional and artistic enterprises.”

For the past 15 years, the Hot One Awards have provided the Professional Photographer readership with a resource of the most effective and innovative products available in a variety of price ranges. Readers are treated to a resource compiled by independent, practicing professional photographers, selected for their expertise and knowledge. This year’s independent panel of more than 30 judges voted on products that ranged from cameras and lenses to photo albums and mobile apps. They made their selections based on overall quality, innovation, design, performance and value for the price.

“The winners of the 2014 Hot One Awards are a unique group of products and services, representing some impressive innovation in everything from lens technology to software to inkjet papers”, said Jeff Kent, Hot One Awards editor for Professional Photographer. “The spirit of innovation is what makes this competition interesting year in, year out. This year’s winners are certainly carrying on that tradition and providing professional photographers with fantastic new tools for their businesses.”

For more than 100 years, Professional Photographer, the official magazine of Professional Photographers of America (PPA), has helped readers advance careers in the photographic industry. Each issue contains practical yet cutting-edge lessons in the artistic, business and technological aspects of professional photography. No other magazine offers a more influential presentation of the people, trends, products and photographs that define the portrait, wedding and commercial photography landscapes.

For Professional Photographer magazine subscription information and for a full list of Hot One winners, visit PPmag.com. PortraitPro 12 is the latest release of the award-winning Portrait Professional retouching software by Anthropics Technology Ltd. The software is available to buy and for a free trial from www.PortraitPro.com. For further information or for high resolution images, please visit: http://www.portraitprofessional.com/pressroom/ or email press@portraitprofessional.com.

About PPA: Professional Photographers of America (PPA) is the largest international non-profit association created by professional photographers, for professional photographers. Almost as long-lived as photography itself, PPA has roots back to 1869. It has never stopped growing and looking for new ways to assist its now 27,000 members through protection, education and resources for their continued success in the industry. See why photographers love PPA at http://www.ppa.com.

World first: New PortraitPro 12 offers face re-lighting for the most natural portrait enhancement

PortraitPro 12 incorporates some radical new features and enhancements including:

World first: Face re-lighting for truly natural face enhancement

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PortraitPro 12 includes new, patent applied for face re-lighting technology, so you can now literally ‘show your subject in their best light’, bringing out the beauty or character of a face without fakery.

Face slimming: Takes the weight off that the camera can put on

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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

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V12 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 re-coloring: No more bad hair days!

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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

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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 sex and age detector

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V12 can uniquely detect the age and sex 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)

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The pro version, PortraitPro Studio Max, now includes an automatic batch mode, so that an entire 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, non-specialist users can quickly and easily do amazing things to portraits. You can:

  • 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 re-shape the face to make it slimmer and more attractive.
  • Brighten or change eye color, and enhance whiteness of the eyes.
  • Whiten teeth, recolor and re-shape the lips.
  • Thicken, color and smooth hair.

The different editions of the software:

All editions support both 32 bit and 64 bit operation.

PortraitPro 12

This is the standalone version of the software and offers all of PortraitPro’s sophisticated face, skin and hair touch-up and lighting facilities, but does not include RAW file support. Also, it does not include the Studio Edition's plug-in 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.


System requirements

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.

Pricing

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


PRESS CONTACTS:

Marina@anthropics.com
Press Liaison Officer

Andrew@anthropics.com
CEO