• New, world leading "ClearSkin®" skin improving technology
Portrait Professional 9 includes unique new patent pending "ClearSkin®"
skin texturing technology that adds greatly to the realism of the
skin after enhancement. It enables "blown" or burnt out highlights on
the skin to be successfully retrieved and realistically re-textured
in seconds. To the best of our knowledge, this innovative feature is
unique and puts clear blue water between Portrait Professional and other
skin enhancing packages. For the first time, the ClearSkin®
technology enables anybody to achieve ultra realistic skin enhancing
effects literally in seconds.
• New, enhanced, "intelligent" touch-up brush
The new skin touch-up brush in version 9 requires no precision or skill
on the user's part. It automatically finds any skin defect under the
brush and replaces it with natural skin texture using the ClearSkin®
technology. The result is a realistic natural touch-up with minimum
effort or skill on the user's part.
• Full multi-processor support for a major speed increase
Portrait Professional 9 is both faster on single processor machines and now
supports multi-threading resulting in a major performance boost for users with
multi-core or multi-processor machines.
• Supports profile shots
In response to many user requests, Portrait Professional 9 now handles
profile (side on) shots as well as full face enabling face shape enhancing on
any face orientation.
• Improved teeth and eye enhancements
The eye and teeth enhancement has been significantly improved giving
a more uniform and realistic whiteness and improved eye re-coloring
controls. In addition, the eye pupil can be automatically widened. Catch
lights in the eyes can now be added, removed, reshaped or enhanced.
• New face, picture and hair vibrance controls
The control sliders allow the vibrancy of face color to be increased
without causing neutral areas to get unwanted color casts. The net result
is more vibrant natural looking portraits.
• New Skin Smoothing or "Blotchiness" control
The skin smoothing control is a great time saver as it evens any blotchiness
or large defects on the skin simply by moving a slider.
• New User Interface
The interface has been significantly upgraded in version 9 to make
it more user friendly and a lot easier to use with the brush tool
now conveniently located for instant access.
New features of Portrait Professional Studio 9
Portrait Professional Studio Edition contains all the features of Portrait Professional, plus:
• New Stand-alone and Adobe PhotoShop® plug-in
Works both as stand-alone and as a Photoshop® plug-in
for both PC and Mac. This version has been developed to meet enthusiasts
and professional photographers' demands for PhotoShop® plug-in compatibility
in order to improve their workflow.
• Enhanced color profiles and extended RAW file support
Portrait Professional Studio 9 has built-in support for camera RAW files and allows absolute color calibration control of
images that high end enthusiast and professional users require. In addition,
RAW support has now been implemented as a plug-in so that as new cameras and formats
come onto the market support can be added without having to wait for the next release of Portrait Professional Studio.
• New batch mode to speed throughput and workflow
Studio also has a batch mode incorporated to enable
photographers to enhance lots of images and speed through the work faster
and more efficiently than was hitherto possible.