• 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.