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Perfectly Clear Photoshop Plug-in Review - Daniel Bell tests the Athentech Imaging Perfectly Clear Photoshop Plug-in to see if it can improve his images without too much effort!
Back in May 2011, we reviewed the Perfectly Clear iPhone App and were impressed by it's results. The software is also available as a Photoshop Plug-in, priced at $199 (approximately £125). There is also a fully-functional 30 day trial available.
From the sample pictures it is clear to see that the images are better exposed with colours appearing to have more punch. When you view them large (click on the thumbnails below), the images are clearly sharper and for example, the picture of the Royal Albert Hall, you can see the writing above the door much easier.
The original portrait picture has plenty of red-eye and, although the skin tone looks OK, when you've put the image through the Perfectly Clear plug-in and amend the skin tone and light diffusion, you get a really good portrait shot with superb skin tones and no red-eye.
If you have an image with lots of noise, the plug-in will also help reduce it. You can amend both the strength and detail, although very little difference is to be noticed when changing these particular settings. The noise image below has the mid-levels chosen. Finally, if you have an image with the white-balance not right, the tint removal preset will correct it.
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|The Perfectly Clear Photoshop Plug-in will save you time and improve your images with minimal effort.|
Perfectly Clear Photoshop Plug-in ProsEasy to use
Can be used in actions for batch editing
Perfectly Clear Photoshop Plug-in ConsA touch expensive
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