onOne Software has announced that Perfect Photo Suite 8 is set to launch on 26 November 2013 and is now available for pre-order.
Suite 8 will be available in 3 editions: Premium, Standard and as an edition for Lightroom & Aperture which now includes support for Photoshop Elements.
Key new features include the Perfect Enhance module for essential photo adjustments, the Perfect Eraser with content aware fill technology, the Perfect Batch processing utility for applying workflows to multiple images at once, and a reengineered Perfect Effects module with twice as many filters, customisable presets, and integrated FocalPoint technology.
Craig Keudell, president of onOne Software said: "We listened intently to the digital photography community about what they wanted for their image processing in today’s world of plug-ins, online apps, and subscriptions.
We made it a priority to respond quickly and design a cohesive new product that continues to focus on photography and is built for photographers of all levels, from enthusiasts to professionals. We’ve leveraged our extensive experience as a plug-in company and evolved the Perfect Photo Suite into a complete and powerful photo editor that, unlike existing plug-in collections, works as one, elegantly designed product that seamlessly integrates into any workflow."
Further details on what's new in Perfect Photo Suite 8 are as follows:
Perfect Enhance module:
Perfect Enhance provides essential tools for basic enhancements. Use it to adjust brightness and contrast, remove a colour cast, remove dust spots and power lines, and add sharpening and vignettes.
Using content-aware fill technology and simple brush strokes, the Perfect Eraser removes objects and automatically reconstructs the image.
Twice as Many Filters:
The Effects module now includes new adjustable filters including: HDR Look, Dynamic Contrast for tonal clarity, Vintage, Grunge, Antique, and more.
All built-in presets included in Perfect Photo Suite 8 may be deconstructed by their filter settings and personally customised.
FocalPoint is now in the Effects Module:
Create bokeh, tilt-shift, and selective focus effects after the shot has been taken with the Lens Blur filter.
New Browse module:
Images can be browsed and directly accessed from Perfect Photo Suite wherever they are stored—on the computer, an external drive, a connected network, and even on a cloud-based storage service like Dropbox, Google Drive, or Apple's photo stream.
Perfect Batch Utility:
Powerful batch processing of actions from one or multiple modules, including the insertion of a watermark.
Multiple File Handling:
Work with more than one image at a time. Move between images to edit or copy layers from one file to the next.
Improved Masking Bug:
Redesigned Masking Bug in the Effects and Layers modules make mask creation easier and more intuitive.
Higher Quality Effects:
Performance enhancements improve effects by minimising artifacts without sacrificing processing speed.
Improved RAW file handling:
Open and process RAW files faster and with better quality. Support for new cameras has also been added.
The Premium Edition works with Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom, Aperture, Photoshop Elements, and as a
standalone application. Owners of previous versions of Perfect Photo Suite Premium Edition can upgrade
for £109.95 (inc. VAT). New users may pre-order the Premium Edition for £197.95 (inc. VAT). For a limited time, pre-orders of Perfect Photo Suite 8 Premium Edition will include a complimentary Essential Video Guide to Perfect Photo Suite 8.
Perfect Photo Suite 8 for Adobe Lightroom & Apple Aperture works with Lightroom, Aperture, Photoshop
Elements, and as a standalone application. It is available for £142.95 (inc. VAT). Owners of previous version can upgrade for £87.95 (inc. VAT).
The Standard Edition works as a complete standalone photo editor and is available for £87.95 (inc. VAT).
New users who pre-order Perfect Photo Suite 8 will immediately receive a complimentary license for
Perfect Photo Suite 7.5. Customers who pre-order Perfect Photo Suite 8 will receive all upcoming Loyalty
Rewards that will be delivered monthly to owners of the Perfect Photo Suite 8. For those who have
purchased Perfect Photo Suite 7.5 on or after August 1, 2013, onOne Software will issue a complimentary
upgrade to Perfect Photo Suite 8 via download when it is available.
For more information on Perfect Photo Suite 8, visit onOne Software