They claim they will support over 600 cameras and many formats. There are also too many features that I consider essential missing. Underneath are panels for Vignette effects does that really have a place here? The layers module is a disaster. For all its clunky inconsistencies and its work-in-progress feel, it incorporates some terrific preset effects and the tools for creating plenty of your own. By that I mean the user can get some very cool results with just a few minor adjustments by using presets and other easy to learn tools. And you can click a button to see larger renditions in a full screen window. It is offered free from time to time so check that out.
This falls into line with the newfound usability of Photo 10. The third editing module, Portrait, provides specialized tools for editing the elements of a face discretely. The interface is pleadingly different to most other image editors, with an unusual but highly useable layout, and a dark theme that's gentle on the eye. It looked to me as a large collection of presets most of which were useless and not in my style. The Browse module works as a fast and simple file browser, but with the ability to view and add metadata and apply filters for finding specific images quickly.
In short, you end up with a mess. Resize module but no Portrait module? Hope to see you eventually do an extensive comparison of all the newer software later this year. Follow his work over at , , and. For example, portrait retouching uses facial feature detection technology to make it easier to apply effects without affecting the eyes or mouth. Be sure to refine your searches using the advanced features in the Filters. You can use this to apply the same settings that have been applied to the photo which is open to other photos. The Perfect Brush tool was pretty good already, it has to be said, so this could make it more useful still.
I do agree with Rod and John that the Effects element is easy and often sufficient in itself to achieve some pleasant results. Then you should give Photo 10 a serious look. Enhance To open an image, simply click on the Source area to the left and choose the drive you'd like to access. They take all comments and constructive criticism well and are always looking to improve their already fine products. You can also drag images right from the browser into the specific album in the sidebar that you want to add it to.
Every filter can be masked using tools in the bumper on the left. This not only helps to avoid over smoothing of skin but also gives much more control over what areas the edits are put to work. This is similar to most all other image browsers. Some of the shortcomings in your review are scheduled for updates in late May or Early June…. One thing I have learned is that when I am working in layers, I continue to save my work as I go along in that I have had one to many experiences of losing over an hours worth of work in layers when it simply quite or completely hung up. Processing client work that cannot be correctly exported means I wasted my money. I like the flexibility and power of a database-driven cataloguing program like Lightroom, but plenty of other photographers get by perfectly well with a simple folder-browsing solution.
Within each filter is the option to adjust it to your preferred settings, for example, within the Vintage filter you can choose saturation, the colour cast, the amount of film grain and so on. This feature is almost but not quite sorted. Presets are now organized by category landscape, blur, portrait, black and white, ect. Bummed that Apple killed off Aperture? You have the option to either stretch or reflect the areas near the edge of your photo. I then did everything I could do with the various adjustments to make the image as sharp and clear as possible. Hit on many, many important notes and cemented my decision to purchase the software while it is being offered at heavily discounted price to On1 email subscribers through the end of the month.
With the perfect brush and by using a combination of the different masking tools, I was able to create this mask in minutes that allowed me to add in a new sky to the top layer image. You can find that review. Sure, I found a few bugs here and there while using it but most of them are not even worth mentioning and as a developer I know that bugs are as inevitable as death and taxes. Basic finds on these user-entered types of metadata are easy. The Lens Correction panel in the Develop module can now locate and apply lens corrections automatically. All your black and white presets, filters, and editing tools including that great dynamic contrast option are now right where you can easily access them without changing modules. Users must keep in mind that this software has many hardware and software dependencies that must be met to be able to run the software efficiently.
More good news for Apple and Mac users is the fresh integration of social media outlets into the interface of the software. Although it comes bundled with many dedicated parameters, the layout is clean and straightforward. Refine brush allows you to quickly fine tune edges of your mask with a quick stroke of the mouse or pen on your Wacom tablet. It often hangs up causing the loss of all work in the module. On1 Portrait can now detect rotated or inverted facial features and lock onto them with ease. The update brings some heavy hitting improvements that deserve some attention. Others look for the right combination of editing apps and plugins to create their final images.