PhotoPerfect claims it is a digital photo editor's dream come true. With a plethora of options and tools to dial in your pictures, this is certainly an impressive weapon. However, its features might overwhelm novices.
This program presents itself much like other photo editing software. Anyone who has tinkered with Photoshop or comparable programs will recognize the layout of command buttons along the top and left side of the picture. Where PhotoPerfect differs from the others is that it offers fewer opportunities to physically alter the photo. It does, however, offer plenty of innovative ways to tweak a shot to get it perfect. Many of the tools available to users include traditional masks, filters, color adjustments, and the like. PhotoPerfect also offers a histogram, options for white balancing, color balancing, color saturation, distortion, and more. The most impressive was Perfectly Clear, a filter that quickly and easily adjusts vibrancy, sharpness, exposure limit, and contrast for studio-quality shots.
We were pleased with this 14-day trial's options and the ease with which they could be adjusted, since most popped up in separate screens and had sliding bars to make changes. This program will be a gem for users who do a lot of professional photo manipulation, but the options and what they specifically do to help pictures will be over the heads of many novice users. We recommend this download only for those with a serious composition background.
PhotoPerfect combines the power of professional photo-editing tools with the simplicity of one-click image optimizations to give both professional photographers and photo enthusiasts the power to create the best possible images. Start with one-click photo optimizations; then challenge yourself to achieve your dream shot. PhotoPerfects one-click optimization feature will have you perfecting your photos in record time. PhotoPerfect uses Xe847, the first-of-its-kind filter technology, to produce digital photos as perceived by the human eye. With one click you'll achieve results so good your picture may need no further enhancement. With a rich functionality and range of features, PhotoPerfect lets you go beyond basic photo editing and achieve professional results. With advanced photo-editing tools at your fingertips like exposure correction, selective color saturation and framing there's no limit to what you can accomplish.
PhotoPerfect 3 has been tremendously speeded up through an array of measures like parallel processing, advanced hardware acceleration, caching etc... Overall it is noticeably faster and in complex operations more responsive than the previous version. The speed gain is - depending on system specs--up to 1600% for certain functionalities. PhotoPerfect 3 is able to utilize more than 2 processors/cores and also runs on 64-bit Windows systems. So it is now not only very fast on normal systems but also blazing fast on high-end ones. The completely re-developed and greatly enhanced retouching panel now offers you much more options for playing with your creativity and creating your masterworks without messing with resources-consuming layers. For quality-conscious photographers, the advanced and faster RAW import dialog and the new 48-bit-editing mode ensure quick, seamless and lossless processing from RAW to high-end TIFF files. Additionally several new features have been added to facilitate your digital workflow (e.g. correcting underwater images or light equalizing in LAB mode) and a bunch of user requested fine-tune options have been implemented to make PhotoPerfect 3 even more joyful to use. PhotoPerfect 3 is 100% Windows 7 compatible and offers the latest RAW converter, which supports RAW files of most currently available digital cameras and DSLRs.
May 02, 2011
Version: PhotoPerfect 3.20 build 19
Offers a lot of great features for both beginners and advanced users. Great and fast basic editing available. The 1-click optimizations work like a charm. Also numerous advanced features to squeeze out the best of one's images. Great support&updates.
User interface is - although great for my taste (and age ;-) - not up to date
I think it is a love-or-hate due the GUI. In my case I love this tool. If you take your time to work through it, I'm pretty sure you will be positively surprised and overwhelmed by the sheer amount of easy-to-use features. The publisher offers 3 versions, which differ in the amount of extensions bundled. These extensions are mostly image optimization extensions. They work astonishing very well. But if you know a little, how to edit images, their cheapest basic version is IMO more than sufficient, as it already offers all needed bells and whistles. Besides it is pretty affordable and worth every dim/penny/yen... what so ever ;-)