onOne Software Announces Availability of Perfect Photo Suite 6.1

New updated version offers photographers improved tools and performance for a faster, leaner, and easier-to-use experience with their image editing and resizing, background replacement, and portrait retouching.

Perfect Photo Suite 6.1 has been updated to give photographers a faster, leaner, and easier-to-use experience while they add creative effects, resize images, replace backgrounds, and retouch portraits. The updates include enhanced brushing functionality in Perfect Mask, faster performance in Perfect Portrait, customizable performance preferences, compatibility with Lightroom 4 and the Adobe Creative Suite 6 Beta, and more.

“We’re excited to offer this update to our customers because many of the updates were made based on feedback we received from them,” said Craig Keudell, president of onOne Software. “Our development team worked tirelessly to refine each of the modules to improve performance, stability, and speed to provide the experience our customers need to realize their photographic vision.”

Perfect Portrait, Perfect Effects and Perfect Mask have also been updated to include the Perfect Layers module for free, giving every photographer the ability to work with layers with their images directly from Lightroom and Aperture. This offers photographers a streamlined workflow to solve their specific photography problems and gives them creative image editing power without the complexity or overhead of Photoshop. Perfect Layers is now also available as a free standalone application.

What’s New in Perfect Photo Suite 6.1:

Improved Refine Brush
Rebuilt for improved results, the Refine Brush in Perfect Mask now better recognizes soft edges, like hair and trees, so you can make your edges more defined between your foreground and background.

New Color Spill Brush
Remove unwanted reflected or transmitted colors with the new Color Spill Brush in Perfect Mask to ensure all areas of your images maintain their true colors.

Enhanced Brushing Performance
Experience faster, smoother and more responsive brushing functionality, including improved opacity control with Wacom tablets and reduced brush stickiness, allowing you to create high-quality and natural looking masks with just a few strokes.

Improved One-Click Background Removal
Remove solid color backgrounds easily with a single-click in Perfect Mask. This is ideal for complete background replacements in images shot on a consistent background color like white or chromakey.

Retouch Portraits with Faster Tools
Images and presets now open faster in Perfect Portrait, and the automatic detection of smaller faces has been improved, so you can get to the task of retouching your portraits more quickly.

Visual Tips to Get You Started Faster
Getting Started tips show you the key tools to use when you open each module, recommending the first steps to take to start realizing your photographic vision.

Select Your Performance Preferences
Now you can optimize the Perfect Photo Suite’s memory usage and undo behavior to match the resources of your computer.

Additional performance updates

  • Improved panning speed and responsiveness
  • Updated Raw processing library, adding support for 35 more cameras
  • Ability to change thumbnail size in matrix view on the browser
  • Improved tool tracking when interacting with other controls
  • Improved speed when using as a Photoshop plug-in
  • Improved preview quality at all zoom levels
  • Added mask thumbnail to Stack in Perfect Effects
  • Perfect Mask Pen Tool greatly improved for classic use
  • Borders in Perfect Effects now scale non-proportionally to fit the image better

Availability

Perfect Photo Suite 6.1 is now available at http://www.ononesoftware.com/. Registered owners of Perfect Photo Suite 6 may download the update to version 6.1 for free at http://www.ononesoftware.com/suite61. Owners for Perfect Photo Suite 5.5, Plug-In Suite 5 or earlier versions, may upgrade to Perfect Photo Suite 6.1 for $149.95. New users may purchase Perfect Photo Suite 6.1 for the everyday low price of $299.95. For more information on Perfect Photo Suite 6.1, please visit http://www.ononesoftware.com/.

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