CyberLink has launched PhotoDirector 6, a major update to its award-winning digital photography workflow solution for Mac OS and Windows.
Now available at www.cyberlink.com.
PhotoDirector 6 introduces smart photo merging technology that makes it easy to create flawless panorama shots using innovative content-aware auto-filling.
Smart photo merging, together with intelligent smile/face detection, also enables selective blending of multiple group photos in order to create a single perfect group shot.
Additionally, the new version supports 100 new camera models and lenses. It integrates OpenCL for a speed increase of 41% over the previous version when exporting photos, and the new CyberLink Cloud service provides an easy way for users to backup and share their creative projects and templates.
“From day one, PhotoDirector has strived to transform the digital editing experience by bringing professional quality tools to consumer photography enthusiasts,” said Alice H. Chang, CEO of CyberLink. “Since the debut of PhotoDirector in 2011, CyberLink has introduced over 110 innovative photo editing features. With the launch of PhotoDirector 6, we are unveiling 23 more tools that make it easier and more enjoyable than ever to create spectacular images.”
Key New Features in PhotoDirector 6
PhotoDirector includes features found in competing photography software that costs more than twice as much:
- Photo Merge: Panorama—Combined with intelligent content-aware auto-fill, PhotoDirector utilizes new merging technology to create seamless panorama images without the need for cropping that can result in loss of detail.
- Photo Merge: Face Swap—Creates the perfect group shot by merging multiple group photos. With smile detection, PhotoDirector automatically identifies the best face captures from a given selection of shots to include in a single composite image. Selections can also be performed manually.
- Enhanced Tone Quality—PhotoDirector 6 refines one of the key adjustments in photo editing. A new tone algorithm retains more details and contrast when tone adjustments are applied.
- Natural Skin Tone Enhancer—Adjusts skin tone in portraits to give a natural-looking lighter or more tanned appearance. Skin detection means adjustments are applied to any areas showing exposed skin, not only the facial area.
- Expanded Camera Support—Decoding for 54 new camera RAW formats, 36 new lens profiles from popular DSLRs, and 10 new camera body profiles providing improved image decoding quality for RAW files.
- OpenCL Acceleration for GPUs—PhotoDirector improves speed and responsiveness of photo handling with integration of the open standard for parallel programming. Exporting photos is up to 41% faster than the previous version.
- CyberLink Cloud Services—PhotoDirector integrates CyberLink Cloud which allows you to easily back up and retrieve your important creations safely and securely. Users receive up to 20GB of free cloud space when they purchase PhotoDirector 6.
Companion Mobile App for Android and Windows 8 Devices
PhotoDirector for Android and Windows 8 puts a powerful set of photo editing tools in the palm of the hand. Users can quickly edit images on phone and tablet devices to achieve outstanding, DSLR-like results in a matter of seconds. The mobile version of PhotoDirector comes free with PhotoDirector 6.
PhotoDirector 6 is available today and can be downloaded from the CyberLink online store. PhotoDirector is available in the following languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Japanese, Dutch and Korean.
PhotoDirector is available in stand-alone Ultra and Deluxe versions and bundled with CyberLink’s video color grading software ColorDirector 3 in PhotoDirector Suite. PhotoDirector is also part of CyberLink’s comprehensive digital media production product, Director Suite 3.
CyberLink Director Suite 3
Today, CyberLink also launches the latest version of its Director Suite comprised of four award-winning applications and valuable extras, available both as a perpetual and subscription purchase.
Director Suite 3 is CyberLink’s complete video and photo production suite and includes PowerDirector, PhotoDirector, ColorDirector and AudioDirector.
Versions and Pricing
Now available at www.cyberlink.com.
Director Suite 3
- Director Suite 3 (US$299.99): Includes PowerDirector 13, PhotoDirector 6, AudioDirector 5, ColorDirector 3, over $800 worth of premium content, 20GB CyberLink Cloud for 1 year PowerDirector Mobile (Windows 8/Android) and PhotoDirector Mobile (Windows 8/Android/iOS)
- Director Suite Live (US$99.99/12mo. or US$49.99/3mo.): Subscription version
- PowerDirector 13 Ultimate Suite ($249.99) : Includes PowerDirector 13, AudioDirector 5, ColorDirector 3, over $700 worth of premium content, 20GB on CyberLink Cloud and PowerDirector Mobile (Windows 8/Android)
- PowerDirector 13 Ultimate ($129.99) : Includes PowerDirector 13, over $650 worth of premium content, 10GB on CyberLink Cloud and PowerDirector Mobile (Windows 8/Android)
- PowerDirector 13 Ultra ($99.99): 100-track multicam, 4K and H.265 support, 10GB on CyberLink Cloud and PowerDirector Mobile (Windows 8/Android)
- PowerDirector 13 Deluxe ($69.99)
- PhotoDirector 6 Suite ($149.99): Includes PhotoDirector 6, ColorDirector 3, 20GB on CyberLink Cloud for 1 year and PhotoDirector Mobile (Windows 8/Android/iOS)
- PhotoDirector 6 Ultra ($99.99): Includes PhotoDirector 6 (Mac & Windows version), 10GB on CyberLink Cloud for 1 year and PhotoDirector Mobile (Windows 8/Android/iOS)
- PhotoDirector 6 Deluxe ($59.99): Windows version only
- ColorDirector 3 Ultra ($129.99)
- AudioDirector 5 Ultra ($129.99)
CyberLink PowerDirector 13, PhotoDirector 6, ColorDirector 3 and AudioDirector 5 are available today in the following languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Japanese and Korean.
They can be purchased as stand-alone products or together in Director Suite 3 or Director Suite Live from the CyberLink online store at www.cyberlink.com and are also available via select retail stores.
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