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Portrait Professional Releases New Version 10 - PPA Today

Portrait Professional Releases New Version 10

Portrait Professional is the world's first commercially available software that is trained in human beauty. This makes it both faster, and much easier to use than ordinary photo editing software for faces.

The software has analyzed thousands of photos to learn what makes people look attractive or unattractive. With this knowledge, it knows how to improve any aspect of the face. For example, if the face has a double chin, Portrait Professional 'jaw slider' will recognize that, and automatically reduce it.

The results are fully customizable via a simple slider interface, so that users can get exactly what they want. There are over 200 sliders, giving the user total control of all aspect of the face and hair.

Uniquely, Portrait Professional 10 keeps learning. The software is constantly receiving more training, so it is continually getting better at enhancing faces. And as V10 buyers will get free and frequent upgrades, their software will just get better over time. The software incorporates a unique intelligent edge finding touch up brush. Instead of just selecting everything under the brush, the brush actively looks for defects within its radius, and only removes the defect, leaving good skin untouched. This both gives better results, and makes the brush very fast and easy to use, as accuracy is not required.

The software also contains a unique automatic 'skin regeneration' capability. Conventional skin touch up software simply filters the skin. This works OK for small defects, but fails with bigger problems. This is because when a large defect is removed what remains is featureless skin with no texture. Our solution is to automatically 'graft in' real skin texture where the defects used to be, and this is precisely what our (patent applied for) 'Clearskin 2®' software does. And depending on the age and skin type of the subject, the user can even choose different skin textures to fine tune the result.

New in Portrait Professional 10

Greatly improved face beautification - Portrait Professional 10 has benefited from a massive amount of new training in face enhancement, and is now far better at improving different face types, and much better at male faces. This training initiative is continuing, so each new minor release of V10 (free to buyers of V10) will show further improvement.

Greatly improved ClearSkin® 2 skin defect removal & re-generation technology - Portrait Professional 10 incorporates the latest generation of our ClearSkin® skin enhancing technology. This enables real skin texture to be regenerated and now incorporates a better algorithm and different textures for different types and ages of skin. This enables to make it easy for any skin look great, while keeping it looking natural - no more plastic-looking airbrushed skin!
More and better slider controls - Portrait Professional 10 gives the user more control over the results with more and better sliders. There are new sliders to control all aspects of the nose, better eye controls, face shape controls and an 'Exaggerate' slider to achieve more dramatic results when required.

Improved brushes
- The software's 'intelligent' skin defect 'detection and removal' brush has been significantly improved as have the skin and hair selection brushes, which automatically find the edges of the skin and hair. This means that accuracy is not required and brushing is very fast and easy.

New Child Mode - Child Mode makes it easy to make appropriate changes to children. Portrait Professional 10 has been trained to understand the enhancements that work with children, and will apply them automatically.

Enhance Skin Only Mode - In response to many user requests, Portrait Professional 10 now has an Enhance Skin Only Mode, when the user does not want to make any changes to the shape of the face being improved.     
Better Saved Slider presets - Portrait Professional 10 incorporates a completely revamped set of preset beautification effects, designed to make it even easier to quickly make anyone look great in a photo.

New User Interface - Portrait Professional 10 has a new interface, designed to make workflow as streamlined as possible.

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This page contains a single entry by Professional Photographers of America (PPA) published on February 1, 2011 8:01 PM.

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