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CyberLink PhotoDirector

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 By Tim Hall, August 7 5Bestthings.com Channel Writer
CyberLink PhotoDirector
CyberLink PhotoDirector is one of my favorite in this list and its all-in-one photography workflow program, with PhotoDirector it easy to create spectacular photos from start to finish. From the moment your images are imported onto your PC, the complete software empowers you with all the tools you need to result in professional-looking images, including photo management, photo adjustment and advanced editing features.



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Description

PhotoDirector 3 makes it easy to create spectacular photos from start to finish. From the moment your images are imported onto your PC, the complete software empowers you with all the tools you need to result in professional-looking images, including photo management, photo adjustment and advanced editing features.


Interface

The new interface and Design in PaintShop Pro X4 finally gets it spot on with a simple and intuitive digital workflow based on three tabbed workspaces: Manage for image organisation; Adjust for image enhancement; and Edit for full-blown image manipulation.

Specifications

Organizer:

PhotoDirector's image organizer abilities are pretty good too. If you want to find all the images in your library taken at f/8, for instance, you can sort your photos by aperture size, or other EXIF data such as focal length, camera model or shutter speed. Finding exactly what you want takes a little longer than with Lightroom - you can't restrict the view to photos only taken with a particular lens, for instance.

Editing:

Packed full of new features, PhotoDirector 3 includes very powerfull editing tools such as adjustment selection, people beautifier, object removal and retouching tools for creating brilliant photos with ease

With PhotoDirector comprehensive set of tools, including local adjustments such as cloning and healing, as well as a general adjustment brush that can be used to adjust a variety of brightness, saturation and sharpness values. Lightroom's graduated mask filter has made the cut, allowing you apply progressive changes.

Also PhotoDirector give you the option for face recognition/tagging, and geo-tagging. Gradient Mask which you can add up to five gradients masks that allow you to seamlessly edit or adjust selected parts of a photo without leaving messy edit lines, also its give you the option for to easily extracting subjects in a photo and transferring them as overlays onto other backgrounds.

PhotoDirector also accepts all the popular raw camera file formats—Canon, Nikon, Sony—and did a fine job rendering RAW images in my testing. You won't find this capability in lower-end produc

with PhotoDirector you can choose from several effects, including fade, wipe left soft and motion for cool transitions between images. Add color boards and text to slides and choose your favorite tune as music for your slideshow. Choose from H.264 (M2TS and MPEG4) and WMV files and select the right profile for your video. and upload to YouTube directly.

Sharing & Output:

Sharing options are a little thin on the ground: you can output to Flickr and Facebook, as well as a reasonably detailed export option that allows you to create JPEG or TIFFs of your originals. also the PhotoDirector new print module is packed with printing options and presets so you can customize your own print package and print multiple photos on one page in a wide range of different settings.

Conclousion

PhotoDirector is a worthy alternative for elements or painshop, PhotoDirector delivers complete tools to help you manage large libraries, and to share them in many ways with excellent workflow to edit, adjust and orginize you digital images including RAW files


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