Topaz Labs, creators of numerous effects plugins for Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom, are introducing a new application to market called Topaz Studio. According to the company: "Topaz Studio is a fast, flexible, powerful creative toolbox and it’s the next level image editor for photographers.Topaz Studio gives you lightning fast results with Topaz’s exclusive image processing technology, in an intuitive, affordable, easy to use application."
With a all new GPU based image processing engine, Topaz Studio increases processing speeds while easily accessible high-tech tools packed with advanced Topaz technology, like Masking and Noise Reduction at the same time making workflows faster.
New editing methods, like Color Theme, speed up editing times by making complex tools easy to use and faster to process.
The unique, intuitive workflow design in Topaz Studio puts all the tools you need front and center in an unobtrusive layout. Speed through editing with an adaptive workspace, easy to find and use tools, and rearrangeable Adjustments. According to Topaz Labs.
The program is available for windows and mac and is packed with the advanced Topaz Technology that you've come to know and love, like state-of-the-art Noise Reduction, but new complex technology, like Content Aware Masking, have been added, too!
The new application is free for everyone. The program, all effects, 10 Adjustments, Presets for all 24 Adjustments, Masking, and all tools are completely free to use forever.
If you like the program, you can decide to upgrade to Pro to have complete access to all 24 Adjustments.
Build upon your original image with Effects, Adjustments, Adjustment Presets, and Image Layers. Flexible Adjustments allow you the opportunity to rearrange, toggle on and off, move, and delete without compromising the original image. Make changes and experiment as much as you like without committing to changes until you're ready.
The programs seems fairly easy to use and it is very intuitive. Everyone can pick up and learn it with just a few clicks. The Pro version brings the software to the same level of programs like Adobe Lightroom, DXO Optics, OnOne RAW and even Photoshop!
The workflow process is designed to be simple so that you can accomplish more with less complex processing tools. Make technical corrections or artistic imagery with easy to use tools and pre-made elements.
You can download the free version following the link below.
If you might decide to purchase the pro version, you can do so for US$270.
Like with many of their programs, Topaz Labs offers free training and tutorials using their blog, that you can find here. Check it out and decide if Topaz Studio is for you.
Athentech (http://www.athentech.com) just announced the version of their suite of application to edit photos.
The new version named Perfectly Clear Complete V3 seems to combine all previous products (Perfectly Clear, Perfect Exposure, Perfect Eyes and Perfect Skin).
The company also built an Applications Manager that will take care of updates and upgrades.
With this move, Athentech seems to be pointing in the direction of several other programs like MacPhun's Luminar; that offer a one click solution to most photography editing.
The new application, includes the ability to add or buy presets that change the look and feel of the images.
Notwithstanding, the application offers complete control over each variable in the software.
Perfectly Clear Complete V3 works as a plugin for Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom and it's available for MacOS and Windows.
As part of a promotion, Athentech os offering a Set of Looks and some extra presets. If you own an earlier version, you can get the new version at a discount.
You can get Perfectly Clear Complete V3 for a one time payment of US$129.
I was an owner of Version 2 of the program and got the upgrade for free. I am going to be putting the software through its paces and see if it measures to my needs.