I'm a big fan of onOne's Perfect Photo Suite (no surprise to regular readers!) but some photographers I've spoken with said they couldn't afford the entire suite and wished that there was just a stand alone version or a Lightroom version at a lower cost. Well there's some good news from the onOne folks!
onOne Software has released a Standard Edition and a Lightroom & Aperture Edition of Perfect Photo Suite 7 to complement their existing Premium Edition of the photography software suite. Starting at $79.95, the tiered options give photographers the ability to choose the solution that fits their workflow and budget.
The Standard Edition allows usage of the entire Perfect Photo Suite 7 as a standalone application. This edition is ideal for those who do not use Adobe Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, Lightroom, or Apple Aperture but still want to enhance, stylize, and retouch their JPG images with a professional touch, and create and edit multi-layered files without Photoshop.
The Lightroom & Aperture Edition of Perfect Photo Suite 7 is designed for the photographer who does not use Photoshop but uses Lightroom or Aperture as the hub of their photo management and editing workflows. It provides powerful image editing tools that do not exist in those products and gives users the ability to extend their image editing power, maximize their creativity, and solve the most common problems in photo editing. With the Perfect Photo Suite 7 Lightroom & Aperture Edition, users can work with a variety of image formats including RAW, JPG, PNG, and TIFF, create and edit multi-layered files, and access any of the Perfect Photo Suite 7 modules directly from Lightroom or Aperture. After adjustments are made, images may be saved as a .PSD, .TIF, .PNG, or .JPG right next to the original image in their Lightroom or Aperture library—providing true non-destructive editing. This edition of the Suite also works as a standalone application for quick touch ups and edits.
The Premium Edition is the version of Perfect Photo Suite 7 that has been available since October 31, 2012. It offers photographers the greatest flexibility and seamless integration of Perfect Photo Suite 7 with their workflow of choice. The Premium Edition provides all of the functionality of the Lightroom & Aperture and Standard Editions—offering direct access to Perfect Photo Suite modules from Lightroom, Aperture, and as a standalone. It adds functionality as a plug-in to Photoshop and Photoshop Elements which allows users to create or refine layer masks, resize CMYK, Grayscale, or LAB color mode images, use a dedicated batch processing module in Perfect Resize, use modules as re-editable Smart Objects, incorporate within Photoshop actions, and get direct access to module presets in a dedicated onOne Panel.
A free 30-day trial of Perfect Photo Suite 7 Premium Edition is currently available.
So why wait? This also makes a great holiday gift for the photographer in your life!