Anthropics the developer behind the outstanding retouching utility, Portrait Professional, announced the expected upgrade to version 10. Along with a new interface, more presets, improved facial sculpting algorithms, child mode and improved brushes (they're much improved over LR and Aperture's healing brushes) version 10 is claimed to be a major upgrade. That maybe a bit of a stretch, although there is a lot going on in the background, still it's a welcome improvement nonetheless. Standard, Studio and Studio 64 (Windows 64-bit) editions are available now at a special time limited discounted price of £29.95, £49.95 and £79.95. If you purchased version 9 during the recent promotional period, you're entitled to a free upgrade.
I f you buy or upgrade to any edition of Portrait Professional by 31st of January (that's tomorrow), and you will automatically be entered into a $500 Prize Draw! Fore more details about that see here.
Extract taken from the press release :
Anthropics are pleased to announce the release of the latest major upgrade for Portrait Professional, Version 10.
New for Version 10:
• Greatly improved face enhancing function
• New ClearSkin®2 defect elimination and skin regeneration technology
• More and better face shaping and slimming controls
• Improved brushes
• Child Mode
• Enhance Skin Only Mode
• Better presets
• New User Interface
More information can be found here.
To buy directly see here or here
To download a free trial see here (name and email required).
US readers can buy from Amazon (although they're still showing version 9 - it will be free to upgrade to version 10).
Read our review of Portrait Professional (v 8.0) here.