Power Retouche

Power Retouche 8.0

Photoshop plugins for high quality photo retouching and image editing

Power Retouche is a plug-in for Photoshop, Paint Shop Pro, Elements, Fireworks, Illustrator, Corel Draw and other pieces of software for photo editing that support Phtotoshop plug-ins. This program is particularly designed for photography professionals, those who understand how adjusting color, contrast, tones, exposure and other parameters in their finer details can turn an image from a bland picture into a piece of art.

You may apply 27 filters that are included in the complete package, such as "edgeline," "equalize luminance," "film grain," "exposure," "golden section," "graduated color," and others. Although some visual parameters can be adjusted even with usual photo editors - such as contrast, sharpness, or saturation -, this plug-in offers tools for making these modifications according to a wide host of criteria that you can preset. For example, changing contrast in a photo editor may simply involve changing the gradient along a single axis, but the PR Contrast section includes: general contrast, B/W contrast, color contrast, luminance levels, saturation levels, and others, each with its own set of adjustment options. The Windows plug-in is suitable only for the 32-bit versions of photo editors that support Photoshop plug-ins, whereas the Mac plug-in can work on Intel Mac, as well as 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Elements and Photoshop.

In conclusion, Power Retouche is an efficient tool, which you will find very useful when it comes to retouching your photos.

Margie Smeer
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  • Large set of options for adjusting photo parameters


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