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Photo by Jo McClelland
Used Drop Dropper to remove background
Inserted Sky
Used Focus bug

Still in love with Perfect Photo Suite 7

Last week OnOne Software launched their Perfect Photo Suite 7 and VisualPhotoGuide.com had the privilege of reviewing the new software. If we were impressed by Perfect Photo Suite 7 last week, we’re in love with it now. See how Perfect Photo Suite 7 transformed this picture of a cockatoo in a tree.

Redefine reality
When I first discovered editing software as a child photographer, my favourite thing to do was juxtapose elements from one picture into another. I’d spend hours painstakingly cutting out my friends and inserting them into one large group shot. When I was finished, people who didn’t know each other leaned on each other and sat on each other’s shoulders. It was tedious work and although the end result impressed my family and friends, it did not fool them. Perfect Mask achieves this seamlessly.

Photo by Jo McClelland

I can’t get over how easy it was to remove the sky in this photograph, using the Keep and Drop droppers, even with the branches in the way. The branches did keep me from using the quick Remove Background button, but it was still quick and simple. OnOne Software offers a great how to video, and as you can see, the effect can be achieved in less than two minutes. Remember to double click the Magic Brush (that’s the brush with the little snowflake). I missed that step and spent many hours trying to figure out why my sky wouldn’t disappear. Once I went back and watched the video, I kicked myself for missing the step and then it was smooth sailing, and I think the picture is much more interesting with the new sky

Photo by Jo McClelland
Used Drop Dropper to remove background
Inserted Sky
Used Focus bug

Snap into focus
The round focus bug tool was the feature that I was most anxious to use. I found it even easier to utilize than the Keep and Drop features. The hardest part was picking which of my pictures to alter. This was the first cockatoo I saw when I got to Australia but he was well hidden by the tree branches. You can see how the cockatoo stands out after being treated with the focus brush. For a quick run through watch the video provided by OnOne Software.

I finished my cockatoo picture off to turn this less than extraordinary picture into a dynamic image I can share with family and friends who are interested in seeing what it’s like in Australia.

Take advantage of this exclusive special offer
VisualPhotoGuide.com is still happy to offer a discount on Perfect Photo Suite 7 to our readers. Just follow this link and use coupon code vizphotoguide to save up to $45 on your copy of Perfect Photo Suite 7.

It’s more fun if we talk about it. Share your photo editing success stories with us by commenting below.

Photo by Jo McClelland, 
Blast Furnace Park, Lithgow, NSW 
Perfect Layers example

Perfect Photo Suite 7 lives up to its name

I hate learning new software as a rule. I’d rather go in and get my work done then fiddle with a new feature that may only achieve a marginal improvement. However, I was pleasantly surprised with the new Perfect Photo Suite 7. It’s been a long time since a new photo suite has made me want to update my software.

Easy to learn
The new Perfect Photo Suite 7 opens with an easy to follow walk through pointing out the functions in natural short conversational bubbles. This introduction is easy to understand without being over simplified. Simply click through the initial introduction to the features and then you can dive right in, or if you’d like to have a more in-depth introduction, there are video tutorials available online.

Photo by Jo McClelland,
Blast Furnace Park, Lithgow, NSW
original

After effects
The Perfect Photo Suite 7 is like seven programs rolled into one, including new versions of Perfect Portrait, Perfect Effects, Perfect Layers and Perfect Resize as well as a brand new module called Perfect B&W which will enhance your black and white pictures. The first aspect of the program I played with was The Perfect Effects.

The effects were subtle but added a lot to my photos. In this example I layered three effects, Landscape; Magic City, the Bleach Bypass, and Color Correction; Color Enhance.

I loved this feature. There was what felt like endless choices to layer and they were easy to try without having to wait for the program to apply them. Once you’ve picked one effect, just remember to click “add” before you choose another to layer the effects, otherwise your new choice will replace your first layer. If you forget, a click on Undo in Edit will reapply your first  choice.

Photo by Jo McClelland,
Blast Furnace Park, Lithgow, NSW
Perfect Effects example

How to get it
Now that I’ve started, I’m hooked. I can’t wait to try spot focusing with the round focus bug and all the other ways to enhance my pictures. You’ll need Windows 7 or above to run the Perfect Photo Suite 7 on your PC and of course Mac versions are available as well.  There is a free download available but if you decide to purchase it, we’ve arranged for a special 15% discount for VisualPhotoGuide.com readers.  Head over to the Photo Perfect Suite 7 Website and use the following coupon code to save up to $45 dollars.
[coupon code=”perfect” /]  (must click link to receive discount)

We’d love to know what you think – let us know your thoughts on the software by commenting below.

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