Portrait Professional is airbrushing software that is designed specifically for dealing with portraits of people. The company who designed the product claims it is â€œtrained in human beautyâ€ so it can instantly enhance your portraits.
Features of the program include:
- Removing red eye
- Whitening eyes and teeth
- Adjusting the lighting on the face
- Removing and reducing wrinkles
- Removing pimples and other blemishes
- Reshaping the face
- Thickening and re-coloring hair
- Changing a subjects eye color
Most of these things can be done in Photoshop (including some other features) so why use Portrait Professional?
The real bonus of Portrait Professional is that the software has been specifically designed to recognize the human face, and all of the adjustments are done through sliders rather than through paintbrushes and complex effects in Photoshop. This isnâ€™t software youâ€™re going to be able to use to fix landscape pictures from your family vacation but it can theoretically make grandma look a few years younger in a few seconds rather than a few hours.
The skin control panel for instance has a control for: imperfections, thin wrinkles, fine shadows, remove pores, balance hue, shine, temperature, and tan. In order to adjust those aspects of your photograph you merely move the slider arm one way or the other. This software is designed in such a way that the casual user should be able to touch up their pictures with a few slides rather than hours of detailed work in Photoshop. So theoretically non-computer savvy grandma would be able to enhance her own photo.
The concept is pretty neat. The company is offering a free trial download of Portrait Professional v8.0, their newest version on their website. If you want to purchase the full version youâ€™ll have to shell out $79.99 which may or may not be worth it depending on the amount of portrait type photographs you take on a regular basis.