updated 04:40 pm EDT, Thu July 17, 2008
Portrait Professional Mac
Anthropics Technology on Thursday unveiled Portrait Professional 8 for the Mac, offering users intelligent portrait touchup software, which the developer claims will create custom controls specifically for a given image. Portrait Professional offers users over 80 beautifying controls that can soften skin tones, change hair and eye color, reduce pore size, or add an airbrushed effect, as well as many others. Portrait Professional 8 for Mac sells for $80, with a RAW-enabled version available for $120.
Portrait Professinal allows users to change iris color and saturation, eye whiteness, color of the pupil, as well as sharpness and size of each eye. Teeth can be whitened, and lips can be sharpened, darkened, or tinted. Users can also alter hair color, thickness, and smoothing.
"Following the feedback on previous versions of software that we have received from both amateurs and enthusiasts, we are now delighted to offer a Mac compatible version of Portrait Professional," said Anthropics' CEO Andrew Berend. 'Whereas in the past, it would have taken a highly skilled user several hours to produce a quality finished, digitally enhanced image, it is now possible within less than ten minutes. Portrait photographs are by far the most common images produced by amateurs and professionals and we are delighted to be able to offer an enhancement service that can be accessible to all – on both Windows and Mac."