updated 05:38 pm EDT, Tue April 22, 2014
Perfect Photo Suite Suite 8.5 editor to be released mid-May
OnOne Software has announced the upcoming release of its latest version of Perfect Photo Suite, adding improvements to photo browsing, file-management options, and more. Perfect Photo Suite 8.5 Photo Editor is a full-featured photo editor that also works as a plug-in with Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, and Apple Aperture. In v8.5.0, the Browse module includes speed and productivity enhancements, such as faster thumbnail and preview viewing, and new file management features for organization. Improved performance with the Perfect Eraser tool simplifies object removal on difficult gradient backgrounds, and enhanced masking support in Perfect Effects and Perfect Layers utilize multiple Masking Bugs on a layer.
Available in mid-May, Perfect Photo Suite 8.5 is a free update for existing owners of v8.0. New users may purchase the Premium Edition for $180, of the Lightroom and Aperture edition for $100. Perfect Photo Suite's Standard Edition is priced at $80.
Briefly 1.5 for Mac adds color sorting, support for several soundtracks and more
Eternal Storm Software's photo and video utility app for Mac, Briefly, has received an update. The software allows users to create panning motion videos from photos and sound files. The app renders its video in up to 1080p resolution, and can calculate video size based upon the small photo added, reducing the need for black borders. In v1.5, Briefly can sort photos by color to create a gradient effect in the video, and multiple soundtracks are now supported to loop. Other new features include the Motion JPEG video codec now being used instead of H.264, the option to disable black borders, and miscellaneous improvements and bug fixes, like support for App Naps and Automatic Termination. Briefly is available for purchase on the App Store for $15, with a free 15-day trial accessible from the Eternal Storms website.