Perfect Photo Suite 8 Premium Edition

24″ Photo-Editing and Effects Software

Driving your way through the seemingly endless crowd of plug-ins and photo-editing add-ons can feel like trying to find parking just before a big concert. One company continues to up its game to go well beyond any one-hit wonder. With the release of version 8 of the popular Perfect Photo Suite from onOne Software, you may find yourself absolutely loving their new material just as much as the classics.

Perfect Photo Suite 8 runs well in your favorite Adobe applications for editing, but the stand-alone version also continues to be a great way to run the software. The new image browser is intuitive and even allows the selection of favorites. Once you open your image, you have the option to work from the original or create a duplicate version. You can access each of the eight effect modules easily from your favorite applications and simply select the effect you want for a preview.

There are so many great new features in Perfect Photo Suite 8 it's difficult not to become a groupie. Perfect Eraser is a content-aware correction tool that's nothing shy of star quality. The Retouch Brush offers an opacity adjustment to fine-tune your corrections, and it will make you forget that the host application may have its own similar tool. The new adjustment brush feature provides control over image filters for excellent results. As always, the results tell the story and the output looks fantastic.

There are too many new features to get into here, but you can check out the free trial version that gives you 30 days to rock out with Perfect Photo Suite 8. No matter what style of photos or design you're into, onOne Software is the star of the big show.

Company: onOne Software, Inc.
Price: $179.95
Rating: 4.5
Hot: Content-aware editing; excellent updated features; batch processing
Not: No layer support for TIFF files