Key features in PhotoDirector 7
The latest version of PhotoDirector has some handy features for speeding up your workflow
01 Edit on import
To save you the hassle of assigning keywords to individual shots, you can add them to a batch as you import them and apply preset effects to process your photos’ colours and tones during the import process. This enables you to spend less time organising and more time shooting.
03 New portrait enhancements
The new Eyebag Remover automatically locates and reduces puffy areas under the eyes with a quick drag on a slider. The Wrinkle Remover lets you paint over unwanted lines and then manually define a patch of clear skin to clone over them for a smoother look.
05 Better background blur
If you’ve yet to master your camera’s aperture setting you can add post-production blur using the new blur filters. This is a great way to hide distracting backgrounds and draw attention to the main subject. You can also add zoom-blur effects to create a more dynamic action shot.
02 Face Swap
This useful and easy-to-use tool enables you to combine different expressions from a batch of family portraits in a few clicks to create a composite shot in which everyone looks their best. The merged faces on our test image were seamless, and we were really impressed with the results!
04 Editing in layers
The new Layers tab enables you to creatively mix multiple photos together. Here we’ve mixed a portrait with a landscape using a Darken blending mode, erased some of the portrait’s edges with a brush and added and positioned text on a separate layer to create a personalised postcard.
06 Content Aware Removal
This tool helps you select distracting objects or people with a quick stroke. It replaces the selected area with adjacent image content to patch over the targeted object. If it’s not 100 per cent successful you can manually remove traces of the unwanted object using the Smart Patch tool.