Key fea­tures in Pho­toDirec­tor 7

The lat­est version of Pho­toDirec­tor has some handy fea­tures for speed­ing up your work­flow

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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.

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