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onOne Software Perfect B&W Premium Edition Software (CD/DVD-ROM)

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Product Highlights
  • Develop Black and White Images with Ease
  • Presets Library
  • Favorites Panel for Fast Access
  • Brushes Tailored to B&W Processing
  • 30 Blending Modes
  • Toner and Filter Presets
  • Add Film Grain
  • Usable as Photoshop, Aperture Plug-in
  • Mac- and Windows-Compatible

This is the CD/DVD-ROM version of Perfect B&W Premium Edition Software from onOne Software. It is part of their Perfect Photo Suite 7 Premium software package and helps you develop quality black and white images with ease and complete creative control. Add dramatic and elegant looks to your photos. Enhance tone and contrast or restore a touch of selective color.

You can reproduce vintage looks quickly with the library of presets available, and keep your preferred looks at-the-ready in the Favorites panel. Adjustment brushes designed specifically for black and white processing are at your disposal, and 30 blending modes enable you to blend your black and white image with your original to achieve unique, impactful looks.

A collection of toner presets help you create moods, add depth and increase contrast, while filter presets give you the effects of photographic lens filters post-capture. Lend your images the look and feel of classic film by adding film grain.

Perfect B&W is an effective standalone application, but can also be seamlessly integrated into your Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, Lightroom, or Apple Aperture workflow. It is compatible with both Mac and Windows operating systems.

Easily develop your own quality black and white images. B&W's effective, intuitive tools give you both instant results and complete creative control. Use Perfect B&W to add dramatic and elegant looks to your photos and create the many moods black and white photography can evoke
Whether you are a hobbyist photographer or a working professional, achieve classic black and white looks instantly with a library of effects. Or, customize your own look with controls that replicate time-honored processing techniques. Enhance tone and contrast by boosting shadow and highlight details or bring back a touch of selective color. Control the exact appearance of your image using adjustment brushes, and achieve precise edge-detected masking with the all-new Perfect Brush
Presets Library
Reproduce vintage style using film grain and darkroom techniques quickly with the library of presets available in Perfect B&W, including presets designed exclusively for Perfect B&W by top industry professionals. Discover the perfect preset for your image with built-in search and instant live previews. Mark your favorites for quick and easy access, and expand your creative toolkit with even more presets available in the onOne Marketplace, a good source for digital accessories to take your images to the next level. Choose from a wide selection of hand-picked, professional design elements created by industry experts to save you time and effort with your digital photography. In addition to presets, browse backgrounds and textures, templates for albums, and more
Keep Your Favorites Handy
Save time and stay focused on your image editing when your favorite effects are always close at hand. Keep the presets you use most often in your Favorites panel, including ones you've personally created
Essential Adjustment Brushes
Precisely dodge and burn, add contrast and detail, and apply selective color with a set of brushes designed specifically for black and white processing. You control where and how much with simple brush strokes. Wacom tablet users can also control brush size and strength using built-in pen pressure and sensitivity support
Perfect Brush
Paint inside the lines with precision using the edge-detecting Perfect Brush Whether you're painting in effects, detail, contrast, highlights or selective color, the Perfect Brush will apply adjustments smoothly to the specific area you're working on while automatically recognizing the edges around it
Blending Modes
Use Blending Modes to blend your black and white image with your original to achieve a unique hand-painted or grungy contrast look. Choose from a selection of 30 modes to change the brightness, contrast, and color of your image and dramatically alter its appearance. Modes include Original, Normal, Lighter Color, Darken, Screen, Linear Light, Luminosity, Multiply, and Overlay
Toner Presets
Imply mood, add depth and create striking contrast within your images using the Toner Presets in Perfect B&W. Select from a collection of toners such as Black Tea Subtle, Cyanotype Subtle, Selenium Strong, Coffee Strong, Copper Medium, Faded Antique, and Sepia Strong, or build your own
Filter Presets
Get the effect of photographic filters after the shot. Use built-in color filter presets to enhance contrast in your image and adjust the relative brightness of the details you care about, whether it's the sky, foliage, or people. A green filter lightens foliage and darkens skin, and is a good general purpose filter. A yellow filter boosts contrast and reduces haze in landscapes. It will increase the difference between clouds and the sky. An orange filter is useful for Fall foliage. It increases the contrast between reds and yellow, and will also darken skies. The red filter is your secret to dark, dramatic skies. It lightens reds and darkens blues. The infrared filter simulates infrared film. It turns skies black and foliage white for a surreal look
Tone Curve
Optimize the balance of tone and contrast in your image. You can adjust your shadows, mid-tones and highlights to create the exact look you want
Film Grain
Add the timeless look and feel of vintage film stock using our library of authentic film grain. Choose from a selection of carefully crafted film types that integrate realistic grain onto your images
Finish Your Image with Borders, Edges and Vignettes
Accentuate your images with flexible vignettes and authentic film and darkroom edge effects of sloppy borders and print edges
Works Where You Do
Perfect B&W integrates seamlessly into your workflow, no matter what tools and software you use. It works as a plug-in to Photoshop and Photoshop Elements or with Lightroom or Aperture. You can also use Perfect B&W as a standalone application
System Requirements Minimum:

Mac

OS: Current 64-bit maintenance release of Mac OS X 10.6, 10.7 or 10.8
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo, Xeon or better processor(s)
Memory: 4.0 GB RAM
Hard drive: 1.5 GB for installation
Display: OpenGL 2.0 compatible video card with 256 MB dedicated video RAM, 1280x720 resolution
Optional Application Integration: Photoshop CS4, CS5 or CS6, Photoshop Elements 9, 10 or 11, Photoshop Lightroom 2, 3 or 4, Apple Aperture 2.1 or 3
Other: Internet connection for activation, auto update checking, online help, content downloads and tutorials
CD/DVD-ROM drive
Supported Languages: English

PC

OS: Current 32- or 64-bit maintenance release of Windows Vista, 7 or 8
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo, Xeon or better processor(s)
Memory: 4.0 GB RAM
Hard drive: 1.5 GB for installation
Display: OpenGL 2.0 compatible video card with 256 MB dedicated video RAM, 1280x720 resolution
Optional Application Integration: Photoshop CS4, CS5 or CS6, Photoshop Elements 9, 10 or 11, Photoshop Lightroom 2, 3 or 4, Apple Aperture 2.1 or 3
Other: Internet connection for activation, auto update checking, online help, content downloads and tutorials
CD/DVD-ROM drive
Supported Languages: English

Recommended:

Mac

OS: Current 64-bit maintenance release of Mac OS X 10.7 or 10.8
Processor: Quad-core Intel Core i5, Xeon or better processor
Memory: 8.0 GB RAM or higher
Hard drive: 1.5 GB for installation; fast 7200 rpm HDD or an SSD
Display: OpenGL 4.0 compatible video card with 1.0 GB dedicated video RAM, 1920x1080 resolution
Optional Application Integration: Photoshop CS5 or CS6, Photoshop Elements 10 or 11, Photoshop Lightroom 4, Apple Aperture 3
Other: High-speed Internet connection for activation, auto update checking, online help, content downloads and tutorials; Wacom tablet for pressure sensitive input; and hardware display calibration tool
CD/DVD-ROM drive
Supported Languages: English

PC

OS: Current 64-bit maintenance release of Windows Vista, 7 or 8
Processor: Quad-core Intel Core i5, Xeon or better processor
Memory: 8.0 GB RAM or higher
Hard drive: 1.5 GB for installation; fast 7200 rpm HDD or an SSD
Display: OpenGL 4.0 compatible video card with 1.0 GB dedicated video RAM, 1920x1080 resolution
Optional Application Integration: Photoshop CS5 or CS6, Photoshop Elements 10 or 11, Photoshop Lightroom 4, Apple Aperture 3
Other: High-speed internet connection for activation, auto update checking, online help, content downloads and tutorials; Wacom tablet for pressure sensitive input; and hardware display calibration tool
CD/DVD-ROM drive
Supported Languages: English

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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onOne SoftwarePerfect B&W Premium Edition Software (CD/DVD-ROM)
 
4.0

(based on 6 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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  • 3 Stars

     

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67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (4)
  • Great value (4)
  • Easy to navigate (3)
  • Fast (3)
  • Good power output (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home use (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Quality oriented (5)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (6)
      • Computer Platform:
      • Mac (3), PC (3)

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    1.0

    Worthless if your system runs a Intel

    By LJNDSL

    from New Jersey

    About Me Value Oriented

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Install

    Cons

    • Compatibility Issues
    • Difficult To Navigate

    Best Uses

      Comments about onOne Software Perfect B&W Premium Edition Software (CD/DVD-ROM):

      have a new computer with win 8.1 and downloaded the program. Every time I tried to use a preset B&W setting I would get a critical error message and the program would shut down! I contacted onOne CS and after numerous emails I was told the program does NOT support any intel video card!
      They offered no patch , no refund, no help!Instead they sent me an email for a discount off the full package... what is this company thinking! Too bad Silver Efex is no longer available since google purchased the company.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Computer Platform:
      • PC

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      5.0

      Excellent digital photo post processing

      By Bigmufa

      from New York

      About Me Quality Oriented

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Install
      • Easy To Navigate
      • Fast
      • Great Value
      • Powerful

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Use

        Comments about onOne Software Perfect B&W Premium Edition Software (CD/DVD-ROM):

        Great for digital photo processing whether in black and white or color or blending the two! Can function as a stand among product - which is how I use it- or with Lightroom or Aperture. Many presets can be used or totally process on your own with easy to understand and use controls of all aspects of digital photo post processing.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Computer Platform:
        • Mac

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        5.0

        Ansel is my new name.

        By Michael

        from Waco, Texas

        About Me Quality Oriented

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fast
        • Great Value
        • Powerful

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Business
          • Educational Purposes
          • Home Use
          • Multimedia

          Comments about onOne Software Perfect B&W Premium Edition Software (CD/DVD-ROM):

          Manipulation of the grey scale and the balancing act has never been easier.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Computer Platform:
          • PC

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          5.0

          I Love This Program

          By ToadGrinner

          from San Antonio, TX

          About Me Quality Oriented

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Install
          • Easy To Navigate
          • Fast
          • Great Value
          • Powerful

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Business
            • Home Use

            Comments about onOne Software Perfect B&W Premium Edition Software (CD/DVD-ROM):

            I am so glad I decided to buy this product. A friend who had recently purchased it, told me about it, and when I got home I ordered it online. Received item before due date, quickly installed it and before long was able to navigate and make my photos just the way I wanted them in very few steps. I highly reccomend this to anyone who is looking for a reasonably priced black and white software program.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Computer Platform:
            • PC

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            5.0

            Excellent Addition to Photoshop

            By jmctn

            from Olive Branch, MS

            About Me Quality Oriented

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Install
            • Easy To Navigate
            • Great Value

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Artistic Bw Editing

              Comments about onOne Software Perfect B&W Premium Edition Software (CD/DVD-ROM):

              Very useful B&W editing tool

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Computer Platform:
              • Mac

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              3.0

              Software instructions unclear.

              By Tony

              from Sylvania, Ohio

              About Me Quality Oriented

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Difficult To Navigate

                Best Uses

                • Home Use

                Comments about onOne Software Perfect B&W Premium Edition Software (CD/DVD-ROM):

                Used to enhance personal photos.
                Just began use hard to navigate program because instructions not clear.
                Instructions for use not clear.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Computer Platform:
                • Mac

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