CyberLink PhotoDirector 4 Ultra Software (CD/DVD-ROM)

CyberLink PhotoDirector 4 Ultra Software (CD/DVD-ROM)

CyberLink PhotoDirector 4 Ultra Software (CD/DVD-ROM)

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CyberLink PhotoDirector 4 Ultra Software (CD/DVD-ROM)

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  • Non-Destructive Editing
  • HDR Effect
  • Enhanced Tone Adjustment, White Balance
  • Noise Reduction
  • Chromatic Aberration
  • Advanced Portrait Beautifying Tools
  • Content-Aware Removal of Objects
  • Face Recognition Technology for Tagging
  • Batch Editing, Dual Monitor Support
  • Windows and Mac Compatible
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The PhotoDirector 4 Ultra Software (CD/DVD-ROM) from CyberLink lets you intuitively manage, adjust, edit and showcase your photos. This comprehensive and easy-to-use solution helps you create professional-looking photos. From the moment your pictures are imported, you benefit from features that bring out depth and sharpness in your work. Portraits become flawless and landscapes and scenery are transformed to your preference. Visual noise is reduced for clearer, more detailed images. Editing is non-destructive: you can see simulations before the effects are actually applied to your work.

PhotoDirector offers a complete workflow solution, with fast adjustment tools, advanced editing controls, efficient photo management, an intelligent interface for an efficient and productive process, and ways to showcase your work in print, online, and in slideshows.

New features in PhotoDirector 4 include: Advanced adjustment tools to perfect colors and tones, including HDR Effect and Chromatic Aberration; Body Shaper and Protect Brush tools for portraits; Content-Aware Removal for getting rid of unwanted objects; and Face Recognition Technology for easy photo tagging.

Benefit from batch editing capability, allowing you to apply the same adjustments to groups of photos at the same time. Support for dual monitors lets you see a whole group of photos from your library on one screen while blowing up a specific one to full-screen size on the other.

The software is compatible with Windows 8, 7, Vista and XP SP3 (32-bit), as well as Mac OS X v10.6.8 and later.

Comprehensive Workflow Solution

Quick Adjustment Tools

Non-Destructive Editing

Make adjustments to your photos in a non-destructive environment, where all edits to your photos are applied as simulations on the screen and are only applied for real as you output images to final productions. Experiment worry-free with artistic effects while your original images remain untouched

Professional Touches

New HDR Effect
Transform high contrast scenes into HDR images. Stylize visual effects with Glow and Edge adjustments to produce dramatic masterpieces
Enhanced Tone Adjustment
Enjoy greater flexibility for controlling tone and tinge with speed and precision. Achieve exactly the look and feel you want
Improved White Balance
Regulate temperature and tint to get rid of unwanted color casts, create visuals to evoke a certain mood, or add artistic effects to your pictures
Level and Curve
Apply adjustments to the overall image or specific portions only
HSL / Color
Selectively adjust hue, saturation, and luminance of 8 color-band ranges to get targeted color effects
Histogram
Utilize the histogram to graphically view and identify overexposed or underexposed areas, or to find clipped areas of a photo
Noise Reduction
Minimize visual noise in pictures captured with digital cameras. Especially useful for low-light and high-speed photography
Sharpness
Add sharpness to your photos with smart control functionality built into the edge-masking tools

Comprehensive Lens Correction Tools

New Chromatic Aberration
Easily eliminates color fringing that is usually seen on image periphery or high-contrast edges in pictures
Vignetting
Enables you to control or remove vignetting to add dramatic effect and focus in on your subjects
Keystone Correction
Keystoning causes distorted or warped perspectives in images. PhotoDirector 4 gives you the ability to correct this distortion via adjustment sliders
Fisheye Correction
The software makes it easy to fix fisheye distortion, also known as barrel distortion, which is usually caused by the use of wide-angle lenses. Bowed-out images can be straightened to create normal-looking photos

Fine-Tune Photos with Regional Adjustment Tools

Vast Regional Adjustment Tools
You can now apply all global adjustments to selected parts of your images. PhotoDirector also includes several smart selection tools to pick out the parts you wish to adjust
Adjustment Brush
Using the smart edge-detection, the adjustment brush intelligently chooses the regions of your photo that you want to enhance. Apply the full set of adjustments, including White Balance, Vibrancy, Exposure, Sharpness, HSL and more
Selection Brush
Intelligently highlights the regions of your images you wish to mask and enhance. Choose as many as 5 masks and apply the full set of adjustments, including White Balance, Colors, Sharpness, and more
Gradient Mask
Use this tool to enhance White Balance, HSL, Vibrancy, Sharpness and Noise Reduction of targeted regions. Add up to 5 masks to apply a variety of different adjustments in a picture
Improved Spot Remover
Effectively erase noticeable dust spots, blemishes or discoloration in an image with the heal and clone tools. The resizable selection tool with feathering options helps you blend in edges

Advanced Editing Controls

People Beautifier

New Body Shaper
Contours body figure to give your portraits an even, flawless look
New Protect Brush
Distortion tool includes a protective brush allowing you to reshape just the parts you wish to adjust in your portrait photos
Eye Blinger
Unlike simple red-eye removal, Eye Blinger enhances the whites of the eyes by getting rid of color casts and accentuating the color of the eyes
Wrinkle Removal
To produce smoother, younger-looking skin, utilize the wrinkle removal tool to retouch imperfections and blemishes in particular areas
Skin Smoother and Eraser
Smooth out skin and even out tones to lend your portrait a professional look
Tooth Brush
Simplifies the process of whitening teeth. Choose the Eraser tool and you can fine-tune the regions to which you applied the brush

Powerful Editing Tools

New Content-Aware Removal
Remove unwanted objects from your images and watch as the software fills in the background area. With the Brush Tool, draw an outline around the object, click "Apply," and the object disappears from your photo in moments. The Line Tool lets you remove unwanted lines, such as telephone wires, from your images just as quickly. Simply trace the line and click "Apply"
Smart Patch
Remove unwanted objects or even people from images as if they never existed
Background Removal and Photo Composer
Extracts subjects from an image and transfers them as overlays onto another photo. A useful tool for creating photo collages

Apply Stylistic Effects to Your Photos

Apply Black & White, Blur, Sepia and Tint effects to a picture and utilize the brush to mask any part of the photo you would like to remain untouched

Efficient Photo Management

Many Ways to Organize and Retrieve Photos Easily

New Face Recognition Technology
Organizing photos in your family and friends album is virtually effortless, thanks to this new face tagging feature
Versatile Indexing and Filtering Tools
Benefit from multiple ways to index and filter your images. Organize them with flag, rate, color labels, rotate and more
IPTC Metadata Editing
Add and edit an image's IPTC metadata - including shutter speed, exposure information, capture date, and ISO, in order to provide more accurate descriptions of the image
Create Albums
Once an image is in your library, you have the ability to make unlimited copies of it, creating "virtual" photos. The image won't actually become a file on your hard drive until you export it, in order to help you maximize hard drive space
Package a Project
Photo adjustments and attributes are packaged, allowing you to conveniently resume work with PhotoDirector 4--even on a different computer

Organize Photos While Importing Them

Auto Quality Adjustment During Import
The software performs quality assurance on your photos from the time you import them. It executes auto-denoise and also stores the finest details of your images, so you can make the adjustments easily
Auto Organize and Apply Presets During Import
Exercise control over your importing activities by multitasking while you import pictures into different folders in your libraries. You can automatically set your pre-set edits to apply to individual photos or batches of photos as they are imported
Native RAW Decoder Support from Canon and Nikon
Use built-in support for rendering RAW files from Canon and Nikon cameras to preserve the quality of your photos. PhotoDirector 4 is also compatible with JPEG and TIFF files, in addition to a wide range of RAW file formats from leading digital camera brands. Please note: PhotoDirector delivers native support for RAW files from Canon and Nikon cameras via licensing the SDK for decoding RAW file formats
Professional 16-bit Image Quality Support
Offers professional 16-bit color support for rich color depth, precision color control and accurate image reproduction. Color quality is preserved from the time photos are imported

Variety of Ways to View, Compare and Select Photos

Image Compare and Contrast
Within the Photo Library Module, select different viewing modes for comparing photos. View 2 images side-by-side in Compare Two mode or see three or more photos simultaneously in Lightbox Mode
Multiple Photo Views for Easy Selection
Choose from 4 different modes, including grid, compare and loupe, to compare the original photo with edited images and decide whether the adjustments you applied create the precise effect you were aiming for
Browser and Viewer Modes
Edit your pictures while viewing them in multiple layout options. Show a large portion of the photo and a small filmstrip of thumbnail images simultaneously, in order to conveniently and quickly apply adjustments to multiple images

Productive Working Environment

Batch Editing

You have the ability to not only apply adjustments to individual photos, also apply the same adjustment settings to large batches of pictures at the same time

Customizable Toolbar

The toolbar in the 'Library' tab of PhotoDirector 4 can be customized, giving you the freedom to design the interface to suit your needs and preferences

Dual Monitor Support

Full-screen view conveniently displays one photo in large size on a separate monitor. The mirror view enables you to show the same image from the main monitor. You can also choose Alternative view to see a different view from the one displayed on the main monitor

Convenient Presets

CyberLink's DirectorZone community offers a dynamic platform for you and other PhotoDirector users around the globe to connect with one another. Share your custom editing presets on DirectorZone and download a limitless number of presets from other users

Photo Showcase

Print and Export Top Quality Photos

Print High Quality Photos
Print module is full of printing options and presets to suit the format you prefer. PhotoDirector 4 has controls that make page layout easy, especially for printing multiple photos on one page at once
Export to Different Color Spaces
You have the ability to export to various color spaces-such as sRGB, Adobe RGB and ProPhoto RGB-depending upon your preference or the device to which you're exporting. Customize your exports via output resolution, file size, naming convention, file destination, metadata and more

Comprehensive Frame and Watermark Tools

Add title and alpha blended back-ground band. Font size, type and color are all customizable
Add frames with colors, size, opacity and shadow settings of your choosing
Add copyright, camera model, exposure, aperture, shutter speed and ISO to your picture
Insert images or logo designs of copyright owners. PNG and JPEG images are supported

Display Your Photos and Share Your Passion

Photo Slideshows
Choose from several effects, such as fade, wipe left soft and motion, for transitions between pictures. Add color boards and text to slides and select your favorite tune as music for your slideshow. Choose from H.264 (M2TS and MPEG4) and WMV files, select the proper profile for your video, and upload directly to YouTube
Upload and Share Directly to Social Communities
Share your favorite pictures with friends and family by uploading them directly from PhotoDirector to Facebook, or exporting directly to Flickr

Operating Systems

Compatible with Windows 8, 7, Vista and XP SP3 (32-bit), as well as Mac OS X v10.6.8 and later

Language Support

English, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Dutch, and Spanish
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Specifications
System Requirements PC:
OS: Microsoft Windows 8, 7, Vista or XP SP3 (32-bit)
Processor: Intel Pentium D 3.0 GHz CPU with hyper-threading or equivalent AMD CPU or higher
Graphics Processor: Graphics card with 128 MB VRAM or higher
Memory: 2.0 GB or more required
Hard Disk Space: 1.0 GB
Screen Resolution: 1024 x 768, 16-bit color or higher
Disc drive: CD-ROM or DVD-ROM

Mac:
OS: Mac OS X v10.6.8 or higher
Processor: Multicore Intel processor with 64-bit support
Graphics Processor: 2.0 GB RAM or more
Memory: 2.0 GB or more required
Hard Disk Space: 1.0 GB
Screen Resolution: 1024 x 768
Disc drive: CD-ROM or DVD-ROM
RAW Support Including but not limited to:

Canon: TIF, CR2, CRW formats
Casio: 3FR, FFF formats
Contax: RAW, IA formats
Epson: ERF format
Fujifilm: RAF format
Hasselblad: 3FR, FFF formats
Imacon: FFF format
Kodak: KDC, DCR formats
Leaf: MOS format
Leica: RWL, RAW, DNG formats
Mamiya: MEF format
Minolta/Konica Minolta: MRW, JPG, MDC formats
Nikon: NEF, NRW formats
Olympus: ORF, RAW formats
Panasonic: RAW, RW2 formats
Pentax: PEF, RAW formats
Phase One: TIF format
Ricoh: DNG format
Samsung: SRW, PEF, DNG, RAW formats
Sigma: X3F format
Sony: ARW, SRF, SR2 formats
Adobe DNG: DNG format
Compatible Cameras Including but not limited to:
Canon: EOS D30, D60, 5D, 5D Mark II, 5D Mark III, 1D X (decoded by dcraw), 7D, 10D, 20D, 30D, 40D, 50D, 60D, 300D / Digital Rebel, 350D / Digital Rebel XT, 400D / Digital Rebel XTi, 450D / Digital Rebel XSi, 500D / Digital Rebel T1i, 550D / Digital Rebel T2i, 600D / Digital Rebel T3i, 650D, 1000D / Digital Rebel XS, 1100D / Digital Rebel T3, D2000C, 1D, 1DS, 1D Mark II, 1D Mark II N, 1D Mark III, 1D Mark IV, 1Ds Mark II, 1Ds Mark III; PowerShot 600, A5, A5 Zoom, A50, Pro70, Pro90 IS, Pro1, G1, G2, G3, G5, G6, G9, G10, G11, G12, G1X, S30, S40, S45, S50, S60, S70, S90, S95, S100, SX1 IS, SX 30 IS
Nikon: D1, D1H, D1X, D2H, D2Hs, D2X, D2Xs, D3, D3s, D3X, D4, D40, D40X, D50, D60, D70, D70s, D80, D90, D100, D200, D300, D300s, D700, D3000, D3100,D3200, D5000, D5100, D7000, E5000, E5400, E5700, E8400, E8700, E8800; COOLPIX P6000, P7000, P7100 (decoded by Nikon SDK); Nikon 1 J1, 1 V1
Olympus: C3030Z, C5050Z, C5060WZ, C7070WZ, C70Z,C7000Z, C740UZ, C770UZ, C8080WZ, X200,D560Z,C350Z, E-1, E-3, E-5, E-10, E-20, E-30, E-300, E-330, E-400, E-410, E-420, E-500, E-510, E-520, E-620,E-M5, E-P1, E-P2, E-P3, E-PL1, E-PL1s, E-PL2, E-PL3, E-PM1, SP310, SP320, SP350, SP500UZ, SP510UZ, SP550UZ, SP560UZ, SP570UZ, XZ-1
Panasonic: DMC-FZ8, -FZ18, -FZ28, -FZ30, -FZ35/FZ38, -FZ40, -FZ50, -FZ100, -FX150, -FZ150, -G1, -G2, -G3, -GF1, -GF2, -GF3, -GF5, -GH1, -GH2, -GX1, -L1, -L10, -LC1, -LX1, -LX2, -LX3, -LX5
Pentax: *ist D, *ist DL, *ist DL2, *ist DS, *ist DS2, K10D, K20D, K100D, K100D Super, K200D, K2000/K-m, K-x, K-r, K-5, K-7, Optio S, Optio S4, Optio 33WR, Optio 750Z, 645D
Samsung: EX1, GX-1S, GX10, GX20, NX10, NX11, NX20, NX100, NX200, WB550, WB200
Sony: DSC-F828, -R1, -V3; DSLR A100, A200, A230, A290, A300, A330, A350, A380, A450, A500, A550, A580, A700, A850, A900; NEX-3, -C3, -F3, -5, -5N, -7; SLT-A33, -A35, -A37, -A55V, -A57, -A65V, -A77V; XCD-SX910CR
Casio: QV-2000UX, QV-3000EX, QV-3500EX, QV-4000, QV-5700, QV-R41, QV-R51, QV-R61, EX-S20, EX-S100, EX-Z4, EX-Z8, EX-Z50, EX-Z55, EX-Z60, EX-Z75, EX-Z750, EX-Z850, EX-Z1050, EX-Z1080; Exlim Pro 505, Pro 600, Pro 700
Fujifilm: E550, E900, F700, F710, F800, F810, S2Pro, S3Pro, S5Pro, S20Pro, S100FS, S5000, S5100/S5500, S5200/S5600, S6000fd, S7000, S9000/S9500, S9100/S9600, S200EXR, HS10/HS11, HS20EXR, F550EXR, X10, X100, IS-1
Kodak: DC20, DC25, DC40, DC50, DCS200, DCS315C, DCS330C, DCS420, DCS460, DCS460A, DCS520C, DCS560C, DCS620C, DCS620X, DCS660C, DCS660M, DCS720X, DCS760C, DCS760M, EOSDCS1, EOSDCS3B, NC2000F, ProBack, PB645C, PB645H, PB645M; DCS Pro 14n, Pro 14nx, Pro SLR/c, Pro SLR/n; C330, C603, P850, P880, Z980, Z981, Z990, Z1015, KAI-0340
Konica: KD-400z, KD510z
Leaf: AFi 7, AFi-II 12; Aptus 17, 22, 54S, 65, 75, 75S; Cantare, CatchLight, CMost, DCB2; Valeo 6, 11, 17, 22; Volare
Leica: Digilux 2, 3; D-LUX2, D-LUX3, D-LUX4, D-LUX 5, V-LUX1, V-LUX 2
Minolta: RD175; DiMAGE 5, 7, 7i, 7Hi, A1, A2, A200, G400, G500, G530, G600, Z2; Alpha/Dynax/Maxxum 5D, Alpha/Dynax/Maxxum 7D
Phase One: H 20, H 25, P 20, P 25, P 30, P 45, P 45+
Sigma: SD9, SD10, SD14
Others: AgfaPhoto DC-833m, Apple QuickTake 100, Apple QuickTake 150, Apple QuickTake 200, AVT F-080C, AVT F-145C, AVT F-201C, AVT F-510C, AVT F-810C, Contax N Digital, Creative PC-CAM 600, Epson R-D1, Foculus 531C, Hasselblad CFV, Hasselblad H3D, Hasselblad H4D, Hasselblad V96C, Imacon Ixpress 16-megapixel, Imacon Ixpress 22-megapixel, Imacon Ixpress 39-megapixel, ISG 2020x1520, Logitech Fotoman Pixtura, Mamiya ZD, Micron 2010, Motorola PIXL, Nokia N95, Nokia X2, Pixelink A782, Polaroid x530, Rollei d530flex, RoverShot 3320af, Sarnoff 4096x5440, Sinar 3072x2048, Sinar 4080x4080, Sinar 4080x5440, Sinar STI format, SMaL Ultra-Pocket 3, SMaL Ultra-Pocket 4, SMaL Ultra-Pocket 5, STV680 VGA
Packaging Info
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.5 x 5.4 x 1.5"

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