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Red Giant's PhotoLooks 2.0 (Academic Pricing) will change the way you approach color in photography. It starts out very simple, with new color treatments that instantly set the emotion of your photo. Over 100 beautiful presets are inspired by real commercial projects, from timeless wedding vignettes to popular cinematic looks. Dive deeper by exploring the new PhotoLooks tools and their powerful way of using color, which is based on how light interacts with your camera. This makes every adjustment feel natural, from using Color Scopes for skintone accuracy, Cosmo for skin smoothing, or Colorista 3-Way Wheels for color grading.
Note: Only eligible students and teachers are allowed to purchase this product for academic purposes.
Photo Software that Speaks Photography
Yours is a world of physical things, like aperture and camera lenses, and you deserve photography software that speaks your language. That's where PhotoLooks 2 comes in. We take care of the mechanics of post-processing color - like crushing blacks and adjusting curves - to let you settle into a powerful, professional way of making your amazing photos look even better. That balancing act between the technical and the aesthetic? PhotoLooks helps you win it.
Colors that Look Beautiful and Accurate
PhotoLooks 2 lets you control color in the way you've always wanted, with new tools that make sure important colors are accurate as well as beautiful. Skin Overlay and Memory Colors line up skin colors with proper fleshtones, while Cosmo smoothes and evens your subject's complexion. The Colorista 3-Way Wheels separate colors into Shadows, Highlights and Midtones, giving you a time-tested filmmakers' technique. PhotoLooks make sure the skin color of your bride looks rosy, not blushing.
A Workflow as Stunning as Your Photos
With PhotoLooks 2, you get more ways to make people and places look stunning. The new interface is even simpler and more powerful, with a modernized feel and cleaner tool appearance. Over 100 updated presets are based on real-world lighting and tested in commercial projects, so you can quickly add a stylized look while preserving every essential detail. As your photography changes and grows, we make sure PhotoLooks grows with you.
Polished Up Interface
We kept the powerful PhotoLooks 1 workflow that you love, but redesigned its interface with a more polished, intuitive appearance. PhotoLooks 2 also has a lot of efficiency changes that make life easier, like turning on/off the Tool Chain or hiding the Color Scopes to maximize your workspace.
Finding a Look Couldn't Be Easier
Use the Look Theater to quickly browse 100+ redesigned presets that include new PhotoLooks 2 features. Each preset was inspired by both classical photography and popular films, and tested in real-world projects. Our huge library ranges from practical lighting scenarios to stylized Hollywood treatments.
'Golden Hour' is Anytime You Like
Go beyond presets and create your own sophisticated looks. PhotoLooks has a powerful Tool Chain that uses lighting, color, exposure and lens effects to imitate the real-world path of light through a camera. What does this mean? You are bathing your photos with believable, beautiful light and color.
Get Skintones Smooth and Precise
New tools make your skintones perfect. Skin Overlay is a grid that identifies incorrect skin colors. Memory Colors is a powerful histogram scope that compares skin colors to proper fleshtones. And our Cosmo tool makes your subject's complexion look smooth, even if it didn't start out that way.
Individual Control Over Every Color
With the new Colorista 3-Way Wheels, your colors are separated into Shadows, Highlights and Midtones, so you can adjust every tone and shade individually. It's more powerful than a complicated process like Photoshop's Curves, and gives you color control that doesn't exist anywhere else.
Your Video Just Got More Photographic
Are you a video editor? Now you can work seamlessly between PhotoLooks 2 and its sister video tool, Looks 2. Use PhotoLooks alongside Looks when doing a frame-by-frame composite, working on a JPG sequence, or grading a location still to communicate the look of a film.
Throw a Parade... an RGB Parade
Whether you're working with photos or video stills, the six scopes are incredibly useful. They analyze color to tell you what is true-to-life and what needs to be changed. Joining RGB Parade and Slice Graph are our new friends Hue/Saturation, Hue/Lightness, Memory Colors and Skin Overlay.
Looks that Work Where You Do
PhotoLooks is quite versatile. It plugs into Photoshop, Aperture and Lightroom, giving you the freedom to use all your favorite host apps, and supports the Photoshop CS6 video timeline. There is also a stand-alone PhotoLooks.app which works efficiently outside of the big boys.
Go Large & Fast with GPU or CPU
Speed up your photo enhancement, even on images that are 30K pixels wide. PhotoLooks works with SD, HD, 2K and 4K images on standard hardware, and gets radically faster with the latest NVIDIA GPU cards. Switch to CPU rendering to handle larger files and improve render speed.
The Power of HDR and 32-bit
HDR processing and 32-bit support give you instant visual feedback and more realistic effects, while making sure that extreme color values aren't clipped. PhotoLooks compresses the bright values of HDR images to make them viewable and printable, without losing a speck (oops, pixel) of data.
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Minimum System Requirements (Mac)
Mac OS X 10.5.8, Mac OS X 10.6 - 10.6.8, Mac OS X 10.7.2 and later, Mac OS X 10.8
2 GB of RAM
30 MB of Hard Drive space
Minimum System Requirements (PC)
Windows XP SP1 or later, Windows Vista 32-bit and 64-bit, Windows 7 32-bit and 64-bit, Pentium 4 2.4 GHz or faster (or AMD equivalent)
2 GB of RAM
30 MB of Hard Drive space
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