PhotoDirector 9 Review

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  1. tarekma7

    tarekma7 MDL Member

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    There's a reason why PhotoDirector was voted the best photo editor of the year...CREATIVITY.
    When it comes to making unforgettable photos that stand apart from the others, nothing beats PhotoDirector. Discover how millions of PhotoDirector fans are turning the ordinary into extraordinary! The program features a wide range of easy-to-use tools built for creating stunning family photos, travel and landscape shots and perfect portraits.

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    The new version 9 is released on september 20, 2017 with many new features and improvements

    Homepage:

    http://bit.ly/mydigitallife_Ph D9

    You can download the free trial from the official website or from the direct link here: http://update.cyberlink.com/Retail/...07-020/CyberLink_PhotoDirector_Downloader.exe
    You will enjoy 30 days of free trial with some limitations including the premium features

    After the trial is over you will need to purchase a license which is available on the website. The link to the retail version will be emailed to you after purchase. The retail version is different from the free trial version.

    Installation is very simple and doesn't need any skills. After complete installation, activate the program using your license key while connected online. You can register the program online and participate in program improvement option

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    The program support many languages including English, Chinese (Traditional), Japanese, Spanish, Korean, Chinese (Simplified), German, French, Italian, Dutch

    DirectorZone: you can download many presets and enjoy tutorials and many more using this website. You will add the login details in the program options

    Cyberlink cloud: After you complete your purchase you can use the license key to activate the cloud which will be available for one year. You can store all your images in a safe way

    Versions and purchase:

    You have many versions to select from according to your preference

    The differences between the versions can be revised here:

    https://www.cyberlink.com/products/photodirector-ultra/compare-versions_en_US.html




    User Interface:

    The user interface is well arranged and easy to use. No experience is needed. The user interface includes 4 parts and upper menu. The parts include photoDirector modules, adjustment panel, photo browser panel and photo viewer window.

    Supported Formats:

    Photo (Import): JPG, TIFF, RAW*, PNG, PHI, BMP

    Photo (Export):JPG,TIFF, PNG, PHI, GIF

    Video (Import): MP4, WMV

    Slideshow : MPEG-4, WMV

    Minimum System Requirements:

    Operating System: Windows 10/8.1/8/7 - Mac OS X v10.9 or later
    Screen Resolution: 1024 x 768, 16-bit color
    Memory: 2GB required, 3GB for 32 bit OS, 6GB for 64 bit OS
    Hard Disk Space: 1 GB required
    Graphics Support: 128 MB-VRAM
    Processor: Intel Core i-Series or AMD Phenom II
    Internet Connection: Required for initial software activation, video codec activation and social media services

    Key Features:

    Perfect Group Photos, Everytime: Use PhotoDirector’s Video-to-Photo Face Swap to instantly create perfect group photos from video footage. Ensure everyone is smiling, and all eyes are open!

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    Total 360º Photo Editing: PhotoDirector makes it easy to create spectacular images with photos taken using 360º cameras. It's a whole new perspective

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    Stunning Photos from Video: With PhotoDirector you can take the perfect picture from your videos. With just a click you can capture a razor-sharp still image that you can use to create your own perfect timelapse, group photo, multi-exposure or layered image.

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    Intelligent Content-Aware Editing: Remove objects or people from photos simply by brushing over them or move objects from one part of a shot to another. PhotoDirector instantly fills spaces using an intelligent algorithm that blends perfectly with the surrounding background.

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    Layer Editing Made Easy: Express Layer Templates contain all the layer components that make up complex images. With more blending modes, they're an easy way to put together stunning images.

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    Creative Overlay Templates: Combine semi-transparent images with your photos to create unique shots instantly.

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    Sharper Images, Better Clarity: Dehaze your images and remove haze, fog and smog to reveal crisp landscape views. Defringe your images to get rid of distracting color fringes, for a sharper look.

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    RAW Format Support: PhotoDirector not only supports JPEG and TIF files, but also a broad range of popular and proprietary RAW file formats from the world’s leading digital camera manufacturers.

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    Simplified layer editing : Working with layers doesn't have to be confusing. The design flow in PhotoDirector demystifies the process of creating stunning images using multiple images, text and mask layers.

    Stunning photos from video: Capture razor-sharp still images from your videos and use them to create panoramic vistas, perfect group photos or impressive multi-exposure images.

    Perfect portraits: Easy-to-use retouching tools make pro-like enhancements of portraits, selfies, and group shots achievable for even complete beginners.

    Filters, effects & blurs: Get that unique look and feel you're after with PhotoDirector's unmatched library of photo adjustments.

    Photography essentials: For the advanced photographers PhotoDirector offers extensive support for a vast selection of commercial camera lenses, bodies and RAW formats that streamlines the editing process.

    Create Your Own GIFs: Animated GIFs are a fun way to turn videos into short, creative images. They're perfect for sharing short clips on social media like Facebook, or can also be used on web pages and blogs to create more engaging content.

    Easier Photo Management: Instantly identify people in photos, then sort and store them for easy browsing later.

    Intelligently Fix Photos Fast: Automatically redistribute the tonal values in an image and get rid of unwanted color casts.

    Panoramas from 360º Shots: Creating panorama images has never been easier. With a 360º image and PhotoDirector you're well on your way to creating truly panoramic shots.

    One-click Presets: Create impressive photos with creative presets featuring HDR, black & white, and split tone ranges as well as presets designed for portraits & landscapes.

    Photos with Motion: Motion Stills are an amazingly creative twist on standard photographs. Brush over sections of a video clip to retain movement in that area only. Other parts appear frozen in time!

    Unique portrait tools that help bring out your subject's unique characteristics, turning average photos into exceptional ones.

    New Features and improvements:

    360º Photo Editor
    More Photo Adjustment Tools
    Many new creative tools
    More advanced layer tools
    More PhotoDirector improvements

    Program use:

    The first step is to import your photos into the program. CyberLink PhotoDirector supports a variety of different photo file types, including most RAW file formats. You can import photos from your hard drive, digital camera, and removable devices, such as memory cards. You can select import options (for example; photos, folder, from Camera, From Cloud). You can enable subfolders selection and exclude possible duplicates. Advanced Import Options are also available.

    PhotoDirector modules:

    CyberLink PhotoDirector includes six modules: Library, Adjustment, Edit, Layers, Create, and Print.

    Library:

    The photo library includes all imported and stored photos. Once in the library you can organize them in a smart collection, folder, album, and by keyword tags.

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    Adjustment:

    This module lets you make adjustments to the photos in your library. You can apply presets, crop and rotate photos, apply gradients, remove spots, red-eye, and many other corrections.

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    Edit:

    You can use this tool to apply effects, remove objects and backgrounds. You can also create panoramas and multi exposure photos, apply watermarks and much more.

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    Layers:

    This feature helps you to perform advanced photo composing and easily create stunning images using multiple text, images, and mask layers.

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    Create:

    This module is of great help to many users. It allows you to to create slideshows using your photos. You can add background music. In addition, you can create many amazing animated GIFs, and Motion Stills.

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    Print:

    You will need this option after you have finished adjusting and editing your images. You can print off your photos one at time or multiple photos on a single sheet.

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    PhotoDirector preferences:

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    These are the settings of the program. You can use it to set the language, project backup frequency, file handling, and more. It includes many options that are categorized under headings general, project, DirectorZone, file handling, improvement program, cyberLink cloud, hardware acceleration.

    Conclusion:

    PhotoDirector 9 is a unique professional photo editor that provides a streamlined photography workflow. It offers efficient photo management, complete adjustment and creative editing tools. You can store your photos in the associated cyberlink cloud
     
  2. dinosaur07

    dinosaur07 MDL Member

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    Thanks a lot for the very good review, Tarek. :rolleyes:
     
  3. qaj1shi

    qaj1shi MDL Senior Member

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    one of the best programs out there for editing photos!

    Thank you for the detailed review! :worthy:
     
  4. browneylad

    browneylad MDL Member

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    Wow this is a very professional review. Thank you sir. :worthy::clap3: