ArcSoft® PhotoStudio® Darkroom 1.7 is an exciting, new software application that focuses on non-destructive imaging processing for RAW, JPEG and TIFF image files.
Built-In Photo Browser
A new photo browser gives users lightning fast performance, multiple thumbnail views and enables users to easily view and select images for processing (RAW, JPEG, TIFF).
Import Photos from Camera or Removable Drive
The program recognizes the connected camera or removable drive in real time, enabling you to quickly import all your photos
Non-destructive Image Editing
All image adjustments are saved as a set of associated enhancement parameters (exposure, crop, white balance, color space, curves, levels, etc.), and never actually applied to the original image itself. This way, you can restore photos to their original ‘as shot' state at any time and export multiple versions of one photo using a variety of settings.
JPEG & TIFF Image Support
The non-destructive RAW processing controls work for JPEG and TIFF images too – the original image files are not touched.
Broad RAW format support
The program fully supports RAW file formats by Canon, Nikon, Panasonic, Adobe (DNG), Sony, Kodak, Olympus , Sigma, Mamiya and Epson.
Before and After View Mode
To see how much your original image is being changed, the Before-After view mode shows the original version of the active image right next to the version you're currently working on.
Side-by-Side View Mode
The Side-by-Side view mode displays two files on the screen at once – allowing you to carefully analyze each shot and find the best in the group.
The Exposure panel provides a variety of options for finding the correct image exposure value including an auto-exposure button, a manual-adjust slider with a range of -4.00 to +4.00 and an exposure-select tool. Brightness & Contrast and Hue & Saturation sliders are provided as well.
The White Balance tool gives you a complete set of pre-defined options (daylight, tungsten, fluorescent, shade, etc.) and a custom tool that enables you to set the white balance yourself by defining ‘white' within the photo with a single click. Temperature and Tint sliders enable you to refine your color adjustments even further.
To compensate for common hardware limitations, the lens correction tools fix issues such as purple fringe, vignetting, barrel distortion, pincushion distortion and perspective distortion.
Curves and Levels
The Curves and Levels feature provides manual adjustment controls and pre-defined options (linear, medium contrast, strong contrast). Adjustments can be applied to the full image or the individual R, G, B channels.
Crop and Straighten
Both of these controls offer real-time previews for the effect. You can crop an image to one of many pre-defined aspect ratios or use a custom shape. Using the Straighten slider instantly activates a grid overlay that helps you determine the best rotation setting for the image.
De-noise and Sharpen
User-friendly slider controls remove chromatic and luminance noise and enable you to raise the level of sharpness.
Automatic Redeye Removal
Like magic, the automatic redeye removal feature finds and fixes all instances of redeye in the photo allow with a single click.
One-click Spot & Patch Removal
The Spot & Patch removal tool removes specs of dust and other unwanted lens or sensor imperfections with one click. It also works great on scars and other skin blemishes