Portland, OR November 04, 2008 onOne Software, Inc., announces the immediate availability of new update for digital imaging software plug-ins PhotoTools Professional Edition v1.0.3. onOne Software's new PhotoTools is a flexible yet powerful new Photoshop plug-in that utilizes the power of Photoshop Actions to provide a wide range of imaging tools including effects, corrections and production automation in a full-featured interface. PhotoTools allows users to preview effects individually or combined/stacked together in a layer-like configuration as well as save their favorite combinations as presets to be used in the future.
PhotoTools Professional Edition faithfully reproduce camera filters like neutral density, color correction and polarization as well as darkroom techniques and alternative processes like solarization, cyanotype and palladium printing as well as many paper toners. PhotoTools even includes cinema looks popula-rized by Hollywood movies.
Users can preview their chosen effect in PhotoTools before applying it, and they can also stack multiple effects on top of each other just like they would camera filters. Users can control the order of each effect and how they blend together for a truly unique look. In addition, these effects stacks can be saved so users can repeat them easily in the future.
Once a user has created their own signature look, they can use PhotoTools' powerful batch processing engine to apply their look to an entire folder of images enabling them to vastly speed up their production with the ability to batch process files with multiple output formats of differing sizes, color spaces, names and even watermarks.
onOne Software's new PhotoTools includes over 250 effects, corrections and styles that were designed in conjunction with Professional Photographer, Photoshop Guru and Instructor Jack Davis.
onOne Software's PhotoTools Professional Edition features an additional 100 effects beyond the base version of PhotoTools. These additional effects were created by Jack Davis and Professional Photographer, Creator of Kubota Photoshop Actions and Digital Photography Bootcamp Instructor Kevin Kubota.
For customers who already own one or more of the existing Kubota Image Tools Action Packs (i.e. Kubota Artistic Tools Volume 1, 2 or 3) onOne Software will be making installers available for access to additional Actions from Kubota Image Tools. These installers (available as a free download exclusively from the Kubota Image Tools Web site in January 2008) will add the appropriate effects from each volume the customer already owns into onOne Software's PhotoTools Professional Edition allowing Kubota Image Tools customers the flexibility of choosing to use the Actions by themselves or by using them in the new PhotoTools Professional Edition. These installers will require a licensed copy of PhotoTools Professional Edition to already be installed on the user's computer.
NEW! Powerful Previews - The key to PhotoTools is its unique ability to provide full-screen previews of an effect on your image before you choose to apply it. But it isn’t just a single effect, you can stack multiple effects on top of each other just like you would camera filters. You can control the order of each effect and how they blend together for a truly unique look. You can even save your effect stacks so you can repeat them easily and even share them with your friends you have PhotoTools.
NEW! Batch Processing - Once you have created your signature look you can use PhotoTools Professional Edition's powerful batch processing engine to apply your look to an entire folder of images. Vastly speed up your production with the ability to batch process files with multiple output formats (such as TIFF and JPEG) of differing sizes (for print or web), color spaces (again for print or web), names and even add watermarks. Now its easy to prepare small jpgs from your raw files for the web or presentations with your custom look added.
NEW! Stack Multiple Effects and Control How They Blend - PhotoTools Professional Edition allows you to combine and "stack" effects very similar to how you would stack layers in Photoshop. This gives you a tremendous amount of creative control and flexibility while you create your own signature look.
You even have control over the strength of each individual effect within a stack so if you don't like the default settings of an effect on your image, you can dial it down to better suit your individual photo.
NOTE: We now have a 1.0.3 update available specifically for CS 4 users for both Mac and Win.
We have identified the reason for some of the behavior reported, specifically on Windows with the Bridge button behavior and the Arrange Documents behavior. On the Mac this addressed a UI issue where the CS 4 UI would not always redraw correctly when applying an effect in PhotoTools.
An important thing to note, for now we have had to remove the onOne menu from CS 4 on Windows. The onOne menu is considered a plug-in and has to load as a persistent automation plug-in. Unfortunately CS 4 no longer allows for this to happen. We are looking into a way to resolve this. For now you will need to access PhotoTools from the File->Automate menu.