I've favorably reviewed Athentech, a plug-in for Adobe Photoshop in the past, so when I got an email announcing that the program had been updated, I was interested to see what had changed.
I was delighted to see the numerous additions to the program. Beyond taking out the grey that seems to be inherent in digital images, the core strength of the plug-in, the company has now added the ability to clean up portraits with a feature called Beautify. They've also refined their noise reduction feature, and improved their auto corrections algorithms.
I'll definitely be digging into the program more, but on first examination, what caught my attention was how much faster the program is over the previous version. Adjustments seem to be almost instantaneous, certainly a welcome improvement when having to adjust lots of images from a shoot.
Here's one quick example of what the program can do on simple landscape images. Besides brightening up the image, the plug-in added saturation to the colors and added contrast that makes the image pop.
Over the next few days, I'll be highlighting some of the other features of Perfectly Clear Plug-Ins 2.0. Stay tuned.