Description: CyberLink Corp. (5203.TW), today launched the latest version of its popular photo editing and design software, PhotoDirector. PhotoDirector 9 introduces a collection of new tools for creating photo art from videos and 360° images, and combines them with powerful correction features designed to ensure that professional results are achievable by even photo editing novices.
An extension to PhotoDirector’s Video-to-Photo capabilities enables users to quickly and simply create attention-grabbing Animated GIF images to share on social media and websites, while new Motion Stills – static images that contain an element of movement – offer creative users the opportunity to express greater depth and impact in their photos.
As 360°-capable cameras begin to proliferate, 360° image support in PhotoDirector 9 enables users to import, correct and edit the immersive new medium. Users are able to create popular “Little Planet” images that depict the contents of a photo as a free-floating orb, rather than a flat rectangle, while also sweeping panoramas to present an entire 360° vista.
“PhotoDirector’s appeal lies in its ability for anyone with a smartphone or camera to make turning ordinary photos into works of art seem effortless,” said Dr. Jau Huang, CEO of CyberLink. “With PhotoDirector 9, we’ve extended the software’s creative reach even further, enabling it to leverage not only conventional images, but also 360° images and video footage in order to craft extraordinary photos.”
Beyond creativity tools, PhotoDirector 9 also adds a powerful duo of image correction features to sharpen and improve clarity in photos. Dehaze eliminates fog, smog and haze from photos to create startlingly clear images, while Defringe removes the purple fringing that appears in images as a result of chromatic aberration.
New Product Features:
- Animated GIFs — Quickly and easily turns videos into short, creative images
- Motion Stills — Create “living” photos that are a mix of static image and video
- 360° Photo Editing — Import, edit, correct and create in this immersive new format
- Image Correction — Instantly strip away fog, smog and haze that degrade image clarity, and remove distracting color fringes
- Photo Blending — Combine multiple photos into a single image with creative photo blending
- Content-Aware Moving — Move an object to a different part of an image by simply brushing over it and repositioning