Tue, 31 Jul 2012 Perfect Portrait review
There are two aspects to the Perfect Portrait face enhancing plug-in – one is the skin refining section, the other is the manual masking side
- Manufacturer: onOne Software
- Pros: Lots of presets for kids, male, female and even groups, skin smoothing and blemish removal, eyes and lips improvements, skin toning, extra tools for precise control
- Cons: Lots of the presets introduce a red colour cast, the blemish removal isn’t as effective as it could be, no face sculpting features, can affect hair as well as skin
- Price: $99.95
- Star rating:
There are two aspects to Perfect Portrait – one is the skin refining section, the other is the manual masking side. The latter comes with a host of tools to help refine the mask that prevents the other functions from running amok. Unfortunately, this is required because the skin smoothing functions can’t differentiate between hair and skin that are the same colour. Note that the other packages don’t have this problem.
When in the skin adjusting side there’s also manual tools as well, mainly for removing blemishes that the automated functions don’t pick up. It all works, just not as automatically as you’d expect.
There are a bunch of presets which include both male and female, though many of these slap a red tint onto the image. The actual parameters cover skin retouching which includes removing shine and adding texture, skin complexion colour, eye whitening and lip enhancements.