Kodak has released a skin-smoothing plug-in for Adobe Photoshop CS.

Digital Gem Airbrush Professional smoothes skin without blurring or affecting facial features, Kodak claims.

The company says it reduces harsh shadows and highlights, minimizes skin imperfections, but preseres detail in areas of hair, eyelashes, and eyebrows.

It offers advanced control-sliders that allow customization of smoothing effects, three levels of detail, and the ability to correct specific areas of both 16-bit and 8-bit images.

A demo is available from Kodak's Web site. The licence fee is $100.