OnOne Software PhotoTune Review
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Running Time: 16 minutes
This is a video review of OnOne Software PhotoTune 3. This is an in depth PhotoTune review of how we used the software to correct 3 images using its basic and advanced functions. This is a stand alone product that can be used for batch function, as well as a plug in for Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom and Aperture.
Is a perfect picture possible? You’ve certainly put in enough hours on Adobe Photoshop trying to achieve one; haven’t we all. Sometimes you feel you’ve achieved something really special. Other times you settle for as good as it gets.
Perhaps, next time around, you can give Photoshop a little help. Thats where photo enhancement software like onOne Phototune comes into play. It helps you put the finishing touches on those photographs that need color correction. If you regularly take wedding photos or just general party pictures, you will love the skin tune feature that comes with onOne Phototune.
“That is fine” you say, “but is it user friendly and do I absolutely need Photoshop to use it?” The answer to the last question is no, you don’t need Photoshop. You can use it as a Photoshop, Lightroom and Aperture plug-in or as standalone software. Now, as to whether or not onOne Phototune is user friendly, I’ll say that when you launch the software in Wizard Mode, you find a simplistic interface with a slider that lets you choose between “less” and “more”. It doesnt get simpler than that.
I know… you’ve heard enough of onOne Phototunes usability; what does it actually do? Let me give you three scenarios:
Scenario 1: A cool, dark photograph can be infused with warmth in onOne Phototune’s Wizard Mode, thanks to its straightforward user controls.
Scenario 2: A bright, blown up picture can be refined by using the onOne Phototune in Pro Mode. The various setting options in Pro Mode allow you to fine tune the details in a simple, direct interface.
Scenario 3: A dark, murky looking picture can be improved by adjusting the “Fill Light”, “Recovery” and “Clarity” settings in the Pro Mode Tone panel.
How do you get these amazing results? Well, after you launch oneOne Phototune you’ll select from “Image with People”, “Image without People”, and “Pro Mode”, depending on your preference. You’ll then get two screen shots of the picture you’re working on, side by side, that will change to reflect your movement of the slider at each color enhancement feature screen. They are:
1. Dynamic range
4. Cast Removal
5. Skin Tune
You select which screen shot you want and move on to the next feature. The last screen is the “Summary” screen where you’ll get a before and after view of the photograph you’ve been working on that lets you to see what you’ve accomplished. If you think you can improve it even more, you can use the back arrow to modify one of the features. You see; it really is simple, and the results are outstanding.
I had mentioned onOne Phototunes skin tune feature. How does it work? You select the skin mid tone in the picture using the eye droplet on the screen and refine the tone from there. The onOne Phototunes Pro Mode goes one step further and lets you identify ethnicity.
OnOne Phototune’s Pro Mode is different from the Wizard Mode in that it works with 4 feature panels: Tone, Color, Skin Tune and Detail. Each panel displays several setting options you define by using the respective slider.
Frankly, I don’t know if a perfect picture is possible, but I do know that with tools like onOne Phototune we might stand a fighting chance to find that Holy Grail of photography. You can go to the store and get 15% your total sale by using the coupon code "TARS15". I do not make any money from the sale of OnOne Software, thanks to Connecticut's version of the Amazon Tax, which is sweeping across America. Fight this stupid law, as it's only going to cost you more in sales tax, and put others out of business.
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