Digital Light & Color Picture Window 5.0
Features a host of new features
Cambridge, Mass – Digital Light & Color announced availability of the latest major upgrade of Picture Window Pro. The new edition extends the tradition of the highest image quality and full control of all image parameters in an easy to use package and at moderate cost. Now Picture Window 5.0 adds a host of new features to this powerful professional image editing program.
New Editing Features
New transformations in this release include Color Remap for changing selected colors and 2 and 3 Zone transformations which lets you divide images by their tonality ranges and control contrast, saturation and brightness of each range independently and many other changes and improvements. In all, ten transformations have been enhanced including improved HDR, a new Sharpen method.
New Raw Converter
The Raw Converter is completely new in this release. It gives the user full control over color, brightness, exposure. It also includes Sharpening, Highlight Recovery, Noise Reduction and bad pixel. The converter creates sidecar files which preserve the settings used for opening each image.
New Automation Features
New automation and batch processing features have been added. For instance, a Transformation Redo function allows transformation parameters to be changed and reapplied, with the change propagating through subsequent transformations. Also, entire workflows developed for one image can be applied to other images after the fact and can be saved in sidecar files.
Other New Features
Other new features new masking tools, soft print proofing for better color fidelity, a new histogram tool, monitor curves and other features.
But perhaps the best news of all is the price – Picture Window Pro is still priced at only $89.95 – a very moderate price for such a full featured, professional image editing package. However, Picture Window shouldn’t be confused with the many programs made for the point and shoot crowd. It’s nothing like them. Instead, Picture Window is intended for the serious photographer and provides the same precise, in-depth control over virtually every aspect of an image found in much more expensive professional programs. Users are invited to download a free trial version from the company’s web site at www.dl-c.com to experience this power first hand.
Regular version of Picture Window also available
For those who do not need Color Management, 48 bit image support, and raw conversion, Picture Window Pro’s little brother is also still available. Picture Window 5.0 regular edition sells for only $49.95.