Recently updated to version 9, this smart software does most of the heavy lifting for you. It's "trained," as the developer puts it, to know what human beauty looks like and helps you gently nudge your portraits in the right direction. The new version has improved technology for enhancing skin and a Touch-Up brush for localized refinements.
This software is available in two versions: Portrait Professional and Portrait Professional Studio. The standard edition is a stand-alone application. The Studio version adds full support for many RAW file types, 16-bit color and batch processing, and can be used either as a stand-alone application or as a Photoshop plug-in. List Price: $99 (standard edition); $149 (Studio). Contact: Portrait Professional, www.portraitprofessional.com.