The multinational multimedia software company, CyberLink, launched the latest version of its photo editing software, CyberLink PhotoDirector 10. The new PhotoDirector offers a wide variety of tools to convert normal photos into works of art, for users of all levels, without requiring much knowledge in the area. Follow us to find out about all the new features in this CyberLink PhotoDirector 10 Review.
Professional quality features such as Tethered Shooting and Soft Proofing have been introduced, along with a new AI style engine and additional style packages to revolutionize the creative process.
CyberLink PhotoDirector 10 Review | General Improvements
PhotoDirector 10 has a number of enhancements to offer, including improvements to its layering system, allowing more experienced editors greater creative flexibility, but without losing its simple touch, so the less experienced users will be also capable to use the tool and learn with it.
The introduction of cropping masks, layer grouping and the ability to add new empty layers to projects composes an excellent range of options for users to experiment with their images. A range of stylish new Express Layer templates are also available for users looking for quick and creative solutions.
PhotoDirector is not the only thing offered in the CyberLink Store. It is also possible to download fast layer template packs from the CyberLink Store, in addition to the existing collection that the program brings from the factory. Four Packs will be available at launch, including Lines and Shapes, Galaxy, Teenage and Comic.
Many times new users −or those who are starting in the world of photo editing− feel overwhelmed with the amount of tools available on the same bar. That’s why PhotoDirector offers a navigation system with tools divided into tabs and clearly labeled. On the few occasions when the program uses some kind of icons, these are always explained with practical tips.
There are a variety of options available, but the tabbed design means that there are never too many on the screen at once, thus avoiding confusing novices. It may take a little longer to find a specific function, but it’s always clear where to look.
CyberLink PhotoDirector Review | AI Technology
While regular filters simply superimpose a generic style over an image, CyberLink’s AI Style plugin uses in-depth learning to produce work that demonstrates a much greater understanding of the thought processes behind how human artists create their masterpieces, even brush strokes and color tones.
PhotoDirector 10 also brings new workflow improvements for the most advanced photographers. Tethered Shooting provides a medium for those who need to instantly test and edit their photos. Whether you are recording in a studio or working on a time lapse in the field, if you connect your camera to the PC you can immediately record and preview your shots from PhotoDirector.
If you are looking to print your work, the addition of Soft Proofing allows you to preview the color and tone of the specific printer and make any adjustments before creating the physical print.
PhotoDirector 10 Price
CyberLink PhotoDirector 10 is available in the CyberLink Store, the company’s online store, and at different points of sale around the world, in the different languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Chinese (simplified and traditional), Japanese and Korean, in both Windows and Mac versions.
- New AI style tools are impressive
- Updated layers bring it in line with rival software
- Powerful, but still accessible
- Easy to use from beginners to professionals
- Slow on lower-end PCs
CyberLink PhotoDirector 10 is a program devised for the common user, the one who installs it in his house because he decided to learn how to edit photographs, or an amateur photographer wishing to take the next step in his photography with editing creative options as well.
Updated: 12 April 2019