onOne Software Introduces Perfect Layers for Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and Apple Aperture

New product provides photographers with streamlined functionality for creating and working with layers, offering new creative possibilities.

Oct 28, 2010, 15:49 ET from onOne Software

PORTLAND, Ore., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- onOne Software, Inc., a leading developer of innovative, timesaving solutions for professional and advanced amateur photographers, today introduced Perfect Layers, a new addition to the Perfect Photo Suite 5.5, also announced today.  Perfect Layers gives photographers the ability to easily create and work with layered files in their workflow application of choice and to bring those files directly into Photoshop.  Perfect Layers supports the creation of layered files that can be opened and edited by Adobe® Photoshop® software and can be used directly from within Adobe Photoshop Lightroom® software, Adobe Bridge and Apple Aperture.

"The ability to use layers in Lightroom is one of the most important developments around Lightroom since it first shipped," said Scott Kelby, Editor-in-Chief of Photoshop User magazine. "This takes Lightroom's workflow efficiency to a whole new level. The impact Perfect Layers is going to have on photographers using Lightroom makes it a game changer! This is going to be the must-have plug-in for Lightroom."

"Through our partnership with the National Association of Photoshop Professionals and from invaluable insight gained from Scott Kelby, we're excited to get Perfect Layers into the hands of digital photographers everywhere," said Craig Keudell, president of onOne Software. "As more and more photographers adopt programs like Lightroom and Aperture, providing the ability to use layered files in their existing workflow confirms our commitment to solving real-world problems for the digital photographer."

Top Features in Perfect Layers:

Create Layered Files: Create, open or merge and work with layered Photoshop files with Perfect Layers.  Using Perfect Layers customers can merge two or more exposures of the same scene into a single image or even create a montage or album page layout.  The files created by Perfect Layers can be opened by Adobe Photoshop and Photoshop Elements for additional editing if desired.

Adjust Layers:  The streamlined interface in Perfect Layers contains all the controls needed to size, align, reorder and rotate layers.  A number of useful blending modes offer the ability to dramatically alter images by changing the brightness, altering the color or even creating special effects.  All the adjustments can be easily modified.

Blend Layers: Control how much of each layer is visible by using the masking tools created originally for PhotoTools 2.6 and FocalPoint 2.  Similar to using a layer mask, the Masking Brush can be used to reveal or hide selected areas of a layer.  Users can quickly create vignettes or graduated filters by using round or square gradients available with the intuitive Masking Bug control. The masking tools are non-destructive and can even be re-edited with Photoshop.


Perfect Layers will be available as a free public preview by the end of 2010 and will be available in early 2011 as a standalone product for $159.95 and as part of the Perfect Photo Suite 5.5. Owners of Plug-In Suite 5 can upgrade to Perfect Photo Suite 5.5, which will include Perfect Layers, at no additional cost. Owners of Plug-In Suite 1, 2, 3 or 4 can upgrade to the Perfect Photo Suite for $199.95. Perfect Photo Suite 5.5 is available to new customers for $499.95; purchased separately the 7 products would normally cost $1,460.  For more information on upgrade options visit http://www.ononesoftware.com/upgrade.  For more information on the Perfect Photo Suite 5.5, visit http://www.ononesoftware.com.

About onOne Software

onOne Software, Inc. a leading developer of innovative software tools for photographers, develops time-saving software solutions for professional and advanced amateur photographers. onOne Software solutions have been created to help photographers spend more of their time behind the camera taking pictures instead of the computer workstation. Such solutions include a wide range of easy-to-use applications and plug-in enhancements for Adobe® Photoshop®, Photoshop Elements, Photoshop Lightroom, Apple Aperture and iPhone applications. Founded in 2005, onOne Software is a privately held company located in Portland, Oregon. For additional information, visit http://www.ononesoftware.com or call 1-888-968-1468.

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