Thank you So Much for Making PhotoDirector a Better Software

Here, at CyberLink, we want to thank you for all the valuable feedback we are receiving in the past 3 months. The PhotoDirector 3 team are overwhelmed with excitement and already, several improvements and new features are added to the official release based on your suggestions. Thank you for being a part of the development team to make PhotoDirector a better software.

PhotoDirector 3 Beta Grand Prize Winner

Congratulations Jose Antunes ! Winner of the Nikon D3100 DSLR Camera.

Check Out What Beta Testers Said About PhotoDirector

Click on the images below to read testimonials from real users and see how they and see how they enjoyed their experience with PhotoDirector 3.

 

Karl Barndt
In addition to covering more than 95% of Lightroom's feature set, PhotoDirector 3 adds several adjustment and editing features that set it apart from Lightroom and make it even more useful to photographers seeking a single software tool for their photo workflow.

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I consider myself to be an advanced user of photo software and routinely use Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom to process my photos. I participated in the beta test for CyberLink’s PhotoDirector 2011 and was fairly impressed by the software as a lower-cost alternative to Adobe Lightroom. But not impressed enough to use it on a regular basis. Recently, I was invited to beta test PhotoDirector 3, the successor to PhotoDirector 2011, and I'm impressed by the improvements. Instead of trying to be a lower-cost clone of Adobe Lightroom, PhotoDirector 3 positions itself between Lightroom and Photoshop as a photo workflow tool with photo editing capabilities.

 

In addition to covering more than 95% of Lightroom's feature set, PhotoDirector 3 adds several adjustment and editing features that set it apart from Lightroom and make it even more useful to photographers seeking a single software tool for their photo workflow.

 

Three standout features for me are the brush masking tool that allows you to selectively mask a portion of your photo by painting it with a brush, then using the adjustment sliders to modify exposure, brightness, contrast, saturation, clarity, sharpness and white balance only for the masked areas. The other standout features for me are object removal and background removal. You simply can't do either in Lightroom. The "People Beautifier" tools are another recent addition that will likely please many users. The ability to quickly remove skin wrinkles and blemishes easily, enhance eyes, and whiten teeth without leaving PhotoDirector will come in handy when you have a number of photos to process in a single session.

 

Overall, I like the improvements in PhotoDirector 3. Instead of becoming a better Adobe Lightroom clone, PhotoDirector 3 has bridged the gap between photo workflow and photo editing software. I see myself using PhotoDirector far more in the future.

 

   

Chris Satterfield
I have to say I'm quite impressed as to how simple this is when compared to Photoshop... This program is by far the fastest I've seen for saving edited pictures, and loading unedited ones since it takes no time at all to save a 1200x900 JPEG using this program, or about 3 seconds using Photoshop.

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I've been using Photoshop 7 for god knows how long, as it's all I had. I heard about this program going into beta and I figured why not try this out? I run Chromium developer builds, I use Windows 8 Developer Preview, I beta test all sorts of small programs, lets try something new. I have to say I'm quite impressed as to how simple this is when compared to Photoshop. For Photoshop I took classes on to learn, where as with this tool it took 15 minutes of playing around with some pictures of rocks to learn. I've been using this to do edits to my macro work since I love macro photography. The easiest thing to do with this over any other program is to fix lighting.

 

That tooth brush tool is awesome for doing some touch ups where you had a shadow or something in your way that messed up the lighting, this makes it a simple fix (saying the issue isn't like 600 watt light one side, 20 watt on the other mess up). Another feature I love about this is the color adjustments of more than just Red Green and Blue, which I've gotten used to running Photoshop 7.    

 

The saving and loading times are also great compared to Photoshop. This program is by far the fastest I've seen for saving edited pictures, and loading unedited ones since it takes no time at all to save a 1200x900 JPEG using this program, or about 3 seconds using Photoshop. Keep in mind my 2 systems are a 2 GHz Core 2 Duo Mobile with 1.5 GB ram and Windows XP Pro and a 2.66 GHz Core 2 Duo with 3 GB ram and Windows 7 Home Premium so I'm not exactly using new hardware (was great for 2006 probably).

All in all, this is one of the best programs I've used so far for quick adjustments and simplicity. Plus I can achieve more faster with quicker import and saving times, plus it's a lot simpler than learning Photoshop :D.

 

   

Thomas Christner
I think what I like best, and was looking for in an editor, is the Photo Effects. I really like being able to take a color photo, convert it to a black and white picture and then select an object, a person, or whatever in the photo and bring the color back to that object. I think it takes that photo and highlights that special part of it.

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A couple of months ago I was looking for a new video editing tool and came across PowerDirector 10. I couldn't believe how easy it was to learn and produce great videos. So when I went looking for a new photo editing tool I looked at the trial version of PhotoDirector 2011.I liked it, but it still wasn't what I was looking for. Then I saw the Beta version offer and decided I'd see if it was any different. I was pleasantly surprised. It had what I was looking for and more.

 

I'm just learning what it will do and find something new each time I use it. The spot removal is great for cleaning the grandson’s dirty faces or that stain on their shirt. The Watermark Templates are great for multiple photos. I think what I like best, and was looking for in an editor, is the Photo Effects. I really like being able to take a color photo, convert it to a black and white picture and then select an object, a person, or whatever in the photo and bring the color back to that object. I think it takes that photo and highlights that special part of it. Looking forward to seeing what new creations are awaiting.

 

   

Bjørn Rasmussen
The layout is quite user-friendly as well with easy to follow logic. The PhotoDirector3 package made photo-importing easier than I have experienced in the past - good job, I use PhotoDirector 2011 as a tool for my photos as I find the ease of use pleasant, and I can see that PhotoDirector3 will be even more useful.

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I'm an amateur photographer, who has made photos since 1978 where I learn to use a darkroom. 8 years ago my old camera broke down and I bought a digital camera, and there I have to learn to use the digital-darkroom. Oh boy! I started up with Adobe Elements 6, but my primary software today is Lightroom 3, with Topaz plugins, and Elements 8. I also use Gimp, Paint Net, Oloneo, Picturenaut, Hugin, and many other software.

 

I received an opportunity to review PhotoDirector3, after have reviewed PhotoDirector 2011. I like the screen with applications for photographic options which was quite intuitive with clearly identified graphics. The layout is quite user-friendly as well with easy to follow logic. The PhotoDirector3 package made photo-importing easier than I have experienced in the past - good job, I use PhotoDirector 2011 as a tool for my photos as I find the ease of use pleasant, and I can see that PhotoDirector3 will be even more useful.

 

   

William Winkyi
I love editing photos as much as I love taking them. So, it is important to have great editing tools that can do all the jobs brilliantly. Prior to using CyberLink PhotoDirector, I used to juggle around many different photo-editing software to get a single image processed. But with PhotoDirector, you can do everything in one place and thus, makes life a lot easier and productive.

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I love editing photos as much as I love taking them. So, it is important to have great editing tools that can do all the jobs brilliantly. Prior to using CyberLink PhotoDirector, I used to juggle around many different photo-editing software to get a single image processed. But with PhotoDirector, you can do everything in one place and thus, makes life a lot easier and productive. As an added bonus, CyberLink PhotoDirector is very intuitive to use and allows cataloging photos effortlessly. As far as editing goes, it has remarkably powerful tools that will bring out the best in any photo. And it makes it such a joy to edit photos. I highly recommend CyberLink PhotoDirector 3 to any fellow digital photographers and artists.

 

   

Bill Granok
Photo Director 3 has allowed me to achieve an end result reminiscent of an accomplished photographer or photojournalist... I lack the innate skill to take "photographs". All I am capable of is taking a "snapshot" and hoping to find a way to redeem my "snapshot" and to digitally turn it into the photograph I intended in the first place. The results I've gotten on portraits is positively astounding.

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Photo Director 3 has allowed me to achieve an end result reminiscent of an accomplished photographer or photojournalist. Whether I am preparing photographs of my travels for a slideshow presentation to family and friends, or editing a photograph to embed into a professional presentation; the quality of the product far exceeds my own level of skill. I lack the innate skill to take "photographs". All I am capable of is taking a "snapshot" and hoping to find a way to redeem my "snapshot" and to digitally turn it into the photograph I intended in the first place. The results I've gotten on portraits is positively astounding.

 

The people beautifier has allowed me to achieve effects ranging from glam to stark.  While using many of the effects allows me to be creative with landscape photographs beyond anything I had ever imagined.  Projects that I had viewed as too tedious to even consider have now become challenges that I look forward to undertaking.  I now feel free to express my creativity without have to dwell more upon the means of achieving the hoped for results.  Photo Director 3 has immensely broadened my horizons it terms of what I can even consider doing with any of my photographs.  I can hardly wait to begin what I had previously considered a monumentally daunting task.