Sep. 13, 2016
CyberLink PhotoDirector 8 Captures Perfect High Resolution Stills from Ultra HD 4K Video

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Precision tools capture razor-sharp still images from video to use in panoramic
vistas, multi-exposure shots, and perfect group photos

Taipei, TaiwanSeptember 13th, 2016 CyberLink Corp. (5203.TW),today launched the latest version of its award-winning photo editing and design software, PhotoDirector. Popular with photographers for its complete collection of photo management, editing and production features, PhotoDirector 8 brings several new features and unique technology to photography for creating stand-out images using hi-res video footage.

Video-to-Photo technology enables users to pull specific frames from hi-resolution video using a hyper-precise capturing engine. Stills can then be adjusted and edited as a standard image, or incorporated into panoramic photos, multi-exposure images or group shots, using intuitive tools designed to make photo editing easy even for beginners.

“Capturing motion in images is a high-level photographic technique that takes practice and experience manipulating both shutter speed and exposure settings,” said Dr. Jau Huang, CEO of CyberLink. “With PhotoDirector 8 we've started with the result and worked backwards, resulting in a completely novel method for photographers to create striking photos alive with movement, without demanding advanced know-how.”

PhotoDirector's emphasis on usability is also reflected in the new Express Layer Templates. The templates contain all necessary layer components to easily compose otherwise complex images. It offers a quick way for users to construct stunning photos and includes a highly effective training tool that shows how layers can be combined to produce dynamic graphic effects.

PhotoDirector 8 also introduces a collection of new motion blur effects that offer users a simple way to convey movement in still images. Professional-looking results are achieved in a fraction of the time it would take with other popular tools. The new effects are ideal for application to action sport photos, people in motion or wildlife, where a single frame can often appear overly static and devoid of life.

New Product Features

PhotoDirector 8 —Photo Editing & Design

  • Capture Stills from Video — Video-to-Photo uses precise capture technology to isolate and grab frames from hi-resolution video.

  • Video-to-Photo Panorama — Selects multiple stills from video to stitch together to create a seamless panoramic image.

  • Video-to-Photo Multi-Exposure — Captures a sequence of stills from video and merges them to form a single image showcasing the movement of the subject.

  • Video-to-Photo Face Swap — Instantly creates a single, perfect photo from videos of groups, allowing users to select the best face example for each group member.

  • One-Click Toning — A major feature revamp improves the automatic redistribution and balancing of the tonal values of an image.

  • Motion Blur — Enables users to apply realistic focal and motion blurs, adjusting the strength, direction and position of the effect.

  • Color Splash — Draws the viewer’s eye by turning photos black and white while retaining selected objects in color.

  • Express Layer Templates — Built-in and downloadable templates contain all the layer components that make up complex images, providing users with an easy way to put together images while learning photographic compositing techniques.

Versions and Pricing
PhotoDirector 8

  • PhotoDirector 8 Suite ($149.99): Includes ColorDirector 5, 50GB of space on CyberLink Cloud for 1 year.

  • PhotoDirector 8 Ultra ($99.99) : Includes both Mac & Windows version, 25GB of space on CyberLink Cloud for 1 year.

  • PhotoDirector 8 Deluxe ($59.99): Windows version only.

ColorDirector 5
  • ColorDirector 5 ($129.99)

Product Availability
The above products are available online at the CyberLink Store and in selected retail outlets worldwide in the following languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Japanese and Korean.

About CyberLink
CyberLink (5203.TW) is a world leader in multimedia software design. Since 1996, CyberLink has transformed how people enjoy and create media on PCs, mobile devices and in the Cloud. The company’s award-winning products are sold to all major PC manufacturers as well as millions of customers worldwide. Headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, CyberLink also runs regional operations through offices in the US, Japan, Europe and Asia-Pacific territories. Further information about CyberLink can be found at


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