Photo Editing Tutorials

Introduction to PhotoDirector 9

By CyberLink Learning Center

When it comes to making unforgettable photos that stand apart from the others, nothing beats PhotoDirector. Brand new PhotoDirector 9 offers a bunch of new opportunities for creativity, including the ability to turn videos into animated GIFs, create Motion Stills, and blend photos together to craft unique effects.

PhotoDirector 9 also introduces a 360° Photo Editor which allows you to edit 360° photos in the easiest way possible. Let’s take a peek at these new features!

Total 360º Photo Editing

PowerDirector 9 supports all major 360° camera brands, and now you can edit your 360° photos effortlessly. Additionally, your 360° photo can be transformed into cool panorama and Little Planet images.

Straighten the Crooked 360º Photos

Capture cropped images from your 360 photos by adjusting the visual perspective to straighten skewed angles.

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Tripod Removal

Don’t be troubled by tripods in your images anymore! The blur and reflection bubble effect helps you to cover tripods in 360 photos.

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Panoramas from 360º Photos

Create sweeping panoramas from 360 images in few steps! With a 360º image and PhotoDirector you're well on your way to creating truly flowing vistas.

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Create Your Own Little Planet

Turn your 360° photos into a world of their own in just a few quick clicks with the new Little Planet feature. It’s easier than you thought to own a planet.

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Video-to-Photo Tools

Now you can take the perfect picture from your videos. With just a click you can capture a razor-sharp still image that you can use to create your own perfect timelapse, group photo, multi-exposure or layered image. In PhotoDirector 9, we’ve added 2 new modes: “Create Animated GIF File” and “Create Motion Stills”, which can transform videos into animated photos.

Create Motion Stills

Motion Stills are an amazingly creative twist on standard photographs. Brush over sections of a video clip to retain movement in that area only. Other parts appear frozen in time!

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Create Your Own Animated GIFs

Animated GIFs are a fun way to turn videos into short, creative images. They're perfect to be shared on web pages and blogs to create more engaging content.

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Perfect Group Shot

Capture a series of photos from your group video, using Face Swap to merge them into a perfect group shot.

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Multi-Exposure

Capture a series of photos from your live action footage, and merge them into a single multi-exposure photo.

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Panorama

Capture a series of photos from your horizontally panned video footage, and merge them into a panorama photo.

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Unchain your Creativity

PhotoDirector 9 also has upgraded the existing adjustment and layer editing tools to provide you with better user experience.

Dehaze/Defringe

Strip away haze, fog and smog with the intuitive Dehaze slider. Use the Defringe tool to get rid of distracting color fringes in your digital photography for a sharper look.

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Overlay

Transforming your photos by choosing from more than 40 overlay templates, including Light Leak, Grunge, Scratch and Lens Flare.

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Express Project

Choose from templates containing layer components and create elaborate and complex images!

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11 New Blending Modes

Create new effects by taking colors of one image and blending it to another image layer, transforming your one-of-a-kind photos.

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