Full review posted of PhotoGenetics 2.0!|
(Tuesday, March 6, 2001 - 21:02 EST)
We look at QBeo's update to the popular PhotoGenetics program that takes the work out of correcting your images...
It's been more than a year since we first reviewed the PhotoGenetics photo-tweaking application. Even in its first release, we saw tremendous value in this ultra-easy photo adjusting tool for digicam owners. The program's bottom line is that it makes it trivial for any digicam owner to adjust the color and tone of their images, with absolutely no knowledge of color theory or image editing. We thought it literally couldn't be any easier, but version 2.0 has now made it just that. Thanks to some additional "intelligence" in the program and an even more streamlined interface, PhotoGenetics 2.0 is both more capable and easier to use than the original. But all this is really only part of the story for digicam owners: The real power of PhotoGenetics lies in its batch-editing capability. Most digicams fall short of the ideal in very characteristic ways, and are quite consistent from shot to shot. In PhotoGenetics, you can create and save "genotypes", collections of predefined image adjustments that you can then batch-apply with only a few mouse clicks to dozens of images at once. The bottom line is that PhotoGenetics amounts to a $30 "camera upgrade", because it can improve literally every photo you take. Check out the review for all the details, it's a fantastic little product.