2008 Photokina Tradeshow
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PRESS RELEASE: Retouching Software Cuts Portrait Post-Production Times From Hours To Minutes

London, UK, August 28th, 2008 - Anthropics Technology announces a new batch-processing version of its Portrait Professional software. This innovation brings the successful Portrait Professional software to photographers who would benefit from retouching large volumes of portraits, for significant time saving and happier customers. The software will be demonstrated at PhotoKina and available for sale from October 2008.

Portrait Professional has been a runaway success for the past two years; allowing photographers to easily retouch individual photos in a matter of minutes. Now Portrait Professional Lab makes it possible to automatically retouch the faces from entire photo shoots, without having to perform artistic work on each photograph. A wedding photographer with 300 pictures could do all the work in 10 minutes - needing only to select photographs to process, configure the automatic retouching and approve the results. "This is a major time-saver for photographers, allowing them to be more productive and have happier customers", says Andrew Berend, CEO of Anthropics Technology, "some photographers still enjoy the artistic, manual retouching process, but others deal with a volume of photographs that makes manual retouching impossible."

Portrait Professional Lab builds on the intelligent automatic retouching capability of the current Portrait Professional software. By adding facial feature recognition technology, the process can be automated for whole sets of photographs. The result is software that scans images for faces, maps the features, and applies enhancements to them, without user intervention.

More about the Company and Portrait Professional:

A new version of Portrait Professional, Version 8.1, will also be released at Photokina. Portrait Professional software has been trained using 1000s of portraits to perform skin tone improvement, facial sculpting and lighting correction, remove wrinkles, spots, glare and skin imperfections without removing the underlying texture of skin.

Anthropics Technology has been a key innovator in the industry since launching Portrait Professional in 2006, with a team that has previously won a technical Oscar, among other achievements


Photokina: Hall 4.1 - Stand F31/G30 (for Portrait Professional 8.1 and Portrait Professional Lab demonstrations and interviews)

(First posted on Thursday, August 28, 2008 at 10:55 EDT)

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