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PRESS RELEASE: Alien Skin Software Announces Release of Image Doctor 2 Image Retouching Software
Enhanced set of five Photoshop plug-in filters provides one intelligent, easy-to use toolset for photo restoration, compressed JPEG repair, object removal, blemish concealment, and skin softening for under $200
(Raleigh, North Carolina: November 26, 2007) Alien Skin® Software (www.alienskin.com), the award- winning developer of photographic and graphic design plug-ins for Adobe® Photoshop® and other compatible host programs, today announced the release of Image Doctor® 2, the new version of its powerful yet easy-to-use software for photo restoration, retouching, and repair. Image Doctor 2's five plug-in filters offer users a complete toolset for photo restoration, compressed JPEG image repair, smart object removal, blemish concealment, and skin softening in one very affordable package that is also a great gift idea.
The five filters in Image Doctor 2 - Dust and Scratch Remover, JPEG Repair, Blemish Concealer, Skin Softener, and Smart Fill - together provide one of the most comprehensive sets of photo enhancement tools available to consumers and professionals for under $200 USD. Image Doctor 2's plug-in filters can restore rips, scratches, and dust in scans of old photos; repair overly compressed and blocky JPEG images, such as cell phone photos; remove unwanted objects from pictures with a seamless recreation of the nearby background; and retouch and soften skin areas by removing moles, birthmarks, scars, wrinkles, tattoos, pimples, and oily or splotchy skin patches.
Service bureau, printing, advertising and interactive agency, photographic, graphic design, and other professionals are among the targeted users for Image Doctor 2, which saves time and effort in retouching and repairing photos compared to the same tasks done in Photoshop or similar photo editing tools on their own. Novices, hobbyists, and consumers can find the same benefit using Image Doctor 2, and will find it particularly useful as a tool for photo restoration of old photos and repair of images from low-resolution photographic hardware, such as cell phone camera photos.
Image Doctor 2 offers a number of improvements to the original release. Chief among these improvements is Image Doctor 2's rendering speed and quality. Image Doctor 2's range of skin retouching capabilities has also been expanded. The software's Skin Softener and Blemish Concealer filters together offer a wider array of skin beautifying capabilities than available in Image Doctor 1.
The performance upgrades in Image Doctor 2 result from changes to the original rendering algorithms and to the program's multithreading capacity. Other new improvements in Image Doctor 2 include 16-bit support, native support for Macintosh Intel computers, multiprocessor support for all filters, and a variety of user interface changes.
For sales, marketing, and media information, please contact the Alien Skin Software marketing department by phone at (919) 832-4124 ext. 4 or by e-mail at [email protected] Visit Alien Skin Software on the web at www.alienskin.com.
Pricing and Availability
Image Doctor 2 sells for $199 USD with an upgrade price of $99 USD for registered users of Image Doctor 1. Online delivery is available directly on the Alien Skin website at www.alienskin.com. Image Doctor 2 is also available worldwide through stores, catalogs, and resellers. Free upgrades are available to purchasers of Image Doctor 1 who purchased on October 26, 2007 or later.
Image Doctor 2 is a plug-in and will require one of the following: Adobe Photoshop CS2 or later, Adobe Photoshop Elements® 4 or later (Macintosh), Adobe Photoshop Elements® 5 or later (Windows), Adobe Fireworks® CS3, or Corel® Paint Shop Pro® Photo X2. Image Doctor 2 is a Universal Macintosh application. Live Effects in Fireworks CS3 are not supported.
Microsoft® Windows® users must have at least a Pentium® 4 processor or compatible and Windows XP or later. Apple® Macintosh® users must have a PowerPC® G5 or Intel® processor and Mac OS X 10.4 or later. A monitor with 1024x768 resolution or greater is required. Image Doctor 2 is compatible with Mac OS 10.5 (Leopard).
About Alien Skin Software
The developer of award-winning plug-ins since 1994, Alien Skin Software created the first drop shadow filter for Adobe Photoshop. Our reputation for bug-free software and fast, friendly tech support has grown worldwide throughout the years. Alien Skin continues to write and sell digital photo filters and effects that users love. For more information, visit our website at www.alienskin.com.
(First posted on Wednesday, November 28, 2007 at 14:19 EST)