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onOne Software's logo. Click here to visit the onOne Software website! onOne announces free PhotoTools 2 Lite
(Friday, May 29, 2009 - 12:58 EDT)

onOne Software Inc. has announced a new free edition of PhotoTools 2, its photographic effects plug-in for Photoshop.

Almost all program features from the Standard and Professional editions are included in PhotoTools 2 Lite, with the sole differences being the number of effects included, and the removal of compatibility with Lightroom and Aperture. The Lite edition offers a subset of 14 popular effects from the paid editions of Phototools 2, and is compatible with Photoshop CS2, CS3 and CS4. Effects can be previewed with the "Before / After" view, layered together in stacks with control over the strength and opacity of each filter in the stack, and stacks saved as preset for later reuse. Batch processing of images is possible, and both layer and selective masking is possible for greater control. It is even possible to apply the effects to short video clips with Photoshop CS3 / CS4 Extended.

The 14 effects included in PhotoTools 2 Lite are:

  • Black Soft: Soft look, dark areas bleed into neighboring tones; increases color and contrast.
  • Bleach Bypass: Simulates processing of color film without bleaching; increases contrast and lowers saturation.
  • Boost Color: Increases saturation with user control over effect strength.
  • Chrome: Black and White conversion with rich blacks while retaining detail
  • Cross Process: Replicates darkroom cross processing via four user-selectable options.
  • Digital Fill Flash: Increases brightness of dark tones, simulating fill flash.
  • Golden Hour Enhancer: Adds warmth to images.
  • Graduated Blue: Makes skies bluer and less bright, and can be applied over 1/3, 1/2 or 2/3 of the image area.
  • Impression: Creates the look of an underdrawn impressionistic painting, with three options - normal, bright or dark.
  • Kodachrome: Simulates the effect of Kodak's popular film, with strong reds and a vivid, contrasty look.
  • Model Skin: Hides blemishes in skin tones will retaining the skin texture.
  • Super Sharpener: Designed to remove lens blur, sharpens only details and not color artifacts.
  • Turbo Boost: Increases color and mid-tone contrast.
  • Velvia: Simulates Fujifilm's popular film, with strong greens and a punchy, satured look.

Quite a range of useful effects, and you really can't beat the fact that it is free of charge! Examples of the effects can be seen on onOne's website.

The Standard edition includes another 167 effects from onOne and Jack Davis, and the Professional edition adds compatibility with Lightroom and Aperture, plus a further 50 effects from Jack Davis, and 62 effects from Kevin Kubota.

Original Source Press Release:

onOne Software Announces Free Version of PhotoTools 2

PhotoTools 2 Lite, a free, fully-functional version of PhotoTools 2, includes 14 effects to give digital photos the professional look

Portland, OR – May 26, 2009– onOne Software, Inc., a leading developer of time-saving software solutions for professional and advanced amateur photographers, today announced a free, Lite version of PhotoTools 2 Standard Edtion. PhotoTools 2 Standard Edition is a flexible yet powerful plug-in for Adobe® Photoshop® CS2, CS3 and CS4 that utilizes the power of Photoshop Actions to provide a range of imaging tools including effects, corrections and production automation in a full-featured interface.

Based on the exact same feature set as PhotoTools 2 Standard Edition, PhotoTools 2 Lite includes 14 of the most popular effects found in both PhotoTools 2 Standard Edition and PhotoTools 2 Professional Edition.  The 14 effects available in PhotoTools 2 Lite range from reproducing classic photographic effects like Bleach Bypass and Cross Process, to reproducing film stock such as Kodachrome® and Velvia®, to modern effects including automatic skin smoothing.

“We are excited to offer this free version of PhotoTools 2 as a way for new users to experience the product’s elegant workflow and effects,” said Craig Keudell, president of onOne Software. “PhotoTools 2 Lite is a way for onOne to give back to the photographic community and allow everyone to easily add a professional look to their photographs.”

Availability and Pricing
PhotoTools 2 Lite is offered at no cost and is only available as an electronic download direct from onOne Software.  To receive the product, users should visit www.ononesoftware.com/pt2lite and request a free download with a valid email address.  For users who wish to access the full database of effects that come with the Standard or Professional Editions of PhotoTools 2, they will need to purchase a copy of the Standard or Professional Edition. PhotoTools 2 Professional and Standard editions are available for $259.95 and $159.95 respectively and may be ordered immediately from onOne Software at www.ononesoftware.com.

About onOne Software
onOne Software, Inc. is a leading developer of time-saving software solutions for professional and advanced amateur photographers. Our products allow photographers to spend more time behind the camera and less time behind the computer screen. They include a wide range of easy-to-use plug-in enhancements for Adobe® Photoshop®, Photoshop Elements, Photoshop Lightroom®, Apple Aperture and now the iPhone. Founded in 2005, onOne Software, Inc. is a privately held company located in Portland, Oregon.

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