onOne Software (http://www.ononesoftware.com), a developer of
software solutions for professional and advanced amateur
photographers, has announced a free, lite version of PhotoTools 2
Standard Edtion. PhotoTools 2 Standard Edition is a 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, says Craig Keudell, president of onOne Software. 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.

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 http://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’ll need to
purchase a copy of the Standard or Professional Edition. PhotoTools 2
Professional and Standard editions are available for US$259.95 and
$159.95, respectively.