onOne Software (www.ononesoftware.com/) has announced Perfect Photo Suite 9.5, an updated version of its photo editing and effects app for Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows. The new version features:
° An overhauled Browse module that adds fast previews of RAW files; new rating, ranking and keyword tools; and sophisticated filtering capabilities;
° A new Smart Photo feature, which lets you re-edit your photos with previous settings intact after saving and closing them;
° Improved masking and selection tools that have been improved and integrated throughout the Suites modules;
° A new Quick Mask brush: run it over an area that you want to select (or remove), and a detailed mask is automatically created;
° The ability to reduce noise in your photos while maintaining important details;
° A new Lens Flare filter in Perfect Effects;
° Faster processing; the Suite is now up to 2x faster than Suite 8 in many instances.
Perfect Photo Suite 9 is available in two versions: Premium and Basic. The Premium edition supports Photoshop CC, CC 2014, and CS6; Lightroom 5 and 4; Photoshop Elements 12, 11 and 10; and Apple Aperture 3, and has an introductory price of US$139.95. The Basic edition, which doesn’t have plug-in support, is $79.95. Owners of earlier versions of the Perfect Photo Suite can upgrade to Premium for $99.95.