2012年8月10日星期五

Portrait Professional: Ready to Be Challenged?


Since its release on January 31, 2011, Portrait Professional has remained popular among the public. Excellent airbrushing technology helps to win a great number of customers. With the advertisements published on almost every website, Portrait Professional seems to consolidate its position among the industry of portrait processing.

It can’t be denied that Portrait Professional performs well in this field. However, the threat coming from competitors is hard to be neglected. On July 13, 2012, ArcSoft launched Portrait+, a style-based auto retoucher, aiming at helping professionals to resolve the most time-consuming work during the optimization of photos. Now it is better to make a comparison to figure out whether Portrait+ is qualified to be a rival.

First, both of them have style-based templates for quick enhancement. Portrait+ possesses 20 kinds of styles which focus on not only cleanup but also makeup. Although Portrait Professional owns more templates, it lays emphasis on makeup. But Portrait Professional provides handy fine-tuning tool to customize your ideal style and save it as template. Next time, there is no need to modify options one by one. Furthermore, the retouch effect of Portrait+ is modest while Portrait Professional gorgeous.

Second, both of them apply face detection technology and are able to make adjustment if necessary. For Portrait Professional, it needs to position 5 spots before detection. Conversely, Portrait+ can precisely pinpoint facial feature. Besides, it can detect up to 20 faces in one photo automatically. However, it is hard for Portrait Professional to realize for it has to detect face by manually click.

Third, although this two products aims at different target customer, they pursue convenience and speediness equally. Portrait Professional provides any photography the best quality of portraits with easy operation. Guided by tips, it is not hard to retouch photos. With more practice, you will get familiar and speed up. But compared with Portrait+, Portrait Professional is much slower. The highlight of Portrait+ is the function of batch processing. It can batch-import, process and export hundreds of photos in minutes, which largely improve productivity.