Cyberlink PhotoDirector 3 Software Review

Article Index

As a father, I have now succumb to the act of recording my daughter. I had purchased a new camera for my wife before CES for this exact reason. Unfortunately, I didn't have the money to drop on a fancy DSLR camera that could take immaculate photos. Instead, I had to buy a point and shoot. The camera I purchased was a Canon PowerShot, so the pictures look pretty good. However, point and shoots can only do so much. Usually, a little software help is needed to finalize a good photo.

There are tons of photo editing programs out in the market. One of the go to products has always been Photoshop for professionals. The problem with that type of software is that it is way to extensive for the novice. It's also way too expensive for any normal user. A full version copy will run you around $700. There is software specific to novices. However, these might be lacking in one area or another, or only offer the bare minimum.

 

Cyberlink PhotoDirector 3 combines professional tools and ease of use for both novice and advanced users. PhotoDirector 3 is a big update from Cyberlink's previous PhotoDirector 2011. The first round of updates is to its importing and management abilities. Cyberlink has added 16-Bit color support, editing abilities to IPTC metadata, and a fully customizable toolbar. The next round of updates was to the manual adjustments to photos. There is now more control with lighting, color, HSL, white balance, sharpness, noise reduction, and lens distortions. One big addition is the perfect portrait and precise editing ability. There are tools like skin smoother, wrinkle remover, tooth brush, and eye blinger that can make dull pictures look professionally done. There are also extract and compose tools for easy object removal and addition.

 

 

Reviews

  • Assassin's Creed Unity Performance and Overview +

    Personally, I love to get engulfed in a great story. It doesn’t matter if it is a great movie, a Read More
  • Thermalright Macho Zero Passive CPU Cooler Review +

    Everyone's hearing is different and, as a result, sensitivity to noise can be vastly different among individuals. Environment can play Read More
  • Luxa2 E-One Headset Stand Review +

    Have you ever misplaced something on your desk? Possibly under a pile of papers, or maybe knocked under your desk Read More
  • Transcend SSD370 256GB SSD Review +

    It seems like no matter what you are purchasing there are always many various levels of quality, prices, and performance. Read More
  • Fractal Design Define R5 Computer Case Review +

    It is not very often that something is designed to accommodate everyone. Businesses have a certain target market in mind Read More
  • HW Labs Black Ice Nemesis 360GTX Radiator Review +

    At the beginning of this year, I made a statement that invoked the wrath of CLC fans everywhere. Mind you, Read More
  • MSI B85M ECO Micro ATX Motherboard Review +

    For a long time, it appeared that we were living in a generation where it was better to have more, Read More
  • Borderlands The Pre-Sequel Performance and PhysX Review +

    Handsome Jack is back for another round in the Borderlands series. We are not talking about Borderlands 3 here, though, Read More
  • Renice S8 64GB Industrial SD Card Review +

    We have all heard of the proverbial “wolf in sheep’s clothing”, and though the origin may well predate computing, it Read More
  • Silicon Power Marvel M70 64GB Flash Drive Review +

    If you are anything like me, I am always carrying tools; a multi-tool or Swiss army knife is with me Read More
  • 1

Login Form