Seven great photo plug-ins all contained in one integrated suite from onOne.
Sometimes it amazes me how long I’ve been doing this job. It also amazes me
how much has changed in the world of photo gear in a relatively short span of
time. I was digging through old reviews recently and discovered that my last full
look at onOne’s suite of software plug-ins dates to the September 2007 issue of
PDN. In those days, the package was called Plug-In Suite 3 and consisted of four
apps: Genuine Fractals 5.0, PhotoFrame Pro 3. 1, Mask Pro 4. 1 and Intellihance Pro
4. 2. The suite retailed for $399 and, in my review, I found the software package
to be a pretty good deal.
The latest generation of that plug-in pack is called Perfect Photo Suite 6 and
now includes seven—count ‘em—seven apps that can be used with Adobe
Lightroom or Photoshop, Apple Aperture or as standalone products. Some of the
plug-ins in the new suite are similar to the ones I looked at back in 2007, but most
are brand new. Here’s the full slate: Perfect Effects 3, Perfect Layers 2, Perfect
Portrait 1, Perfect Mask 5, Perfect Resize 7, FocalPoint 2 and PhotoFrame 4. 6 Pro.
The price? Just $299 for the whole shebang, or $149 if you’re upgrading from
Perfect Portrait 1 (above) is a new addition to the Perfect Photo Suite. It contains many of
the basic tools for retouching portraits including a Retouch Brush for removing blemishes,
and ways to enhance eyes, lips and teeth.