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  1. #1
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    Oct 2006
    London, England

    Intelligent retouching software

    Hi all,

    I work for a London-based firm that has just created intelligent retouching software. This is the first product of its kind in the world and we’re offering free trial downloads because we’d like professionals and keen amateur photographers to test it and give us feedback.

    free download at

    Press release text follows this note as further info for those interested. We’d be thrilled if you could try out our software and let us know what you think, as constructive suggestions from the photography and retouching comunity are critical to our development cycle.

    Best regards,

    Simon Beech
    Head of sales
    Anthropics Technology Ltd
    +44 (0) 7852 993466

    Anthropics Technology announces new milestone in image processing techniques

    16 October 2006

    Ground-breaking image processing firm Anthropics Technology, based at London’s Ealing Studios, has today announced a new commercial version of image enhancing software for digital pictures.

    Anthropics has developed unique image processing capability which enables unskilled users to achieve pro quality touchup in just 2-3 minutes that would otherwise only be possible in 1-2 hours for a skilled artist using Photoshop. This is now offered as a flexible and cost-effective package called “Portrait Professional™” to the world’s booming digital photography market.

    For those in the photographic industry this is a complementary tool that can reduce retouching time by upwards of 80% per image, and for the keen amateur this is a package that can create results previously unattainable without becoming a highly adept Photoshop user.

    The software is available to download at Anthropics’ sister website following the completion of recent beta trials, and is priced at £39.99. Users can take advantage of a free trial to road-test the software before deciding whether to purchase. Unique features available include automated correction of lighting, blemishes and the signs of aging, and special “sculpting” options to subtly enhance facial shape and features.

    The technology behind this new product is a unique image processing system that has been “trained” in the psychological and physiognomical characteristics of male and female beauty, such that it can rapidly transform unflattering or poorly shot pictures into highly attractive, “caught on your best day” results in just a couple of minutes. This is the single most advanced product in its field, and the only commercial software in the world with this level of human image intelligence.

    Anthropics’ CEO Andrew Berend said: “The number of portrait shots taken daily by keen photo enthusiasts and the professional market is virtually incalculable. The majority of these require some editing to reduce the glare and shine caused by sub-optimal lighting conditions, or to perform a degree of skilled retouching to even out skin tone and give a youthful, healthy look. Subtle structural enhancements which have been performed for years by pro retouchers have until now been all but inaccessible to the enthusiast. We have changed all of this and set a new benchmark for workflow reduction and ease of enhancement.”

    Once again the breadth of market benefit provided by Anthropics’ unique image-enhancement technology is impressive – from enthusiastic amateurs who’d like to achieve professional results, wedding photographers looking to make the bride appear just that little bit more glamorous and youthful, through to high fashion’s cover-girl airbrush gurus, this tool is set to become the de facto fast-editing suite for amateur and pro alike.

    Software available now for download (free trial use) at

  2. #2
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    Sep 2006
    wa state

    Re: Intelligent retouching software

    I gave it a try. I'm not very experienced with retouching photos but was able to 'help' one shot I have.
    I did have trouble with the sliders as they don't slide and using them just gives me a timer icon making it very difficult to do small increments.

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