CyberLink answer to Adobe Lightroom, PhotoDirector 2011 is the first photo-editing program from the company which is designed to help you "perfect, manage, and share your photos." Its features include white-balance correction, noise reduction, adjustment brushes, and other high-falutin’ editing tools. Serious photographers will appreciate its support for RAW files from the likes of Canon and Nikon SLRs. Go through the amazing Presentation for learning features of Cyberlink PhotoDirector 2011.
Cyberlink is encouraging imaging enthusiasts to beta test the product and offer the complete software for free. It will actually cost $99.95 when released. This is designed to work on 32bit & 64bit – Microsoft Windows 7, Vista, XP SP3. To get the software with key, follow below instructions :
- Go to Cyberlink Promotion Site http://www.cyberlink.com/stat/events/enu/2011/Q2/photodirector2011/index.jsp
- Fill in your Name and Email.
- Check your email inbox, for link to download PhotoDirector 2011 Beta version. Download and install the software. Test-drive the software, then e-mail the feedback form to CyberLink no later than June 20 using the link in email.
- By June 30, you’ll receive an e-mail with everything you need to download the full version of the final release.
PhotoDirector 2011 lets you do do batch adjustments of basic exposure/color/etc. It is faster using PhotoDirector than Adobe Camera Raw in PS Elements. The problem is that PhotoDirector just can’t doesn’t do nearly enough. PhotoDirector isn’t as robust for adding metadata, generating files in multiple formats with customized names. Some advantages of PhotoDirector over Adobe Lightroom – Unlike LR, PhotoDirector adjustment brushes allow give you sliders for blue/yellow and green/magenta color correction sliders. This localized tone control is nice. The price is way cheaper and now it’s almost free.