The Zoner Photo Studio X autumn update offers a unique retouching brush whose abilities highly surpass other editors´ similar tools. This brush is the first in the World to enable combining multiple masks as well as multiple strokes within one mask. Each individual stroke, meanwhile can be edited or deleted at any time without reducing the image’s quality. The Editor module has also gained new features. Users can now apply basic edits to colours, overall exposure, and exposure levels and curves within separate adjustment layers that they can then edit at any time. The autumn update also adds a new Video tool plus pressure support for graphics tablets.
Zoner Press Release
Photo Studio X celebrates its first year and presents globally unique
September 6th, 2017) The Zoner Photo Studio X photo editing and
managing software launches an autumn update that culminates one year
from its first publication. The non-destructive Develop module has
acquired a retouching tool whose abilities highly surpass other
editors´ tools. The new adjustment layers in the Editor module make
it easier for users to experiment with exposure, curves, and levels.
ZPS X also enables full-fledged trimming of videos, which can be
combined with photos and music.
the last year, product manager Jan Kupcik says: “We
have a year of subscriptions behind us, and so we can evaluate them.
ability to concentrate on just one program has untied our hands and
enabled the developers to publish significant updates every three
volume of the new features we’ve presented in the last year would
previously have taken us almost two years of development.
I am proud to state in the name of the whole development team that
we’ve upheld our promises connected with subscriptions, and we
definitely don’t intend to slow down.”
Photographer Controls Every Stroke
breakthrough new feature in the autumn update is the unique
retouching brush in the non-destructive Develop module. This brush is
in the world to enable combining multiple masks as well as multiple
strokes within one mask.
Each individual stroke, meanwhile can be edited or deleted at any
time without reducing the image’s quality. Automatic source region
discovery also significantly helps to speed up users’ work.
emphasizes the tool’s uniqueness: “Full
control over brush strokes enables so much freedom of work that we’re
leaping past even the giants of non-destructive editing such as Adobe
Lightroom and Capture One. If you add to that our support for tablet
pressure in the Develop module, which the competition lacks
completely, then you’ve got a package you’re going to miss when
you’re using any other software.”
The arrival of the retouching tools thus makes the Develop module a
single, comprehensive space where a photographer can handle the whole
Layers Mean Easier Experimentation
Editor module has also gained new features. Users
can now apply basic edits to colors, overall exposure, and exposure
levels and curves within separate adjustment layers
that they can then edit at any time. Thus you don’t need to
repeatedly duplicate individual layers, and you can try different
editing variants more quickly and conveniently.
Editor with Support for Photo and Video Import
vacation presentations and trimming event videos will be a snap with
the new Video tool in the Create module. You can use it to trim
videos, control their volume, and combine them with photos and music.
Controls — Now for Non-destructive Work Too
support for graphics tablets is back in ZPS. And since it’s built
on the latest Windows Ink technology, it’s in much better
condition. Graphic artists can now use pressure to control radius,
opacity, density, and blurring—and for brushes, spacing as well.
This function is available not only in the Editor, but also in Develop. And in fact ZPS X is the first in the world to enable pressure to control so many parameters in non-destructive editing.
Easier Printing of Documentation Photos
Business customers will especially appreciate the return of index prints to ZPS. The printing of portfolios, documentation photos, or just a page of captioned photo previews is now a matter of a few clicks. Index sheets (aka contact prints) now reside in the Create module, and offer more formatting possibilities than ever before. Users can choose from templates or set up image layouts, paper style, and accompanying text on their own.
Other new features in the autumn update include faster loading of folders with large picture counts, support for online-only files on OneDrive, and better display of brush blurring borders. Keyboard shortcuts have also been added for faster enabling and disabling of masks and for showing the mask only. ZPS X can newly read track logs that lack altitude data and RAWs from new cameras including the Nikon D7500 and the Canon 6D Mark II.
The New Features Are Free to Try for Everyone
Zoner Photo Studio X can be picked up as a yearly subscription for $49. During their subscriptions, users are entitled to ongoing program updates, exclusive guides and other materials, and also free priority technical support.
The full version of Zoner Photo Studio X can be downloaded from www.zoner.com and tried free for 30 days. Users for whom the trial version has already run out and who haven’t purchased ZPS X yet can try the new update free for 10 days. You can read more details on the autumn update here:
https://www.zoner.com/en/zps-x- autumn-2017- update
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