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Old 07-21-2007, 09:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I don't know if anyone has commented on this fantastic program. I have been a film shooter for a time and moved to digital a couple of years back. Yes I had to have Photo Shop, I still use it but when I found Portrait Professional I thought my life had be saved. For those of us who are not that adept with Photo Shop ( nothing wrong with it), this is one of the best programs to hit the market in ages. Simple to use, quick, clean and will take the Arizona sun wrinkles out of grandma in a click of the button. Love it, will be the first one i go to for facial touch ups every time.

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Old 07-22-2007, 08:45 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Though I was generally impressed with the automated capability of PP, for those with reasonable Photoshop skills, I found I could do my basic workflow in less time than pp. I'll be the first to admit I only spent a little time with my trial version of pp so maybe some of the per/photo setup could be minimized, but in my initial view I really don't need to do many of the functions within pp.

I'm sure there are others who have comments.

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Old 07-22-2007, 01:12 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I tried PP, and bought it. For the small price, and easy operation, I find that I do use it for some shots, and get results I'm pleased with. I know that there are some that can produce the same and much better results with PS, but until I'm that capable with PS, PP gets me there in many cases. And no, it's not faster, I take my time with PP to move every slider and check the results until I'm happy, but it is easier for now when I need to get the results out. This one was passed through PP:



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Old 08-02-2007, 01:13 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Seems like a really nice tool, but I don't like the face morphing tool. The face enhancement tool is pretty nice though. I'll still keep PSE 4.0, but I may give this a look in the future.

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Old 08-03-2007, 08:58 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I thought the results I got using Portrait Prof were terrific! There is one snag I ran into which maybe someone can help with. At the end of the process, you have a .pp file. How do I save it as a .jpeg file in order to use it in other programs such as photoshop???
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Old 08-03-2007, 10:26 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I thought the results I got using Portrait Prof were terrific! There is one snag I ran into which maybe someone can help with. At the end of the process, you have a .pp file. How do I save it as a .jpeg file in order to use it in other programs such as photoshop???
In my experience, PP saves the file as a JPG, but adds _PP at the end of the filename. You may want to turn off the Windows feature that hides known file extensions to prevent any confusions, and also protect you from viruses and other threats that use the hidden file extension to trick you.

Open My computer, or any other windows folder:

Go to the Tools Menu,
Select Folder Options
Select the View tab
Look for the option that says
'hide extensions for known file types'
Uncheck this box
Click OK

This is a procedure that I follow on EVERY Windows powered PC I work on to ensure that I'm seeing actual file names when I'm exploring files.

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Old 08-06-2007, 10:27 PM   #7 (permalink)
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In version 5 and six you have to export the file to send it to jpg or tiff.
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I love the program. The only drawback is shooting profiles, or anything without both eyes in view. As for the morphing, at the end of the transformation process, open the sculpting slider and reduce it to 0%.
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Bill,

Now I'm curious. Since I can "turn off" the face morphing tool this looks even more intriguing. Considering I don't do very many people photos (yet) the price of this tool is a steal.

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