Anthropics Technology announced today the launch of PortraitPro 18 photo editing software (standalone and plugin). Powered by advanced artificial intelligence, it’s the fastest and easiest PortraitPro ever. Advanced image recognition makes feature finding and background editing ultra easy and accurate.

Other new features include a totally customizable Restore Brush which allows you to remove all edits from an area and work with more complex images, advanced Layers function with watermark, logo or sticker options, Smart Filter for seamless integration with Photoshop, new Hair Shape slider, Closed/Open Eye controls, and a host of improvements to skin and hair finding. Anthropics’ unique artificial intelligence and image processing algorithms ensure the software is intuitive and easy-to-use, saving photographers hours of time.

PortraitPro 18 is available in 3 versions – Standard (£34.95), Studio (£59.95) and Studio Max (£119.95). You can also upgrade from a previous edition for £26.20.

PortraitPro 18 Key Features:
NEW! Advanced Image Recognition

Advanced image recognition means feature finding and background masking is now faster and more accurate. Photographers can quickly and effectively detect facial features in the images. Now they can spend less time correcting the face selection and can get straight into the editing process.

NEW! Restore Brush – Totally Customizable Editing

For the first time ever, users can now remove all edits from an area using the improved Restore Brush. This allows them to work with much more complex images, where part of the face is obscured by glasses or other accessories. Simply adjust the Effects Mask to perfectly tailor the editing.

NEW! Advanced Layers

As well as more accurate background masking, the new Layers menu lets users add overlays to portraits for the first time. The professional finish can be created by adding logos or watermarks, stickers, and artistic double exposures. This is a highly requested feature.

NEW! Smart Filter

Users can streamline their workflow with the new Smart Filter capability. Switching between Photoshop and PortraitPro 18 is easy and portraits can be customized to suit the photographer’s clients. Exclusive to PortraitPro 18 Studio and Studio Max editions.

NEW and IMPROVED! Hair Controls

Intelligent new hair finding techniques means more accurate and realistic hair editing. Hair can receive a volume boost and unruly locks tamed using the Hair Shape slider.

NEW and IMPROVED! Eye Controls

One of the most requested features, PortraitPro 18 now lets users easily control the editing of each eye independently. Open/Closed buttons allow to easily turn off edits to eyes that are closed or covered.

NEW and IMPROVED! Skin Finding

PortraitPro 18 is better than ever at detecting skin in an image even in areas outside the face. Combined with the new Non-Face Skin slider, users get more natural results when smoothing all parts of the body.

IMPROVED! Hair Finding

Unique new developments to Anthropics’ hair detection technology means the hair mask is significantly more accurate, even when presented with complex images. This means less background spilling and more natural looking hair recolouring and tidying.