January 20th, 2015
I recently purchased perfect photo suite 9 (mostly for fine art B&W and re sizing for enlargements). They have special masking and layers programs built into this suite.
Do you know if anyone used this program instead of PS for sky replacement and layers. I’d like anyone’s feedback if they are using any version of Perfect photo suite. the online tutorial for sky replacement looked easy, but haven’t had success with it. I was just wondering if our fellow real estate photographers knew about this suite?
…I am not a big fan of Adobe as they are a terrible monopolizing company that has been horrible to deal with.
I know about and have started to use OnOne Software’s Perfect Suite 9. I’ve been using it off and on since I first heard about it at Matt Kloskowski’s Lightroom workshop back in 2013. At first I just thought about it as a plug-in for Lightroom, but with version 9 the browser is amazingly faster than Lightroom for many tasks like browsing through photos and selecting the good from the bad. The masking and layering is very nice, although on masking more challenging skies I’m still faster in Photoshop. I’m finding that the more I use Perfect Suite 9 the more I like it. What is amazing is the speed that OnOne is improving Perfect Suite! Two things in particular got my attention:
- Matt Kloskowski is now apparently working full time at OnOne. Scott Kelby and RC Concepcion have taken over Matt’s Lightroomkillertips.com blog.
- As a Perfect Suite 9 user, I got a survey that wanted to know what I thought of a whole list of features they are considering adding to Perfect Suite. If they do the stuff on the list I wouldn’t need Lightroom or Photoshop anymore. I think that’s what they have in mind!
Bottom line is that there are many things I’ve done in Photoshop for so long it’s hard to imagine doing it any other way. I’m a very old dog (especially when it comes to PS and LR) but I’m learning new ways to do things. There’s a lot of things I still find awkward about Perfect Suite 9 but there are also a lot of things that are amazing. I think this suite will evolve rapidly.