Anthropics launches PortraitPro Body 2 Software with several new features

An example of shoulder enhancement using Portrait ProBody 2 Software.
An example of shoulder enhancement using Portrait ProBody 2 Software.

Anthropics Technology (London, UK) has announced the newest release of its PortraitPro Body standalone full-body retouching software and plugin for Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom and Elements. Version 2 of the industry’s first-and-only dedicated body contouring software now offers Warp Fixer controls, Photoshop Smart Filter, Lite Mode and “is the fastest and most accurate PortraitPro Body ever.” The software makes it quick and easy to retouch full-body portraits to industry standards and requires no painting skills or tedious selections. The technology, which allows professional full-length photo editing – from correcting posture to adjusting build and height – is based on years of academic research, with leading Cambridge and UCL computer vision and machine learning scientists behind it. The software was perfected using millions of shapes and body images to ensure the most appropriate output. The innate knowledge of the human body that’s built into the software, creates a uniquely fast workflow and precise results, said Anthropics. And, the user has full manual control over the creative process.

“Anthropics’ mission is to empower photographers with time-saving tools that help them achieve their creative goals as quickly and easily as possible,” said Andrew Berend, CEO of Anthropics Technology. “PortraitPro Body’s technology comes from research into human appearance and extensive work by world-leading computer vision and imaging scientists. It works in a completely different way to ordinary retouching software and helps overcome the problem of tediousness and steep learning curves, often associated with old-school retouching. The new features were based on photographers’ requests and their feedback. PortraitPro Body 2 enables photographers to produce professional results without hours of manual work or huge investments. No need to outsource either, as the software takes care of post-production,” Berend added.

Key new features include:

Warp Fixer. Ensures that the manipulation of subjects and their backgrounds, as well as any overlapping elements, are aligned and any distortion is prevented. Now, users can adjust their subject and easily fix lines that become distorted. The intelligent new tool helps images look natural and professional without hours of manual work.

Photoshop Smart Filter. Use PortraitPro Body as a non-destructive new Smart Filter in Photoshop for an efficient and easy workflow. Your PortraitPro Body session is saved inside your Photoshop session so you can go back to editing at any time. This ensures the easiest integration and streamlined workflow. (Available with PortraitPro Body Studio Edition only).

Lite Mode. No need for mark-up. Apply simple skin-smoothing, face-retouching and picture edits without the need to select the subject. Ideal when designers just want to make a few quick edits to a portrait.

Faster and more accurate. The enhanced speed and accuracy capabilities ensure the most efficient workflow and most precise alterations. As mentioned earlier, the user has complete creative control.

Tips section and guides. Prompts and guides help users through the process of enhancing the subject’s body.

Better, user-friendlier interface. With better selection tools and an improved, user-friendly interface, PortraitPro Body users “get great results in less time.”

Summary: What the software does

  • Professional full-length photo editing in minutes
  • Body reshaping and contouring
  • Adjust build and height – intelligent controls with extensive sliders for fine tuning
  • Correct posture – natural fixes for camera distortions and unflattering posing
  • Smooth skin and remove blemishes – using realistic ClearSkin technology
  • Face editing controls – adjust expression, smooth skin and re-light the face
  • Dedicated shape tools
  • Easy slider interface
  • Overall picture control tools

Available PortraitPro Body Editions include PortraitPro Body Standard (standalone, dedicated software for professional full-body retouching) and PortraitPro Body Studio (works as standalone software and as a plugin for Adobe Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, and Lightroom, handles camera RAW files, supports conversion between different colour spaces, provides JPEG/TIFF colour profile and embedded colour profile support).

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Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.