Perfectly Clear Adobe Photoshop Plugin Updated for Photo Enhancement

While there is no shortage of Photoshop plugins available to improve the quality of photos, Perfectly Clear has its own unique approach. At the heart lies Athentech Imaging's patented Perfect Exposure algorithm which optimizes the light exposure in every pixel, with the goal being to "emulate what you saw when you took the photo." Just one click is enough to apply 20 automatic image corrections, along with the usual ability to tweak the various parameters.

Version 2 of Perfectly Clear was several years in the making and would seem to be a significant update. The latest version begins by promising up to two times faster image processing, along with a range of upgraded algorithms, such as a new noise engine that is said to more-accurately remove noise. Full-resolution zoom makes it possible to quickly zoom in with no loss in clarity. An opacity slider adds the ability to blend before and after images. A new Split View provides an additional way to see corrections in action. Perhaps the most significant addition is Beautify (shown in action above), which was already available in the mobile version. This provides 10 automatic corrections for portraits, such as blemish, shine and dark circle removal: face slimming; eye sparkle, enhance and enlarge; and the ever-popular teeth whitening. Since life without white teeth simply isn't worth living.

Perfectly Clear Plug-Ins 2 is available for Mac and Windows Photoshop. It can be purchased on the Athentech Imaging site for $149. A trial version is also available for download.