onOne Software's Perfect Photo Suite 8 ... Any Day Now!

|onOne Software’s Perfect Photo Suite 8 … Any Day Now!

onOne Software’s Perfect Photo Suite 8 … Any Day Now!

By | 2016-12-18T17:00:57+00:00 November 19th, 2013|3 Comments

A portrait processed in Lightroom and onOne Software’s Perfect Photo Suite 8

I’ve been having a lot of fun playing around with the beta version of the upcoming onOne Software Perfect Photo Suite 8 (you can download the public beta HERE for a limited time). The final product will be shipping soon, I can’t wait! I really love onOne’s products, and I’m excited for this one to be released. :)

I use the PPS8 (and all other previous versions) out of Lightroom, which means I will do a quick process to my image in Lightroom’s Develop module and then push the photo into the Perfect Photo Suite to stylize and do further edits. The photo above shows the transition of how I processed this photo using that method. I started with the image straight-out-of-camera (SOOC), made some basic changes in Lightroom 5, and then pushed it over to onOne Software’s Perfect Photo Suite 8 (Beta) to do the rest. The thing I love about the Perfect Photo Suite is that while it has a lot of automation, it doesn’t remove my ability to stylize the photo so that it fits with my vision and taste. Adjustments can be made subtly, filters can be altered, effects can be added manually, etc. It’s not a one-click-wonder, but instead is a simple way to help create beautifully processed photographs.

IMHO, onOne Software is a great choice for those of you who don’t want to jump into Photoshop (or use their new cloud subscription model). You can use layers and masking, make localized adjustments, and so so so much more. It comes as a plugins (Lightroom, Aperture or Photoshop), as well as standalone (so you don’t even need any other software to make it work). I know this stuff … I even wrote a book about it! :) (Which, btw, will not be updated with the new Suite … however I will be creating an eBook very similar to my recent Landscape Photography eBook, so stay tuned!)

If you are interested in learning more about onOne Software’s products, here’s a link to check them out: http://ononesoftware.com

About the Author:

Nicole S. Young is a professional photographer and published author whose love of photography and teaching has grown into an online business where she creates training materials and resources for other photographers. Nicole is best known for her books on food photography, but is widely versed in a variety of photographic genres, including landscape, travel, lifestyle, and even underwater photography. You can learn more about Nicole's work on her website, nicolesy.com.


  1. Joan Nova November 20, 2013 at 6:40 am - Reply

    I pre-ordered it at a Scott Kelby workshop and can’t wait to download now that I’ve seen what you did. hope you’ll be sharing more tips.

  2. Steve November 20, 2013 at 9:26 am - Reply

    Like you Nicole, I am also looking forward to the final release of PPS8. Love that shot of the little girl that seems to have a look that says, “Are you done yet?”

  3. thgether,is well. December 8, 2013 at 9:59 pm - Reply

    The girl is so beautiful,and the technology of photogra is very good well!

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