CyberLink PhotoDirector for Mac
CyberLink PhotoDirector 5 is a very powerful, yet intuitive digital photo manipulation app for both the Mac OS X and Windows platforms. It comes with different modules to manage, adjust, edit, embed in slideshows and print your pictures.
In other words, the application enables you to organize your photo library, apply a variety of predefined effects, edit particular features in photos, create multimedia slideshows and upload them to YouTube and print the processed images using numerous options.
Although the features come in staggering numbers, PhotoDirector manages to group them tightly into 5 different tabs for performing the actions which were just mentioned. Moreover, the left pane allows you to access the image library, adjustment, edit, slideshow and print options, and the lower panel enables you to browse, tag or search photos.
Furthermore, your images can be organized into smart collections, folders and albums or by tags and faces. Thus, the app can automatically detect faces which you can tag. What’s more, you can tag the photos using colors or keywords, as well as ratings.
Working with CyberLink PhotoDirector 5 is quite a pleasant experience thanks to the smooth animations which appear when something pops up, when transitioning between tabs or performing other tasks.
As mentioned before, the application features a ton of adjustment (regional or global) tools, such as white balance, tone, HDR effect, level, curve, HSL / color, split toning and more. Various presets are also available and can be applied with a click and previewed in realtime.
The editing options include a people beautifier, photo effect collection, object removal, extract / compose tool, photo merger and a tool to apply watermarks. As for the slideshows, you can use several transition effects, insert text or watermarks and even add custom music.
To conclude, CyberLink PhotoDirector 5 is a highly versatile photo processing application that provides you with many options to adjust, edit and manage your beloved photos. Due to its feature set, intuitive workflow and well-designed interface, PhotoDirector is definitely worth the investment.