November 16th, 2010, Pixel Genius, LLC. announces PhotoKit SHARPENER™ 2.0, a new update slated to ship by the end of the 4th quarter, 2010. PhotoKit SHARPENER 2.0 is an Adobe Photoshop Automate Plug-in designed to bring optimum image sharpening to both scanned and digital captures. With a retail price of $99.95, PhotoKit SHARPENER 2.0 offers a simple but effective digital image sharpening workflow for Photoshop CS3, CS4 and CS5 for both Mac and Windows (both 32-bit and 64-bit in CS5 for Mac and 32-bit and 64-bit in Windows CS4 and CS5). PhotoKit SHARPENER 2.0 supports 8 and 16 bit RGB and Greyscale images.
The PhotoKit SHARPENER 2.0 upgrade maintains the sharpening workflow concepts of Bruce Fraser, the original product designer, and was extended by new PixelGenius member and new product manager Mac Holbert. In addition to improving the sharpening effect routines, PhotoKit SHARPENER 2.0 adds all new functionality and new effects.
The PixelGenius Toolbox dialog simplifies the processing, provides a thumbnail and 1:1 previews and offers integrated batching capability, not only for PhotoKit SHARPENER 2.0 but also PhotoKit Color 2.0 and the upcoming PhotoKit 2.0. Also new to PhotoKit SHARPENER 2.0 is the ability to have multi-layered effects reduced to a single layer for file size savings. With PhotoKit SHARPENER 2.0, ALL effects can be applied as brushable effects. PhotoKit Sharpener 2.0 also runs on greyscale images!
Upgrade pricing for current PhotoKit SHARPENER 1.x users provides a 70% discount for an upgrade price of $29.99. Users who purchased PhotoKit SHARPENER 1.x on or after October 1st, 2010 are eligible to receive a free upgrade to PhotoKit SHARPENER 2.0.
About Pixel Genius, LLC Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, Pixel Genius, LLC. is a collaboration of industry leading experts dedicated to creating leading edge products and services for the photographic and digital imaging industries. Company principals: Martin Evening, Mac Holbert, Seth Resnick, Andrew Rodney & Jeff Schewe.
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