A photography blog from the creators of Perfectly Clear


Like you, we’re learning all the time. And this blog gives us a chance to pass along the latest news from the frontlines of photo correction. Every week, we’ll report on the trends that we see shaping the industry… as well as the very coolest customer stories.

woman on the beach learning how to take beach portraits

There are so many backdrops out there for outdoor portraits, but the beach is one of our favorites. There’s so much you can do with beach portraits, not to mention it is a preferred spot for many clients. So, here are some tips on how to take beach portraits that will knock competitors out of […]

chicago bean

Well, we didn’t actually receive any red carpet when we arrived in Chicago, but perhaps the wind blew it away?  Chicago certainly lived up to its reputation as the “windy city” as this image illustrates! Image edited with Perfectly Clear – Brownie LOOKs We’re delighted to have been invited by the good people over at […]

V8.3 SDK release

We’ve been continually upgrading our latest “v8” SDK since we launched it last summer, and the aim of most of these improvements have been around ease of use and performance. Today, we’re happy to announce the next release, version 8.3, which continues on this trend of continual investment and improvement.  This update brings the following […]

sharpness retouching example of man

Since I started using Perfectly Clear a couple years ago, there’s been one feature that’s continually been my go-to, no matter what the subject is that I’m photographing. Sharpness. The sharpness tools in Perfectly Clear are the most accurate and precise I’ve ever used, and it’s something I apply to all of my corporate portraits, […]

prague

If you aren’t using Presets and LOOKs in your daily workflow, you might want to rethink it. Not only can you create and save your own presets in Perfectly Clear, you can also get Presets and LOOKs created by some amazing photographers. One of our favorite sets is the Wandering Traveler. This pack includes 30 […]

portrait of girl

Making a picture with your camera is the first step in making a portrait, but retouching it on the computer is when you truly finish it. If you’re using tools like Photoshop to do your retouching, then it can be a complicated and time-consuming to give your picture the finish it needs. Personally, I like […]

done photograph of water

In theory, a skillful user of Lightroom or Photoshop can massage a photo to shine, highlighting the best features of a scene, minimizing distracting elements and directing the viewer’s eye to whatever it was that first attracted the photographer to the scene. In practice, optimizing images can take a LOT of time and effort, even […]

covered bridge

The holy grail of post-processing digital images would be a true single-click option, minimizing futzing with sliders, testing this possibility vs. that-wouldn’t that be wonderful? That day isn’t here, but with newer software programs, we’re getting closer.  I recently spent a week in Little Cayman at a Lightroom Bootcamp, taught by Erin “Go Ask Erin” Quigley.  […]

levi sim landscape photo

If you can make a terrific foundation, then you can be free to create. This is especially true regarding color. Great color allows you to make better black and whites and utilize all kinds of creative apps. Let me show you how Perfectly Clear’s excellent tools can help you make a sure color foundation to build your […]

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