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Perfectly Clear Technology Updates

Welcome to our update roundup! Here’s what’s new with Perfectly Clear. 

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December 2023

QuickDesk, QuickServer, & Workbench Updates​

Auto Crop is now available in QuickServer! Now you can automate your cropping process faster than ever with our hot folder product. 

We’ve also continued our iterations and improvements on our Auto Crop technology to improve accuracy and consistency.

October 2023

QuickDesk, QuickServer, & Workbench Updates​

Speed up your portrait workflow with our updated Auto Crop. Auto Crop is now more accurate and user-friendly than ever. 

  • Crop presets allow you to save your favorite crops and export your presets
  • Performance updates ensure accuracy and stability 

SDK, CommandLine, & Docker

Auto Crop is now available in our SDKs, CommandLine, and Docker solutions! Integrate our automatic cropping directly into your workflow or offering. 

Cloud / Web API Update

We made some small but meaningful updates to our Cloud platform and Web API. Here’s what you need to know: 

  • You can now process as many files as you want in Cloud. We removed restriction of 400 files per job so your workflow is unconstrained. 
  • We increased the limit for zip package size in Cloud to make larger volumes easier to process and download
  • In Web API, we have updated the following: 
    • Set fileType=image as default
    • Allow preset=none
  • We made some updates under the hood to ensure ease of use and better processing with both Web API and Cloud

August 2023

Monumental Image Quality Updates

As relentless innovators, we are thrilled to unveil a remarkable array of advancements that will take your automatic photo editing workflow to the next level. We’re excited to announce the following image quality updates:

  • AI Skin Tone Accuracy 2.0 – Achieve natural, lifelike skin tones with our latest version of AI Skin Tone Accuracy
    • See how our previous version compares here
  • School & Sports AI Preset Model – A new AI Preset Model with targeted corrections for school & sports photos
  • AI White Balance – Accurate color correction with automatic white balance for portraits taken on dark backgrounds and green screen
  • Auto Crop 2.0 – Effortless and consistent crops with our newest iteration of Auto Crop
  • Updated Universal and Pro AI Preset Models – Small tweaks and updates to presets within our Universal and Pro AI Preset Models based on customer feedback

June 2023

QuickDesk, QuickServer, & Workbench Updates

We’re happy to release Version of our desktop products. Here’s what you need to know:

New feature:

  • New options to determine output size when saving in Workbench

Auto Crop updates:

  • Better auto-crop accuracy for small faces

Other improvements & updates:

  • Improvements pertaining to activation, saving, and zoom
  • Update Redo shortcuts for support Ctrl+Shift+z
  • Add arch indicator to Mac version numbers (i or a)
  • Preventing severe artifacts in some images

May 2023

SDK Updates

Improvements and fixes to our core offering are very important to us. While we love innovating, we’re also dedicated to giving you the best product possible. Here’s a summary of SDK

Image quality improvements

  • Small bug fix for rare correction artifacts [See examples here]
  • Fix artifact when using Light Diffusion at low strength levels
  • Removing Red Eye correction from all AI Presets — based on our research, this is no longer needed

Consistency improvements 

  • Improved consistency between Workbench and the SDK, CLI, and Docker image corrections
  • Improved consistency between SDK and Workbench

Other improvements

  • Images can now be converted to any ICC profile 
  • Changed ‘auto’ behavior in CLI – auto will apply Universal AI Preset Selection
  • Fixed crash and processing error with un-flattened PDF files

Cloud & Web API - AI Image Upscaling & Video Correction Now Available

We’re happy to announce that AI Image Upscaling and video enhancement are now available to use in both Web API and Cloud. 

March 2023

QuickDesk, QuickServer, & Workbench Updates

We just went through a HUGE round of updates for our desktop products so they run better than ever! Here’s a summary of release


Perfectly Clear desktop products have undergone multiple updates to be more stable than ever. We know stability is important to your business, so we’re taking steps to make sure your workflow is never interrupted. 

RAW Support

We’ve updated our RAW file support engine to support a broader range of RAW file types. This change does require new extensions to be downloaded on Windows computers.

Speed Improvements

Perfectly Clear desktop products are now faster than ever! We’ve already helped speed up editing time with our automation, but now our processing time is even faster.

  • RAW File Processing Speed Increases: 

    • 150% speed increase processing RAW files on Windows devices
    • 300% speed increase processing RAW files on Mac ARM (M1 & M2) devices
  • JPEG File Processing Speed Increases:

    • 300+% speed increase processing JPEG files on Mac ARM (M1 & M2) devices

Mac ARM64 CPU Support

  • If you have a Mac computer with an M1 or M2 chip, you’ll experience at least a 20-30% speed increase compared to the Intel version.

Other Updates

  • Update in Auto Crop face detection system
  • Turn off Red Eye correction for current presets (Universal & Pro)

February 2023

Mac ARM64 CPU Support is now in the Desktop SDK

You can now build native ARM64 applications using our Desktop SDK. The Desktop SDK supports all Apple CPU technology including M1 Max, M1 Pro, and M2. 

Other SDK Updates

  • Red eye corrections are now turned off by default for all presets
  • Fix for Chinese character issue
  • Samples & packaging improvement

January 2023

Auto Crop Available for Testing in QuickDesk and Workbench

Auto Crop is now available for testing in QuickDesk and Workbench! This new feature allows you to automate the cropping process for an even faster workflow. 

QuickDesk and Workbench Updates

  • The “Next/Previous Image” menu items are renamed to “Image”
  • Stability Issues have been addressed 
  • Small bug fixes making Workbench and QuickDesk better than ever

October 2022

Cloud & Web API Updates

  • Billing update
  • Fix for some jobs not setting the proper preset
  • Fix credit counting for Cloud jobs
  • Fixed password reset for WebAPI users
  • Performance gain in Admin screen

September 2022

Flattened File Image Correction

Perfectly Clear can now correct individual images found within pages, layouts, or borders, even if the file has been flattened.

We are currently in Phase 1 of this development, meaning that we are able to extract and correct simple, rectangular photos found on a page. Phase 2 and 3 will follow for more complex requirements.

If you are in need of this service, let’s chat. Phase 1 is currently in beta and is available for testing. Contact us today to get started!

AI Scene Detection Updates & Accuracy

We’re now on Scene Detection Model 3.7. Updates to this model include accuracy and a few minor tweaks and retraining. It now works more accurately with photos that include people in them.

Updates include: 

  • Photos with “small people” go to “people” scenes
  • Removed Professional portraits scene

Model 3.7 has improved our success rate from 86% to 91%.

Workbench, QuickDesk, & QuickServer Update

  • AI Preset Selection Model 3.7
  • Fix changing preset doesn’t de-select LOOK
  • Fix AI strength slider
  • Small improvement to Sky Enhance
  • QuickDesk fix for rare licensing issue on Windows

Cloud / WebAPI Update

  • Improvements in web interface
  • Ability to process larger images without errors
  • Better handling when user approaches usage limits

May 2022

AI Scene Detection is Even More Accurate

We’re now on Scene Detection Model 3.6, and it’s more accurate than ever.

Scene Detection is used to determine the contents of the image and categorize it. Then, AI Preset Selection chooses a preset accordingly. More accuracy means even better corrections. 

AI Skin Tone Accuracy is Even More Accurate & Robust

Perfectly Clear is inclusive to all skin tones, and we have been working on making our AI Skin Tone Accuracy even more accurate. After the AI Scene Detection retraining, we were able to accurately detect dark skin tones 99.5% of the time, meaning that we can accurately correct them.

We also have optional parameters that can be added to your presets based on the look and feel you are looking for in skin tones. For example, we can assist with making skin tones less orange, removing infrared, etc. 

dark skin tone detection

New: Transparent Background Preset in Pro Model

If you’re using Perfectly Clear for images that are already extracted, this update is for you! We added a new Preset in the Pro Model that has been designed for previously extracted photos such as green screen knockouts. 

This ensures that the background color has no effect on the correction. 

Screen Shot of Workbench transparent scene

New: Updated Pro Model Presets

Previous pro preset
current pro preset
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Presets in our Pro Model are now more consistent and conservative to fit the needs of the professional portrait market. Based on customer feedback we received, we have updated the following presets in the Pro Model: Outdoor Portraits, Portraits - Light Background, and Portraits - Dark Background. Results (like this example) may be subtle. Differences include:

  • More consistent across presets in the model
  • More conservative to fit the needs of the professional portrait market
  • Less contrast
  • Less vibrant

March 2022

Exciting March Updates

Model accuracy. AI Preset Selection’s accuracy is even higher than before!

Smaller model size. 

It’s faster than ever!

AI Preset Selection Model Split

Originally, we launched AI Preset Selection with one single model. Now, we have two models: Universal & Pro. This means that corrections are even more accurate.

Universal Model:
The Universal Model was created for a wide array of photos. If your business has imagery of people, landscapes, and objects, this model is for you!

Pro Model:
This model was created for professional portrait photographers. This can be used by professional portrait photographers, school and sports photographers, event photographers, etc.

New: People at Night Preset

people at night before
people at night after
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We added a new preset to our Universal model: People at Night. This category was created because nighttime images are meant to stay dark with minimal enhancement. As you can see in this before/after, the integrity of the night scene is kept! We're enhancing depth and sharpening the image to make it look its best on screen and on print.