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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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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. 

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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

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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

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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.