photo in the Photo tool and you’ll see some new handles on the
photo, for scale, rotate and crop. It’s a lot easier and more
intuitive than using the Fill tool for these simple but frequent actions, and
it’s smarter too – ensuring you never see any gaps around the edge of the photo
when you move it in its frame or change the shape of the frame. Top Tip – it’s great for horizon straightening!
UPDATED – February 2017: Now as you drag the handles to adjust an image, a faint copy of the full uncropped image is shown behind
We’ve added two great new transparency blend modes, compatible with the W3C standards: Dodge (which generally brightens) and burn (which generally darkens).
Cutting an object out of your photo is now as simple as clicking along the edge of the object to be cut, and hitting Cut!
Check out the new paintbrush tool on the photo fly out. Now you can simply ‘paint’ on photo effects such as the new dodge and burn. And what’s more you can still edit the values of the effect, or edit the painted region with the Region Painter or Erazer.
Create some dramatic contrast and saturation effects with this new option on the photo enhance toolbar, which simulates a traditional photographic effect created by using the wrong chemicals (digital photo editors such as PGD achieve the same effect by manipulating the red, green and blue channels).
A wonderfully quick and easy way to apply popular effects to your photos.
You’ll find 25 ready-made
effects in the Online Content Catalog (image resources > photo filter pre-sets). Simply select your photo and hit Import! What’s more you can continue to edit the
effects using the Enhance tool or Brightness Levels dialog, and if you replace
the photo the effects are retained. See some examples.
NEW - October 2016: We've added 50 new photo filters and we've also categorized the filters to make it easier to find just the right filter to achieve the effect or ambience you're looking for!
NEW - February 2017: We’ve added another 40 filters, making 115 in total. We’ve also introduced
Photo Filter Overlays, which can be applied on top of existing filter pre-sets,
such as pattern, texture and transparency Overlays. Filters can now be applied
& removed with a handy right click menu option.
NEW - June 2017: 10 new Photo Filter Overlays with camera effects such as burn and flare, perfect if you want to make your social media profile stand out from the crowd!
The EXIF tool has been enhanced, so it now supports IPCT and SMP tags.
Check out Insert > Symbol. These are not just useful symbols and icons that you can add to your text, but fully editable vector shapes!
SmartShapes are an amazingly quick and easy way to create and edit some of the most commonly required shapes. There are improvements to the way SmartShapes work (eg improved handles) plus some great new additions to the Online Content Catalog library of these ultra-editable ready-made shapes:
View previews of a selection of the templates in the Online Content Catalog.
An enhanced Online Content Catalog will be included free for one year. Based on the v11 Content Catalog, this new and improved version will now offer:
The Designs Gallery (now 'Local Designs Gallery') will now be used to display only your current assets (those downloaded from the Online Content Catalog or from the optional back-up CD) making it quicker to access the resources you are already using.
These are a
cool new way to display your photos. We’ve added both fully editable Smart Photo Grids (Smartshapes) and simple photo
grid templates to the Online Content Catalog.
The Smart Photo Grids let you display any collection of photos, even those with different shapes and aspect ratios, in a compact grid on your website. Drag and drop your photo onto the grid and it automatically updates to fit your photo in, no matter what shape it is!
We know that
many of you find it frustrating that you have to wait a whole year for our next update
- knowing that we are working on (and likely finished) new cutting edge
features and on-trend content. We have
the answer! For the first time you’ll have access to new features and content as
we develop them, at any time during the 365 days after you purchase. You’ll be
able to download and use these new features, for no extra charge, in addition
to the version that you buy today.
Note: these updates continue to work after 365 days in any installations at the date of expiry, but if you reinstall the software after the Update Service expires (and you don't renew) then these updates will not be included (the software will revert to the version at your date of purchase or registration).