CyberLink PhotoDirector 10 Ultra offers a selection of both basic and advanced editing tools. The intuitive organization and clean interface make it easy to find the tools you need as you work. While the software isn’t compatible with as many image file types as the best photo editors, it is a good resource for beginners to learn how to edit.
CyberLink sells this software for $99.99, though you can often find them selling it around $50 through promotions. We also found this software selling for only $40 on Amazon at the time this review was written. Like most of the other programs we tested, this one provides a 30-day free trial period, if you'd like to test it out before purchasing.
Using the Adjustment and Edit tabs, you can apply several standard edits to your photos. The program offers tools for color management, background removal and shapes. It also includes a skin smoother, a teeth whitener, a red-eye remover and a body shaper you can use edit the subjects in your photos.
The Layers tab allows you to work with and edit layers. There are also 14 blending modes and a selection of tools that add text, fills and gradients to your images.
This picture editor has creative filters that add texture and color to your images. You can also use the highlight and shadow adjustment tools to further transform your photos, and there are cloning tools to help you remove spots or blemishes. PhotoDirector can also create panoramic pictures and HDR images.
If you have photos with distortions caused by your camera’s lens, you can use the lens distortion correction tool to fix them. And the software has batch processing, so you can apply the same edit to multiple photos at once. This feature decreases editing time significantly.
The Library tab houses the image editor’s organizing system, and you can import photos individually, by folder, or directly from your camera and then organize them into categories. You keep track of your photos by applying tags and keywords to them, and there’s also a face-tagging function so you can search images with a specific person in them.
While the photo editor has a wide variety of editing tools, it lacks a lot of file compatibility. It can work with various video and audio files, but it only supports six photo file formats: RAW, JPG, PNG, PHI, GIF and TIFF. This limits the kinds of projects you can create, as well as what images you can import into the software.
CyberLink offers support for PhotoDirector both within the program and on its website. You can access video tutorials, product FAQs, and user forums that discuss common problems and solutions. The company also lists a support email address and phone number.
You do not have to be a professional photo editor to use the CyberLink PhotoDirector Ultra software, thanks to the program’s clean interface and clear labels. This photo editing software has a wide assortment of basic and advanced editing tools, as well as an organizer helps you keep tabs on all your photos.