Other plug-ins include the DIGITAL SHO Plug-In for revealing hidden details in shadows or dark image areas, and the DIGITAL SHO Professional Plug-In, which adds more control, functionality, and the ability to reveal hidden detail from highlight areas. The DIGITAL ROC Plug-In restores, corrects, and balances image color, while the DIGITAL ROC Professional Plug-In adds advanced features for brightness and contrast control, as well as 16 bit support. Finally, the original DIGITAL GEM Plug-In reduces distracting noise and grain in digital images. |
These award-winning software products were developed by Kodak's Austin Development Center (formerly Applied Science Fiction), which has been a leader in automatic image correction and photo restoration applications since the mid 1990s. The Kodak Austin Development Center created the revolutionary DIGITAL ICE Technology for film and flatbed scanners which automatically removes surface defects like dust and scratches from scanned film and prints.
The DIGITAL GEM Airbrush Professional Plug-In smoothes and purifies the texture of surfaces in digital images by reducing harsh shadows and highlights. This minimizes the imperfections of skin and other surfaces, while fully preserving significant details like hair, eyelashes, and eyebrows. Several advanced control sliders allow users to customize the smoothing effects and intensity amounts at three levels of detail: fine, medium, and coarse. Users can preview a high contrast mask which depicts the image detail that is affected and unaffected. The plug-in provides three standard setting buttons: Normal; Lighten; and Darken, which allow the correction to be applied to only darker areas, only lighter areas, or both. The DIGITAL GEM Airbrush Professional Plug-In also supports the use of 16 bit color images, as well as the standard 8 bit color images.
"The DIGITAL GEM Airbrush Professional Plug-In provides a quick, effective, and affordable solution for the amateur snap-shooter or the professional portrait/wedding photographer to bring out the real beauty in their subjects," said Dan Sullivan, General Manager, Kodak's Austin Development Center. "Whether the subjects are older with wrinkles, teens with blemishes, or toddlers with already perfect skin, this plug-in will make them look their best, automatically."
A FREE trial version is available for download at www.asf.com. This fully functional trial version applies digital watermarks to images. To disable the watermark, users may purchase a software key via a secure, e-commerce site for $99.95. Plug-in product CD-ROMs are also available for purchase at www.asf.com.