has designed and is shipping PhotoStudio X, the first mainstream commercial photo-editing program available for Mac OS X at this week’s Macworld New York expo. Both Epson and Apple will be showing PhotoStudio X on their respective hardware, ArcSoft spokesperson Kris Konietzko told MacCentral.
PhotoStudio provides digital image editing features in a low-cost package, according to ArcSoft — the software carries a suggested retail price of US$99. The application sports an easy to use interface with robust technical capabilities, said ArcSoft VP of marketing and business development Todd Rumaner.
PhotoStudio provides users with the ability to add up to 100 layers of special effects and enhancements to their images. The software also supports the creation and use of macros — series of effects or enhancements that can be applied with one click of the mouse. PhotoStudio also provides editing and retouching tools, and support multiple undo/redo, transparency backgrounds, editable text, red-eye removal, one-click fixes, stitch, and other editing and retouching tools. The software sports brightness, contrast, hue and saturation adjustment, and also includes popular special effects tools like clone, smudge, emboss and ripple.
PhotoStudio integrates an image management feature that enables users to store and archive their files in albums, just like real photos. The album manager enables users to post and download images to the Web. PhotoStudio also integrates into PhotoIsland, ArcSoft’s own online photo-sharing service. PhotoIsland access is given to PhotoStudio users for free.