Alien Skin Software on Monday introduced
Image Doctor 2, a collection of five image retouching plug-ins that work with Adobe Photoshop and other compatible host programs. Image Doctor 2 is priced at $199, or $99 to upgrade from Image Doctor 1.
Image Doctor 2 includes Dust and Scratch Remover, JPEG Repair, Blemish Concealer, Skin Softener and Smart Fill. Each plug-in is optimized to help digital photographers get the most from their images, whether they’re doing restoration, retouching or repair. The plug-ins can help remove rips, scratches and dust in old photos, repair overly-compressed and blocky JPEG images, remove unwanted objects from pictures, and soften skin areas marred by moles, birthmarks, scars, wrinkles and other blemishes.
Improvements over the original image doctor suite include better rendering speed and quality and a wider range of skin retouching capabilities, with Skin Softener and Blemish Concealer providing better functionality. The software is now multithreaded to take advantage of multiprocessor and multicore host computers. 16-bit support is new, native support for Intel-based Macs is new, and user interface changes have also been made.
The software requires Adobe Photoshop CS2 or later, Photoshop Elements 4 or later, or a host application that supports these kinds of filters. It’s compatible with Mac OS X v10.4 or later, including Leopard.