Name: Piccure+ Standalone & Plug-in Version: 188.8.131.52 (x64) Languages: Multilingual System Requirements: - Windows 7 or later - 4 GB RAM and Dual-core; 8+ GB and Quad-core recommended; Software Requirements: - Standalone: no software requirements - Plugin: Adobe® Photoshop® (CS4 or newer), Adobe® Lightroom® 3 (or newer) or Adobe® Photoshop Elements® (version 7 or newer). DxO Optics Pro® 9 or later, Phase One Capture One® 8 or later Web Site: http://piccureplus.com/ Overview Piccure+ is a new application capable of correcting optical aberrations and camera shake that cause a lack of sharpness in your images. It integrates seamlessly as a plugin (filter) into Adobe® Photoshop®, Photoshop® Elements and Lightroom®. It can also be called directly from within DxO Optics Pro® and PhaseOne CaptureOne®. piccure+ also works as standalone including RAW converter. Piccure+ uses a novel method that essentially inverts the optical processes that cause images to look blurry. With the help of piccure+, your equipment can now be upgraded with a mouse click. piccure+ is useful for both expensive fast lenses as well as economic zoom lenses. You will often be able to match the sharpness of lenses costing several thousands of dollars with equipment costing a mere fraction of that amount, and finally get that “crisp” touch with your prime lens wide open. Don’t lose 40-80% of your sensor resolution to lens softness piccure+ is primarily aimed towards professional photographers shooting 20+ MP RAW images. However, many photographers don’t know that they lose 40-80% of their sensor resolution to lens softness. Even the latest lenses often cannot match the resolution of modern camera sensors. DxOLabs (famous for their camera and lens tests) evaluated many of the most recent Nikon lenses with the following results (sensor resolution vs. Perceptual MPix). What's New in Piccure+ 3: FASTER PROCESSING & GPU SUPPORT Completely redesigned and improved AHCE (adaptive heterogeneous computation engine) rendering engine for a maximum increase in speed (Windows only, Quality+ setting), providing 6x faster processing. Significant overall speed increase even without AHCE: 50–75% faster RAW processing speed; 20–50% reduction in computation times (CPU only, all platforms). REDESIGNED INTERFACE Improved and redesigned user interface. MORE CAMERAS New cameras are supported. Fifty-six cameras were added to the list bringing the total to 689 (RAW). MORE CONTROL Two additional settings for finer adjustment of optical aberrations (five instead of three). Finer adjustment of “Sharpness” (now called “Rendering”) in Quality+. Sharpness setting 10 in version 3 equals a Sharpness setting of 0 in version 2.5 or earlier. There are 10 new “lower and smoother” sharpness settings available with version 3. MANY BUGS WERE ELIMINATED • Full Retina support (Mac OSX). • Color space bug in Adobe Photoshop® where certain color spaces were not displayed correctly. • Opening the standalone program caused problems in Mac OSX if the user did not have administrator rights (“Could not create … folder”). • piccure+ sometimes disappeared (focus lost) in Adobe Lightroom®. • You can now edit other images in Adobe® Lightroom® while processing an image in piccure+.