Welcome to Perfect Photo Suite

Create extraordinary images, inspire your creativity, and solve the most common photo problems with Perfect Photo Suite 9—a complete photo editor designed to make your images look their best. Work the way you want and perform editing tasks that are too time-consuming in Adobe® Photoshop®, or impossible to do alone in Lightroom®, Photoshop Elements, or Apple® Aperture®. You'll have all that you need to enhance, retouch and stylize images, replace backgrounds, and create high quality enlargements

 What's New
  • Perfect Browse
    • Lightning fast previews of all your files. You can start to view and work on your images right away.
    • Ratings, Labels and Likes: You can now rate, label and “like” images. ratings and labels are stored in the metadata so they will transfer to other applications like Lightroom.
    • Rotate: You can no rotate images in Browse. 
    • Metadata Pane: The new metadata pane allows you to view and edit EXIF and IPTC metadata. 
    • Filter Pane: The new filter pane allows you to filter (search inside) the contents of a folder. This is useful for finding just your five-star images for example.
    • Batch Rename: Accessed from the contextual menu. You can batch rename files or folders.
    • Sources Pane: The Sources and Folders panes have been merged together. This makes it easier to drag and drop across volumes.
    • Favorites Pane: The favorites feature of the Folders pane has been split out into its own pane. Favorites are shortcuts to places where you keep your images.
    • Send To: From Browse you can now send images to other applications. Photoshop, Lightroom and Aperture are automatically detected and added. You can also add as many of your own apps as you want.
    • Save As: You can now save out copies directly from Browse in any supported file format. This works for one image at a time, if you want to do multiple images, use Batch instead.
  • Smart Photos: Smart Photos are a special PSD format that allows you to save your settings and masks from each module that you use so you can go back and re-edit them later.
  • Masking Changes: The best tools from Perfect Mask have been merged into the Suite in general. You can now access all the masking tools in Layers and Effects directly. These are big changes and you can now get better masks than before, in the place where you want to work with them, especially for selectively applying filters in Effects. Here is a rundown on the masking tools.
    • Quick Mask Tool: This is the replacement for the Drop and Keep brushes from Perfect Mask. Select the tool and loosely brush over what you want to remove. It will automatically expand the selection to the borders it finds.
    • Refine Brush: The Refine brush is used after the Quick Mask Tool or the Perfect Brush to clean up difficult areas like hair or trees. It now has a mode option which is set to paint-out by default. This provides better results than it used to because it does not bring back unwanted colors.
    • Perfect Brush: The Perfect Brush is an option on the Masking Brush. It now works better on semi-transparent areas. It replaces the Magic Brush from Perfect Mask.
    • Blur and Chisel Mask Tools: The Blur and Chisel Mask tools have both been migrated from Perfect Mask. They are used to refine the edge of the mask.
    • You can now copy and paste masks from image to image and across modules. Keep in mind with Smart Photos your masks are stored on a per effect basis across time and can be re-edited later.
  • Retina Display Support: For Mac users with Retina displays the preview area and all artwork are now drawn at 2x quality. This will be coming soon for Windows 8.1 users as well.
  • Printing: You can now do basic printing from any module, including Resize and Browse. Access Print from the File menu. You can select the printer settings and paper size as well as control how the image will fit on the paper and the color management options.
  • Auto Tone: There is a new auto tone algorithm that replaces the old auto levels. In the past we just set the the white and black points. Now it sets these as well as adjusts the brightness, contrast, shadows and highlights.
  • Image processing performance has been increased. We use more OpenGL and OpenCL as well as more optimized use of multiple processor cores.
  • Noise Reduction: There is a new noise reduction filter in Enhance and Effects.
  • Lens Flare: There is a new lens flare filter in Effects.
  • Crop Tool: The crop tool has been modernized. It now moves the image inside of the crop box instead of the other way around. It also has leveling tool. There are new crop aspect ratio presets as well as document size presets that allow you to crop and resize at the same time. This is in Layers, Enhance and Resize.
  • Updated user interface

What's Included



Quickly get to your images wherever they're stored—whether they’re on your computer, network, or on a cloud-based storage service. Find the exact image you want by previewing them side-by-side and navigating through them with intuitive keyboard shortcuts.


Combine and blend images without Adobe Photoshop. With layers, you have the power to swap faces, create balanced exposures, retouch portraits and landscapes, create layouts and composites, and more!


Apply the basic adjustments that almost every image needs to go from good to great. You'll find tools to improve color, tone, and detail, and brushes for spot healing, cloning, and removing objects with content-aware fill technology.


Focus on the art of portrait creation because the most time consuming retouching tasks are automated in the Portrait module. Improve skin texture and color, remove blemishes, and enhance eyes and mouths to create flawless portraits.


Make your images extraordinary with the best effects available today. Customizable filters and hundreds of built-in presets inspire your creativity and give you ultimate control to create effects that make your images look their best.


Develop stunning images that recreate the timeless look of black and white master photographers. Use a library of expertly-crafted presets for instant results or powerful, darkroom-inspired controls for you own custom look.


The Resize module gives you everything you need to prepare your images for print. Powered by Genuine Fractals technology, you'll maintain total clarity and sharpness of your image for your enlargements—even for snapshots taken with a mobile device.


Suite Edition Comparison


Basic Edition Premium Edition
 Includes Browse Module  Yes  Yes
 Includes Perfect Layers  Yes  Yes
 Includes Perfect Enhance  Yes  Yes
 Includes Perfect Portrait  Yes  Yes
 Includes Perfect Effects  Yes  Yes
 Includes Perfect B&W  Yes  Yes
 Includes Perfect Resize  Yes  Yes
 Includes Perfect Batch  Yes  Yes
 Use as a standalone application  Yes  Yes
 Integrates with Adobe® Lightroom®  No  Yes
 Integrates with Apple® Aperture®  No  Yes
 Integrates with Adobe® Photoshop Elements  No  Yes
 Batch Processing through export dialog in Lightroom  No  Yes
 Opens Raw files from most digital cameras  Yes  Yes
 Integrates with Adobe® Photoshop®  No  Yes
 Create or refine layer masks in Photoshop  No  Yes
 Resize CMYK, Grayscale and LAB colorspace images  No  Yes
 Use modules as re-editable Smart Filters in  Photoshop  No  Yes
 Record Photoshop actions for repeated tasks or batch  processing  No  Yes
 Live phone technical support  First 90 Days  Yes
 Email and online technical support  Yes  Yes