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    Default Curious, what do people think of Portrait Pro?

    Got an email that it's on sale right now, half price. Just curious about whether anyone's used it, what they know about it. Most of the results look fake to me, but I suppose you can customize it to your own preferences.
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    Never heard of it. Is it software?
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    Hmmm, looks interesting. Not something I would ever use I don't think. I could see it coming in handy if you did a lot of head shots or seniors (acne, ect...). I will say, in the example they use, she looks 20 years younger! LOL
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    I downloaded the trial and tried it on some of the images I took of the high school student the other day. She has great skin, but I did find some of the lighting controls nice to add a bit of depth. Overall it takes a photo from normal to very 'glamour' IF you don't adjust anything, but you can tweak and modify. It seems kind of a nice tool if you use it judiciously; but I'm not sure I want to pay $50 for it, even on sale. Though it certainly is a fast and simple way to make some big changes.

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    Not that anyone is really interested except me... But since I raised the question, I thought I'd share my 'findings'. So, without further ado, here's some play on my own portrait...

    This one's my own edits, where the shape of my face isn't changed, my skin isn't QUITE as smoothed, etc. Looks better without losing my features and 40+ skin (not that I'd mind losing them, but...).



    Whereas this is a lot closer to the default, they raise my cheekbones, narrow my jaw, widen my eyes, smooth my skin more.

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    So DH talked me out of it. We both have trouble with the lack of 'truth in advertising', and buying software where the DEFAULT is to change the shape of someone's face to be more aesthetically pleasing isn't really quite what I wanted. I just liked the smoothing and some of their lighting options, but this goes too far.

    Sorry for a long thread about nothin'... where I'm mostly just talking to myself.

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    I considered this at one point (several years ago) and decided against it for the same reasons. If it were really inexpensive (like $5 or $10), I might invest in it to use for skin smoothing, but I just couldn't see myself using it enough to justify the price.

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