Anthropics PortraitPro 24 Version Launched – Now With Generative AI

March 21st, 2024 Jump to Comment Section
Anthropics PortraitPro 24 Version Launched - Now With Generative AI

Anthropics Technology, the U.K. software research and development company behind the popular photo editing software for portraits, PortraitPro, launched their latest version, the PortraitPro 24. This new version now includes generative AI tech in the editing process, so let’s have a look and see what it can do!

As a photographer, I’ve used PortraitPro for many years to retouch both individual portraits of models and artists, and often to streamline the retouching process for large amounts of photographs. For me, the program’s basic adjustments for skin smoothing and other minor imperfections can be handled much quicker and more efficiently than with Photoshop, for example. It’s been especially useful when time was of the essence and a lifesaver when dealing with large batches of photos – for example, when post-processing school and event photography. I’ve also used it to fix the lighting – something that often needs to be adjusted when a photographer has been taking one portrait after another with no time to tweak the light or camera settings. This program has a wide choice of settings, all of them adjustable, depending on your needs.

Anthropics PortraitPro 24 Version
You can determine just how much or how little you want to enhance the features. – Source: Anthropics Technology

I keep my adjustments to a minimum, but this doesn’t mean the program doesn’t have a lot of capabilities for you to explore. Even before the AI integration in this version, there were intensity sliders for all the feature enhancements (like wider eyes or smaller lips) and presets to alter the lighting and background, essentially transforming a face into someone you might hardly recognize. As expected, you can change hair and eye color, add makeup, and change the background to artsy as well. It’s completely up to you how far you want to take it.

What’s new in PortraitPro 24 – key features

The integration of generative AI modules with this version allows the program to offer some interesting new features.

  • Mouth inpainting & teeth replacer
  • Glasses reflection remover
  • Face recovery
  • Skin and hair masks
  • Improved workflow
  • New gender and age detector

New features in detail

So what is meant exactly by some of these new features? Something that for me is most irritating, for example, is the removal of reflections in eyeglasses, and the program seems to do a pretty good job of it. The use of some of the other features, like restoring and enhancing teeth, which the program also seems to do quite well, will depend on individual preferences, but it’s nice to know it’s there. Skin and hair masks can now be saved as additional channels in TIFF files and the gender and age detector has been refined, all pointing to a more efficient workflow. The improved workflow offers the ability to easily switch between faces in groups, the ability to share presets, and more image save options as well. I’m not at all sure about Face Recovery because to me, it’s either blurry or it’s not, but again, that’s a decision we make for ourselves.

Anthropics PortraitPro 24 Version
Before and after with Glasses Reflection Remover. – Source: Anthropics Technology
Mouth Inpainting & Teeth Replacer. – Source: Anthropics Technology

Availability and pricing

Three separate editions are available for PortraitPro 24 and are as follows:

  • The stand-alone Standard edition is priced at $54.95 and includes AI-powered portrait editing, background replacement, and customer support.
  • The Studio edition is priced at $94.95 and includes everything in the Standard edition, plus RAW and DNG support, Batch dialog, and Photoshop and Lightroom integration.
  • The Studio Max edition is priced at $174.95 and includes everything in the Studio edition, plus fully automatic batch processing.
  • You can purchase an upgrade if you already own a previous version of PortraitPro.

Check out their website to compare the details of what is included in each edition. There are also special bundles in their “Anthropics Collection” that include more of their products like LandscapePro and PortraitPro Body. Lastly, you can download a free trial of PortraitPro 24 here, to see if the program is right for you.

What do you think of the capabilities of PortraitPro 24? Do you use it or any of the previous versions? How far do you push your editing when working on portraits? Let us know in the comments below!

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