workspace and it is the easiest to use that I have found in Windows programs. Once you open a folder in the Collections tab
and select the People icon, PSPX5 automatically sorts photos
of people in multiple folders with similar facial characteristics
into groups. The groups are visible in the thumbnail mode of
the Manage workspace. Once grouped, you simply name the
group with the person’s name and PSPX5 applies that tag to
The newly tagged group is added to the People section of the
Collections tab in the Navigation panel. By clicking on the person’s name in the People section, PSPX5 displays all photos of
that person wherever they occur on your computer, as long as
you have tagged them. You can also manually tag any person, or
ignore people you don’t wish to tag. And you can sync your social media contacts with PSPX5. Using this feature, your friends
and family are automatically notified whenever you upload a
photo in which they appear.
The high dynamic range (HDR) tools introduced in PSPX4
are enhanced. The Batch Merge option now allows you to apply
HDR presets to speed your workflow. New to the HDR toolset
is the ability to create a pseudo-HDR image by splitting a single
RAW capture into three exposures and then recombining them.
You set the EV interval for the exposures and you can even
change the exposure value of the middle (original) capture. Once
the HDR image is created, all of the HDR tools in PSPX5 are
available to fine-tune the image.
Camera phone apps allow users to instantly apply visual effects to their photos. PSPX5 includes two new features, Retro
Lab and the Instant Effects palette, that can do the same, but
with far more choices and far more control. Retro Lab includes
effects inspired by LOMO, Diana and Holga cameras, with sliders that allow you to adjust the effect to your liking and save it
for future use.
The Instant Effects palette is available in both the Manage and
Adjust workspaces. It is organized into Artistic, Black and White,
Film Styles, Landscape, Portrait, Retro and Traditional categories.
Each category includes representative thumbnails of the various
Minimum System Requirements