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Photoshop Auto fix, iCorrect OneClick & iCorrect Portrait Color Comparison

by on May.30, 2012, under Color Correction, Facebook photos, iCorrect OneClick, iCorrect Portrait, Photoshop Color Correction

Compare Photoshop Autofix, iCorrect OneClick and iCorrect Portrait (Click on photo for larger image)

After posting the description about using iCorrect Portrait to color correct my new Facebook profile photo yesterday I decided to see how Photoshop Elements Auto Fix and PictoColor’s iCorrect OneClick compared with the iCorrect Portrait’s skin tone technology. “Was it really better?”  Well, you be the judge. Click on the photo to get a larger view of the comparison image. The original photo (actually a cropped portion of a snapshot taken at my birthday party) is on the left. It is a bit dull and lifeless.

Photoshop Elements Auto Fix
The second image is the Photoshop elements Auto Fix (click on the Enhance and select AutoFix from the pull down menu). The result is certainly better but still is somewhat dull and has a yellowish color cast.

PictoColor’s iCorrect OneClick Plug-in
The next image is the result of using iCorrect OneClick plug-in. I selected OneClick from the Filters pull down menu and simply clicked on the white door frame. OneClick automatically analyzes brightness, contrast, and saturation and makes a best guess correction. The result is really much better, but still has a slight magenta tint and bit too much saturation. I think most people would be quite happy with the result from OneClick and it certainly is quick and, I think, more pleasing that the PSE Autofix. BTW, for a limited time you can get a free copy of the 32 bit version of iCorrect OneClick Plug-in.

PictoColor’s iCorrect Portrait Plug-in
The final photo is the result using iCorrect Portrait 2.0 plug-in.  I selected iCorrect Portrait from the Filters pull down menu. Then check the Auto White and Auto Black boxes, click on the same white area on the door frame (the color balance tool is automatically activated). Finally, click on the Face icon to activate the skin tone memory color feature then click on an are of skin, such as my neck and chin. Yes, it took a couple more clicks, but the result is better skin tone, which is the real strength of iCorrect Portrait.

Conclusion
Our experience and the experience of our customers suggests that both iCorrect OneClick and iCorrect Portrait can improve the color of people photos much better than Photoshop’s Auto Fix and (if you know how to do it) much faster than using other PS tools. I typically use OneClick technology on most of my photos since I usually use CorrectPhoto instead of PS or PSE because it is easier and faster and includes OneClick. But, when I really want to make the skin look real (like in my Facebook profile) I use iCorrect Portrait.

Wayne www.pictocolor.com/portrait.htm

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