HumanSoftware has released AutoSmooth, a Photoshop plug-in that smoothes skin and other surfaces while cutting down on harsh shadows and highlights.

It works on RGB 16-bit, RGB 8-bit and CMYK images and is compatible with Adobe Photoshop Elements 2.0 and Photoshop 7 or CS on Mac or PC. AutoSmooth sells for $79 (around £44) from the HumanSoftware Web site.