onOne Software has outlined its plans to deliver support for Adobe's Photoshop Lightroom 2 digital darkroom software.
The company plans to make versions of PhotoFrame Professional Edition, Genuine Fractals Print Pro, PhotoTools Professional Edition, and FocalPoint compatible with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom by the end of 2008. Each of these plug-ins will provide users with integration between the respective plug-in and Adobe Photoshop Lightroom.
Registered users of onOne Software’s PhotoFrame Professional Edition, Genuine Fractals Print Pro, PhotoTools Professional Edition and FocalPoint will be alerted to the availability of Lightroom support and how to update their product as each plug-in is updated and released.
The first tool to be offered for Lightroom is the new version of PhotoFrame 4 (in both Professional and Standard Editions).
The PhotoFrame 4 plug-in adds edge effects, frames, borders, adornments and texture overlays. The new version delivers hundreds of new frames, including exclusive content from professional wedding photographers Kevin Kubota and Vicki Taufer.
PhotoFrame 4 also includes an improved library with new library management options, updated user-interface, cutting-edge new content, new output options for added user control, and more.
The new Library window in PhotoFrame 4 lets users easily search, browse and preview frames, backgrounds, textures and adornments on their image in real-time. Users can immediately see just what each frame selection will look like with their image. A new streamlined light table style view allows users to search and sort frames quickly. With the improved preview quality users can zoom in and choose the best frame for every photo.
New in PhotoFrame 4 is the ability to change the location of the frame library. Photographers can choose the drive and location and even automatically relocate the library later if needed. In addition, photographers who create and add their own frames can have them automatically added to the PhotoFrame 4 Library making them easier to find in the future.
The new content includes more realistic film edges along with new texture overlays, backgrounds and adornments. Additionally, the frame content in PhotoFrame 4 has been completely re-mastered providing photographers with a higher quality preview when choosing the best frame for their photo.
The options palette allows photographers to control how the frames are applied to their photo. Frames, overlays and adornments can be added to the current layer, or a new layer. In addition, frames can be rendered to their own layer allowing for further adjustments or editing in Adobe Photoshop software. Frames from PhotoFrame 4 can even be applied as a layer mask allowing photographers to selectively blend multiple layers together. The output quality of frames in PhotoFrame 4 has been improved for large images and the on-screen preview even displays the layer options just like they will appear in Adobe Photoshop.
Photographers using Lightroom 2 can easily access their favourite frames, overlays and adornments from within Lightroom 2. Photographers can apply a preset to a single photo or an entire batch of photos. They can even open one photo to adjust the frame settings and then apply it to a selection of additional images. The integration between Lightroom 2 and PhotoFrame 4 Professional Edition requires Photoshop CS2 or Photoshop CS3.
PhotoFrame 4 allows photographers to mix, match and combine up to 32 frames together in layers just like in Photoshop. With PhotoFrame 4, photographers can select multiple frame layers and adjust their size, orientation, rotation angle, opacity and more in a single step. Additionally, the background image layer can now be adjusted separately to fit perfectly within the combination of edge effects being added.
PhotoFrame 4 comes in two variations – a Professional Edition and a Standard Edition and are available for $259.95 (around £145) and $159.95 (£89) respectively.