A photography blog from the creators of Perfectly Clear


Like you, we’re learning all the time. And this blog gives us a chance to pass along the latest news from the frontlines of photo correction. Every week, we’ll report on the trends that we see shaping the industry… as well as the very coolest customer stories.

Whether you’re shooting traditional landscape photos or stunning portraits, the graduated filter controls that are added to Perfectly Clear 3.5 are truly useful.  Using either a linear or a radial gradient, you can now apply selective adjustments to part of your image.  Think of these as gradual adjustments, which make them perfect to enhance skies […]

While you can still use Perfectly Clear as a plugin or external editor, it also runs as a stand-alone application. This means that you can open both RAW and traditional photos directly, crop images to whatever size you need, then print or export to popular file formats for sharing. Running Perfectly Clear as an Application […]

Adobe just released two new versions of Lightroom (be sure to read our write-up here).  Lightroom Classic CC (formerly Lightroom CC) fully supports third-party plugins like Perfectly Clear Complete or Perfectly Clear Essentials. But the new Lightroom CC is a bit different. What is Lightroom CC? Adobe has released a whole new Lightroom, called Lightroom […]

Looking for a new way to work with presets?  Perfectly Clear version 3.5 offers a new way to see what your presets will look like without even having to apply them. You can now see both LOOKS and presets as useful thumbnail icons.  You’ll see the results each gives right in the browser.  Here’s how […]

Sometimes when making a photograph, your camera will become confused and capture photos with a subtle (or even a strong) tint.  This occurs in situations where the sensors of the camera have inappropriately picked up and reflected in the image excess green from fluorescent lights, excess red from the infrared heat of a person in […]

We’ve got two important options at the end of your imaging pipeline (also known as the last steps in the control area in Perfectly Clear). You’ve probably already discovered LOOKs where you can easily add a quick color grade or film stock simulation to your image. Right below that, you’ll find the new Finishing Tools. […]

Sometimes it’s the little things that matter.  One request we’ve heard for a long time is that it would sure be great to have an undo button.  Well, your wish is granted.  Now you can easily try out adjustments, LOOKs, and presets without ever losing your place. Undo/Redo is Easy Perfectly Clear makes it easy […]

  For the ultimate in photographic control and dynamic range, photographers have shot RAW files for many years.  These native camera formats are superior to JPEG files in many ways including less compression, more color information, and a wider dynamic range.  Often a crushed shadow or a clipped highlight (such as clouds) can be recovered. […]

With Adobe’s recent announcements about Lightroom, we wanted to take a moment and explain how Perfectly Clear fits into an Adobe users workflow.  Ultimately it comes down to how you work (or don’t work) with Adobe tools. I am a Creative Cloud plan member I use a “boxed” version of Lightroom I am curious about […]

We’re super excited to announce a major update to Perfectly Clear— Version 3.5. Whether you’re using Perfectly Clear Complete or Perfectly Clear Essentials, we have some big improvements to make your photo workflow even better. Perfectly Clear is Now A Stand-Alone Application!  We want as many photographers as possible to use Perfectly Clear… so we’ve […]

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