The latest version of Anthropics’ PortraitPro retouching software includes updated image recognition, a customisable restore brush and advanced layers functions.

Comparative images showing the differences in the feature-finding function in the previous and new versions of Portrait Pro. (Source: Anthropics Technology.)

Powered by the latest developments in image recognition, deep learning and artificial intelligence, PortraitPro 18 is the most advanced product to date. Facial feature finding and background masking is now faster and more accurate and, for the first time, users can  remove all edits from an area with the improved Restore Brush. This allows retouchers to work with much more complex images, where part of the face is obscured by glasses or other accessories. The new Layers menu lets users add overlays to portraits for the first time, providing scope for adding logos, watermarks or  stickers and creating artistic double exposures.

The new Smart Filter capability, which is exclusive to PortraitPro 18 Studio and Studio Max editions, makes switching between Photoshop and PortraitPro 18 easy and allows portraits to be customised to suit the photographer’s clients. Intelligent new hair finding techniques means more accurate and realistic hair editing. Similarly, PortraitPro 18 now lets users easily control the editing of each eye independently. The new version is also better at detecting skin in an image including in areas outside the face.

Three versions of the software are available:
PortraitPro Standard Standalone software for amateur photographers working with JPG or 24-bit TIFF files.
PortraitPro Studio For amateur or professional photographers who work directly with RAW files or want the higher quality of 48-bit color files, supports conversion between different color spaces, and provides JPEG/TIFF embedded color profile support. Offers Batch dialog.
PortraitPro Studio Max For professional photographers or those working with lots of images. Full Batch mode to speed workflow greatly.
PortraitPro 18 is available to purchase or for a free trial from