Nov 26 2007
Alien Skin Software today announced the release of Image Doctor 2, the new version of its software for photo restoration, compressed JPEG image repair, smart object removal, blemish concealment, and skin softening in one package.
I reviewed the original Image Doctor and highly recommended it. Image Doctor 2 offers a number of improvements to the original release. Chief among these improvements is Image Doctor 2′s rendering speed and quality. Image Doctor 2′s range of skin retouching capabilities has also been expanded. The software’s Skin Softener and Blemish Concealer filters together offer a wider array of skin beautifying capabilities than available in Image Doctor 1.
The performance upgrades in Image Doctor 2 result from changes to the original rendering algorithms and to the program’s multithreading capacity. Other new improvements in Image Doctor 2 include 16-bit support, native support for Macintosh Intel computers, multiprocessor support for all filters, and a variety of user interface changes.
Image Doctor 2 sells for USD$199 with an upgrade price of USD$99 for registered users of Image Doctor 1. Free upgrades are available to purchasers of Image Doctor 1 who purchased on October 26, 2007 or later.