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SoftColor PhotoEQ Technical Specifications

System Requirements

Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8

1GHz Intel or AMD processor
1Gb of RAM
Screen resolution of 1024x768 or greater
42 Mb of disc space

PhotoEQ works on 32bit and 64bit Windows.

Supported Digital Image and RAW Formats


RAW Formats:
.dng, .crw, .cr2, .mrw, .nef, .raf, .orf, .pef, .srf, .arw

Support for following JPEG color spaces:
RGB, GrayScale, YCbCr, CMYK, YCbCrK

Support for following TIFF types:
TIFF (rev.6.0 and Tech.Note #2, Packbits, JPEG, LZW, CCITT G.3 and G.4, ZIP) with RGB, CMYK, B/W, CIELab

PhotoEQ manages embedded EXIF, IPTC and XMP meta-data.

Supported Digital Image Formats for Output


PSD files are saved with two layers
[Original Image / Improved Image]

Support for following JPEG color spaces:
RGB, GrayScale, YCbCr, CMYK, YCbCrK

Support for following TIFF types:
TIFF (6.0, Packbits, JPEG, LZW, CCITT G.3 and G.4, ZIP) with RGB, CMYK, B/W, CIELab

Embedded EXIF, IPTC and XMP meta-data is transferred between input and output images if output image format has support for embedded metadata.

Image Processing Tools (SoftColor Engine V4)

PhotoEQ has three type of image processing tools.
  • Color correction which adjust white balance, exposure and contrast settings automatically or manually.
  • Image editing by resizing, cropping, rotating, straightening and red-eye fixing.
  • Image enhancement by sharpening and de-noising filters.
Color Correction

PhotoEQ's automatic color correction algorithm corrects color balance, exposure and contrast problems from original image in single step. White balance, exposure and contrast adjustments are processed as separate layers. This gives full control to fine tune automatic correction intensity and other color correction adjustments.
  • ColorEQ, to adjust white balance.
  • Non-linear Exposure
  • Non-linear Contrast
  • Adjust color correction intensity. This intensity value adjusts how much pixel color values of edited image are mixed with original image after white balance, exposure and contrast correction.

Image Editing

PhotoEQ has tools and filters for resizing, cropping, rotating, straightening, sharping, de- noising and red-eye fixing the original image. Image editing in PhotoEQ is non-destructive and layer based operation. Image editing tools and filters can be used together with PhotoEQ's color correction or separately.

PhotoEQ's sharpening tool has two method to adjust sharpness of the edited image:
  • Automatic sharpening filter which enhances image by increasing the sharpness of detected objects contours.
  • Traditional unsharp masking filter which increases the contrast of the edges between pixels of different colors in an image.
PhotoEQ has automatic noise removing filter and blur filter to remove unwanted noise from edited image. Blur filter performs gaussian blur filtering.

Color Management:

PhotoEQ has support for standard ICC profile based color management and loading and saving embedded ICC profiles. PhotoEQ can convert and render between different color spaces, for example conversion from RGB to CMYK. Color management uses 32 bits precision for processing and support v4 and v2 profiles. Rendering intents:
Blackpoint compensation: [ON/OFF]

Batch Processing:

PhotoEQ has todo queue for collecting multiple images to one by one processing or for automatic batch processing. After selecting suitable image processing adjustments and output settings for one image file, automatic batch processing will use same settings to process other images from todo queue.

Batch save operation uses current tools adjustments for processing images. Batch processed images are saved by using current output format and folder settings. Saved files are named with _sc prefix.

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