Helicon Filter

Helicon Filter
Publisher: Helicon Soft Ltd.

Helicon Filter Description

Helicon Filter offers full set of the easy to use post processing tools to the digital photographer. Intuitive interface, context help and full screen preview make it easy to learn.

Helicon Filter covers 99 percent of the needs of the photo enthusiast. Helicon Filter is one of the best tools in each of the above categories and received many awards. It also includes the Red Eye tool.


File management:
- Support for all popular file types including all RAW
- Fast folder browser
- Lossless rotate, copy, delete, move operations
- Template-based rename
- Full EXIF and IPTC information
- Support of color profiles

Noise reduction:
- Noise level auto detection
- Selective noise reduction in highlights and shadows, in defined hue, in color
- range.

- Gradient haze compensation
- Brightness equalizer/curve
- Brightness in Highlights, Shadows
- Contrast, Gamma, Exposure
- Local contrast
- Levels (black point, white point)
- One-click White Balance tool
- Color map and RGB sliders for manual WB
- Memory colors list (several skin types, green, sky, etc.)
- Saturation for bright and dull colors
- Equalizer for selective saturation
- Spectral sensitivity controls
- Black&White conversion
- Exposure warnings

- Reduction of chromatic aberration on high contrast areas (e.g. sun behind the
- tree)

- Fine details extraction
- Edge sharpening
- Threshold to keep noise from sharpening
- White halo control
- Equalizer to sharpen only selected color ranges.

- Vignetting correction
- Barrel/pincushion correction
- Perspective correction
- Rotation, squeezing, stretching
- Skewing, bending

- Presets for popular paper sizes, monitor resolutions
- Proportional selection (e.g. 2:3, 3:4, user defined)
- Batch crop/resize

- Blurred or black&white image as a frame texture
- Overlay frames
- Color picker to choose frame color

- Placeholders for EXIF data (date, ISO, aperture, etc).
- Several text styles including embossed, shadowed, semi-transparent, inverted
- text

- "Delete scratches" brush to remove scratches, wires, pimples on the face,
- etc.
- "Clone" brush
- "Change brightness" brush to make some areas darker or brighter
- "Change color" brush to paint with color or to change the hue keeping the brightness the same
- "Change saturation" brush
- "Blur/sharpen" brush
- "Reduce noise" brush
- "Fix red eye" brush
- "Distort" brush to fix protruding ears and similar problems
- "Erase changes" brush to delete effect of the brushes and/or filters
- All brushes can be edge-sensitive
- Undo/redo is available

- Image can be saved to disk, emailed, printed
- Save dialog shows file size for give JPEG quality
- JPEG, JPEG2000, TIFF (24 bit, 48 bit, lzw compression), PNG, PSD, BMP formats
- are supported

Advanced features:
- Multiprocessor support
- Batch processing
- User settings support
- 16 bit precision image processing

News in Helicon Filter

- Active filter does not disappear now when new image is open
- Added preview thumbnails for the preset buttons

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