Give Your Images Some Focus

Like Perfect Resize 7 and PhotoFrame 4.6 as discussed in previous blogs, onOne FocaPoint 2 has been available since late October, and, is also included in the new onOne Photo Suite 6 package.

So what is FocalPoint 2?

onOne FocalPoint 2 allows you to control the focus of your image, with depth-of-field and vignette effects to help you show your viewers exactly where to look. Essentially, it’s like bringing your camera lens inside Photoshop, allowing you to add selective focus to images after they have been taken. In a similar way to tilt-shift techniques, FocalPoint 2 uses a ‘Focus Bug’ controller, enabling you to control the amount of blur, focus and light or dark tones in the image.

Features of FocalPoint 2 include:

Multiple Points of Focus

You have the ability to define multiple areas within an image using Focus Bugs, this enables you to create complex blur shapes or highlight multiple areas.

Easy controls

Speaking of Focus Bugs, with FocalPoint 2 the most common functions are placed in a single, easy-to-use control. All you have to do is place the ‘Bug’ over the area you want to blur, then set the size, shape and place using ‘Bug Legs’. Furthermore, you can then choose the scale of the blur by using the ‘Bug Antennae’. All these options are available in one click, in one place.

Bloom, Brightness & Contrast

A new highlight bloom tool lest you control how strong highlights are in the blurred area. There are also brightness and contrast controls available for further enhancements.

Lens Simulator

The blur options available in FocalPoint 2 closely match ‘real’ lens blur for an authentic out-of-focus look. You can closely replicate effects normally only obtainable with expensive, high-desired photographic lenses.

Focus Brush

The focus brush allows you to paint focus or blur exactly where you want it. You can also use the brush to touch-up the shape or Focus Bugs, or blurred areas in your images.

Vignettes

Vignettes have long been used to reduce distractions and focus the viewer’s eye. FocalPoint 2 includes an improved vignette feature for a more natural, edge-only appearance.

Standalone Application

As with the onOne solutions, FocalPoint 2 is available integrated into Photoshop, Aperture or Lightroom, or as a standalone option.

onOne FocalPoint 2 is available to order now. You can learn more about it in the below video:

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