A photography blog from the creators of Perfectly Clear


Like you, we’re learning all the time. And this blog gives us a chance to pass along the latest news from the frontlines of photo correction. Every week, we’ll report on the trends that we see shaping the industry… as well as the very coolest customer stories.

A Letter from the President to Our Users

Hello, fellow photographers! On behalf of everyone behind the scenes at Perfectly Clear, I want to thank you for being a loyal customer! We’re a small team of 12, committed to forging big ideas that turn into simplified solutions for your photo editing needs. For the last 17 years, it’s been our mission to create […]

Live Webinar: Get Up and Running With the New Perfectly Clear 3.5

Join Levi Sim and Vanelli Live for a free Webinar on Monday, November 20, 2017, as they explore “How to Get up and Running with the New Perfectly Clear 3.5”. Athentech unveiled Perfectly Clear 3.5. with lots of great new features. It’s also a FREE update to existing Perfectly Clear version 3 owners. If you don’t […]

Improved Color Restoration Makes Images Look Awesome

Our Color Restoration technology is 100% unique.  It can fix your software in ways that no other plugin or application can. And now in Version 3.5, it works even better! What is It? Perfectly Clear checks automatically and determines whether or not the capture device has captured the full vibrancy of the colors in a […]

How to Update to Version 3.5

We are so excited to finally release Perfectly Clear Version 3.5 to you! We are offering this as a free upgrade to those with Perfectly Clear Version 3. To update to the newest version, just follow a couple of easy steps! Launch Perfectly Clear. AppsManager should appear to offer you the update. If it does […]

Hey LUCiD Owners, It’s Time to Upgrade

A few years ago we launched LUCiD as a way to give more photographers access to Perfectly Clear technology.  The goal was to keep things affordable and make the software easy to use. While many photographers tried out LUCiD, we decided it made sense to make a slight turn in the road. The new standalone […]

Get Results with Graduated Filters

Whether you’re shooting traditional landscape photos or stunning portraits, the graduated filter controls that are added to Perfectly Clear 3.5 are truly useful.  Using either a linear or a radial gradient, you can now apply selective adjustments to part of your image.  Think of these as gradual adjustments, which make them perfect to enhance skies […]

Using Perfectly Clear as a Standalone Application

While you can still use Perfectly Clear as a plugin or external editor, it also runs as a stand-alone application. This means that you can open both RAW and traditional photos directly, crop images to whatever size you need, then print or export to popular file formats for sharing. Running Perfectly Clear as an Application […]

How to use Plugins with the New Lightroom CC

Adobe just released two new versions of Lightroom (be sure to read our write-up here).  Lightroom Classic CC (formerly Lightroom CC) fully supports third-party plugins like Perfectly Clear Complete or Perfectly Clear Essentials. But the new Lightroom CC is a bit different. What is Lightroom CC? Adobe has released a whole new Lightroom, called Lightroom […]

Using Visual Presets and LOOKS

Looking for a new way to work with presets?  Perfectly Clear version 3.5 offers a new way to see what your presets will look like without even having to apply them. You can now see both LOOKS and presets as useful thumbnail icons.  You’ll see the results each gives right in the browser.  Here’s how […]

Eradicate Annoying Color Casts with New Tint Controls

Sometimes when making a photograph, your camera will become confused and capture photos with a subtle (or even a strong) tint.  This occurs in situations where the sensors of the camera have inappropriately picked up and reflected in the image excess green from fluorescent lights, excess red from the infrared heat of a person in […]

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