The well-respected Perfectly Clear image editing technology is now available for Android devices, with developers Athentech releasing a version that manages to be significantly faster than the new iPad and iPhone4 equivalent apps.
We reviewed the iPhone version back in 2010 and were hugely impressed with its abilities, so it’s great to see the app being released on the Android platform.
Claimed to run 1.6 times faster on an Android-powered ASUS Transformer Prime T300 compared to the new iPad, and 1.75 times faster than the iPhone4, the app offers exposure, vibrancy, sharpening, contrast/depth, tint correction and skin tone tweakings and adds new features and performance enhancements for Android.
Multiple images can also now be loaded and batch corrected at the same time, and there’s a new interface promising a “more efficient workflow”.
“We heard our customers asking for an Android App and we are delivering an awesome product that will exceed their expectations,” purred Brad Malcolm, President of Athentech Imaging.
“The Perfectly Clear technology is proven and patented technology already installed in more than 6 million iPhones Worldwide. In addition, it is being used by our licensees to correct and print more than 20 million photos every day. We are excited for this launch and especially excited to hear the feedback from our Android customers.”
A Beautify Preset is an in-app purchase for £0.63p/$0.99, and contains Perfectly Smooth for smoothing out spot-addled skin, Eye Enhance/Enlarge to add a bit of oomph to drink-sozzled red eyes and Teeth Whitening for the Colgate Effect.
We gave it a go and have to say we were both impressed and depressed by the way the app managed to smooth away the obvious signs of all those years of hard-drinking and late nights.
Currently available at an introductory price of just £0./63 or $0.99 in the Google Play Store, Perfectly Clear is compatible with smartphones and tablets running Android 2.3.3 (or newer).
Offering true one-click image enhancement, this is an app that can really make a difference to your photographs, and it’s one that we can recommend again.
Athentech Press Release
Athentech Imaging Announces Perfectly Clear for Android!
Intelligent Image Correction Has Arrived for All Android Devices
CALGARY, Alberta—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Perfectly Clear has arrived for the world’s most popular operating system, Android. The Perfectly Clear app is Intelligent Image Correction that transforms less than stellar images into stunning memories to keep and share. Perfectly Clear automatically applies 10 patented corrections in a few seconds allowing consumers to share perfect photos from their Android device with confidence.
Consumers will use smart phones to capture more than 200 billion photos this year*. Many of these photos will be uploaded directly from these mobile devices to share memories and experiences. But as convenient and popular as this process has become, smart phones lack the sophistication of image capture found in dedicated cameras and often create photos that have disappointing image quality. Perfectly Clear for Android is the app consumers can use so they no longer have to sacrifice image quality for convenience.
We’ve taken our award winning iPhone app, and made it even better with the following new features and performance enhancements for Android:
Perfectly Smooth** renders flawless skin for a beautiful look
Eye Enhance/Enlarge** brings out the sparkle and details in the eyes
Teeth Whitening** brings more emotion to your photos through a beautiful smile
Time Saving Presets allow you to tailor the automatic correction for every image independently
Multi-Photo Workflow allows for multiple images to be loaded and batch corrected at the same time, increasing your efficiency
New User Interface for a more efficient workflow
Faster! We’ve re-engineered our app engine to take advantage of the multiple cores available on Android devices. The result is Perfectly Clear running 1.6 times faster on Android versus iPad(3) and 1.75 times faster than iPhone4***
In addition to the core corrections of exposure, vibrancy, sharpening, contrast/depth, tint correction and skin tone, users now have the ability to purchase the Beautify Preset that includes Perfectly Smooth, eye enhancement, eye enlargement and teeth whitening for only $.99.
Perfectly Clear for Android is $1.99 – but available for only $0.99 during the month of August 2012. Get it at: http://www.athentech.com/android.html.
“We heard our customers asking for an Android App and we are delivering an awesome product that will exceed their expectations,” said Brad Malcolm, President of Athentech Imaging. “The Perfectly Clear technology is proven and patented technology already installed in more than 6 million iPhones Worldwide. In addition, it is being used by our licensees to correct and print more than 20 million photos every day. We are excited for this launch and especially excited to hear the feedback from our Android customers.”
Further information can be found on our media site here: http://www.athentech.com/media.html including Reviewer’s Guide, brief PowerPoint, before and after images and screenshots for your use.
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***Android speed tests were performed on an ASUS Transformer Prime T300 running Tegra3 quad cores. Speed will vary depending on the Android device.