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Turn Your Photos Into Art

Get to the heart of creative photo editing, fast. With powerful AI tools, eye-catching visual effects, advanced color controls and intuitive layer editing, you can create breathtaking compositions and artistic masterpieces in a snap. Immersing yourself into fine-art has never been so easy.

Extraordinary Tools, Extraordinarily Easy to Use

Get true-to-life image retouching and go beyond. With PhotoDirector’s incredible range of fully guided editing tools, you can polish your images to perfection and create stunning surreal works of art.

Drastically alter the sky in your snaps.
AI Sky Replacement allows you to enhance or totally alter the sky in your snaps. Animate, blend, position, relight and re-align. The sky is the limit.

Distort reality with Glitch art.
Discover hidden beauty in your images by splitting and combining color layers with the Glitch Art effect.

Break from the norm with the Dispersion Effect.
Distort, rearrange, or disintegrate every particle of your image. 

Bring your photos to life.
A picture says a thousand words. Animate them and say a thousand more.

Let your photos sparkle
Sparkle Effects automatically detects a light source in your snaps and enhances it with individual, fully customizable and animated sparks of light.

Enrich pictures with incredible Light Rays.
Render the perfect night scene with light rays. Create illuminated cityscapes and soften shots rich with natural sunlight.

Play with color. Manipulate objects. Twist reality.
Get playful with the size and color of objects in your images – or remove them completely. Select, transform, distort, duplicate, remove – the sky’s the limit and you’re in control.

Total Image Transformations, Layer by Layer
Craft and compile the finest details of your image with powerful, precise, and intuitive layer-editing tools.

Create seamless blends.
Dive into the rich world of creative blending. Produce compositions of unmatched variety with our huge range of distinctive blending modes.

Mask people perfectly with AI.
Precisely mask the outline of people in your images. Quickly achieve flawless silhouettes of objects, or remove objects seamlessly, leaving backgrounds untouched.

Rewind to the perfect edit.
Create without fear of mistakes. Quickly switch between any layer edit you’ve ever made to find the perfect look.


Maximize with Subscription Exclusives
PhotoDirector 365 subscription gives you unlimited access to world-leading stock catalogs, design packs, and music.

Royalty-free stock library powered by Shutterstock®
Complete your photo projects with unlimited access to Shutterstock’s world-leading image and music catalogs. Get all of the content you need to create your masterpiece accessible from right inside the app.

Find your style with LUTs packs.
Bring trendy and stylish color palettes to your images in a click with our professionally designed LUTs packs.

Create complex images, minus the complexity.
Our professionally designed Express Layer templates are a super easy way to put together stunning images instantly. They’re also a great way to learn how to combine layers to achieve distinctive styles.

Make incredible slideshows with CyberLink background music tracks.
Always find the perfect soundtrack for your slideshows from our ever-growing library of professionally-composed background music tracks.

Create Art, Intelligently

Leave it to AI to fix the routine tasks and imperfections. Spend less time worrying about shooting the perfect shot and more time crafting the perfect photo.

The power to fix blurry shots.
Blurry images are a thing of the past with intelligent deblur. Perfect for fixing up photos of fast-paced sports, children, or pets, or shots taken on the move.

Crystal clear images. Every time.
Remove haze, fog and smog to reveal crisp, clear landscapes with the intuitive Dehaze slider. Use Defringe to keep photos razor-sharp.

Transform images with AI Styles.
We've trained our AI Style Engine to analyze images in detail and identify different aspects of each shot. The engine intelligently applies brushstrokes that make your pictures look like they were designed and painted by a master artist.

Photo Management with Facial Recognition.
Painlessly manage large photo collections with our AI facial recognition solution, powered by CyberLink’s FaceMe™ engine. Tag a face in one photo, and it will be automatically detected & tagged in all existing and future shots.

Minimum System Requirements

Operating System

  • Microsoft Windows 10, 8/8.1, 7 (64 bit OS only)
  • macOS 10.13, macOS 10.14, macOS 10.15

Processor (CPU)

  • Intel Core™ i-series or AMD Phenom® II and above

Graphics Processor (GPU)

  • 128 MB VGA VRAM or higher


  • 4GB required (For AI style transfer, 8GB or above recommended)

Hard Disk Space

  • 2GB

Internet Connection

  • Internet connection also required for initial software & file formats activation.

Screen Resolution

  • 1024 x 768, 16-bit color or above

Language Support

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish (European)
  • Chinese Simplified
  • Chinese Traditional
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Dutch

Format and Device Support

Photo (Import)
    PhotoDirector also supports the import of most camera RAW formats.
Photo (Export)
Video (Import)
  • ▪ AVI
  • ▪ MOD
  • ▪ DAT
  • ▪ TOD
  • ▪ VOB
  • ▪ TPD
  • ▪ VRO
  • ▪ TRP
  • ▪ FLV
  • ▪ M4V
  • ▪ MP4
  • ▪ M2V
  • ▪ MPG
  • ▪ MOV
  • ▪ MPEG
  • ▪ 3GP
  • ▪ MPE
  • ▪ 3G2
  • ▪ M2T
  • ▪ 3GPP
  • ▪ M2TS
  • ▪ MKV
  • ▪ MTS
  • ▪ WMV
  • ▪ TS
  • ▪ ASF
Video (Export)
  • ▪ MPEG4, WMV