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Learn how to create a photo calendar using layers with Cyberlink PhotoDirector. The following steps/tools were used to create this photo calendar: 1. Download PhotoDirector 8 for Windows to photoDirector ticks all the boxes for photography enthusiasts.

Mar 07, 2020 20:38
Recently I purchased PD 365 subscription and as far as I understand, PhotoDirector 8 Ultra license is included. Anyway, I have its product key in my member zone.
I still cannot find any way to download PhotoDirector 8 Ultra. Before 365, all links were included in welcome email but now I cannot see it.
How do I download it?
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optodataSenior ContributorPrivate MessageLocation: California, USAJoined: Sep 16, 2011 16:04Messages: 6587Offline
Mar 07, 2020 22:49
As far as I know, you can buy a combo with perpetual licenses for PD18 and PhD11, or if you get the subscription versions, you have to subscribe to DirectorSuite.
I don't think you can subscribe to PD and get a separate download for PhD8 Ultra, but maybe there was a special offer. You may want to contact CL customer service if you're missing the download link.
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teedeeMemberPrivate MessageJoined: Mar 12, 2014 16:38Messages: 65Offline
Mar 08, 2020 05:08
QuoteAs far as I know, you can buy a combo with perpetual licenses for PD18 and PhD11, or if you get the subscription versions, you have to subscribe to DirectorSuite.
I don't think you can subscribe to PD and get a separate download for PhD8 Ultra, but maybe there was a special offer. You may want to contact CL customer service if you're missing the download link.

I can see the product key in my member zone as you can see in the attachment. So it looks like I should have it in my subscription, doesn't it?
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PhilwildSenior MemberPrivate MessageLocation: Hemel Hempstead, UKJoined: Oct 05, 2017 12:04Messages: 202Offline
Cyberlink photodirector 8 deluxe downloadMar 08, 2020 05:42
If your program is part of a subscription, then you download via Application manager.
If it's separate, then you are correct, you'll need the download link. Therefore, you will need to contact customer support as suggested by Optodata.
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tomascSenior ContributorPrivate MessageJoined: Aug 25, 2011 12:33Messages: 5646Offline
Mar 08, 2020 09:54
QuoteI can see the product key in my member zone as you can see in the attachment. So it looks like I should have it in my subscription, doesn't it?

The attached screenshot show that it was purchased a few years ago along with the PD15 and AD3. You had to have installed it to be able to register it maybe on a different pc. The software may have been installed on someone else pc and forgotten after all this time.
BTW: I beleive that you qualify to get PhotoDirector 8 Deluxe free but again you need to navigate the Cyberlink Members Zone properly to find it. Reply
teedeeMemberPrivate MessageJoined: Mar 12, 2014 16:38Messages: 65Offline
Mar 08, 2020 12:09
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The attached screenshot show that it was purchased a few years ago along with the PD15 and AD3. You had to have installed it to be able to register it maybe on a different pc. The software may have been installed on someone else pc and forgotten after all this time.

Photodirector 8 Tutorial

Thank you for the suggestion. I've found it on my harddrive along with other PD15 installation files ReplyReply to this topic

Photodirector 8: cheaper than Photoshop, Elements, or Lightroom, but packs a punch under the hood.

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Make special moments even more special with a host of easy to use or advanced techniques

Photoshop has been the undisputed last word in photo editing for as long as I can remember.

But like any king, there are any number of potential usurpers and rivals to the crown. One such worthy competitor is PhotoDirector. At a fraction of the cost of Photoshop, Light Room, or Elements and at a much shallower gradient of learning difficulty, is definitely worth a look, if nothing else.

PhotoDirector 8:Ease of use

PhotoDirector in the right hands, can also be quite a powerful photo editing piece of software. At the same time, even relative tech novices can achieve good results within just a few minutes.

The main window offers a straight up choice of viewing modes, easily allowing you choose the style you want for what you want to do, be it picture browsing or image editing.

At the most basic level, different lenses and effects can be applied within a few seconds, and the results saved. Cropping, changing hues or colors are fun to experiment with and are all quite easy to do, and the results are easy to save and find with little to no confusion. For the enthusiast or the advanced photographer, PhotoDirector has something to offer.

Creating and storing albums is a nice touch.

One of PhotoDirector’s big bonuses are the inbuilt tools that allow its users to create a straightforward and easy to use organizational systems so that you can manage your photos and albums correctly, whether using keywords, color labels, star ratings or by self created settings, which is nice.

Advanced stuff

Users who have used Lightroom before will probably quickly notice that PhotoDirector is somewhat similar.

The main interface is comprised into the Library, Layers, Adjustment, Slideshow, and of course, printing.

Some of the more notable features include similar features to Lightroom and Photoshop right down to the graduated and radial feature effects.

Full of Self-Confidence

PhotoDirector also offers some interesting features of its own that are well worth exploring in the Edit panel, including some very decent effects that are just missing from other competitors such as Lightroom.

As you would expect PhotoDirector also works with just about every file format going and going from RAW to a finished image within the software is a hassle free process.

If I were to level a criticism at PhotoDirector, it would be that the cloning tools and layers while good, aren’t quite on the same level as its rivals. But that is a minor gripe.

Conclusions

Overall, PhotoDirector is a solid and impressive photo-editing package. It can be used as easily by beginners and advanced users alike. Results are good and the storage options work very well as well.

Unfortunately, it isn’t free. That said it’s price is very reasonable, especially compared to the likes of Photoshop and Lightroom etc. But, there is a free trial period, which means you can try before you buy, so why not try it now, and see if PhotoDirector has all you need.