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Photoshop plug-ins for retouching


Jan Esmann

Power Retouch was founded in 2002 by the Danish artist Jan Esmann (born 1960), who is still the CEO and chief engineer at Power Retouch, though the company has long since expanded to include hired hands. Jan, a realist painter, soon realized a number of retouches were either not possible or very time consuming when retouching photos of his paintings in Photoshop. Since he was a programmer, he decided to write a number of Photoshop plug-ins that could do the job for him in a fraction of the time and with better results. Beginning to market them, photographers around the world soon responded positively and Power Retouch became a success. Janís paintings can be seen at janesmann.com