Serif PhotoPlus X6 has been announced for photography enthusiasts looking to edit,fix enhance and organise their digital images.

PhotoPlus X6 is the very latest photo editing software to be launched by Serif. It supports a new 64-bit engine to allow faster processing of much larger images, and the Raw studio has been given a complete overhaul so photographers can take full advantage of more convenient adjustments such as curves, lighting, colour, lens corrections and noise reduction.

With speed improvements to the core engine of PhotoPlus X6, Raw images are claimed to load faster than in previous versions. There’s also the option to control adjustments in specific areas, fix red eye, repair or crop images – all from within the re-engineered Raw Studio.

Elsewhere, there’s now a non-destructive crop function that allows you to retrace your steps back to the original crop at anytime and photographers can control blur and saturation together to create tilt-shift effects in an all-new depth-of-field filter.

Compatible with Windows 8/7/Vista and XP, Photo Plus X6 will cost £71.48 and will be made available to buy directly from Serif and from major retailers including Amazon and PC world.

New and improved features of PhotoPlus X6:

New: 64-bit Engine – Quickly load and edit very large image files without the risk of running out of computer memory.
New: Smart Selection Brush – Create fast and accurate selections with greater control and smoothness.
New: Smart Edge Refinement – Using new edge refinement technology, this tool makes it easy to select and adjust intricate parts of photos.
Improved: Raw Studio – With the new 64-bit operation, Raw image files can be loaded and edited faster than ever before.
New: Non-destructive Crop – Saves all image data so photos can be re-cropped again without losing the original image.
New: Depth-of-Field Filter – Create stunning miniature Tilt Shift effects by controlling blur and saturation.
New: Vector Masks – Create vector masks with fully editable smooth curves for masking layers or adjustments.
New: Fill Layers – Fill a layer with a solid color or gradient and adjust them after creation.
Improved: Noise Reduction – Reduce noise in images using a new filter which analyses images for frequency noise and removes unwanted artifacts.
Improved: Zoom Range PhotoPlus’ zoom range has been doubled to improve detailed editing of large images or icon creation.
Improved: Guides Guides can now be dragged out from the ruler area or placed accurately with the Alt modifier.