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CyberLink integrates facial biometrics with face tagging module of photo editing software

CyberLink has announced a series of updates, including the integration of its biometric facial recognition engine with the face tagging module of its PhotoDirector 365, and artificial intelligence-powered background replacement for its PerfectCam video meeting appearance optimization software.

The FaceMe AI facial recognition engine from CyberLink enables users to easily manage large photo collections and speed up the process of finding specific shots. The layer editing features of PhotoDirector 365 have also been updated with one-click object alignment and distribution settings, and the software has added new Frame Packs and real-time preview for Express Layer Packs. The company also updated its PowerDirector 365 video editor.

“The Spring Update for our 365 Family of subscription editing products is the continuation of our commitment to deliver the latest tools and capabilities to our subscribers,” said Dr. Jau Huang, CEO of CyberLink. “Since releasing our 365 subscription products in September 2018, we’ve delivered more than 20 unique plug-in & effect packs to subscribers. With our Spring Update, it is clear that a CyberLink subscription represents the best value-for-money for creative editing, and always ensures users have the latest features and tools to take their work even further.”

FaceMe was only launched last year, but is already seen by CyberLink as a major driver of its growth over the next few years.

The Background Blur capability of videoconferencing webcam plug-in PerfectCam has been enhanced to allow users to place custom images in the background of their video chat, with the company’s finely-tuned machine learning algorithm detecting and differentiating people from their surroundings. The capability helps remote workers and video meeting participants look their best while protecting their privacy and sensitive information, according to the announcement.

CyberLink’s FaceMe finished in the top 20 of the MegaFace Challenge in late 2018.

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