If you've ever wondered why the models in magazines always have such perfect skin, then look no further. Softener is remarkably effective at transforming your photos into something that could quite easily go into a copy of Vogue. According to the developers, 'Softener' is the effect that glamour photographers use to smooth skin imperfections. Adding Softener to a photo gives it a soft, dreamy haze that leaves skin looking as good as a magazine cover model. It's perfect for close-up photos and portraits - any photo where you want to see the face, but not the imperfections.
Normally, you have to pay big bucks for this kind of effect and because Softener is digital, you won't need to reshoot a photo to change the effect. You can undo any changes to an image at anytime. There are also plenty of tweak settings until you've found that perfect skin you are looking for. There's not much to criticise other than the fact that it's obviously not as good as using a proper lens. Sometimes it just seems to simply make the skin more pink rather than soften the image as such.
However, this is an excellent cheap solution for those looking for professional images.