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CyberLink PowerDirector 17 and Director Suite

CyberLink has announced its annual update to the Director suite of video, audio, and photo editing applications (cyberlink.com). This is yet another impressive collection of applications -- designed both to accommodate beginners, and also scaling up with professional-grade features for creatives.

The full suite of new applications are PowerDirector 17 for video editing, ColorDirector 7 for color grading, AudioDirector 9 for audio editing, and PhotoDirector 10 for photo editing.

The new releases are available for purchase (or upgrades) as individual applications, as before. New this year, CyberLink also is making them available by subscription, as PowerDirector 360, plus the full Director Suite 360 with all four applications (no longer available as a bundle for purchase). The subscriptions allow you to stay current with the latest updates, and also include full access to CyberLink plug-ins & effects, background music tracks and sound clips, AI Style Packs for video and photo editing, and 50 to 100 GB of cloud storage.

As usual, CyberLink continues to pack impressive new technology into these products, and also make the magic accessible through the interface, often by analyzing your footage and automating the processing.

One highlight feature in both PowerDirector and PhotoDirector is the AI Style Packs. These take the idea of applying artistic looks to imagery and extends it to the next level with artificial intelligence processing. You can choose a specific artist's painting, and then can apply that style to your video or photo, down to the brush strokes and/or color tones. The first style packs for PowerDirector each include 10 popular paintings, with sets for Van Gogh, and for Impressionists (Monet and Manet), and are priced at $149.

To try these out, download free trial versions, and check out the extensive online tutorials and webinars, along with free customer-contributed content in the DirectorZone.

See full article, CyberLink PowerDirector 17 and Director Suite for more information.


The individual products are available for purchase (what's now called "perpetual license"), and the suites are available by subscription, for 1, 3, or 12 months. (CyberLink is currently running an introductory offer of 30% off on the first 3 month subscription, which ends 9/30.)


  • PowerDirector 17 Ultra - $99.99
  • PowerDirector 17 Ultimate - $129.99 (with additional content and plug-ins)
  • PhotoDirector 10 Ultra - $99.99
  • ColorDirector 7 - $129.99
  • AudioDirector 9 - $129.99
  • PowerDirector 17 & PhotoDirector 10 - $139.99
  • Director Suite 365 - 1 month: $29.99, 3 months: $69.99 [$48.99 special], 12 months: $129.99
  • PowerDirector 365 - 1 month: $19.99, 3 months: $39.99 [$27.99 special], 12 months: $69.99

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This entry posted on September 27, 2018.

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