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What's New in this Version

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Besides the new features listed in Latest Features, there are some UI and behavior changes you need to know about after updating from PowerDirector 18.3 to PowerDirector 18.6.

Improved Media Library

The media library has been improved to be less busy and provide quick access to Shutterstock®* media.

Note: * this feature is currently only available in the subscription version of CyberLink PowerDirector.

Color boards, background music, and sound clips can still be accessed in explorer view, which is opened by default.

Note: background images must now be manually imported by going to the following installed folder:
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDirector18\Background.

Access to Plugins Moved

Access to the PowerDirector plugins has moved to the menu.

One Click Media Filtering

You can now more quickly filter the media in the library with just one click.

See Filtering Media in the Library for more information.

New Project Room

You can now more easily find all of your previously created projects, and your express projects, in the new Project Room.

See Project Room for more information.

Access to PiP/Mask Designer Changed

When you select a video or image on the timeline, the PiP Designer and Mask Designer can now be accessed by clicking the Tools button.

Easier Access to Power Tools

There is now one less step when wanting to access any of the Power Tools, such as crop video, change video speed, reverse audio, etc. Just click the Tools button above the timeline for easier access to these and other features.

The 2D to 3D feature can now be accessed by clicking the button above the timeline, and then selecting Set Clip Attributes > Convert 2D to 3D.

Easier to Find Muted Timeline Clips

Muted video and audio clips on the timeline are now easier to locate in your edits.

Turn Off Snap to in Timeline

Hold down the Alt key on your keyboard when moving or resizing clips on the timeline to temporarily turn off the snap to feature for smoother clip movement and placement.