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Digital Anarchy Primatte Chromakey 3.0

Photoshop compatible software removes green and blue backgrounds.

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Digital Anarchy has released Primatte Chromakey 3.0 for Photoshop, a green/blue screen solution for photography. The software removes a blue/green background from a still image or footage, leaving the subject against a transparent background with any color cast removed.

Enhancements to the upgraded version of the software include improved batch processing, which now allows users to apply Primatte to hundreds of images using Photoshop's Actions. Backgrounds can also be automatically removed and replaced. Version 3.0 also includes a one-click 'Auto-Mask' button that analyzes an image and automatically removes its background, eliminating or reducing the need for manual keying. The software has the capability of masking hundreds of images at once, the company reports. In addition, Light Wrap, a new control panel, gives better spill suppression and improves the blending of the foreground and background. The software also features an improved user-interface and keyboard shortcuts for its most popular tools.

The software offers full support of Photoshop's Smart Objects and Timeline functions, making it possible to use the plug-in on video. Primatte supports all versions of Mac OS X and Windows 2000, XP, and Vista systems.

Price: $299.



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