by Tom Lee Published 01/08/2013
Like most companies who develop photographic 'stuff', the products only get better when they listen to the people who use them. Those of you who have been following my journey into chromakey will know I have a passion for it. The hardware is superb and the results speak for themselves, however, I have always thought that the keying software needed a boost. Photokey Pro 5 could almost be described as the king of keying software, used extensively throughout the film and photographic industry.
Designed primarily for use with moving images, it was developed as a stand-alone software. Now with the ever increasing use by stills photographers, it needed to be integrated more closely with Photoshop, for those of us who wanted more control than that required by event photographers.
The new version of Photokey Pro is not just an upgrade but an enhanced version capable of some nifty moves. Version 6 now integrates fully with Photoshop CS5 or CS6 via a plugin that installs automatically with the software. Now there is no need to work outside of Photoshop if you need that extra control over your creativity. You can even work directly from a Raw file without having to create a JPEG first.
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