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Extensis announce Windows version of Mask Pro 3 - Popular Photoshop plug-in offers improved masking technology for the Windows environment.
We have had a large demand from our users for a Windows version of Mask Pro 3, said Lisa McCormack, Mask Pro product manager for Extensis. Extensis has always been committed to providing users of both platforms with the functionality they need to meet the demands of their work. The Windows version of Mask Pro 3 will have the same strong feature set as the Macintosh version providing all creative professionals with top-level masking technology.
Mask Pro 3, a Photoshop plug-in, offers advanced colour-matching and decontamination technology as well as innovative additions like the Blur, Chisel and Highlighter tools. These enhancements offer better control over edge transparency and background colour spill, allowing for the creation of masks that composite flawlessly with other images.
Top Features in Mask Pro 3 Windows
- Colour Decontamination for improved edge transparency This new feature greatly improves masking of semi-transparent objects like hair, smoke or glass without sacrificing the quality of the image.
- Enhanced Touchup Tools and Controls New blur and chisel tools provide users with powerful global and local control of mask edges.
- Keep/Drop Highlighting Easy-to-use highlighter tools let users quickly define areas to keep and drop from the image.
- Most advanced colour-matching technology available Improved colour-matching technology creates masks based on keep/drop colour areas generating the most accurate and colour-correct masks.
- Real-time preview Unlike any other masking product on the market, Mask Pro 3 allows users to view results on the fly.
Mask Pro 3 will support Windows Operating System 98SE, Windows 2000 with service pack 2, or Windows XP and Adobe Photoshop 6.0.1 and higher Adobe Photoshop Elements 2.0. In addition, Mask Pro 3 continues to support Macintosh Operating System 9.2.2 and Mac OS X (v 10.2.1and higher), Adobe Photoshop 6.0 and higher, Adobe Photoshop Elements 2.0 and requires a Macintosh PowerPC G3, G4, or G4 dual processor.
Pricing and Availability
The English version of Mask Pro 3 Windows is currently available for download from the Extensis web site at www.extensis.com/downloads. Mask Pro 3 is available for a suggested retail price of £149.99 for full product and £79.99 for upgrades from previous versions of Mask Pro. In addition, Mask Pro 3 is available for a suggested retail price of £79.99 for a competitive upgrade.
French, German and Japanese versions will be available by the end of September 2003.