PhotoKey 6 launch press release

FXhome brings out the best in green screen technology with PhotoKey 6

For a review copy of PhotoKey 6 please contact Ellen Cave on ellen@tribepr.com or 01603 417722

PhotoKey 6, a significant update on the world’s leading green screen software for professional and amateur photographers, has been unveiled by creators FXhome today (Thursday 11th April).

The new, highly-polished, version for Mac and Windows PC has been designed to make the process between capturing images against a green screen and layering them on to a new background even quicker and easier – while maintaining high quality results.

As with previous editions, the software remains ideal for both amateur users looking to create fun images to use on greeting cards, posters or mocked-up magazine covers, or for professional users to complete studio shoots by adding the client’s required background.

Increasing speed and efficiency, PhotoKey6 instantly removes the background green screen as the photo is imported.  Following the on-screen guide, the new background can then be created in just a couple of clicks.

Users can choose from one of the 25 free themed backgrounds supplied, or from their own photos.  The images can then be enhanced using the new, enhanced selection of colour filters and special effects and completed with text and graphics.  Free step by step guides and video tutorials are easily accessible if needed.

The new software also includes the addition of cutting edge technology to help ensure realistic results when working with finer details such as hair or lace, and to remove any reflected light from the original green screen.

The PhotoKey6 Pro edition provides even further benefits for professional users to give maximum control over images.

Key features include; advanced spill simulation techniques to create realistic natural lighting, automatic shadow casting, an increased selection of tints and over 30 effects and colour correction filters.

To enable the photographer to focus on capturing the initial images, the new software automatically processes hundreds or even thousands of images.  Each photo can then be instantly exported to multiple background variations.

A free plug-in enables the technology to be applied to any layer in an Adobe Photoshop project to create a fast and intuitive process for experienced Photoshop users. The software includes 50 free themed backgrounds including studio backings, cloudscape and fantasy.

Joshua Davies, Founder of FXhome, said: “PhotoKey takes the hassle out of using green screen technology.  This has established it with amateur and pro users here in the UK and in the United States.

“We’ve continued to listen to our users and have risen to the challenge to make further developments with both ease of use and speed in mind.  Our aim is to provide software which enables photographers of all abilities to focus fully on the creative elements of producing a unique picture, rather than being distracted by technological difficulties.”

A video has been created to highlight all the new features in PhotoKey 6.

FXhome has been specialising in video and photo products, web design and bespoke third party solutions since 2001 and has produced other products including the filmmaking software HitFilm.

PhotoKey 5 will be available to buy online at www.fxhome.com from 11 April for both Mac and Windows PC and will retail at $149 (£109) for the standard version and at $299 (£225) for the Pro version.

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Notes to Editors

  • FXhome is a leading UK software developer and consultancy firm, specialising in video and photo products, web design and bespoke third party solutions for professional and amateur filmmakers and photographers.
  • Founded in 2001 by Joshua Davies, FXhome has more than ten years’ experience and an international team of experts, making it the provider of choice for software, filmmaking and online services.
  • Current product range includes PhotoKey and HitFilm for Mac and Windows PC. The company previously developed EffectsLab Pro and VisionLab Studio.
  • For more information go to www.fxhome.com

This is PhotoKey 6 – launched April 2013

Introducing PhotoKey 6 and PhotoKey 6 Pro.

Designed for professional green screen photographers, PhotoKey 6 delivers high quality green screen removal and background replacement features with full batch processing capabilities. PhotoKey 6 Pro processes thousands of images automatically while you focus on your photography – ideal for shooting at big events. Choose between compositing, color correcting and titling your images inside PhotoKey or use the integrated PhotoKey 6 Pro plug-in for Adobe Photoshop to create a rapid, seamless workflow.

PhotoKey 6 & PhotoKey 6 Pro are available now. Find out more at http://fxhome.com

KEY FEATURES AND IMPROVEMENTS:

Adaptive color – a new technique that makes it easier to work with uneven green screens and which is particularly effective with fine detail such as hair and lace.

• Photoshop plug-in – PhotoKey 6 Pro’s keying technology can now be applied to any layer in an Adobe Photoshop project, creating a fast and intuitive workflow for experienced Photoshop users. (Pro Only)

• New filters – Vibrance creates a punchy, dynamic image using local contrast and saturation enhancements, Half Tone recreates the appearance of old newspaper print and Leave Color results in exciting splashes of color across black and white images. (Pro Only)

• Export to multiple backgrounds – each photo can now be exported automatically to several different backgrounds, giving your clients more choice. (Pro Only)

• Color profile & EXIF support – custom color profiles and photo EXIF data are now supported in PhotoKey 6, making it easier than ever to integrate green screen photography into your existing production workflow.

PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS:

• Instant green screen removal: PhotoKey instantly and effortlessly removes the green screen from a photo as soon as it has been imported.

• Cutting edge green screen technology: PhotoKey 6 ’s advanced green screen removal technology is designed to work with difficult subjects including fine hair and semi-transparent objects.

• Choose your background: You can use any image for your background. Work with your own photos or images from stock.

PhotoKey 6 reviewer’s guide

Take a look at what PhotoKey 6 has to offer:

 

For access to a review copy of PhotoKey 6 please contact Ellen Cave on ellen@tribepr.com

System Requirements

Windows system requirements

• Operating system: Microsoft® Windows® Vista (64-bit), 7 (64-bit), or 8 (64-bit)

• Processor: 1 Ghz Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon 64

• RAM: 1GB (2GB recommended)

• Screen Resolution: 1024 x 768 in 32-bit color mode

• Hard disk space: 50MB free disk space for program installation

• Internet connection: Access to the Internet is required to activate the software

Mac system requirements

• Operating system: Mac OS X 10.6 or greater

• Processor: 64-bit Intel Core 2 Duo or better (PowerPC not supported)

• RAM: 1GB (2GB recommended)

• Screen Resolution: 1024 x 768 in 32-bit color mode

• Hard disk space: 70MB free disk space for program installation

• Internet connection: Access to the Internet is required to activate the software