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