Extensis Announces Mask Pro 3 for Creating Flawless, Real-Life Masks - Extensis.com

Extensis Announces Mask Pro 3 for Creating Flawless, Real-Life Masks

Macworld Conference and Expo, San Francisco, Calif. — January 7, 2003 — Extensis today announced the release of Mask Pro 3, a significant upgrade to Extensis’ award winning masking and selection tools for Adobe Photoshop. This latest release of Mask Pro uses advanced color matching and decontamination technology, giving users the ability to create flawless real-life masks. A Mac version will be available in February and a Windows version will be released mid-year 2003. Both versions can be purchased through the Extensis website at http://cde.extensis.com/maskproand other sales channels. Extensis is located at the Macworld Expo in booth number 2223.

“Mask Pro 3 is a complete suite of professional masking tools ready to tackle any masking challenge,” said Lisa McCormack, Mask Pro product manager for Extensis. “These tools can be mixed and matched as the individual needs of the user and the image dictate. By allowing users to view masking results on the fly, Mask Pro 3 has provided the flexible and powerful toolset users demand for quality image compositing.”

Top Features in Mask Pro 3
Color 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 color-matching technology available — Improved color-matching technology creates masks based on keep/drop color areas generating the most accurate and color-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 is a powerful Plug-in for Adobe Photoshop 7.0,” said Michael Hopwood, senior director of Digital Imaging at Adobe Systems. “It extends Photoshop’s already powerful masking capabilities, allowing users to manipulate their images with greater precision and control.”

About Mask Pro
Extensis Mask Pro 3 uses advanced color matching and decontamination technology to give users the ability to create flawless, real-life masks from the most difficult images. An improved feature set offers better control over edge transparency and background color spill. Mask Pro 3 also boasts the most robust and intuitive toolset on the market. For more information on Mask Pro please visit: http://cde.extensis.com/maskpro.

Pricing and Availability
The English version of Mask Pro 3 will be available for download from the Extensis web site in February 2003. Mask Pro 3 is available for a suggested retail price of $199.95US for full product and $99.95US for upgrades from previous versions of Mask Pro. In addition, Mask Pro 3 is available for a suggested retail price of $169.95 for a competitive upgrade.

French, German and Japanese Macintosh versions will be available mid-Q3 2003. A Windows version of Mask Pro 3 will be available mid-year 2003.

System Requirements
Mask Pro 3 will support Macintosh Operating System 9.2.2 and Mac OS X (v 10.2 or higher), Adobe Photoshop 6.0 through 7.0, Adobe Photoshop Elements 2.0 and requires a Macintosh PowerPC G3, G4, or G4 dual processor with 128 MB of system RAM.

About Extensis, Inc.
Extensis is a leading publisher of software and tools that extend the capabilities of creative professionals. Extensis’ award winning and industry standard products include: Suitcase for font management, Portfolio for asset management, PrintReady for preflight and file delivery, plug-in enhancements for Photoshop (Mask Pro, Intellihance, PhotoTools, PhotoFrame), and productivity enhancements for QuarkXPress (QX-Tools, QX-Effects, BeyondPress) Extensis was founded in 1993, by creative professionals for creative professionals, and is based in Portland, Oregon and the United Kingdom. Extensis is a wholly owned subsidiary of Celartem Technology USA Inc., which is wholly owned by Celartem Technology Inc., (Hercules: 4330). For additional information please visit our website at http://cde.extensis.comor call 1-800-796-9798.

About Celartem
Celartem Technology Inc. was established in 1996 to conduct research and development into storage and distribution technologies for digital images. It has developed, and sells VFZ technology, which allows digital images to be stored and distributed without any loss in resolution, and the Protected Archive Image Distribution System that allows digital images to be distributed over networks in a secure manner at original resolution. On December 11, 2001, Celartem was listed on the Osaka Securities Exchange, Hercules Market (Hercules: 4330). Please visit http://www.celartem.com for more information.

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