Extensis Announces Windows Version of Mask Pro 3 for Creation of Flawless, Real-Life Masks - Extensis.com

Extensis Announces Windows Version of Mask Pro 3 for Creation of Flawless, Real-Life Masks

Portland, Ore. — September 03, 2003 — Extensis today announced the release of Mask Pro 3 for Windows, a significant upgrade to Extensis’ award winning masking and selection tools for Adobe Photoshop. This latest release of Mask Pro gives users the ability to create flawless, real-life masks using advanced color matching and decontamination technology.

“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 color-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 color spill, allowing for the creation of masks that composite flawlessly with other images.

Top Features in Mask Pro 3 Windows

  • 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.

Pricing and Availability
The English version of Mask Pro 3 Windows is currently available for download from the Extensis web site at http://cde.extensis.com/downloads. 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 versions will be available by the end of September 2003. System Requirements
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.


About Extensis, Inc.
Extensis Inc., a Celartem company, 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) 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.com or 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 Distribution Server 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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