Now Shipping: onOne Software Mask Pro 4

onOne Software Mask Pro 4

Mask Pro 4, which offers advanced masking and selection tools for Photoshop, is now shipping. onOne Software says this is an upgrade to their popular digital image masking plug-in Mask Pro 3.

The company says Mask Pro 4 offers a better masking algorithm than is available in Photoshop alone, making it easy, for example, to separate a subject from its background even with fog, hair or glass; it creates super-accurate paths from a selection or mask without the jaggies that Photoshop leaves on sharp edges. This capability is essential for senior portraits, fashion and table-top catalog photographers.

onOne Software said Mask Pro 4 uses the concept of “keep colors” and “drop colors” chosen by the user and then based on those user selections, the application’s algorithm will remove only those selected colors from an image. One of the strengths of Mask Pro 4 is that when a “drop color” is found in another pixel, Mask Pro 4’s powerful color decontamination technology will remove only that color value from the pixel, leaving that pixel (or pixels) semi-transparent. This eliminates the edge halo effect often seen when masking a transparent object or edge.

Mask Pro 4 has built-in videos to teach users how to best use its comprehensive toolset for masking a wide range of images.


Published by Chris Malinao

Chris teaches Lightroom as workflow software to photography students at the FPPF, Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation. He also teaches smartphone photography.