FXhome PhotoKey

FXhome PhotoKey

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Ashley Griggs Senior editor

The following review written by one of the Software Informer contributors applies to version 5.1
Photo editors are not rare these days, but when it comes to finding an advanced application to help you change the “green background” from photos, well that's a different story.
FXhome PhotoKey was one of the few programs that allowed me to perform this task.

This program has to offer a large number of visual effects, size configurations and templates to integrate in the background of any of your photos. Being a beginner user, I got a bit intimidated by the amount of buttons and settings, but its comprehensive help guide and tutorials helped me manage the program with ease.

The preview window will display the new changes in a matter of seconds and once you finish with the editing, you can save the resulted photo to various image formats.

Still, when uploading images with no green background, the program fails to display the image at high-quality in the preview window.

To me, the program seems to be a bit pricey, but I guess professional photo editors wouldn't mind paying this much for such a useful application. Therefore, it's up to you to decide whether it's worth acquiring FXhome PhotoKey or not.

Pros

  • Gives you access to dozens of visual effects.
  • Helps you change the green background for any photo.
  • Supports a wide range of image formats (input and output).

Cons

  • Pricey.
  • When uploading images with no green background, the program fails to display the image at high-quality.

What's new in version 10.1

Cutting edge green screen technology
New advances in green screen technology give you finer control and better results than ever before.
New spill suppression method
A brand new spill suppression technique provides higher quality and vastly more realistic results.
25 free images included
PhotoKey 5 now comes with 25 high quality, royalty free background images so that you can get started right away.
Enhanced user interface
Improvements to the interface make PhotoKey faster and easier to use than ever before. The new Home screen provides instant access to training videos, updates and the latest news.
Major performance improvements
Performance has been improved in many areas, with some filters being up to four times faster than in previous versions. You'll be creating great images even faster than before.

What's new in version 5.1

- New color correction filters for both versions: Auto color, auto contrast, auto levels.
- New filter for PhotoKey 5 Pro: white balance.
- PhotoKey 5 projects can now be opened in PhotoKey 5 Pro – very useful if you upgrade in the future.
- Export settings are now remembered between sessions.
- You can now permanently set your downsampling type in File->Options.
- The auto chroma key filter now displays the RGB color identified by the Auto setting.
- The auto chroma key pipette is now more intuitive to use.
- The ‘Open in editor’ feature now works with Adobe Photoshop.
- Various hot folder improvements and fixes.
- Various performance improvements.
 

Publisher's description

Green screen photography has never been simpler. PhotoKey instantly removes the green screen from your photo and replaces it with a new background image. 25 royalty free images are included with PhotoKey to get you started.
High quality images
PhotoKey isn't just fast and easy, it also achieves high quality results ready for professional printing thanks to FXhome's 9 years of experience making green screen software.
Creative freedom
PhotoKey introduces you to the exciting possibilities of green screen compositing.
Ideal for portraits
Green screen photography gives you maximum control over your images. Experiment with different backgrounds without needing lots of practical backings or expensive locations.

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