• onOne Panel now gives you easy access to launch PhotoFrame without having to navigate through Photoshop's menu system. It also gives you direct access to your favorite presets from the panel as well.
• Output your way by adding design elements to the current layer, or a new layer. You can also have each frame rendered to its own layer so you can make further adjustments or masking in Photoshop. You can even apply a frame as a layer mask so you can selectively blend multiple layers together. PhotoFrame 4.5 adds the ability to output design elements as a clipping mask to the several output methods already available. Clipping masks are a great way to vary the shape or edge of an image layer in an editable, non-destructive fashion. One thing to note is that output options are limited in Apple Aperture.
PhotoFrame 4.5 is incredibly easy to use and it really makes a difference in your presentation. If you are a professional, especially working in the portrait realm — weddings, senior pictures, family portraits — I don't know how you can do without a product of this type.
Mask Pro 4.1
Mask Pro 4.1 is the latest version of the plug-in from onOne Software that makes it easy to mask and cut objects out of an image. This can be done for placement in another image or to replace the background in the original image.
Masking is the process of selecting and erasing parts of an image. Normally you select the parts of the image that you want to keep and erase the areas that you want to drop. You can use the selection tool in Photoshop, but to get it right it can take a lot of time and effort especially if you don't want a halo effect or other problems. Mask Pro 4.1 makes this process much easier and can save you a lot of time.
So What is New with Mask Pro 4.1?
• Complete set of masking tools that help you take on the toughest masking project. Included are tools such as the Magic Brush which will remove colors while maintaining transparency and the Chisel, a touch-up tool, which will help you get the edges of your image perfect without any edge halos at all.
• Masking without edge halos which are the nasty bleed from the background color. This halo effect will prevent your subject from blending with a new background in a realistic looking way. Mask Pro 4.1 now has color decontamination technology and touch up tools which make halos a thing of the past.