AKVIS Announces SmartMask v.4.0, Powerful and Simple Image Area Selection Tool

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AKVIS announced SmartMask v.4.0, its latest and most efficient selection tool designed to make image area selection fun and simple. SmartMask v.4.0 helps transform a time-consuming and often a painful task of selecting a specific area of an image, like selecting yourself in a group photo, into a simple and fun process. With SmartMask v.4.0 creating photo collages and photo montages with numerous objects that don’t have clearly defined edges and fade into a background becomes entertaining and creative activity.

AKVIS SmartMask v.4.0 makes a complicated image area selection incredibly simple. It includes powerful tools for masking objects on images and removing backgrounds as well as for selecting various types of objects, both with soft and sharp edges. With a few mouse clicks SmartMask v.4.0 helps select fluff, hair, fur, tree branches, glass, or a transparent veil as well as remove unwanted color shades left on the cutout object by the environment.

SmartMask v.4.0 introduces two modes of image processing that intelligently assist with the selection a user wants to make. Auto mode offers a powerful algorithm for automatic recognition of areas while Manual mode includes a set of smart and helpful brushes to touch up the results where needed. For simple images, a user can take advantage of pencil tools in Auto mode to achieve professionally looking results in just a few clicks. With a blue pencil it is possible to draw a line inside the object a user wants to select (for example, a single face on a group photo), and then use the red pencil to create lines outside the object to define the areas that should be cut out (for instance, other people on the same photo). In cases where the selected object stands against a background of a similar color range, or the object's edges are uneven, Manual mode offers powerful touch-up brushes like the Magic Brush and Background Eraser.

AKVIS SmartMask v.4.0 considerably increases productivity to leave more time for creativity and the realization of some brand new ideas as a designer. Moreover, SmartMask v.4.0 allows saving a working draft of the project into an AKVIS file that contains an original image, an image at the moment it was saved with all its parameters and settings as well as any manually created checkpoints that were added during the working process. This feature is by right considered to be very helpful by the majority of image processing professionals.

Pricing and Availability
SmartMask v.4.0 is available for purchase with Home license for 2 computers (90 USD), Home Deluxe license (120 USD) and Business license (160 USD). SmartMask v.4.0 can be purchased on AKVIS website.
Fully functional 10-day trial version is available for download at http://akvis.com.

AKVIS is a team of creative IT professionals developing the most comprehensive and user-friendly image processing and photo restoration tools and solutions. For more information visit http://akvis.com.

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