updated 07:45 pm EDT, Mon March 19, 2007
Optunis today launched ChromaKeys 1.0, a program used to quickly remove or mask portions of an image. Chroma keys may be used for a variety of purposes including background removal for photographs, general purpose image masking, icon generation, cutting out portions of an image, and creating irregular shaped images: "Using ChromaKeys, instead of just selecting a single color to act as the chroma key, you can choose several colors (each with a tolerance). In fact, we can just select a region of the image, and obtain all the colors within that region to act as chroma keys," the company explained. "We can also mark areas of the image as opaque, to ensure that the main image will remain intact in those areas. Conversely, we may also mark other areas as transparent." A single-user license for ChromaKeys is available for $50. ChromaKeys is available as a Universal Binary and requires Mac OS X v10.4.