About the SoftwareChromagic 1.1 : If you need to extract a single colour from an image background then it doesn't get much easier than this! Open a photo and click on the colour you want to extract and Chromagic will automatically make it transparent. If you need to extract more colours then click and hold the mouse button while you move over the image. Click on the image below to view the full size screenshot...
Works best with backgrounds that have very little colour variation. This software is not ideal for removing complex photographic backgrounds. It is aimed at simple (limited) colour removal from photos with a basic flat backdrop. Think of the "green screen" backgrounds used on TV weather programs, which makes it easier to extract from the person standing in front, in order to replace with a more complex background behind.
If you need more advanced ChromaKey features then there are quite a lot of good programs available from other developers. I will list a few more links here later, but for now one example would be Background Remover from ImageSkill, which is a Photoshop plug-in filter version.
- XP, Vista or Windows 7
- 512MB of RAM (1GB recommended)
- 5.4MB of hard disk space for installation
- 800 x 600 screen resolution
FREE DownloadThis product is FREEWARE. You may download it and use for both personal and commercial work, without any charge.
InstallationDownload the Chromagic-Setup.exe file above and follow the instructions during installation. Select a suitable folder on your hard drive, for example... C:\Cybia\Chromagic. Click on the program icon to launch the utility.
Using the SoftwareClick on the "Open" button to load a suitable photo, then click anywhere on the image to choose a colour. Chromagic will automatically make that colour a transparent area. If you need to extend the range then hold down the mouse button while you move over the image to select more colours.
You can save the final image file with transparency intact (in *.png, *.gif or *.psd formats), or print directly from the application (transparent areas will show as white in the print).