ArcSoft, Inc. announced the release of ArcSoft Cut-It-Out today at the PMA 2007 Convention. Cut-It-Out is a new plug-in for Adobe Photoshop that allows users to separate objects in digital photos from their backgrounds, creating a mask. The segmentation technology provides a fast and accurate solution for complex object extraction.
"Creating pro-level photo editing masks may now be achieved with unprecedented time savings and ease-of-use," said Michael Downs, ArcSoft Vice President of Marketing and Business Development. "The Cut-It-Out plug-in gives users a preview of our high-end photo editing technology offerings which we will be expanding over the course of the year."
Similar in functionality to Photoshop's Extract command, Cut-It-Out offers superior speed and accuracy in selecting object details from image backgrounds. For example, wispy hair or intricate tree leaves are both difficult and time-consuming to isolate with other methods; Cut-It-Out has an easy-to-use interface that provides both quick, excellent precision and options for fine-tuning the object extraction. The plug-in works with Windows versions of Adobe Photoshop 6, 7, 8, and CS, and with Photoshop Elements.
Users interested in using Cut-It-Out with their digital photos may also want to download the free ArcSoft RAW Thumbnail Viewer plug-in. Released earlier this year, the free plug-in allows users to see thumbnails of virtually all RAW photo formats right within the "Thumbnails" view of Windows Explorer -- instead of the generic icon that Windows displays by default -- enabling people to browse and manage their most important images without having to launch special software.
Pricing and Availability
ArcSoft Cut-It-Out is offered for retail purchase for US$99.99. More information is available at http://www.arcsoft.com/products/cutitout.
ArcSoft, Inc. is an industry leading software developer of multimedia technologies and applications across desktop and embedded platforms. Working closely with major OEM manufacturers, ArcSoft offers a full line of imaging and video solutions that enhance the features, performance, and user experience of mobile phones, digital cameras, optical drives, personal computers, and consumer electronics devices. For further details, visit http://www.arcsoft.com.