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Extensis Releases Mask Pro 3

Photoshop plugin gains Mac OS X support By Dave Nagel
Extensis today released Mask Pro 3, an update to the company's masking tool for Adobe Photoshop. The new version adds support for Mac OS X and is available now as a download. Boxed Macintosh are expected later this month, with a Windows version following mid-year.

Aside from its existing and expanded masking capabilities, Mask Pro 3 also includes new color decontamination technology and color selection tools, along with "a more robust and intuitive toolset," according to Extensis. The company says the new version uses an entirely new masking engine tailored for more complex masking work.

New features in Mask Pro 3 include:

  • Improved edge transparency with the removal of color contamination;
  • A new highlighter tools for quick definition of "keep and drop" areas;
  • Blur and chisel tools for control of mask edges;
  • Improved color-matching technology;
  • Real-time preview.

Mask Pro 3 is available now for Mac OS X for $199.95. Upgrades run $99.95. A competitive upgrade is available for $169.95. A Windows version of Mask Pro 3 will be available later this year, followed by French, German and Japanese Macintosh versions in the third quarter. For more information, visit

Contact the author: Dave Nagel is the producer of Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; host of several World Wide User Groups, including Synthetik Studio Artist, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe LiveMotion, Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; and executive producer of the Digital Media Net family of publications. You can reach him at

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