Power Mask is the first realtime, interactive tool capable of extracting almost any object in an image--even if you are dealing with fine hair detail, smoke, or reflections. As you simply paint along the edge of the object to be extracted, either the mask or the final composite can be revealed instantly. This extraction process creates what is known as a mask--essentially a black and white cutout. White mask areas are extracted, black areas not, and gray areas in between represent a level of transparency. Once a mask is extracted, the foreground object can be seamlessly composed onto a new background in Adobe Photoshop as well as apply filter and image corrections only within the area defined by the mask.


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To work this magic, Power Mask updates the mask or composite in realtime while you roughly paint a stroke along the boundary of the foreground object. Results show that compared with previous approaches, our method is more efficient and requires minimal effort to extract high quality masks for foregrounds with significant semi-transparent regions. In addition, the foreground edge colors are estimated in the semi-transparent areas to create a seamless composite. Realtime, interactive masking is now a reality with Power Mask.

Power Mask v1 Downloads

Windows 32 Bit

User Guide and Tutorial

The above software contains a 15 day fully functional trial.

Note: Please download and test the software on your machine before purchasing. Once a permanent license has been issued, your order can not be refunded.

The software will be converted to a permanent version by purchasing a license.

Internet access required during activation / deactivation and to get a trial license.

System / Software Requirements:

  • Adobe Photoshop CS3 and up

  • Macintosh Multicore Intel® processor
  • Mac OSX 10.8.x and up

  • Windows Vista 64 Bit, Windows 7 64 Bit, Windows 8 64 Bit
  • 1024 x 768 minimum screen resolution

  • Ram Requirements
  • 1.0 GB - Process up to 8 megapixel images
  • 1.5 GB - Process up to 12 megapixel images
  • 2.0 GB - Process up to 16 megapixel images

Internet access required for software activation / deactivation / trials