Chroma Key Lab Photoshop Plugin
CC 2018 Update: Latest release is 100% compatible. Download update below.
Licensing: Since our products are Photoshop plugins, our licensing is set to match exactly how Photoshop licensing works. Each license key can be installed on 2 computers. It can be 1 PC and 1 Mac if you choose, or 2 of the same. You can also transfer the license when you switch to a new computer.
What is Chroma Key Lab?
Chroma Key Lab is a batch processing system to create compositions. It uses either EZ Green Screen or pre-extracted images.
Save Time – 15 second compositions!
Save Money – Free automated “labor”!
Works with green screen, blue screen or pre-extracted images
Use with ANY Photoshop template
Automatic text replacement
Face detection foreground placement
Easy to customize
EZ Green Screen will save you a lot of time. However, Chroma Key Lab + EZ green Screen will save you MUCH MORE. Chroma Key Lab is like having the world’s fastest employee that always shows up on time, never complains, that you don’t have to pay per hour!
The following test was ran by Damon Bell, the developer of Chroma Key Lab to show how much time Chroma Key Lab can save you. This test was done with only 10 images. The time savings with hundreds or thousands of images would be much greater. Batch processing only the extraction step isn’t enough! You are still left with the manual work of opening images, creating compositions, editing text, saving images, etc. With Chroma key Lab, the ENTIRE WORKFLOW can be automated!
Chroma Key Lab 2 has the options to automatically replace text and scale text. You can choose to just replace or to replace and scale. This is a huge time saver! One of the biggest issues with automating is how to handle with different name sizes. Now, with the new CSV data import option, this can all be done automatically.
Chroma Key Lab now has 3 different foreground sizing and scaling methods. One of the methods uses the new Portrait Crop plugin to automatically position ans scale the foreground based on face detection. The user can define the exact face position ans zoom factor. The other scaling methods include foreground edge detection (same workflow as Chroma Key Lab 1) and Paste in Place (no auto scaling or positioning.)
- Photoshop Version: See Table Below
- Operating System: Windows or Mac
Note: EZ Green Screen and Portrait Crop are required for some workflows. See details below.
Depending on the workflow that you want to run, different plugin licenses are required. Chroma Key Lab is just a batch processing system. It does not actually do the extractions. EZ Green Screen does the extractions as instructed by Chroma key Lab. For the face detection foreground placement option, this is done by the Portrait Crop plugin.
If you want all 7 workflows then the best licensing option is the Master Key Plugin Suite. This is a license for all 12 of our plugins. Chroma Key Lab, EZ Green Screen and Portrait Crop are all included in Master Key. If you already own single plugin licenses then we can upgrade your licenses to a Master Key license and credit your full purchase price towards the upgrade. Contact us if you need to upgrade a license to a Master Key license.
|Workflow||Photoshop Requirement||EZ Green Screen Required?||Portrait Crop Required?|
|Compositions with Pre Extracted Image – FG placement using edge detection||CS5 or higher||No||No|
|Compositions with Pre Extracted Image – FG placement using paste in place||CS5 or higher||No||No|
|Compositions with Pre Extracted Image – FG placement using face detection||CC 2015.5 or higher||No||Yes|
|Image extractions Only||CS5 or higher||Yes||No|
|Extractions + Compositions – FG placement using edge detection||CS5 or higher||Yes||No|
|Extractions + Compositions – FG placement using paste in place||CS5 or higher||Yes||No|
|Compositions with Pre Extracted Image – FG placement using face detection||CC 2015.5 or higher||Yes||Yes|