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PhotoKey 8 Pro - Educational

Creative green screen photography

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SKU: 11019



Shooting with green screen has never been simpler. PhotoKey 8 Pro Academic Student Version analyzes your photos and instantly switches out the green screen for a brand new background of your choice.

New in this version

250 background images included
PhotoKey 8 Pro now contains a massive library of background images, covering all kinds of themes including Adventure, Beauty, Corporate Portrait, Gothic, London Sightseeing, Pets, Seniors, Studio Background and Urban.
Photoshop Plugin now supports Actions
It is now possible to record a Photoshop Action that involves the PhotoKey filter. Actions will be remembered by PhotoKey whatever settings you choose.
Automatic Skin Tones
PhotoKey 8 Pro's Auto Skin Tones can detect faces and automatically set the White Balance to produce pleasing skin tones.
Choose your canvas
PhotoKey's Custom Canvas is more customisable than ever, with the ability to easily input sizes in the format (inches, centimetres or pixels) you are comfortable with.
HiDPI support on Windows
PhotoKey 8 Pro fully embraces HiDPI, delivering a beautiful, high resolution interface on Windows. Now experience perfect images with PhotoKey - no matter what you're using.
2 & 4 Point Color Gradient Filters
PhotoKey 8 Pro can generate 2 or 4 - Color gradients. The colors and mixing of the colors can be changed, as can the position of the gradient points, giving you full customization.
Drop shadow
Easily add a drop shadow to your text, in which you can change the color, transparency & offset of the shadow.
Rename layers on the Canvas
In PhotoKey 8 Pro, you can now rename foreground and background images on your main Canvas. Perfect for keeping your projects organized.


Platform & Workflow
  • Project templates or custom setup - Quickly choose from presets, or set your own canvas resolution and shape.
  • EXIF color management - Ensure a consistent appearance throughout your workflow using PhotoKey 8 Pro's color management system, which supports embedded color profiles and ICC files.
  • Client preview on second monitor (NEW) - Impress clients and passing customers at shows with a clean, full quality preview on a second screen, with all interface elements hidden.
  • Import formats - TIFF, JPEG, PNG, RAW (crw, .cr2, .nef, .raf, .dng, .mos, .kdc, .dcr, .srf and .sr2)
  • Export formats - TIFF, JPEG, PNG
  • Export to FTP server (NEW) - Upload your finished images directly via FTP, with a fully automated mode ideal for creating your own streamlined workflow.
  • Export to email - Send finished or work in progress images to clients by email from inside PhotoKey. You can even email an image direct to a Facebook wall or brand page. Please note that some email providers may not support this feature.
  • Retina on Mac (NEW) - PhotoKey 8 Pro's refined interface is designed for Retina displays, ensuring a slick, precise experience.
Compositing & Realism
  • Automatic green screen removal (UPGRADED) - The green screen is removed instantly from your photos and replaced with a new background. You can then fine tune the results or simply export the finished image. It's a super fast workflow.
  • Instant background replacement - PhotoKey 8 Pro automatically removes the green screen and composites your subject onto the new background, so that you can focus on your photography.
  • Professional chroma key (UPGRADED) - The advanced chroma key filter includes professional green screen removal and matte cleaning features with fine detail control.
  • Spill simulation pro(NEW) - Remove unwanted green spill light from your subject and replace it with natural ambient lighting simulated from your new background. Ultimate realism every time.
  • Light wrap - Essential for realistic composites onto bright backgrounds, light wrap allows some of the ambience from the background to bloom naturally onto the foreground.
  • Red eye removal - Avoid flash reflections with the integrated red eye removal.
  • Matte cleaning - Create the perfect key with a versatile toolkit of matte cleaning tools, from UV and alpha blurs to erode and edge recovery.
  • Quick crop - If your framing includes visible lights, equipment or the edges of the green screen, easily hide them using the integrated crop tool.
  • Freehand masking - There's always the possibility of a client wearing a green item of clothing. PhotoKey 8 Pro's masking features ensure that this is never a problem.
Batch Processing
  • Process multiple foreground images -Import as many foreground images as you want. You can process them individually, or batch process entire groups.
  • Choose from multiple backgrounds - Import multiple backgrounds to try out different combinations.
  • Link to hot folder for automatic import (UPGRADED) - Set up your camera to save photos to a specific folder on your computer and PhotoKey 8 Pro will automatically import and process the images as soon as they are available.
  • Export to multiple background variants - Each photo can be exported to several background variations, giving your clients more choice without giving you more work.
  • Fully automated processing from import to export (UPGRADED) - Combining the hot folder feature with batch exporting and FTP upload provides a fully automated workflow. Take your photos and PhotoKey 8 Pro automatically processes them and exports the finished images, freeing you to concentrate on the photography.
Photoshop Integration
  • Layer exchange - Send your Photoshop layers direct to PhotoKey 8 Pro for a super fast, integrated workflow.
  • Best of both worlds - Combine PhotoKey 8 Pro's advanced green screen removal with Photoshop's extensive layering and brush features.
  • Combine multiple green screen images - Several individual green screen photographs can be easily combined together within a single Photoshop project, enabling more complex compositions.
  • Free layer positioning - Re-frame your foreground and background to create new compositions. Change from a portrait image to landscape, or from a wide to a close-up.
  • Create additional layers - Create deep composites with additional elements in front and behind your foreground.
  • Add overlay graphics - It's easy to add a logo, frame, border, watermark or other element on top of your main image using the overlay system.
  • Create text captions - Add captions and titles to your images inside PhotoKey 8 Pro.
  • Greeting card design aid - Design your own greeting cards with PhotoKey 8 Pro's simple visual design aid.
  • Shadow casting - Automatically generate a drop or perspective shadow that is cast onto your background.
Color Correction
  • Auto enhance - Easy one-click color, contrast and levels fixes.
  • White balance - Easily resolve white balance issues by defining the white point.
  • Levels - Adjust the levels of your foreground and background.
  • Contrast / auto contrast - Tweak the appearance of your foreground and background.
  • Brightness, Saturation & Contrast - Automatically correct problems with color in your images.
  • Color temperature - Warm up or cool down your images.
  • Color balance pro (NEW) - Adjust color balance without affecting luminance.
  • Hue colorize - Quickly tint your images.
  • Hue shift - Shift the entire color spectrum.
  • Sharpen - Bring out the definition in your photographs.
  • Blur - Soften the image - very useful for creating soft backgrounds.
Creative filters & effects
  • Bilateral blur - Effective for smoothing textures while retaining fine edge detail.
  • Defocus - Blurs and adds bloom to the image.
  • Diffuse - Create a soft look.
  • Vibrance - Enhance local contrast, saturation and sharpness to add punch to your images.
  • Leave color - Create dynamic splashes of a single color or hide a specific color.
  • Half tone - Create stylish half tone effects, perfect for newspaper print and pop art visuals.
  • Silhouette - Generate a quick, solid color silhouette of your foreground.
  • Three strip color - Recreate the classic Technicolor-style look from early color cinema.
  • Bleach bypass - Instantly create a distinctive, high contrast look, perfect for gritty and urban-styled images.
  • Focus blur - Blur the image while retaining an in-focus area.
  • Soft focus - Add a soft focus look to your finished image.
  • Vignette - Apply fully customizable vignette framing to your image.
  • Tint - Give your images a distinctive color palette, from sepia to platinum.


Installation Requirements

In order to work properly, your copy of PhotoKey 8 Pro — Academic Student Version requires


Photoshop Creative Cloud
Shorter term licenses for additional users available. Call us for details.


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