Posted: Sat, 16th Apr 2011, 11:18pm
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I understand and use Photoshop all day long and would prefer to use the plugin instead of the stand alone program but I am not sure If I will be missing anything. I have played with the demo and I like how it works in Photoshop. Will I miss anything super important?
Posted: Sat, 16th Apr 2011, 11:55pm
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There's a lot in the Standalone version that isn't included in the plug-in, but this is primarily because those functions are already possible within Photoshop. For example, the standalone version includes Masks, the ability to work with Overlay layers, and the ability to add Text. Obviously, these are all things that are fairly simple to handle in Photoshop. there are other differences as well, but these demonstrate what I mean.
On the other hand, if you intend to process large batches of images, or if you want to do event shoots where more immediate results are preferable, then the Batch handling capabilities of PhotoKey Pro offer an advantage over Photoshop.
Keep in mind, as well, that the plug-in is a version 3 product, and hasn't been updated to version 4. So a number of the keying tools that were added in version 4 of PhotoKey (Alpha Levels, Erode, etc.) aren't present. There aren't currently specific plans to update the plug-in to version 4, and the existing plug-in isn't 64-bit compatible. but since you mention you have tried the demo, this is probably something you are already aware of, and it isn't an issue for you.
Posted: Mon, 18th Apr 2011, 8:08am
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There are demos of all 3 versions of PhotoKey, so if you're not sure exactly which one is for you I'd recommend giving them a whirl to see which best suits your needs.
Posted: Thu, 21st Apr 2011, 12:42am
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Thanks guys, I think I will stick with the stand alone since it is being upgraded with newer versions.