Chromakey Software

Chromakey software is needed to process the green screen photo and merge with a background or number of backgrounds.

It may also allow the ability to add an overlay image to the photo.

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Although we use our own bespoke automated Chromakey solution with our VEGA photographic solutions, there are some commercially available products will allow you to do the same type of thing.

  • Darkroom – Core or Professional (PC Only)
  • PhotoKey (Mac or PC)
  • Green Screen Wizard (Mac or PC)

 Darkroom Core

Whilst Darkroom isn’t specifically a Green Screen software solution it does offer this as part of it’s features. Darkroom is a comprehensive event photography solution. The Core edition is ideal for Emerging Professionals, Portrait, Event, Studio and Wedding Photographers who are seeking an end-to-end photography business solution. It enables you to:

  • Plug in to Quickbooks and Studio Plus for management, reporting and invoicing
  • Create limitless print packages
  • Create limitless digital packages including movies, slideshows, marketing packages and files set to music
  • Create print and digital proof products
  • Fulfil orders with built-in drivers for Windows printers

In addition, these advanced features are now available in Darkroom Core 9.2:

  • Shoot green screen with the industry’s most lauded tools
  • Do advanced editing and re-touching (clone, burn, dodge, colorize and all other standard photo-editing tools, without opening or owning other software)
  • Use quick plug-in to Photoshop
  • Direct capture from the industry’s leading digital cameras – via cable tether or wirelessly
  • Ability to make new graphic templates and alter built-in and downloadable product templates
  • Show customers presentations with two elaborate modes:
    — Presentation for in-person presentations, including on projectors and
    — Event for multi-screen presentation and rotation at on-site events

Darkroom Professional

Darkroom Professional Chromakey Software

The Pro edition includes all of the features of Darkroom Core, plus you can have Darkroom on more than one computer, with Darkroom Pro acting as a server and sharing the images across all PC’s running darkroom.

Darkroom Core and Professional can be purchased as either a download or in a ‘dongle’ version.

PhotoKey 8

This is green screen software for Macs and Windows PCs. It has a powerful batch processing system for replacing the green screen background of hundreds of images without you even needing to be at the computer. Photokey is simple to setup and use and unlike Darkroom which has many more non Greenscreen features is solely aimed at Greenscreen photography.

The software also includes some royalty free images so you can experiment with different backgrounds without needing lots of practical backings or expensive locations.

Green Screen Wizard

Green Screen Wizard runs on either PC or Mac and is available a a free trial direct from Green Screen Wizard it is an established product which has been available for over ten years.