Press reviews of Primatte Event for Aperture
Primatte Event has consistently received great reviews. It's also won in every comparison of chromakey plugins that we have seen. This page lists reviews of Primatte Chromakey, its sister tool, and reviews of Primatte Event will be posted soon.
It belongs in every photographer's arsenal
"I have been using Primatte since 2005 because the software allows me to be more creative and think differently. I produce stock images that are represented by Getty Images Worldwide, and Primatte allows me the capability to seamlessly composite my various elements (persons and objects) with amazing precision. My concern has always been about preserving fine hair detail as well as transparency of objects. Primatte preserves all that I need to include in my composites, producing a seamless and believable end result. It's a very powerful tool and I feel it belongs in every photographer's arsenal." Joe Drivas, photographer, educator, speaker
By Kate Stanworth
"In their first shoot Cavazzana had convinced Norman to shoot on a green screen, something he wasn't usually so keen on. But it has since become a staple of their style. 'I wasn't sure about it since I hate it when photos look like computer graphics,' recalls Norman. 'But it worked...Chroma key is a real art,'..."
"[He] used Primatte Chromakey and After Effects Keylight to remove the chroma key. He then used both Adobe Photoshop and Bridge to sort and key the props individually, placing them all in the main composition." Rangefinder article PDF: 736kb
Studio Photography magazine
By photographer Neil Martin
"When Digital Anarchy introduced Primatte 3.0, my photography market expanded. The new version has better color-spill correction features... I now process images in groups, without stopping to examine and mask each image individually... With properly photographed images, hundreds of images can be masked at once." Read review.
Primatte received a 'Great Buy' 4/5 stars
"Digital Anarchy's Primatte Chromakey 2.0 is a clever Adobe Photoshop plug-in that slashes masking time... The bottom line. Chromakey may be expensive for serious amateurs, but it's money well spent for pros.".
Photoshop User magazine
Ben Wilmore gave Primatte the 'Best Buy' recommendation
"I'd recommend Digital Anarchy's Primatte Chromakey 2.0. The program is easy to learn and comes with an excellent manual, not to mention Digital Anarchy's friendly support staff." photoshopuser.com/magazine.html.
3D World magazine
By Matt Broomfield
"Primatte 2 incorporates a number of very sophisticated tools... Works incredibly well with transparent and mesh objects." computerarts.co.uk/3dworld.
SoftMag A/G, Norway
By Thomas Thorp; Primatte received 5/6 stars (Norweigen language)
"Primatte Chromakey er en plugin som gjør jobben svært godt. Den takler meget kompliserte bilder og tar til og med bort skygge. Mer trenger heller ikke lyset å være perfekt, for å få gode resultater... Ellers er det bare positive ting med denne plugin og kan anbefales til alle som lager produktkataloger, fotografer og privatpersoner som ønsker å lage spesial effekter. Har du nok penger, er dette uten tvil et godt kjøp!"
Simon Eccles gave 4.5/5 stars and 'Best Buy' award
"The user interface is more sophisticated than Cinematte's... It's easier to get satisfactory semi-transparent hair cutouts." digitmag.co.uk.
Recent Press Releases
June 6, 2011 — Digital Anarchy Releases Primatte Chromakey 5.0 for Speedy Batch Processing of Green Screen Images. Upgrade for Photoshop Plugin Adds Improved AutoMask and Built-in Compositing for High Volume Photographers. [more]
July 22, 2010 — Exciting Update for Primatte Chromakey Plugin in Adobe Photoshop CS5 and 64-bit Native Operation. Digital Anarchy’s Popular Photoshop Blue/Greenscreen Masking Software Gets Long Awaited 64-bit Update. [more]
July 18, 2007 — Digital Anarchy Releases Primatte Chromakey 3.0 Update for Photoshop. Powerful Photoshop Plugin Gives Photographers Increased Automation and Usability Enhancements.
Key Plugin Features
- Seamlessly use Primatte Event in a tethered live workflow
- Print a composite immediately or batch process later
- Perfect for high-volume event, little league and school portraits