New Features in AKVIS SmartMask 10.5: Cutout Transform, Notification Panel

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AKVIS SmartMask 10.5: Advanced Selection Techniques and Quick Background Replacement

September 7, 2018 — AKVIS announces the release of SmartMask 10.5, a universal masking tool that lets users quickly and effortlessly create precise selections. The recent version makes it possible to transform and reposition the cut-out fragment, offers the Notification Panel, Chinese interface language, and some other changes.

AKVIS SmartMask is an absolute must-have when it comes to precise selection and masking. The software easily handles even difficult objects like hair, fur, feathers, tree branches, or semi-transparent details. The software works in two basic modes - Auto and Manual - and offers additional modes such as Chroma Key and Refine Edges that are especially effective when working with monochrome backgrounds or for refining the automatic processing result.

Version 10.5 brings a number of changes and improvements. In the Custom Background mode (available in the standalone version), it is now possible to transform and reposition the cut-out object.

Also, the recent version offers the Notification Panel, Chinese interface language, support for more RAW files as well as some other improvements and bug fixes.

Download AKVIS SmartMask 10.5 and try all features of the software during the 10-day trial period.

The software runs on Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10; Mac OS X 10.7-10.11 and macOS 10.12-10.13. The product is available as a standalone application and as a plugin filter for AliveColors, Adobe Photoshop and other image editors.

AKVIS SmartMask, Home license, sells for $69. One license key allows activating and using the software on two computers. Consult the official website for more details about license types and prices of the software.

The update is free for users who bought SmartMask in the last 12 months. Users, whose license is older and is not valid for the new version, can get SmartMask 10.5 for only $14.95.


AKVIS ( specializes in development of video & image processing software. Since the company's launch in 2004, it has released a number of successful products: standalone applications and Photoshop plugins for Windows and Mac.


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