CHROME Imaging Releases Photonyx 1.5

A new Switzerland-based company, CHROME Imaging, recently announced their

solution to the wonderful world of post-production Photonyx 1.5 is now

shipping. CHROME claims that the software, which is priced at a mere

US$675, was designed to address the high-end post-production market. The

program features RealTools, a painting palette which simulates real world

tools such as crayons, airbrush and charcoal. But moving on to compositing,

Photonyx features "Virtual Screens" technology which offers realtime zoom

and pan on images of 100MB and upwards, and allows one to compose multiple

layers, channels, masks, paths and text with unlimited undo and redo. The

software also allows one to composite via Z-Buffer and Object-ID channels,

while alpha channels are automatically loaded. Although Photonyx sounds

very impressive (especially for the price) calling it "high-end" may be

going a little far (the software is unlikely to give inferno* a run for its

money), however, the software, I'm sure, will be a great asset to students,

hobbyists, and smaller production studios with lower budgets.