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    Aaron Curtis
    Agree. I actually asked this a couple of weeks ago.
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    Wishgranter
    Hi

    The masking tool for ALIGNMENT will be ready in the next release (testing it if it works as intended)

    For masking creation itself it is best to use an external application that has proper and efficient tools for this (Pshop, Nuke, etc.)

    If you just need to solve a moving car, or so, it is not a big issue, as we "compensate" it to some degree in alignment. If you have sufficient overlap, then it is not an issue at all…
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    Aaron Curtis
    TBH it's a pretty low priority for me compared to all the other stuff. Man, I can't wait for the next release!!!
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    Yegor
    Actually program works Fantastic with moved parts on image and filter it. Also Im happy how it filter a statick backgroung and allign only by actual object. But using masks will be big profit.
    I use mask in my Photoscan pipeline and will be cool to transfer it here.
    For example, will be good to have Import mask as patern: image name + "_mask"
    And creating mask from scan shape.
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    Aaron Curtis
    I see that the latest release says it has "Alpha masking in alignment". Is that this kind of masking? How do we use it?
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    Wishgranter
    Hi Aaron Curtis

    As for the use of Masking in alignment, you just need to prepare the mask in an external application and use TIF or PNG that can save masks and then you just load it in RC and it will use it. So you do not need to look for any settings in RC, if mask is present, then it will be used...
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    Yegor
    I think will be good to make some options how to use the masks and how to utilize it.
    For example - right now I do not convert my RAW files to Tiff cause CR(CapturinReality) use this format very well. So I just save my time.
    And mask can be done in a different way - color keying, difference, handmade(yes, some times its need to be done), and also backlights.. so I need option to load masks from separated files.
    Also different step sometime need different masks. For example than I shoot on the bright background I got bright bloom on model but I need to keep it to make geometry better. But then I start bake textures, I just mask boomed parts from image (I don`t want exclude image cause some information its still usefull and needed.)
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    Aaron Curtis
    Ah, ok, great! I think this is a good solution. For example, I can use batch processing in GIMP to alpha the sky in all images.
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    Yegor
    Using external soft to prepare mask for all images in set - its one more Step in pipeline. :(
    Please make ability to load masks files separately. I really need this.
    Same way as Photoscan will be fine.
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    Gerrit Schulze
    Hi RC Team,

    are there any news on this topic.

    I am fine to create the mask in After Effects or some other external program. However combining the source images with the alpha mask is another step in After Effects and adds the need of another format when using JPGs as source. I'd prefer to add the mask as separate file.

    I assume this is what everyone who is used to this workflow is longing for.

    I'd appreciate any update on this.

    Thank you!
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    Yegor
    I also support this.
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    Frank Zwick

    +1 maybe like competitor, seperate MaskFiles and Masks generated using 3DModel

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    Tuomas Mämmelä

    So, 3 years has passed and no masking tool?

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