Decompose
Decompose 1.2.1
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Easily and seamlessly extracts objects from images.   Shareware ($29.99)
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Decompose is an application allowing an easy and flawless extraction of elements from pictures in order to use them to make composite images. It is the perfect tool for making images for Web pages, newspapers and magazines or simply for your own creations. Extracted objects are saved as a TIFF file with transparency. Decompose also corrects colors to remove all traces of the previous background, thus generating perfect mattes.
What's New
Version 1.2.1:
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Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.6 or later



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RichardWhitfield8432 reviewed on 11 Sep 2013
Just what I am looking for. Does the job quite easy and fast. Love it.
[Version 1.2]


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Terskac reviewed on 12 Dec 2011
It took me some playing around with this for quite a while to get the hang of it. When I figured it out I got really good results. After you apply the masks you need to manually fix the edges by using the erase brush with the image magnified to the maximum. Then you can switch between the foreground and background to the get the edge right down to the pixel.
[Version 1.2]


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Marktron reviewed on 20 Apr 2011
Easy to use. Gets the job done.
[Version 1.2]


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Adrian commented on 18 Feb 2011
The current issue of Macworld gives it a good write up.
[Version 1.2]

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Ryde replied on 21 Apr 2011
http://www.macworld.co.uk/macsoftware/reviews/index.cfm?reviewid=3263195
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IanGreig reviewed on 17 Dec 2007
I find that Decompose scores over Photoshop by having a brush to define the transitional edge ares where pixels may be foreground image or background.

A cut-out in PhotoShop relies on performing a very accurate selection, knocking out the background and then doing a lot of smoothing of the edges. In Decompose you make a broad-brush selection of the edge area, covering the whole border between foreground and background, from which the app. calculates which is which, removes the background to transparency and gives a smooth edge.

It seems to work well even if there isn't a lot of contrast between foreground and background. If you can see it, you can cut it out.

Well worth the money to save time and effort -- and if you need to make good quality, foolproof cut-outs in a hurry, you'll thank the developers.

I think some sensitivity controls would help, and I felt the need of grab tool with a spacebar shortcut to navigate around the image, but this is only a v1.n application and these are only minor refinements that are bound to come in future releases..
[Version 1.0.1]


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Alan reviewed on 17 Apr 2006
In my opinion, Decompose has got a great potential, and its results are too good to stop developing it.

Bravo!
[Version 1.0]


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Whitefishsc rated on 07 Sep 2013

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Roes rated on 14 Sep 2012

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Tigermac rated on 05 Sep 2011

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Vkubalkova rated on 22 Jul 2011

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Glennforti rated on 15 Jul 2011

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ncoscia rated on 21 Apr 2011

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Douglas R Keene rated on 21 Apr 2011

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Downloads:45,872
Version Downloads:6,534
Type:Multimedia Design : Image Editing
License:Shareware
Date:20 Nov 2013
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $29.99
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Decompose is an application allowing an easy and flawless extraction of elements from pictures in order to use them to make composite images. It is the perfect tool for making images for Web pages, newspapers and magazines or simply for your own creations. Extracted objects are saved as a TIFF file with transparency. Decompose also corrects colors to remove all traces of the previous background, thus generating perfect mattes.


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