The Mac Observer

Skip navigational links

You're viewing an article in TMO's historic archive vault. Here, we've preserved the comments and how the site looked along with the article. Use this link to view the article on our current site:
Extensis Updates Portfolio & Mask Pro

From The Floor - Extensis Updates Portfolio & Mask Pro

by , 4:00 PM EST, January 10th, 2003

Extensis, a long-time creator of Mac software, announced some noteworthy upgrades to their product line at this week's show. Joseph Schorr, Senior Product Manager, took a few moment to give us the details on these upgrades.

The first upgrade is Portfolio 6.1, their digital asset management (DAM) solution. For the uninitiated, digital asset management is to graphics and other digital files, what source control is to software developers. If you have more graphics that you can remember in your head, then you need a DAM solution. The Portfolio system allows you to share, organize, retrieve and distribute digital files. Portfolio 6.1 is the first version of their client to be OS X compatible. Portfolio Server for OS X was introduced in July 2002.

The next upgrade is Mask Pro 3, their masking and selection tool for Adobe Photoshop. For some, masking, or separating an object from a photograph, can take a significant amount of time with the built-in Photoshop tools. Mask Pro 3 can help speed up this process with such features as Color Decontamination, Color Matching, and Real-Time Preview.

Portfolio 6.1 will ship at the end of January 2003, and be a free upgrade for existing Portfolio 6 users. Upgrades from Portfolio 5 will be priced at $99.94US, and the full product will be priced at $199.95US. Mask Pro 3 will be available in February 2003, with a suggested retail price of $199.95US, an upgrade price of $99.95US, and a $169.95 competitive upgrade price.

Recent Headlines - Updated May 27th

Wed,3:10 PM
How to Deauthorize All Devices in iTunes 12
Tue,6:35 PM
iKlip Grip: iPhone Stand and Selfiestick with Bluetooth Shutter
6:09 PM
ShowStoppers & MacTech Team Up for DevFocus at WWDC
3:40 PM
HiRise Apple Watch Stand is Beautiful, Well Engineered
2:58 PM
Firefighters Take on Blaze at Apple’s Former Sapphire Glass Factory [Update]
2:02 PM
Apple Watch Course: Go from Newbie to Pro and Build 14 Apps for $25
1:55 PM
Three Things You Didn’t Know TextEdit Could Do For You
1:26 PM
TMO Daily Observations 2015-05-26: Jony Ive’s Promotion, Cortana Coming to iPhone
10:25 AM
Hold on to Your Pants, Siri, Microsoft’s Cortana is Coming to iPhone
9:20 AM
Local Content Deals to Delay Apple’s Streaming TV Plans
5:26 AM
Apple Promotes Jony Ive to Chief Design Officer, Creates VPs for Hardware and UI Design
Sun,12:13 PM
MGG 554: Sleepy Macs Sometimes Go To Work
  • __________
  • Buy Stuff, Support TMO!
  • Podcast: Mac Geek Gab
  • Podcast: Apple Weekly Report
  • TMO on Twitter!