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Green Screen Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q. I get an error Incompatible hardware. What does this mean?
  • This was a bug in version 1.07C and has been resolved in 1.08A. This seems to only happen with European version of Windows and not in the USA. Version 1.08A fixes the European issue.

  • Q. Where are the sample images located at?
  • A. After you download and install Professional Green Screen, you will see the samples images in
    C:\Program Files (x86)\ProfessionalGreenScreen\Sample Images
    there are two directries Foreground and Background in the above directrory.
    Notice the screenshot shows the samples as the path

  • Q. How do I manually select the key color?
  • A. If your foreground (FG) picture has a small area of green or blue that you would like to key out. You can select the FG Only radio button, then lick on the Color swatch (it will push in) then as you move the mouse over the green of the forefround picture you will notice the color swatch track with the color. Click on that color on the foreground picture, now select the FG+BG or FG+checker and tune the solid and transparent colors.
  • Q. Isn't green screening equipment expensive and complex?
  • A. Like anything you can spend any amount of cash on photography. But green backdrops can be simply a piece of cardboard, a fabric from sewing store. Use a high thread count like 400 or more. Or a wall painted green. It's a ratio of work to convenience depending on how much you can afford. See Tips
  • Q. What about expensive lighting? Isn't that the key.
  • A. Yes, lighting the chroma key evenly is key. You can use low cost Fluorescent lighting from a home improvement store, or use $10 halogen utility work lights. Gorilla lighting is for folks on a budget.
  • Q. If my hard drive crashes, can I re-register the Professional Green Screen for free?
  • A. Yes you are protected from crashes, we take care of you.
  • Q. What type of graphics files can be used for FG & BG pictures?
  • A. PGS reads and writes jpg, png, gif, bmp, and tiff files.
  • Q. What if my screen isn't exactly green as shown? Can PGS be adjusted to accept other screen hues?
  • A. Yes, PGS tunes to the chroma key color automatically, or manually with the palette button. Almost any color except black can be keyed out.
  • Q. Do I need internet access, full time, or can I work off-line?
  • A. You can work off-line. You only need internet to purchase and register the application.
  • Can I set the resolution of the processed image different from the input images?
  • Yes, PGS handles files from 320x320 to 8000x8000 each FG, BG and CK image size independently.
  • Q. Can PGS work with special formats like B&W or sepia photos?
  • A. We recommend you apply special effect after the chroma keying. Since the key subject needs to avoid having the key color on them.
  • Q. My purchased key code will not activate, what's wrong?
  • A. We suggest pasting in the key code that was email to you and not typing it in. Pay attention to: Letters I L O Q B and numbers 1 0 8 -- View the key code with another font to see visual differences.  
  • Q. What resolutions are best for printed pictures?
  • We suggest tripling these number, so for an 8x10 the aspect ratio should be 1.25 (10/8) or 0.8 (8/10) this means portrait is 2304x2880 and lanscape is 2880x2304
    5x7 is a aspect ratio of 1.4 or portrait is 1170x1638, and landscape swaps the Height and Height for 1638x1170.

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    MINIMUM RECOMMENDED RESOLUTION Prints 4 x 6 540x360 pixels 5 x 7 546x390 pixels 8 x 10 960x768 pixels Wallets 546x390 pixels Walmart 8x10 wallet set 1050x750 pixels Posters Poster: 11x14 980x770 pixels Poster: 12x18 1260x840 pixels Poster: 16x20 1400x1120 pixels Poster: 20x30 2100x1400 pixels Collage Posters Poster Collage 11 x 14 3000x2000 pixels Poster Collage 12 x 18 3000x2000 pixels 8x20 Locker Poster Collage 1800x720 pixels Poster Collage 16 x 20 3000x2000 pixels Poster Collage 20 x 30 3000x2000 pixels Cards Photo Mug 15oz 1000x750 pixels Photo Mug 11 oz 742x349 pixels 4 x 8 Greeting Card 1024x768 pixels 5 x 7 Greeting Card 1200x900 pixels 5x7 Postcard 1200x900 pixels 5 x 6 640x480 pixels 4.25x6 Postcard 900x638 pixels Banners 2x6 Photo Banner 1800x1440 pixels 2x8 Photo Banner 1800x1440 pixels Books 4x6 Flipbook 540x360 pixels 5x7 Flipbook 546x390 pixels 8x11 Linen Cover Photo Book Cover: 1639x1233 pixels Pages: 1280x1024 pixels 5x7 Paper Cover Photo Book 1280x1024 pixel 2x3 Mini Photo Book 580x435 pixel Photo Gifts Photo Mug 15oz 858x400 pixels Photo Mug 11 oz 742x349 pixels Notepad 370x370 pixels Wave Bracelet with 1 Charm 68x68 pixels Fleece Blanket 2418x2028 pixels Collegiate Fleece Blanket 1930x1260 pixels Military Fleece Blanket 2203x1800 pixels Stickers (20) 525x525 pixels 3x4 Magnet Set-3 magnets 640x480 pixels 4x6 Magnet Set- 3 magnets 640x480 pixels Round Glass Ornament, Set of 3 150x150 pixels All other items 900 x 600 pixels

    Professional Green Screen handles up to 8000x8000 pixels!!!

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    Print Size/Product Minimum Image Resolution 4x6 Prints 540x360 pixels 5x7 Prints 630x450 Pixels 8x10 Prints 900x720 pixels Wallet Prints 270x180 pixels 11x14 Posters 1008x792 pixels 12x18 Posters 2682x1788 pixels 16x20 Posters 2980x2384 pixels 20x30 Posters 4470x2980 pixels 24x36 Posters 5400x3600 pixels 2x6 Banner 1800x1440 pixels 2x8 Banner 1800x1440 pixels Photo Gifts 900x600 pixels 4x8 Photo Cards 640x426 pixels 5x7 Photo Cards 640x480 pixels 5x7 Folded Cards 840x600 pixels 4.25x6 Postcards 720x480 pixels 5x7 Postcards 840x600 pixels Custom Cover Photo Books 1280x1024 pixels Brag Books 580x435 pixels Notebooks 1350x1000 pixels Notepads 370x370 pixels Stickers 370x370 pixels 8x10 Canvas 710x768 pixels 11x14 Canvas 994x781 pixels 12x12 Canvas 852x852 pixels 16x20 Canvas 1420x1136 pixels 20x24 Canvas 1740x1420 pixels 20x30 Canvas 3000x2000 pixels

    Professional Green Screen handles up to 8000x8000 pixels!!!