Looking for replacement for Vertus Fluid Mask 3, Vertus no longer around.

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Looking for replacement for Vertus Fluid Mask 3, Vertus no longer around.

The last discussions on Vertus Fluid Mask 3 were in 2019 and 2020. Sometime since then Vertus stopped sales and support of Fluid Mask. It was working fine on a previous laptop but now I have a new laptop and the Vertus activation server is not working so I can't register the software on the new laptop.

My photo editing software is Affinity Photo. There are some techniques using Affinity to extract a subject (in my case usually people where the hair poses a challenge). However the techniques involve many steps and the results aren't as good as what I got with Fluid Mask. I tried Topaz AI but it's on a subscription basis. I infrequently use masking software and prefer to buy a licence (the last time was almost a year ago on the previous laptop).

What standalone software are people using to extract subjects from backgrounds that can handle complex areas of the photo such as hair and branches of trees? Also I don't usually have the luxury of choosing backgrounds to create a high contrast between my subject and the background. So I usually don't have much contrast between hair and background. Fluid Mask did a pretty good job separating out the hair.

Thanks for any recommendations for replacement software. I on Windows 10.

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