Using Frame Packs In ArtSuite: Installing And Registering

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Tutorial: AKVIS ArtSuite

Installing And Registering Frame Packs



The AKVIS frame packs can only be used with AKVIS ArtSuite standalone, not with the plugin version. The plugin cannot use such frames, since the image size will be changed.

To work with the frame packs, you can also download and use the AKVIS Frames program which is available free of charge!

Frames for photographs

A free set of frames (visible as Default Pack in Library) is included in AKVIS ArtSuite. Also you can download additional themed frame packs (for example, a wedding frame pack, frames with travel themes, etc.).

To order a frame pack go to the frame pack page, where you will see all available frame packs. Each pack is fully represented in thumbnails.

After an order has been paid, a link to the frame pack as a .zip will be sent (for example, along with a license number for registering the pack.


How to install a frame pack in ArtSuite:

  • Step 1. Download the frame pack (for example,
  • Step 2. Copy the file (do not unzip it!) to a folder which has been selected in ArtSuite’s Preferences.

    By default, this is AKVIS folder in Users Shared Documents.
    Where you can find this folder:

      in Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Vista: Users\Public\Documents\AKVIS
      in Windows XP: Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents\AKVIS
      in Mac: Users/Shared/AKVIS

    You can choose another folder in the Preferences!

    Preferences of ArtSuite

    Attention! Do not open the file yourself. Just copy it to a folder. It will only work in ArtSuite!

    The .zip file is loaded by ArtSuite and displayed in the Library. If you unzip the file you won't find the images, only thumbnails, because the hi-res frames are protected.

    You may need to re-start ArtSuite to make the new pack visible in the Library.

  • Step 3. In the Settings Panel select: Frames - Hand Painted Frame.

    Select Hand Painted Frame
  • Step 4. You will see all of the loaded frame packs in a list, and the frame thumbnail below.

    Frame Packs are not registered

    Default Pack - these frames go with the program (included in the setup file). Besides these default frames included in ArtSuite, an additional free set of 30 frames (Free Pack) is available for download. Both Default Pack and Free Pack do not require registration to use.

Purchased frame packs must be registered with a license number (registration code). See the "unregistered" mark in the above image. Only after this has been done is it possible to use the frames with the program.


How to register a frame pack in ArtSuite:

The frames will be available to use only after registration. Activate each pack with its serial number.

  • Step 1. Open the Frame Packs Manager.

  • Step 2. Choose the frame pack in the list and click on Activate.

    Frame Packs Manager
  • Step 3. In the activation window enter your name and the serial number (registration key) you received after purchasing the pack.

    Choose an activation method — by direct connection to the activation server or by email. We recommend registering by direct connection, since it is more convenient. To register using this method your computer must be connected to the internet.

    Frame Pack Activation
  • Step 4. Click on the ACTIVATE button.

    Registration is complete! The "unregistered" sign near the pack's name disappeared. Repeat for all packs. You can now use the frames!

    All Frame Packs Registered
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