AKVIS News Archive: 2006
 

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AKVIS News Archive: 2006

 

December 20, 2006
AKVIS Decorator: Discounts on new program. Christmas offer.
We are glad to offer you version 1.2 of the new plugin AKVIS Decorator. The program allows applying new textures/colors to a surface preserving the original details of the object.
New to version 1.2: minor bugs fixed, support of Photoshop CS3 beta on Windows and PowerPC Mac, new interface languages - German, French, Spanish, Japanese.
See our on-line Tutorial to learn how it works.
Upgrade for registered users is free. The users who tried the previous version of the plug-in and have their version expired, now have an opportunity to download and test the software for 10 days free of charge. Download the program here.
Attention! Those our registered users who have bought at least one AKVIS plug-in get a 20% discount on AKVIS Decorator. The customers who have purchased all AKVIS plug-ins get a 50% discount on the new program! Please write to us to get the discount. The offer is valid till December 31, 2006.
We also remind you that those who buy an AKVIS program now will automatically take part in our Christms raffle. Read the previous news.

December 13, 2006
Christmas Raffle!
By buying any AKVIS Software now, you automatically become a participant of the Christmas Raffle.
You have a chance to win a license key to AKVIS Lightshop! It will be a powerful plug-in for creation of amazing lighting effects.
We plan to release the program in January 2007 and it is not yet available for download. You can read more about LightShop and see examples made in beta-version of LightShop here.
Every week, before the release of the program, we raffle off one license among those who have bought our software on the respective week. The name of the weekly winner is drawn out from the customer database by chance. We will publish the names of the winners every week on the Events Page. Try your luck!

December 6, 2006
Coloriage v.4.0: Add Color to B&W Photos with More Flexibility
Version 4.0 of AKVIS Coloriage plugin offers yet more flexibility in manipulation of colors on your photo. By request of our users we added the possibility to change not only the color of the object, but its brightness as well. Now it is possible to color light areas with dark colors and vice versa тЂ“ for instance, to recolor a white dress into red. Consult a new tutorial and How It Works to learn about the new mode.
We introduced a "hot key" for the "Run" button - use the "R" key to start the colorization process. Added the possibility to change the brush size for main tools (Pencil, Keep-Color Pencil, Eraser) independently of one another, streamlined the interface of the program. Look up the Changes list.
Registered users can upgrade to version 4.0 for free. Just download the software and install it.
The users who tried the previous version of the plug-in and have their version expired, now have an opportunity to download the software and test the software for 10 days free of charge.

November 27, 2006
Sketch v.2.1: photo-to-sketch conversion software
Version 2.1 of AKVIS Sketch plugin has minor changes. Now it supports Photoshop Elements v. 5.0 and has new interface languages - Italian and Japanese.
The batch mode support (first introduced in version 2.0) allows you to automatically convert a series of images, thus even making comics from films! Just create an Action in Photoshop or Script in Corel Paint Shop pro that uses the plugin and apply the same settings to a folder full of images.
Upgrade for registered users is free.

November 14, 2006
AKVIS Decorator v. 1.1 : Discounts for Registered Users (till December 31, 2006)
AKVIS presents a new plugin AKVIS Decorator that allows you to change the surface of an objectin a verisimilar way. You can apply new textures to the selected area or recolor it.
See our on-line Tutorial to learn how it works. Download the program and test it during 10 days for free!
Attention! Those our registered users who have bought at least one AKVIS plug-in get a 20% discount on AKVIS Decorator. The customers who have purchased all AKVIS plug-ins get a 50% discount on the new program! Please write to us to get the discount. The offer is valid till December 31, 2006.

November 2, 2006
Sketch v.2: Batch Processing
The new version of the Sketch plugin is released. Now this photo-to-sketch conversion software allows creating comics out of videos!
The Photoshop batch mode support introduced in the new version allows you to automatically convert a series of images, thus making comics from films. Just create in Photoshop an Action that uses the plugin and apply the same settings to a folder full of images. It can be fun to create comics from home videos!
Also in version 2.0 the installation procedure for Mac has been optimized. Sketch is now automatically copied into the PlugIns folder of image editors installed on a computer.
Registered users can upgrade to version 2.0 for free. Just download the software and install it. The users who tried the previous version of the plug-in and have their version expired, now have an opportunity to download and test the software for 10 days free of charge.

October 26, 2006
AKVIS Noise Buster V.3.0: Batch Noise Removal
We are glad to announce the release of a new version of our noise reduction software AKVIS Noise Buster that supports Photoshop Batch mode. Just create in Photoshop a short Action that uses the plugin. Now you do not have to open each image separately to apply noise reduction. Batch processing allows applying the same settings to a folder full of images.
The program tips have been updated. Now they are shown in a more usable way: hovering your mouse over a parameter makes the application display a hint about this setting in the bottom right corner of the program window.
For Mac computers the installation procedure has been optimized. Noise Buster is now automatically copied into the PlugIns folder of image editors installed on a computer: Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, Graphic Converter.
Registered users can upgrade the program for free.
Those who tried one of the previous versions of the plugin and have their version expired, now can try Noise Buster again with its new features. Download the program and use it 10 days free of charge!

October 18, 2006
AKVIS Enhancer V.5.0: Batch Image Correction
We have released a new version of our photo correction software AKVIS Enhancer with a particularly useful feature! By popular demand, the program now supports Photoshop automatic batch processing that allows applying the same settings to a series of images.
Tip: You should create an Action with the Enhancer plugin in Adobe Photoshop and then apply this Action to a folder full of images.
Mac: The installation procedure has been changed (simplified) for Mac-version. The plugin is now placed into the appropriate folder automatically.
Upgrade for registered users is Free (more). Mac-users are are recommended to remove the old version and after that install Enhancer V.5.
The users who tried the previous version of the plug-in and have their version expired, now have an opportunity to test the software again.

October 10, 2006
AKVIS Chameleon 4.3: recommended to upgrade
We are glad to announce the release of a new version of AKVIS Chameleon, photo collage creation software.
Version 4.3 fixes the bugs on Mac and the bug that caused the program to crash on images of certain size. Besides, the Help files now show how to work with the program in Paint Shop Pro, Corel Photo-Paint and Ulead Photoimpact.
The registered users can upgrade the software free of charge (read how to upgrade the plugin).
The users who tried the previous version of the plug-in and have their version expired, now have an opportunity to test the software again. Download the 10 days free trial at
Download Win: https://akvis.com/download/akvis-chameleon-setup.exe
Download Mac: https://akvis.com/download/akvis-chameleon-setup.dmg

August 30, 2006
AKVIS Sketch - New Plugin for Photo-to-Sketch Conversion
AKVIS presents a new plugin for realistic photo-to-sketch conversion. AKVIS Sketch v.1.1 creates color and B&W drawings that imitate pencil, charcoal and watercolor techniques.
See Tutorials and watch a Flash-movie to learn how it works.
Download the program and test it for 10 days free for free.
Attention Registered Users! We give a 20% discount for AKVIS Sketch to those who have bought at least one AKVIS plug-in and a 50% discount to the customers who have purchased the Alchemy bundle or all AKVIS plug-ins. Please write to us to get the discount. The offer is valid till October 31, 2006.

August 29, 2006
Enhancer, Noise Buster, Coloriage: Bugs fixed
The new versions of the detail-revealing software AKVIS Enhancer, photo colorization plugin AKVIS Coloriage and noise reduction software AKVIS Noise Buster are released.
We are glad to announce that the bugs causing the programs to crash on Mac have been fixed. Windows users are also recommended to upgrade the software.
Upgrade for registered users is Free (more). Just download the software and install it.
The users who tried the previous version of the plug-in and have their version expired, now have an opportunity to test the software again.

August 3, 2006
Attention to Chameleon users!
We have found some serious bugs in the last version of the plugin and decided to return to one of the previous versions - V.3.0. Now only Chameleon v.3 is available for download. This is a stopgap solution.
If you have a problem with Chameleon v.4.1 we recommend you to download v.3.0 and use it instead. In this case you will need to re-activate your license: first of all remove the license file ("Chameleon.lic") in the program folder, then run activation process. If you have any problems with your license key reactivation, please contact our support team.
We apologize for the errors in Chameleon, we are working hardly to fix the bugs in the nearest future.

July 4, 2006
Large Upgrade: new versions of 4 AKVIS Plug-ins
AKVIS releases new versions of Enhancer, Coloriage, Chameleon and Noise Buster plug-ins.
The new versions can process large pictures and fix compatibility bugs with Mac OS X.
Mac users are recommended to upgrade all AKVIS plug-ins installed on the computer.
Download the upgrades for Windows and Mac.
Upgrade for registered users is Free.
The users who tried the previous version of the plug-in and have their version expired, now have an opportunity to test the software again.
Considerable changes are introduced to AKVIS Coloriage, B&W photo colorization program. New to version 3.1: fixed bug with crash on large images, added the possibility to set the brush size for Pencil, Keep-Color Pencil, Eraser tool separately with help of a scale (earlier they changed their size automatically as you zoom in or zoom out); 16 bits mode support added.
Download the program and try it for 10 days for free!

May 29, 2006
AKVIS Birthday Raffle: Winners Announced!
Every year AKVIS organizes a raffle in celebration of the company's Birthday. This year participants had a chance to win a software bundle of 11 programs for PC from different developers. To take part in the raffle one had to fill in a registration form and answer several questions.
The names of 10 winners have been drawn out by chance.
Thank you for taking part in the Raffle! Your feedback helps us to improve the programs.

April 3, 2006
AKVIS Chameleon V.4.0: improved algorithm
The new version of the photo collage creation software is released.
New to version 4.0 of AKVIS Chameleon is an advanced algorithm that helps to improve image processing speed on large pictures by 50 percent and reduces memory consumption by 25 percent.
We offer you to use the program 10 days for free!
Attention (only for Mac users): now the Mac-version of the Chameleon plug-in does not require pre-registration to use the software for 10 days free of charge.
Upgrade to version 4.0 is Free. Just download and install the program.
To get acquainted with the program you can use flash-tutorials that demonstrate how to use Chameleon for collage making (download a flash movie for Standard mode - 7.1 Mb, download a flash movie for Snapshot mode - 6.8 Mb), and our Online Chameleon Tutorial.

February 27, 2006
AKVIS Noise Buster v.1.1: Noise Suppression Software
AKVIS presents a new solution for noise reduction on digital images. AKVIS Noise Buster is already available for download.
You can use AKVIS Noise Buster 10 days free of charge. It is an evaluation period.

January 18, 2006
AKVIS Enhancer v.3.0: for Mac and Win
The new version of image enhancement and detail-revealing software AKVIS Enhancer is available for download. The new version boasts an improved detail enhancement algorithm and a streamlined interface with four parameters: Details in Shadows, Details in Highlights, Level of Detail and Lightness.
Now the program supports 16-bits per channel.
The users who tried the previous version of the plug-in and have their version expired, now have an opportunity to test the software again.
Registered users can upgrade to V.3.0 for free. Just download the software and install it. Mac users will have to enter the serial key again to activate the software.

 

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