AKVIS News Archive 2015

AKVIS News 2015

December 14, 2015
AKVIS HDRFactory 5.0: Make HDR Images! Now with Local Correction (Press Release, PDF)

We are glad to announce a new version of AKVIS HDRFactory.

The software lets you create a High Dynamic Range image from a series of shots or from one single photo. The program can also be used for photo correction. The program brings life and color to your photos!

The new version brings even better quality, more flexibility, and new features! HDRFactory 5.0 offers an improved method of creating HDR images, the new Local Correction tool, the improved Ghost Removal tool, and other changes. The software is now even more effective! List of Changes in Version 5.0.

Download AKVIS HDRFactory 5.0! You can test the software during the trial period without registration.

How to Upgrade to HDRFactory 5.0: It is a free upgrade for recent buyers of this program. Users whose license is not valid for version 5.0, can get the latest version for only $14.95. Contact us to check your license status.

 

November 23, 2015
AKVIS NatureArt 8.0: Aurora Borealis Effect! Add Northern Lights to Photos (Press Release, PDF)

We are glad to announce a new version of AKVIS NatureArt.

The software lets you imitate the magnificence of natural phenomena. You can add the sun, lightning strikes, rain or snow, a rainbow or a flame to a picture; play with seasons changing, create a seascape image, a night sky view, or picturesque foggy scenery.

Version 8.0 offers the new Aurora effect! Now the program includes 10 basic effects from which you can get a wide variety of natural phenomena. List of Changes in Version 8.0

Download AKVIS NatureArt 8.0! You can test the software during the trial period without registration.

How to Upgrade to NatureArt 8.0: It is a free upgrade for recent buyers of this program. Users whose license is not valid for version 8.0, can get the latest version for only $14.95. Contact us to check your license status.

 

November 12, 2015
AKVIS Neon 1.5: Make Festive Drawings with Glow Effects (Press Release, PDF)

We are glad to announce a new version of AKVIS Neon.

The software turns photos into astounding illustrations which look like drawn with light or luminescent ink. Make your photos shine with the magical glow effects in Neon! Use the program to prepare sparkling Christmas and New Year cards and invitations!

In Version 1.5:

Download AKVIS Neon v.1.5! You can test the software during the trial period without registration.

It is a free upgrade for all users of Neon v.1.0!

 

October 21, 2015
Germany — New Frames for Your Travel Photos! (Press Release, PDF)

We are starting a new line of country themed frame packs for use with AKVIS Frames and AKVIS ArtSuite. These frames are a perfect choice for tourists and travelers! They will let you learn new countries and cultures and keep your vacation memories alive.

The new frame collection is now available: Germany — 80 ready to use high quality frames for only $15!

Germany is a cosmopolitan country where tradition meets modernity in perfect harmony. The country of poets and thinkers enchants with its rich cultural heritage, megalopolises, and fascinating landscapes. The country is located in the center of Europe and attracts every year many tourists from all over the world. Visit Germany during Oktoberfest or Christmas. Arrange your memories with these special frames! More…

 

October 12, 2015
AKVIS Draw 3.0: Hand Drawn Art Effect (Press Release, PDF)

We are happy to announce a new version of AKVIS Draw.

The software converts photos into hand made pencil drawings. It creates realistic looking line art illustrations, produces both black and white sketches and color artworks.

The new version provides an improved photo to sketch conversion algorithm. Using new features you can imitate a quick pencil sketch, an ink painting, or an avant-garde drawing. With the new version the process of creation of your perfect drawings become even easier!

Read more: "What's New in Version 3.0".

Download AKVIS Draw v.3.0! You can test the software during the trial period without registration.

How to Upgrade to Draw 3.0: It is a free upgrade for recent buyers of this program. Users whose license is not valid for version 3.0, can get the latest version for only $14.95. Contact us to check your license status.

 

September 21, 2015
AKVIS AirBrush 3.0: Turn Your Photos into Airbrush Drawings! (Press Release, PDF)

We are glad to announce the major update of AKVIS AirBrush.

The software turns photos into incredibly realistic digital paintings which look like made with a special airbrush spray tool. With this artistic software the cutting edge airbrushing technique is available to everyone, from hobbyist to professional graphic designer.

Version 3.0 provides an improved photo to drawing effect, a watermark feature, new tools and brushes, advanced print options, and other changes.

Read more: "What's New in Version 3.0".

Download AKVIS AirBrush v.3.0! Try all features of the software during the trial period without registration. Load your image into the program and make an airbrush drawing with a mouse click!

How to Upgrade to AirBrush 3.0: It is a free upgrade for recent buyers of this program. Users whose license is not valid for version 3.0, can get the latest version for only $14.95.

 

September 4, 2015
AKVIS Coloriage 10 - Now Even More Easy! NEW: Variations of Coloring (Press Release, PDF)

We are glad to announce a new version of AKVIS Coloriage.

The software lets you colorize black and white photos, replace colors in color images, perform selective desaturation or coloring. Using the program you can also turn modern digital pictures into vintage black and white images or make a sepia effect. Play with colors, unleash your creativity!

Version 10 provides inimitable, innovative features: the possibility to work with Variations of coloring, new print options, and other changes. The software is now even more versatile and easy to use!

Read more: "What's New in Version 10".

Download AKVIS Coloriage v.10! Try all features of the software during the trial period without registration.

Upgrade Information: If the date of the 1st activation of your license is later than Sep 4, 2014, your key will work with the new version. Check your license in the Customer Room. Users whose license is not valid for version 10, can get the latest version for only $14.95. More…

 

August 24, 2015
New Wedding Frames Special Pack — Frame Your Love Story! (Press Release, PDF)

We are glad to announce the release of the new frame collection Wedding Pack II.

The new set includes 100 high quality ready to use frames. These bright exclusive picture frames will help you to spectacularly decorate the best moments of your wedding day, or of your relatives or friends marriage ceremony. You can create a wedding photo book that tells a beautiful love story, to preserve the special memories for years to come. More…

This set is a great addition to the first AKVIS Wedding Pack. You can use both packs or choose any of them. AKVIS themed frame packs are useful for professional photographers as well as for amateurs. They provide superior quality, save time and efforts.

The price of the new frame collection is $17. Purchase all 22 AKVIS frame packs in the Bundle and save 30% OFF our regular price!

Note: The frame packs can only be used with AKVIS Frames (available for free) and AKVIS ArtSuite (Standalone/Home Deluxe/Business).

 

August 18, 2015
AKVIS Enhancer 15: Brighten up Your Dark Photos (Press Release, PDF)

AKVIS Enhancer has been updated to version 15. It is image enhancement software which operates in 3 modes: Improve Detail, Prepress, and Tone Correction. Enhancer offers an individual approach to every part of the photo!

This update brings new functionality, significant improvements and optimizations.

What's New in Version 15.

Download AKVIS Enhancer 15! You can evaluate the software during the 10-day trial period.

Upgrade Information: Existing Enhancer users may check which versions they can update to for free in the Customer Room. Users whose license is not valid for version 15, can get the latest version for only $14.95. More…

 

July 8, 2015
AKVIS OilPaint 4.0: Improved Oil Painting Effect. Create Art from Photos! (Press Release, PDF)

We are glad to announce the major update of AKVIS OilPaint. With this cutting-edge software you can become a painter and turn your photos into oil paintings in just a few minutes!

The new version provides an improved photo to painting conversion algorithm. The textured and realistic brush strokes created by the program are now even more close to the real brush than ever. The hand-drawn effect has been strengthened that enables to produce a spectacular oil painting surface.

What's New in Version 4.0.

Download AKVIS OilPaint 4.0! You can evaluate all features of the software during the 10-day trial period.
The software is available as a standalone application and as a plugin filter for Photoshop and other image editors, in versions for Windows and Mac OS X.

Upgrade Information: Existing OilPaint users may check which versions they can update to for free in the Customer Room or in the About the Program window of the OilPaint software.
Users whose license is not valid for version 4.0, can get the latest version for only $14.95. Read more about update options.

 

June 23, 2015
New Sweet Frame Pack and Brand New Free Program AKVIS Frames 1.0! (Press Release, PDF)

We are glad to announce the brand new AKVIS Frames software which is available free of charge, and the new frame collection Sweet Pack that can be used in the new program as well as in AKVIS ArtSuite.

AKVIS offers a rich range of theme packs of frames; each is designed for a specific topic. These amazing ready to use frames are intended for those who are interested in high quality design picture decorations.
With the release of the new set, 21 themed packs are now available for use in the AKVIS programs! Among them, you will find special event sets (Christmas, Wedding, etc), four seasons sets, and many others.

The frame packs can only be used with the AKVIS programs: AKVIS Frames (New!) and AKVIS ArtSuite.

The new Sweet Pack includes 100 hand painted frames of super quality, 50 horizontal and 50 vertical templates, two variants for each design. You can look at the preview images of the new frames.

Buy the new set for $17! Subscribers to AKVIS Newsletter can buy the new pack with a discount of 10%, for only $15.30. All 21 frame packs are available in the bundle at the discounted price 30% Off!

 

May 29, 2015
AKVIS SmartMask 7.0: Selections Made Easy - Now with Refine Edges! (Press Release, PDF)

We are happy to announce a new version of AKVIS SmartMask for Windows and Mac OS X.

SmartMask is a perfect solution for creating selections and masking objects on images. It saves you time and is fun to use. Featuring powerful tools the program makes both simple and complex selections and removes backgrounds as easy as pie. It processes equally well soft and sharp edges. SmartMask frees you from boring work and gives you more room for creativity.

In Version 7.0:

Download AKVIS SmartMask 7.0 and try all features of the software during the 10-day trial period.
The software is available as a standalone program and as plugin for Photoshop and other image editors.

All registered users of SmartMask can upgrade to the new version for free!

 

May 14, 2015
AKVIS Decorator 4.0: Change Textures on Your Images! (Press Release, PDF)

We are glad to announce the update of AKVIS Decorator to version 4.0.

The software lets you change the surface of an object in a realistic manner. The program applies a new texture or a color keeping the volume of an object, following its folds and creases. The new pattern looks absolutely natural and makes you see things differently! The program is equipped with a rich Texture Library, with more than 1,800 textures, from fabrics to stones and metal, from food to nature elements. You can also apply your own textures.

In Version 4.0:

Download AKVIS Decorator 4.0 and try all features of the software during the 10-day trial period.

The product is available as a standalone program and as a plugin filter for Adobe Photoshop and other image editors for Windows and Mac OS X.

Upgrade Information:

All registered users of Decorator can upgrade to the new version 4.0 for free! Just download and install the new version.

Attention: Windows-users are highly recommended to uninstall previous versions of Decorator before installing v.4.0.

 

May 6, 2015
AKVIS Sketch 17: Pencil Sketches from Photos! Now with Cross-hatching! (Press Release, PDF)

We are glad to announce the update of AKVIS Sketch, the leading photo to sketch conversion software! The product is available as a standalone program and as plugin for Photoshop and other image editors, for Windows and Mac OS X.

AKVIS Sketch lets you create color drawings and B&W sketches from your photos. The program reproduces the technique of graphite and color pencil. It competes with hand drawn art! Now you do not need to handle a pencil to feel like an artist. All you need to create your original work of art is good taste and AKVIS Sketch. Read more about the program.

The new version provides significant improvements and new features.

In Version 17:

Download AKVIS Sketch 17! You can evaluate the software during the 10-day trial period.

Upgrade Information:

Existing AKVIS Sketch users may check which versions they can update to for free in the Customer Room. It's also possible to see the expiration date of free updates in the About the Program window of the software.

 

April 27, 2015
New Picture Frames for Your School Photos! (Press Release, PDF)

We are glad to announce a new frame collection — School Pack for use in AKVIS ArtSuite!
The ArtSuite software lets you easily frame your photographs. Adding extra themed frame packs it's possible to increase the functionality of the program and enrich the built-in Library.

With the release of the new frames, 20 themed packs are now available for use in ArtSuite!

School Frame Pack:

Note that the frame packs can only be used in the AKVIS ArtSuite Standalone program (with Home Standalone, Home Deluxe, Business licenses); not in the Plugin version, not with the other software.

 

April 20, 2015
AKVIS NatureArt 7.0: Incredible Nature Effects at Your Fingertips! (Press Release, PDF)

We are glad to announce a major update of AKVIS NatureArt!

The software lets you imitate the magnificence of natural phenomena on your photos. You can play with seasons changing, cover your picture with enchanted fog, add fire to your image, create surreal scenery… Feel like a wizard who can manipulate natural forces!
With the program you can choose and apply the dramatic, eye-catching effects: Rain, Sun, Water, Lightning, Clouds, Frost, Rainbow, Fire, and Ice. You can get the most out of these effects and create much more from them: snow from rain, moon from sun, moss from frost, etc.

The new version brings even better quality, more flexibility, and new features.

In Version 7.0:

Download AKVIS NatureArt 7.0! You can evaluate all features of the software during the 10-day trial period.

The product is available as a standalone program and as a plugin filter for Adobe Photoshop and other image editors for Windows and Mac OS X.

How to Upgrade to Version 7.0:

 

April 1, 2015
New Easter Pack for AKVIS ArtSuite - 50 Joyous Frames for Your Photos! (Press Release, PDF)

Easter is just around the corner! We are glad to announce the festive Easter Pack, a new set of frames for use in the AKVIS ArtSuite program.

ArtSuite is a rich and versatile collection of effects and frames; it contains many templates and texture samples. With the software you can quickly and easily decorate your photos with spectacular frames and share on Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, etc.

It's possible to add extra themed frame packs to the program to increase its functionality. The ready-to-use photo frames save you time and efforts and grant professional quality results. Special event sets like Christmas, Wedding, Valentine, Communion frame packs, will make your holiday memories even more amazing!

A new set of frames, one more holiday collection, is now available for ArtSuite!

Easter Frame Pack:

With the release of the new set, 19 themed packs are now available for ArtSuite! Also, a free set of frames is offered without charge to all users of ArtSuite Standalone. More…

Note that the frame packs can only be used in the AKVIS ArtSuite Standalone program (with Home Standalone, Home Deluxe, Business licenses); not in the Plugin version, not with the other software. Read the Instructions.

 

March 25, 2015
New Software! AKVIS Points 1.0: Pointillism Effect for Your Photos! (Press Release, PDF)

We are glad to announce the release of our new artistic software AKVIS Points! The product is available as a standalone program and as a plugin filter for Adobe Photoshop and other image editors for Windows and Mac OS X.

The new program lets you transform your photos into paintings using the pointillism technique.

This painting technique is characterized by applying of separate brush strokes in the form of dots or spots. A complex hue is decomposed into individual colors, which are displayed on the canvas as dotted strokes, small dabs of paint of pure color. The optical mixing of these dots gives us the visual perception of an entire painting.

With the Points software you can easily create gorgeous works of art in a pointillist manner. Make paintings in the style of Georges Seurat and Paul Signac! Discover the world of bright colors!

Download AKVIS Points 1.0 and evaluate the software without registration!

Note that the functionality of the program depends on the license type. Some features (Timeline and Post-Processing Tools) are only available for Home Deluxe and Business licenses. Consult the comparison table for detailed information about licenses, features, and prices.

During the trial period you can try all options and choose the license you like.

Special Offer for Our Valued Customers (till June 1, 2015):

Contact us to validate your discount. The offer is valid for all licenses of the new software.

 

February 26, 2015
New Pets Frame Pack - 60 Cute and Funny Frames for Your Pets Photos! (Press Release, PDF)

We are glad to announce a new frame collection - the Pets Pack created exclusively for AKVIS ArtSuite.*

The ArtSuite software lets you easily frame your photographs. You can add extra themed frame packs to the program to increase its functionality and enrich the built-in Library. The ready-to-use photo frames save you time and efforts and grant high quality results. With the release of the new set, 18 themed packs are now available for ArtSuite!

The new frame collection is an ideal choice for any animal lover! Frame your pet's photos!

Pets Frame Pack:

* Note that the frame packs can only be used in the AKVIS ArtSuite Standalone program (with Home Standalone, Home Deluxe, Business licenses); not in the Plugin version, not with the other software. More…

 

February 16, 2015
AKVIS Magnifier 8.0: Super-High Resolution Photos! Poster Size Prints! (Press Release, PDF)

We are glad to announce a major update of AKVIS Magnifier. The software is now even more effective!

AKVIS Magnifier lets you resize images without loss in quality. It can not only reduce an image, but can also increase your picture by dozens of times with no artifacts or halos! The software makes it easy for anyone to produce professional-looking photos with perfect quality.

In Version 8.0:

Download AKVIS Magnifier 8.0! You can evaluate all features of the software during the 10-day trial period!

The software is available as a standalone application and as a plugin for Adobe Photoshop and Photoshop Elements.
You will find the Magnifier plugin in the Automate menu of Photoshop, not in the Filter menu! Select the command: File -> Automate -> AKVIS Magnifier.

Registered users of Magnifier can upgrade to version 8.0 for free.

 

January 28, 2015
AKVIS Draw 2.0: Sketchy Style Drawings in a Click! (Press Release, PDF)

We are glad to announce the update of AKVIS Draw to version 2.0.

With this artistic software you can create light and airy pencil sketches from your photos. The program transforms any picture into a realistic looking drawing in a quick and entertaining way, imitating an artist's view. Give a hand-drawn look to your pictures with AKVIS Draw!

In Version 2.0:

Download AKVIS Draw 2.0 and try all features of the software during the 10-day trial period.

All registered users of Draw can upgrade to the new version for free.

 

January 14, 2015
Communion & Confirmation Frames - New ArtSuite Frame Pack (Press Release, PDF)

We are glad to announce a new frame collection — Communion & Confirmation, exclusively for AKVIS ArtSuite! The ArtSuite software lets you easily frame your photographs. Adding extra themed frame packs it's possible to increase the functionality of the program and enrich the built-in Library.

With the release of the new frames, 17 themed packs are now available for use in ArtSuite!

New Communion & Confirmation Frame Pack:

Besides themed frame packs, each for a pretty modest price, a free set of frames for any occasion is available for download without charge and registration.

Note that the frame packs can only be used in the AKVIS ArtSuite Standalone program (with Home Standalone, Home Deluxe, Business licenses); not in the Plugin version, not with the other software.

 

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We can give a free version of AKVIS photo retouching and restoration software to non-profit organizations involved in conservation and restoration of photographic archives having cultural value.

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