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AKVIS News 2014


April 10, 2014
AKVIS Retoucher v.7.0: Image Restoration & Retouching (Press Release)

We have released the new version of AKVIS Retoucher v.7.0.

It is an efficient photo restoration program. It lets you remove dust, scratches, stains, and other defects, and even helps to get rid of the irrelevant details and unwanted objects. The software reconstructs selected parts of an image using samples from surrounding areas. It is extremely helpful when you need to restore a torn photo or enlarge image canvas. The work is done automatically - just select areas to be restored and run image processing. It looks like magic when you observe the defects vanishing before your very eyes.

In Version 7.0:

  • Added the Flip Horizontal and Flip Vertical options to the Chameleon Brush.
  • Added hot-keys:
      - double-clicking on the Hand icon makes the image fit the window;
      - double-clicking on the Zoom icon makes the image scale to 100%;
      - [ and ] keys for changing the brush size.
  • Added support for more RAW formats to the standalone version.
  • Fixed bugs:
      - minor batch processing bugs;
      - light squares on Grayscale images;
      - crash when the entire image is selected;
      - and some minor interface glitches.

Download AKVIS Retoucher v.7.0 as a standalone program and Photoshop compatible plugin, in versions for Windows and Mac OS X. You can try all features during the 10-day trial period without registration.

Registered users of Retoucher can upgrade to version 7.0 for free by downloading and installing the updated program.


April 4, 2014
Welcome to the Pirates World! 50 New Frames for Your Photos! (Press Release)

We have released a new collection of frames for AKVIS ArtSuite — Pirates World!

AKVIS themed frame packs can be installed to the ArtSuite program to increase its functionality and enrich the built-in Library. Using the software you can easily frame your photographs! With the release of the new pirates frames, 14 themed packs are now available for use in ArtSuite.

    NEW - Pirates World:

    Get inspired by our new lovely set of frames for kids and adults!

    50 breathtaking images, both realistic and cartoon style, will help you to decorate your photos in a special way. You can make a themed album or prepare pirate party invitations.

    Welcome to the fantastic and legendary world of pirates and buccaneers! Fall into a life full of adventure and danger, with lost treasure chests, mysterious maps, ominous ships and sea monsters. Treasure hunting starts now!

    See the new frames here. All illustrations have been created by professional artists specifically for use in ArtSuite.

    You can buy the new collection for only $15!

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 these frame packs can only be used in the AKVIS ArtSuite Standalone program (with licenses: Home Standalone, Home Deluxe, Business), not in the Plugin version, not with the other software. Read the instructions.


March 20, 2014
AKVIS Draw v.1.1: Pencil Drawing Effect - Brand NEW Software! (Press Release)

Add a Hand-Drawn Look to Your Pictures!

We are happy to inform you that the first public release of our new (20th) program AKVIS Draw is available for download.

With this software you can create hand drawn pencil sketches and line art pictures from your photos. The program is incredibly easy to use; it lets you make a realistic looking one-click drawing effect in a quick and simple way. Just load your image into the program and adjust settings to generate an artwork. The software creatively produces pencil strokes imitating an artist's view. Read more….

Download AKVIS Draw v.1.1 and use it during the 10 day trial period free of charge. The software is available as a standalone program and as a plugin for Adobe Photoshop, Corel Paint Shop Pro, and other image editors, for Windows and Mac OS X.

The functionality of the program depends on the license type. During the trial period you can try all options and choose the license you like. Consult the comparison table for detailed information.

Special Offer for Our Valued Customers (till May 1, 2014):

    - The registered users who have bought at least one AKVIS program can order the new product with a discount of 20%.
    - The customers who have purchased all 19 AKVIS programs get a 50% discount on the new 20th product.
    - Also, all subscribers to AKVIS Newsletter get a 10% discount for any AKVIS software.

    You can contact us to validate your discount.

The new product has entered into the Alchemy All-in-One Bundle and is available with other AKVIS programs with the 60% discount.


February 28, 2014
AKVIS OilPaint v.2.0: Oil Painting Effect - New Tools & Features! (Press Release)

We have released the new version of AKVIS OilPaint v.2.0.

The update speeds up image processing, brings more flexibility and new features!

AKVIS OilPaint creates oil paintings from photographs. The mysterious production of a painting happens right before your eyes. The unique algorithm authentically reproduces the technique of the real brush. With this cutting-edge software you can become a painter!
The software product is available as a standalone program and as a plugin for Adobe Photoshop, Corel PaintShop Pro, and other image editors, for Windows and Mac OS X.

In Version 2.0:

  • Significantly improved image processing speed. Now the program works faster!
  • Added the Oil Brush that is useful is you want to strengthen the oil effect on desired areas. The tool creates high quality strokes that look like made with a real oil paint brush.
  • Added the History Brush that lets you fade the effect and restore the image to its original state. This smart brush can work in two modes, weakening the oil painting effect or/and the result of the post-processing tools.

    Note: These new tools are only available for the advanced licenses (Deluxe/Business), on the After tab. Read more…

  • Improved the texture generation. Now the canvas is applied considering the changes made with the post-processing tools.
  • Reorganized the buttons in the Control Panel. The loading/saving commands are now grouped in two lists.
  • Fixed bugs:
    - in the Stroke Intensity parameter;
    - in the Crop tool in the standalone version;
    - with transparency in the plugin version;
    - with actions in the plugin version;
    - the incorrect displaying of the preset preview window.

Download AKVIS OilPaint v.2.0.
You can try all features of the software during the 10-day trial period!

Upgrade Information:

Registered users of AKVIS OilPaint can upgrade to version 2.0 for free.


January 29, 2014
What is Your Zodiac Animal? Chinese Horoscope Frames for Your Photos! (Press Release)

We are glad to announce a new set of frames for AKVIS ArtSuite — Chinese Horoscope, a stunning collection of high resolution picture frames!

AKVIS themed frame packs can be installed to the ArtSuite program to increase its functionality and enrich the built-in Library. The brand new product joins the family of the AKVIS frame series; and now 13 themed packs are available for use in ArtSuite!

The Chinese Horoscope pack includes 60 beautifully designed frames of excellent quality!

In Oriental Horoscope, every year within the twelve-year cycle is symbolized by a certain animal. The Chinese Zodiac signs are: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, Pig. The new frame pack offers variants for all 12 Chinese Zodiac Animals. Use our stylish frames to decorate your pictures, prepare a poster or a greeting card. Feel the ancient wisdom and beauty of the East!
See the new frames…

You can buy the new collection for only $15!

Note: The frame packs can only be used in the AKVIS ArtSuite Standalone program (with licenses: Home Standalone, Home Deluxe, Business), not in the Plugin version, not with the other software.
To add a frame pack (zip) to ArtSuite, just copy it into a folder selected in the program's preferences.
Read the instructions.


January 21, 2014
AKVIS Restoration Bundle - New Life for Old and Damaged Photos! (Press Release)

Three AKVIS photo retouching programs have been updated!

We are glad to release AKVIS Retoucher v.6.5, AKVIS MultiBrush v.7.5, and AKVIS Coloriage v.9.5.

All of these products are available in two variants: as Photoshop plugins and as standalone applications, in versions for Windows and Mac OS X. They can be purchased as separate products as well as in the Restoration Bundle (40% Off).

AKVIS Retoucher is an efficient photo restoration software. It removes dust, scratches, stains, and other defects that appear on damaged photos. The software intelligently reconstructs the missing parts of the photo using the information of the surrounding areas. The program also helps to remove odd objects from your image.

AKVIS MultiBrush makes it easy to retouch photos and enhance portraits. Featuring a collection of healing and enhancement brushes, stamping and drawing tools, the software helps you to perform portrait enhancement, retouch image flaws, remove unwanted objects from digital pictures, and even paint funny details on a photo. The program offers two sets of tools — Standard and Artistic Brushes.

AKVIS Coloriage lets you add color to your old black and white photos. The program is also helpful when you need to replace color or make a selective desaturation. The software creates natural-looking colorization in a quick and entertaining manner. The rich Color Library with the skin, hair, sky, verdure and other color patterns helps you to select realistic colors for your pictures.

In the New Versions:

  • New Share feature has been added. Now you can quickly post pictures from the programs to the social services: Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Tumblr, Google+.
  • RAW processing has been improved. The list of supported digital cameras has been extended with new cameras from various manufacturers (FUJIFILM, SONY, NIKON, CANON, and others).
  • The installation process for Windows has been changed. Now two setup files are available: for 32-bit and for 64-bit Windows operating system.
  • Minor bugs have been fixed in all three programs.

Upgrade Information:

    Registered users can upgrade their programs to the newest versions for free! Just download and install the new versions.

    Attention Windows users: We highly recommend you to uninstall previous versions (via the Windows Control Panel).

Those who have not yet purchased the programs can download and try them for the 10-day trial period.
Use our special offer - the software bundle that will save you money.


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