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AKVIS News 2016

 

November 22, 2016
Christmas Pack II: New Fabulous Frames for the Festive Season! (Press Release, PDF)

On the eve of winter holidays, AKVIS extends the series of frame collections dedicated to Holidays & Events. The brand new Christmas Pack II includes 100 ready to use high quality frames created by professional artists.

Christmas and New Year's Eve are the most magical holidays of the year. During this festive season of Santa Claus and snowmen, the air is filled with the aroma of cinnamon, roasted chestnuts, fresh baked gingerbread, mouth-watering candy canes, and, of course, piney Christmas trees!

Explore our new bright and cheerful picture frames decorated with bells, garlands, candles, angels, poinsettias, snowflakes, and other Christmas & New Year attributes! The frame collection will be a wonderful gift for everyone interested in creating high quality designs or making handmade greeting cards. Let the Christmas magic begin!

The AKVIS frame packs may only be used in AKVIS Frames (free) or AKVIS ArtSuite (standalone version).

The new Christmas Pack II sells for $17. More…

 

November 17, 2016
AKVIS Chameleon 9.0: New Tools, Support for Ultra HD, and Other Changes (Press Release, PDF)

AKVIS announces the major update of Chameleon 9.0, an efficient tool for photo collage creation that allows combining digital photographs into one scene and seamless inserting an object into another image. The program works automatically; it is not obligatory to create a precise selection of objects. Using the software, you can create personalized greeting cards, simulate a double exposure effect, design a timeless wedding album or a fairy-tale book with your kids as main characters. Also, you can improve your photos by replacing defective parts with new ones or teleport yourself to places you always dreamed of!

Version 9.0 offers new selection and post-processing tools, an advanced montage algorithm, a redesigned interface with support for Ultra HD resolution, and other improvements. Create wonderful collages from your photos!

List of Changes in Version 9.0.

Download AKVIS Chameleon 9.0 and try all features of the software during the trial period.

How to Upgrade to Chameleon 9.0: The update is free for users who bought Chameleon in the last 12 months. Users whose license is not valid for version 9.0, can get it for only $14.95. Check your license.

 

November 1, 2016
Brand New UK-Frames: Take a Virtual Journey Through Great Britain! (Press Release, PDF)

The new Great Britain frame pack includes 80 ready to use picture frames of excellent quality - 40 horizontal and 40 vertical templates, two variants for each design. The frame collection is a recent addition to the Countries Series, which currently consists of 5 packs.

The United Kingdom is a colorful mosaic of four distinctive cultures: England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. From world-renowned cosmopolitan cities to idyllic hillside villages – it offers a wealth of sights and tourist attractions, including fairytale medieval castles, flock-wallpapered pubs, picturesque landscapes, and centuries-old traditions like five-o'clock tea, Morris Dancing, the Boat Race, or singing "God Save the Queen". It boasts a rich historical and cultural heritage, having been home to many famous people through the ages.

Use these UK-inspired picture frames to decorate your travel photos, create a blog travel diary, or design a stylish St. Patrick's Day greeting card! Take a virtual journey through Great Britain!

The AKVIS frame packs may only be used in AKVIS Frames (free) or AKVIS ArtSuite (standalone version).

The new Great Britain Pack sells for $15. More…

 

October 28, 2016
AKVIS Magnifier 9.0: High Resolution Images in a Click! Support for Ultra HD (Press Release, PDF)

We are pleased to introduce Magnifier 9.0, the efficient tool for increasing image resolution. The cutting-edge algorithm allows enlarging an image to a super-high resolution in just one click! The program automatically removes artifacts and preserves image details and sharpness of edges. Using the Batch Processing feature, it's possible to apply the same settings to all of the images within a directory. Resize your images in a quick and easy way!

Version 9.0 offers more flexibility with expanded pixel limit and additional resolution values. The modernized user interface now supports 4k & 5k resolution and makes the software much more convenient to use on high resolution screens. Take advantage of leading-edge visualization technology!

List of Changes in Version 9.0.

Download AKVIS Magnifier 9.0 and use it during the 10 day trial period free of charge.

How to Upgrade to Magnifier 9.0: The update is free for users who bought Magnifier in the last 12 months. Otherwise you can upgrade to version 9.0 for only $14.95. Check your license.

 

October 18, 2016
AKVIS SmartMask 9.0: Chroma Key, Custom Background, and Other Changes (Press Release, PDF)

We are pleased to announce the major update of AKVIS SmartMask, an efficient selection tool designed to make image area selection fun and simple. The software offers special-purpose modes and tools for different selection types, with both soft and sharp edges. Say goodbye to the boring routine and give your creativity free rein!

Version 9.0 brings a lot of exciting features including the new Chroma Key mode which automatically removes specific colors from an image, the Custom Background mode with different adjustment options, extended Eraser tool settings, etc. Also, the Refine Edges mode and the Quick Selection tool have been enhanced for improved usability and performance. Making selections has never been easier!

List of Changes in Version 9.0.

Download AKVIS SmartMask 9.0 and try all features of the software during the 10-day trial period.

How to Upgrade to SmartMask 9.0: The update is free for users who bought SmartMask in the last 12 months. Users, whose license is older and is not valid for the new version, can get SmartMask 9.0 for only $14.95. Check your license.

 

October 4, 2016
Cats Pack: New Furry Photo Frames Specially for Cat Lovers! (Press Release, PDF)

The brand new Cats Pack by AKVIS includes 100 hand painted frames of top quality - 50 horizontal and 50 vertical templates, two variants for each design.

The grace and independence of cats never cease to amaze us. The fluffy housemates purring on the lap always find ways to make us smile and laugh. Could there be anything cuter than cats’ almond-shaped eyes, adorable whiskers, soft paws, or spotty tummies? No wonder the furry bundles of mischief fascinate millions of people worldwide.

The cat-themed frame pack by AKVIS is designed especially for cat lovers! Decorate the photos of your beloved pet, prepare a purrfect greeting card for your crazy cat friend, or give these delightful photo frames as a gift! Open up the fascinating world of cats!

The AKVIS frame packs may only be used in AKVIS Frames (free) or AKVIS ArtSuite (standalone version).

The new Cats Pack sells for $17. More…

 

September 28, 2016
AKVIS Sketch Video Classic 2.0 - New Features, FREE Update! (Press Release, PDF)

We are happy to announce the first update of AKVIS Sketch Video Classic, a leading-edge plugin for Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe After Effects. The plugin converts videos into animated cartoons, both b&w and color. With the plugin, you can apply various pencil drawing styles to compositions and movies.

Explore new ways to highlight your videos with a few mouse clicks! The plugin will be valuable to both professionals and beginners. Create an eye-catching advertising presentation, brighten up your YouTube channel, amaze your friends with an extraordinary wedding movie... You need only your imagination and AKVIS Sketch Video Classic!

Version 2.0 offers the post processing section with new parameters, an updated list of presets, major bug fixes, and other changes.

List of Changes in Version 2.0.

Download AKVIS Sketch Video Classic 2.0 and start your 30-days free trial!

All registered users of Sketch Video Classic can upgrade to the new version for free.

 

September 6, 2016
New Italy Frame Pack: Discover the Spirit of Dolce Vita! (Press Release, PDF)

The new Italy Frame Pack by AKVIS is a great complement to the Countries Series. It includes 80 hand painted frames of superior quality - 40 horizontal and 40 vertical templates.

Italy unquestionably is among the top countries you must visit. It is a fascinating blend of old and new age, famous for enchanting art and culture, landmark art and ancient ruins, cars and sports, fashion and cuisine. Each region is unique and offers its riches and treasures.

Apply these mesmerizing frames to your travel pictures! Make a gorgeous photo book! Design your own party invitation cards! Feel the unforgettable atmosphere of Italy and share your adventure with your friends. These patterns will help you to keep memories of the Bel Paese and make it stay forever in your heart. Acquire the pack and make an exciting jump to Italy!

The themed frame collections are intended for use only with AKVIS Frames and AKVIS ArtSuite.

The Italy frame pack sells for $15. More…

 

August 30, 2016
AKVIS Noise Buster 10: Innovative Algorithm & New Exciting Features! (Press Release, PDF)

We are glad to announce the major update of AKVIS Noise Buster, the efficient noise suppression software. It reduces both luminance and color noise on digital images without spoiling other aspects of the photo. You don't need any special skills or knowledge to produce professional results. You can work with automatic settings, select any ready-to-use preset or adjust the parameters manually. Fix your "noisy" photos within seconds!

Version 10 introduces a cutting-edge noise reduction technology with the moiré removal feature and new post-processing tools, a redesigned user interface, updated presets, and other usability improvements.

List of Changes in Version 10.

Download AKVIS Noise Buster 10! For a free trial, AKVIS offers 10 days of fully functional use.

How to Upgrade to Noise Buster 10: It is a free upgrade for recent buyers of this program (who bought or upgraded the license in the last 12 months). Download the new version and re-activate it using your key.
Users whose license is not valid for the new version, can get Noise Buster 10 for only $14.95. Check your license.

 

August 17, 2016
AKVIS Retoucher 8.0: New Retouching Mode and Other Improvements! (Press Release, PDF)

We are pleased to announce the major update of AKVIS Retoucher, the powerful tool for image restoration and photo retouching. The software effectively heals damaged parts of a photo, removes scratches, stains, and other defects. The program has a broad application spectrum. You can use it to enhance the composition of your photos by getting rid of unnecessary details such as wires, date stamps, etc. or even remove bigger objects. A wide variety of tools and options allows finding the best solution for any image.

Version 8.0 increases the capabilities with an innovative image retouching mode specifically designed for correcting small defects and imperfections. Currently, the software offers 2 photo retouching modes: All-Purpose Retouching and Small Defects. The usability of the program has been enhanced by adding the History Brush tool, several new setting options, support for 4k & 5k displays, and other new features.

List of Changes in Version 8.0.

Download AKVIS Retoucher 8.0 and take advantage of the free 10-day trial!

How to Upgrade to Retoucher 8.0: It is a free upgrade for recent buyers of this program (who bought or upgraded the license in the last 12 months). Download the new version and re-activate it using your key.
Users whose license is not valid for the new version, can get Retoucher 8.0 for only $14.95. Check your license.

 

August 5, 2016
Frames 2.0 & Happy Birthday Pack: Make Your Celebration Photos Stand Out! (Press Release, PDF)

The new Happy Birthday Pack by AKVIS includes 100 hand painted photo frames of extra quality – 50 horizontal and 50 vertical templates. The pack is a great addition to the popular Holidays and Events collection. You can see all the photo frames in thumbnail view.

With the Happy Birthday Frame Pack you can relive the best moments of your birthday parties. Just put a picture into a colorful frame to make it look much more festive and eye-catching!
You will be surprised at how useful these picture frames can be. You don’t need to spend hours searching for a perfect greeting card anymore – now you can design it yourself! Impress your guests with personalized invitation cards; create a unique Sweet Sixteen album or a joyful birthday collage. Unleash your creativity and be your own designer!

The price of the new frame collection is $17. More…

You can use the pack with AKVIS Frames 2.0. The new version offers a redesigned user interface with support for 4k & 5k displays. The software is absolutely free of charge! To perform the update, just download and install the new version.

 

July 27, 2016
Major Update of 6 AKVIS Artistic Programs – Frames, Presets, Ultra HD (Press Release, PDF)

Sketch 18.0, OilPaint 5.0, AirBrush 4.0, Draw 4.0, Charcoal 2.0, Points 2.0

We are excited to announce a major update of our most popular artistic programs. The AKVIS digital drawing and painting tools make you an artist, give you a lot of fun and grant professional results.

AKVIS Sketch turns photos into pencil sketches and watercolor paintings, AKVIS Draw creates hand drawn pencil sketches and line art drawings, AKVIS OilPaint produces gorgeous oil paintings, AKVIS AirBrush makes your photos look like drawn with a spray gun imitating the modern airbrushing technique, AKVIS Charcoal creates beautiful charcoal and chalk drawings, AKVIS Points generates inspiring and colorful pointillism paintings. All of the tools work on the one-click method!

These superior programs are now even better! The new versions bring frames for artworks, new effect presets, an innovative user interface with support for Ultra HD displays, and other changes.

Download free trial versions for a 10-day evaluation period.

These programs can be purchased as separate products at prices starting from $49, as well as (with recently updated AKVIS Pastel) in the AKVIS Artistic bundle, with a 50% discount!

Upgrade Information: Customers who bought or upgraded their licenses during the last 12 months can update to the new versions for free. Users whose licenses are older and are not valid for the latest versions can update each program for $14.95 or update all of the products at once for only $39.95.

 

July 13, 2016
Sharpen & Blur Effects in AKVIS Refocus 6.0 – Now with Batch Processing! (Press Release, PDF)

We are pleased to announce the release of AKVIS Refocus 6.0 for Windows and Mac OS X. The software improves sharpness of out-of-focus images and adds blur effects to photos.
It runs in 3 modes: Refocus, Tilt-Shift, and Iris Blur. Using the program you can process the entire image or only selected parts. Even if a photo looks sharp enough, there is always room for improvement. Make your photos look awesome!

Version 6.0 offers an advanced user interface with support for ultra HD resolution displays, a timesaving batch processing feature, new print options, and other general improvements. Sharpen all of your images at one go!

List of Changes in Version 6.0.

Download AKVIS Refocus 6.0 and try all features for 10 days at no cost.

How to Upgrade to Refocus 6.0: It is a free upgrade for recent buyers of this program (who bought or upgraded the license in the last 12 months). Download the new version and re-activate it using your key.
Users whose license is not valid for the new version, can get Refocus 6.0 for only $14.95. Check your license.

 

July 5, 2016
New Spain Frame Pack: Mediterranean Accents for Your Photos (Press Release, PDF)

The new Spain Frame Pack by AKVIS includes 80 hand painted frames of superior quality - 40 horizontal and 40 vertical templates. The collection is the next addition to the Countries Series.

Known for its flamboyant culture, delicious cuisine, and sunny weather, Spain is a perfect summer destination for travelers seeking both beach holidays and heritage tourism. This graceful frame pack will help you to discover Spain in all its splendor! Highlight your favorite travel photos using the stylish frames decorated with sights of Spain, flamenco motifs, and traditional dishes.

Use the Spain frame pack to document your adventures in a custom designed travel journal or to create unique invitation cards for a flamenco dance party. Experience a touch of the Mediterranean!

The themed frame packs are specially designed for use with AKVIS Frames and AKVIS ArtSuite.
The price of the new frame collection is $15. More…

 

June 28, 2016
AKVIS Sketch Video Classic 1.0 – New After Effects & Premiere Pro Plugin (Press Release, PDF)

We are excited to announce the launch of our brand new product - AKVIS Sketch Video Classic!

It is a new Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects plugin for converting videos into animated cartoons. The plugin comes to help the video editors to extend their functionality making it unlimited. Unleash the real power of a video editing program by adding the new plugin!

The plugin makes it easy to apply a pencil drawing style to compositions and movies. Only a few simple adjustments are required to create totally unique drawing effects, both black and white and color. More...

Download the 30-day trial version and explore the plugin's features!

The plugin is compatible with the leading video editing software Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe After Effects, and is available in versions for Windows and Mac OS X.

The price of the new product is $199. Subscribers to AKVIS Newsletter can buy it 10% Off.

 

June 22, 2016
New Sea Frame Pack: Make Your Vacation Photos an Eye-Catcher! (Press Release, PDF)

The brand new Sea Frame Pack by AKVIS includes 50 horizontal and 50 vertical frame designs of superior quality, for use with AKVIS Frames and AKVIS ArtSuite.

A holiday at the seaside is a carefree time of happiness and delightful impressions. Clear turquoise water, soft-slapping waves, white sand, and salty breeze - that's a perfect recipe for an unforgettable vacation!

Using the Sea pack you can easily frame your holiday photos, create a smash book or prepare unique invitation cards for a sea-style party. Capture your brightest summertime memories in these beautiful frames decorated with a kaleidoscope of fish and coral, seashells, pearls, exotic fruits, etc. Enjoy a piece of summer at any time of the year!

The price of the new frame collection is $17. More…

 

June 15, 2016
AKVIS Pastel 2.0: Incredible Pastel Paintings from Your Photos! (Press Release, PDF)

AKVIS Pastel is the best software for conversion of photos into pastel paintings. The program turns your image into a lifelike digital art imitating one of the most popular artistic techniques - pastel art.

Version 2.0 enhances its functionality with an improved pastel effect, new stylish frames, a redesigned user interface with easily scalable graphics, support for Ultra HD monitors, and other improvements. Experiment with different stroke techniques and decoration effects to create your personal gallery of pastel paintings!

List of Changes in Version 2.0.

Download AKVIS Pastel 2.0. You can try all features of the program during the trial period free of charge.

How to Upgrade to Pastel 2.0: It is a free upgrade for recent buyers of this program (who bought or upgraded the license in the last 12 months). Download the new version and re-activate it using your key.
Users whose license is not valid for the new version, can get Pastel 2.0 for only $14.95. Check your license.

 

May 30, 2016
AKVIS SmartMask 8.0: Complex Selections Made Easy! Support for Ultra HD (Press Release, PDF)

AKVIS SmartMask is a perfect tool for creating selections and masking objects on images. The software lets a user quickly select any detail on a picture. Featuring intelligence powerful tools the program makes even complex selections and removes backgrounds as easy as pie.

Version 8.0 provides an innovative user interface, support for Ultra HD 4K & 5K resolution, and other changes. Enjoy the advanced technique of visualization!

List of Changes in Version 8.0.

Download SmartMask 8.0. You can try the software during the trial period without registration.

How to Upgrade to SmartMask 8.0: It is a free upgrade for recent buyers of the program (who bought or upgraded the license in the last 12 months). Download the new version and re-activate it using your key.
Users whose license is not valid for the new version, can get SM 8.0 for only $14.95. Check your license.

 

April 20, 2016
AKVIS ArtWork 9.0: Amazing Painting Effects – Now with Frames! (Press Release, PDF)

We are glad to announce a major update of AKVIS ArtWork, photo to painting software. The program lets you apply these artistic effects: Oil Painting, Watercolor, Gouache, Comics, Pen & Ink, Linocut, and Pastel. Each style comes with a number of ready to use fully adjustable presets.

Version 9.0 brings new decoration effects and frames, improved innovative interface, and other significant changes. With the new features, ArtWork becomes the most comprehensive digital art software!

List of Changes in Version 9.0.

Download ArtWork 9.0. Try the full version of the software for a free 10 day trial period.

How to Upgrade to ArtWork 9.0: It is a free upgrade for everyone who bought the product in the last 12 months. Download the new version and re-activate it using your key. Users whose license is not valid for v.9.0, can get the new version for only $14.95. Contact us to check your license status.

 

April 6, 2016
AKVIS Neon 2.0: Add Glow to Your Images! Now with Hatching and Frames (Press Release, PDF)

We are glad to announce a new version of AKVIS Neon. The software creates amazing glowing lines effects. It transforms a photo into a sparkling image that looks like drawn with light or luminescent ink.

The new version introduces stunning innovations in the interface, support for Ultra HD resolution, an improved glow effect with new settings and tools, new decoration effects and frames, and other significant changes!

List of Changes in Version 2.0.

Download AKVIS Neon 2.0! You can test the software during the trial period without registration.

How to Upgrade to Neon 2.0: It is a free upgrade for recent buyers of this program. Users whose license is not valid for version 2.0, can get the latest version for only $14.95. Contact us to check your license status.

 

March 2, 2016
AKVIS MakeUp 4.0: Portrait Retouching Software! Ultra HD Resolution! (Press Release, PDF)

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

The software improves your portraits giving them a professional look. The program retouches facial imperfections making your skin radiant, beautiful, pure and even. With the program you can also achieve some special effects, for example make a B&W portrait or a High Key lighting effect. Look your best in every photo with AKVIS MakeUp!

The new version introduces stunning innovations in the interface, support for Ultra HD (high dynamic) resolution, and other improvements! Enjoy the advanced technique of visualization!

Read more: "What's New in Version 4.0".

It is a Free upgrade for all registered users of this program!
Download the new version and re-activate it using your key.

New customers can test the software during the trial period without registration.

 

February 16, 2016
New Saint Valentine's Day Photo Frames! Express Your Love and Friendship! (Press Release, PDF)

The brand new frame collection Saint Valentine Pack II by AKVIS includes 100 ready to use high quality frames, absolutely affectionate designs, with all things related to St. Valentine's Day, for use with the AKVIS programs (Frames and ArtSuite).

The AKVIS Valentine's frames are delicious, fun and easy to use. The set offers you a wide variety of lovely designs: some are decorated with flowers, hearts, sweets, handmade staff, some in cartoon style, with birds and cats, some are heart shaped… You'll certainly find the best variant for your needs! Surprise your loved ones!

Show your feelings not only once a year! The frames are perfect for wedding invitations and greetings, for creating a romantic mood or making truly unique picture collections.

This new product continues and complements the first set of the Valentine's frames. You can use both packs or choose from them.

The price of the new frame collection is $17. More…

 

January 21, 2016
New Frame Pack: France – Add Some Parisian Chic to Your Photos! (Press Release, PDF)

We are glad to announce the release of the new frame collection for use with the AKVIS programs! It is a great addition to the countries themed frame packs.

France: The new pack includes 80 charming hand painted frames, 40 horizontal and 40 vertical, embellished with traditional symbols and iconic landmarks of France.

The elegant French-inspired frame pack is designed for people whose hearts are drawn to this beautiful country, who have a special appreciation for its rich culture, architecture, and language. It will add some French style and sophistication to your ordinary digital images, turning them into magnificent artworks deserving a closer look!

Take a virtual trip to France! The price of the new frame pack is $15. More…

 

 

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The AKVIS team is glad to contribute to cultural heritage conservation.

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.

When sending us a request, please, enclose a link to your web-site.

 

 

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