AKVIS Retoucher V.8.1
(Michael Kleper, The Kleper Report in Digital Publishing, MMXVII, No. 262 v.21.1)
AKVIS Retoucher V.8.1, available both a plug-in and standalone, is a powerful image restoration program that is capable of eliminating picture flaws due to aging, improper processing, mishandling, and environmental damage. The program effectively and efficiently removes dust, spots, scratches, and stains; and incredibly, reconstructing missing areas by using the available data from adjacent areas. It ca also remove unwanted image elements, such as phone wires and poles, trash cans, date stamps, and photo bombs.
AKVIS Retoucher 8.1
(Michael Shaw, MaUsE DoubleClick, 01/2017)
As with the other AKVIS programs I have referenced and written
about, Retoucher 8.1 is a powerfully useful and entertaining piece of
software. The interface invites exploration and experimentation. <...> If you
have ever spent (or wasted) hours in an effort to fix up old black and
white scanned photographs that were torn, scratched, folded or immersed
in water you will be able to appreciate Retoucher. AKVIS Retoucher
not only removes dust, scratches, stains and other defects
that appear on damaged photos but is also able to reconstruct missing
parts of a photo using the information of the surrounding areas.
The work is done automatically; you only have to indicate areas to be
restored, push the Run button, and here you are - the surface becomes
smooth and imperfections disappear. And for digital images
that are picture perfect except for one glaring detail, like a wire across
a scene or something nasty in the background, Retoucher can be invoked
to quickly isolate and remove the offending feature or object,
and provide the cloning tools for replacing it with a fair approximation
of what might lie behind it. You could spend hours with Photoshop or
minutes with Retoucher.
AKVIS Retoucher V.8.0
(Michael Kleper, The Kleper Report in Digital Publishing, MMXVII, No. 262 v.21.1)
AKVIS Retoucher V.8.0, available both as a Photoshop-compatible plug-in, and as a standalone application, provides the tools for restoring and retouching photos that are degraded by dust, scratches, stains, folds, tears, and other deformities. In addition, the program is capable of reconstructing missing areas provided that sufficient visual information is available in surrounding areas.
Mac App Review: Akvis Retoucher
(Stephen Ashby, iCreate, 04/2011)
Many plug-ins restore prints. We find out what Retoucher brings to the market
The automatic modes are what make this app very valuable. Using a simple brush stroke to highlight an area and having the software do the rest is the reason we love computers...
Akvis Retoucher 5.0, aggiornato il tool per il restauro fotografico
(Mauro Notarianni, Macity, 04/2011 - Italian)
Nuova versione di Retoucher, un tool di semplice utilizzo per la rimozione di polvere, graffi e macchie dalle immagini. Grazie a particolari algoritmi il programma è in grado di rimuovere digitalmente problemi e imperfezioni di vecchie fotografie come polvere, graffi, oggetti non desiderati.
iCreate: SOFTWARE REVIEW: AKVIS Retoucher
(Jimmy Hayes, iCreate, 11/2010)
Breath new life into old photos
Restoration plug-ins may not be new, but the ease with which they operate is steadily becoming more accessible to the entry-level market, and the range of what they can do is greatly accelerating. Retoucher from AKVIS is one such product that aims to present a comprehensive retouching tool in a simplistic platform.
Retoucher is capable of removing dust, scratches, stains and other defects on damaged photos by reconstructing missing areas of the photo, utilising the image information of surrounding pixels. However, now its fourth version, AKVIS boasts ‘massive’ improvements with the addition of a second major feature: the ability to remove entire objects from the scene...
Remove Scratches and Stains from Digital Photos with AKVIS Retoucher
(brighthub.com, Michele McDonough, 2/2009)
AKVIS Retoucher is a restoration plugin compatible with Photoshop and Paint Shop Pro. In addition to its digital photograph restoration abilities, Retoucher is also capable of removing unwanted items like date stamps.
The performance of AKVIS Retoucher is extremely impressive, and it’s one of the easiest plugins to use on the market today.
...It was yet again another plugin that stated that it could help you fix old photographs and make my life easier. I liked the way the screenshots looked, so I gave it a try. It was really easy to get around once you had it started. You picture basically opens in a little screen. Much like being in Quick Mask mode, you just draw (with red ink) over the spots you want to be "healed". Once your done coloring all the spots, blemishes, text or whatever. You click the play button and watch as the red, along with your blemishes, dissapear.
I was honestly quite shocked at how well this plugin worked. It really sped up the time that I work on these photographs...
Retoucher & Chameleon
(Club Mac of Hampton. 05/2005)
...Retouching photographs requires time and a creative
eye. There are all sorts of retouching techniques.
Indeed, some folks have built their reputation on their
ability to retouch and entire books are written on the
Akvis Retoucher aims to eliminate some of the
creative eye requirement and some time along the
...In use, you select areas that need to be retouched then
invoke the Akvis Retoucher filter and click on the Go
button. Nothing could be simpler and, in my test, it
performed as advertised...
(Victoria Maciulski, Conejo Ventura Macintosh Users Group, p.8, 01/2005)
Let’s face it — we all have those old photos
with dust, scratches, wrinkles, folds, tears
and parts missing. It can take forever to
handle these imperfections manually, not
to mention some considerable skill with
Photoshop or Photoshop Elements.
With AKVIS Retoucher, you remove
defects with a mouse click, saving hours
(Raúl Ramírez Sánchez, www.isopixel.net, 01/2005 - Spanish)
Limpiar y retocar una imagen llena de arańazos, e impurezas resulta demasiado tedioso y elaborado, con AKVIS Retoucher ya no más. Con unas cuantas selecciones y un simple clic automáticamente eliminamos distintos defectos como polvo, arańazos, suciedad, rayas y cualquier otro elemento indeseable...
Plug-ins de retouche AKVIS
(GraffitiX, 01/2005 - French)
...Ils ont au nombre de 4. Retoucher va corriger des défauts comme des tâches, des rayures, et même l'élimination de texte ou d'objets...
AKVIS - Retoucher
(PSPUG Staff, 12/2004)
Retouching photographs is often a very slow and tedious process. This plugin provides a tool for
a smooth and seamless way to retouch photographs quickly and effectively...
AKVIS Retoucher: 4 1/2 stars
(Tamera Vesta, Pasco Area Computer Users Group)
AKVIS Retoucher is designed to fix images that have big problems. If you have photographs that are old, dusty, ripped, stained, or just plain messed up, this plug-in is for you. Not only does it fix the problems with old pictures, it does it FAST and EASY! Simply select the blemish in your image editor, run the plug-in and poof! Problem fixed. It's truly an amazing and powerful piece of software...
Rejuvenate old photographs with ease
(Paul Rowlingson, "Personal Computer World", www.pcw.co.uk, 8/2004)
A plugin for some of the most popular image editors, Retoucher enables you to clean up old photographs. With it you can remove marks, tears, blemishes, stains, water spots, dust, scratches and much more...
Akvis Retoucher 1.3 by Akvis
(Ken Herbig, The ROCKLAND PC USERS GROUP, 8/2004)
We all have old photos of family, pets and vacations that we would love to
preserve. They sit in albums, envelopes and are even laying loose in draws
getting scratched, creased and accumulating dirt. Don’t think that they are lost
for ever, there is help waiting out there—Akvis Retoucher 1.3...
AKVIS Retoucher - photo retouching plug-in
(Marco Gransee, snapfiles.com WebAttack, 8/4/2004)
AKVIS Retoucher is a Photoshop compatible plugin that can help you restore images, remove scratches, unwanted texts and dates, dust and more. The plugin works with a selection in your Photoshop compatible image editor and offers an automatic process that uses intelligent cloning methods to cover the selected areas, so that they blend into the rest of the image. It is easy to use, and works very well on most image defects. It may require the use of additional Photoshop brushes and techniques in order to add the finishng touches.
AKVIS offers photo-repair plug-in
(Joanne Cummings, GraphicsIQ.com, 7/22/2004)
Designers who store photos for long periods of time may be dismayed by how fast the quality of their images degrades — especially when their storage alternatives are less than adequate.
AKVIS has an answer. The company is releasing a Windows-based plug-in that works with such popular image editing programs as Adobe Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, Corel Photo-Paint, Jasc Paint Shop Pro and other digital imaging software that accept plug-ins...
(Simon Baillie, www.sharewarejunkies.com, 2004)
This is probably the most stunning piece of software I have reviewed. I say that because of the sheer simplicity of its' operation and the superb results it produces.
You simply use the selection tool in your image editor to select all the marks/blemishes etc. in your photo and then activate AKVIS Retoucher. The result is a blemish free photo. There are no settings to make, just do your selections and click, absolutely brilliant. Absolutely anyone could use it.
This is a "must have" for any one who has photos on their PC.