June 19, 2009 — AKVIS Software Inc announces the update of AKVIS ArtSuite to version v.5.0. ArtSuite is a collection of versatile effects for decoration of photos. The Standalone version offers new Hand Painted Photo Frames. These frames have been designed by artists specially for ArtSuite. Also new to version 5.0: new interface design; improved compatibility of the plugin with Photoshop CS3, CS4 on Macintosh computers; improved texture generation options in the Texture effect; new interface language added - Italian. Upgrade for registered users is free.
Whether you plan to upload holiday photos on a web-site to share with your friends or you wish to decorate a personalized greeting card, you can rely on AKVIS ArtSuite — it will add elegance and style to any photo.
AKVIS ArtSuite does not only offer edge effects for adding photo frames to digital photos, but it is being constantly enriched with new artistic effects as well. Thanks to the large number of effects and a rich Pattern Library, the software can generate an endless number of effect versions.
The effects are grouped as follows:
Edge Effects (Photo Frames) allow generating a photo frame for a digital photo. It can be a classic frame with wood carving or a funny frame with some cheerful frogs along the border. Photo frames samples that come with ArtSuite can be easily tailored to any photo. Select a color for the frame; choose its form, its style, brightness, and the intensity of the applied edge effect. It is possible to create a frame with ragged edges, scratched surface, a page curl, etc. It can be a wooden frame with figured carving or a frame with an ornament. It is also possible to load the user patterns and textures to create a unique photo frame.
Artistic Effects allow experimenting with photos – convert a photo into a B&W image and consequently add a color shade to it; replace colors on an image, add a texture (chosen from the built-in Texture Library or one created by the user) so that the image looks like drawn on a canvas, brick wall, corrugated paper, etc.
Version 5.0 offers new Hand Painted Photo Frames. These frames have been designed by artists specially for ArtSuite. Please note that these frames are only available in the standalone version for technical reasons.
Also new to version 5.0: new interface design; improved compatibility of the plugin version with Photoshop CS3, CS4 on Macintosh computers; improved texture generation options in the Texture effect; new interface language added - Italian.
The program can be used as an independent application (standalone) and as a plug-in to a photo editor.
AKVIS ArtSuite Plugin is compatible with Adobe Photoshop and Photoshop Elements, Corel Painter, Corel Photo-Paint, and Paint Shop Pro, ACD FotoCanvas, and Ulead PhotoImpact.
AKVIS ArtSuite runs on Microsoft Windows 2000/2003/XP/Vista and on Macintosh Mac OS X 10.4-10.5, PowerPC G3 / Intel and above.
AKVIS ArtSuite Plugin sells for $49; AKVIS ArtSuite Standalone for $ 69. Home users can enjoy the full line of AKVIS plugins in the AKVIS Alchemy bundle (Enhancer, Chameleon, Stamp, Retoucher, Coloriage, Noise Buster, Decorator, Sketch, LightShop, SmartMask and ArtSuite) for USD $325, a considerable saving over purchasing each separately. For business licenses consult the official web-site.
One license key allows activating the software on two computers, for example, on a desktop and a laptop.
About the Program: akvis.com/en/artsuite/index.php
What's New: akvis.com/en/artsuite/whats-new.php