June, 2007 — With the update of AKVIS Coloriage for Mac and Win, AKVIS LLC presents the cutting edge technology for automatic B&W photo colorization. Version 4.5 of the plug-in offers increased compatibility: the program is now Universal Binary, it works equally well on both PPC- and Intel-Mac. Added compatibility with Photoshop CS3 on Intel Mac.
To add color to black and white photos or recolor areas on a photo with AKVIS Coloriage is as easy as handling a coloring book. In fact, "coloriage" means a coloring book in French.
The colorizing technique is easy: you take the Pencil tool, select a color and draw a rough outline within the area to be colorized; the program recognizes the borders and paints in the new color keeping the tone transitions. No layers manipulation, no manual painting!
The list of the tool's uses is practically endless. Home users can apply it to colorize old B&W photos from the family archives, for example, to make a present to the grandma by adding color to her early days' photos. Professional designers can use AKVIS Coloriage to try different color schemes for interior and exterior design. Anime and manga enthusiasts can apply it to add color to hand sketch drawings and comics.
The software does not only colorize B&W photos, the available Keep-Color tool makes it possible to replace colors only in defined areas of the picture. Thus, you can recolor clothes on your color photo or change the color of the hair, eyes, etc on a portrait. Selective desaturation and selective colorization of a color photo is made easy. Examples are available at akvis.com.
The new version offers increased compatibility. The program is now Universal Binary, it works equally well on both PPC- and Intel-Mac. Added compatibility with Photoshop CS3 on Intel Mac.
Operating as a plug-in for Adobe Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, Corel Photo-Paint, Paint Shop pro, Bodypaint,etc AKVIS Coloriage requires no complicated techniques or special knowledge to achieve beautiful results.
AKVIS LLC offers a 10-day fully-functional trial of AKVIS Coloriage. Registration costs USD $97.00 for a home license and USD $246.00 for a business license. Home users can enjoy the full line of AKVIS digital imaging processing software in the AKVIS Alchemy bundle (Coloriage, Retoucher, Chameleon, Stamp, Enhancer, Sketch, Decorator, LightShop, FrameSuite and Noise Buster) for USD $325 USD, a savings of $387 over purchasing each separately. These details are available at akvis.com/en/discounts.php.
About the program: http://akvis.com/en/coloriage/index.php