April 8, 2011 — AKVIS announces the release of AKVIS Enhancer v.12.0 for Windows and Macintosh. The program can improve every part of an image and detect detail in underexposed, overexposed and mid tone areas of a photo with uneven exposure. In this version, Prepress mode has been added which helps to adjust photos before printing or web publishing. Also the new version offers batch processing, support for RAW files and other significant improvements!
AKVIS Enhancer is image enhancement software that can improve every part of an image and detect detail in underexposed, overexposed and mid tone areas of a photo with uneven exposure.
The software provides three modes: Improve Detail, Prepress, and Tone Correction. Though the main goal of these modes, correction, is the same, each approaches the task differently:
In Improve Detail mode the program brings out details by intensifying color transition. It strengthens the difference between adjacent pixels having different color gradations and therefore reveals not only details in shadows but even details in the overexposed and mid tone areas. The tool is useful in cases when a photo has an uneven exposure, for example, a photo taken with a bright light source, which makes objects in the foreground difficult to discern. This is especially annoying when you take a picture of a person, or when a photo lacks dramatic effect you had intended due to vagueness of the scene.
The new Prepress mode, introduced in Version 12.0, helps adjust photos before printing or web publishing. Use this mode to increase the sharpness of borders and the image's contrast. Even a high quality photograph needs prepress processing to give it a professional look.
Tone Correction mode improves images through tone correction, by correcting the brightness of points in the light and dark areas. As a result the overall impression of the image improves considerably. Changes can be made to the entire image or only to a part of it depending on the colors you select.
In Version 12 two of Enhancer's modes, available in the previous versions, Focus and HDR, were separated from the program and, enriched with some new features, are now offered as AKVIS Refocus and AKVIS HDRFactory. All registered users of Enhancer v.1.0-11.5 can get these new programs for free!
The new version of AKVIS Enhancer also includes support for batch processing in the standalone edition. It is available in all three modes of the program. Batch processing is useful when dealing with a series of photos taken under the same conditions with identical camera settings. It saves you time and effort!
Also New to AKVIS Enhancer 12:
For a free trial, AKVIS offers 10 days of fully functional use.
Registered users of Versions 10-11.5 can upgrade to Version 12 for free. For owners of older versions: upgrade to v.12 is available for $29 USD for any type of license.
Users who tried the previous version of the software and whose version has expired now have an opportunity to test the software again.
AKVIS Enhancer runs on Windows 7/Vista/XP, 32/64 bit, and on Mac OS X 10.4-10.6, 32/64 bit.
AKVIS Enhancer Home License (plug-in or standalone) sells for $69 USD, downloadable from akvis.com. For Deluxe and Business licenses, consult the official web-site.
The program also comes bundled with AKVIS Noise Buster (noise reduction software) and AKVIS Refocus (for improving blurry photos) with a savings of 40%.
Both Home and Business users can enjoy the full line of AKVIS programs in the AKVIS Alchemy Bundle (Retoucher, Chameleon, Multibrush, Enhancer, Refocus, HDRFactory, Coloriage, Noise Buster, Sketch, Decorator, LightShop, ArtSuite, SmartMask, Magnifier, ArtWork, and NatureArt) with the discount of 60%, a huge savings over purchasing each separately.
AKVIS specializes in development of image processing software and scientific research. The company was founded in 2004 by IT professionals having considerable experience in programming and software development. Since then the company has released a number of successful programs.
About the program: akvis.com/en/enhancer/index.php
AKVIS Community: forum.akvis.com