August 25, 2006


AKVIS Enhancer V.4.2: Improve Detail on Underexposed and Overexposed Pictures


AKVIS LLC announces the release of AKVIS Enhancer plug-in v.4.2 for Windows and Macintosh.
The new algorithm introduced in v. 4.2 of this detail-revealing plugin allows processing of large photos and fixes compatibility bug with Mac OS X.


It may happen that a photographer will take a great photo but some details within it will be lost due to unevenness of exposure. For instance, when shooting against the bright sky you can find out that other objects on the photo came out dark. Merely manipulating the brightness and contrast of the whole frame can improve some portions of a photo, but might then spoil other areas that need different treatment. Here lies the strength of AKVIS Enhancer.

AKVIS Enhancer intensifies the difference between adjacent pixels having different color gradations and reveals details within shadowed, overexposed or mid-tone areas. Where other similar programs may achieve acceptable results by manipulating two to four shots of the same scene, AKVIS Enhancer applies advanced algorithms to a single shot for spectacular outcome.

Most images can be improved at default settings. For further adjustment you have four parameters at your disposal: Details in Shadows, Details in Highlights, Level of Detail and Lightness.

The new improved algorithm allows processing large photos and fixes the compatibility bug with Mac OS X. AKVIS Enhancer supports 8 and 16 bits per channel.

In addition to its appeal to the amateur photographer and home user, AKVIS Enhancer is a highly useful tool in the production of technical and industrial photographs, or for revealing subtle details within medical imaging and forensic photos. Demonstrations of AKVIS Enhancer's features are available at For a free trial, AKVIS offers 10 days of fully functional use.

AKVIS Enhancer plugin is compatible with Adobe Photoshop and Photoshop Elements, Corel Painter, Corel Photo-Paint, Jasc Paint Shop Pro, ACD FotoCanvas, and Ulead PhotoImpact. AKVIS Enhancer runs on Microsoft Windows 98/ME/2000/XP/NT and on Macintosh Mac OS X 10.4, PowerPC G3 and above.

AKVIS Enhancer sells for $69 USD, downloadble from It also comes bundled with AKVIS Noise Buster (noise reduction software) for $83 USD. Home users can enjoy the full line of AKVIS plugins in the AKVIS Alchemy bundle (Enhancer, Chameleon, Stamp, Retoucher, Coloriage, Noise Buster) for USD $270 USD, a savings of $150 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.

For a free trial, AKVIS offers 10 days of fully functional use. Details are available at the Downoad section.


More information about AKVIS Enhancer:

Direct evaluation download URL: (Windows version) or (Macintosh version).

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