April 28, 2010 — AKVIS announces the release of AKVIS Retoucher 5.0 for Windows and Macintosh. The program restores damaged photos by removing dust, scratches, and stains, and by reconstructing the missing parts of a photo automatically. This version introduces the Sport Remover tool which can remove small imperfections on an image easily. Support for files in RAW format has also been added as well as an OS File Dialog for loading and saving files.
For registered users of the previous version the upgrade is free.
Few things in life stir our memories and emotions the way photographs do. But as time goes by, old photographs fade out, get stained, or get otherwise damaged. In order to preserve them, people digitize their photos to pass these cherished images on to future generations.
AKVIS Retoucher restores damaged photographs with minimal effort and amazing results. But this is not the only thing it can do!
AKVIS Retoucher has a wide variety of uses. It can restore old damaged photographs from family archives by removing dust, scratches, and stains, and can reconstruct missing parts of a photo automatically. But it is not just for restoring old photos. It can also improve your newer photos, such as when you want to remove tattoos from a subject.
Defects and details are removed automatically. Just select the areas you want to correct, press run, and watch scratches and other imperfections vanish as if by magic! Take a look at all the things Retoucher can accomplish for you at the Examples page.
The software can also reconstruct the missing parts of a photo using information from surrounding areas, making it possible to restore a photo that has been torn or has some missing parts.
AKVIS Retoucher is a handy tool for improving the composition of your photos. You can remove date stamps, logos, small irrelevant details (wires, refuse bins, etc) and even larger and complex objects (people, cars, buildings, etc).
If you need to increase the canvas size (from one side or proportionally) to bring the main object into focus, AKVIS Retoucher will help you to fill the blank areas of the canvas with appropriate image textures.
Version 5.0 adds the new Spot Remover tool It removes small imperfections (stains, dust, etc) on an image with ease. You can also use it to retouch portraits. It "heals" skin problems with just a click! The new tool is available for Deluxe and Business licenses.
Also new to Version 5.0 is support for files in RAW Format (CRW, CR2, NEF, ARW, RW2, PEF etc - see the full list here).
The program is easy to use and learn. The first time it is opened it will be working in Express mode. This mode displays only the necessary tools, so you can obtain a good result without adjusting many parameters. It is possible to switch to Advanced mode anytime to have all available parameters at hand.
The software is available as a standalone application, as well as a plugin to a photo editor.
The plugin version is compatible with Adobe Photoshop and Photoshop Elements, Corel Painter, Corel Photo-Paint, and Paint Shop Pro. Read more about compatibility here.
The software runs on Microsoft Windows 7/XP/Vista and on Macintosh Mac OS X 10.4-10.6.
The full functional trial version of AKVIS Retoucher is available at the Product page.
AKVIS Retoucher Home license sells for $87.00 USD, downloadable from akvis.com.
Registered users of Retoucher Home/Home Deluxe v.1.0-4.5 and Business v.4.0-4.5 can upgrade to v.5 for free. Just download the new version and re-activate it using your key. Owners of Retoucher Business v.1.0-3.5 will need to pay $19.00 USD for an upgrade to the new version.
Both Home and Business users can enjoy the full line of AKVIS products in the AKVIS Alchemy bundle which offers all 16 programs with a discount of 60%.
Retoucher is also available in the Restoration bundle which includes Retoucher, MultiBrush, and Coloriage for a discount of 83 USD.
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.
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About the program: http://akvis.com/en/retoucher/index.php
AKVIS Community: forum.akvis.com