AKVIS News 2023

December 20, 2023
Christmas Update of All Image Editing Programs (Press Release, PDF)

In these festive days of the winter holidays, we are excited to announce a total update of all image editing programs: AirBrush 8.1, Artifact Remover AI 3.1, ArtSuite 20.0, ArtWork 14.5, Chameleon 12.1, Charcoal 6.0, Coloriage 14.1, Decorator 9.0, Draw 9.1, Enhancer 17.7, Explosion 2.0, HDRFactory 8.0, Inspire AI 2.1, LightShop 8.0, Magnifier AI 12.1, MakeUp 8.0, NatureArt 12.6, Neon 6.1, Noise Buster AI 12.2, OilPaint 10.2, Pastel 6.0, Points 6.1, Refocus AI 11.7, Retoucher 12.1, Sketch 27.1, SmartMask 12.0, Watercolor 7.1.

The new versions provide some functionality, compatibility, and stability improvements. Dive into the festive season fully equipped! Get inspired and create your masterpieces!

Download the recent versions for Windows, macOS, Linux.

Read how to update AKVIS software.


December 7, 2023
AKVIS Frames 8.0 & New Xmas Decorations Pack: Add Some Holiday Magic to Your Photos! (Press Release, PDF)

We are excited to announce an update of AKVIS Frames and a launch of the new Xmas Decorations frame pack!

AKVIS Frames is a free program that makes it possible to use a wide collection of thematic frame templates by AKVIS.

Version 8.0 presents a new feature that was often requested by users: the Batch Processing mode that helps to edit multiple photos at once. Using Batch Processing, the program automatically applies the selected frame to a series of images. You can also add text and create greeting cards or invitations. Showcase your photos with spectacular frames!

Download AKVIS Frames 8.0 Free for Windows, Mac, Linux.

The brand new Xmas Decorations pack contains 150 ready-to-use festive templates that will turn your pictures into masterpieces. Using these wonderful frame set, you can easily prepare a personalized Christmas gift that anyone would be thrilled to receive. Create a lovely Christmas card, a photo garland, a New Year album, or a memorable photo collage. Spread some holiday cheer with these amazing frames! See the new frames.

Download the pack into the Frames program: Frame Packs Manager -> Reload List -> Xmas Decorations -> Download.

Learn how to install and activate AKVIS frame packs.


November 15, 2023
AKVIS NatureArt 12.5: Redesigned Snow Brush. Add Winter Magic to Your Photos! (Press Release, PDF)

AKVIS NatureArt adds natural phenomena to images. The program includes the nature effects that allow you to change the weather and mood in your photos: Rain, Sun, Water, Lightning, Clouds, Frost, Rainbow, Aurora, Fire, Ice, Night Sky, and Snow; each effect contains a wide range of presets.

Version 12.5 offers new features for the Snow Brush tool in the Snow effect and other improvements and bug fixes. With the modernized tool, you can quickly and easily decorate your photos with amazing snowflakes. Create a stunning illustration or a personalized greeting card! Enjoy the snowy season! Learn more.

Download AKVIS NatureArt 12.5 for Windows, Mac, Linux.

Read how to update to the latest version.


September 29, 2023
AKVIS Inspire AI 2.0: Turn Your Photos into Art! (Press Release, PDF)

AKVIS Inspire AI generates totally new artworks by copying a style of reference images with neural networks. This cutting-edge software includes a gallery of styles and allows you to load a custom sample.

Version 2.0 supports the new Batch Processing feature for rendering multiple images. You can apply the selected style to a folder of photos or try on different styles on your image. Also, the update includes new groups of samples in the Gallery of Styles. Make artworks never seen before!

Learn more about the update.

Download AKVIS Inspire AI 2.0 for Windows, Mac, Linux.

The update is FREE for all customers!


September 19, 2023
New Travel Pack II: Keep Your Vacation Memories Alive! (Press Release, PDF)

The collection of picture frames by AKVIS has been replenished with the brand new Travel Pack II ($19). The set includes 120 versatile picture frames (60 horizontal and 60 vertical templates) to creatively memorialize your vacation highlights.

The new frame pack will be an eye-catching addition to your favorite vacation snaps making them stand out. The pack includes references to various travel destinations from all over the world: France, Italy, Brazil, Thailand, India, Mexica, and many others. Use these inspiring templates to customize your own vacation photobook, create a honeymoon photo album, or simply highlight your social media pictures! They will remind you of the joy of discovery and refreshing respite your travel brought. Capture your best vacation memories! See the thumbnails.

To use the AKVIS themed frame packs, you need the AKVIS Frames free program or AKVIS ArtSuite (standalone).

Download the pack into the program: Frame Packs Manager -> Reload List -> Travel Pack II -> Download.

Learn how to install and activate the frame pack.


September 11, 2023
AKVIS Sketch Video 6.0: Pencil Drawing Effects for Video - Faster Than Ever! (Press Release, PDF)

AKVIS Sketch Video transforms videos into stylized animated cartoons, turning the footage into a sequence of pencils drawings. The software includes three filters presenting different conversion styles: Sketch Video Classic, Sketch Video Artistic, and Sketch Video Esquisse. Apply drawing effects to your videos!

Version 6.0 offers multi-threading support that improves conversion speed by 5 times! All three filters included in the plugin have been accelerated. Learn more about the update.

Download AKVIS Sketch Video 6.0 for Windows, Mac, Linux.

AKVIS Sketch Video is a plugin for Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere Pro and Premiere Elements, EDIUS Pro 9, DaVinci Resolve, Vegas Pro, and Natron.

Read how to update to the latest version.


August 24, 2023
AKVIS Artifact Remover AI 3.0: New Extreme Mode (Press Release, PDF)

AKVIS Artifact Remover AI is a free program that allows you to enhance the quality of compressed images removing JPEG artifacts and other defects. Now the program provides 4 image enhancement modes, each involves a unique neural network.

Version 3.0 presents the brand-new Extreme mode that takes artifact removal to the next level. The new mode is designed to recover badly damaged photos, resized and resaved with compression many times. Give a chance to your highly compressed photos and restore their quality!

Learn more about the update.

Download AKVIS Artifact Remover AI 3.0 for Windows, Mac, Linux.

Read how to update to the latest version.


August 15, 2023
AKVIS NatureArt 12.1: Nature Effects for Your Photos (Press Release, PDF)

AKVIS NatureArt allows you to add natural phenomena to images. With the software, it's easy to change the weather, time of day, season, or other features in your photos. The program contains 12 nature effects and a versatile collection of impressive presets. Create realistic landscapes and fantasy designs!

Version 12.1 offers an updated algorithm for the Ice effect, providing better adjusting of icing to selection edges. Bring a breath of frosty air to the hottest summer day! Also, the new version includes some usability, compatibility, and stability improvements. Learn more.

Download AKVIS NatureArt 12.1 for Windows, Mac, Linux.

Read how to update to the latest version.


July 18, 2023
New Light Effects Frames: Make your Photos Sparkle! (Press Release, PDF)

AKVIS is pleased to announce the expansion of the frame set collection — the brand new Light Effects pack ($19). The new set includes 100 stylish image frames, 50 horizontal and 50 vertical templates for any occasion.

The artists-made picture frames are decorated with a variety of light overlays: romantic twinkling stars, dreamy bokeh rings, luminous garlands, elegant neon flowing stripes, dramatic sun flares, magic glitters and sparkles. They blend perfectly with your photos due to transparent and semi-transparent areas and make them look soft and sophisticated or bold and vibrant - depending on the selected frame. Add some extra magic to your photos! See the thumbnails.

To use the AKVIS themed frame packs, you need the AKVIS Frames free program or AKVIS ArtSuite (standalone).

Download the pack into the program: Frame Packs Manager -> Reload List -> Light Effects -> Download.

Learn how to install and activate the frame pack.


June 15, 2023
AKVIS Coloriage 14.0: Add Color to Your Images! (Press Release, PDF)

AKVIS Coloriage, a successful and powerful photo colorizing program, has been updated! The software allows you to colorize black and white photos and replace colors in color images. It's a simple yet functional program with many possibilities for color manipulation.

Version 14.0 introduces new features which make the software even more efficient: the ability to load a sample image for coloring, new preprocessing parameters, and some minor fixes. Bring your memories back to life! Learn more.

Download AKVIS Coloriage 14.0 for Windows, Mac, Linux.

Read how to update to the latest version.


May 31, 2023
NEW AKVIS Inspire AI 1.0 Software — Artistic Stylization of Images (Press Release, PDF)

AKVIS Inspire AI stylizes images using various samples of painting. The program applies the color scheme and style of a selected artwork to a photo creating a new masterpiece. The software includes a gallery of art styles and allows you to load a custom image. You can transform a photo into a painting using any piece of art as a sample. Imitate the style of famous artists!
Learn more about the new program.

Download AKVIS Inspire AI 1.0 (10-day trial) for Windows, Mac, Linux.

The new product comes in Home ($ 49), Home Deluxe ($ 69), and Business ($ 99) versions. More...

Till June 7: New product 30% Off for our subscribers and loyal customers! The discount coupon is available in the program Notifications panel and in the newsletter about the Inspire AI launch. Contact us at support@akvis.com.


April 19, 2023
AKVIS Sketch 27.0: Fast & Easy Photo-to-Drawing Conversion (Press Release, PDF)

AKVIS Sketch is the leading photo-to-sketch converter. The program turns images into pencil drawings with a variety of artistic styles. Boost your creativity and make sensational pencil drawings!

Version 27.0 offers accelerated multithreaded image processing. The image conversion speed has been increased by 2-3 times in all styles of the program. Creating drawings with AKVIS Sketch has never been so fast!

Also, the update provides some minor changes and interface improvements, as well as bug fixes. Learn more.

Download AKVIS Sketch 27.0 for Windows, Mac, Linux.

Read how to update to the latest version.


April 4, 2023
NEW Effect for Video: AKVIS Stencil Video Plugin 1.0 (Press Release, PDF)

AKVIS Stencil Video converts videos into pieces of art, simulating the stencil drawing technique. The filter allows you to generate a movie consisting of a sequence of striking drawings. The software creates both monochrome and multicolor cartoons. Make your videos look like drawn with a special artistic technique!

The plugin can be used with these video editing programs: Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe Premiere Elements, EDIUS Pro 9, DaVinci Resolve, Vegas Pro, and Natron.

Download AKVIS Stencil Video 1.0 (30-day trial) for Windows, Mac, Linux.

The new product comes in Home ($ 49) and Pro ($ 69) versions. Note that only in the Pro version you can generate color cartoons. Compare licenses.

Till April 10 - Our subscribers can buy the new product 30% Off! Subscribe AKVIS Newsletter and contact us at support@akvis.com to get your 30% coupon code for Stencil Video.


April 4, 2023
Support for Linux for All Video Plugins

Now all our video editing plugins are compatible with Linux!

Learn how to install the software on Linux.


March 20, 2023
AKVIS Frames 7.3: Add Stylish Frames to Your Photos!

AKVIS Frames is a free program for decorating images with frames. It works with themed frame packs by AKVIS.

Version 7.3 offers bug fixes, performance and stability improvements, and support for Linux. Now, two separate setup files are available for Windows: 32-bit and 64-bit versions.

Download AKVIS Frames 7.3 for Windows/Mac/Linux.

You can request a free license key in the start window of the program or in the Customer Room.

Make your photos special with exclusive frame collections!

Find the list of the themed packs here.


March 9, 2023
AKVIS ArtWork 14.0: New Stencil Effect, Real-Time Preset Preview, etc. (Press Release, PDF)

AKVIS ArtWork allows you to apply artistic techniques to images. Using the program, you have at your disposal a whole arsenal of creative tools.

Version 14.0 offers the brand-new Stencil effect that creates incredibly dramatic, picturesque images out of photos. Now the program includes 9 artistic styles: Oil Painting, Watercolor, Gouache, Comics, Pen & Ink, Linocut, Pastel, Pointillism, and the new Stencil effect. Create mind-blowing masterpieces with AKVIS ArtWork 14.0!

The update also offers a long-awaited feature - an instant preview for presets in all effects. Now, you can see the quick result for the presets in the preview pop-up window. The new version provides a series of improvements and bug fixes.

Download AKVIS ArtWork 14.0 for Windows/Mac/Linux.

Read how to update to the latest version.


February 13, 2023
AKVIS Magnifier AI 12.0: New Image Enlargement Modes (Press Release, PDF)

AKVIS Magnifier AI allows you to increase the size of photos with quality improvement. Enlarge your photos up to 800% and create clear, detailed images!

Version 12.0 includes new upscaling neural networks presented in the program as Standard and Intensified modes. The software provides much better quality, allows you to get excellent results without color and line distortions and unnecessary details. Now it works great for any image, effectively enlarges photographs, artworks, low quality web images, images with text, etc.

Also, the new version offers support for Linux and minor bugs fixes.

Download AKVIS Magnifier AI 12.0 for Windows/Mac/Linux.

Read how to update to the latest version.


January 18, 2023
AKVIS Sketch 26.0: New Photo-to-Drawing Mode - Multistyle (Press Release, PDF)

AKVIS Sketch is the leading photo-to-drawing software with an extensive range of creative features. The program makes photos look like real drawings.

Version 26.0 presents the new photo-to-sketch conversion style - Multistyle, with a series of presets and adjustable settings. Now the program offers these rendering styles: Classic, Artistic, Maestro, and the new Multistyle.

The Multistyle is designed for those who love bold experiments in graphics. It is a complex drawing style that allows you to make the effects of pastels, felt-tip pens, oil pencils, wax crayons, and much more. Make digital art with different techniques!

Also, the latest version supports Linux OS and offers minor improvements and bugs fixes.

Download AKVIS Sketch 26.0 for Windows/Mac/Linux.

Read how to update to the latest version.


January 18, 2023
All Image Editing Programs: Linux-Versions

Now all our programs for image editing are compatible with the GNU/Linux operating system!

At the moment, you can use only the standalone applications on Linux. The Linux versions of the plugins will be available later.

Learn more how to start on Linux.

To switch to another OS (for example, from Windows/Mac to Linux), uninstall the program on your computer and write to support@akvis.com. Your license must be valid for the latest version of the program!


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Free for NGO: Museums, Archives

The AKVIS team is glad to contribute to cultural heritage conservation.

We can give free versions of AKVIS photo restoration and colorization software (AKVIS Retoucher and AKVIS Coloriage AI) to non-profit organizations involved in conservation and restoration of photographic archives having cultural value.

When sending us a request at info@akvis.com, please, enclose a link to your web-site.