April 4, 2006.


AKVIS Chameleon Plug-in: Creativity unleashed


AKVIS releases version 4.0 of its photo collage plug-in AKVIS Chameleon. New to the version is an advanced algorithm that helps to improve image processing speed on large pictures and reduces memory consumption.


Creating photo collages can be a lot of fun. Especially if you use AKVIS Chameleon. This ingenious software makes the process easy and entertaining. As the name of the program suggests, the plug-in pastes a copied object into a picture in such a way that the object adapts to the new color range and blends with the background, the way chameleons do.

The tool does not require precise selection of the copied object and can be helpful to home users who are not very experienced in image editing. You can create customized postcards for your loved ones; make a wedding album using all kinds of photos and backgrounds; correct closed eyes (by implanting open eyes from another photo of the series), change the appearance of a person, etc. Check the Tutorial page at akvis.com to get a dozen of original ideas.

Designers will appreciate this tool as it allows them to combine images with entirely different color ranges or to create the effect of drawing on a texture surface (crumpled paper, wood, etc), and all that with only a mouse-click.

Two modes of collage creation are available, Standard and Snapshot. In Standard Mode, AKVIS Chameleon implants the pasted object into the background; while the Snapshot mode adds dimension to a collage, layering the blended components so that the texture and relief of the primary image can be seen through. Demonstrations of AKVIS Chameleon features are available at akvis.com/en/chameleon-tutorial/.

The new version of AKVIS Chameleon offers an advanced algorithm that helps to improve image processing speed on large pictures on 50% and reduces memory consumption. It makes your work yet more effective.

AKVIS Chameleon is compatible with Adobe Photoshop and Photoshop Elements, Jasc Paint Shop Pro and Ulead PhotoImpact (more info). AKVIS Chameleon V. 4.0 for Windows runs on Microsoft Windows 98/ME/2000/XP/NT and the Macintosh version runs on the Mac OS X platform.

For a free trial, AKVIS offers 10 days of fully functional use. The users who tried the previous version of Chameleon and have their version expired, now have the opportunity to test the software again.

Registered users of previous versions of AKVIS Chameleon can upgrade to V.4.0 for free. Normally priced alone at USD $69.00, AKVIS Chameleon is also available in the AKVIS Alchemy bundle, which includes AKVIS's entire family of photo editing plug-ins: Retoucher, Enhancer, Stamp, Coloriage, Noise Buster and Chameleon, for USD $270.
One license allows activating the software on two computers, for example, on a desktop and on a laptop.

AKVIS was founded in 2004 and since then has released several successful software plug-ins for digital image processing. With a corporate philosophy focusing on finding new ways to spur creative thought, AKVIS designs intuitive software tools for creative self-expression.


Useful links:

About AKVIS Chameleon: http://akvis.com/en/chameleon/

Download Chameleon for Windows: http://akvis.com/download/akvis-chameleon-setup.exe

Download Chameleon for Macintosh: http://akvis.com/download/akvis-chameleon-setup.dmg

Chameleon Tutorial: http://akvis.com/en/chameleon-tutorial/

About AKVIS company: http://akvis.com/en/company/