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Akvis have updated their ArtSuite application to version 10.5. This release adds a Share option that allows users to post pictures from the program to Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Tumblr and Google+; improves the Halftone effect; enables the saving of last used settings; and adds support for additional raw image file formats generated by various digital cameras. Registered users of ArtSuite can upgrade to the new version for free.
Akvis Press Release
Decorate Your Photos with AKVIS ArtSuite v.10.5!
Outstanding Picture Effects and Frames
April 18, 2014 — AKVIS announces the update of its ArtSuite software to version 10.5. It is an impressive collection of photo decoration effects, available as a standalone application and Photoshop plugin, for Windows and Mac. In new version it is possible to publish images on the social networks. The Halftone effect has been improved, bugs have been fixed.
AKVIS ArtSuite has been updated to version 10.5. It is indispensable software for those who would like to make their special memories even more special, who are involved in decorating and creating unforgettable pictures.
AKVIS ArtSuite is an impressive collection of versatile frames and effects for photographs. The program makes it easy to give a photo an original look, to add elegance and style to a portrait.
The software contains many templates and texture samples for any goal, from classic wooden frames to festive decorations, fabric, brick, and even animal world patterns. Thanks to the large number of effects and a rich pattern library, the software can generate an endless variety of effect versions. With ArtSuite you can easily frame your photographs!
In Version 10.5:
- Added the Share option that lets you post pictures from the program to the social services: Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Tumblr, Google+.
- Improved the Halftone effect. It gives a picture a retro comic book look. In the new version, image processing speed has been twice increased when using this effect in One Color mode; some bugs have been fixed.
- Added saving last used settings. The next time you launch the program (or switch between the effects/frames) it will restore the last parameters.
- Added support for more RAW formats from various digital cameras.
Registered users of ArtSuite can upgrade to the new version for free.
Download AKVIS ArtSuite v.10.5 and use the software during the 10-day trial period without registration.
The software runs on Windows XP/Vista/Win7/Win 8 and on Mac OS X 10.4-10.9, both 32 bit and 64 bit.
The product is available as a standalone application ($69) and as plugin ($49) for photo editors. The functionality depends on the license type. The standalone program offers more features; equipped with the Hand Painted Frames, it also supports extra themed frames packs. The Deluxe variant ($89) includes both plugin and standalone versions for home users; Business includes all features as well, for commercial use ($ 97). For more detail consult the official website.
AKVIS (http://akvis.com) specializes in development of image processing software.
In May 2014 AKVIS celebrates its 10-year anniversary! Since the company's launch in 2004, it has released a number of successful products: 20 software programs, standalone applications and Photoshop plugins for Windows and Mac, and 15 frames packs for decorating photos. Every year AKVIS organizes a Raffle in celebration of the company's birthday. The AKVIS Birthday Raffle 2014 registration starts now!