Mac users, we're pleased to announce Macphun's all-in-one photo editor Luminar is now available for purchase with special launch pricing. (Existing Macphun customers get a further discount.)
We rated Luminar as "Highly Recommended", and you can now visit the Luminar web site to try it for free.
Akvis has released a new frame pack for its ArtSuite, with 55 hand-painted designs. "These admirable designs will take you into the world of magic," the company says. The so-called Akvis Fantasy Pack is available for $15. The program itself sells for $69.
Akvis Press Release
Fantasy Frames for Your Photos - Welcome to Fairyland! 55 New Designs for AKVIS ArtSuite
June 13, 2013 - AKVIS announces a new frame pack for AKVIS ArtSuite - the Fantasy Pack with 55 hand painted designs. It is an impressive collection of picture frames with fairies and elves, unicorns and other magical creations. These admirable designs will take you into the world of magic.
We are glad to announce a new frame pack for AKVIS ArtSuite - Fantasy Pack!
AKVIS ArtSuite, available as a standalone program and plugin for image editors, helps to decorate pictures with frames and effects. The software lets you frame your photos, make personalized greeting cards and posters, decorate your family album. The program contains many templates and texture samples for any goal - from classic wooden frames to festive decorations, fabric, brick, and even animal world patterns. You can create a frame with ragged edges, a page curl, etc. It can be a wooden frame with figured carving or a frame with an ornament. Thanks to the large number of effects and a rich pattern library, the software can generate an endless variety of effect versions.
In the standalone version of ArtSuite, it's possible to extend the features of the program and enrich the collection of frames by adding extra themed frame packs of Hand Painted Frames created by professional artists specifically for use in ArtSuite. Using these frames in ArtSuite you can easily frame your photographs. Just place a photo into a frame and press Run; the edges will be smoothed and hidden to fit the frame, and you will get a stylish and impressive framed picture.
The brand new Fantasy Pack includes 55 hand painted frames of excellent quality. Enjoy our impressive collection of picture frames with fairies and elves, enchanting flowers and magical creations. These admirable designs, available for only $15, will take you into the world of magic. See the thumbnails of the new frames.
Now 9 themed packs are available for use in ArtSuite: Baby Pack, Wedding Pack, Travel Pack, St.Valentine Pack, Sports Pack, Christmas Pack, Winter Pack, Spring Pack, and the new Fantasy Pack. These frames are offered for a pretty modest price and are intended for those who are interested in beautifully designed frames.
Also, a Free Set of Frames, a collection of lovely designs for any occasion, is available for download without charge and registration.
The additional frame packs can only be used in the Standalone version of AKVIS ArtSuite, not in the Plugin. To add the frame packs (zip files) in ArtSuite just copy them into a folder selected in the program's preferences.
AKVIS ArtSuite runs on Windows XP/Vista/Win7/Win 8 and on Mac OS X 10.4-10.8, both 32 bit and 64 bit.
For a free trial, AKVIS offers 10 days of fully functional use of AKVIS ArtSuite. Download the software here.
You can use the Free Pack even during the trial period of ArtSuite. As for the other packages, they will only be available after payment.
AKVIS ArtSuite (Standalone) sells for $69, downloadable from akvis.com.
The new Fantasy Pack sells for $15.
AKVIS (akvis.com) 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.
Fantasy Pack: http://akvis.com/en/artsuite/fantasy-pack.php
About ArtSuite: http://akvis.com/en/artsuite/index.php