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Akvis has released Coloriage 9.0, a program that enables users to colorise blakc-and-white photos and replace colours in full-colour images. The new update incorporates improvements to the Eyedropper tool, new features and tools, fixes bugs, and adds compatibility with Windows 8 and Mac OS X 10.8. The software is available as a Photoshop plugin or as a standalone application. Akvis Coloriage sells for $75, with a fully-featured 10-day free trial available on the developer’s website.
Akvis Press Release
Add Color to Your Photos with AKVIS Coloriage v.9.0! Turn Gray Skies to Blue!
December 6, 2012—AKVIS announces the release of AKVIS Coloriage v.9.0. This cutting edge software lets colorizing black and white photos and replacing colors in color photos. It is the ideal solution for color correction. Version 9.0 improves the Eyedropper tool, adds new features, fixes bugs, adds compatibility with Windows 8 and Mac OS X 10.8.
AKVIS Coloriage is an innovative image processing software for quick colorizing of B&W photos and replacing colors on color photos.
The software adds color to black and white photos and to sketch drawings, replaces colors in color images, creates a sepia effect, and even removes “red eye”. It also offers selective desaturation and selective colorization. The program lets you experiment with the color of your clothes or a car. You can play around with the interior design of your living room or try out new colors for your eyes and hair. You can create colorful backgrounds out of ordinary pictures. Apply your creativity and you will find a wide variety of other usages for the software! AKVIS Coloriage changes the world in your images!
The program lets you breath life into old memories. You can make a present to the grandma by adding color to her early days’ photos.
The software combines sophisticated algorithms and simple usage. It is clear and simple as a children’s coloring book. In fact, “coloriage” means a coloring book in French. It turns work into play. Just draw a few strokes to indicate which objects should be colorized. The program recognizes borders, applying color based on the given lighting, the play of shadows, or folds of clothing. With automated operation and class-leading usability, even inexperienced users can achieve genuinely realistic results.
The software creates natural-looking colorization in a quick and entertaining manner. It works equally well for coloring portraits, landscapes, fashion, and still life. The skin, sky, verdure, and tree color patterns help you to select realistic colors for your picture.
Version 9.0 makes a superb program even better with these improvements:
Improved the Eyedropper tool. It now displays a color ring which helps to select colors more precisely.
Added the Hand and Zoom tools.
Added the possibility to hide the color strokes and the 3rd strokes preview mode (“the strokes are hidden”) to the top panel.
Changed the autosave folder for the strokes.
It is now C:\Users\Public\Documents\AKVIS in Windows; HD/Users/Shared/AKVIS in Mac OS.
Changed the icon for the Keep Color Pencil.
Added compatibility with Windows 8.
Added compatibility with Mac OS X 10.8.
Fixed the bug with GPU in Mac-version.
Registered users of Coloriage can update their version for free, by downloading and installing v.9.0.
AKVIS offer a fully featured 10-day trial of the software downloadble from akvis.com.
AKVIS Coloriage runs on Windows XP/Vista/Win7/Win 8 and on Mac OS X 10.4-10.8, both 32 bit and 64 bit. The software is available as a Photoshop plugin or as a standalone application.
The product sells for $75 USD. Please consult the comparison table for more details about license types and versions of the software.
The product is also available in the AKVIS Alchemy bundle which includes all AKVIS software at a discounted price (60% Off).
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.