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Akvis has released version 3.5 of LightShop, a software application that enables users to create an “infinite number” of light effects. Available as a plugin as well as a standalone program, this update adds support for Photoshop CS6 to the plugin version and offers compatibility with the latest versions of MacOS and Widnows. Registered users of LightShop can upgrade to version 3.5 free of charge.
AKVIS Press Release
Get in the Christmas Mood with Sparkling Light Effects of AKVIS LightShop v.3.5!
November 27, 2012 - AKVIS announces the release of AKVIS LightShop v.3.5 for Windows and Macintosh. The software lets you create an infinite number of amazing light effects. The new version offers support for Photoshop CS6 for the plugin, adds compatibility with Windows 8 and Mac OS X 10.8, fixes bugs.
By their nature, people are attracted by shining and sparkling, glowing and glittering things. Light effects can brighten up any photo - make it look more natural, by adding reflections on shiny objects, or on the contrary, more magical and charming.
AKVIS LightShop is a powerful and versatile program for creating brilliant light effects on images.
Just a few clicks in the program - and the eyes of your loved one sparkle like diamonds! Some simple manipulations and a moonlit road appears in night scenery. A dull landscape shot can be enlivened by the sun rays or reflections on water.
Use LightShop to add a touch of fantasy to your photos! Create a lightning in a stormy sky, a reflection on a raindrop, the glow on smoldering wood in a fire-place, alien signs blazing in the night sky, flares on the sun, the lights of distant planets, fireworks - wherever your imagination may take you!
Make jewelry and precious stones sparkle on the images. Prepare your own Christmas cards with magic lights and glows of LightShop! At this festive time LightShop is your greatest assistant!
To make it easy to get started quickly, the program offers a large number of ready-to-use light effects (presets) that can be applied in their initial version or can be modified. First you can try the available light effects and than create your exclusive ones. It is possible to save your own presets to use them in the future or share with others.
Thanks to the Hints to every parameter and the Preview Window, you will not get lost in the interface. After a little practice you can create fantastic effects, and with the combinations available in LightShop, you can create an infinite number of them.
The software is available as a standalone independent application as well as a plugin for Photoshop and other graphics editors. The plugin works with Adobe Photoshop and Photoshop Elements, Corel PaintShop Pro, Painter, and Photo-Paint, and other image editors.
Version 3.5 of AKVIS LightShop adds support for Photoshop CS6 to the plugin version and offers compatibility with the latest versions of OS Windows 8 and Mac OS X 10.8. Bugs have been fixed.
Registered users of LightShop can upgrade to version 3.5 for free.
For a free trial, AKVIS offers 10 days of fully functional use. Just download and use the program.
AKVIS LightShop runs on Windows XP/Vista/Win7/Win 8 and on Mac OS X 10.4-10.8, both 32 bit and 64 bit.
The product sells for $72 USD, downloadble from akvis.com.
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.
About the program: http://akvis.com/en/lightshop/index.php