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Akvis has released Version 7.0 of Retoucher, an image restoration program for Mac and Windows. This update adds two new options, Flip Vertical and Flip Horizontal, to the Chameleon Brush; support for more raw file formats (standalone version); new shortcuts for workflow efficiency; and a few bug fixes. Registered users of the software can upgrade to version 7.0 at no charge.
Akvis Press Release
Image Restoration & Retouching with AKVIS Retoucher v.7.0
April 10, 2014 - AKVIS announces the release of AKVIS Retoucher 7.0, the leading image restoration software for Windows and Mac OS X. Version 7.0 offers new options for the Chameleon Brush, adds support for more RAW formats, and many bug fixes.
AKVIS Retoucher has been updated to version 7.0.
This efficient photo restoration software lets you remove dust, scratches, stains, and other defects, and even helps to get rid of the irrelevant details and unwanted objects. It reconstructs selected parts of an image using samples from surrounding areas. The program is extremely helpful when you need to restore a torn photo or enlarge image canvas. The wide variety of the program's capabilities are demonstrated at theExamples page.
The program is easy to use and learn. Defects are removed automatically. Just select areas to be restored and run image processing. It looks like magic when you observe the imperfections vanishing before your very eyes.
The program restores damaged photographs with minimal effort and amazing results. Besides the automatic retouching, it also offers a set of the helpful tools for additional corrections and final touches.
In Version 7.0:
Added the Flip Horizontal and Flip Vertical options to the Chameleon Brush.
- double-clicking on the Hand icon makes the image fit the window;
- double-clicking on the Zoom icon makes the image scale to 100%;
- [ and ] keys for changing the brush size.
Added support for more RAW formats to the standalone version.
- minor batch processing bugs;
- light squares on Grayscale images;
- crash when the entire image is selected;
- and some minor interface glitches.
Registered users of the software can upgrade to version 7.0 at no charge.
For a free trial, AKVIS offers 10 days of fully functional use. Download AKVIS Retoucher v.7.0 and use it during the evaluation period without registration.
The software runs on Windows XP/Vista/Win7/Win 8 and on Mac OS X 10.4-10.9. It is available as a standalone application and as a plugin filter for Adobe Photoshop, Corel PaintShop Pro, and other image editors.
AKVIS Retoucher sells for $87.00, downloadable from akvis.com.The functionality of the program depends on the license type. Consult the comparison table for more details about license types and versions of Retoucher.