updated 10:05 am EDT, Wed October 10, 2007
AKVIS Chameleon 5.0 ships
AKVIS has launched v5.0 of Chameleon, its plug-in for programs such as Photoshop and Paint Shop Pro. The app makes it easier to create photo collages, and now has three different modes, the new one being Montage. This lets users transfer objects from one photo on top of the background of another, without having to rely on precise masking and selection tools. Users can instead select a rectangle from the source image, then use red and blue pencils to draw a rough indication of what should appear in the collage, and what should be blended away.
Chameleon for the Mac is available as two separate plug-ins: one for Photoshop CS3, and another for other versions of Photoshop as well as all other programs. The software costs $75 new, or $15 as an upgrade from earlier home licenses; business upgrades cost $60. Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later is needed.