updated 12:25 pm EDT, Mon September 15, 2008
LightShop adds plug-ins
AKVIS Software has released AKVIS LightShop 2.5, an update to its lighting-effects software which adds 64 new pre-made effects and adds plug-in versions for Mac Photoshop users. The software generates lighting visuals with full parameter control, and v2.5 adds new downloadable ready-to-use effects which allow users to quick-start a complex effect.
Version 2.5 also adds plug-in version to the original stand-alone Mac product. Two plug-ins are available, one for Photoshop CS3 and Photoshop Elements 6, and a legacy plug-in supporting Photoshop 6 through CS2 and Elements 1-4. LightShop v2.5 requires Mac OS X 10.3.9 (10.4.6 recommended) or higher, and 512MB RAM (2GB RAM recommended), and costs $117.
Three Ready-to-use presets