updated 08:05 pm EDT, Tue April 28, 2009
MultiBrush 4 update
AKVIS has released MultiBrush 4.0, an update to its tool suite for retouching and enhancing photos. The software carries more functionality than the previous release, Stamp. New tools are designed to improve retouching, restoration and collage creation. All pens and brushes feature automatic adjustments for preserving colors, texture, brightness and tonal range from the original image, allowing the restored section to blend into the existing background.
The update is also claimed to improve compatibility with editing programs such as Photoshop or Elements. A cloning mode can be used to sample, adjust and re-source parts of an image to create collages. The Chameleon Brush heals skin problems or removes dust, spots and scratches, in a similar way as Adobe's Healing Brush.
MultiBrush carries a price of $50 and can be purchased as a standalone program or a plug-in for Photoshop 6 or higher and Elements 1 and higher.