updated 02:30 pm EDT, Tue June 23, 2009
AKVIS ArtSuite 5.0 ships
AKVIS Software as released v5.0 of its AKVIS ArtSuite, a program used to decorate and frame photographs for digital sharing purposes. The new version utilizes a new interface that features Italian language capabilities. The stand alone version of the application includes new Hand Painted Photo Frames. v5.0 also features improved compatibility with Adobe Photoshop CS3 and CS4 as well as improved texture generation options in the Texture effect.
AKVIS ArtSuite enables users to add digital photo frames around photographs. The frames range from classic looking wood frames to frames for children with animals on the lining. The digital frames are also editable, with users being able to change colors, chapes, brightness, and other elements to the frame. The application also features photo editing effects such as black and white imaging and texturizing, making the image look like it is drawn on a canvas or brick wall.
The software comes in both a stand alone version and a plug-in version that is compatible with Adobe Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, Corel Painter, Corel Photo-Paint, and Paint Shop Pro. AKVIS ArtSuite requires Mac OS X 10.4 and is available from the AKVIS Software website. The stand alone application costs $70 while the plug-in costs $50. Restistered users of v4.0 can upgrade for free.