updated 05:59 pm EDT, Sat July 12, 2014
Akvis updates SmartMask, adds compatibility with Photoshop CC 2014
Akvis has announced the release of its newest version of SmartMask, an image selection tool for photo editing. The software handles a selection of objects, and processes both soft and sharp edges. Available as a standalone program as well as a plug-in for photo editors, SmartMask v5.0 includes a new Share option for publishing images on desired social networks, with background color options availble prior to uploading. The maximum size of the Eraser and History Brush tools has been increased, and the Magic Brush has been improved.
The plug-in version of SmartMask v5.0 includes added compatibility with Photoshop CC 2014, and the standalone version adds support for more RAW formats than were previously enabled. For Mac users, the software runs on OS X 10.4 through 10.9, with a home license priced at $70. A trial version is also available.
ClickInstall 4.0 customizable software installer released, adds new FTP features and more
Installation software creator app ClickInstall has received an update, adding new install process selections and FTP features. Designed for OS X users, ClickInstall can create a compressed, password-protected, self-extracting installer with basic computer skills. In its latest release, v4.0 allows users to install the files and features that want or patch an existing installation with new or modified files. Particular features can be downloaded on demanded to reduce file size and downloading time.
New FTP features to the build process include the ability for one or many installers to be built easily, adding the option to upload them directly to one's website in a fully automated build process. ClickInstall is priced at $395, and includes a printed and PDF manual with a downloadable trial edition.