AKVIS ArtSuite has been updated to Version 5.0, available as a standalone program and as a plug-in to an image editing software.
The Standalone version offers new Hand Painted Photo Frames which have been designed by artists especially for ArtSuite. Also new to version 5.0: new interface design; improved compatibility of the plugin with Photoshop CS3, CS4 on Macintosh computers; improved texture generation options in the Texture effect; new interface language added – Italian. Upgrade for registered users is free.
Akvis ArtSuite 5.0 offers Edge Effects, which allow generating a photo frame for a digital photo, and Artistic Effects that allow experimenting with photos – convert a photo into a B&W image and consequently add a color shade to it; replace colors on an image, add a texture (chosen from the built-in Texture Library or one created by the user) so that the image looks like drawn on a canvas, brick wall, corrugated paper, etc.
AKVIS ArtSuite Plugin is compatible with Adobe Photoshop and Photoshop Elements, Corel Painter, Corel Photo-Paint, and Paint Shop Pro, ACD FotoCanvas, and Ulead PhotoImpact. AKVIS ArtSuite Plugin sells for $49 USD; AKVIS ArtSuite Standalone is $69.