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PRESS RELEASE: AKVIS Frame Suite Adds Texture Effect of Drawing on an Uneven Surface
AKVIS LLC announces the update of AKVIS Frame Suite v2.5 for Windows and Macintosh. The program applies frames and edge effects to pictures. A photo frame gives an image the final touch, makes it look complete and of artistic value. Version 2.5 offers one more effect Texture that allows imitating an image drawn on different surfaces, for example, canvas, brick wall, corrugated paper, etc. Besides, the Texture Library has been enriched with new patterns.
Whether you plan to upload holiday photos on a Web site to share with your friends or you wish to decorate a birthday card, you can rely on AKVIS Frame Suite -- it will add elegance and style to any photo. AKVIS Frame Suite is an impressing collection of edge effects. Thanks to its 12 effects and a rich Frame (Texture) Library, the software can generate an endless number of photo frame versions (from classic to most fancy ones). Besides, it is possible to generate a unique frame out of your own samples. Just save a square or rectangular pattern as a graphic file and use it to generate an original photo frame. The result can be astounding! Screenshots of the program's features are available at http://akvis.com/en/frame-suite/screenshots-photo-framing.php.
Photo frames that come with Frame Suite can be easily tailored to your particular photo. Select a color for the frame; choose its form, its style, brightness and the intensity of the applied edge effect. You can create a frame with ragged edges, scratched surface, a page curl, etc. It can be a wooden frame with figured carving or a frame with an ornament. If you enjoy working with layers, you will appreciate the possibility to apply a transparent frame, so that the lower layer(s) could serve as background. Version 2.5 offers one more effect Texture. The new effect allows applying a texture (chosen from the built-in Texture Library or one created by the user) to an image so that the image looks like drawn on a canvas, brick wall, corrugated paper, etc. Example: http://akvis.com/en/frame-suite-tutorial/frames/texture.php. Besides, the built-in Texture Library has been enriched with new patterns for the Classic frame and for the new Texture effect, etc. Some bugs in the Macintosh version have been found and fixed.
The program is available in two versions as an independent program (standalone) and as a plug-in to a photo editor. AKVIS Frame Suite Plugin is compatible with Adobe Photoshop and Photoshop Elements, Corel Painter, Corel Photo-Paint and Paint Shop Pro, ACD FotoCanvas and Ulead PhotoImpact. AKVIS Frame Suite runs on Microsoft Windows 2000/2003/XP/Vista and on Macintosh Mac OS X 10.4, PowerPC G3/Intel.
For a free trial, AKVIS offers 10 days of fully functional use. Details are available at http://akvis.com/en/frame-suite/index.php.
AKVIS Frame Suite sells for $49 USD, downloadable from http://www.akvis.com. Home users can enjoy the full line of AKVIS plugins in the AKVIS Alchemy bundle (Enhancer, Chameleon, Stamp, Retoucher, Coloriage, Noise Buster, Decorator, Sketch, LightShop and Frame Suite) for USD $325 USD, a savings of $387 over purchasing each separately. For business licenses consult the official Web site. One license key allows activating the software on two computers, for example, on a desktop and a laptop.
(First posted on Thursday, September 20, 2007 at 11:21 EDT)