September 13, 2007 in Multimedia (F)
[prMac.com] Perm, Russia - September, 2007 - AKVIS LLC presents the cutting edge technology for automatic B&W photo colorization. Version 5.0 of AKVIS Coloriage is now available as a standalone application and as plugin to a photo editor.
To add color to black and white photos or recolor areas on a photo with AKVIS Coloriage is as easy as handling a coloring book. In fact, "coloriage" means a coloring book in French.
The colorizing technique is easy: you take the Pencil tool, select a color and draw a rough outline within the area to be colorized; the program recognizes the borders and paints in the new color keeping the tone transitions. No layers manipulation, no manual painting!
The list of the tool's uses is practically endless. Home users can apply it to colorize old B&W photos from the family archives, for example, to make a present to the grandma by adding color to her early days' photos. Professional designers can use AKVIS Coloriage to try different color schemes for interior and exterior design. Anime and manga enthusiasts can apply it to add color to hand sketch drawings and comics.
The software does not only colorize B&W photos, the available Keep-Color tool makes it possible to replace colors only in defined areas of the picture. Thus, you can recolor clothes on your color photo or change the color of the hair, eyes, etc on a portrait. Selective desaturation and selective colorization of a color photo is made easy. Examples are available at:
Earlier only the users of photo editing software could take advantage of the program, as it was available only as a Plugin. Starting with version 5.0, Coloriage also works as a stand-alone application.
AKVIS Coloriage runs on Microsoft Windows 2000/2003/XP/Vista and on Macintosh Mac OS X 10.4, PowerPC G3 and above. The program is Universal Binary, it works equally well on both PPC and Intel-Mac.
The plug-in version of Coloriage is compatible with Adobe Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, Corel Photo-Paint, Paint Shop pro, Bodypaint, etc
AKVIS LLC offers a 10-day fully-functional trial of AKVIS Coloriage. Registration costs USD $97.00 for a home license and USD $246.00 for a business license. Home users can enjoy the full line of AKVIS digital imaging processing software in the AKVIS Alchemy bundle (Coloriage, Retoucher, Chameleon, Stamp, Enhancer, Sketch, Decorator, LightShop, Frame Suite and Noise Buster) for USD $325 USD, a savings of $387 over purchasing each separately.
AKVIS LLC specializes in development of image processing software and scientific research. The company was founded in 2004 by IT professionals having considerable experience in programming and software development. Since then the company has released a number of successful programs.
The AKVIS Team is enthusiastic about graphics and image processing issues. The company sponsors web-design and digital photography contests. The company offers free licenses to non-profit organizations (heritage foundations and historical societies) involved in conservation and restoration of photographic archives having cultural value. AKVIS LLC is an approved developer of Adobe Solutions Network (ASN) and a member of ISDEF (#257).