AKVIS has announced their latest version of Coloriage, version 8. The software allows you to quickly colour in black and white photos, drawings, and other images, as well as change colour in colour images. The new version adds support for GPU accelleration (Graphics cards) for quicker results and is available for Windows and Mac computers. You can download a 10 day trial from the AKVIS website
From AKVIS: AKVIS Coloriage v.8.0: One-click Image Colorization. Play With Colors!
September 2011 - AKVIS is happy to announce an update of AKVIS Coloriage to Version 8.
AKVIS Coloriage is a cutting edge tool for coloring black-and-white photos, but it can do so much more. It is the ideal solution for color correction and enhancement. With automated operation and class-leading usability, even inexperienced users can achieve genuinely realistic results.
Version 8.0 adds support for GPU (graphical processing unit) acceleration has been added, which significantly speeds up image processing. Also, working with the plugin version is even easier, thanks to the new ability to transfer selections made in a graphics editor to the plugin. AKVIS Coloriage is available for Windows and Mac as a Photoshop plug-in and a stand-alone edition.
Have you ever looked at a photo of a loved one and thought that its colors just don't match how you remembered them? Would you like to have control over how the colors of a scene are depicted, to not only bring them closer to reality, but create something more imaginative? AKVIS Coloriage is the ideal solution for not only adding color to black and white photos, but for correcting and enhancing color images.
Using AKVIS Coloriage to colorize a photo is as easy as handling a coloring book. In fact, "coloriage" means a coloring book in French.
Simply grab the pencil, select a color from the palette, draw a rough outline within the area to be colorized and Coloriage will do the rest. The program recognizes the borders and paints in the new color automatically, keeping the original tone transitions and enhancing them with colors. Using Coloriage requires no manipulation with layers and no manual painting whatsoever. It adds color based on the given lighting, the play of shadows, or folds of clothing to produce a shiny new picture with genuine colors and natural tones.
With AKVIS Coloriage, a perfect gift for a loved one is just a few clicks away. Your parents and grandparents will be thrilled to see their favorite black and white photos brought to live in vivid color. For example, one user, Robert, used Coloriage to make the perfect Mother’s Day Gift.
AKVIS Coloriage not only adds color to black and white photos and sketch drawings, it can also correct the colors in an image, create a sepia effect, and even remove "red eye". It also offers selective desaturation and selective colorization. The software lets you experiment with the color of your clothes or a car. You can play around with the interior design of your living room or try out new colors for your eyes and hair. Let Coloriage recolor your world.
Version 8.0 makes a superb program even better with these improvements:
Due to added support for GPU (graphical processing unit) acceleration, images can be processed significantly more quickly. This new option (in the program's Preferences) is only active if a computer has an appropriate video card. The image processing speed depends directly on a video card.
Working with the plugin version of AKVIS Coloriage is now even easier. A selection made in the graphics editor will be transferred to the plugin and displayed as the outline made with the Keep Color Pencil.
Also new to Version 8.0 is improved support for Mac OS X Lion, the addition of the list of Recent Files which is visible by right mouse clicking on the Open Image button, and the new OS File dialog for loading and saving files.
AKVIS Coloriage is available for both Mac and Windows platforms, and comes packaged as a Photoshop plug-in or as a stand-alone application. A fully featured 10-day trial of AKVIS Coloriage is available for free from the company Web site. The product costs from $75 to $246 depending on the license type. Registered users can upgrade to Version 8.0 for free.
AKVIS Coloriage is also available in the AKVIS Alchemy Bundle which includes the full line of AKVIS programs at a discounted price: 60% Off.
Also, AKVIS Coloriage comes bundled with AKVIS MultiBrush and AKVIS Retoucher in AKVIS Restoration Bundle which sells with a 40% discount.