Perm, Russian Federation (PressExposure) January 06, 2008 -- AKVIS LLC announces the release of AKVIS Enhancer v.8.0 for Windows and Macintosh. The program allows correcting underexposed and overexposed photos out of one shot and combining several shots to create an HDR image. The new version presents an improved HDRI algorithm and three built-in presets for HDR-mode to speed up the work and make it easy even for beginners. By popular demand, the button "Run" has disappeared, now the program starts image processing automatically. German language has been added to the interface of the stand-alone edition (HDR program). Upgrade for registered users is free.
AKVIS Enhancer is image enhancement software that detects detail in underexposed, overexposed and mid tone areas of a photo. The standalone edition of AKVIS Enhancer supports HDRI technology.
AKVIS Enhancer works in two modes: Enhancer and HDRI.
- In Enhancer mode the program brings out details on one single shot by intensifying color transition. The tool is useful in cases when a photo has an uneven exposure. For example, when a picture has been taken with the background overexposed and consequently the foreground is hardly discernible, which is especially annoying when you take a picture of a person; or when a photo lacks dramatic effect due to vagueness of the scene.
- In HDR mode one needs to combine a series of images to get one HDR picture. This technology allows expanding the dynamic range of an image and shows details in both shadows and highlights. The result is impressive. Demonstrations: http://akvis.com/en/enhancer/examples-photo-enhancement.php
Version 8.0 offers an advanced algorithm of HDR image creation. Image processing speed and image alignment have been enhanced, color range for tone-mapping and post processing has been extended.
The new version offers three ready-to-use built-in presets for HDR-mode which help you to achieve different effects: AKVIS Natural (the resulting image looks natural and close to reality), AKVIS Expressive (the resulting image is bright, contrasting and impressive) and AKVIS Default (it is the golden mean between a natural image and an artistic effect that one usually wants to obtain when creating an HDR-image).
Also, by popular demand, the button "Run" has disappeared, now the program starts image processing automatically, right after adjusting the settings, as it did in the older versions.
The plug-in version of Enhancer has only Enhancer mode. It supports Photoshop batch processing that allows applying the same settings to a series of images. The plug-in version is compatible with Adobe Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, Corel (Jasc) Paint Shop Pro, Corel Photo-Paint, Corel Painter, Ulead Photo-Impact, etc.
For a free trial, AKVIS offers 10 days of fully functional use. Details are available at http://akvis.com/en/enhancer/download-photo-enhancement.php