If you take a photo of a black cat in a dark room the result can be far from ideal. Or if you make a photo of a beautiful view but the automatic settings focus on the sky and the shot comes out with uneven exposure - the sky is beautiful but the scenery is underexposed and one can hardly understand what is going on.
With the standard tools of exposure correction you run the risk of spoiling the parts of the image that were good.
But AKVIS Enhancer offers an individual approach to every part of the photo! It is image enhancement software that improves detail on an image, no matter what was the cause of the unsharpness.
AKVIS Enhancer works in three modes: Improve Detail, Prepress, and Tone Correction. The main goal for these modes is the same - correction, but the methods and the results are quite different. Different photos require different approaches at correction, in many cases the modes complement one another.
In Improve Detail mode the program brings out details on an image by intensifying color transition. It strengthens the difference between adjacent pixels having different color gradations and therefore allows revealing not only details in the shadow but even details in the overexposed and mid tone areas.
This mode 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 Prepress mode the program helps to adjust photos before printing or publishing online. Use this mode to increase the sharpness of borders and the contrast of the image. Even a high quality photograph needs prepress processing that will give it a professional look.
In Tone Correction mode the program makes Ñorrections of an image in the light and dark areas. As a result the overall impression of the image improves considerably. Changes can be made to the entire image or only to a part of it depending on the selected colors.
The software is useful not only for correction of family and art photos, but can be efficient as well in technical use. Publishers of technical literature can apply Enhancer to show equipment illustrations in detail; doctors can use Enhancer to increase the level of detail on roentgenograms, etc.
The program is easy to use and learn. You can save frequently used settings as presets and use them in the future. It optimizes your work and saves you time.
The program is available in two editions - as an independent program standalone program and as a plug-in to a photo editor.
The standalone version lets you use the Post Processing settings for further image correction, change brightness, contrast, gamma and saturation.
The plugin is compatible with Adobe Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, Corel Paint Shop Photo Pro, etc.
Refer to Check the compatibility page for more details.
AKVIS Enhancer supports Batch Processing that lets you automatically process a series of images with the same settings.
Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista; Mac OS X 10.3.9-10.5
Minimal system requirements for Windows:
Pentium III, 512 Mb RAM, 100 Mb HDD;
screen resolution 1024x768;
video card Direct X8 compatible, 32Mb, color depth 32 bits
Recommended system requirements for Windows:
Core Duo, 2 Gb RAM, 2 Gb HDD;
screen resolution 1280Ñ
video card Direct X8 compatible, 32Mb, color depth 64 bits
Minimal system requirements for Mac:
OS X 10.3.9, Intel/G4, 512 Mb RAM, 100 Mb HDD;
screen resolution 1024x768
Recommended system requirements for Mac:
OS X 10.5, Intel/G5, 2Gb RAM, 2 Gb HDD;
screen resolution 1280Ñ
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