Press Release: AKVIS LLC presents the cutting edge technology of automatic photo colorizing.

AKVIS Coloriage will add color to black and white photos with the same ease with which it will change the color of an object within a color photo. Whether the goal is to add the blush of young love to an old B&W wedding photo or to show your teenage son how much of a mistake green hair color might be by trying it out harmlessly on a photo first. AKVIS Coloriage offers an interface, which is as simple as a child’s coloring book ( "coloriage" means a coloring book in French )

Apply your creativity and you will find a wide variety of other usages for the software. You can create colorful backgrounds out of ordinary dull pictures; you can apply AKVIS Coloriage to get rid of the red eye effect, to make selective color correction, selective desaturation and colorizing, etc.

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 of the area and paints in the new color keeping the tone transitions. No layers manipulation!

The new version offers an improved Color Library with the subtle tones for eyes, paper, water, sky and other natural elements that ensure total flexibility in the choice of colors. This method offers flawless and exciting colorization of every kind of photo, from portraits and landscapes to fashion and architectural photography.

Operating as a plug-in Adobe Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, Macromedia Fireworks, Corel Painter and Photo-Paint, Paint Shop Pro and Ulead PhotoImpact, AKVIS Coloriage requires no complicated techniques or special knowledge to achieve beautiful results, whether the task is delicate colorization of heirloom photographs or trying new color schemes on a photo of your home. Visit to see this intuitive software make a simple black-and-white photo bloom with color.

AKVIS LLC offers a 10-day fully-functional trial of Coloriage 1.2 and 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 ( Retoucher, Chameleon, Stamp, Enhancer and Coloriage ) for USD $250.00, a savings of $121.00 over purchasing each separately. These details are available at  A Microsoft Windows 98/ME/2000/XP/NT platform is required.

Posted: Wed - June 29, 2005 at 05:18 PM