Type of Program: Graphics
Supported platforms: Win 98/ME/NT 4x/XP/2K
Company Name: AKVIS LLC
Installed Size: 3962
I always look forward to reviewing Akvis products, they are such
a joy to use and Akvis Coloriage continues the excellence that you come to
expect from this software house.
Coloriage is a colorizing program with which you can bring black and white
photos to life with colors and revitalize color photos. That is not all if you
think about it, you could also tryout different color schemes for the
interior/exterior of your house, see if a new hair color would suit you, mix and
match different color clothes, try a different color for your car, the
possibilities go on and on.
As usual with Akvis software it is very easy to use and comes with tutorials on
how to achieve the various results and it is as simple as selecting an area and
picking a color and then running the colorization process. There are before and
after screens for you to compare and if you don't like what you see just go back
and change the color until you do like it. As well as the standard color picker
Coloriage comes with a library of ready selected skin, sky, verdure, and tree
color patterns which you will probably know from bitter experience are extremely
hard to reproduce. Coloriage makes this really easy. Do remember though that
Coloriage is a plugin and you will need one of the major image processing
programs such as Adobe Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, Corel Photo-Paint, Jasc
Paint Shop pro (v.6,7 and upwards), etc. to use it. The program comes in
English, German, French, Spanish, Russian, Portuguese and Japanese though at
present there is no help file in Japanese.
OK I know $97.00 is a lot but believe me this is worth the money, it produces
top quality professional results and could very easily earn you a tidy sum in
photo restoration. Take the 10 day trial and try to resist buying it.
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Reviewed by Simon Baillie