Name: AKVIS Chameleon – Efficient photo collage creation tool.
Mac Platform: Intel
OS Version: OS X 10.7 or later
Web Site: http://akvis.com/en/chameleon/index.php
AKVIS Chameleon is an efficient tool for photo collage creation.
This ingenious software makes the process easy and entertaining. Earlier one had to thoroughly select an object before pasting it into a new background; with this software this tedious part of work drops out. You can concentrate on the creative part and forget about complicated selection techniques.
You can use AKVIS Chameleon in many ways. You can create customized postcards for your loved ones; make a wedding album using all kinds of photos and backgrounds; correct closed eyes (by implanting open eyes from another photo of the series), change the appearance of a person, etc.
Chameleon can be used for custom web design, greeting cards, promotional materials, logos, and wallpapers. You can combine images with entirely different color ranges, to create the effect of drawing on a texture surface (crumpled paper, wood, etc), and all that with only a mouse-click.
Turn ordinary pictures into something eye-catching with AKVIS Chameleon!
The software works in four modes:
– Montage Mode.
In this mode the program combines images to create a seamless photo montage. It transfers selected objects to a new background and makes the irrelevant parts of the pasted fragment fade away. The object does not change its color range or opacity, only its edges adapt to the new environment and get smoothed. This mode is good to use for creating photo collages with people (pasting a person into a new background).
– Chameleon Mode.
In this mode the program adjusts the pasted fragment to the target image color range and smoothes the object’s borders. It looks similar to the way a chameleon adapts to the environment.
– Blend Mode.
In this mode the program does not only smoothen the borders of the pasted object and adjusts its color range, but it also makes the object semi-transparent, so that the texture and the relief of the primary image can be seen through. Use this mode if you want to “dissolve” the pasted image in the background.
– Emersion Mode.
In this mode, like in Montage mode, the program combines images to create a seamless photo montage. The difference between the two is that in Emersion Mode the pasted fragment does not overlay the background, but embeds into the background so that only certain parts of the fragment are visible. This mode allows making montages with difficult objects (trees, etc).
What’s New in Version 9.0:
Enhanced Montage Mode
The Montage algorithm has been improved. The edges of the fragment are now processed more correctly.
New Selection Tools
The new version offers additional Selection Tools: Rectangular Selection, Elliptical Selection, Lasso Tool, and Selection Brush.
Using these tools you can quickly create geometric or free-form selections. They are especially useful in order to obtain a precise selection shape.
The new version includes Post-Processing Tools (Deluxe/Business*): Smudge, Blur, and History Brush.
The tools allow you to mix colors in the image, smooth or blur the edges of the inserted fragment, and restore the image to its original state.
Support for 4K & 5K
The new version provides support for ultra high video resolutions going far beyond traditional 1080p systems. The texts and new vector based icons now scale correctly on 4K & 5K displays.
The program offers two interface themes: Dark and Light (switch in the Preferences).
Also in the new version:
– new print options: it’s now possible to print high resolution images on multiple pages;
– added the possibility to choose a drive to install the program;
– native 64-bit support on Mac;
– support for more RAW files;
– fixed some GPU bugs and other errors.