Alien Skin Software has announced the immediate availability of Xenofex 2, a new version of its plug-in that offers 14 effects for Photoshop, Fireworks, Paint Shop Pro, and Photoshop Elements. Completely rewritten and now compatible with Mac OS X, Xenofex 2 gives designers four new filters, 10 upgraded classics and the user-friendly Eye Candy 4000 interface. The estimated street price for Xenofex 2 is US$129.