Akvis Software has updated Akvis LightShop for Mac and Windows to
version 2.5. The upgrade introduces new ready-to-use light effects
for a quick start. The version improves compatibility with Vista SP1
and adds a new interface language (Portuguese).

Now there are three download files for the Mac: a standalone
application, a plug-in version for Photoshop CS3 and Photoshop
Elements 6, and a plug-in for earlier versions of these programs.

LightShop lets you create a light effects designed to draw attention
and animate any photo. The program offers a large number of
ready-to-use light effects (presets) that can be applied in their
initial version or can be modified. First you can train on available
light effects and than create your exclusive ones. It ‘s possible to
save your own presets to use them in the future or share with others.
See some examples here:

Ak is LightShop sells for US$117, downloadble from
http://www.akvis.com . Home users can enjoy the full line of AKVIS
plugins in the AKVIS Alchemy bundle (Decorator, Enhancer, Chameleon,
Stamp, Retoucher, Coloriage, Noise Buster, Sketch, LightShop,
ArtSuite and SmartMask) for $325. One license key allows activating
the software on two computers, for example, on a desktop and a
laptop. A 10-day demo is available for download.