Akvis Softwar (http://www.akvis.com) has updated Akvis LightShop for Mac and Windows to version 3.0. The update has improved compatibility with Mac OS X 10.6 and Windows 7. Also, 64-bit support has been added. LightShop now works with Adobe Photoshop CS4/CS5 64-bit.

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: http://akvis.com/en/lightshop/presets-lighting-effect.php

AKVIS LightShop runs on Mac OS X 10.4 and higher and Microsoft Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Windows 7. The plug-in version of AKVIS LightShop is compatible with Adobe Photoshop and Photoshop Elements, Corel Painter, Corel Photo-Paint, Paint Shop Pro Photo and Ulead PhotoImpact.

AKVIS LightShop sells for US$97. Home users can enjoy the full line of AKVIS plug-ins in the AKVIS Alchemy bundle (LightShop, Retoucher, Chameleon, Multibrush, Enhancer, Coloriage, Noise Buster, Sketch, Decorator, ArtSuite, SmartMask, Magnifier, and ArtWork plug-ins) for $325. One license key allows activation of the software on two computers, for example, on a desktop and a laptop. A demo is available for download.