Akvis (http://www.akvis.com) has released version 7.5 of its photo collage program, Akvis Chameleon. The new version offers support for GPU acceleration that speeds up image processing. Some minor bugs have been fixed, as well.

The software is available as a standalone program as well as a plug-in for Photoshop on Mac OS X and Windows systems. The plug-in version is compatible with Photoshop and Photoshop Elements, Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo, PhotoImpact, Corel Photo-Paint and other software.

For a free trial, Akvis offers 10 days of fully functional use. Users of the latest versions (5-7) of Akvis Chameleon can upgrade to version 7.5 for free. For new users the cost is US$75 for the home version (plug-in or standalone), $90 for the home deluxe version (plug-in or standalone) and $230 for the business version (plug-in or standalone, for commercial use.)