AKVIS has released version 7 of its ArtWork software, which applies different painting techniques to digital photos. The upgrade introduces the Gouache style that lets creating a gouache painting from a photo.

Also, the new version adds the preview images for the AKVIS presets. The update is free for all registered users. ArtWork is available in Mac and PC versions as a standalone program and a plug-in for Adobe Photoshop.

The software  runs on Mac OS X and higher and Windows XP/Vista/Win 7, both 32 and 64 bit. A fully featured free evaluation download of AKVIS ArtWork is available at http://www.akvis.com; registration for a home license is US$72.