AKVIS has released a new version (5.5) of its AKVIS NatureArt software for Mac OS X and Windows. The app allows you to reproduce natural phenomena on photographs, and can be used as a standalone application as well as a Photoshop plugin filter.
The software includes nine basic effects: rain, sun, water, lightning, clouds, frost, fire, ice, and rainbow. Version 5.5 adds a Share option that lets you post your images from the program to social services: such as Facebook, Twitter, flickr, Tumblr, and Google+. It also adds support for RAW images from various cameras and compatibility with Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks. What’s more, AKVIS NatureArt 5.5 adds compatibility of the plugin with Adobe Photoshop CC, Adobe Photoshop Elements 12, and Corel PaintShop Pro X6.
All registered users of NatureArt can upgrade to version 5.5 for free. A 10-day demo is also available for new users at http://www.akvis.com ; registration is US$72 for the Home version. AKVIS NatureArt 5.5 requires Mac OS X 10.4.