Akvis Chameleon 5.0
Version 5.0 of Chameleon has an interface with three modes that offer three photo collage types. The "Montage" mode allows copying an object, for example, a couple of people, a building, a tree, etc into a other background. The trick is that the selection does not need to be precise. You can take a rectangular part of the source image and then use two pencils - red and blue - to roughly indicate the parts that should appear on the resulting photo collage - for instance, a figure of a person, and the parts that should blend away - the rest of the background and irrelevant objects.
The other two modes were available in the earlier version of Chameleon and it is thanks to them that the program received its name. In "Chameleon" mode the plug-in pastes a copied object into a picture in such a way that the object adapts to the new color range and blends with the background, the way chameleons do. In this way you can add clouds to a clear sunset landscape and the clouds will adopt a red tint. Or you can paste a nose into a face and the nose will acquire the complexion of the "receiving" face.
Create customized postcards
The tool does not require precise selection of the copied object and can be helpful to home users who are not experienced in image editing. You can create customized postcards for your loved ones; make a wedding album using all kinds of photos and backgrounds; correct closed eyes (by implanting open eyes from another photo of the series), change the appearance of a person, etc.
Akvis Chameleon 5 - Compatibility
Akvis Chameleon is compatible with Adobe Photoshop and Photoshop Elements, Corel (Jasc) Paint Shop Pro, Ulead PhotoImpact, Corel Photo-Paint and other popular software. Akvis Chameleon V. 5.0 for Windows runs on Microsoft Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista and the Macintosh version runs on the Mac OS X platform.
Photo collage creation software - Price & Availability
Akvis Chameleon photo collage creation software sells for $75 USD. Home users can enjoy the full line of Akvis plugins in the Akvis Alchemy bundle for USD $325 USD, a savings of $393 over purchasing each separately. For business licenses consult the official web-site. One license key allows activating the software on two computers. The registered users can upgrade to version 5.0 by paying a charge of $15 US dollars for Home license ( $60 US dollars for Business license). For a free trial, Akvis offers 10 days of fully functional use. The users who tried the previous version of Chameleon and have their version expired, now have the opportunity to test the software again.