"I have been a landscape oil painter for years after graduating from art college. I painted professionally selling in galleries and commissioned work. I also taught oil painting lessons. I was through my teaching that I came across Akvis. My students were having trouble turning their photos into paintings as there was too much detail to paint in the photos and they were getting bogged down and frustrated. So I went online to see if there was some sort of program to help get their photos closer to their finished painting. Thats when I came across Akvis. I was able to take their photos and turn them into painting and this was a great help in creating the finished work. As I gained experience with the program I was so happy with my results that I started making greeting cards and then framed prints. I now have a small business selling framed prints."
and others on akvis.com
Image Processing Software: Standalone Programs and PlugIns for Photoshop.
AKVIS specializes in the development of image processing software and scientific research.
The company was founded in 2004 by IT professionals having considerable experience in programming and software development.
Since then the company has released a number of successful programs.- http://akvis.com