AliveColors 5.9 - Creative Photo Editing Software

September 22, 2022 — AKVIS introduces an update of the AliveColors image editor. Version 5.9 offers the new Pen & Ink effect, three new blend modes, enhanced Polar Coordinates effect, support for WebP format, increased security and stability.


AliveColors is a fully equipped and versatile image editing program for professional and amateur photographers, artists, and designers.

The software has a wide range of essential and advanced tools, photo editing adjustments, neural filters, artistic effects, and other necessary features. It is equipped with a library of presets, textures, etc. The image editor includes 10 AKVIS plugins and some other developments of the AKVIS company. AliveColors is a raster-based graphics editor with some vector tools and features.

Version 5.9 presents the Pen & Ink effect for artistic users. It allows them to convert photographs into drawings using expressive contour lines and hatching technique. The effect imitates colored ink drawings, authentically reproducing the work of a pen.

The update also includes the reworked and modernized algorithm for the Polar Coordinates effect. A popular use for the filter is to transform panoramic cityscapes pictures into circular images, creating a tiny planet effect, a spherical panorama.

Three new blend modes have been added to the program, expanding users' creative possibilities. Now the program supports the modern WebP format that provides superior lossless and lossy compression for images on the web. Also, the new version provides better security and reliability of the software.

The image editor is available for download at The trial period includes 10 days of fully functional use.

AliveColors runs on Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10, 11 and macOS 10.12-12.0 (M1/Intel).

The program supports a multi-language interface, configurable by switching in the program preferences.

Besides the free version, the program comes in Home ($55) and Business ($160) lifetime licenses, both are fully functional. The update is free for recent buyers. Users with older versions, whose license is not valid for AliveColors 5.9, can update the program for $20.

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AKVIS ( specializes in the development of photo and video processing software. Since the company's launch in 2004, it has released a wide selection of successful products for Windows and Mac. The company always keeps up with the times and updates its products with cutting-edge technologies.




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