Shapiro Consulting Group Inc. (SCGI) announced that it’s offering its new
application to students for 50 percent off the suggested retail price of US$378.
Asiva Photo is currently available only for Mac OS. Its developer bills the image editing application as able “to make color corrections that are almost impossible using other software.”
Asiva Photo’s strength is in its ability to apply color correction without using masks, according to SCGI CTO Kevin Gordon. “By not using masks, you never have to worry about unnatural edges and their inherent problems. Sometimes even creating a mask would take many hours, and the result still wouldn’t be acceptable looking. With Asiva, no masks are needed and the result is a photo that looks completely natural.”
Asiva Photo also enables users to soften and sharpen objects, increase saturation, brighten or dark areas and create special effects.
To take advantage of the 50 percent discount offer, users need to e-mail a copy of their valid student ID to
firstname.lastname@example.org. More details are available at the Web site above.