Akvis has released version 3.0 of its Akvis Sketch plug-in for Photoshop on Windows and Macintosh.

By popular request, the possibility to save user presets for subsequent use has been added. Besides, new to version 3.0: compatibility with Windows Vista, new installation method on Macintosh, bugs fixed. Upgrade for registered users is free.

Akvis Sketch is a plug-in for the conversion of photos into pencil sketches and watercolour drawings. Users can make any photo look like a blacl-&-white or colour drawing, imitate the technique of graphite or colour pencil, charcoal or watercolour painting.

New to version 3.0 of Akvis Sketch is the possibility to save/edit user presets. Favourite settings can be saved for subsequent use.

The new version fixes the bug that caused false display and processing of an image in the plug-in's window after layer transformation/movement. Compatibility with Windows Vista has also been added.

Akvis Sketch costs $72. Current owners can upgrade to version 3.0 for free.