AKVIS Pastel

AKVIS Pastel 1.0

This utility helps you transform photos into pastel paintings.
4.4  (40 votes)
1.0.152 (See all)

AKVIS Pastel is an image editor designed to transform portraits and landscape photos into stunning pastel paintings. The application works with a wide variety of picture formats, supports batch processing, and offers you the quality results you need within moments.

You can either select one picture as input file or open the Batch Processing tool and choose the source folder. The app lets you choose from various output profiles and painting texture samples, add watermarks if necessary, and enables you to preview the results before exporting them to your local drives.

Another advantage is that you have access to various output configurations for setting the proper lightning, smoothing or stroke density levels. You can save the created output profile in case you wish to re-use it later.

I also like the fact that the application takes a small amount of time to offer you the paintings you need. Plus, the output quality is excellent.

Cutting a long story short, AKVIS Pastel is a simple and effective program for Mac. Nevertheless, you can find cheaper solutions for turning photos into pastel paintings. So, it's up to you to decide whether it's worth buying this app for your computer or not.

Ashley Griggs
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Review summary


  • Simple to use
  • Supports a wide variety of input formats
  • Supports batch processing
  • Immediately offers you the results you need
  • Provides you with various output configurations


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