Metacreations┬ĺ unpopular practice of selling its powerful KPTX effects package online only in the United States, Canada and Germany is set to change, Macworld can reveal exclusively.

Metacreations now plans to deliver the suite to consumers online "within the next quarter". Subject to arranging secure servers and online transactions in each host country, Metacreations will set up a network so customers worldwide can access its products.

"We wanted to do it properly, so we set out on a phase of research. These products should be available online within a few weeks, but definitely in this quarter," a Metacreations spokeswoman said.