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Vectoshaper  Create Graphics on the Mac

Apso MB announces the release and immediate availability of Vectoshaper 1.2, an update to their popular vector drawing application for macOS. Vectoshaper allows Mac users to create precise objects in any shape, faster and easier than ever before. The app provides an all new vector-based approach to creating logos, icons, comics, and any other type of graphic project.

 

 

Vectoshaper brings outstanding resizing possibilities to any graphics project. Designers can draw and save the same object, whether it will grace a smartwatch screen, a business card, or a giant billboard. All objects can be scaled up and down with no loss of resolution or detail. The results always look polished and perfect.

 

“Vector drawing programs have always been so difficult to use, requiring tedious placement of points and connection points,” says Apso MB General Manager, Vytautas Jankevicius. “Vectoshaper makes vector drawing simple, fast, bringing back the joy of creating on the Mac.”

 

Features include:

  • Create shapes and text with a single click
  • All tools are visible to the user
  • Resize, rotate, position, and adjust the perspective of shapes
  • Adjust the fill and opacity of shapes
  • Adjust stroke width, color, opacity, and type of stroke
  • Adjust the font, size, style and opacity of text
  • Convert text into a shape with a single click
  • Adjust inner and outer shadow of objects
  • Adjust the reflection and opacity of objects
  • Create any size canvas
  • Save in vector format, export as PDF, JPEG, or PNG
  • Share as a note, an iMessage, via AirDrop and more…

 

The app allows lightning-fast vector drawing with ease, allowing the user to concentrate on the design of the object they’re working on, not on how to use that they’re working with. Users can draw straight lines, curves and other shapes, connecting the to the shapes of any of their forms. Every shape that’s created is on a different layer, allowing users to rotate, make perspectives and mix them all up until they’ve created their desired result.

 

What’s New in version 1.2:

  • Drawing experience, alignment, mouse cursor and other improvements.
  • Adding dots with guides functionality implemented.
  • Stability and other minor bug fixes.

 

“The app was created to brings simplicity for everyone to vector drawing. The primary function of the app is vector drawing, so the main tools are straight in front of you,” continues Vytautas. “Save time and concentrate on your work instantly. It is a really great instrument for creating logos and icons or making websites, presentations, social media and other projects.”

 

Vectoshaper allows users to scale up and scale down any object they’ve drawn, and it will always look polished and perfect. The app makes graphic design a snap, no matter what the scale.

Vectoshaper 1.2 is only $9.99 USD (or an equivalent amount in other currencies), which is 33% off the regular price of $14.99 until December 01. The app is available worldwide exclusively through the Mac App Store in the Graphics and Design category.

Jumsoft Productive Black Friday Sale Starts

 

Jumsoft announces their Black Friday deals spanning their whole app range on the Mac and iOS App Stores. The deals of up to 60% off are available for all content bundles in their popular productivity apps Toolbox for Pages, Toolbox for Keynote, Toolbox for iWork, and Toolbox for Microsoft Office. Jumsoft’s popular personal finance tracker Money also got 60% off the Standard service!

 

 

“We love Black Friday because it’s an amazing opportunity for us to show our products to new users and offer them great deals on all products! It’s a great time to explore the never-ending range of productivity templates in our Toolbox apps, or start managing your finances the smart way with the popular Money app.” said Algirdas Unguvaitis, CEO of Jumsoft. “Our passionate, talented design team work tirelessly on developing new templates. We’re sure that there is no other source so comprehensive and complete that could match the quality and amount of all the print, documents, infographics, and slideshows templates we have to offer. It’s truly an amazing opportunity to take your work to a completely next level with Toolbox apps, or start a good habit of keeping track your budget with Money!”

 

Jumsoft’s deals are available worldwide on macOS and iOS App Stores starting today. The Mac versions of Toolbox apps offer discounts for all content bundles of up to 60%. iOS versions of Toolbox productivity apps offer discounts of up to 50% for all content bundles. They contain Templates for Pages, Themes, Layouts for Keynote, Infographics, Graphics Elements, and much more. All purchases entitle users to free content updates in their owned product categories.

 

Money Standard for Mac is 60% off, while Money for iOS is 67% off. All Jumsoft apps are available to download and try out for free from the App Store, and items can be bought as in-app purchases.

Pixelmator Pro 1.5 Avalon Offers macOS Catalina Support, Numerous Other New Features

The Pixelmator Team today released Pixelmator Pro 1.5 Avalon, a major update to the award-winning Mac image editor designed to make powerful professional tools accessible to everyday users. The update adds support for the new macOS Catalina, the incredible upcoming Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR, adds machine-learning powered noise removal powered by Core ML, and brings significant performance improvements.

 

 

What’s New

Version 1.5

Pixelmator Pro 1.5 Avalon adds full support for macOS Catalina, the new Mac Pro, and Pro Display XDR, brings intelligent, machine-learning powered noise removal, includes big performance improvements, and a whole lot more.

New Features

• Pixelmator Pro is now fully compatible with macOS Catalina, including support for Sidecar and SF Symbols.

• Take full advantage of the power of the new Mac Pro thanks to multi-GPU support and an optimized Metal architecture in Pixelmator Pro.

• Unlock new RAW editing workflows with the new Pro Display XDR and EDR Mode in Pixelmator Pro to use the full 1600-nit peak brightness of the incredible new display.

• Use the new ML Denoise to intelligently remove noise and even image compression artifacts from photos.

• Enjoy significant performance improvements to zooming and scrolling (at least 10x), effects (up to 3x), and painting (up to 2x).

Improvements

• Zooming and scrolling are now at least 10 times faster thanks to asynchronous rendering. Plus, it’s always responsive, even if the image preview isn’t quite yet ready.

• Zooming is even faster in any Mac with multiple GPUs as any integrated, discrete, and external GPUs will be used to speed it up.

• Effects will now be applied and rendered up to 3 times faster.

• All painting tools (including brush-based retouching tools) are now up to 2 times faster.

• The Color Adjustments, Effects, and Zoom tools now have shortcut menus on the canvas to adjust image zoom and customize viewing.

• For any images without a color profile, the Info bar will now show No Color Profile instead of Device RGB.

• The standard sRGB IEC61966-2.1 color profile will now be shortened to sRGB in the Info bar.

• In the Color Profile pop-up menu, None has been moved to the bottom of the list and any custom color spaces will be shown at the top.

• The Select Color Range tool now makes better selections of dark regions.

• The Free mode in the Free Transform Mode has been renamed to Resize (because that’s what it actually does).

• An alert will now appear when documents cannot be saved due to insufficient permissions.

• An updated version of the Gilbert Color font adds Katakana characters.

Fixes

• Text in SVG files was being displayed incorrectly. Fixed.

• Using the Export command in the File menu would sometimes export smaller than expected images. Fixed.

• Attempting to save documents with very complex selections would sometimes cause Pixelmator Pro to quit unexpectedly. Fixed.

• Images with large custom color spaces would be opened incorrectly. Fixed.

• When copying and pasting between documents, certain layers would occasionally be positioned incorrectly. Fixed.

• Occasionally, when painting on layers, they would shift slightly. Fixed.

• When converting rotated vector shapes into pixels, they would sometimes shift slightly. Fixed.

• In some regions, the Color LCD color profile would not be displayed correctly in the Color Profile and Export windows. Fixed.

• When using the Free Selection tool, the cursor would not update when moving it from the Tool Options pane onto the canvas. Fixed.

• On rare occasions, Pixelmator Pro would stop responding or quit unexpectedly when resizing text. Fixed.

 

Pixelmator Pro 1.5 Avalon brings a number of additional new features, such as full support for SF Symbols. Users can now open SF Symbols templates and customize them to create their own symbols, even dragging and dropping symbols right into existing documents. What’s more, the update brings some significant performance improvements. With a new end-to-end Metal-powered rendering pipeline and a redesigned zoom engine, zooming and scrolling is at least 10x faster, painting is up to 2.4x faster, and effects are applied and rendered up to 2.7x faster.

Pixelmator Pro 1.3 Prism Update Brings Layer Color Tags, Filtering and Search, Much More

The Pixelmator Team today released Pixelmator Pro 1.3 Prism, a major update to the award-winning Mac image editor designed to make powerful professional tools accessible to everyday users. The update introduces a range of great new features – such as layer color tags, filtering and search, clipping masks, and quick opacity and blending controls – that make creating advanced illustrations and designs easier than ever before.

 

Pixelmator Pro 1.3 Prism Update Brings Layer Color Tags, Filtering and Search, Much More

 

Thanks to a number of brand new layer organization features, Pixelmator Pro is now even better suited to creating complex designs and intricate, multi-layered illustrations and artworks. Color tags give users more flexibility to organize designs by tagging important or related layers. Layer filtering makes it possible to temporarily filter out layers from the layer list according to layer type or color tag. And the new search feature gives users an instant way to find any object, even in the most layer-rich compositions.

 

This update also brings clipping masks, allowing users to clip the contents of one layer to the outline of another. This is an essential tool for many digital artists and designers, and makes it possible to create perfect masks using existing objects in a design. What’s more, in Pixelmator Pro, clipping masks can be created from any layer at all – whether it’s an image, some text, a layer group, or even a nested shape, allowing unrivaled levels of flexibility.

 

Pixelmator Pro 1.3 Prism, the third major Pixelmator Pro update since the app was released just over a year ago, includes a range of additional improvements, such as a more nondestructive editing workflow and improved support for exporting Photoshop documents, as well as other fixes to keep the app running smoothly.

Pixelmator Pro 1.3 Prism
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Professional Color Grading Tool is a New Feature in Pixelmator Pro 1.2.4 Update

The Pixelmator Team today updated Pixelmator Pro to version 1.2.4, which adds a redesigned Color Balance adjustment inspired by professional color grading tools, the ability to resize images using different scaling algorithms, two new Automator actions, and more. Pixelmator Pro was also awarded the Mac App of the Year award on Apple’s Best of 2018 list.

 

 Professional Color Grading Tool is a New Feature in Pixelmator Pro 1.2.4 Update

 

The redesigned Color Balance adjustment brings a much more fluid and intuitive way to adjust the color balance of photos, inspired by professional video grading and editing tools. Video professionals need the fastest and easiest way to get exact color looks and the wheel interface is a favorite among them. It lets you easily add a color tint to the shadows, midtones, and highlights of an image, also adjusting the brightness and saturation of colors in each range. And Color Balance can now be improved automatically using a Core ML-powered algorithm trained on 20 million professional photos. Which makes creating beautiful photographs using Pixelmator Pro easier than ever.

 

With this latest update, users can now resize images using scaling algorithms designed for specific uses in image editing. The Lanczos algorithm better preserves small details when downsizing, Nearest Neighbor lets users resize pixel art while keeping the signature blocky look, while Bilinear is useful for resizing photographic images as it’s fast and naturally softens edges. Pixelmator Pro 1.2.4 also includes a range of additional new features, like two new Pixelmator Pro actions for the Automator app, an improved Grain adjustment that adds film-style grain in a more natural and realistic way, as well as other improvements and fixes.

 

On Tuesday, Pixelmator Pro was also honored with the Mac App of the Year award for making “a huge range of pro-level image-editing tools accessible to all.” The award came almost exactly a year after Pixelmator Pro was initially released on the Mac App Store and crowns a busy year for the Pixelmator Team, which included many significant updates to Pixelmator Pro, the unveiling of a new photo editing app for iPad, and updates to the original Pixelmator apps on macOS and iOS.

Pixelmator Pro 1.2.4
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Vimeo Video (Color Balance)

Pixelmator Pro Adds AI-Powered Photo Enhancement Tools

The Pixelmator Team today released Pixelmator Pro 1.2 Quicksilver, a major update to the fast and powerful image editor for Mac. The update adds support for macOS Mojave, including an all-new light appearance, Core ML-powered automatic photo enhancement, batch image processing via the Automator app, and much more.

 

 

The new ML Enhance feature in Pixelmator Pro automatically enhances photos – balancing the colors, evening out exposure, and making changes to individual color ranges – to give you the best starting point for making your own creative edits to a photo. Powered by Core ML and developed using a carefully refined set of millions of professional photos, the machine learning algorithm analyzes photos to detect the objects they contain, then enhances their colors and brings out missing details, leaving the final creative touches to the user.

 

The update also brings the option to use a gorgeous light appearance, giving users an entirely new way to experience Pixelmator Pro. In addition, Pixelmator Pro 1.2 Quicksilver includes a refreshed, much more native dark appearance, so the app now adapts seamlessly to the light and dark modes in macOS Mojave. And with automatic switching, Pixelmator Pro instantly updates to match the current appearance of macOS.

 

Automator support and five powerful, versatile actions now makes it possible to batch process images using the professional editing tools available in Pixelmator Pro. The Auto Enhance Images action uses the new ML Enhance feature to automatically improve photos, Auto White Balance Images automatically corrects white balance, Apply Color Adjustments to Images and Apply Effects to Images makes every single color adjustment and effect in Pixelmator Pro available in Automator, and Change Type of Images makes it a breeze to convert batches of images from one file format to another. So now, working with large sets of images and making repetitive edits becomes effortless.

 

Pixelmator Pro 1.2 Quicksilver includes many other improvements, including support for colorful SVG Fonts, the new Continuity Camera, an Eraser Mode for the Pixel Paint tool, as well as a range of additional performance improvements and fixes.

 

Pixelmator Pro 1.2 Quicksilver
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ML Enhance (Vimeo Video)

Get Graphic Inspector in Bundlefox Mac Bundle With 3 Other Apps for $12

Zevrix Solutions today announces that Graphic Inspector, the company’s quality control solution for images and vector graphic files, is available on Bundlefox software bundle. With the Bundlefox Pick Your Own Mac Bundle discount concept, users can select 4 out of 10 Indie Mac apps for only $12.

Graphic Inspector is the only tool on the market that both raster images and vector files for potential problems according to specific workflow requirements. The software provides graphic professionals with the most exhaustive info on multiple images and Adobe Illustrator documents, saving the time and hassle of checking each of them manually.

 

“Graphic Inspector is a surprisingly powerful Mac graphic utility that gives you magic powers,” writes Natalia Nowak on Mac360.com. “It can dig through a whole folder of bitmap images and vector files to pull out the information you need on each file. The app is very powerful, yet instantly understood.”

 

Graphic Inspector is designed to help users of any trade, whether it’s print, prepress, web design, electronic publishing or digital photography. With its ability to quickly locate files with specific attributes users can, for example, flag files whose color mode is CMYK, format – TIFF, resolution is below 300 dpi, ICC profile isn’t “US Web Coated” and so on.

 

The app offers the following key features:

* Check multiple images and vector graphics files
* Customizable checkup presets
* Common checks such as resolution, color mode, ICC profile and file size
* Professional prepress checks: spot colors, fonts in vector files, image compression and more
* Complete EXIF, IPTC and GPS metadata

 

Graphic Inspector can be purchased on Bundlefox as part of a $12 bundle of 4 apps out of 10. Trial version is also available for download. Graphic Inspector requires Mac OS X 10.7-10.12.

Image Transformation Tool Ombre 1.0.1 Now Available in the Mac App Store

einstein’s legacy v2.0, LLC today is pleased to announce the release and immediate availability of Ombre 1.0.1, the company’s new image transformation tool developed exclusively for Mac OS X. Ombre is an creative tool for web designers, graphic artists and photographers alike. It lets you add radial or linear color gradient overlays to your images without altering the originals.

Ombre 1.0.1 includes the following key features:

* Ease of Use – The single-window interface keeps all essential application controls in view and immediately available
* Gradient Types – Create nondestructive overlays that use either radial (concentric) or linear (point to point) gradients
* Interoperability – Drag’n drop (or copy) high-resolution images directly from Ombre to your application or the Finder
* Printing – Print high-resolution source material as a single image, on a contact sheet or as image slices
* Exporting – Create new images using a background process while you continue to work on other projects
* Sharing – Share images with local applications or using Facebook and other popular internet services
* Slide Shows – Create an interactive slide show presentation using your processed output images
* Settings Sharing – Use the lift and stamp features to quickly replicate settings from one item to another

 

Ombre 1.0.1 is available for $5.99 and is available worldwide from the Mac App Store in the Photography category.