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Chasys Draw IES Help:


History

"How can you know where you are going if you don't know where you've been?"
 

It's here, it's nice, you like it, I like it, but where did it come from?

Chasys Draw is a project that I started back in 2001, mostly as a hobby than anything else. Back then I was still a bit green as a programmer, and as my knowledge grew, so did the project, which has since grown and matured over time to what it is today. Outlined below are some key stages in its development. If you are interested in the specifics, please take a look at the changelog.

Nov 2001 Chasys Draw classic
  • Simple bitmap editor done in VB
May 2002 Chasys Draw DTFx
  • JpDRAW/GDI
2003 Chasys Draw Artist 1.0~1.2
  • Codebase moved to C/C++
  • JpDRAW2
  • CD5 v1 (a.k.a Trendies)
Apr 2004 Chasys Draw Artist 1.27
  • First public release
Dec 2005 Chasys Draw Artist 1.63
  • Alpha channels
  • Anti-aliasing
  • CD5 v2
  • Won IEEE award in ICT (Kenyan chapter)
2006 Chasys Draw Artist 1.80
  • Chazy Glass UI
2007 Chasys Draw Artist 2.01
  • Photo editing features
  • Multi-threading
  • Image Browser and Image Converter
Jan 2008 Chasys Draw Artist 2.42
  • Plug-in support and SDK
  • Artistic-Text with anti-aliasing
  • Precision and tiled printing
Sep 2008 Chasys Draw IES 2.50~2.52
  • Total overhaul of internal structure
  • Introduction of Layers
  • CD5 v3 (streamable tag-based container-style format)
  • Animation and multi-resolution editing modes
  • Unlimited undo
Feb 2009 Chasys Draw IES 2.63~2.66
  • Fully anti-aliased work-flow model
  • Photoshop PSD read plug-in added
  • Support for 8BF plug-ins
Dec 2009 Chasys Draw IES 3.11
  • Support for camera RAW photos
  • Custom and animated brushes
  • Multi-method palette
Feb 2010 Chasys Draw IES 3.22
  • Multiple Layer attachments
Jun 2010 Chasys Draw IES 3.33 ~ 3.36
  • Pen and Tablet support (all WinTAB devices incl. Wacom)
  • AQuE (Anti-Quantization Engine)
Nov 2010 Chasys Draw IES 3.56
  • Rebuilt as a UNICODE application
  • Multiple language support
Mar 2011 Chasys Draw IES 3.61
  • TextArt "G4"
Jul 2011 Chasys Draw IES 3.65 ~ 3.66
  • Brush Engine 2.4
  • FastExternals 2.41
  • Power Management for all apps
  • AQuE 2.0 (Anti-Quantization Engine)
Jan 2012 Chasys Draw IES 3.70
  • Brush Engine 3.0 with vectoring
Jun 2012 Chasys Draw IES 3.76 ~ 3.77
  • TextArt 1.5
  • Support for Paint.NET PDN files
  • Brush Engine 3.3
Sep 2012 Chasys Draw IES 4.00
  • Install to USB
  • Brush Engine 3.4 with brush repeat timer
  • FastExternals 3.01 with non-admin configuration
Feb 2013 Chasys Draw IES 4.03
  • Automation Engine with Scripting
  • FastExternals 3,10 with global alpha
  • TextArt 1.6
  • High-speed GraphAsm
  • CD5 v3,26 with global alpha support
Sep 2013 Chasys Draw IES 4.10 ~ 4.14
  • Layer Transparency as a property
  • Improved Image Stacking
Jan 2014 Chasys Draw IES 4.20
  • Improved Photoshop Plug-in support
  • PATHv3
  • Anti-aliasing options for tools
  • Synchronized recent items list
  • Metadata load from file and save to file
Sep 2014 Chasys Draw IES 4.25
  • FastExternals 3,20 with pi_MetaMarkup
  • Improved Photoshop Plug-in support
  • Text-to-Path and Path Tracing with custom brushes
  • Improved, memory-efficient Undo engine
May 2016 Chasys Draw IES 4.40
  • Object Animation image-mode with Timeline animation

 

Changelog

Chasys Draw IES 4.45.01 (01 May 2017):

  • Code-signed binaries and installer
  • PDF generation with accurate sizing
  • Parallel processing in MegaStack plug-in
  • Smoother GUI transparency transitions
  • FastExternals 3,35 with improved loading
  • Improved graphics engine (JpDRAW2 17.04)
  • Support for new cameras in rawPhoto
  • Updated plug-ins for PNG and WebP
  • Minor speed-ups and optimizations

Chasys Draw IES 4.44.01 (26 Mar 2017):

  • Faster startup and loading
  • Faster JPEG plug-in with more features
  • Improved workspace management in Artist
  • Support for logical/computed Adobe Brushes
  • Full Unicode range (000000-10FFFF) in Symbols
  • Organizer features in Viewer
  • Improved EMF/WMF MetaFile support
  • Improved EXIF rotation handling
  • Configurable screen-capture trigger keys
  • Fine pixel selection in all stacking windows
  • Updated "pi_BasicColor" plug-in interface
  • [bug fix] Converter modifies mark-up incorrectly
  • [bug fix] Soft-proofing in preview not working

Chasys Draw IES 4.42.05 (23 Dec 2016):

  • Automatic calculation when entering numbers
  • Calculator utility with Natural Input Method
  • Timer and time estimation in Converter
  • Multipage printing for image-lists
  • Improved special character entry in TextArt
  • Improved graphics engine (JpDRAW2 16.12)
  • Improved Animation Renderer plug-in
  • Updated plug-ins for PNG, TIFF and WebP
  • Minor UI improvements
  • [bug fix] Cursor trails with some tools
  • [bug fix] Group-ID and global alpha missing in devices
  • [bug fix] Text-to-Path output misaligned
  • [bug fix] Issues with files with Cyrillic layer names

Chasys Draw IES 4.41.02 (15 Aug 2016):

  • New Device Plug-in: Animation Renderer
  • Support for new cameras in rawPhoto
  • rawPhoto can save to any file format
  • Improved processing engine for Converter
  • Improved permissions management
  • Improved GIF transparency processing
  • Improved EXIF data support
  • Improved Spin Blur, Zoom Blur and Liquify
  • Improved multithreaded resize performance
  • Improved Send-to-Artist performance
  • Improved Object Animation implementation
  • Improved responsiveness in Converter
  • [bug fix] Incorrect undo activity labels
  • [bug fix] Issues with loading/saving settings
  • [bug fix] Issues with repetitive server popups
  • [bug fix] Sporadic workspace faults at start-up

Chasys Draw IES 4.40.01 (23 May 2016):

  • New Image-mode: Object Animation
  • Timeline animation via Object Animation
  • New Tutorial: Object Animation
  • New stack rotation estimation algorithm
  • MegaStack™ stack data saving and loading
  • Improved installer and uninstaller
  • Improved multiple display support
  • Minor UI improvements
  • [bug fix] Repetitive "New Message" popups
  • [bug fix] High-quality rendering in Viewer
  • [bug fix] Missing thumbnails in Explorer

Chasys Draw IES 4.38.04 (21 Mar 2016):

  • TextArt 1.8 with three new fill-styles
  • Improved TextArt rendering, layout and UI
  • Improved plug-in handling and management
  • New Effect - Color / Gradient
  • Support for Jasc Paintshop brush files
  • Updated JPEG, JPEG-2000, WebP and TIFF support
  • Improved triggered multi-frame screen-capture
  • New Tutorial - Creating Watermarks
  • Improved stack image alignment
  • Minor UI improvements

Chasys Draw IES 4.37.02 (27 Jan 2016):

  • MegaStack™ plug-in for unlimited stacking
  • FastExternals 3,33 with sub-folder searching
  • Configurable TEMP folder (scratch-disk)
  • Improved TextArt rendering and layout
  • Improved Photoshop Plug-in support
  • Improved Autosave engine and UI
  • Improved Undo engine
  • Several minor improvements and optimizations
  • [bug fix] Device import failures

Chasys Draw IES 4.36.01 (21 Dec 2015):

  • Brush Engine 4.1 with improved fade and rotate
  • Improved language translation engine (LLTE 1.7)
  • Improved update system with direct installation
  • Improved measurement output for Markup Tool
  • Improved Palette with color-name editing
  • Improved Curves UI performance in rawPhoto
  • Several minor improvements and optimizations
  • [bug fix] "Illegal Instruction" on some old CPUs

Chasys Draw IES 4.35.02 (30 Nov 2015):

  • New Effect - Dodge and Burn
  • New Effects Brush mode - Dodge
  • New Effects Brush mode - Burn
  • Select Tool renamed to Snip Tool
  • Improved Healing Brush performance
  • Aspect-ratio shortcuts in Smart-Resize
  • Support for keyboard application keys
  • New color option for new layers - Grey
  • Layer-group editing in Properties dialog
  • Tool-tips for TextArt and Properties dialogs
  • Improved Local Contrast Enhancement effect
  • Several minor improvements and optimizations
  • [bug fix] Wrong default special symbol in TextArt

Chasys Draw IES 4.34.01 (22 Oct 2015):

  • New Tool - Healing Brush Tool (real-time)
  • New option for Effects Brush Tool - Highlight
  • Improved Shape Tool rendering and function
  • Improved Smart-Resize algorithm and UI
  • Improved Gaussian Blur responsiveness
  • Improved Diffuse Glow responsiveness
  • Keyboard shortcuts for tool parameters
  • [bug fix] Wrong layer drag-drop autoscroll direction
  • [bug fix] Shrinking not working for Smart-Resize
  • [bug fix] Invalid automation code for Grid effect

Chasys Draw IES 4.33.01 (14 Sep 2015):

  • Highly improved Magic Wand tool
  • Improved Pen and Path tool
  • Improved Cloning tool
  • Erase-to-white option for Eraser tool
  • Brush Engine 4.0 with several improvements
  • Improved graphics engine (JpDRAW2 '15/09)
  • FastExternals 3,31 with revised structures
  • Several minor improvements and optimizations
  • [bug fix] Some guide-lines not displaying correctly
  • [bug fix] Missing tooltip entries for Pen and Path
  • [bug fix] First few pixels darkened when dithering

Chasys Draw IES 4.32.01 (21 Aug 2015):

  • Navigation pane for Viewer
  • UI improvements for rawPhoto
  • Read support for SVG images (partial)
  • Improved graphics engine (JpDRAW2 '15/08)
  • Several minor improvements and optimizations
  • [bug fix] Adjustments may hang when low on memory
  • [bug fix] History shows incorrect tool icons
  • [bug fix] Memory-leak in flt_DSHOW.dll
  • [bug fix] Issues with old password-protected CD5 files

Chasys Draw IES 4.31.02 (08 Jul 2015):

  • Rotation compensation in Stack Alignment
  • New algorithm for Merge-to-HDR stacking
  • Transfer Function curve in Merge-to-HDR stacking
  • Transfer Function curve in Image Averaging stacking
  • New UI theme extended to more controls
  • New Tutorial: Image Stacking Tutorial
  • Several minor improvements and optimizations
  • [bug fix] Mouse freeze while autosaving
  • [bug fix] Automated edge-detect too light
  • [bug fix] Popups remain hidden after some stack operations

Chasys Draw IES 4.30.01 (28 Apr 2015):

  • Neater User Interface with improved functionality
  • Selectable intent for Soft-proofing
  • Improved font matching in TextArt
  • New Effect - Render Grid-lines
  • New Effect - Render Clouds
  • FastExternals 3,30 with improved performance
  • Updated "pi_BasicImage" plug-in interface
  • Brush Engine 3.9 with improved renderer
  • Several minor improvements and optimizations
  • [bug fix] TextArt issues with fonts larger than 2000px
  • [bug fix] Crash while using some language files

Chasys Draw IES 4.29.01 (03 Mar 2015):

  • New Effect - Add Noise
  • New stacking option - Combine moving objects
  • Support for PaintShop Pro image files
  • Support for PaintShop Pro brush files
  • Thumbnails and InfoTips on 64-bit Windows
  • Improved Smart-Resize algorithm
  • Improved uninstaller (you won't need it, though)
  • Several minor code optimizations
  • Several minor UI improvements
  • [bug fix] Erroneous inconsistency warnings
  • [bug fix] Crash while saving GIF files
  • [bug fix] Delayed response to brush attribute changes

Chasys Draw IES 4.28.05 (12 Jan 2015):

  • Major code-base cleanup
  • Brush Engine 3.8 with pressure fade and size
  • New effect - Local Contrast Enhancement
  • New stack alignment mode - Deviance
  • Highly improved Emboss effect
  • Improved Merge-to-HDR function
  • Improved Autosave function
  • Improved image size dialog
  • Improved gradient file handling
  • Improved palette editing and file handling
  • Some CD5 compressor optimizations
  • Support for large layers (200 MPix)
  • [bug fix] Saving gradient files not working

Chasys Draw IES 4.27.02 (01 Nov 2014):

  • Alpha Unblend image stacking function
  • Improved Context-sensitive Help
  • CD5 v3,30 with new compression engines
  • Onion-skinning through F9 and Space-bar
  • Added Onion-skinning to Animation Tutorial
  • Improved Snap-to-Grid feature
  • Improved Layer management logic
  • Improved Photoshop Plug-in support
  • Improved support for Paint.NET's PDN files
  • Several minor code optimizations
  • Several minor UI improvements
  • [bug fix] Some paths are not closed
  • [bug fix] Workspace may freeze on build 4.27.01

Chasys Draw IES 4.25.03 (01 Sep 2014):

  • Text-to-Path function in TextArt
  • Path Tracing with custom brushes
  • New Transform - Subpixel Image Rendering
  • Triggered screen capture using num-lock key
  • Borderless full-screen mode for Viewer
  • Brush Engine 3.6 with improved accuracy
  • FastExternals 3,20 with pi_MetaMarkup
  • Improved, memory-efficient Undo engine
  • Improved PNG file support (updated code)
  • Improved PSD file support (text layers)
  • Improved WebP file support (animation and EXIF)
  • Several minor code optimizations
  • Several minor UI improvements
  • [bug fix] Problems running some Photoshop 8BF plug-ins

Chasys Draw IES 4.24.01 (07 Jul 2014):

  • Improved "New Image" dialog with more options
  • Walk-through guide for stacking images
  • Menu option for opening multiple images at once
  • Improved NetPBM support with PAM (type P7)
  • All selection tools combined into one Select tool
  • New Select tool option - Free-form
  • Zoom to and Limit Preview to Actual Size
  • Write support for GPS geo-tagging data
  • Single-key shortcuts in Viewer
  • Several minor code optimizations
  • Several minor UI improvements
  • [bug fix] Invalid MARK attachments in raw-Photo
  • [bug fix] LightScribe failure on multi-layer images

Chasys Draw IES 4.22.01 (05 May 2014):

  • Improved Stacking Engine with advanced alignment
  • Dynamic range controls for Image Averaging
  • QR Code Generator plug-in with APPL
  • Improved memory-efficient Undo Engine
  • State-icon for image-mode and improved icons
  • Write support for HD-Photo/JPEG-XR (via WIC)
  • FastExternals 3,15 with enhanced reporting
  • Read support for GPS geo-tagging data
  • Improved rendering for star polygons
  • Improved language engine (LLTE 1.6)
  • Updated RAW processor with support for new camera models
  • Minor improvements to Paste functionality
  • Minor UI improvements
  • [bug fix] Memory-leak in efx_Photoshop.dll
  • [bug fix] Temporary deadlock when checking folders
  • [bug fix] Access violation when showing some tips
  • [bug fix] Errors when loading TWAIN_32.dll
  • [bug fix] Errors when performing extreme shrinking

Chasys Draw IES 4.20.01 (10 Feb 2014):

  • Improved Photoshop Plug-in support
  • Improved Pen and Path Engine with PATHv3
  • Support for complex paths in PATHv3
  • Anti-aliasing options in Pen and Path
  • Anti-aliasing options for several tools
  • Synchronized recent items list
  • Improved UI for video capture
  • Faster graphics engine (JpDRAW2 Jan'14)
  • Metadata load from file and save to file
  • Blend-mode files for GIMP, Photoshop and Paint.NET
  • MRU list with preview in rawPhoto
  • Configurable UI Transparency in rawPhoto
  • [bug fix] Accuracy errors in cutting Pen and Path Data
  • [bug fix] TextArt gradients when cosmetics are off
  • [bug fix] EXIF dates missing in rawPhoto

Chasys Draw IES 4.15.01 (23 Oct 2013):

  • Support for both GIMP and Adobe Pattern files (.PAT)
  • Linear "Overlay" blend-mode renamed to "Offset"
  • New non-linear Overlay blend-mode
  • New Dodge and Burn blend-modes
  • Custom blend-mode via BLND attachment
  • Full feature support for Paint.NET's PDN files
  • PDN loading without dotNET platform installation
  • Improved PSD and XCF support (blending and rendering)
  • FastExternals 3,11 with improved error reporting
  • Opacity bars in Layers window
  • Several minor enhancements
  • [bug fix] Rendering errors for Curves/Strokes

build 02 (01 Nov 2013):

  • [bug fix] Erroneous format warnings
  • Improved UI for Align for Stacking
  • Improved UI feedback for Printing

Chasys Draw IES 4.14.01 (30 Sep 2013):

  • New Hand Tool option: Pan Image
  • Page-browsing gadget for Viewer
  • Layer Transparency as a property
  • Support for Google's WebP file format
  • Improved PSD/XCF/PDN support (opacity calculation)
  • High-speed GraphAsm execution (up to 100x faster)
  • Improved text rendering engine (TextArt 1.6)
  • Updated graphics engine (JpDRAW2 Sep'13)
  • FastExternals 3,10 with global alpha
  • CD5 v3,26 with global alpha support
  • [bug fix] Artifacts at some scaling ratios
  • [bug fix] TextArt rectangle selection
  • [bug fix] TextArt wordwrap hanging for long text
  • [bug fix] Minor thread management bugs
  • [bug fix] 8BF plug-in loading loop

Chasys Draw IES 4.12.05 (30 Aug 2013):

  • New effect: Liquify (image warping)
  • Support for Composite Clipping in Artist
  • Clipped display for PSD, XCF and PDN
  • Blending-mode simulation for Photoshop PSD
  • Merge-down option
  • New Sepia-tone algorithm
  • Improved Image Averaging
  • Improved Additive Stacking
  • Improved TextArt font selection
  • Improved PSD-TextTool support
  • Updated Graphics Engine (JpDRAW2 Aug'13)
  • [bug fix] Delay when launching Update
  • [bug fix] Pt-to-pix calculation for XCF

Chasys Draw IES 4.11.02 (21 Jul 2013):

  • Weighted Median Denoise with Luma Bias
  • 2 new fx-Brushes: Sepia-tone and Decolorize
  • Gradient Inversion
  • Four new FP Gradient options
  • New Stacking Engine with separate alignment
  • Two new super-resolution algorithms
  • New custom stacking function
  • Improved Merge-to-HDR function
  • Improved Image Averaging function
  • Improved Focus Stacking function
  • Improved Remove Moving Objects function
  • Updated RAW processor with support for new camera models
  • Improved Installer and Uninstaller
  • [bug fix] Paste as New with File
  • [bug fix] EXIF auto-rotation in Converter
  • [security] Fixed vulnerability in flt_BMP.dll

Chasys Draw IES 4.10.01 (12 Jun 2013):

  • New Image-mode: Composite--Clipped
  • New Image-mode: ImageList--Multi-Resolution
  • New Image-mode: Animation--Onion-Skinning
  • New Effect: 3-way Chromatic Aberation Correction
  • New Effect: Median Noise Reduction
  • New Effect: Chroma Blur
  • New Noise-Reduction Algorithms
  • Support for Kodak Photo-CD (including 64base)
  • Denoise option in Converter
  • UI and functionality improvements for Viewer
  • Configurable slideshow timer for Viewer
  • Several minor enhancements
  • [bug fix] Overflow of font-selection drop-down
  • [bug fix] Intermittent problem with zoom in Viewer
  • [bug fix] URL resolution when HTTP is not specified

Chasys Draw IES 4.06.02 (16 May 2013):

  • New Tool -- Smudge
  • New Printing feature -- Stretch to actual paper
  • Improved Print dialog and printing help
  • Read support for HD-Photo/JPEG-XR (via WIC)
  • Read support for Apple Icons (.icns)
  • Updated Symbols dialog with new Unicode ranges
  • Improved Photoshop 8BF Plug-in support
  • Resize by percentage in Converter
  • Resize DPI (maintain physical size) in Converter
  • Improved metadata resizing
  • [bug fix] Tile Transform
  • [bug fix] Word-wrap in TextArt
  • [bug fix] Installation of HD-Photo/WIC plug-in
  • [bug fix] Installation of Apple ICNS plug-in
  • [bug fix] Shortcuts left by Uninstaller

Chasys Draw IES 4.04.01 (28 Mar 2013):

  • Brush-tip Options (via Brush Engine 3.5)
  • Option to remember UI Layout
  • Improved handling for Photoshop 8BF Plug-ins
  • Time display for video plugins
  • Minor UI improvements
  • New Tutorial: Video to GIF conversion
  • New Language: Polish translation by mario_mc
  • [bug fix] Seeking when loading long movies
  • [bug fix] Workspace rotation
  • [bug fix] GT Shape - Rounded Rectangle

Chasys Draw IES 4.03.02 (18 Feb 2013):

  • Automation Engine with Scripting
  • Script/Macro recording function
  • Scripting interface for Effects
  • Scripting interface for Transforms
  • Scripting interface for Adjustments
  • Scripting interface for some layer operations
  • Highly improved video plugins
  • Workspace Cropping
  • Improved Notepad, now uses F2 key
  • Minor UI improvements
  • [bug fix] DIB color interpretation
  • [bug fix] Dissolve effect

Chasys Draw IES 4.02.01 (07 Jan 2013):

  • Smart-resize
  • Color Decomposition (RGB, CMYK)
  • Read support for HD-Photo/JPEG-XR (via WIC)
  • Improved JPEG-2000 support
  • Improved AVI and DSHOW plugins
  • FastExternals 3.03
  • Improved internet functions
  • Minor UI improvements
  • Minor changes to bundled fx plugins

Chasys Draw IES 4.01.01 (22 Nov 2012):

  • Improved Printing Engine
  • New palette option - YUV Rainbow
  • Read support for Apple Icons (.icns)
  • Floating window for Layer Properties
  • Improved handling of password-protected CD5 files
  • Improved "save" dialogs for JPEG and JP2K
  • Updated "pi_BasicImage" plug-in interface
  • [bug fix] Layer Groups for Autosave
  • [bug fix] Integration between Viewer and Artist
  • [bug fix] Video capture in compressed mode
  • [bug fix] Slow XCF file read over RDP
Chasys Draw IES 4.00.01 (23 Sep 2012):
  • Install to USB (as portable app)
  • Support for Layer groups
  • New tool - Background Erase
  • New tool - Edge Treatment
  • New option for Smoother Tool - Alpha
  • New alpha effect - Shrink Opacity
  • Brush Engine 3.4 with brush repeat timer
  • FastExternals 3.01 with non-admin configuration
  • Changes to some user interface elements
  • [bug fix] Printing via Viewer
  • [bug fix] Duplicate frame removal
Chasys Draw IES 3.77.01 (20 Jul 2012):
  • Brush Engine 3.3 with Luma mode (demo brush included)
  • New option for Hand tool - Selected
  • New options for Crop and Rotate tool
  • Tag auto-replacement in Markup Editor
  • Re-editability for plugin-gererated content (APPL metadata)
  • "Text Circle" plug-in with re-editability
  • Several minor improvements
  • [bug fix] Missing icons on low-color desktop
  • [bug fix] Mixed-up icons on two dialog boxes
  • [bug fix] Crash when using shell to open image with notes
Chasys Draw IES 3.76.04 (04 Jun 2012):
  • TextArt 1.5 with wordwrap, v-align, line-spacing and a new editor
  • Support for Paint.NET PDN files (without dotNET)
  • New option for Pencil Tool - Block
  • New option for Dynamics Tool - Clipping Point
  • Updated Crop and Rotate Tool with 9 anchors
  • Updated Pattern Tool
  • Improved Power Management (lazy autosave if on battery)
  • Improved docking and window transparency
  • Improved PSD support
  • [bug fix] Autosave reclamation
  • Several minor improvements
Chasys Draw IES 3.75.01 (18 May 2012):
  • Resize tool with metadata-aware resizing
  • Snap-to-Grid function
  • Configurable Guides and Grids
  • Smart-dither to custom palette
  • Improved graphics engine with precision scaling
  • Asynchronous preview rendering engine
  • New autosave engine with zero lag
  • Improved workspace rendering engine
  • Improved palette with automatic color naming
  • Soft-proofing for palette swatches
  • Option to edit layers in separate windows
  • Transparency support in Pencil and Color Picker
  • Tool toggle via Tab key
  • HSV adjustment (replaces HSL)
  • High-speed HSL/HSV conversions (up to 3x)
  • Improved quick-select
  • [fixed bug] Color names for GIMP Palettes
  • [content] CMYK Default palette
Chasys Draw IES 3.72.01 (23 Mar 2012):
  • Five new layer blending modes (Divide, Difference, Minimum, Maximum, Saturation)
  • New Effects Brush: Under-paint (for adding background color)
  • New cloning mode: Above
  • New effect: Dissolve
  • Improved XCF and PSD support
  • Fixed markup auto-edit for hotspot tool
  • Fixed bug in JPEG Artifact Reduction
  • Other minor changes
Chasys Draw IES 3.71.02 (08 Mar 2012):
  • Shell-out: Link to any external editing program
  • Merge to HDR: Create HDR photos from bracketed shots
  • Focus Stacking: Increase depth-of-field for close-up photos
  • Improvements to all items under the Processes menu
  • Support for SVG and Adobe CS5 gradient files
  • Support for GIMP XCF files (including text layers)
  • Improved support for Photoshop PSD files
  • Blending option for Mask objects
  • Fixed spin-blur bug
  • Several minor improvements
Chasys Draw IES 3.70.01 (30 Jan 2012):
  • New Effects Brush - Colorize Foto: add color to black & white photos
  • New Effects Brush - Colorize Toon: add color to drawings and cartoons
  • Support for graphics pen rotation (e.g. Wacom Intuos with 6D Art Pen)
  • Brush Engine 3.0 with vectoring (demo brushes included)
  • Updated graphics engine (JpDRAW2, January 2012)
  • Improved shape tools
  • Improved gradient manager
  • Fixed bug related to preview window and crop tool
  • Fixed bug related to AVI video rectangle
  • Fixed other minor bugs
Chasys Draw IES 3.68.03 (23 Dec 2011):
  • Video cropping, optimization and rate conversion
  • Improved scanning (supports custom TWAIN UI's)
  • Support for scanner EXIF data
  • WIA plugin (as alternative scanning option)
  • Print uses DPI to set "specified dimensions"
  • Tip options for Eraser and Opaquer tools
  • Option to turn off decorative mouse pointers
  • Replaced most double-clicks with right-clicks
  • Improved GIF support
  • FastExternals 2.42 with improved pi_BasicImage
  • Fixed bug related to "Perspective" transform
  • Fixed bug related to "Properties" window
  • Fixed bugs in toolbox window controls
Chasys Draw IES 3.67.01 "Peppermint" (02 Nov 2011):
  • End-styles for Line and Curve tools
  • Improved clipboard (copy-paste) functionality
  • Numeric labels for all effect sliders
  • Full support for 32-bit PCX files
  • Improved Razor Tool
  • Improved Zoom Blur
  • Improved User Interface
  • Some bug fixes
Chasys Draw IES 3.66.02 "Oktober" (08 Sep 2011):
  • Full-screen mode for Artist
  • AQuE 2.0 (Anti-Quantization Engine)
  • Improved Tablet support (Brush Engine 2.5)
  • Arrow-head option for Line and Curve tools
  • New image presets
  • Thumbnails in recent-list
  • New UI for Levels adjustment
  • Improved support for AVI video files
  • Preview speed-up for animations in Artist
  • Comic-strip view for animations
  • Change of terminology: Texturizer is now "Roughen Tool"
  • FastExternals 2.41 with pi_BasicColor
  • Improved Photoshop 8BF for IES functionality
  • Some workspace optimizations
  • Jitter-corrected Video Screen Capture
  • Links to Facebook and Twitter
Chasys Draw IES 3.65.01 "ThunderBolt" (22 Jul 2011):
  • Brush Engine 2.4 + new brushes
  • Improved Razor tool
  • Improved PCX, PPM and GTX support
  • Fixed bugs in Adobe Brush/Pattern plug-in
  • FastExternals 2.31
  • Power Management for all apps
  • Improved Picker-Palette interaction
Chasys Draw IES 3.64.01 "DeepBlue" (02 Jun 2011):
  • Cleaner, faster UI
  • Major speed boost for effect previews
  • Saving an image is now fault-tolerant
  • Taskbar progress reporting for Windows 7
  • Improved transparency support in copy-paste
  • Enhanced pi_StateStore functionality
  • Improved Photoshop 8BF support
  • New effects: Spin blur, Zoom blur, Motion blur, Surface blur
  • Fixed several bugs
build 02 (14 Jun 2011):
  • New UI
  • Fixed a bug in fault-tolerant saving
  • Fixed a bug in Wacom Tablet support
Chasys Draw IES 3.63.01 "DarkMatter" (28 Apr 2011):
  • Highly improved Photoshop 8BF support
  • Silent Install option for central distibution
  • Drag-drop to Layers window
  • Improved RAW support
  • FastExternals 2.22 with new callback suite - pi_StateStore
  • External histogram window
  • Improved Touch Gadget
  • Fixed several bugs
Chasys Draw IES 3.62.01 "WhitePoint" (12 Apr 2011):
  • Dynamics Tool (Whitepoint/Greypoint/Blackpoint)
  • Paste as New
  • Improved Magnetic Lasso algorithm
  • Super-Res via Heuristics can do multiple layers
  • Improved shell integration
Chasys Draw IES 3.61.01 "Nightshift" (10 Mar 2011):
  • New paper size presets
  • TextArt G4 Engine (up to 10x faster)
  • Minor UI improvements
  • Fixed several bugs
Chasys Draw IES 3.60.02 "Parallax" (11 Feb 2011):
  • Highly improved batch conversion
  • Converter can duplicate subfolder hierarchies
  • New Effect: Diffuse Glow
  • Multipage Document support in Viewer
  • Stricter language controls with LLTE 1.2
  • Improved updater and modernized installer
  • Improved UI for all applications
  • Several internal changes
build 3.60.02 (14 Feb 2011):
  • Fixed bugs with AVI, ANI and GIF
build 3.60.03 (16 Feb 2011):
  • Fixed bugs in Installer
Chasys Draw IES 3.56.01 "Outreach" (28 Nov 2010):
  • Rebuilt as a UNICODE application
  • Live Language Translation Engine 1.1
  • Multiple language support (7 language files included)
  • Improved Crop and Rotate Tool
  • Improved UI for all applications
  • FastExternals 2.21
  • New pi_BASICIMAGE APIs: translate(), transform(), and convolute()
build 3.56.02 (16 Dec 2010):
  • Fixed bugs with AVI, ANI and GIF
Chasys Draw IES 3.41.01 "BellaPlex" (11 Oct 2010):
  • New Tool: Crop and Rotate
  • Improved Tool Engine
  • Support for Adobe Pattern files (.PAT)
  • Improved texture object handling
  • Several internal changes
Chasys Draw IES 3.40.02 "Bella" (20 Sep 2010):
  • Major speed boost over previous versions
  • CD/DVD Printing with LightScribe Direct Disc Labeling
  • New Layer option: "Floating Layer"
  • New decorative - Ballmap
  • Backing color specification for new layers
  • Highly improved Icon Generator engine
  • Improved support for Photoshop 8BF plugins
  • Improved Autosave subsystem
  • Device SDK updated to release from provisional
  • SDK updated, includes new functionality (pi_BasicImage)
  • Fixed some issues with the tooltip and animation
  • UI refresh for Converter
  • Fixed CPU counter and rotate for Converter
  • Revised "New Image" icons and CD/DVD label auto-content
  • JpDRAW2 update Sep'10
Chasys Draw IES 3.37.01 "La Vida" (24 Aug 2010):
  • Advanced Resampling Engine replaces Resizer for IES
  • Improved Gradient objects, allow point edits
  • Improved TextArt
  • Improved Video Screen Capture
  • New Templates: CD Label, Scan, Screencast, Capture
  • Minor UI and Shell Tweaks
Chasys Draw IES 3.36.01 "Viva" (22 Jul 2010):
  • Brush Engine 2.0 with brush metadata
  • AQuE (Anti-Quantization Engine)
  • Improved Hand usability
  • Configurable preview background
  • Highly improved screen shot engine
  • New Tutorials
  • Pen and Tablet support (all WinTAB devices including Wacom)
build 3.36.02 (Jul 2010):
  • Brush Engine update from version 2.0 to version 2.1
  • JpDRAW2 minor update 25 Jul '10
Chasys Draw IES 3.33.06 (21 Jun 2010):
  • Bug fixes (TGA)
  • Improved project templates
  • Improved workspace
Chasys Draw IES 3.33.03 (17 Jun 2010):
  • Pen and Tablet support (all WinTAB devices incl. Wacom)
  • Object-aware Hand Tool
  • Major upgrades to raw-Photo
  • Improved Noise Reduction
  • JPEG DPI mark-up
  • Full EXIF-in-RAW support with editing
  • Image information popup in Viewer
  • Many fixes for UI, core and Win-7 support
Chasys Draw IES 3.31.01 (04 Jun 2010):
  • Many fixes for UI, core and Win-7 support
  • Completely redesigned Viewer with zoom
  • Improved zoom functionality
  • Full EXIF read and write support
  • Sizable Mark-up window
Chasys Draw IES 3.29.01 (14 May 2010):
  • Project templates
  • Color filter matrices
  • Animated cursor creation
  • Mark-up broadcast and EXIF support
  • Improved history palette, gradient manager, full-page GTs and texture plexus
  • Input method upgrade
  • Better JIT memory compressor and CD5 encoder
  • New Tool - Blocks tool
  • Soft proofing with ICC profiles
Chasys Draw IES 3.27.01 (13 Apr 2010):
  • New Tool - Blocks tool
  • Soft proofing with ICC profiles
  • Improved raw-Photo, added clipboard and fixed sRGB issue
  • Improved UI animation and response
  • Improved Texture Brush
  • History Palette
Chasys Draw IES 3.22.02 (24 Feb 2010):
  • NONE blending mode
  • Mouse zoom and pan works even with modal effects dialogs
  • Highly improved unsharp masking
  • New effects engine, including Wavelet denoising
  • Multimode Brush Object
  • Improved Super-resolution, optimized for Camera phones
  • Multiple Layer attachments (unlimited size), including Layer annotations
  • Maximum tool width increased to 1024pix
  • Five-method palette (Swatches, HSL, HSV, RGB, CMYK)
  • New shortcuts (re-pressing a quick-select reverts, layer deletion via Del key)
Chasys Draw IES 3.21.01 (02 Feb 2010):
  • New effects engine, including Wavelet denoising
  • Multimode Brush Object
  • Improved Super-resolution, optimized for Camera phones
  • Multiple Layer attachments (unlimited size), including Layer annotations
  • Maximum tool width increased to 1024pix
  • Five-method palette (Swatches, HSL, HSV, RGB, CMYK)
Chasys Draw IES 3.11.01 (14 Dec 2009):
  • raw-Input Application
  • Brush object and Gadget
  • Custom & Animated brushes - GBR and CD5
  • Alternate pattern brush
  • Fluid scrolling and Minor UI adjustments for Artist
  • Multi-method palette (Swatches, HSL, HSV)
  • Alpha Protection extended to merges
  • Touch Gadget
  • Minor UI adjustments for Viewer (cursor, close btn, no-zoom)
  • New Development Base
Chasys Draw IES 3.05.01 (10 Oct 2009):
  • Custom FP gradients and gradient map object
  • Support for gradient files (.ggr, .grd & .gra)
  • Support for Adobe color tables (.act)
  • New FP gradients: reflected angular, diamond and star
  • Linkage to Wishlist
  • Palette Preview
  • Point color editing
  • Highly improved TextArt
  • Fixes some issues with PSD loading
Chasys Draw IES 2.74 (15 Jul 2009):
  • Alpha Protection (Transparency Protection)
  • Minor Fixes
Chasys Draw IES 2.73 (24 Jun 2009):
  • Textart now accepts alpha in textures
  • Added 'Make Tile' effect
  • Added 'Save Group' option
  • Added Luma blending mode
  • Added hard merge (blit)
Chasys Draw IES 2.72 (23 Jun 2009):
  • Added Luma Wand tool
  • Fixed PNG, TIFF transparency issues
  • Fixed Smart-Paste transparency
  • TextArt "border" fill style fixed
Chasys Draw IES 2.71 (06 Jun 2009):
  • Two new blending modes - Hue and Chroma
  • Multiple layer-based textures
  • TextArt G3 engine with LINK metadata
  • Improved alpha shift
Chasys Draw IES 2.70 Beta (29 May 2009):
  • Improvements in code and user interface
Chasys Draw IES 2.69 (12 May 2009):
  • DirectSHOW® video import plug-in added
  • Minor changes to the SDK (backward compatible)
  • Best-in-class post-edit heuristics anti-aliasing engine
  • Small-screen mode for netbook use
Chasys Draw IES 2.68 (17 Apr 2009):
  • Improvements in code and user interface
  • Improved parallel process engine for Converter
  • Re-designed user interface for Converter
Chasys Draw IES 2.67 "EasterEgg" (10 Apr 2009):
  • Just-in-time memory compression
  • Pantone equivalent palettes for PMS 100 to 814-2x
  • Improved super-resolution and stacking
  • Improved color matching and printing
Chasys Draw IES 2.66 "Switch-Blade" (25 Mar 2009):
  • Support for Photoshop filter plug-ins (.8bf) - still a bit crude, but it works
  • New blending mode: Overlay
  • Streamlined SDKs with no restrictions
  • Improvements in code and user interface
Chasys Draw IES 2.65 "Ivy" (16 Mar 2009):
  • Improvements in code and user interface
Chasys Draw IES 2.64 "Ivy" (05 Mar 2009):
  • Removed restrictions on plug-in development
  • Editable poly-lines and poly-curves
  • New shapes in shape tool
  • Improved re-editable text tool
  • Video sequence composer engine
Chasys Draw IES 2.63 "Kazara" (23 Feb 2009):
  • Fully anti-aliased work-flow model (all tools)
  • "magnetic lasso" mode in Pen and Path tool
  • New tool - full-page gradients
  • Photoshop PSD read plug-in added
  • Improved graphics engine
  • Polygon selection tool
  • New gadget - color histogram
  • Anti-aliasing for Pen & Path tool and Path menu
Chasys Draw IES 2.61 "Ivy" (04 Feb 2009):
  • Shell integration with thumbnails
  • Anti-aliased Pen and Path object cutting
  • Constrained recolor brush
  • Slicing tool for web and user interface design
  • C++ code module output for inline image generation
  • Pen & path tool and path menu
  • Multiple display monitor setup support
  • Metadata save and restore for text formatting and path data
  • Minor user interface enhancements
Chasys Draw IES 2.56 "Sniper-Kit" ():
  • Metadata save and restore
  • New Tool - Pen and Path
  • Physical measurement specification
  • Video sequence composer engine
  • Faster auto-saves
  • Adaptive scrolling
  • Memory management for low-on-RAM machines
Chasys Draw IES 2.55 (25 Nov 2008):
  • Five new super-resolution modes
  • Anti-aliasing in brush, line and shape tools
  • Jpeg2000 read/write plug-in added
  • Cursor load and save added to ICL
  • Video capture from TV/video device
  • Multi-frame super-resolution and averaging
  • Moving object removal (via image-stacking)
  • AVI video plug-in with movie-file protection
  • Calculator utility now has conversions
  • New transforms and effects
  • Improved graphics and effects engines
  • Minor user interface enhancements
  • Fixed a few minor bugs
Chasys Draw IES 2.51 (05 Sep 2008):
  • Relaxed demo-version restrictions
  • Added animation and multi-resolution editing modes
  • GIF and CD5 animation and animation rotation
  • Upgraded graphics engine for more speed
  • Tool and effect engine upgrades
  • ICL/EXE/DLL extraction plug-in included
  • Universal CD5 decoder supporting all CD5's, old and new
  • HTML output for in-browser previewing
  • Fixed a few minor bugs
Chasys Draw IES 2.50 "Latifah" (Apr-Sep 2008):
  • Introduction of Layers
  • Experimental and parallel to versions 2.43~2.45
  • Total overhaul of internal structure
  • Fully Vista UAC compliant
  • CD5 v3 (streamable tag-based container-style format)
Chasys Draw Artist 2.45 "Clara on Fire" (Apr-May 2008):
  • Experimental edition released only to beta-testers
  • Officially withdrawn in May of 2008.
Chasys Draw Artist 2.43 (Mar 2008):
  • (unspecified)
Chasys Draw Artist 2.42 Beta (29 Jan 2008):
  • New User Interface
  • Image Viewer Browser Slideshow
  • Vista Compatibility
  • Revised Plug-ins and SDK
  • Artistic-Text
  • Text Cosmetics L2
  • Texture Mapper
  • Pattern Brush
  • Variable alpha for Eraser and Opaquer
  • Point undo for Curve and object tools
  • Cloning Brush
  • Multi-Print Blow-Up
  • Precision Printing with Super-surf L2
Chasys Draw Artist 2.01 (2007):
  • Photo editing features
  • Automations to make workflow smoother for the user
  • Comprehensive tutorials
  • Many features re-designed to make them easier to use
  • Multi-threading was introduced
  • Improved auto-save engine
  • Converter and image browser utilities added
Chasys Draw Artist 1.80 (2006):
  • "chazy-glass" user interface
Chasys Draw Artist 1.63 (Dec 2005):
  • Anti-aliasing
  • Full support for alpha channels
  • CD5 v2 (advanced compression, full alpha, encryption)
  • Awarded IEEE (Kenya Chapter) Award in ICT
Chasys Draw Artist 1.54 (2005):
  • Major user interface changes
  • Major internal changes
Chasys Draw Artist 1.27 ():
  • First widespread release
Chasys Draw Artist 1.22 (Apr 2004):
  • Addition of many tools and effects
Chasys Draw Artist 1.0 (2003):
  • Entire codebase moved to C/C++
  • JpDRAW2
  • Re-baptized as "Chasys Draw Artist"
  • CD5 v1 (a.k.a. "cd5 trendies")
Chasys Draw DTFx "Direct Tool eFfects" (May 2002):
  • JpDRAW1 (based on GDI)
  • Major updates to the graphics code
  • Lots of new tools
Chasys Draw classic (Nov 2001):
  • First version done in Visual Basic
  • Rather simple bitmap editor
  • Gradient
  • Introduced CD5 v0.1
 

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