Chasys Draw IES 5.17.05 is out!!

Animated PNG, Macintosh PICT and JPEG-XL

This release adds support for Animated PNG, Macintosh PICT and JPEG-XL. All three formats are supported for both read and write. The JPEG-XL implementation supports both static and animated images.

Improved TGA, PCX/DCX, BMP and NetPBM

PCX support now includes multi-page DCX documents and TGA support is now fully TGA ver. 2 compliant and much faster. BMP support now includes all variants of OS/2 BMP, including bitmap arrays, icons, pointers, huffman-1D and RLE-24, as well as odd variants of Windows BMP, such as DDS in BMP. NetPBM is now faster and more reliable.

Lab Color in PSD and EXIF in PNG

Photoshop PSD files using Lab color are now fully supported, and support for embedded ICC profiles has been added for several file formats. Additionally, EXIF data in PNG files is now supported.

Premultiply and Unmultiply Alpha

This release adds support for managing pre-multiplied alpha. Both forward and reverse conversions are supported. The reverse conversion is provided primarily for recovering straight alpha from images that are already pre-multiplied, and this capability has been extended to plug-ins via the plug-in API.

Content-Aware Eraser tool

The latest version of Chasys Draw IES has many cool features, including the immensely useful Content-Aware Eraser tool. We did a YouTube video to flaunt the new feature ahead of launch.