Chasys Draw IES is a suite of image editing applications including a layer-based image editor with adjustment layers, linked layers, timeline and frame-based animation, icon editing, image stacking and comprehensive plug-in support (Chasys Draw IES Artist), a fast multi-threaded image file converter (Chasys Draw IES Converter) and a fast image viewer (Chasys Draw IES Viewer), with RAW image support in all components. It supports the native file formats of several competitors including Adobe Photoshop, Affinity Photo, Corel PhotoPaint, GIMP, Krita, Paint.NET and PaintShop Pro, and the whole suite is designed to make effective use of multi-core processors, touch-screens and pen-input devices.


Designed under the mantra of “unique, flexible and powerful”, Chasys Draw IES takes a radically different approach to image editing with the aim of opening up new possibilities for those who dare to be different.

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“unique, flexible and powerful”

Chasys Draw IES is built to adhere to four core principles, which I call the “four pillars of Chasys Draw IES”:
  • Character: No photoshop imitations here
  • Performance: Fast, efficient and stable
  • Innovation: New techniques and out-of-the-box thinking
  • Cleanliness: Clean code devoid of bloatware
The adherence to these principles is the reason why it is said that once you go Chasys you will never go back.

Latest Changes (Notes)

The following changes have been made to Chasys Draw IES with the latest release:

File Support

File support for DDS (DirectDraw Surface) now includes both BC6H and BC7, with a high accuracy BC7 encoder. It also supports mipmaps and has save options. NetPBM support now includes Augmented PFM (PF4).

Image Stacking and Bug Fixes

Image stacking in both Artist and MegaStack™ has higher performance and better image alignment. A bug affecting the stacking options in New Project has been resolved. Another bug that made Viewer and Converter to fail on startup on Windows XP has also been resolved.

Latest Changes (List)

The following changes have been made to Chasys Draw IES with the latest release:
  • Improved DDS file support (BC6H/BC7, mipmaps, save options)
  • High accuracy BC7 encoder in DDS file support
  • Improved image alignment in stacking features
  • Improved performance in stacking features
  • Improved performance in MegaStackā„¢ plug-in
  • Improved NetPBM file support (Augmented PFM, PF4)
  • [bug fix] Viewer and Converter not running on Windows XP
  • [bug fix] New Project options for stacking not working

Chasys Draw IES is updated regularly, with a new version coming out every 2 to 4 months. If you have Chasys Draw IES installed on a computer with an internet connection, you will be notified of updates as they become available. You can also visit this page to check.


Latest Version (FREE):
Chasys Draw IES 5.24.01
released on 24th Feb 2023
32 MB exe or zip - setup, help and selected extras




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