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:

Reliability and Stability

This release features a quality rollup focusing on stability and reliability. Old bugs that could cause random crashes have been addressed, and the code has been made more robust.

File Support Improvements

File support for JNG (JPEG Network Graphics) MNG (Multiple-image Network Graphics) and TG1 (COKE format) has been added, and the encoder for DDS (DirectDraw Surface) now produces file that are compatible with all DDS viewers.

Other Improvements

Copy-Paste functionality has been enhanced to greatly improve interoperability for transparent images with other apps, and rendering of TextArt is now up to 2x faster. The language translation engine has also been updated.

Latest Changes (List)

The following changes have been made to Chasys Draw IES with the latest release:
  • Quality Rollup focusing on stability and reliability
  • Improved language translation engine (LLTE 2.01)
  • Improved TextArt performance (up to 2x faster)
  • Improved Copy-Paste interoperability with other apps
  • Improved DDS encoder output compatibility with other apps
  • JNG (JPEG Network Graphics) file support (read only)
  • MNG (Multiple-image Network Graphics) file support (read only)
  • TG1 (COKE Texture Format) file support (read only)
  • [bug fix] Random crashes when working with text
  • [bug fix] Resize tool display issues
  • [bug fix] Endless loop focus stacking aligned images

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 5.25.01
released on 21st Apr 2023
32 MB exe or zip - setup, help and selected extras




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