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:

Adjustments, File Browser, Touch and More

This release features Temperature and Tint adjustment in both standard and adjustment layer forms. It also features centered snipping as well as network (LAN) access in File Browser in Artist and Viewer. Touch-screen user experience and Video Capture have been improved and several bugs have been fixed.

File Support Improvements

HEIF (High Efficiency Image Format) and AVIF (AV1 Image Format) are now natively supported out of the box with no dependency on external codecs. Corel CPT file support now handles clipping masks.

Latest Changes (List)

The following changes have been made to Chasys Draw IES with the latest release:
  • New Adjustment: Temperature and Tint
  • Centered selection options for Snip Tool
  • Improved touch-screen gesture handling and response
  • Network access in File Browser in Artist and Viewer
  • Internal HEVC/H.265 codec for HEIF (external codec not required)
  • Internal AOMedia AV1 codec for AVIF (external codec not required)
  • Improved Corel PhotoPaint CPT file support (clipping masks)
  • Improved Video Capture (performance, reliability, VFR, flipping)
  • [bug fix] History window cannot undo/redo actions
  • [bug fix] Batch watermarking not working in Converter
  • [bug fix] Destination selection issues in Converter
  • [bug fix] UI shortcuts and tips not working in Viewer

Chasys Draw IES is updated regularly, with a new version coming out every 1 to 3 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 5.28.01
released on 25th Sep 2023
34 MB exe or zip - setup, help and selected extras




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