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, ArtWeaver, Corel PhotoPaint, FireAlpaca, GIMP, Krita, Paint.NET, PaintShop Pro and Pixlr, 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:

Quality Rollup, Selection Logic and Anchors

This release features updated selection logic and anchor points (grab handles), which are configurable with 3 options. It includes the Quality Rollup for Q1 of 2024 focusing on third-party updates, as well as a bug fix for perspective distort in TextArt.

File Support and More

ArtWeaver’s native file format (.AWD) is now supported, complete with support for re-editable text. Improvements have been made to the support for Photoshop’s PSD (oversize handling) and Pixlr’s PXZ (shape layers, flat image handling), with further improvements being made to several file format support plug-ins.

Latest Changes (List)

The following changes have been made to Chasys Draw IES with the latest release:
  • Quality Rollup for Q1 2024 focusing on third-party updates
  • Updated selection logic and anchor points (grab handles)
  • Configurable anchor points (grab handles) with 2 options
  • Support for ArtWeaver's native file format (.AWD)
  • Support for re-editable text in ArtWeaver AWD files
  • Improved Photoshop PSD file support (memory management)
  • Improved Pixlr PXZ file support (shape layers, flat image handling)
  • [bug fix] Perspective distort clips right edge of text

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 5.31.01
released on 9th Jun 2024
37 MB exe or zip - setup, help and selected extras




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