updated 12:10 pm EST, Tue November 29, 2005
Stone updates iMaginator
Stone Design today released , a free upgrade to its powerful image processing and painting application. iMaginator provides an intuitive and easy to use interface for Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger)'s Core Image technology. It ofers instant access to over 108 effects, transitions, and filters, allowing users to layer images, paint and text, and apply, modify, and re-order multiple effects as well as crop, scale, rotate, flip, skew, change exposure and brighten images in realtime. It can also create QuickTime movies showing the effects changing over time, according to Stone. Version 2.2 adds 12 online tutorials, 30 new effect chainss, 11 "Blank Paint" canvases, support for RAW image formats (Canon, Nikon, Fuji, Minolta, Sony, OpenEXR), Intel-based Mac support, German localization, and more. iMaginator is $50 with "free upgrades for life."