updated 05:25 pm EDT, Tue October 5, 2010
Beta 5 emulates key Photoshop CS5 feature
German software house Times For Fun, makers of Fastcut, have put out a fifth public beta version of their image editor Red Pill, a lightweight photo-manipulation program that sports a selection of Photoshop-esque features. The latest beta adds a "smart fill" or content-aware brush similar to one of the major features of Adobe Photoshop CS5.
The program also offers features such as clone stamps, unlimited undo, transform and adjust filters, a file manager and batch processing. While the program is free to use during the beta period, b5 adds an "unregistered" watermark to images. In addition a "nag" dialog appears after the 15th launch of the application.
Red Pill can be pre-ordered for 17€ (about $23 US) with immediate delivery of a serial number to disable the watermarking.