updated 07:10 pm EDT, Mon October 18, 2010
GPU rendering allows faster effects
Corner-A has updated their photo-editing program PhotoStyler to v4.5, bringing with it a heavily-revamped interface with a larger picture area and controls on the right. Effects are now layered, and each layer is expandable to bring up parameters.
In addition, the program sports a new in-place rotator that allows for easy yet precise rotation of images, effects or both. Other minor improvements include avoiding rendering glitches on color overlays and smaller bug fixes.
The program uses the GPU video card of the host Mac to speed up effects processing, and works with all file formats supported by OS X. It features a library of standard-effect presets that can be added to by the user, and full customization of existing presets that utilize more than 40 effects, such as Polaroid or Sepia. PhotoStyler also includes a "framing" tool to create frames for digital photos, and there is a texture library that can be used with filters included.
PhotoStyler v4.5 is available now for Mac OS X 10.5 or higher (universal binary); a discrete graphics card is recommended. The program costs $30 for new users. Upgrade pricing, if applicable, has not yet been announced.