[8:30 AM] Paint This Rainbow With All Manner Of New Features
Addiction Interactive has updated Rainbow Painter to version 1.5.0. The new version of the image editing program adds a number of help type features, giving users more information about the program's functionality, as well as a host of performance enhancements and bug fixes. According to Addiction Interactive:
The new version includes the following features:
New user interface features:
'Tips' added (accessible from the main menu, press 'Esc'), where you'll find useful hints and tips.
'FAQ' added (accessible from the main menu, press 'Esc'), where you'll find some frequently asked questions and their answers.
'Info' buttons added to the dialogs of all picture effects, picture operations, and layer operations. Clicking on the 'Info' button will bring up brief info about the effect/operation and how it works.
New image editing features:
New picture format: JPEG/JFIF pictures can now be imported.
New picture tools: "Scroll Layer", "Square Selection".
You can now make a 'Selection' using the picture tool "Square Selection". The 'Selection' is supported by all picture effects (so they only affect the selected area), as well as some picture/layer operations.
Improved image editing features:
All picture effects now support 'Selection'.
The picture operation 'Crop To Alpha' has been replaced with 'Crop', which crops to 'Selection' (if no selection has been made, it crops to alpha).
The name of the layer operation 'Copy' has been changed to 'Transfer', and it now supports 'Selection' (on the source picture).
In the picture effect dialogs, the 'Effect strength' has been replaced with 'Intensity' and 'Opacity'.
Misc. changes and improvements have been made to some dialogs.
Running Rainbow Painter from CD crashed the program. Now an alert is displayed, telling the user not to run from CD.
The layer operation 'Move' corrupted the picture if all edit buttons were turned off.
Trying to 'Undo' after using the layer operation 'New' with all edit buttons turned off, would corrupt the picture.
Having two 'Realtime Zoom' contents visible at the same time could, in some rare cases, crash the program.
Trying to apply an effect when no edit buttons were switched on, did not generate an error dialog.
Importing a picture didn't work if the file's extension was in lower case.
Rainbow Painter is available as shareware for US$20. You can find more information at the Addiction Interactive web site.