Stone Design Ships Even-Faster iMaginator 2

Stone Design on Monday shipped iMaginator 2.0, the latest version of its image editing software that taps into the Core Image technology found in Mac OS X v10.4 "Tiger." This update is twice as fast as the original, according to Stone Design, because it uses OpenGL and Core Image directly. In addition, users can employ iMaginator 2.0 to take advantage of the new effects chains added to the Library, including some that were winners in Stone Designis iMaginator Contest.

The developer also said that this update features bug fixes as well as the ability to hold down the Option key to precisely set the crop rectangle. The company announced that iMaginator also now uses a universal binary that will enable it to run on the new Intel-based Macs when they start shipping next year. Upgrades are free for existing users; the full software is US$49. Tiger is required to use it, of course.