FireAlpaca 2.0 improves layer support, adds 64-bit Windows build
February 21, 2018 – 06:55 | Comments Off on FireAlpaca 2.0 improves layer support, adds 64-bit Windows build
FireAlpaca 2.0 improves layer support, adds 64-bit Windows build

Japanese developer PGN Inc has released FireAlpaca 2.0, a major new release of its free paint app for Windows and Mac users. The app is aimed at wannabe painters with a variety of drawing tools …

gInk is a quick and easy screen annotation app
June 15, 2017 – 04:30 | Comments Off on gInk is a quick and easy screen annotation app
gInk is a quick and easy screen annotation app

GInk is an open-source Windows application which allows drawing and annotating your screen, then saving the results.
The program is a handy way to highlight elements of a screenshot for presentations or demonstrations, or maybe to …

Draw, paint and optimise your pictures with NPS Image Editor
May 29, 2017 – 15:00 | Comments Off on Draw, paint and optimise your pictures with NPS Image Editor
Draw, paint and optimise your pictures with NPS Image Editor

NPS Image Editor is an unusual freeware tool which aims to provide the simplicity of Microsoft Paint with far more functionality, including custom brushes, filters and transparency control.
The program looks much like a stripped-back version …

MediBang Paint Pro is a powerful paint app you can use everywhere
August 7, 2015 – 08:23 | Comments Off on MediBang Paint Pro is a powerful paint app you can use everywhere
MediBang Paint Pro is a powerful paint app you can use everywhere

MediBang Paint Pro markets itself as “the world’s best free comic creation tool”, which is a big claim, and – if you’re not interested in comics – might put you off trying it at all.
Look …

Xara Photo & Graphic Designer 11 released
June 29, 2015 – 13:10 | Comments Off on Xara Photo & Graphic Designer 11 released
Xara Photo & Graphic Designer 11 released

Xara Group has announced the release of Xara Photo & Graphic Designer 11, its one-stop photo editor, graphic design and publishing tool for Windows Vista+.
Art Brushes are a highlight, a new technology which smoothly stretches …

Artweaver Free 5.0 adds new brush engine, improves file-saving options
November 11, 2014 – 09:57 | Comments Off on Artweaver Free 5.0 adds new brush engine, improves file-saving options
Artweaver Free 5.0 adds new brush engine, improves file-saving options

German developer Boris Eyrich Software has released Artweaver Free 5.0, a major new version of its painting tool for Windows. The app, also available in a more fully featured Plus version, boasts a number of …

Drawpile: work on drawings with 20+ other users in real time
July 24, 2014 – 11:18 | Comments Off on Drawpile: work on drawings with 20+ other users in real time
Drawpile: work on drawings with 20+ other users in real time

Do you sometimes need to collaborate on drawings or sketches? Drawpile is a cross-platform application which allows 20+ users to use the same canvas, all at the same time.
The drawing engine initially looks quite simple. …

Pixopedia is a quirky but very interesting image editor, paint and drawing tool
March 17, 2014 – 18:49 | Comments Off on Pixopedia is a quirky but very interesting image editor, paint and drawing tool
Pixopedia is a quirky but very interesting image editor, paint and drawing tool

Pixopedia doesn’t initially look like the most powerful of graphics tools. Small flat buttons present various ugly and cryptic icons; even the more obvious ones don’t behave as you’d expect; and there’s no bundled Help …

Artweaver 4.5 extends ArtweaverTeam.com integration
February 6, 2014 – 08:21 | Comments Off on Artweaver 4.5 extends ArtweaverTeam.com integration
Artweaver 4.5 extends ArtweaverTeam.com integration

Boris Eyrich Software has updated its popular paint tool Artweaver to version 4.5.
The new build improves integration with ArtweaverTeam.com, the companion site where several Artweaver users can collaborate on projects. The Uploader plugin is now …

Go finger painting on your Windows tablet with Freehand Painter
July 30, 2012 – 08:49 | Comments Off on Go finger painting on your Windows tablet with Freehand Painter
Go finger painting on your Windows tablet with Freehand Painter

Launch the average painting tool and you’re generally confronted with a stack of options covering brushes and colour, outlines, fills and more. Which is fine, sometimes, but if you just want to be creative then …

Zip Art creates gorgeous abstract images, no artistic ability required
June 19, 2012 – 05:26 | Comments Off on Zip Art creates gorgeous abstract images, no artistic ability required
Zip Art creates gorgeous abstract images, no artistic ability required

Some people seem to be born with great artistic talent, able to produce amazing work with just a few strokes of a pencil or some well-placed dabs of paint. If, like the rest of us, …