December 9, 2010 in Software (E)
[prMac.com] Charleston, South Carolina - plasq today introduced Comic Life 2, the latest version of plasq's award winning photo comic creation software, which adds powerful new features without losing its legendary ease of use.
Version 2 introduces full template support, which means users get a great head start on their projects; advanced balloon control and text flow for precision layout; predefined and freeform shapes for more creative expression, integrated Facebook uploader for sharing with the world and an enhanced user interface that preserves the ease of use of the original Comic Life while providing quick access to more advanced features.
"Comic Life is used around the world for both recreational and educational purposes," said Robert Grant, plasq's CEO. "With Comic Life 2, our users can take their creative ideas to the next level."
Comic Life 2 introduces full template support allowing you to get your project jump started with full page layouts including panels, titles and captions along with complementary styles for a professional look. You can also create your own templates with all your favorite font and style choices.
Use the new Facebook exporter to quickly upload and share your comics with your friends and family. Comic Life 2 automatically creates an album to contain the pages in your comic and uploads the images.
Advanced balloon tail controls let you precisely curve balloon tails to fit around your content. Text layout has been rebuilt from the ground up to precisely flow your text within balloons and captions even when they are clipped against a panel for the perfect comic-style effect. Uniform image filtering means consistent filtering effects across your entire comic.
Smart shapes let you add common shapes to your comic and the free form shape drawing lets you create any shape or line you can imagine. Closed shapes can be converted to panels for additional creative options.
The restyled user interface not only makes creating comics even easier it also provides access to more advanced tools as well. For example the new gradient designer lets you create complex linear and radial gradients for the perfect lettering effect. The new format bar gives quick access to all the common style options including font and color pickers.
Comic Life 2 also includes many more comic fonts and panel layouts.
Comic Life 2 requires Mac OS X version 10.4.11 or Mac OS X version 10.5.6 or later, a Macintosh computer with an Intel processor, PowerPC G5, or 500 MHz or faster PowerPC G4, 512 MB of RAM (1GB recommended), 32 MB of video RAM and 150 MB of available disk space. Includes English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese and Spanish localizations. A Windows version is under development and is expected to be released in 2011.
Pricing and Availability:
Comic Life 2 is available through plasq.com for $29.95 (US). A household license (for up to 5 computers in a single household) is available for $44.95. Comic Life 1 users can upgrade for a limited time at $9.95 or $19.95 (regular upgrade pricing will be $14.95 and 24.95). See plasq.com for educational pricing information.
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