Toolbox 0.8.1 - Realtime Graphics Editor

September 15, 2008 in Image Editing (E)

[] Opcoders is proud to announce Toolbox 0.8.1, for advanced editing tasks involving bitmap and vector graphics. Toolbox can be used as a texture generator, as a logo editor and more, because of its flexible design. Toolbox' interface is node-based and has no wires, unlike traditional node-based editors.

This approach has these benefits:
* Its faster, no time spend on connecting nodes with wires.
* Better overview of huge documents, because its more compact.
* The data flow is easy to follow, because there are no wires.
* Less visual noise, there are no wires to look at.
* Constructions can be easily recycled, no need for connecting with wires.

It requires a few more nodes to pass data around, but that is a tiny tradeoff compared to the many benefits.

Toolbox is built for immediate feedback. Much effort has been put into reducing the time from a parameter is changed until a result can be seen. The shorter this interval is, the better. For this reason Toolbox uses slider parameters everywhere, which are much faster to change than text fields. Toolbox is made for permanently having one hand on the mouse and one hand on the keyboard.

Its easy to get started. Toolbox has 3 difficulty levels: easy, medium, hard. And includes 50 examples for exploration and recycling, these can be accessed via the Examples menu.

Important changes of this version:
* Made a library tab with fuzzy search and tags.
* Export vector output as PDF.
* Stripe vector building block.
* Bug fixes.

Minimum Requirements:
* Mac OS X 10.5 or later
* 1.5GHz processor (2.4GHz recommended)
* 1GB of system RAM
* 64MB of video RAM
* Three-button mouse

Availability and Pricing:
Toolbox is free to try and can be downloaded without any registration from the Toolbox homepage (4.5 MB). A single user license can be purchased for 20 Euro while this program is alpha. Final price will be 50 Euro. Software updates are free.

Opcoders is a one-man company, founded in 2006 by Simon Strandgaard. Copyright 2008 Opcoders. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.


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