MacPowerUser Software, a software development company, has released iDraw 1.0 for Mac OS X, an illustration and animation program for Mac OS X.
It’s written in the Cocoa and takes full advantage of Mac OS X’s Quartz rendering engine to produce smooth anti-aliased images and transparency effects, according to Adrian Diaconu of MacPowerUser. It has many of the features of high-end design programs, such as smoothly rendered vector paths, different fill types including translucent colors and gradients, object transformations such as tapers and arcs, text glyph manipulation, and more, Diaconu said.
“iDraw’s interface has an intuitive Mac OS X look-and-feel making it very simple to use and learn,” he told MacCentral. “With the ability to create still illustrations as well as frame-based animations that can be output to SWF files or GIF animations, iDraw is perfect for anything from detailed designs to simple Web animations.”
You can download iDraw (a 490 Kb file) at the MacPowerUser Web site. The registration is US$39.95.