Written in Apple’s Cocoa development language, iDraw is an illustration and animation program. It takes full advantage of Mac OS X’s Quartz rendering engine to produce smooth anti-aliased images and transparency effects, Adrian Diaconu of MacPowerUser Software told MacCentral. It sports such features 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.
“We’ve received a great response to our initial release of iDraw 1.0, along with many requests for additional features,” Diaconu said. “This update includes many of the most-requested features we’ve received; the significant additions in this release include: easy image importing, drag and drop support, grid/alignment tools, a zoom tool, rulers, PDF and EPS output options, as well as many any bug fixes. We welcome feedback and suggestions from users as we continue to develop iDraw into a powerful illustration program for Mac OS X.”
iDraw can be used to create still illustrations, as well as frame-based animations that can be output to SWF files or GIF animations. For more information or to download (it’s a 660 k file), go to the
MacPowerUser Web site. The registration is US$39.95.