MacPowerUser Software has updated iDraw, an illustration and animation program for Mac OS X, to version 1.3.
iDraw is written in Cocoa and takes advantage of Mac OS X’s Quartz rendering engine to produce smooth anti-aliased images and transparency effects, according to Adrian Diaconu of MacPowerUser.
Features include fully rendered vector paths, different fill types including translucent colors and gradients, object transformations such as tapers and arcs, text glyph manipulation, and more. You can export images in JPEG, GIF, TIFF, PNG, PDF and EPS format, or create animations that can be saved as animated GIFs, Flash SWFs, and QuickTime Movies.
Version 1.3 features updated shape creation tools and adds the ability to create angle-defined arcs, as well as rounded rectangles. The pen tool has also been enhanced and now allows for simplified creation of smooth bezier paths. iDraw also now has the ability to switch document and grid units between inches, pixels, centimeters or picas.
iDraw 1.3 is now available for download — registration is US$39.95.