Italian developer Digital Video has released The Tab 2.2, the newest version of its software aimed at animators who want to create content for the Web. The upgrade adds compatibility with Mac OS X v10.3, a new text tool, improved export into Macromedia Flash file format, the ability to export into 3GP format for playback on cell phones and more. In addition, Digital Video has split the application into Lite and Pro editions — version 2.2 adds three more features exclusively to the Pro edition, including the ability to import hand-drawn images, or those created with other software, and turn them into vector-based drawings.
Upgrades from The Tab 2.0 to the new Lite edition are US$195, although those who purchased version 2.0 at full price can upgrade for free, and upgrades to the new Pro edition are $400. The normal price for the latter is $695, but Digital Video doesn’t state when the special pricing ends. The full versions of the Lite and Pro editions are $395 and $895, respectively, and a 15-day trial is available for download from the developer’s Web site. The upgrade from Lite 2.2 to Pro 2.2 is $500. System requirements call for Mac OS X v10.3, a G3 or better processor, 128MB RAM (256MB recommended) and 150MB hard drive space.