Less than three months after introducing iMaginator 1.0, Stone Design has released iMaginator 2.0, a new version of its image processing application for Mac OS X v10.4 “Tiger.” iMaginator leverages Tiger’s Core Image technology to enable you to allow users to apply effects, transitions and filters to digital images. Stone Design claims the new release is twice as fast by using OpenGL and CoreImage directly. A free update for registered users, iMaginator 2.0 costs US$49.
Other new features in this release include the ability to apply paint on any number of layers with any size square or round brush. Images can be erased or blended in twenty different ways. New effects chains have bee added; the crop rectangle can set exactly; and bug fixes have also been made.
What’s more, iMaginator 2.0 ships in a universal binary that works on PowerPC-based and Intel-based Macs. Intel-based Macs were announced at last month’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) and are now making their way into the hands of some Mac software developers.