Comic Life 1.5 also adds the ability to import comics and simplifies page duplication. In addition, Comic Life users can now access iPhoto Events will making a Quick Comic.
The new version sports several improvements including enhanced selection of multiple items, better resizing performance, several translation fixes, and more.
Developed by plasq, Comic Life requires Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later; at least a 400MHz G3, G4, G5 or Intel Mac; and 256MB of RAM. A single license costs $25; the 1.5 update is free to all current registered users.—Dan Moren
Involer invoicing software adds reports feature
Involer 1.3 also adds a Delivery Labels feature where one click prints a delivery label already addressed to your customer along with the return address and order number. Other changes include new date pickers throughout the program, the ability to add more text in the invoice notes, and bug fixes.
Involer 1.3 is a free upgrade for existing users. The invoicing program costs $30 and runs on Mac OS X 10.5.—Philip Michaels
BlogAssist update fixes bugs
BlogAssist now requires Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger or later. An individual license costs $15, a household license $20, and a site license $100. The update is free to all current licensed users.—DM
Opcoders describes GraphicDesignerToolbox as a modular synthesizer for computer graphics with 88 building blocks that users can combine to create and edit Web graphics.
The new blocks added in version 1.1 include a Chaos block for generating IFS fractals; a City block for generating procedural cities; a Blendmap block for z-blur effects; a Matrix block for convolution matrix operations; and a Quilt block that generates quilting patters.
GraphicDesignerToolbox costs $40; it runs on OS X 10.4 or later.—PM
Portrait Professional 9 released
Anthropics Technology released on Tuesday Portrait Professional 9, the latest version of its photo-editing and enhancement software. Version 9 adds the ClearSkin technology, which can automatically remove skin defects from photos, as well as an intelligent touch-up brush and new support for profile shots.
In addition, Portrait Professional 9 now supports multi-processor machines and is available as a Photoshop plug-in.
Portrait Professional 9 requires a 1GHz or better Intel Mac with 512MB of RAM running Mac OS X 10.4 or later. The software is available in both a Standard edition for $100 and a Studio edition, which also works as a Photoshop or Lightroom plug-in, for $150.—DM