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Chasys Draw IES 4.55.01

Powerful set of image editing and converting tools that’s now completely free

by Nick Peers

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License: Freeware
Operating Systems: Windows 10, Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows 8, Windows Server, Windows Vista (32 bit), Windows Vista (64 bit), Windows XP
Requirements:

512MB RAM, 550MB HD space, 1280x1024 resolution

Languages: English
Software Cost: Free
Date Updated: 28 June 2018
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Downloads To Date: 10891
Developer: John Paul Chacha
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Chasys Draw Artist
It won't take you long to start seeing what Chasys Draw Artist has to offer.

Everybody needs some form of image-editing tool, and the great thing is, you don’t have to pay a penny for it. That’s good news when you see how expensive high-end packages like Adobe Photoshop are these days, while even consumer level packages can leave a significant dent in the wallet. And all to tweak your favourite photos.

Chasys Draw IES is a suite of four separate programs: image editor (Artist), browser (Viewer), batch converter (Converter) and RAW digital camera image processor (raw-Photo). The main draw for most people will be Chasys Draw Artist, a powerful image editor with all the tools you need to perform quite sophisticated edits on your images. It can also be used to create new drawings from scratch or as an icon creator/editor too.

Chasys Draw Artist will initially surprise those used to traditional image-editing packages. It was deliberately designed to adopt a different approach to image editing, with the result its user interface can appear a little complicated and garish at first glance. It won’t take you long to start getting to grips with the program, however, and the tools fall over themselves to be as helpful as possible.

The power and versatility of the program can be ascertained simply by looking at the toolbox – no less than 36 options are available on here, and most of those options come with different sub-options too. Take the clone brush as an example – you can clone using the final image, which is what most tools offer, but you can also clone using the current layer or the one immediately beneath this. Everything is backed up by a comprehensive help file, written in plain English and packed with detail.

As with all image editing tools, the best way to explore the program is by creating a copy of your chosen image file and working on that – the results are quite stunning and relatively easy to achieve.

It’s not all good news – despite the program’s undoubted power, there are some niggles: there’s no option to adjust an image’s canvas size for example, and neither can you work on more than one image at once. Novices may be put off by its unfamiliarity and somewhat overwhelming user interface, but get over the initial shock and you’ll have added a powerful and useful tool to your image-editing armoury.

What's new in 4.55.01 (see changelog for more)?

Fast in-window live previews in Effects
New Effects-Brush tool option: Chroma Blur
New Effect: Watermark
Batch watermarking in Converter
New Emboss effect mode: Alpha
Improved Spin Blur algorithm
Improved Zoom Blur algorithm
Improved Motion Blur algorithm
Improved MegaStack™ plug-in
[bug fix] 1-pixel non-antialiased lines
[bug fix] Snap-to-Grid restricted to 255

Verdict:

Once you get past the slightly garish interface, you’ll find an image suite packed with powerful features that is relatively easy to get to grips with.

Your Comments & Opinion
 

Interface: Impossible

Posted by: bolg wrad, 03 January 2017 20:07

One day there'll be a version of this which doesn't have a GUI that behaves like a passive-aggressive paranoid schizophrenic. Then ChasysDraw will be awesome. Till then it will be infuriatingly unusable because it's obviously got a lot going for it. 'Novices' WILL be put off, non-novices will say "Sheeesh!". Absolutely horrible UI.

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Windows 10 October 2018 Update (build 1809)

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This is the latest version of Windows October 2018 Update. it's a media creation tool that can be used to upgrade an existing installation of Windows or create installation media for another PC. Just make your choice after launching the tool and it'll do the rest.

What was new in Windows 10, when it was released? The OS brought back the Start Menu, though with a Windows 8 twist: live tiles keep you up-to-date with the latest news while also providing an easy way to launch apps. (Don't worry if you prefer the Start Screen, it's still there and you can boot into it if you prefer.)

Apps now work much more like regular desktop programs. They have minimise, maximise, restore and close buttons, and can be resized (to a degree) and organised however you like.

If you've still lost track of a program in the mass of open windows, a new Task Spaces feature can help. Click its taskbar button and you'll see thumbnails for everything running now, a little like OS X's Mission Control - just click something to switch to it.

Better still, Task Spaces also supports virtual desktops. Add extra desktops as required and it'll display thumbnails of each one, making it easy to identify whatever you're after and switch to it.

There's also smarter snapping, new customisation options, and even a bunch of experimental additions to the command prompt.

Fall Creators Update brings a whole host of new features for Windows 10. See the Microsoft Blog for more information.

The Windows 10 ISO here will give you build 1809 which is the October 2018 Update.

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