Boris Eyrich Software has released version 3.0 of its painting application. Artweaver 3.0 Free, which is also available as a paid-for Plus edition with more features, adds a new collaborative feature that allows artists sat at different computers to work on the same document – either over their local area network or via ArtweaverTeam.com (free account required).
This is the only new feature in the free version, and is accompanied by a number of unspecified bug fixes. The Plus Edition, which costs €29, boasts many more new features to go with its enhanced feature set, plus performance and interface improvements.
The new collaborative feature works across local area networks or – via free accounts – the internet via ArtweaverTeam.com. It’s managed via a new Team window where users can come together to work simultaneously on the same document, using the window to chat as they work.
The Plus edition adds a number of new features: two new brushes (warping and coloring), a Filter Gallery, new views for preset selectors (List and Thumbnail) and a new layer properties dialog with extra settings. Improvements include faster read operations, better drag-and-drop palette docking and various interface tweaks.