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WowPaint Pro

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Paint a picture or draw on your photos with WowPaint's unique tools.
The standard pen and eraser are complemented by a Soft Pen, a Glitter Pen, and a 3D Pen (in three variations) that produces stunning brush strokes reminiscent of pipes or cables.
You will also find Smudge, as well as a similar tool called Drag.

We have put years of research and hard work into making our own painting engine from scratch, and we continuously work to improve it.
The engine uses 128-bit color and it always utilizes floating-point arithmetic for increased accuracy and a high dynamic color range.

Pinch (trackpad) or use keyboard shortcuts to zoom in/out.
To pan, drag with two fingers (trackpad) or use arrow keys.
Double tap with two fingers (trackpad) or press Space to reset the zoom/pan.
In addition, you can press the Tab key to hide the toolbar or Shift-Tab to move it to the other side.

You can opt to have different functionality for normal painting and 2nd/Ctrl-Click painting.
Go to 'Settings' -> '2nd/Ctrl-Click', and choose from the list of modes.
The most advanced mode lets the 2nd/Ctrl-Click have a separate tool/size/color/etc when you select with a 2nd/Ctrl-Click instead of a normal click.
The simpler modes permanently assign a tool such as Eraser to the 2nd/Ctrl-Click, which can be really useful!

The image consists of 3 transparent layers on top of each other.
To switch between the different layers, use the button that has what looks like a stack of papers in addition to a small symbol (e.g. a flower) of the currently selected layer.

Click once on a color to select it. Click a second time to bring up a menu where you can change or adjust the color in a number of ways (this menu also features an Eyedropper tool).
Adjacent to the colors you will find buttons to switch between the different color sets.
Press a second time if you want to replace the color set with one of the default ones.

In addition to creating normal paintings, you can also use this app to make repeating patterns.
Switching on the Pattern Edit Mode (horizontally and/or vertically) will display your painting as tiles next to each other.
You're free to paint anywhere on these tiles, so you can easily create seamless patterns for use as website/desktop backgrounds, in print, or for textures in 3d modelling.
Toggle this feature on/off in the Painting menu.

For information on what a specific button does, just hover the mouse pointer above it for a few seconds and a short explanation will appear.

What's New in Version 2.6.0

[IMPROVEMENT] Zooming and panning are now faster and smoother.
[NEW FEATURE] 2nd/Ctrl-click painting. If you select a tool or a tool setting (such as size or color) using a right-click or while holding down the Ctrl key, that setting becomes 'split'. A split setting has one value for normal painting and another for 2nd/Ctrl-click painting. You can, for example, complement the normal-click painting by assigning an eraser or a different color and size to 2nd/Ctrl-click brush strokes. To unsplit a setting, just select the same value for both clicks.
[NEW FEATURE] Optional Eyedropper button.
[NEW FEATURE] Group-Pick options in the Selected Color menu.
[NEW FEATURE] Support for pressure-sensitive trackpads (Force Touch), and pen tablets.
[NEW FEATURE] Rectangle Mode (the button with a rectangle on it, next to the Line Mode button). Works with all tools.
[IMPROVEMENT] Added one more pressure/weight button.
[IMPROVEMENT] The tool settings (e.g. size or color) are now individual per tool by default (this behaviour is optional, in case you prefer the same settings for all tools).
[IMPROVEMENT] Added 2 additional color sets, and each color set now has more colors.
[IMPROVEMENT] Improved algorithms for the tools.
[IMPROVEMENT] The Named Color Set has been improved and now has more options available for the selected color.
[IMPROVEMENT] The app now (automatically) saves more frequently, to minimize the chance of losing your work (under extraordinary circumstances, such as a crash).
[IMPROVEMENT] The brush stroke/path algorithm has been improved.
[IMPROVEMENT] The brush algorithm for the smaller sizes has been improved.
[IMPROVEMENT] New export options, including "Transparent PNG".
[IMPROVEMENT] Improved stability.
[BUG FIX] A rare bug had the potential to cause the app to freeze.
[BUG FIX] The message that appears when pressing a grayed out Undo or Redo button often failed to disappear.
[BUG FIX] A minor (cosmetic) bug in the Export dialog.
[BUG FIX] Fixed a couple of potential crash bugs.
[BUG FIX] A couple of bugs that had the potential to freeze/lock parts of the user interface.
[OTHER] Misc. other improvements and bug fixes.

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WowPaint Pro
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  • USD 7.99
  • Category: Photography
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.6.0
  • Size: 3.0 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: OS X 10.9.0 or later, 64-bit processor

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