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New Major Release of Award-Winning Icon Creation Tool Offers Enhanced Drawing Capabilities

icon editorJanuary 2004 - Aha-Soft, a leading developer of graphics software announced this month a new major release of its award-winning icon creation and management tool Aha-Soft ArtIcons Pro v4.0. This innovative solution offers professional and casual graphic artists all tools needed for designing, editing and retouching Windows icons as well as managing icon libraries.

Version 4.0 of Aha-Soft ArtIcons Pro features a sufficiently improved image editor that offers graphic artists a number of breakthrough features, including the ability to create icons with several raster layers. To support the multi-layer feature, a new image format - Icon Project - was introduced.

"The concept of using layers is very familiar to any artist working with digital imaging software, - says a representative from Aha-Soft. - Layers give you more freedom in using complex graphic tools and creating professionally looking images. This new feature enables Aha-Soft ArtIcons to rival any high-end graphics package. In fact, it is better than any of these high-end tools when you consider creation of icons and other small graphics."

AhaSoft ArtIcons is specifically designed for efficient icon creation and management and offers a variety of features that cannot be found in standard graphics applications. Among those features is the ability to import icons from executables, image and library files and the search and extract function that enables busy artists scan through the contents of a folder or a drive and arrange all images found in any files into a single icon library for easy and effective management.

ArtIcons is equipped with all essential drawing tools including various kinds of airbrushes, pencils and paintbrushes as well as miscellaneous text, line and shape tools. The software is equally well equipped in the effects department and offers a variety of solid, patterned and gradient flood fills, drop shadow, smooth, color modification and other effects. The native Windows XP icon format support enables artists to create 32-bit icons with 8-bit alpha channels.

What's New
Other new features in version 4.0 include the ability to create, edit and import large images, support for export and import of transparent PNG images, new interface languages including Catalan, Serbian, Swedish and Brazil Portuguese, ability to export icon libraries to single 32-bit bitmap images, new flood fill patterns and effects, and more.

System Requirements
Windows 95/98/ME/2000/NT/XP, 2MB of free disk space

Shareware, 30 days trial. Standard version is $19.95 US, ArtIcons Pro is $39.95 US.

About the Publisher
Based in Krasnoyarsk, Russia, Aha-Soft manufactures award-winning image processing software for professional and amateur graphic artists. The company's award-winning line of icon and cursor tools features innovative software designs to set new standards. This privately owned company was founded in 2000 and is off to a phenomenal start, receiving high praise from the industry experts and numerous accolades from online and print media, including Editor's Picks from ZDNet, WebAttack and SoftMag and the highest rating at TuCows and SimplyTheBest. Aha-Soft has established significant market penetration by utilizing an Internet-based sales and distribution model with estimated thousands of individual and corporate users all over the world.

For more information about Aha-Soft please visit the company's web site at www.aha-soft.com.

P.O. BOX 17077, Krasnoyarsk-10, 660010, Russia
Email: supportaha-soft.com
Web: www.aha-soft.com

Full Version Evaluation
Should you need a full version for review, please email us at supportaha-soft.com.

Download Evaluation Copy of ArtIcons 4.0
Download from: www.aha-soft.com/downloads/aipro.exe (ArtIcons Pro, 1.1 MB)
and www.aha-soft.com/downloads/aicon.exe (ArtIcons Standard, 1.1 MB)

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