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Make Your Artwork Smoother With ArtIcons 4.10

New Version of Award-Winning Icon Editor Offers Enhanced Image Processing Features

October 2004 - Aha-Soft, a leading developer of graphics software has announced this month a release of its award-winning icon creation and management tool Aha-Soft ArtIcons Pro v4.10. This innovative solution offers both professional and casual graphic artists all tools needed for designing, editing and retouching Windows icons and managing icon libraries.

The main stress in version 4.10 of Aha-Soft ArtIcons Pro is laid on perfecting image processing capabilities that allow creation of more attractively looking icons. Now graphic artists can apply anti-aliasing while importing and resizing images to smooth out their edges and eliminate artifacts commonly known as “juggies”. Another new feature is the perspective grid that helps artists better use perspective in the process of creating the Windows XP style icons.

The image editor in the new version has also sufficiently improved from the days of the 3.xx versions and offers graphic artists a number of breakthrough features, including the ability to create icons with several raster layers. The support for multi-layer icons is implemented through the use of a new image format — Icon Project. “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 Pro 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.”

Aha-Soft ArtIcons Pro is specifically designed for efficient icon creation and management and offers a variety of features that cannot be found in standard graphics applications, including 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 also 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.

Aha-Soft Art-Icons Pro now supports multiple interface languages and images as large as 3000 by 3000 pixels. It features the 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.

Price
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 cutting-edge image processing software for professional and amateur graphic artists. Aha-Soft's 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 in its first years of operation from top Internet download sites including ZDNet, TuCows and Simply the Best.

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

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

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

Download Evaluation Copy of ArtIcons Pro 4.10
Download from: www.aha-soft.com/downloads/aipro.exe (exe, 1.2 MB)
and www.aha-soft.com/downloads/aipro.zip (zip, 1.2 MB)

More Information
More product information can be found at
www.aha-soft.com/articons


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