We're not dead yet!

It’s been a long time coming, but Paintbrush 2.1 has finally been released! And with it come a bucket-full of new features and bug fixes, including (but certainly not limited to):

• Color accuracy: All-new internal image storage means far better color accuracy
• Transparent selection: Automatically remove the background color in selections to obtain pixel-perfect positioning
• Speed: In addition to full 64-bit support, various tools have gotten speed boosts, especially the massively improved Fill tool

We’ve also added plenty of little fixes and features, including better printing options, enhanced image resize UI, improved transparency support (featuring a classic checkerboard pattern), and JPEG quality settings.

(For the open-source aficionados in the audience, you’ll also be interested to note that Paintbrush is no longer licensed under the GPL. Instead, the project has been shifted to the more-permissive Simplified BSD license. There are some philosophical reasons that we’ve decided to make the change, but those belong in a separate blog post!)

We here at Soggy Waffles are really proud of this new version, and hope you guys love it too! Be sure to grab it from our downloads page, or update directly from within Paintbrush 2.0.1.

Now that Paintbrush 2.1 is finally released, we’ll be taking a few weeks to rest before beginning work on the next major release of Paintbrush, version 3.0. But don’t be surprised if we end up using that time to plan our other, much secreter project...