Bitmap Image To Vector Path Conversion
Trace bitmap images to produce vector paths. Bitmap adjustment controls to adjust how the image is converted, image masks to determine the portions of the image to convert and layers to divide all of this into manageable groups.
Supports the Latest Macintosh Technologies
Intaglio now uses 64-bit coordinates for maximum precision and accuracy, as well as 64-bit code to remain compatible with Apple’s latest advances. The user interface has been improved to work better with current and upcoming versions of Mac OS X, including full support for retina displays. As you work, drawings are now auto-saved, while maintaining full access to previously saved versions.
Use customizable workspaces to organize and quickly change user interface elements such as inspectors in floating palette windows and sidebars. Attach inspectors to one or more tabbed panels in floating palettes, sidebars of the drawing window, or a combination of the two. You can create several configurations for different tasks, and quickly switch between them.
Bind Text To Shapes
Any block of text can be bound to a shape defined by a path object, using either of two options. The first option sets the baseline of the text along the shape’s outline, creating text on a curve, arc or any arbitrary shape. The second option fills the shape with the text, adjusting each line to fit within the path. By using compound paths, you can create holes for graphics or even multiple columns of text.
You can create a large variety of drawing templates to use as the starting point for new drawings. These can be either blank, to completely configure the drawing as you need, or they can contain the boilerplate graphics you need to start a new drawing.
For the iPad and iPhone
Intaglio Sketchpad is a full featured drawing application designed for the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch, based on Intaglio. It provides a full set of drawing tools and capabilities re-imagined for the multi-touch environment.
Reuse and Share Your Work
Improvements to the drag-and-drop library make it easier than ever to reuse the graphic elements you’ve already created and share them with others. Other improvements make it easier to modify these shared elements giving you a great deal of flexibility and improving productivity.
Our distribution partners at Softpress Systems have graciously added an Intaglio section to their user forum. This is the ideal place for Intaglio users of all kinds ask questions, request new features and share their experiences. Softpress is the publisher of the web design applications Freeway Pro and Freeway Express. Combined with Intaglio both of these applications make it easy to create graphically rich web sites.
Intaglio now runs natively on both PowerPC and Intel versions. The Universal version requires Mac OS X 10.3.9 and QuickTime 7.0 or later for PowerPC or 10.4.7 or later for Intel.
Easy To Use Patterns
Intaglio now includes dozens of predefined patterns in two new toolbar menus. The predefined patterns are black and white, and you can easily colorize them with the new color controls in the pattern editor.
You can now use Intaglio for fullscreen slideshow presentations. This feature isn't meant to compete with dedicated presentation software like Keynote and PowerPoint®, but it's great for creating slides and presenting them with a single application. When importing ClarisDraw documents, any slideshow settings are now fully preserved.
Improved Bitmap Image Support
For Tiger, Intaglio now uses ImageIO for bitmap image import and export. This allows Intaglio to use new image file formats including better CMYK support and extended range images such as OpenEXR and Camera RAW. In addition, Intaglio now provides more options for PICT image export to older applications such as Microsoft Word.
SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics)
Intaglio can export drawings as SVG files and open basic SVG files as new drawings. This allows Intaglio to exchange graphics with other SVG enabled graphics applications such as web browsers and open source projects. SVG is a standard graphics format created by W3C, the organization that sets standards for the World Wide Web, and is being adopted by several web browsers as a way to embed scalable 2D graphics in web sites. Because SVG is a vector graphics format it is capable of providing graphics at whatever resolution the user needs.
CoreImage is an innovative graphics technology in Mac OS X 10.4 (i.e., Tiger) to use today's advanced graphics cards for image processing. Intaglio allows you to use CoreImage to create effects limited only by your graphics hardware and your imagination. CoreImage filters can be applied to any combination of Intaglio graphics such as line illustrations, text, and bitmap images. Any effect can be constructed from multiple sources and channels providing the capability to fully exploit CoreImage. All Intaglio effects are resolution independent and scriptable, plus the elements used to compose the effects (e.g., the text and lineart) remain editable.
Spotlight & Automator
For Tiger Intaglio includes a Spotlight importer and a suite of Automator actions. This allows Spotlight to index the text within a drawing and any metadata such as document properties. The Intaglio Automator actions make it easier than ever to use Intaglio's powerful scripting capabilities.
AppleWorks 6, ClarisDraw, MacDraw Pro, & MacDraw II File Conversion
Intaglio converts most AppleWorks 6, ClarisDraw, MacDraw Pro and MacDraw II files to native Intaglio graphics. This finally provides a native Mac OS X solution for people who have a large collection of AppleWorks, ClarisDraw or MacDraw drawings. Since Intaglio adopts a similar user interface philosophy to traditional drawing applications like ClarisDraw, it's also easy for old AppleWorks, ClarisDraw and MacDraw users to get started right away. Intaglio doesn't currently support ClarisDraw's "connector" lines or exotic text flow options. However it does convert QuickDraw PICT files to native Quartz graphics, providing another alternative for old drawings from just about any classic Macintosh drawing application.
Word processors frequently allow a user to define several "styles" in a document to define the appearance of the text in that style. By changing a style, the user can change the appearance of all the text using that style in a single step. Intaglio brings this same concept to graphics with the addition of graphic styles to documents. Any change to a style in an Intaglio document, will also change all of the graphics using that style.
Intaglio converts most PDF images into native Intaglio graphics for editing (requires Mac OS X 10.3). Since PDF is the standard vector graphics exchange format for Mac OS X, this allows Intaglio to edit graphics received from many other applications. Conversion of text is currently limited to PDF fonts encoded as standard Latin or Unicode and PDF color spaces must conform to those supported by Intaglio (i.e., RGB, CMYK, and Gray).
Effects are vector and bitmap operations that produce the appearance of things like shadows, glows, and 3D lighting (requires Mac OS X 10.3). They're great for adding impact to an otherwise "flat" drawing.