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Software News   Software News : ImageFX 4.5 Studio Now Available
   posted by Kermit on 12-Dec-2003 1:23:54 (2853 reads)
ImageFX 4.5 Studio Now Available

For Immediate Release...



Contact: Bob Fisher, Nova Design, Inc.

Nova Design, Inc., leaders in graphics software for the Amiga for over ten years, announced the new release of ImageFX 4.5 Studio for the Amiga and Pegasos platforms.

ImageFX 4.5 Studio is an all-in-one release of ImageFX 4.0, 4.5, PowerStation and numerous other upgrades to make a the Amiga's most comprehensive image editing and special effects package even more complete than ever.

What's new in 4.5 Studio?

In ImageFX 4.5 we introduced a completely new animation system that added a whole new suite of pre-rendered effects faster than anything else around has today. This new system is called the the Keyframe Manager. It can load GIF animations, ANIMS, AnimBrushes, and sequences of frames in many formats and animate them onto your video and animation sequences directly. But that's not all, you can also:

. Keyframe the animation to follow any path over your entire animation . Keyframe one point, two points or up to four points . Manipulate keyframes directly on the preview screen or input exact coordinates . Apply one of four types of motion blurring . Use any drawing mode, style or edge controls . Preview the animation in wireframe in real-time . Load and save projects . Use Keyframes with your own ARexx EOT scripts (samples supplied) . Call any ARexx effect or learned script on every frame

PowerStation has also now been included and upgraded over previous releases. PowerStation is a package of ImageFX modules designed to work directly with the PowerPC natively. This speeds up the specific modules ten times or more the speed of the same module running on a native 68060 processor. In many cases the effects become nearly real-time!

. Liquid - distorts your image as if it were on water . Fire - adds animatable fire on your image . Clouds - multilayer clouds and fog . Bubble - champagne bubbles and more . JPEG Loader/Saver - load and save JPEG images FAST! . Gaussian Blur - our famous blur - now really really fast . Lightning - Realistic lightning or Hollywood effect . FXForge - uses Photoshop Filter Factory formulas for hundreds of effects

MorphOS Compatibility

We've made ImageFX fully compatible with MorphOS. All the PowerStation modules work natively - at speeds far faster than previously possible under Cyberstorm or Blizzard PPC cards. We also have MorphOS 32bit icons courtesy of Andre Siegel!

You'll also find our entire web site and ftp site on the CD as well to save you download time and give you direct access to our newsletters on the disc.

Upgrade Pricing

Here's the best part - the upgrade is only a low $39.95 for owners of ImageFX 4.x. If you own ImageFX 3.x the upgrade to the latest release is only $59.95. ImageFX 2.x owners can upgrade right through and get the latest for only $79.95. Amazing!

If you wish to order directly you can call 1-800-IMAGE-69 or (804) 282-1157, or fax your order to (804) 282-3768 or just mail it to Nova Design, Inc., 1910 Byrd Avenue, Suite 204, Richmond, VA 23230 USA www.novadesign.com
    

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fleecy 
Re: ImageFX 4.5 Studio Now Available
Posted on 12-Dec-2003 7:53:33
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Hey Kermit

congratulations. Your products have always been must haves for serious Amigans and with the new power and features of our renewed platform, I am sure they will finally get the recognition they deserve,

cheers

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nicomen 
Re: ImageFX 4.5 Studio Now Available
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Does anyone know where there are presentations of the product including a picture or two of the box or the new features so that I could use it on our web page?

The things that are on the URL in the press release says nothing about IFXS4.5. And yeah, are the press releases online somewhere for future reference?


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Re: ImageFX 4.5 Studio Now Available
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So ImageFX is now pure PPC code or ???


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Re: ImageFX 4.5 Studio Now Available
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So ImageFX is now pure PPC code or ???


No, but the share of PowerPC native effects is steadily increasing since some time. (And even more PPC native effects are available in this new version, if I read it right) JIT emulation alone is a huge boost to everything in ImageFX compared to 68K machines.

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Good job!


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Re: ImageFX 4.5 Studio Now Available
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Well this is good news indeed.

Much of my computer activity is graphic and animation centered. I wasn't sure ImageFX was going to be made available for AOS4.

Anyone have information on any 3D software? (Come on NewTek!)

Bob C.


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Re: ImageFX 4.5 Studio Now Available
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this is just so KEWL!...,.

january salary here i COME!!!


aladdin and ifx studio!


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Re: ImageFX 4.5 Studio Now Available
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I wasn't sure ImageFX was going to be made available for AOS4.


I've been a big fan of IFX for years, however, I take it this is not a native OS4 version they're talking about.

I'll certainly look into upgrading as I hope sales of IFX for AmigaOS might encourage Nova to do a fully OS4.x native version in the future.

I'm glad IFX is back :)

Zoltan


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Re: ImageFX 4.5 Studio Now Available
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Same here, I'm really tempted to buy it but...
I would advise anyone that is buying it to use it on future machines to WAIT till it's official.
Of course, if you don't mind runing it on the Classic, or through 68k emulation it' alright...


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Re: ImageFX 4.5 Studio Now Available
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If you go the Press Releases on our web site you will see the information for ImageFX Studio 4.5 and Aladdin 4D on CD.

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@CanGuy
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I've been a big fan of IFX for years, however, I take it this is not a native OS4 version they're talking about.

I think it's important to realise that the main part of IFX is 68k code. Right now, only a handful of (CPU intensive) plugins are PPC native.
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I'll certainly look into upgrading as I hope sales of IFX for AmigaOS might encourage Nova to do a fully OS4.x native version in the future.

Same here. I already own 4.5 but just to be able to get the PPC modules for this price is a must-have, never mind the fact of having all the other stuff as well. I placed my order today.
Hopefully, due to it's modularity, IFX could be ported across piece-by-piece, with a small charge for each update (powerstationII etc). This will obviously be very dependant on people upgrading or buying it for the first time.

-john

ps: Anyone buying it for the first time, or even for those owners who dont know, don't forget to join the mailing list. There are a lot of helpful and informative people there. Details on the Nova Design website.

-john

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