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March 2006

Color Panels in Balloonist update

Posted Mon, 27 Mar 2006 09:48:09 -05:00

You can change the colors of panel outlines and fills, or hide them altogether in Balloonist v1.0.3.

Other changes with this release:

  • ComicsML import now respects the default font settings.
  • On Mac OS X, the outermost folder inside the distribution disk image has been renamed from "macosx" to "balloonist" to avoid confusion with other mounted disk images.

You can download it at the Balloonist Download Page.

Also, a new addition to the Frequently-asked Questions Page explains that registered licenses will continue to work across this and most other product upgrades.

New Tutorial: Merging Balloons

Posted Mon, 20 Mar 2006 18:28:54 -05:00

A new online tutorial illustrates the use of Balloonist to merge balloons.

Look for a new feature update to Balloonist soon.

Balloonist v1.0.2, maintenance release

Posted Wed, 15 Mar 2006 13:11:29 -05:00

Balloonist v1.0.2 has been released. It corrects the following issues:

  • Undone line thickness changes are now reflected in the Properties Pane immediately.
  • Component balloon shapes can now be copied to the clipboard individually (without stems and balloon text) for more targeted transfer to external illustration software.
  • The clipboard description of copied artwork elements is now more helpful for things that aren't balloons.
  • Balloons can now be pasted into panels with prior occupants.

You can download it at the Balloonist Download Page.

Balloonist tutorials online

Posted Wed, 15 Mar 2006 08:43:23 -05:00

New online tutorials walk you through panel layout and the variation of balloon rectangularness in Balloonist.

Balloonist updated with variable line thickness

Posted Fri, 10 Mar 2006 10:13:42 -05:00

With v1.0.1, Balloonist now offers variable line thickness for balloons, narrations, starbursts and panels.

This update also corrects the following problems:

  • Now maintains the aspect ratio of artwork elements scaled by holding down the shift key while dragging one of their corners.
  • Unrecognized file extensions are now grayed out in the file dialog when placing an image. This behavior can be overriden by holding down the option key (OS X) or alt key (other operating systems).
  • SVG Export now continues to work on unlicensed copies when available memory is limited.
  • Lollipop word balloon stems are no longer lost when exporting to SVG.

You can download it at the Balloonist Download Page.

Balloonist v1.0 is here!

Posted Sun, 05 Mar 2006 08:05:48 -05:00

More than two years in the making, Balloonist v1.0 has finally arrived!

We invite you to visit the new Balloonist Home Page and download a copy for evaluation.

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