The vast majority of drawings do not involve those cutting-edge features that are offered in those heavy-branded image editors; certainly, not for free. Public-domain applications, on the contrary, demonstrate poorer performance and are often not so easy to get along with — if they have necessary tools in the first place.
A great response to the real-life drawing challenges is NeoPaint — a feature-packed and yet easy to learn image editor available at a reasonable price. Its perfect for creating great-looking graphics for desktop publishing, presentations and the Internet. Equipped with dozens of special effects, textures, and custom paint brushes, NeoPaint will let you realize all of your fantasies on the canvas. Natural media tools like charcoal, crayon, chalk, ink, watercolor and oil paint will add the realistic look to your pictures.
NeoPaint is also great for solving real-life applications like red-eye removal and other photo retouch and enhancement. It takes source images from file — check out the built-in picture browser, — or grabbed directly from a camera, scanner or screen capture. The final images can be outputted to a printer or saved to any popular image format, maintaining high quality. In addition, the application has sophisticated gif-animation icon-edition tools.
After having played with NeoPaint for a little while, you will be able to create real masterpieces, not spending the endless hours of your time and flushing thousands of your hard-earned dollars.
Microsoft Reinvents Desktop Graphics in Windows Longhorn Microsoft Corp. is working away on the next-generation of Windows, code-named Longhorn, due in 2006. According to developers, the new operating system will reshape the Windows graphics architecture, from 2D to 3D, with the Windows Graphics Foundation.