Graphics Editor for the Screen
create beautiful images for icons, applications and the webLike Thought Opacity Express 1.0 is one truly easy-to-use editor for screen graphics. Built exclusively for Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Opacity Express is a slimmed down, more affordable version of Opacity. It includes most of the powerful features from Opacity like vectors, layers, variables and factories in an even simpler interface. By leveraging the power of Core Animation and Quartz, Opacity Express combines all of the tools artists need to create beautiful images for icons, applications and the web.
Like Opacity, Opacity Express streamlines the image creation workflow by combining a great vector editor and pixel editor with native support for all the formats needed for the screen. Opacity Express is also ready for the future with support for easily preparing graphics for resolution independence.
Opacity Express's vector support includes paths, gradients, lines, text, and more. With vectors, users can create images that look great at any resolution. Opacity Express takes this even further with special features like automatic pixel aligning and resolution variables to automatically hide details at low resolutions.
With pixels tools including pencil, eraser and fill, it's easy to make images pixel-perfect at every resolution. Opacity Express also supports layers, including folder layers. Every layer has its own opacity and mask. Filters in Opacity Express are live layers that can be added to images (with their own masks) and dynamically changed at any time.
Opacity Express also includes many unique graphic editing features. Previews make it easy to see how an image will look when deployed. Exporting images in Opacity Express only takes one click with Factories. Variables can be assigned to vectors, filters, layers and more to allow creation of powerful dynamic images.
Opacity Express includes the features from Opacity that most everyday users will need without the more advanced features needed by professional designers. This makes it more affordable and easier to use for anyone who just needs to make a few images now and then. It's also a great starting point for designing images, users who need more power can easily upgrade an Opacity Express license to an Opacity license at any time.
A free trial version of Opacity Express is available for download, and the full version costs $39 USD. Opacity Express requires Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard and is a Universal Binary for PowerPC and Intel Macs.
Like Thought is a small independent Mac shareware company. It was founded in 2006 by Jacob Godwin-Jones in Richmond, VA. Like Thought has released Lexicon, a language learning application for the Mac, iPhone, and iPod Touch. The company has also released Opacity: a professional editor for screen graphics and Opacity Express: an easy to use, affordable screen graphics editor. Like Thought is dedicated to making high quality, user friendly OS X applications for the Mac and iPhone.
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