We have improved PSD format support. Now Graphics Mill supports Large Document Format (PSB) and much more accurately renders Smart Objects. It can also extract word spacing information from text layers. Several bugs are fixed.See change log
New version improves support of PSD format. This time we have added an ability to extract raster layer masks. In addition, we have fixed a couple of bugs and made manipulations with clipping path easier. Also, we have added an ability to enumerate fonts installed in the system.See change log
We have done a lot of work on the text rendering engine. Now it handles even more sophisticated layouts. Starting with version 8.1.45 Graphics Mill can spread text between multiple containers. Also we added support for RTL text and ordered/unordered lists and additionally improved handling of some specific fronts. Despite all these major improvements, there are no braking changes in the API.
New samples are added to the product reflecting improvements in 8.1.45 and the previous versions. Several problems with JPEG and EXIF have been fixed.See change log
Version 8.0.37 adds supports for NeuQuant quantization algorithm significantly reducing size of PNG files and persevering transparency at the same time. The color management engine can deal with device link color profiles now. Also we did some improvements and bug fixes in the PSD reader.
License keys can be applied via web.config/app.config files in 8.0.37 making it more convenient to implement Graphics Mill in web applications.See change log
New PsdProcessor class allow editing image and text layers content of a PSD file and merge them to a bitmap or PDF just in several lines of code. You still have all the control over PSD parsing and rendering, however PsdProcessor allows you to concentrate on the business logic without having to deal with each layer positioning, transformations, applying effects, etc. Another life-saver is an ability to automatically grab missing fonts from various sources such as Google Fonts, Font Squirell and a local folder (no need to install those fonts to a system!)
Graphics Mill 8 now has the best PSD format support on the market (except of Adobe, of course). Formatted text, paragraph setting, vector shapes, masks and many other features allows personalized templates of any complexity. You can even generate pseudo 3D previews and apply warp transformations using Smart Object!
If you are using Graphics Mill in DAM systems, you will find some of new features extemely useful, such as TARGA file format support as well as an ability to work with advanced clipping path. For those who need to work with vector graphics, we have added a new GraphicsContainer class which is similar to metafiles in System.Drawing - throw some commands into it (like "draw path, "add image", etc) and then output it to PDF.See change log
In addition to multiple minor improvements and fixes, there are the most important ones:
We have added an ability to convert pixels to the Lab color space. It allows creating more advanced color and image processing algorithms.
10+ new samples were added. We have also fixed the following issues: resizing and saving extra large images to PDF, chinese fonts and few other minor problems. Also, RAW format support was improvedSee change log
New drawing engine allows controlling the text rendering more precisely. You can control hinting, leading. Use faux bold and italic styles.
AJAX Vector Objects now allow selecting multiple objects. Several bugs are fixed.See change log
In addition to multiple bugfixes and minor improvements, our visual multi-layered image editing control (Ajax Vector Objects) received new text manipulation features. In particular, now it supports not just a regular text lines, but also multiline areas and curved text.See change log
The HTML5-based online image editing control included into Graphics Mill (known as Ajax Vector Objects) now can import and export SVG files and insert arbitrary SVG objects. Also, now it is possible to manage restrictions for the object manipulation (like resizing, moving, etc).
Graphics Mill core library now can open TIFF files with OJPEG compression. In addition, some minor bugs were fixed.See change log
Now Graphics Mill can automatically trim a solid background using the AutoCrop transformation. In addition, we have significantly improved the speed of JPEG enconding. Several bug were fixed as well.See change log
This version supports .NET 3.5 and 4.x. A number of minor improvements and bugfixes were made as well.See change log
Our HTML5-based online image editing control (Ajax Vector Objects) now is mobile and touch friendly. A number of other improvements and bugfixes were also made.See change log
The long-awaited solution for processing oversized images is now available. Instead of loading the entire image into memory in the traditional manner, you can process the oversized image piece-by-piece using the new memory-friendly API.
We worked hard to make popular imaging algorithms like image resizing work much faster. Power unleashed!
If you are considering migrating to Azure, the Microsoft cloud environment, the new Graphics Mill is fully compatible.