Artweaver 3.0 Free, which is also available as a paid-for Plus edition with more features, adds a new collaborative feature that allows artists sat at different computers to work on the same document – either over their local area network or via ArtweaverTeam.com (free account required).
This is the only new feature in the free version, and is accompanied by a number of unspecified bug fixes. The Plus Edition boasts many more new features to go with its enhanced feature set, plus performance and interface improvements.
The new collaborative feature works across local area networks or – via free accounts – the internet via ArtweaverTeam.com. It’s managed via a new Team window where users can come together to work simultaneously on the same document, using the window to chat as they work.
The Plus edition adds a number of new features: two new brushes (warping and coloring), a Filter Gallery, new views for preset selectors (List and Thumbnail) and a new layer properties dialog with extra settings. Improvements include faster read operations, better drag-and-drop palette docking and various interface tweaks.
Artweaver Free 3.0 is a free-for-personal-use download for PCs running Windows XP or later. Artweaver Plus 3.0 can be downloaded as a 14-day trial separately.
This article originally appeared at softwarecrew.co.uk