Chasys Draw IES

Chasys Draw IES

Download Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
4.5
out of 21 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.28.05
  • Total Downloads:
    211,569
  • Date Added:
    Jan. 15, 2015
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    20.59MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    337
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #42 in Photo Editors

Editors' Review

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Chasys Draw IES packs quite a few tools, including the ability to create your own illustrations from scratch, scan and edit images, and create GIFs. There's a learning curve, but the design and layout aim to make it as easy as possible to get started.

Pros

Miles better than Microsoft Paint: If you've dabbled with the brushes and colors to draw with Microsoft Paint, you'll be amazed by the additional ways you can customize and create drawings with the Artist feature in Chasys Draw IE. It's easy to choose the brush style and color, and we particularly liked that the onscreen options faded to grayscale and were nearly transparent when not in use.

Extras: Drawing may be the main purpose of the software, but you also can scan images or documents, initiate a video to record from your webcam, and batch process image files, just to name a few.

Getting started options: Because the software lets you do a lot, it tries to make the process as easy as possible. When you open Chasys Draw IES, you can choose to start with a blank canvas, or you can opt for a specific task, such as creating a CD or other disc label, or developing an animation sequence for an animated GIF.

Cons

Odd uninstall: In our tests, uninstalling was a bit confusing. When we chose Uninstall/Change in the Control Panel, a window popped up relating that the software was already installed, which didn't seem to make sense. The small window header still said Installing when we chose the option to change the app, and the process took more than a few minutes to complete.

Overwhelming in the beginning: If you've never used an app like this, you may be overwhelmed by the features and even some of the terminology, but a useful Help file will answer many of your questions.

Bottom Line

Chasys Draw IES offers multiple features to help you create and edit your artwork or images. It works well after you get acclimated and, unlike apps that offer the same type of features, Chasys Draw IES doesn't cost a thing.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"Excellent Photoshop replacement!"

June 08, 2014  |  By Markovich58

 |  Version: Chasys Draw IES 4.22.01

Pros

Small, fast, powerful, stable, very well supported... and free!

Cons

It seems trite to even try to think of any downsides to this software, but seriously, I can't think of any.

Summary

It's hard to imagine something better!

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4 stars

"Like Photoshop? Then..."

August 22, 2013  |  By katsscratch

 |  Version: Chasys Draw IES 4.11.02

Pros

If you like Photoshop, you'll like this. For those that have used PS the learning curve is very easy. If you haven't then not so much.

Cons

Not real thrilled with how to add various tools to the board. Other than that, have no other beef.

Summary

Like it. Use it. Enjoy it.

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3 stars

"Didn't work on my system!"

April 08, 2013  |  By TammiNicole

 |  Version: Chasys Draw IES 4.04.01

Pros

Great features

Cons

Appears to have stopped my windows 7 computer from booting!

Summary

I had this program on my Windows XP computer and I never had a problem with it. I really liked the included features it has. I thought it was a great program! I found a few of the features a little bit hard to use, but nothing major.

The problem came when I tried to install it on my Windows 7 laptop. It worked fine at first. I didn't notice any problems. The problem came the next time I turned on my Windows 7 computer. It wouldn't boot! I had to use System Restore to fix it! I wish this program would have worked for me!

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5 stars

"Top Professional Look"

July 07, 2012  |  By jerz

 |  Version: Chasys Draw IES 3.76.04

Pros

- Quality of graphics.
- Quality of tools.

Cons

Minimal learning curve -- gotta read the documentation, at least I do.

Summary

I'm a GIMP lover, this adds really great looking graphics to what I can do.

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5 stars

"Very Professional Graphics"

June 27, 2012  |  By jerz

 |  Version: Chasys Draw IES 3.75.01

Pros

Easy to create Professional Graphics AND priced to move -- it's FREE! I keep finding new tricks. Sometimes I even read stuff! If you read the stuff -- you'll probably love this even more when you get it to do exactly what you want.

Cons

Not having read much of the documentation, it can be difficult to get results. YOU'LL NEED TO READ and allow time for the learning curve. But, what little I've been able to do made me HAVE TO write something here -- since I believe this is an unknown product to most folks.

Summary

Super impressive. Well, gotta go read.

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5 stars

"Enormous functionality for free!"

May 31, 2012  |  By afm528

 |  Version: Chasys Draw IES 3.75.01

Pros

no, i will not enter them

Cons

I will not enter ten characters

Summary

this software has far more capabilities than I do.

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4 stars

"Wow, excellent features"

May 07, 2012  |  By nobarking

 |  Version: Chasys Draw IES 3.72.01

Pros

Tools for transparent backgrounds are very good. Toolkit seems to be thorough and well thought out.

Cons

Haven't discovered anything negative... yet.

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5 stars

"Excellent product."

April 25, 2012  |  By davidw7777

 |  Version: Chasys Draw IES 3.72.01

Pros

Full featured.
Easy to use.

Cons

None - very impressive, especially for freeware.

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5 stars

"All I need for painting and animating"

December 27, 2011  |  By soz1

 |  Version: Chasys Draw IES 3.68.03

Pros

Imports fine from my scanner, webcam and graphics tablet
Imports brushes from GIMP and photoshop
My no-name pressure sensitive graphics tablet supported
Has not crashed so far after several hours of use, and does not lag on a 7 year old XP computer
Nice interface and large canvas to draw on when using the full screen option
Lots of tools to explore

Cons

No it works

Summary

My affordable graphics tablet came without software. This program was what I needed.

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5 stars

"Just as good as Photoshop, no better due to the price!!"

November 26, 2011  |  By ayamcd

 |  Version: Chasys Draw IES 3.67.01

Pros

Full featured
excellent photo editing stuff
Easy for a beginner to learn and to use.

Cons

Can get a little slow when the resolution of the pictures is at its maximum

Summary

This program is an alltogether great thing. I am so glad that I found it. It has just as many features as the photoshop that I had been using and it is free!! If you are looking for a tool to edit photos with professional quality and feel than this is the program for you.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.28.05
Version 4.28.05:
  • Major code-base cleanup
  • Brush Engine 3.8 with pressure fade and size
  • New effect - Local Contrast Enhancement
  • New stack alignment mode - Deviance
  • Highly improved Emboss effect
  • Improved Merge-to-HDR function
  • Improved Autosave function
  • Improved image size dialog
  • Improved gradient file handling
  • Improved palette editing and file handling
  • Some CD5 compressor optimizations
  • Support for large layers (200 MPix)
  • [bug fix] Saving gradient files not working
General
Publisher John Paul Chacha's Lab
Publisher web site http://www.jpchacha.com
Release Date January 10, 2015
Date Added January 15, 2015
Version 4.28.05
Category
Category Digital Photo Software
Subcategory Photo Editors
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows 8, Windows XP, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 20.59MB
File Name chasys_draw_ies_4_28_05.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 211,569
Downloads Last Week 337
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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