Chasys Draw IES

Chasys Draw IES

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.5
out of 21 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.27.02
  • Total Downloads:
    207,452
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 31, 2014
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    20.12MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    450
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #40 in Photo Editors

Editors' Review

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Chasys Draw IES Artist is a free, full-featured image editing and drawing program that does what big-box programs like Adobe Photoshop can do, with a few unique touches that set it apart and actually make it easier to use than the competition.

When you install Chasys Draw, you have the option to associate it with various file types, which is handy if you want to make it your default graphics tool; you can change these associations at any time, too. The main interface is similar to most graphics programs in its layout, its complement of tools and functions, and its use of layers. Wizard-like steps simplify the processes of creating a project and opening and editing an image, video, or other compatible file. We clicked New Project, and the program walked us through the steps of selecting a new image, video, or disk label project or scanning an image. We selected a blank document, choosing dimensions, resolution, orientation, and background colors. We started with the brush tool, drawing freehand with both the mouse and a Wacom pen. Most of the program's wide range of brushes, effects, and tools are similar to those in Photoshop and other software. Chasys Draw accepts plug-ins, too. What we like about this tool, and what sets it apart, are its customizable Windows Aero-compatible transparency, which kept unused windows and tools semitransparent until they were activated by hovering the mouse; its pop-up labels and explanations; and the way the Help file opens on the appropriate entry when you first initiate a function. Other small but useful touches distinguish Chasys Draw from the pack, such as tiny icons in the left-hand corner for rotating images from portrait to landscape orientation. This versatile bundle also includes an icon generator, a calculator, a Notepad utility, and a color palette generator. The raw photo tool offers so many options that it's essentially a separate tool, while the Image Converter tool is powerful and flexible.

Chasys Draw IES Artist does so much that it would take some time to cover it all. It's a legitimate alternative to the big-bucks, big-box image tools on its own merits, and all the more so because it's freeware.

 
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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 4.27.02
Version 4.27.02:
  • Alpha Unblend image stacking function
  • Improved Context-sensitive Help
  • CD5 v3,30 with new compression engines
  • Onion-skinning through F9 and Space-bar
  • Added Onion-skinning to Animation Tutorial
  • Improved Snap-to-Grid feature
  • Improved Layer management logic
  • Improved Photoshop Plug-in support
  • Improved support for Paint.NET's PDN files
  • Several minor code optimizations
  • Several minor UI improvements
  • [bug fix] Some paths are not closed
  • [bug fix] Workspace may freeze on build 4.27.01
General
Publisher John Paul Chacha's Lab
Publisher web site http://www.jpchacha.com
Release Date November 01, 2014
Date Added October 31, 2014
Version 4.27.02
Category
Category Digital Photo Software
Subcategory Photo Editors
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows Server 2008, Windows 2003, Windows 8, Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows 2000, Windows NT
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 20.12MB
File Name chasys_draw_ies_4_27_02.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 207,452
Downloads Last Week 450
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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