PureRef 2.0 is out | CG Channel

Indie recreation studio and instruments developer Idyllic Pixel has launched PureRef 2.0, the newest model of its common light-weight reference image organisation tool.

The primary replace to the software program in 4 years, PureRef 2.0 provides the choice to attract immediately onto photos, and to set PureRef to all the time show on high of different apps.

A extra highly effective approach to set up reference photos for idea artwork and CG work
Extensively utilized by idea artists and illustrators, PureRef gives a extra highly effective approach to handle reference photos than establishing temper boards in apps like Photoshop.

Customers can drag and drop photos immediately into the software program, scale, reposition and align them intuitively, and add textual content notes.

PureRef 2.0: draw immediately onto photos contained in the software program
To that, PureRef 2.0 provides the much-requested choice to add annotations by drawing immediately onto photos inside the software program.

There’s additionally a brand new rich text editor for formatting text-based notes.

Different new options embrace the choice to group images and transfer them as a unit, with a brand new Hierarchy view to visualise groupings.

Can now be set to all the time show on high of different apps
Workflow enhancements embrace the choice to set PureRef to always display on top of different functions, and new choices to customize the user interface.

The software program additionally now supports animated GIFs, with the choice to step via the animation body by body.

Efficiency enhancements embrace a brand new picture caching and streaming system, which ought to “drastically” cut back reminiscence utilization, at the price of elevated load instances.

New business licenses for enterprise use
Idyllic Pixel has additionally up to date the EULA and licensing for PureRef.

Beforehand accessible on a pay-what-you-want foundation, the software program now has perpetual licenses and subscriptions for companies.

For non-commercial use, Private licenses are nonetheless pay-what-you-want.

Pricing and system necessities
PureRef 2.0 is suitable with Home windows 10+, Ubuntu 20.04 Linux and macOS 10.14+.

A Small Enterprise license prices $49, and helps as much as three customers; full Enterprise subscriptions value $10/month or $96/yr.

Non-commercial Private licenses are free, though you possibly can select to donate to assist assist growth of the software program.

Read a full list of new features in PureRef 2.0 in the online changelog

Read more about PureRef on the product website

Try PureRef for free
(Select the Private Version and enter a determine of $0 within the Customized Quantity discipline)

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