PRESS RELEASE: ToonIt!™ Photo Plugin is Updated for Adobe Photoshop CS5 and 64-bit Native Operation on Mac
Free CS5/64-bit Update for Digital Anarchy’s Popular Photoshop Cartooning Software
San Francisco, CA -- June 30, 2010 -- Digital Anarchy, a leading provider of cost-effective software for photographers and digital artists, today announced a free update to their popular ToonIt! Photo cartooning plugin. ToonIt! 2.6 adds compatibility for Adobe Photoshop CS5 and 64-bit operation on Mac systems; the Photoshop plugin is already compatible on Windows/Vista. The 2.6 update also adds many behind-the-scenes improvements, like background rendering, to make ToonIt faster and more responsive.
Commercial photographer and product reviewer Stan Sholik said, “I’ve had the opportunity to review many Photoshop plug-ins and ToonIt! is unique in its ability to transform images, especially portraits, into unique cartoon-and graphic novel-like creations. And best of all it is easy and fun to use, inviting you to experiment and find new looks that can increase sales.”
ToonIt! is used by photographers and digital artists to create a variety of cool cartoon styles, beautiful painted effects, and illustrated looks. One of the key features of ToonIt! is its ability to turn people and faces into believable cartoons and illustrations. The software uses advanced algorithms from Toonamation, Inc and allows ultimate control in customizing the cartoon effect with paint styles, shading and outlines.
“Many artists have used ToonIt to transform personal photos and fine art,” said Jim Tierney, president of Digital Anarchy. “We’re also finding that pro portrait photographers use ToonIt in clever monetizing ways, like offering a cartoon image to their clients as a part of the portrait package. It's an easy way to offer a whimsical ‘bonus’ on top of the more traditional photographs.”
Pricing and Availability
ToonIt! Photo for Photoshop is regularly priced at $159 USD, but will be on sale for $89 until July 15, 2010. ToonIt! Photo runs in Adobe Photoshop CS–CS5 and Photoshop Elements 6.0–9.0. The plugin runs on Macintosh 10.3.9–10.6, Windows XP–7.0 and Vista systems. A separate version for use in Apple’s Aperture is on sale for $79, normally $129. Demo filters and samples are available at www.digitalanarchy.com.
Current owners of ToonIt! Photo should contact Digital Anarchy for free update instructions. ToonIt! Aperture is also updated to version 2.6 for the render improvements.
About Digital Anarchy
Digital Anarchy is a privately owned company operating out of San Francisco, Calif., that creates high-quality creative software for broadcast designers, 2D animators and professional photographers. These tools solve a wide range of design issues, from skin smoothing software to masking out bluescreens for commercial still photography. Digital Anarchy products work in conjunction with host applications from companies like Adobe and Apple. For more information, please see the company’s website at www.digitalanarchy.com or call 415-586-8434.
Digital Anarchy is a registered trademark of Digital Anarchy Inc. All other brand names, product names, service marks, or trademarks belong to their respective holders.
(First posted on Thursday, July 1, 2010 at 12:03 EDT)