§ 2 - iToolBox 3.10 Features

  • Easy to use — most operations can be learned in minutes
  • Consistent user interface: learn one thing, learn many
  • 95 image operators
  • Many immediate commands such as clone, scale, extend, enlarge, print, zoom, juxtapose, etc.
  • Reads 51 image file types, many of which have multiple variants
    • .png, .jpg, .iff, .pbm, .ppm, .gif, etc.
    • RAW camera files from many cameras
    • Powerful new fully open file formats with useful new capabilities
    • Area notation(s) support for image galleries
      • Rectangular regions
      • Polygonal regions
      • Elliptical regions
      • Freehand regions
      • Independently variable opacity text backdrops
      • JSON export for gallery software
      • Javascript gallery demo code included
  • Layered image capability
    • Comprehensive set of 60 layer blend modes
    • Image stacking support
      • Average
      • Median
    • Can utilize layers as multiple-image source paintbrushes
      • Translation
      • Rotation
        • User settable-center point
        • High precision
    • Warp Layers — 13 geometric layer effects
    • Layer effects — glow, emboss, shadow, etc.
    • Master / layer system provides flat result at all times
    • Master can be used as selection guide for operations on layers
    • Localstack and lockstep provide for grouping layers
    • Generates GIF animations from image layers
  • Flexible image views
    • Work well with multiple monitors
    • Can provide multiple views per image
    • Independent zoom levels and pan settings per view
    • Aspect locking and unlocking
    • Scale/create new image to view size
    • Rulers
      • Pixels
      • Inches
      • Centimeters
    • Per-pixel grid
    • User-definable snap grid
  • Comprehensive image file management
    • Load Image
    • Load/Assign Favorite Image (maintains up to 10)
    • Load Recent Image (maintains up to 16)
    • Load Recent Path (maintains up to 16)
    • Load Next Image (works with numbered images)
    • Save Next Image (works with numbered images)
    • Save Recent Path (maintains up to 16)
  • Provisions for printed circuit board layouts
    • Copper layers
    • Solder Masks
    • Legend layers
    • Drill hole layers
    • Board Profile (edge) layers
    • Board generation and setup
    • Pad, via, component, DIP and pin-grid package generation
    • Vacuum tube socket generation
    • Ground / signal plane generation
    • Multi-layer erase capability
    • Gerber file output for CAM PCB manufacturing
  • Effect previews for most image operations
    • One-button before/after comparisons
    • Thumbnail
    • Draggable and re-targetable 1x region
    • Draggable and re-targetable 2x region
    • Independent preview histogram
  • Powerful area selection and related tool mechanisms
    • Modal and non-Modal area selection modes
    • In non-modal mode, allows for area addition and subtraction
    • Hot re-anchoring for ellipses, rectangles and p-shapes
    • Hot polygon and spline point move, delete, add
    • Freehand, polygon, spline, p-shape, rectangle, ellipse, entire image, text, wand, numeric rectangle, complement, open figure, filled figure, outline, magnify
    • Resolution-independent, cross-image "apply again"
    • Antialiasing
    • Selection Blending
    • Pixel blend modes — matte, color, add, subtract, dissolve, etc.
    • Brush-stroking
    • Many types of selection guides: rule of thirds, golden spiral, aspect, etc.
    • Customizable area toolbox icons
  • Meta information capabilties
    • Copyright
    • Author
    • Annotation
    • GPS
    • Notation(s) — great for image galleries
    • Measurement
    • Create and modify times
    • Color space utilization
    • Histograms
  • Extensive keyboard and mouse command support
    • All image-context keystroke commands can be (re-)assigned, saved, (re-)loaded
  • RGB, HSV, YRB, CMY and CMYK color separations
  • Image printing
  • Generates GIF A:B comparison animations of like-sized images
  • Powerful color reduction to 256 or fewer colors on single images
    • Can save color reduced images as GIF
    • Can save the resulting palettes as JSON
  • Copy and paste via OS clipboard
  • Drag-and-drop loading of images
  • Undo and redo
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