ImageFramer 3.1 brings some exiting new features, modifications and bugs fixes. Please read the release notes carefully to get yourself familiar with all the changes.

  • Support for vector frames. Vector frames (in PDF format) can be used as regular images in Frame Editor but give this sharp and professional look when scaled to any size. Information on using PDF frames in the Frame Editor is available in the manual.
  • Several sample vector frames were added in the Library for registered customers. You should update your library after you update ImageFramer to version 3.1. More vector frames will be added. Currently, the available vector frames are all in Artistic collection:
    • Various set:
      • Film strip
      • Film strip (tinted) – adds a beige semi transparent tint over the photograph
      • Grunge flowers
      • Grunge flowers border
      • Travel green
    • Drawn frames set:
      • Birds and flowers
      • Color splash
      • Flowers
      • Origami
      • School
      • Sewn flowers
    • Oval set:
      • Simple oval
      • Gradient oval
    • Monochrome set:
      • Simple Rounded
      • Flower row
      • Floral wreath
      • Floral lines
    • Masks set has masks from all the above frames except Film strips, Travel green and frames in the Drawn frames set.
  • Define export size in real-world units, such as inches, cm and mm. The export panel now adds the units drop-down list to let you specify sizes in inches, for example. You’ll also always see the exported image size in pixel below. Of course it takes DPI setting into account as well. This is great for those who use ImageFramer to prepare images for print and was requested by many people.
  • Selecting colors with transparency. It’s now possible to select Opacity level for colors in the color palette. This allows two things:
    • Selecting separate transparency for the mat’s bevel. Semi transparent gray bevels create the appearance as if though the image itself is beveled.
    • When using Colorize function, reducing opacity of the colorization color will reduce the amount of colorization applied. So now you can add only a touch of a tint to the frame, giving you more creativity options.
  • You can drag layers up or down, out of the “film strip” layers panel, to remove them from design, in addition to pressing delete or backspace keys or through the context menus. Some increased productivity.
  • Added shortcuts and menu items to access different parts of the window:
    • Cmd-1 to open frame Library. If already open, Cmd-1 will toggle between “All” and “Favorites” view.
    • Cmd-2 to open Templates.
    • Cmd-3 to open Variations
    • Cmd-4 to open Design Settings
    • Cmd-5 to open Layer Settings
    • Cmd-6 to open Watermarks. If already open, toggle between text and image watermarks.
    • Cmd-0 to focus keyboard on the layers strip, allowing to change layers with left and right key.
      All the shortcuts are available as menu commands in Window menu.
  • Document window position and size is now saved between launches
  • Color picker (eyedropper) tool now uses another interface. When clicking on it, it will change the cursor to the eyedropper and let you pick a color from the document itself only. If you want the old magnifier glass tool, you’ll have to click on the color well itself to open OS X colors panel and click on the magnifier glass icon to the left of the color on the top, like in all other applications.
  • Fixed multiple crashes – occasional crashes in layers handling UI, crash when dropping an image onto ImageFramer while a previous image is being saved. This is now not allowed.
  • Vastly improved template icon generation. Previously generated icons did not show all the template and could miss outer edges. They also could show some artifacts on molding frames.
  • Performance improvements related to database, especially when working in Frame Editor.
  • Other UI improvements and bug fixes, related to layers strip and corner frame drawing quality.