Inspire Pro is Free for a Limited Time

Inspire Pro

Inspire Pro is free for a limited time as it celebrates 1 million downloads. It’s a cool iPad app that lets you paint on a virtual canvas. It’s capable of creating awesome art in the right hands.

We played around with it a bit. Our work looks nothing like the pictures, but that’s our fault for not taking some art classes in high school.

Here’s some info:

What’s New in Version 2.3

Canvas Playback Video Recording
● Brush strokes are now automatically recorded as you paint without any loss of speed
● You can play the video of your artwork being created stroke-by-stroke directly in the gallery with a new Play button
● A Canvas Playback video can be exported to your Photos, Email or iTunes Documents
● Exported videos are always 1080p, regardless of the chosen canvas size or orientation
● A 3 second intro is added to the beginning of an exported video so that you can preview the final artwork before watching it unfold in the video
● Recorded videos do take up more space, so if you’re low, you can always turn off Canvas Playback from the New Canvas menu

New Canvas Size
● New 16:9 Widescreen canvas size, 2048 x 1152 (iPad 3, 4, 5, mini 2), 1024 x 576 (iPad 1, 2, mini)
● The new size produces full 1920 x 1080 Canvas Playback videos on all devices

New Brushes
● New Markers brush set available for free
● New Inspire Pro Shop, accessed from the Brush menu, lets you browse and purchase new brushes, including the new Complex Shapes, Paint Splatter and Spray Paint brush sets
● The max brush size rendered by Sorcery™ has been doubled to 1024×1024 for Retina display devices and 512×512 for non-Retina display

Improved Color Picker
● Added hue and saturation sliders to accompany the brightness slider and color circle
● Improved accuracy of selected colors based on the UI controls
● More than doubled the length of the opacity slider for better precision and fine-grained adjustments

Pressure Sensitive Stylus Support
● Added support for Wacom’s Intuos Creative Stylus, including pressure sensitivity and shortcut buttons for undo and redo
● Improved pressure response and reaction of brush strokes for all supported pressure sensitive styli

New Import Image Options
● From your iTunes Documents
● Use a photo taken with the camera from within the app
● Paste a copied image

New Artwork Properties
● The amount of time spent on artwork is now logged, as well as the number of strokes
● The dimensions, time spent, number of strokes and video length with intro are now all available to view in the new Properties menu

The Ultimate Back-up
● New Inspire Pro file format now contains all artwork metadata in addition to the final uncompressed image, including the title, time spent, number of strokes, export rotation and recorded Canvas Playback video
● Artwork can now be fully restored — .inspirepro files can be opened from the New Canvas menu via your iTunes Documents

Improved New Canvas Menu
● The New Canvas menu now adapts to the current device orientation and shows you the canvas and imported image exactly as it will appear in the gallery after the canvas has been created
● Scaling an imported image larger or smaller using a 2 finger pinch is now much smoother and more precise
● Imported images can now be rotated to any angle using a 2 finger rotate gesture and right-angles are snapped

Improved Gallery Thumbnails
● The gallery thumbnails for quickly browsing through all of your artwork are now displayed according to the export orientation, so thumbnails are always right-side up
● The thumbnail gallery is now taller to accommodate the more spaced out thumbnails and shows 24 thumbnails at a time (6 rows of 4) instead of 25 in the previous version (5 rows of 5)

New Export Options
● You can now export artwork to your iTunes Documents
● You can now choose between PNG or JPEG formats whenever exporting an image of your artwork

Unsurpassed Quality
● Fully compatible and 100% tested on all supported iPads and iOSs
● Works beautifully on iOS 7, the new iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display
● Many bug fixes throughout the entire app

You can download the app here.



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