June 10, 2012
An update planned even before things were official, Inspire Pro v1.3 is optimized for the third generation iPad, includes improvements to performance and more for all iPad generations, adds AirPrint integration, and available at a greatly discounted price. Expressly for the new iPad, KiwiPixel has increased the number of bristles and size options for each brush, canvas size choices, and graphics quality. Image quality has been enhanced for the app icon, splash screen, user interface elements, background textures, and project previews. The two new canvas choices are 2048 by 1536 and 2048 by 2048 pixels. Applicable to both the second and third generation iPad, Inspire Pro is now four times faster loading projects, requires half the time to save projects, and capable of rendering at 60 frames per second. No matter which generation iPad you're using, you get the advantage of AirPrint, more realistic painting results, and usability enhancements. More specifically, the individual bristle and palette knife paint breaking behavior algorithms have been improved, brush stroke performance is boosted by 20 percent, canvas fill time reduced by 15 percent, and the following UI tweaks:
- Improved Social menu with more visually appealing buttons.
- The background behind the canvas is now a subtle texture instead of just a solid color.
- The zoom bar has a new look to match the hotspot and painting menu icons.
- The Paint Color, Brush and Paint menus can now be closed by tapping on their hotspot icon as well as tapping anywhere outside the menu.
- Hotspot touch zones are now slightly larger for easier access when the icons are hidden from the Options.
- The dry brush is no longer disabled while the eraser is on, so you can now switch from erasing to blending and vice versa, quickly and easily.