Stone Design today announced the availability of iMaginator 2.0, a free upgrade of its image processing application.This release provides an interface for Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger’s Core Image technology, giving both home users and graphics professionals access to over 108 effects, transitions, and filters. “iMaginator 2.0 is twice as fast as the original release by using OpenGL and CoreImage directly,” notes the announcement. “Paint can be applied on any number of layers with any size square or round brush. It can erase the image or be blended in 20 different ways to achieve stunning results. Many new effects chains have been added to the Library, including the winners of the iMaginator Contest. The crop rectangle can be set exactly, and moved by holding down the option key. Additionally, several important bug fixes make the product extremely stable.” iMaginator 2.0 is priced at US$49.