Boinx Software ( has updated iStopMotion, the stop motion and time lapse tool for Mac OS X, to version 2.8. Headlining the list of new features and improvements is iStopMotion’s new ability to apply filters to imported images.

Boinx engineers also went under-the-hood in version 2.8 to restore Canon DSLR camera functionality that was lost with the Mac OS X 10.6.5 system update, as well as make major improvements to color management. Rounding out the updates in version 2.8 is the software’s localization of the Russian language.

iStopMotion comes in three flavors, targeting different users. The US$49 Home edition is for the family. The $99 Express version is for the serious hobbyist animator, and the $499 Pro edition is for the animator who makes money (or plans to) with stop motion animation. A special education edition with a multi-user license key is available for educational institutions.

Version 2.8 is a free update for registered users of version 2.x. It requires Mac OS X 10.4 or later.