PixelCut has announced PaintCode 1.3, an update of the vector drawing app for Mac OS X. It instantly generates Objective-C drawing code.
The new version adds support for images, the ability to import Adobe Photoshop documents, a new color picker and other features and improvements. One of the most requested features, the ability to import and use images in PaintCode drawings, is finally available. Users can import both Retina and non-Retina alternatives of their images, keeping the generated code resolution independent.
PaintCode 1.3 makes it possible to import layer graphics, paths, texts, groups and essential effects from Adobe Photoshop (PSD) documents. The PSD Import module is available as an in-app purchase for US$19.99 USD.
The update also adds an entirely new color picker, replacing the system color picker, which was previously used by PaintCode. The new color picker is tightly integrated with PaintCode, making the design process much more convenient than before.
Other new features and improvements include iCloud support, improved SVG import, overhauled export functionality, various shape improvements, a new document format for better compatibility with 3rd party tools, numerous usability tweaks and bug fixes.
PaintCode 1.3 is exclusively available on the Mac App Store as a free update to existing customers. New customers can purchase PaintCode for $99.99. More information about PaintCode and a trial version can be found on the product website. (http://www.paintcodeapp.com/).