What's New

PREAMBLE

Hello Inspire Pro fans! First off, we’d like to take a moment to apologize for the lack of major updates to Inspire Pro over the past year. With the introduction of the iPhone 6 and 6 plus and all of the under-the-hood changes to iOS 8, it took us a lot longer to bring Inspire for iPhone up to date than we expected. All of that work was well worth it though, it absolutely rocks now on all iPhones 5 or newer and especially on the 6 and 6 plus. If you like Inspire Pro on your iPad and you haven’t checked out Inspire yet on your iPhone, now’s the time!

We redesigned the UI of Inspire while updating it for iOS 8 and the new iPhones and this update to Inspire Pro largely involves integrating and adapting that new design onto the iPad. Aside from an obvious change in looks, the redesigned UI is cleaner, faster and more adaptable to changes with new devices and iOS’s going into the future. We think you’ll see that although the UI is *inspired* by iOS 7/8’s flatter and cleaner look, we’ve added our own little touches here and there to make it unique, yet familiar, to long-time Inspire Pro users.

So now that we’re all up to date with a newly redesigned UI and everything’s working great on the latest iOS, iPhones and iPads, we can focus on exciting new features to our painting engine that we’ve already been working on and designing for you here and there when we needed a break from UI work and fixing iOS 8 bugs :) Be on the look-out for awesome new updates soon — cheers everyone!

UPDATE 3.0

Introducing the new Inspire Pro, version 3.0. Available exclusively on the App Store, meticulously designed using the beautiful new features of iOS 8 and painstakingly engineered for the 64-bit CPU and octa-core GPU of the iPad Air 2, the new Inspire Pro delivers an incredibly fast and fluid painting, drawing and sketching experience that you can take with you wherever you go and use whenever inspiration strikes.

New UI
● All of the menus and graphics of the user interface have been redesigned, giving the entire app a brand new, modern look
● The new UI not only looks better, but is also faster and uses less memory and storage space, making the app load and response times a lot quicker
● New and improved app icon and splash screen
● The buttons in the gallery have been cleaned up and rearranged a bit for ease-of-use, speed and aesthetics — there are two new menus, Tools and Artwork

Pressure Sensitive Stylus Support
● Added support for the Wacom Intuos Creative 2 and Bamboo Fineline
● Added support for the Adonit Jot Touch Pixelpoint
● Added support for the Pogo Connect 2

Paintings in the gallery now always appear right-side up, no matter if they are created in portrait or landscape orientation and regardless of the orientation that you hold your iPad.

Artwork created with Inspire on the iPhone with a .inspire extension can now be opened with Inspire Pro on the iPad and vice-versa. So you can start a piece of artwork with Inspire on your iPhone and then continue working on it with Inspire Pro on your iPad, via exporting and importing to and from Dropbox.

The iPad Air’s 64-bit CPU is now fully supported, making the UI and painting engine even faster than it was before.

There are two new settings available in the Options menu to have the Eyedropper appear above the touch location and to set how long the touch and hold gesture needs to be performed to invoke it.

The HD quality of exported Canvas Playback videos has been improved.

The view of the camera in the New Canvas menu used to import a new photo onto a new canvas has been improved.

The speed and precision of the quick change mode has been improved, so that you can use just 1 finger to adjust values after invoking it with 3 fingers.

The content in the Guide for new users has been updated so that it’s now split across 7 pages instead of all crammed onto only 1 page.

Many bug fixes throughout the entire app, including full support for iOS 8.3.

App Description

Available exclusively on the App Store, meticulously designed using the beautiful new features of iOS 8 and painstakingly engineered for the 64-bit CPU and octa-core GPU of the iPad Air 2 — Inspire Pro delivers an incredibly fast and realistic painting, drawing and sketching experience that you can take with you wherever you go and use whenever inspiration strikes.

Our proprietary painting engine Sorcery™, based on OpenGL, takes full advantage of the GPU to render brush strokes with brilliant 64-bit color, laser-sharp sub-pixel precision and insanely fast speed. While the strokes of a wet oil paint brush look beautiful on their own, the breathtaking blending effects of a dry brush will absolutely stun you. Graze the canvas with a tiny bit of pressure to add a subtle blur to your artwork or use stronger pressure to actually mix existing colors on the canvas together to create new ones.

With no instruction manual or handbook required, whether you are a beginner, expert or somewhere in-between, you will enjoy the simplicity and power of the most intuitive and compelling illustration app for iPad, Inspire Pro.

Brushes
● 70 high quality brushes to choose from, divided into 7 sets: Oil Paint, Airbrushes, Basic Shapes, Graphite Pencils, Wax Crayons, Markers and Chalk
● 60 more brushes are available in the Inspire Pro Shop, divided into 6 sets: Complex Shapes, Paint Splatter, Spray Paint, Shape Outlines, Charcoal and Patterns
● All brushes can be used as a Wet Brush, Dry Brush (Blending) or Eraser

Brush Settings
● Opacity
● Size
● Rotation
● Pressure
● Paint load amount
● Automatic paint reload
● Glaze
● Paint blending mode
● Spacing
● Scatter
● Taper size and opacity
● Random size and rotation
● Surface size and rotation

Painting
● 3 canvas sizes to choose from: Screen (4:3), Widescreen (16:9) and Square (1:1)
● All device orientations are supported all the time — switch from portrait to landscape painting with ease
● 1000 levels of undo and redo are available
● 3 finger pan gestures can be used to quickly change brush size, opacity and pressure without opening a menu
● The eyedropper tool can be used with a touch and hold gesture to select paint colors from the canvas
● The canvas can be moved around, rotated and zoomed in and out up to 6400%
● The UI is customizable to fit your painting style and workflow

Canvas Playback Video Recording
● Brush strokes are 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
● A Canvas Playback video can be exported to your Photos, Email, iTunes Documents or Dropbox
● Exported videos are always high quality 1080p, regardless of the chosen canvas size or orientation

Color Picker
● Choose any paint color you can dream of with the intuitive color picker
● Hue, saturation and brightness sliders accompany a large color circle and opacity slider
● Your latest colors are saved to a palette automatically while you paint
● You can also save your favorite colors to a palette with drag and drop

Pressure Sensitive Stylus Support
● Wacom Intuos Creative 1 and 2 as well as the Bamboo Fineline
● Adonit Jot Touch 4 and Pixelpoint
● Ten One Design Pogo Connect 1 and 2
● HEX3 Jaja

Saving, Importing and Exporting
● Paintings are automatically saved in your gallery and easily exported to your Photos
● Inspire Pro files include your artwork's image, video and all associated metadata, for the ultimate back-up
● Images can be imported from your Photos, iTunes, Dropbox or the camera and positioned, rotated and scaled onto a new canvas
● Paintings can be sent via email from within the app
● Paintings can be uploaded directly to Dropbox, Facebook, Twitter and Flickr
● Paintings can be printed directly from the app (AirPrint printer required) or ordered online through direct CanvasPop integration

Visit KiwiPixel.com to check out more screenshots, videos and artwork.

iPad Screenshots

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Inspire Pro — Paint, Draw & Sketch screenshot 1 Inspire Pro — Paint, Draw & Sketch screenshot 2 Inspire Pro — Paint, Draw & Sketch screenshot 3 Inspire Pro — Paint, Draw & Sketch screenshot 4 Inspire Pro — Paint, Draw & Sketch screenshot 5

App Changes

  • July 06, 2015 Price increase: $7.99 -> $9.99
  • June 29, 2015 Price increase: $5.99 -> $7.99
  • June 22, 2015 Price increase: $3.99 -> $5.99
  • June 16, 2015 Price increase: $1.99 -> $3.99
  • June 09, 2015 Price decrease: $9.99 -> $1.99
  • June 03, 2015 New version 3.0
  • April 26, 2015 Price increase: $5.99 -> $9.99
  • March 24, 2015 Price decrease: $9.99 -> $5.99
  • December 02, 2014 Price increase: $4.99 -> $9.99
  • December 01, 2014 Price decrease: $9.99 -> $4.99
  • October 18, 2014 Price increase: $0.99 -> $9.99
  • October 10, 2014 Price decrease: $9.99 -> $0.99
  • September 22, 2014 New version 2.4.3
  • August 02, 2014 New version 2.4.2
  • July 20, 2014 Price increase: FREE! -> $9.99
  • July 15, 2014 Price decrease: $9.99 -> FREE!
  • June 25, 2014 New version 2.4.1
  • May 29, 2014 New version 2.4
  • March 31, 2014 Price increase: $4.99 -> $9.99
  • March 29, 2014 Price decrease: $9.99 -> $4.99
  • March 13, 2014 Price increase: $1.99 -> $9.99
  • March 11, 2014 Price decrease: $9.99 -> $1.99
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  • February 17, 2014 Price increase: $8.99 -> $9.99
  • February 11, 2014 Price increase: $7.99 -> $8.99
  • February 07, 2014 Price increase: $6.99 -> $7.99
  • January 27, 2014 Price increase: $5.99 -> $6.99
  • January 20, 2014 Price increase: $4.99 -> $5.99
  • January 18, 2014 New version 2.3.2
  • January 01, 2014 New version 2.3.1
  • December 28, 2013 Price increase: FREE! -> $4.99
  • December 20, 2013 Price decrease: $4.99 -> FREE!
  • December 18, 2013 New version 2.3
  • December 13, 2013 Price decrease: $9.99 -> $4.99
  • December 03, 2013 Price increase: $0.99 -> $9.99
  • November 29, 2013 Price decrease: $4.99 -> $0.99
  • September 18, 2013 Price increase: $0.99 -> $4.99
  • September 18, 2013 New version 2.2.1
  • September 16, 2013 Price decrease: $4.99 -> $0.99
  • August 16, 2013 New version 2.2
  • July 30, 2013 Price decrease: $9.99 -> $4.99
  • July 12, 2013 Price increase: $0.99 -> $9.99
  • July 07, 2013 Price decrease: $4.99 -> $0.99
  • July 05, 2013 Price increase: $2.99 -> $4.99
  • June 28, 2013 Price decrease: $9.99 -> $2.99
  • May 28, 2013 New version 2.1.1
  • April 24, 2013 Price increase: $2.99 -> $9.99
  • April 17, 2013 New version 2.1
  • April 17, 2013 Price increase: $1.99 -> $2.99
  • April 15, 2013 Price increase: $0.99 -> $1.99
  • April 06, 2013 Price decrease: $7.99 -> $0.99
  • March 11, 2013 New version 2.0.2
  • February 27, 2013 New version 2.0.1
  • January 27, 2013 New version 2.0
  • January 03, 2013 Price increase: $3.99 -> $7.99
  • December 21, 2012 Price decrease: $7.99 -> $3.99
  • November 19, 2012 Price increase: $0.99 -> $7.99
  • November 13, 2012 Price decrease: $7.99 -> $0.99
  • October 03, 2012 Price decrease: $9.99 -> $7.99
  • September 27, 2012 Price increase: $2.99 -> $9.99
  • September 20, 2012 New version 1.3.1
  • September 20, 2012 Price decrease: $7.99 -> $2.99
  • August 06, 2012 Price increase: $0.99 -> $7.99
  • July 28, 2012 Price decrease: $7.99 -> $0.99
  • June 16, 2012 Price increase: $0.99 -> $7.99
  • June 07, 2012 Price decrease: $7.99 -> $0.99
  • June 07, 2012 New version 1.3
  • February 27, 2012 Price increase: $0.99 -> $7.99
  • February 25, 2012 Price decrease: $7.99 -> $0.99
  • February 16, 2012 Price increase: $1.99 -> $7.99
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  • January 20, 2012 Price decrease: $7.99 -> $0.99
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  • December 22, 2011 Price decrease: $7.99 -> $0.99
  • November 30, 2011 Price increase: $1.99 -> $7.99
  • November 24, 2011 Price decrease: $7.99 -> $1.99
  • November 02, 2011 Price increase: $0.99 -> $7.99
  • October 28, 2011 Price decrease: $7.99 -> $0.99
  • October 12, 2011 New version 1.2
  • June 22, 2011 Price increase: $0.99 -> $7.99
  • June 17, 2011 Price decrease: $7.99 -> $0.99
  • May 23, 2011 Price increase: $0.99 -> $7.99
  • May 20, 2011 Price decrease: $7.99 -> $0.99
  • May 09, 2011 Price increase: $0.99 -> $7.99
  • May 06, 2011 Price decrease: $7.99 -> $0.99
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  • March 14, 2011 Price increase: $0.99 -> $7.99
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  • March 04, 2011 Price increase: $4.99 -> $7.99
  • February 23, 2011 Price decrease: $7.99 -> $4.99
  • February 18, 2011 Price increase: $2.99 -> $7.99
  • February 15, 2011 Price increase: $0.99 -> $2.99
  • February 07, 2011 Price decrease: $7.99 -> $0.99
  • January 04, 2011 Price increase: $0.99 -> $7.99
  • December 24, 2010 Price decrease: $2.99 -> $0.99
  • December 23, 2010 Price increase: $0.99 -> $2.99
  • December 19, 2010 New version 1.1
  • December 15, 2010 Price decrease: $7.99 -> $0.99
  • November 29, 2010 Price increase: $3.99 -> $7.99
  • November 20, 2010 New version 1.0.2
  • November 11, 2010 Price increase: $2.99 -> $3.99
  • November 03, 2010 Price increase: $1.99 -> $2.99
  • November 02, 2010 Price increase: $0.99 -> $1.99
  • October 26, 2010 New version 1.0.1
  • October 22, 2010 Price decrease: $1.99 -> $0.99
  • October 21, 2010 Price increase: $0.99 -> $1.99

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