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Posted: Sun Sep 04, 2005 8:33 am
by Lesmo16
Artweaver is a software comparable to PhotoFiltre, but has the advantage of multi-layer design.
It's Freeware - current version is

The way to localize it isn't that good as it could be:

For English locale you have to download the program from the English (translated) location:
For French locale you have to download the program from the English (translated) location:
and additional the French language file: ... ddfbfa9507
Rename the downloaded file to Artweaver.lng and place it in Artweaver folder.
For German locale you have to download the program from the German (native) location:

Artweaver is online

Posted: Tue Sep 20, 2005 8:35 am
by Lesmo16
An update to version for Artweaver is now available.

This version contains only bug fixes. The following bugs were fixed:

- Reduced resources consumption
- Option "Expand Palettes Automatically" added
- Group Layers can now be completely moved with contents
- Increased maximum supported picture dimension to 9999*9999 pixels
- Guides can now be dragged
- A new Plug-In: Slices. With this Plug-In, you can produce from guides, slices for the web
- Individual paper and nozzle materials can be deleted
- Brush Variants can be imported and exported (for sharing)
- Various bug fixes

Posted: Tue Oct 10, 2006 7:39 pm
by Troken
This program rocks! Freeware, its amazing! Ever tried Painter? This IS Painter, but free! It has lots of brushes and layers and even a plug-in for XnView. Current version is 0.4.1. A perfect complement to your graphic-editor.

The thing is, the developers has made a interface that is slightly better than Painters. This interface reminds of photoshops (but less complicated) so its really easy to get into.

Posted: Thu Dec 28, 2006 8:52 am
by Troken
Since Artweaver is one of the best free graphics editors, I'd like to remind everybody that the current version is 0.4.4.

This program has:
layer support
artistic brushes
canvas texture
Proffesional interface

From the website:
Support of many different digital brushes e.g. chalk, charcoal, pencils...
Standard image editing tools like gradient, crop, fill and selection tools.
Transparency and Layers support.
Effect filters like sharpen, blur, emboss and mosaic.
Support for the most common file formats like AWD (Artweaver), BMP, GIF, JPEG, PCX, TGA, TIFF, PNG, and PSD (no layer support).
Pen Tablet support for a realistic feeling.
Support for many languages through language files.
Artweaver is Freeware.
And much more...

Question for Pierre: What's up with the XnView-plugin for the AWD fileformat? As I understand, it does not work well with XnView. Will there be support for AWD?

Posted: Sat Jan 06, 2007 11:04 pm
by Troken
Yo fellow-swedes, there is a swedish language-file for Artweaver now. Check it out at

what is that …

Posted: Sat Jan 06, 2007 11:41 pm
by Clo
:) Hello guys !

• That programme seems great, but can anyone tell me what is this crappy LNG ?
- It is neither text, nor a DLL, though it's a binary file… and the French one is a nest of spelling mistakes and other errors…

• So, I get pimples on my nose, and then that prevents me to test peacefully :evil:

- Moreover, it's pretty dangerous for my old heart, I risk a heart crisis at any moment ! :P

:mrgreen: KR

Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 8:04 am
by Aokromes

Re: what is that …

Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 3:04 pm
by Troken
A later thread about translations of Artweaver:

A quote from the page:
"First of all, you need the Artweaver SDK (you can get it here). You only need the component "Language Tools", which can be choosen in the setup program." That means you need that tool to correct or create a lng-file.
Clo wrote:… and the French one is a nest of spelling mistakes and other errors…
:arrow: Clo, if its bad, why don't you contribute with some spelling corrections and make the french file a good one? I think Boris, the programmer, will be happy for help in making it better :)

Why a gazworks ?

Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 5:26 pm
by Clo
—> Troken

:) Hello !

• I could correct and complete the French language, but I don't wish to install and use such a “gasworks” !
- Artweaver is written in Delphi™, with which it's quite easy and convenient to use text for the languages !

• Why to use a so twisted way, getting finally an abstruse binary 1.3 MiB file ?
- From which all strings are not translated ? Where the key-names for the short cuts in the menus are not translated ?

• I'm a translator for several programmes, and all use plain text files !
- In example, the (3) Total Commander language files (French, the biggest ones) are 84.9 kiB !

- Paul “Ouistiti”-friend and I have made templates as text for XnView, we get a 135.1 kiB total size for French,
including the EXIF LNG which works already for a while…

« Why to make simple, while it's so easy to make complicated ? » :twisted:

• Don't wonder if there are a so few languages for this programme :wink:

• I would correct very well text-files (even UTF-8 ¦ UNICODE-16), but not using such a mess.

:mrgreen: KR

Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2007 8:04 am
by Troken
Clo, I don't know the answers to your questions, I suggest you take it with the Artweaver support.

Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2007 9:59 am
by Troken
Artweaver 0.4.5 is online
A new version of Artweaver is now available.

This version contains the following improvements/fixes:

* New Impasto function with appropriate brushes added
* New brush methods "Mild Cover" and "Plug-In" added
* 2 new Plug-In brushes added: Invert and Cartoon
* Invert option for expression added
* Improved quality for "Other" categories "Darken" and "Lighten"
* Enhanced options for cloning added (Clone Mode and Clone Color Mode)
* ABR-Brushes import added
* Sorting of Color Sets added (by Hue, Saturation and Luminance)
* New command "Auto Select" added
* New command "Merge Down" added
* New commands "Ungroup Layers" and "Lock All Layers in Group" added
* New command "Crop Selection" added
* Enhanced zoom tool and zoom steps improved
* Additional zoom options added to preview palette
* New filter "Grayscale" added
* "Curves" filter improved
* Speed and quality for "Gaussian Blur" improved
* Some filters expanded with a zoomable preview
* Lasso tool in polygon mode can be ended with enter key
* Shape tool extended with custom shapes
* Improved text tool
* Own editor for text tool added
* Support for text in windows clipboard added
* New screen modes "Standard" and "Full Screen" added
* CMYK sliders in color palette added
* Support for compressed language files added
* Maximum file size for window clipboard export increased to 8mb
* Drag&Drop in layer view extended
* Layer can be tagged with colors to improve clearness in layer palette
* Layer content can be selected with CTRL and left click on layer in layer view
* Small improvements on program window
* Various bug fixes

Posted: Mon May 21, 2007 4:41 pm
by Troken
An update to version 0.4.6 for Artweaver is now available.

This version contains the following improvements/fixes:
- Added Anti-aliased option for Magic Wand and Lasso
- Lasso tool in polygon mode can be canceled with the
escape key
- Selection Expand/Contract improved
- Filters Motion Blur, Fisheye and Lens improved
(in conjunction with selections)
- Improved languages support
- Spanish language to setup added
(thanks to Luis Felipe Lopez Acevedo for translations)
- Several errors in Selection-Tools fixed
- Error in Import from Clipboard fixed
- Error with document sizes of only on pixel fixed
- Various improvements and bug fixes

You can download Artweaver 0.4.6 in the download
area of

Posted: Wed Oct 01, 2008 8:43 pm
by Troken
Artweaver 0.5.5 is available now, I think the biggest enhancement is PSD-layer support!

This version contains the following improvements/fixes:

* Added support for layers in PSD file format
* Improvements in text tool
* Shortcuts are now allowed outside of the document window
* Various improvements and bug fixes

Re: Artweaver

Posted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 1:35 pm
by Troken