We are happy to announce the availability of ArtRage 2.6. The new version contains a range of updates to the 2.5 edition, including support for multitouch input and wider language support.

ArtRage 2.6 is currently available via the ArtRage 2.5 Auto Update system, or as a download from the ArtRage Member Area, for users of the following versions of ArtRage:

1. ArtRage Full & Plus Editions (purchased directly from us).
2. ArtRage Wacom Edition - Euro Languages (received with a Wacom graphics tablet).
3. ArtRage Plus Edition (retail or download from Smith Micro).
4. ArtRage Deluxe Edition (retail or download from Smith Micro).

Other editions of ArtRage 2.5 including Wacom Chinese and Korean versions, and Intel CMPC versions are being updated currently.


Downloading ArtRage 2.6:

ArtRage 2.6 can be downloaded either via the Auto-Update system in ArtRage itself, or via the ArtRage Member Area.


To Auto-Update from a computer with an internet connection:

1. Launch ArtRage.

2. From the Help menu select the Check For Updates Online option.

3. The update panel should appear and indicate that a new version of the product is available (2.6).

4. Click the text that appears to start the updater then follow the instructions on screen.

If there are any problems using the updater, please follow the procedure for downloading from the Member Area.


To download the update from the Member Area.

Before you can update using the Member Area you must have an account and have registered your ArtRage Registration Key.

If you have already created a Member Area account and registered your key, log in and skip to step 3.

1. Go to http://members.artrage.com and use the 'Register' link under the login area to create an account. You will sent an email confirming the account's creation.

Important: Member Area accounts are not created automatically when you purchase the product, if the member area tells you there is no account with your email address, please create one.

2. Log in to your account and go to the My Products page using the link at the top of the page. On that page, select the product to register (ArtRage 2.5 in this case) and enter your Registration Key.

Important: If you do not select 'ArtRage 2.5' as the product before entering your key, the process will not work.

3. Once you have registered your Registration Key you can download the latest version using the Download links on the My Products page. Mac OSX users should download the OSX version. Windows users should download the Win32 version.

Important: Turn off download acceleration software before downloading, and on Windows make sure you Save the file, do not 'Open' it from the location.

4. Once the file has been saved to your disk, locate it and double click it. Follow the instructions to install.


Features & Fixes:

1. Multitouch Support Implemented: ArtRage 2.6 now supports the same Multitouch functionality as ArtRage Studio and Studio Pro. Multitouch gestures can be used for moving, scaling and rotating the canvas, references and stencils. This system supports Win7 Multitouch and Wacom touch systems.

2. Extended Language Support: ArtRage 2.6 now supports a wider range of languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Greek, Turkish, Russian, Latin American Spanish, Portuguese, and Brazilian Portuguese. Manuals are available in English, French, German, Italian and Turkish.

3. DPI support has been added for all exported image types.

4. Updated preferences to include Ink Services on/off support in the preferences menu and to prompt before checking for updates for systems that had problems when auto-checking.

5. Fixed a number of internal bugs found in the 2.5 version including a crash that could occur on some machines when using the default ruler.

6. Added a variety of new stencils that were previously only available in the Plus edition.