ArtRage for iPad 1.6 has just been released and should be available from the iTunes App Store either now or shortly as the store updates.

This version contains a number of fixes and support for additional Bluetooth Stylus types for pressure support on the iPad.


Update Note:
If you are updating to 1.6 from 1.4 or earlier, please shut down ArtRage fully and restart your iPad before using it the first time. This helps to avoid speed problems in first time setup that could cause ArtRage to shut down before fully opening the first time you launch it, and makes sure application preferences are clean for the new version.


What's New In 1.6:

Enhanced Stylus Support:

ArtRage now supports the Wacom Intuos Creative Stylus and TenOne Pogo Connect Stylus in addition to the original model Adonit Jot Touch.

To turn on support for one of these styluses use the ArtRage section in the Settings App on your iPad. Turn on support for the stylus you want to use, follow the instructions that come with that stylus for pairing with your device, and return to ArtRage.

For detailed information on how to use these three stylus types with ArtRage please see this FAQ thread.


Optional Tap and hold color sampling:

Due to requests from users we've made the tap and hold color sampling system optional. By default this is turned OFF. If you would like tap and hold to trigger the color sampler open the Settings app on your iPad and turn the preference on in the ArtRage section.


Fixes:

  • Airbrush Stroke Issues: We have replicated and fixed a problem that could cause odd brush stroke behavior or harsh edged non-undoable strokes to be generated if changing color or accessing other interface elements rapidly after completing an airbrush stroke. This problem was most visible when the airbrush was in Autoflow mode. Thanks to the users who put in the time to help us track this one down!
  • Changes to Save: We've made some changes to the save system to improve save speed. This may also assist in the rare cases we've seen reported where a file has failed to save properly.
  • Import Popover Dismissal: We've fixed a problem that could cause the Import from Photos or Camera popup to remain visible in the Gallery when accessing other menu items without completing the import operation.
  • Landscape Mode Drag: We have made some changes to stroke handling to fix a problem that could cause interface panels such as the tool picker and color picker not to get out of the way when you paint close to them.
  • Color Sampler Hiding: Fixed a rare situation that could result in the color sampler being hidden during a sample operation if you dragged quickly enough up and over it.



Please Note:

If you experience a problem with ArtRage let us know using the Support Page. We're happy to work through problems with you and in most cases we can quickly resolve the issue.

Speed issues or crashing can usually be resolved quickly and easily by closing parked apps and rebooting your iPad, we provide instructions in this thread, but in other cases we can use crash logs generated on your iPad to track down the exact cause of a problem and produce a fix. Many of the fixes listed in this update came about thanks to users who had problems getting in touch with us, so don't hesitate to get in touch.