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App Specs
File size:
4.97 MB
May 14, 2012
January 26, 2013

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Inkist is your drawing tablet's best friend. It takes the features artists need: Layers, blend modes, customizable brushes, and more, and packages it in an interface designed to launch quickly, get out of your way, and let you work.

At this time Inkist is purely a bitmap drawing/painting app (no vector tools).

  • Layers, with blend modes, opacity, and opacity locking settings
  • Color Palette with adjustable brightness and temperature controls
  • Customizable Brush Parameters:
    ◦ Size
    ◦ Size (Under light tablet pressure)
    ◦ Softness
    ◦ Pattern (from image or layer)
    ◦ Flow
    ◦ Opacity
    ◦ Opacity (Under light tablet pressure)
    ◦ Scatter
    ◦ Size Jitter
    ◦ Lighten/Darken/Normal Blending
    ◦ More...
  • Blending tool
  • Line tool
  • Selection tools
  • Hue Saturation Lightness controls
  • Curves
  • Flexible interface allows you to pop out the controls you want into floating windows
  • Export to Jpeg, PNG, and Tiff (proprietary ISImage file format is Native)

    I wrote Inkist for one simple reason. I love my drawing tablet, but I've found that despite the fantastic power available in existing apps, they are cluttered and annoying to use. Inkist is the result of my work to fix that, and has become the only way I digitally sketch and draw on Mac.

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  • What's New
  • More customizabile keyboard shortcuts
  • New rotate layer(s) tool
  • New shortcut: change brush size by dragging mouse
  • Many more overlay notifications
  • Improved brushing cursors
  • Fixed issue with merging a layer down when the layer beneath isn't opaque
  • Fixed issues with selections that go past the edge of the image
  • Improved performance for some tools
  • Bug fixes

  • Inkist (com.stormyimaging.inkist) is a Mac software application that has been discovered and submitted by users of The latest version that our users have reported running on their systems is Inkist 1.2.1. The most popular version of this application used by our users is Inkist 1.4.

    Operating System: Mac

    Default Install Path: /Applications/

    Minimum OS version: 10.7

    Copyright: Copyright (c) 2012 Tai Shimizu. All rights reserved.