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Dan Ritchie
11-08-2015, 04:33 PM
Howler 10 is coming soon, and you can use it now...

I am doing a special pre-order offer, and here's what you'll get.

You'll get a stable beta build we are internally calling Howler 9.7, and you will be notified with a download for your Howler 10.0 installer when it is ready around January. You'll get $15 off the full release price of version 10, or $10 off the upgrade price.

That's $59 for a full version of Howler 10, or $24 for the upgrade.

Place your order now, and reserve your copy of Howler 10 at a great discount at:


For a first look at Howler 10, visit


Howler 10 Top 10 new features -- so far.

New media browser (All new code. Adds previews for media types that weren't previously supported including particles/bristles/orbicles/foliage. Large or small icons. Thumbtack is remembered between instances. Refinements and fixes)

New color picker (Integrated color themes and pigment profiles. New options, plus copy and paste)

New undo system (Compression to save memory. Exists in memory or on disc. Undo browser)

Foliage enhancements (Foliage painting comes into its own with big improvements)

Block interpolation (Fix a missing or bad blocks of frames in a video using interpolation)

More memory efficient (Animation operations that use the swap disc are 25% faster and more memory efficient. Undo memory is reduced using our new compression API. Undos can be saved to disc to allow more memory for animation)

Modernized GUI (Big improvements inspired by Particle 9)

Autosave/crash recovery (Automatically save your work once a minute with the options to recover if a crash occurs)

Cinemascopic filter (Simulate the look of color film stock from the 20's-40's based on a 2 color die process)

Simplified brush size (“Allow brush transforms” is automatically turned on if you change a brushes size. No more headaches)

Improved selection for blocks of frames in an animation.
Enhanced curve tool.
Store multiple curves.
Adjustments for 1600x width screens. Fewer stacked panels
Quick access to a number of store and undo features.
Animated brush support in Puppyray for GPU. Use animated brushes to define a sky texture.
Bottom-up coordinates in Puppyray for GPU instead of top-down.
New brush key panel.
New lens flare settings: Mirror elements and Oblique elements.
Expanded use of mouse wheel throughout the program.
Plugin integration (raw support/batch processor/brush transparency tool/load brush image sequence/Scan frames/Array to animation/Lua browser)
Simplified batch processing
Layers panel simplification and enhancements
Enhanced “merge down.”
New settings panel. Lots of new options, less confusing.
New Orbicle painting options.
Onscreen Orbicle previews as you move your pointer.
Loading and saving for Bristles and Orbicles settings.
Selection/overlay setting is now remembered between instances.
Layer thumbnail size is now remembered between instances.
Puppyray GPU grid render size is now remembered between instances. This is an important optimize.
Bristle brush fixes. No more paint smearing off screen.
Age decrement setting is now saved with particles.
Right/left painting/erasing for foliage.
Colors-by-name now allows web colors in addition to pigment colors.
Stability improvements.

What we're all about


11-08-2015, 05:37 PM
10's sounding really great, upgrade order placed! Sounds like Howler 10 even has a decent chance of unseating Corel Painter as my main 'painting' app, which I see as an amazing testament to just how far PD & Howler have come. Keep up the great work!

11-10-2015, 11:05 PM
Just placed my order for upgrade version. Have enjoyed 9 quite a bit and looking forward to the improvements etc.


11-10-2015, 11:15 PM
Howler 10 looks way cool. Is there a Mac version, or must one run Howler under bootcamp, or some other way to run Windows on Mac?

Dan Ritchie
11-11-2015, 02:14 PM
There's wine. I know there are other developers who have packaged their programs through some Wine based installer, but I have not tried it with Mac. Mac is basically BSD, so I assume it wouldn't be much different than under linux. We have some success with running with Wine.

01-02-2016, 08:01 AM
Howler needs a good... Howler forum (where i can ask obvious questions...) :D
some notes,

Greenscreen in 9.6 is great, better than Vegas and HitFilm Express
my very first test (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubFUTGvYItU)

Howler Motion Estimation = Awesome! http://erikalstad.com/backup/misc.php_files/king.gif
youtube link (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-0My7u4hco)

hope to see more video related stuff... http://erikalstad.com/backup/misc.php_files/goodluck.gif
video editor panel for mixing video clips < super wanted.