Image Broadway is graphic editing software that most users will find more than adequate for their day to day editing needs. The interface is fairly similar to the basic Paint Shop Pro or Photoshop menu system without the entire depth that the other programs entail.
Using an intuitive menu design, Image Broadway is perfect for touching up digital photography, scans and images for websites and the internet.
Using Image Broadway I was able to "map" images with hyperlinks for use on website and actually nominate the area to be mapped. Some software only allows mapped areas to be rectangular in shape, however I was able to customise this to suit my needs.
Primary functions are co
vered for the most part however an integral menu command seems to be missing from the package being the command, past as new image. There is the option to cut from an image and then open a new image and paste your selection into it. This is also available when pasting into another existing image. A clever thing about this feature is when pasting into a blank image, the size defaults to the size of the portion you just cut. It was easy to do and took a matter of moments, however the paste as new image command would be a welcome addition to the software.
For the more determined, it was interesting to note that the software might even be utilised by aspiring 3D artists as Image Broadway can also bump map images. For those who are not familiar with the term, quite simply it allows objects to appear to stand out from a flat surface whilst still retaining the characteristics of the flat surface.
This is a tool used by games developers to create environments that are more realistic by bump mapping the textures used to make the gaming environment.
There are a bevy of other features on the software including anti aliasing and interlacing options making Image Broadway a powerful piece of kit for the home user or budding designer feeling their way around imaging software.