Wouldn’t it be nice if Deep Art Effects were - ooh, three times faster, batch processing actually worked and there were at least basic guides?
Well, 1.2.7 is all of those things and more
I got a beta of the new release to test this morning and everything is far better. The speed increase is extremely welcome, most of my tests were three times as fast as with 1.2.6, one test was only twice as fast (I was using the PC at the time though)
The Info menu now has some handy little guides that tell you what all the buttons do (about time too!)
A few days ago I needed to create some artwork for a project I’m working on - I wish I’d had this version then as Batch processing finally works properly.
It took me hours to chose a style for my project - I went for Gothic, if I’d had 1.2.7 I’d have run a batch and actually picked a different style.
The timings are impressive too. For a batch to choose a style the 480x240 batch pictured above is perfect and running 122 versions of the 3000 x 1500 master image took a mere 2 mins and 48 seconds on my pathetic aging laptop, one image every 1.377 seconds!
For a proper test I’ve just run off the same batch at 1920 x 1280 (while writing this) which took 35 mins 25 seconds, one every 17.418 seconds (and my laptop really is garbage - you’ll probably do a lot better)
A new addition to the ‘other’ AI menus is a Random style button. Click this and it does exactly what it say - creates a random style. Sounds like a gimmick? Actually it worked rather well for my tests creating some interesting styles - don’t get put off by the misleading thumbnail image, they actually work.
DAE 1.2.7 - coming real soon