Snap Art 4 Update

All of us aliens have been receiving a lot of excited emails and messages from people expectantly awaiting news on the impending release of Snap Art 4, so we wanted to provide you all with a quick update as to how things are coming along.

For those that are new to the Alien Skin family, Snap Art is a really cool software tool that allows you to take a standard photograph and render it as a work of art such as an oil painting, pencil sketch or a watercolor. The results mimic the techniques used by veteran artists, such as the build-up of layered brush strokes and the augmentation of important edges. These characteristics make each piece of work look as if it were handmade versus generated by a computer.

With Snap Art 4, we’ve been hard at work making the best possible software available. Over the last few weeks we’ve been doing some polishing and putting the finishing touches to everything. It’s all looking fantastic and feedback from our Beta users has been resoundingly positive. We’re very much looking forward to letting you all get your hands on it!

One of the things you’ll notice immediately with this version of Snap Art is the completely redesigned user interface, which helps you make visually stunning artwork more easily than ever. Everything in Snap Art 4 is faster and more responsive. We’ve also updated the color scheme to help you focus on your photo, similar to other modern image editing tools.

One of my personal favorites in the new additions is the visual preset browser; it shows what each preset would look like on your image before it’s even been applied. You can also save favorites and view your recently used presets with just the click of a button.

For more details and some examples of Snap Art in action, check out Jimmy’s video overview:


For those of you who just can’t wait for Snap Art 4 to be released, don’t worry! You can simply purchase a copy of Snap Art 3 today and receive a free upgrade to Snap Art 4 when it launches in a few weeks. Similarly, free upgrades will be be automatically sent to everyone who purchased Snap Art 3 directly from Alien Skin after August 2013.

That’s all for now. We’ll be back in touch soon with more updates on our progress.

Have a great weekend everybody!



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  1. Joan Beck November 14, 2013 at 11:24 am

    Is there a beta version of snap art 4 available. I could sure use it this week to meet a deadline and Snap art 3 isn’t quite doing what it appears 4 will do.

    • Robert November 14, 2013 at 11:52 am

      I’m sorry, but there is no public beta available. Let me ask though; what is it that you are trying to accomplish?

  2. Avi Niv November 14, 2013 at 11:57 am

    Have you figured out a price for upgrade from Ver 3?

    • Robert November 14, 2013 at 12:06 pm

      The price for all upgrades is $69, unless you purchased Snap Art 3 after August of this year. If you did, you will qualify for the free upgrade.

  3. chris November 15, 2013 at 2:04 am

    I really think snap art 4 is goi g to be great. I hope that the rendering is faster in this version. I would really like to see a preset for curved brushed strokes. This would be great to getthe acrylic and oils to a new level….

  4. Doug Walker November 15, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    Is it necessary to buy purchase SnapArt 1, 2 and 3 before installing version 4?
    Have you established a price for SnapArt 4? What will it cost me?

    • Robert November 18, 2013 at 9:00 am

      You do not need to own a prior version to purchase Snap Art 4. All of our plug-ins are separate from each other. The price for Snap Art 4, as a new purchase, will be $99. If you purchase an upgrade from a prior version, it would be $69.

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