Friday, November 9th, 2018 Posted by Jim Thacker

Anastasiy releases MagicRefs for Photoshop

Veteran Photoshop tools developer Anastasiy Safari has released MagicRefs, a new “superpanel” for working with reference images inside the software.

Streamline and supercharge reference images workflows within Photoshop
Aimed at illustrators and concept artists, MagicRefs is intended to provide a more user-friendly alternative to importing reference images into separate Photoshop windows or viewing them on a second monitor.

Users can drag and drop folders of images directly from their PC, or download them from a specified URL, and have them appear in a resizeable, Hi-DPI-display-compatible panel within the Photoshop interface.

Once imported, images can be arranged in colour-coded groups, and dragged and dropped between them.

Images can be zoomed, flipped or viewed in grayscale within the panel, and motion designers get the option to step through animated GIFs frame by frame. Colours can be sampled via an eyedropper tool.

Groups of images can be linked to individual Photoshop documents, so they display only when that document is open, helping to reduce unnecessary use of screen space.

Pricing and availability
MagicRefs is available for Photoshop CS5 and above on Windows and Mac OS X. It costs $19.

Read more about MagicRefs on Anastasiy’s website