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Giveaway of the day — Abstract Curves 1.190

AbstractCurves is an image generator to create stunning wallpapers or posters.
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Abstract Curves 1.190 was available as a giveaway on February 8, 2017!

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An audio program to convert from pictures to sound.

AbstractCurves is an image generator which allows you to create stunning wallpapers/backgrounds or posters in any resolution, or add effects or logos/watermarks to your photos. AbstractCurves includes a variety of built-in presets, and gives you the ability to create user presets. This program is available as a standalone application, and as a plug-in to the most popular graphic hosts, such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Photoshop Elements, Corel Paint Shop Pro, IrfanView, and others which support .8bf files.

Discover unique opportunities with the powerful features of AbstractCurves:

  • Unlimited number of effects;
  • More than 10 galleries with 130+ built-in presets;
  • Ability to create and save your own presets;
  • Ability to set any color of generated image and background;
  • 30+ built-in color palettes with 7000+ colors;
  • Ability to create and save your own palettes;
  • Adding generated images to your photos;
  • Transparent background option for creating logos, icons, avatars, etc.
  • 16-bit image support.

System Requirements:

Windows XP/ Vista/ 7/ 8/ 10; Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo, Xeon or better processor(s); Memory(RAM): 2 GB (4 GB recommended); Video Card: OpenGL 2.0 capable video card with 256 MB VRAM running at 1280x800 or higher; Hard Disk: 200 MB available disk space

Publisher:

AbstractCurves

Homepage:

http://abstractcurves.com/

File Size:

20.4 MB

Price:

$19.95

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#34

I'd like to see a lot of randomize buttons on the different settings!

Reply   |   Comment by Hooty  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#33

Thank you GOTD & AbstractCurves for this offer.
very smooth in running the s/w on my pc.
i am new to this type of image tool, need time to learn.
i am willing to try on this new toy.
anyway i thumb up for this impressive s/w.

donald

Reply   |   Comment by donald  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#32

I still get the "Failed to connect" error whenever I use your software wrapper but I've never received any helpful response which addresses the problem itself. I don't know why I even try. Thanks anyway.

Reply   |   Comment by Dennis  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#31

This is a innovation tool it's made to open your mind into ideas on what you can generate and build upon.. I for one did my homework and saw all the files in the appdata folder and well in my case I have this lovely tool working flawlessly with open source tools such as inkscape. Ya I'd love a 24 fps loop of the effects on auto but I don't need it I can easy make a macro that clicks up 1 and save with a counter name and save those images as a avi, mpg or what ever video format I want.

Activation issues 10 to 1 your not in admin mode to even save your settings under your program files.

Seriously love this program since it showed up on the market on day 1. HOWEVER it's not for everyone as for gradients it's mostly xml code so save your preset do a google search and add it yourself.

Heck I'm actually pissed off that they wanted to do another GAOTD I would of made this a contest draw and get some serious feedback.

The makers of Abstract Curves know how to code as all their sources are in proper form but let's face it the closest thing this comes near is texturemaker and filter forge, do they have a market... YES I would say as their product is repeatable.

All the best to them in 2017.

Reply   |   Comment by Shawn Dion  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Shawn Dion, you say "as for gradients it's mostly xml code so save your preset do a google search and add it yourself." Do you think XML as used by this program is a programming language? It's a structured configuration file and that is all basically a glorified .INI or .cfg file. There are no XML variables to define a gradient, just solid background colour or not and transparent background

settings key="1"
parameter key="4" Background Color = (222,184,135,255)
parameter key="7" Colorize background = 1
parameter key="8" Transparent background = 0

There needs to be a whole new group of parameters to define gradients which don't exist because the program lacks that facility so even if we create additional parameters the program will simply ignore them.

You also say "The makers of Abstract Curves know how to code as all their sources are in proper form "

Where are the program source files you think are in proper form? I was not aware Abstract Curves was an open source product... please do reveal your source to their source code!

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#30

Downloaded and installed to a drive other than C (default). Activated per readme instructions and software stays in demo mode. Extracted Activate zip file and ran it that way. The 1/25/17 dated file ran but came up with a error that the activation period was over. Tried running the zip file again, re-booted, and still in demo mode. Guessing it might be a problem not accepting the default installation location but that isn't an option for me. I dedicate a different hard drive for my programs and reserve C for the system. Anyway, a lot to go through for no results. Looked forward to trying with so many folks saying they ended up purchasing. Will end up uninstalling the demo with no chance of purchase if I can't resolve.

Reply   |   Comment by Carson  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#29

Downloaded, Installed and Activated without problems. Program is a bit buggy on my computer, but great fun. I played in creating backgrounds, and overlays for some of my own pictures. I like this, but most of my Graphics Programs all ready have several plugins for creating all sorts of design patterns. Nice addition to my collection though! Thanks GOTD and Abstract Curves. Win 7x64

Reply   |   Comment by rgodes  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#28

Hello everyone! I downloaded, installed and activated this application on my Windows 10 Pro. desktop and had ZERO problems. From the initial review I completed with the software I am very happy. It seems to have everything I can possibly need.

I'm relatively new to some software so I am in a long learning curve. I have one question to ask, if it is permissible on this forum ... "Can this software be used with Cyberink Photodirector 7 and if so what files do I need to place in the plugin folder of Photodirector?"

Thank You GOTD and thank you folks for the comments. I learn more everyday I read them.

Reply   |   Comment by Contevou  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#27

Stuck in Demo Mode,failed to Activate ?? Contact Customer Support@ AbstractCurves.Got a response in 20 minutes.Now have Registered Copy of Abstract Curves.

Reply   |   Comment by vanierstein  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#26

Cute. I used it for a while for random wallpapers, but got bored of it all and uninstalled. YMMV.

Reply   |   Comment by Ambre  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#25

Contacted Abstract Curves Support,received a response from Mark Rehengold within 20 minutes,addressing my concerns with failure to activate.Needless to say,any Software Dev / Support that responds,much less THAT rapidly,and to a Give-Away support problem,at that,has earned Plaudits,in my book,and if I ever want to upgrade to the next version,will seriously consider getting the Paid Version.I've got nothing but good to say about Abstract Curves,their Developers,their Support,and their rapid response.This is a rarity to get this sort of treatment,and don't think it goes unnoticed.Again,Thanks,AbstractCurves.(and GOTD.)And I've become quite good at identifying street signs,homes,storefronts,rivers,trains,etc.,etc.......

Reply   |   Comment by vanierstein  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#24

I grabbed this wonderful program last time around also and played with it. And yes, the time flies by as you get engrossed in trying out the various settings to see how they affect the image. I created a great Desktop background which I had been wanting for a long time. I've never had any trouble with installing or using it. This is definitely one of those nifty, unique programs that come in handy. It's a definite keeper!

Reply   |   Comment by John  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#23

Have contacted support at Abtract Curves, regarding Activate.exe failure,awaiting a reply.

Reply   |   Comment by vanierstein  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#22

Will NOT activate. Tried everything... Still says Demo

Reply   |   Comment by Earl Hayes  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#21

Refuses to activate,even after running Activate.exe as Administrator.Please help.

Reply   |   Comment by vanierstein  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#20

Had a demo 1.19 (64-bit) installed,previously,because I missed the giveaway,and this sounded like interesting software to generate images with.Uninstalled demo version,using Iobit uninstaller,also deleting 3 registry keys that Iobit found after running Iobit "Powerful uninstall / search for leftovers".Todays 64-bit installed,but refuses to activate after trying repeated times,using activate.exe,activate.gcd ,closing program,re-opening program,etc.Ran setup.exe FIRST,as instructed to do so in 'readme'.It would appear,based on comments here today, I am NOT the only person having problems with Activation.Usually I can negotiate all the flaming hoops required for activation,even the most labrynthine,but this one has me stumped,stymied,and stalled.Help ????Would LOVE to try the program,fully activated,but CANNOT get it past Demo Mode.Please help.Am considering trying to run as Admin.,but because of the fact that this is a archived (compressed) program,not all methods will give you that option.

Reply   |   Comment by vanierstein  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#19

I would love to use this as an 8bf filter in both IrfanView and Corel's PSP (I have both), but it is not showing up in either as an 8bf filter.

Does anyone know how to install the 8bf filters into Irfan and PSP?

Reply   |   Comment by Terry  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Terry,

during installation you can add "hosts".

Reply   |   Comment by Mudo J.  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Terry, in irfanview 4.41 Options menu, Properties and Settings entry, Plugins section, Custom Path for Adobe 8BF Plugins. Once Irfanview recognises it it will be found in the Image Menu, Adobe 8BF Plugins, SmartCurve. I expect it will only work with like coded host software and plugin i.e. both 32bit or both 64bit

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

Terry,
For Corel PSP X9 on my Windows 10 x64, place x64 8bf filter in the
directory. This location may be different on your machine. To locate the default plugin directory from within Corel PSP :
Goto File=>Preferences=>File Locations =>Plug-ins. It shows default directory for plugins.
Worked great. I placed it on a new layer and blended it with existing pic. Fun

Reply   |   Comment by JimJoat  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Terry,

Sorry, that is the C:\Program Files\Corel\Corel PaintShop Pro X9 (64-bit)\PlugIns\EN on my PC

Reply   |   Comment by JimJoat  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Terry, It does work with ifran
Just open ifran 8bf menu and locate the .8bf file
OR, copy the 8bf file into ifran adobe plugins

Reply   |   Comment by adif  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#18

I am running Windows 10 64 bit, installed 64 bit version, ran activate afterwards as administrator (as a precaution), and when I first ran the program, it showed 'Registered to Giveaway of the Day' - did not have to disable antivirus etc. Do give it a try.

Reply   |   Comment by Ron Holder  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
#17

I downloaded this to see what it could do out of curiosity and I just realized that I have been playing with it for about an hour! I'm not exactly sure what I am going to use it for yet, probably to make some wallpapers, or backgrounds for my site. Thanks, GOTD, this is a nice little program!

Reply   |   Comment by dansx6  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)
#16

Thank you GOTD for this offer.
Last time I got it from GOTD (version1.190) after installation I bought it.
It is a very handy tool which help me in designing.
At first the interface look too crowded but after some time we get use to it.
In the software I like the most:
I could save transparent image in various sizes. I can also use it in Photoshop. I can save my own presets and could use them in new design. Finally customer support is good and they very cooperative.

Reply   |   Comment by Ari  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)
#15

Still in demo mode, tried activating multiple times..

does not create a start menu shortcut, which is pretty annoying

Reply   |   Comment by zajozor  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)

zajozor, I could not activate it either.

Reply   |   Comment by Walter B Shillington  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#14

I dunno, but it seems to me that programs like GIMP, Paint.Net, Chasys Draw, and others, are much more flexible for not only creating graphics, but also wallpapers. While programs like Irfanview may not be as flexible for making graphics it is an excellent program for making wallpapers.

I will give this offering a shot, but based on the little I've read and the screen shots it seems this is great for doing abstract graphics, but to me swirling, swizzley lines is not wallpaper. Just me.

Reply   |   Comment by JonE  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

JonE,

How about as a background for your wallpaper? The possibilities are endless.

Reply   |   Comment by Nigel  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)

Nigel, Have to admit I never thought of that; not a bad idea. I downloaded it, but haven't installed it yet, so I'll know more later.

Reply   |   Comment by JonE  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

JonE,

I have a couple of great wallpapers made with this program combined with a couple of other programs. It takes time, so I don't do it often, but this program creates the background, another cuts out the main subject from a photograph in an oval shape say (or any shape) and in my case of my dog. Then a third program adds the cutout to the centre of the background. Multiple cut outs could be added of similar or different sizes, but one oval centre one does me. As I say, it's time consuming, but worth it for something you're staring at on a daily basis.

Reply   |   Comment by Nigel  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#13

I downloaded this last time it was on offer; liked it so much I bought it. :)

Reply   |   Comment by bigteapot  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)
#12

If we make a twisted a picture that we like how do we send it to the printer?

Reply   |   Comment by Peter Butler  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)

Peter Butler, Save the file - choose the .bmp or jpg option - to your desktop or pictures folder. You can then open it.

Reply   |   Comment by Lionel  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#11

Still in demo modus and asks for a license key? Is this a full version from Give Away Of The Day or only a demo?

Reply   |   Comment by Jay Dee  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

Jay Dee,
Did you extract the folder and run the activate after running setup? You may want to try a restart too. I used to try to skip the extraction but cutting the corners always messed with the activation.

Reply   |   Comment by LisaP  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

Jay Dee, With programs like this which come with a separate "Activate.exe" file, I've always found it best to make sure NOT to run the program before trying to activate it. That is, DO NOT leave the "Run AbstractCurves" box checked on the last screen of the install program, so the program DOES NOT try to run.
If you have the AbstractCurves program open, CLOSE IT - BEFORE trying to activate.
THEN run the "Activate.exe" program, and only after it completes, start the AbstractCurves program.
Using that strategy, I just successfully activated the download and it comes up as being registered to "Giveaway of the Day".

Reply   |   Comment by BobR  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

LisaP, i have done all what you mentioned and still showing Demo Version

any advice

Reply   |   Comment by mm155  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#10

A few results, some with transparent background:
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/10366431/_GOTD/AbstractCurves1190_20170208/GOTD-20170208-A.png
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/10366431/_GOTD/AbstractCurves1190_20170208/GOTD-20170208-B.png
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/10366431/_GOTD/AbstractCurves1190_20170208/GOTD-20170208-B-Trans.png
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/10366431/_GOTD/AbstractCurves1190_20170208/GOTD-20170208-C.png
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/10366431/_GOTD/AbstractCurves1190_20170208/GOTD-20170208-C-Trans.png
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/10366431/_GOTD/AbstractCurves1190_20170208/GOTD-20170208-D.png
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/10366431/_GOTD/AbstractCurves1190_20170208/GOTD-20170208-E.png

Reply   |   Comment by Ootje  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)

Ootje, thank you again. You add so much to this site by actually trying out the programs and providing examples. I had this from an earlier giveaway, didn't realize it would do transparent backgrounds. With that capability, it's possible to overlay different renderings, colors, etc., or to use a curve like your first example to highlight something in a background.

Reply   |   Comment by Mr.Dave  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#9

Will NOT activate. Tried everything... Still says Demo .

Reply   |   Comment by me  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

me, did you end the program, run the activate and start the program again?
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/10366431/_GOTD/AbstractCurves1190_20170208/ZonderActivate.png
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/10366431/_GOTD/AbstractCurves1190_20170208/StartActivated.png
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/10366431/_GOTD/AbstractCurves1190_20170208/Hoofdscherm.png

Reply   |   Comment by Ootje  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)

me, as Ootje mentioned, apparently the key to getting the program to activate successfully is to CLOSE Abstract Curves FIRST, and THEN run the "Activate.exe" program. After that completes, you can open Abstract Curves and it should say it's registered to "Giveaway of the Day."

Reply   |   Comment by BobR  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#8

I installed this back on 3rd August 2015 and liked it and gave it a thumbs up, only real features I found lacking was the inability to create complex backgrounds like gradients in program. Only single solid colours are possible. And the ability to add extra oscillations.
One can work around the former by generating a custom gradient externally and loading it in as an image OR creating it in a host program for the PS plugin and selecting transparent background within the program.

Initially this morning I thought great an upgrade to the program and started to get a little enthused.. went looking through their website to look for a version history and found nothing, came back here and saw a comment asking about whats new too... fired up the program and found the about dialog and then I thought oh how dissapointing... I already have 1.1.9.0 from the original giveaway apparently... the file is dated 28th June 2015 14:09 The same last modified date as todays!

https://www.giveawayoftheday.com/abstractcurves-1-1/

Still worth a thumbs up to me though.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+28)

On 3rd August 2015 was is version 1.179 and not version 1.190!!!
Today version 1.190 is dated to 18th July 2015!

Reply   |   Comment by nibo1978  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+19)

nibo1978, I suspect I downloaded the installer from their website on the day of the giveaway and got the newer version and as it accepted the activation data from the giveaway I kept with the then current version. The GAOTD bundle I downloaded today SETUP.EXE contains 32bit dated as I wrote, the date you quote is for the 64bit executable and plugin.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

TK, I post the Dates from the 64bit version!

Reply   |   Comment by nibo1978  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#7

Indeed we had this great GOTD many months ago , I wish they will add option for video, as the curves will move from one settings to the other over a set time.
I will stick to the previous GOTD ver 1.1.7.9

Reply   |   Comment by adif  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)
#6

It can be installed but it won't activate ........ even when i run Activate.exe itselfs I tried it several times already even with anti-virus / firewall off. It has all same result .... no activation still in Demo mode.. Any suggestions ????

Reply   |   Comment by Hanzo  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Same here, installed, activated and still in demo mode :(

Reply   |   Comment by Tam Khoe  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Hanzo, Guys... CLOSE Abstract Curves if it is open, and THEN run "Activate.exe".

Reply   |   Comment by BobR  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#5

Is the plug in for Adobe Photoshop also free?

Reply   |   Comment by Kim Bork  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

Kim Bork, It does give you the Plugin for Photoshop, BUT when you are installing the software make sure on the screen where it ask you the folder to install it to that you select "ADD HOST" and select the directory you would like the .8bf plugin to install to.

Very important! In my case trying to use the plugin I kept getting an error message saying that acplugin64.dll could not be found, after doing some checking I found that it had installed that file to my C:\ area on my hard drive, I just moved it to the directory the plugin was in and it worked fine after that.

I installed the 64 bit version, not sure if that makes a difference as to why the acplugin64.dll installed where it did. Hope this helps.

Also, you can use any software that supports .8bf's, you don't have to use Photoshop, I use it in Paint.net and this plugin to run .8bf's in Paint.net that you can get here - http://psfilterpdn.codeplex.com/ for Paint.net.

Reply   |   Comment by Bob  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+17)

Bob,

"... select "ADD HOST" and select the directory you would like the .8bf plugin to install to."

I like to store a copy of any P/Shop compatible plugins in the folder along with the app it belongs to. It makes it easier to find & add the plugin when I install a new image editing app or a newer version of one I already have. I've also found that some plugins work with some apps when I copy the plugin file(s) to the proper folder for that app, but others may only work when I put a shortcut to the plugin file(s) in that plugin folder (?). In that 2nd case, adding a shortcut to for example the AbstractCurves\1.1\ folder is quick/easy -- it also makes it easy in image editing apps that let me set which folders the app looks in for plugins.

"I installed the 64 bit version, not sure if that makes a difference..."

Because of the plugin I installed both. I have both 32 bit & 64 bit image editing apps, so that way I'm covered. Why use 32 bit image editing &/or graphics apps? In a word, compatibility. I've got a lot of plugins that I've had for years, & those are 32 bit. And some stuff, like the scanner driver for my Brother printer, only works with the 32 bit version of PaintShop Pro.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)

Bob,

This actually worked for me in GIMP x64 version. However, there's a couple extra steps needed to get it working in GIMP. Here's what I did:

Download a plugin for GIMP called PSPI. This allows for GIMP to run 32-bit Photoshop 8bf plug-ins. Unzip the file into the GIMP install folder (the .zip file has the full file structure to put PSPI into the plug-ins folder.

Create a folder someplace to store the plug-in separate from the standard. If you want to run more than one 8bf plug-in, I would suggest separate folders for each one.

Run the installer for Abstract Curves and select the 32-bit install. On the screen that asks you where to install the software, click on the "Add Hosts" button in the lower left corner of the window. Then browse to the folder you just created and click "OK". Let everything install.

On my system, "acplugin32.dll" actually install to my C: drive's root folder. Move "acplugin32.dll" to the same folder as the 8bf file.

Open GIMP and select "Filters" from the top menu. You will have a new option called "Photoshop Plug-in Settings". Click that and click on the "paper" (i.e. New) icon. Then click on the folder "browse" icon at the far right. Go to the folder you put the Abstract Curves plug-in at and click "Ok".

Restart GIMP and either start a new project or open a current project. You will be able to access Abstract Curves from the "Filter" menu options.

Reply   |   Comment by TranceWarp  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#4

I got 1.1 from an earlier GOTD - really nice for desktop backgrounds.
Any revision history on what is new?? Couldn't really find it on their web site.

Reply   |   Comment by Barcud Revnik  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)

Barcud Revnik, If your earlier GOTD was installed on August 3, 2015 ( https://www.giveawayoftheday.com/abstractcurves-1-1/ ), it was version 1.179 x32. No noticeable improvement in this one except the support for 64bit, which makes it faster.

If it was installed on January 2, 2016 ( https://www.giveawayoftheday.com/abstract-curves-1-1-2/ ) it was already version 1.190 with 64bit option, no need to reinstall if it is still working.

Reply   |   Comment by ouialaraison  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+23)
#3

Kind of fun, but can't deal with the real world pictures.

Reply   |   Comment by ew  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

ew, just found the following on their website

Q: How do I use my own photographs or images within the program?

A: They will get loaded in as a background layer. Use Open Image mode on the Splash Page to open your own images. They can either be ones you've already created in AbstractCurves or any supported file type.
Important: To see them, you have to disable the Background Color check-box which is on the right side of the display about half way down the Renderings Settings panel next to the Step 4 arrow.

Reply   |   Comment by WT  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

WT, but i didn't get to see the image i loaded as the background layer...so, if i could make curves transparent

Reply   |   Comment by ew  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#2

I have a previous GAitD version, 1.179, which while I don't use it often is a cool thing and I'll certainly update. Quite techy (and I'm very techy) but you can make minor tweaks and get very impressive images.

Reply   |   Comment by JohnL  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

P.S. they say in their FAQ you can install over the top of an old version but that didn't work for me and I had to uninstall the old one (partly manually) to get the new version to work.

Reply   |   Comment by JohnL  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)

JohnL, technically... you are quite techy you said...

you can extract the files from the setup.exe using 7-zip and just run it from there and it will use your old activation data! Or just copy the files over the top of your installed ones!

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

TK, I sorted it all out, but initially I did what they said, which was just run the installer and let it install over the top of the old one, which didn't go well and so I reported it. It wasn't hard to fix but the uninstaller for v179 didn't really remove it so I did that manually to get a known starting point (usual stuff, remove files, hack registry manually).
Copying files over old ones only works if the new installer doesn't add anything to the registry (plus you'd need to register any new DLLs) and I saw no point in messing about, many other things to do.

Reply   |   Comment by JohnL  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

JohnL,
Did you have the 32 bit previously and chose the 64 bit this time? The installer will look for a previous 64 bit and install over that. I had the 32 bit and I do like it so thought I'd up it to the 64 bit since that is the system I run. Uninstalled the 32-bit with Revo Uninstaller running the advanced scan for leftovers. Just a suggestion.

Reply   |   Comment by LisaP  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

I forgot to mention...Just be careful when clearing leftover registry items that you keep the items for the 64 bit!

Reply   |   Comment by LisaP  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

LisaP, I had both previously, but just installed the 64-bit this time. As i installed and activated it after uninstalling the previous version the registry entries weren't an issue.
Regards

Reply   |   Comment by JohnL  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#1

Have a older version from GOTD . Bring it out once and a while to play.
nice fun with the kids

Reply   |   Comment by kis  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
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