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VERSION 4.0/4.1/4.2/4.3

Improved visual performance when displaying and scaling large amount of brushes on Photoshop CC 2019 & 2020

NEW! Load multiple .abr or .tpl files into a single group
NEW! Smart Search now gives you option to search closed groups

    NEW! Revamped right-click menu for presets:
    *  Duplicate Tool Preset
    *  Move To Group
    *  Delete Preset
    *  New Eraser with same shape - creates eraser(s) from currently selected tool(s)
    *  Duplicate Group New group has a unique name and becomes its own autonomous set.
       You can delete and re-arrange brushes and it won't affect original group.

NEW! HUD Mode! Popup MagicSquire anywhere on the screen under your cursor.
   - Displayed via a keyboard shortcut (defined in Settings)
   - Displayed via a stylus button click (if button click is assigned to that shortcut)
   - Displayed by clicking "HUD Mode" button on the panel
   - Interactive and fully functional HUD! All MagicSquire functions work
   - When in HUD Mode all keyboard shortcuts work without running MagicSquire from Extensions menu
    Read how to set up MagicSquire HUD

NEW! Sticky HUD Mode (optional)
   - HUD shows up on key down and hides on key up (works with stylus buttons too)
   - Go to MagicSquire Settings to activate Sticky mode for HUD
   - You can run HUD in Sticky mode alongside with the main panel, having access both to MagicSquire HUD
     and current brushes display when the HUD is hidden
    Read more about Sticky HUD

NEW! Sticky Brushes - completely new mode in Photoshop
   - Press keyboard shortcut to activate brush and release to immediately deactivate it
   - Allows you to switch to and switch back from your frequent brushes very fast
   - Activate from New/Edit Brush Dialog -> Sticky

NEW! Option in Settings to auto-close HUD immediately after choosing brush
NEW! Reset path to MagicSquire brushes folder to defaults (from Settings, using "Reset" button)
NEW! Number of hidden Collections is now displayed under "Collections/more..." in fly-out menu
NEW! Now you can activate brushes/tools in History from hidden Collections

   - PRO Mode improved
   - Fixed various error popups when creating brushes, loading/exporting brushes
   - Improved Keyboard Shortcut handling with multiple Photoshop Workspaces
   - Improved New/Edit dialog, removed empty space
   - Improved Horizontal list mode in different scenarios with Collections
   - Fixed visual issues related to opening/closing groups
   - Fixed visual problems in New/Edit dialog when there are too many tags
   - Fixed issues related to new Photoshop CC2020 21.1 when updating Tool Presets
   - Fixed problem with Updating erasers and other Tool Presets (including erasers with Dual Brush feature enabled)
   - Improved icons, made more visually consistent in Photoshop CC2020 21.1+
   - Double-clicking (instead of single-clicking) on various buttons led to problems - fixed
   - Correct messages now displayed when exporting size-only brushes
   - Now MagicSquire correctly requires to uncheck "Current Tool Only" when Updating erasers and other tools
   - Fixed problem with overlapping buttons over search field for specific panel sizes
   - Added more support keyboard shortcuts on macOS
   - Improved MagicSquire UI here and there
   - Improved open/save dialogs on Photoshop CC2020+
   - Added Keyboard Shortcut for Sticky HUD and HUD
* v4.1/4.2 updates
   - Fixed Sticky HUD problems on Windows 10 connected to latest Wacom drivers. Now should work just fine!
   - Fixed, improved and speeded up duplicating presets in various scenarios (including very huge brush collections)
   - Now you can duplicate multiple selected presets with right click
   - Fixed a rare database problem when updating Brush/Tool presets with double click
   - Various bug fixes and improvements
NEW! Revamped right-click menu:
      NEW! Duplicate Tool Preset - duplicates current selected tool(s)
      Move To Group
      Delete Preset
      NEW! New Eraser with same shape - creates eraser(s) from currently selected tool(s)
      NEW! Duplicate Group (also works on right-click on the group's title)
NEW! Duplicate whole group by right-clicking on it. New group has a unique name and becomes its own autonomous set.
     You can delete and re-arrange brushes and it won't affect original group.
NEW! Option to auto-close HUD immediately after choosing brush
   - Click Magic Eraser again to switch back to previous tool
* v4.3 update
   - Improved keyboard shortcut handling in Photoshop CC 2021 and above
   - Minor UI speedups



VERSION 3.0/3.1/3.2/3.3/3.4

NEW! Right-click on the brush to quickly move it to any group, pick group by name
NEW! Directly drag'n'drop .abr and .tpl files on the panel to load them as groups! Works only on Photoshop CC and higher

NEW! Tags - assign tags to brushes and then filter them using Search with Instant Suggestions.
     Filter out brushes that you don't need in current project, instantly.
     Search and filter by style, type, project, workspace, team, file, type of work or any other
     favorite criteria you create by yourself.

NEW! Collections allow you to combine several groups in a collection and then switch
     between group combinations with one click or keyboard shortcut. Use new Collection editor from the menu.
     See how to work with new Collections

NEW! Keyboard Shortcuts for individual brushes. Also keyboard shortcuts to following
     new and old features of MagicSquire:
   * Rotate Brush/Tool tip (works with Clone Tool too)
   * Turn current Brush into Eraser (and back)
   * Increase/Decrease Load for Mixer brushes
   * Switch Collection
   * Create New Brush
   * New Group
   * Switch to next/previous brush in current group
   * PRO Mode
   * Compact Mode
   * Toggle MagicSquire panel
     New shortcuts dialog is accessible from the menu: See how to work with shortcuts
NEW! Relocate data folder and put it on Dropbox, iCloud, One Drive, Box, Google Drive
     or any other 3rd party cloud service. Back up and safely sync your brushes between computers!
     See how to relocate data

NEW! Disable size capture for tools, switch between brushes and tools while keeping size
NEW! Capture current tool's color in the preset and store it in the group
NEW! Reset panel will delete all current brush data and allow you to start from scratch

    Significantly improved UI performance on Photoshop CC
    Improved compatibility with all latest Photoshop CCs
    Fixed problems with scrolling and selection on very large brush groups
    Fixed problems with some brush & tool thumbnails looking too big
    Fixed varios selection problems
    Fixed an issue with double-clicking on New Asset button
    Fixed a problem with re-selecting size-only brushes
    UI improvements and fixes

v3.1 Update
    Tags UI improvements on Photoshop CC
    Improved brush tip rotation performance
    Fixed problem with available keyboard shortcuts when too many shortcuts are assigned
    Fixed problem with searching for tags
    Fixed problem with capturing color
    Fixed problem with rotating brush tip
    Fixed issues with permissions with relocating data folder to Dropbox and Google Drive

v3.2 Update
    NEW! Right-click on the brush to quickly move it to any group, pick group by name
    NEW! Directly drag'n'drop .abr and .tpl files on the panel to load them as groups! Works only on Photoshop CC and higher
    Added new option in the menu - "Optimize brushes" that rebuilds brush database to avoid possible errors
    Fixed: In some scenarios Photoshop window deactivated after loading brushes from files
    Improved selection of newly created brushes on CS6 in various scenarios
    Improved compatibility with CC2019 in various scenarios
    Improved keyboard shortcut detection
    Improved handling of Dual Brushes when rendering strokes and creating new brushes
    In PRO Mode checkmark next to corresponding panel's menu item is now correctly displayed when it's active

v3.3 Update
    Sometimes brushes were lost with errors when closing panels during long operations - fixed

v3.4 Update
    Improved Photoshop 2020 compatibility
    Improved Keyboard Shortcut detection for various keyboard layouts
    Fixed problem with first brush stroke's pressure/opacity when using keyboard shortcuts


VERSION 2.0/2.1/2.2/2.3/2.4/2.5/2.6/2.7

NEW! Magic Eraser: click on the new "Use current Tool as Eraser" button to use any tool preset you select in MagicSquire
     Click again to switch back to your tool. Alt-click to turn it on permanently.

NEW! Significantly improved UI performance on Photoshop CC (all versions),
     especially when dealing with large numbers (1000+) of brushes when
     opening panel, scrolling, switching list types, opening/closing groups

    Advanced export: groups now can be exported to .tpl and .abr files. During export tools can be converted to brushes
    and vice versa depending on what you choose as a target format. Easily convert betweet .tpl and .abr Tool Presets!
    Exports filtered results when using search.

    Alt-click now works with tools! Use saved Pencil as Mixer Brush and vice versa!

    Easy picking of custom group colors with new color picker

    Search lets you filter brushes by name very quickly

    Search lets you filter brushes by name very quickly
    New horizontal layout! First of a kind in Adobe Photoshop
    Arbitrary size of the thumbnails with scaling slider
    Support for Shapes and Tool Presets! Organize Tool Presets in groups
    Recent tool history list! Kept when you open panel and transfer files
    PRO Mode - hide new buttons and elements
    Superfast new engine rewritten from scratch - much faster UI and brush handling:
    create brushes faster, load .abr files faster, faster drag'n'drop and faster
    handling of very large collections (1000+ brushes)
    Large .abr files (4GB+) and file collections support
    Various bug fixes
    Improved display of the circle on size-only brushes for newly created brushes
    Significantly improved drag'n'drop on CS6
    Supports the following tools: Move, Artboard, Rectangular/Elliptical/
    Single Row/Single Column Marquee, Lasso, Polygonal/Magnetic Lasso, Quick Selection,
    Magic Wand, Crop, Perspective, Slice, Slice Select, Eyedropper, 3D Material Eyedropper,
    Color Sampler, Note, Spot Healing Brush, Healing Brush, Patch, Content-Aware Move,
    Red Eye, Brush, Pencil, Color Replacement, Mixer Brush, Clone Stamp, Pattern Stamp,
    History Brush, Art History Brush, Eraser, Background Eraser, Magic Eraser,
    Gradient, Paint Bucket, 3D Material Drop, Blur, Sharpen, Smudge, Dodge, Burn,
    Sponge, Pen, Freeform Pen, Horizontal/Vertical Type Tool, Horizontal/Vertical Type Mask,
    Pen Selection, Rectangle Shape, Rounded Rectangle Shape, Ellipse Shape, Polygon Shape, Line Shape,
    Custom Shape, Zoom
    Supports newest Adobe Creative Cloud
    Improves loading of very large .abr files on CS6
    Improved behavior on CS5/CS6, including drag'n'drop in some scenarios
    Fixed a problem when a .tpl file could not be loaded when tools were named in a specific way
    Fixed a rare issue connected to Tool Presets on CS5/CS6 which led to a panel crash
    Fixed loading of very large groups on CS5/CS6
    CS6: Fixed selection problems in varios list modes
    Improved quality of icons for Tool Presets
    Improved drag'n'drop on Photoshop CC in Horizontal layout
    Improved UI on Photoshop CC2015 and CC2014
    Performance boost on Photoshop CS5/CS6!
    Improved list mode
    Fixed a bug with loading specific .ABR files on Photoshop CC2018+
    Fixed a bug when size of the brush wasn't properly saved on Photoshop CC2018+
    Fixed loading of Photoshop CC2018+ brushes when sometimes they weren't loaded as tool presets
    Fixed "consistency" error that some users faced on CC2018+
    Small bug fixes
    Speedups and optimizations
    Optimizations to UI and drag'n'drop on Photoshop CS6
    Added panel loading progress on Photoshop CS6
    Improved compatibility with recent Adobe updates
    Improved UI performance
    Fixed issues with varios brush formats and .abr/.tpl files
    Improved UI on Photoshop CS6

v2.6 & v2.7 updates
 - Improved loading of multiple .tpl files
 - Significantly improved UI performance on Photoshop CC (all versions),
   especially when dealing with large numbers (1000+) of brushes when
   opening panel, scrolling, switching list types, opening/closing groups
 - Nailed "Cannot get id" problem on large brush collections
 - Fixed visual issues
 - Improved performace of Horizontal layout
 - You can now tune double-click behavior in MagicSquire settings
 - 4x-8x speed improvement when loading .abr and .tpl files
 - Magic Eraser now preserves brush size and also supports second click! When you click Magic Eraser
   button again it switches back to the previousely selected tool


VERSION 1.7
    Organize brushes and tools in groups
    New Brushes/Tools display modes: Long list view with Brush/Tool names and Short view
    Direct editing of Brush/Tool names by double-clicking
    Supports Tools Presets: Brush, Mixer Brush, Smudge, Eraser, Pencil, etc.
    Touchless Compact Mode - use MagicSquire as a right-click brush panel replacement
    Alt-click on the brush to use it as Eraser or any other Tool
    Drag'n'drop of multiple brushes, deletion of multiple brushes at once
    Load .ABR & .TPL files and add various Tools from Photoshop
    Load multiple .ABR & .TPL files at once
    Change group colors
    Add/remove/update brushes/presets from Photoshop
    Rearrange with drag'n'drop
    Supports extended brush (tool preset) parameters - flow, opacity etc.
    Renders 4 different types of brush strokes
    Loads .ABR and .TPL files
    Prefined Size-only brushes
    Hi-Res stroke rendering
    Supports Retina/HiDPI/4K/5K displays
    Powered by MagicPicker engine
    Tooltips, when hovering over brushes the tooltip will show brush name
    Improved data storage behavior and improved performance when saving large brush sets
    Improved performance when creating and loading brushes

VERSION 1.6
    Drag'n'drop of multiple brushes is now supported
    Deleting multiple brushes is finally supported
    Fixed a bug connected to Photoshop's bug with "sample data not found" message on specific .tpl files
    Fixed varios UI conflicts connected to dialogs
    Improved drag'n'drop on CS5 and CS6 for Wacom, Huion and Ugee tablets
    Improved compatibility with .tpl files
    Multiple performance improvements

VERSION 1.0/1.1/1.2/1.3/1.4/1.5
    NEW! Supports Tools Presets: Brush, Mixer Brush, Smudge, Eraser, Pencil, etc.
    NEW! Brushes/Tools display modes: Long list view with Brush/Tool names and Short view
         Direct editing of Brush/Tool names by double-clicking
    NEW! Load .TPL files and add various Tools from Photoshop
    NEW: Touchless Compact Mode - use MagicSquire as a right-click brush panel replacement
    NEW: Alt-click on the brush to use it as Eraser or any other Tool
    NEW! Significantly improved speed when: creating a new brush, loading .abr/.tpl files!
    Tooltips, when hovering over brushes the tooltip will show brush name
    Improved data storage behavior and improved performance when saving large brush sets
    Support of wider range of brushes, including 16-bit and brushes from older versions of Photoshop
    Better support of Dual Brushes
    UI performance improvement
    Significant performance improvements when creating new brush
    Group colors handling improved on CS5/CS6
    Significantly improved panel behavior on Photoshop CS5/CS6
    Improved drag'n'drop on CS5/CS6
    Organize brushes in groups
    Change group colors
    Add/remove/update brushes from Photoshop functionality
    Rearrange with drag'n'drop
    Supports extended brush (tool preset) parameters - flow, opacity etc.
    Renders 4 different types of brush strokes
    Loads .ABR files
    Prefined Size-only brushes
    Hi-Res brush rendering
    Supports Retina/HiDPI/4K/5K displays
    Powered by MagicPicker engine
    New Brushes/Tools display modes: Long list view with Brush/Tool names and Short view
    Direct editing of Brush/Tool names by double-clicking
    Now you can assign arbitrary colors to the groups by editing MagicSquire.json
    in Documents folder. Change "colorCode" to a hex RGB value like "#3197FF"
    (in quotes)
    Improved format of MagicSquire.json groups description, made it human readable on CC2014 and above
    (CS5/CS6 .json improvement is coming with next updates)
    Improved handling and display of Pencil presets
    Improved UI on CS5, CS5.5 and CS6
    Improved panel behavior when there are many groups of brushes on CS6
    Panel now supports more .abr types
    Various UI improvements and speedups




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