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Hello again, here is another update from the "Dogwaffler of the Moment" newsletter.

See more and learn more in recent online editions with HTML formatting, with images and links to related videos. Start here to see all past newsletters:

The very short version:  we have released Howler 9.6!

Keep it cute is v9.6

New videos and tutorials and artwork samples are being added as we speak. In order to see the latest of what's new in v9.6, start here:


PD Howler 9.6 is here!


Pricing and Availability:

Howler 9.6 is a free update for users of Howler 9.5. It is now available on our BMTMIcro secure online store and also from the developer directly, Dan Ritchie, at

If you already have Howler 9.5, you will receive an email with notification for re-downloading your free update. If you have not received it by April 1st, be sure to check your spam box. If still no luck finding it, please be sure to contact us.

If you have the prior version, Howler 9.0, 9.1 or 9.2, you can get a discount of about 72% off the regular price. Great discounts are also available for upgrades from earlier versions, as well as sidegrading from PD Artist or PD Particles. Even if you have a very old version such as version 4, 3.x or v2 or earlier (wow!), contact us to request a discount coupon for upgrading to v9.5.

Introductory Sale! 

PD Howler 9.6 is now on promotional launch sale. Regularly priced at $89, enjoy a 35% discount automagically. This offer expires March 10.

To order PD Howler 9.6, start here:

Price Reduction on Howler 9.2 

PD Howler 9.2 is now only $49. If you're not in a hurry to get the latest features from 9.5 and 9.6 but want to start using the Puppy Ray raytracer and other great features found since v9.0 through 9.2, start here.

To order PD Howler 9.2 at the new lower price, start here:

What about PD Artist ?

We are in the process of finalizing a new release of the Artist edition. PD Artist 9.6 will be a paid upgrade for users of prior versions. If you don't care about animation tools or working with image sequences or video, and don't mind the lack of some of the tools such as the clouds-oriented Particle Modeler, you will soon be able to order PD Artist 9.6.

As a reminder, if you want it all, PD Howler is what you're looking for. But if you're on a very tight budget and just want to paint, PD Artist may be a better match.

To order PD Artist 9.2 and upgrade later to Artist 9.6 start here:

So.... What's New in Howler 9.6?

Version 9.6 of the natural media paint and animation program designed for visual effects work includes bug fixes and several great new features as well as enhanced versions of pre-existing tools.  The new version is focused on improving the user experience on different kinds of hardware ranging from tablets to workstations, and adding new tools that are critical to visual effects, particularly in video content creation with compositing, motion tracking, green screen masking and such.

We'd like to thank Hollywood Camera Work  ( for making great video footage available that we were able to employ in tutorials in order to show how the new features can be used.

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Great new feature! The duplicate video frame repair toolkit:

The new duplicate frame tool lets you manage video that has been damaged due to dropped frames or improper transcoding.

The tool helps you to find dropped or duplicate frames, then lets you manage them, either by deleting them, or interpolating new in-between frames via motion prediction technology.

See this video for more info:

Other new features:

  • Revamped greenscreen compositing tool with color matrix adjustments. See video:

  • Revamped camera stabilization/tracking and camera motion removal/restoration tool.

  • Revamped navigation:
    • Zoom from pointer location instead of to the center of screen. Optional scrollbars for when the CTRL-Shift navigation isn't possible, such as on tablets.

  • New easy garbage masking for video using Alt key +  rectangle/ellipse tools.

  • New benchmarking tool: the Dogmark.
    • Use Howler to test the speed of different processors using academic image processing functions.

  • Support for higher resolution monitors:
    • Fewer stacked panels at the top of the screen when a 1080p or higher-resolution monitor is available.

  • GUI tweaks.
    • Menu links to the free transform tools for image and alpha.

  • added CPU fallback for foliage ambient occlusion that was only available on GPU previously.

Reminder: Howler 9.6 is a pay update to those using versions 9.2 and earlier. However, a special discount price is available. Those who previously upgraded to version 9.5 will receive 9.6 for free. The upgrade discount is available to users of all versions, excluding free versions.

In case you missed it: Our New Demo Reel is here!

We've put together a new demo reel that highlights some of the most memorable features of recent versions of PD Howler. If you haven't seen it, watch this:

As a reminder, we also have a recent slideshow here:


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