Toon Boom Animation has confirmed it will soon release Toon Boom Studio 4, the latest iteration of its all-in-one animation software.

The release - which is due to ship in September - promises user interface and feature enhancements. Users can create customized workspaces for their projects and the software offers extended animation styles to import, vectorise and animate photographs.

Users also benefit from an increased selection of brushes (calligraphic painting, for example) to create more impressive line styles.

The new Feather Edges feature offers enhanced design quality with blurs and glows applied on drawings, and motion capabilities to set more realistic moves get a boost with a new 'Orient to Path' feature.

With an eye to the web, the software also offers more options for saving and playing back animations for internet use.

This version of Toon Boom Animation also includes: support for Adobe Illustrator layers, a Vectorize Preview window, improved drawing tools, and Alpha Onion Skinning.

The software costs $299.99 (Promo code: TBS081607) until 16 August.

The application isn't yet available, but as of 27 July all new clients will receive a Toon Boom Studio 3.5 key. They will see their version 4 purchase listed on the "my products" page once the transaction is completed. The Studio 4 license key will be automatically registered and emailed to them on release in September.

Upgrades from versions 3 and 3.5 are offered at the launch special of $79.99 until 16 August. (Promo code: TBSUP081607).