BeLight Software has released Image Tricks 2.0, the new version of its Core Image-powered image editing software.

New features in version two include an automatic image-generator feature and support for more Mac OS X Core Image effects. The company has also introduced Image Tricks Pro ($9.95) which includes six additional image generators.

The software offers colour controls, including saturation, brightness, contrast, hue and other controls. It also offers image blur and distortion, and crystalise and half-tone effects. The software can also be used to crop and resize images for the web.

The Universal application offers 40 Core Image Effects and Filters; 11 image generators (17 in Pro version); the capacity to export to TIFF, JPEG, PDF, PNG and GIF formats; and iPhoto integration.