Freeverse Software on Wednesday announced the release of Lineform 1.2.2, (www.freeverse.com/lineform), a free update to its "more manageable and less costly modern alternative to Adobe Illustrator." Lineform costs $79.95.

New to this release is a transform palette, a layout palette that allows specific document sizes, new filters for reflections and drop shadows, the ability to retain styles in palettes after deselection, improved outline view and correction of Mac OS X v10.3.9 issues.

Minor changes in Lineform 1.2.2 include using the tilde (~) key to toggle shape scaling; stroke width in palette changes when dragging; threshold lowered for drag curves with bezier pen; better handling of color in filters and more.

Lineform requires Mac OS X v10.3.9 or later and is a Universal binary that runs natively on Intel or PowerPC-based Macs.