Toon Boom Animation has released Service Pack 1 (SP1) for its Storyboard 1.5 and Storyboard Pro 1.5 pre-viz and storybaording software.

In addition to several product enhancements and performance improvements, this Service Pack includes a new Optimize project command to remove unused elements and compress drawings or flatten all drawings in the project. The software can now create one-frame panels, and apply commands and operations to a selection of panels, such as Reset camera, rename scene, Copy and paste camera position.

Users can select layers throughout a selection of panels, allowing many alterations such as show/hide, rename and flip. There are new options to export projects in PDF format, and new commands to allow camera positions and moves to be copied and pasted. There's a new Save Project option for Mac OS X and new Panel navigation preferences.

In addition, the Pro version gets improved capabilities to import Final Draft scripts, the possibility to optimize the bitmap export, and new options to export to iMovie.

Current Toon Boom Storyboard 1.5 and Storyboard Pro 1.5 owners can download SP1 for free from the Toon Boom Web site.