Create a database of reference drawing materials
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License: Freeware
Total downloads:25,147 (60 last week)
Operating system:Windows 7/8/10/11
Latest version:1.11.1
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Work with sketches and design projects requiring the use of multiple types of reference materials. Organize a database with quick access to individual files, quickly preview different items, download and relocate them by dragging and dropping, access browser content, etc.

PureRef 1.11.1 was available to download from the developer's website when we last checked. We cannot confirm if there is a free download of this software available. The program's installer file is commonly found as PureRef.exe. The most popular versions of the program are 1.9, 1.7 and 1.6.

The software lies within Photo & Graphics Tools, more precisely Viewers & Editors. This free PC program was developed to work on Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10 or Windows 11 and can function on 32 or 64-bit systems. According to the results of the Google Safe Browsing check, the developer's site is safe. Despite this, we recommend checking the downloaded files with any free antivirus software. The actual developer of the free software is Idyllic Pixel.

From the developer:

PureRef was created to be a simple and lightweight tool for artists to organize and view their reference images. You can drag-n-drop files from your computer or images directly from browsers. You can also use the right-click menu or ctrl+v to paste them. You can edit your images in a few ways to fit your reference need. The canvas is your scene which can also be used in several ways.

You may want to check out more software, such as Mask Pro, Corel Snapfire or Ulead COOL 360, which might be similar to PureRef.


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