MS 4 Debut, 4 EX, 5 or 5 EX

Digital download versions of Manga Studio 5 and 5 EX are back!


Document Features   MS 4 Debut   MS 4 EX   MS 5 (CSP Pro) MS 5 EX (CSP EX)
               
Page Templates   Yes   Yes   Yes Yes
72 -1200 dpi Resolution   Yes   Yes   Yes Yes
Story Creator   -   Yes   - Yes
Page Numbering   Yes   Yes   - Yes
Book-style Facing Pages   -   Yes   - Yes
Start Story Page From Left   -   Yes   - Yes
Start Story Page From Right   -   Yes   - Yes
Create 2 Page Spread   -   -   - Yes
Create Story With More Than 100 Pages   -   -   - Yes
Modify Individual Page Sizes Within Story   -   -   - Yes
Import Page Into Story   -   -   - Yes
Duplicate Story Page   -   Yes   - Yes
Adjust Story Properties   -   Yes   - Yes
Page Manager   -   -   - Yes
Batch Process   -   -   - Yes
Batch Export   -   -   - Yes
               
Layers   MS 4 Debut   MS 4 EX   MS 5 (CSP Pro) MS 5 EX (CSP EX)
               
Raster Layers   Yes   Yes   Yes Yes
Tone Layers   Yes   Yes   Yes* Yes*
Selection Layers   2*   Yes   Yes Yes
Masking Layers   Yes   Yes   Yes* Yes*
Reverse Layers   Yes   Yes   Yes* Yes*
Sketch Layers   Yes   Yes   Yes* Yes*
Panel Folders   Yes   Yes   Yes Yes
Layer/Text Folders   Yes   Yes   Yes** Yes**
Guide Layers, Grid Layer, Print Guide and Basic Frame Layer   Yes   Yes   Yes Yes
Vector Layers   -   Yes   Yes Yes
Word Balloon Layers   Yes   Yes   Yes Yes
Text Layers   Yes   Yes   Yes Yes
Sub Ruler Layers, Ruler Layers, and Panel Ruler Layers   Yes   Yes   Yes Yes
3D Layers   -   Yes   Yes Yes
Color Correction Layers   -   -   Yes Yes
               
Support   MS 4 Debut   MS 4 EX   MS 5 (CSP Pro) MS 5 EX (CSP EX)
               
Beginners Assistant   Yes   Yes   - -
Selection Launcher   Yes   Yes   Yes Yes
Dynamic Help   Yes   Yes   Yes*** Yes***
               
Palettes   MS 4 Debut   MS 4 EX   MS 5 (CSP Pro) MS 5 EX (CSP EX)
               
Tool Palette   Yes   Yes   Yes Yes
Tool Options Palette   Yes   Yes   Yes Yes
Layers Palette   Yes   Yes   Yes Yes
History Palette   Yes   Yes   Yes Yes
Properties Palette   Yes   Yes   Yes Yes
Navigator Palette   Yes   Yes   Yes Yes
Custom Tools Palette   -   Yes   Yes Yes
Actions Palette   -   Yes   Yes Yes
Tones and Materals Palette   5*   Yes   Yes Yes
Color Palette   6*   Yes   Yes Yes
               
Drawing   MS 4 Debut   MS 4 EX   MS 5 (CSP Pro) MS 5 EX (CSP EX)
               
Save Tool Settings   Yes   Yes   Yes Yes
Pen Tool   2*   Yes   Yes Yes
Pencil Tool   2*   Yes   Yes Yes
Magic Marker Tool   2*   Yes   Yes Yes
Eraser Tool   2*   Yes   Yes Yes
Line/Curve/Polygon/Rectangle/Ellipse Tool   2*   Yes   Yes Yes
Pattern Brush Tool   2*   Yes   Yes Yes
Airbrush Tool   -   -   Yes Yes
Decoration Tool   -   -   Yes Yes
Mix Color Tool   -   -   Yes Yes
Gradation Tool   -   Yes   Yes Yes
               
Other Tools   MS 4 Debut   MS 4 EX   MS 5 (CSP Pro) MS 5 EX (CSP EX)
               
Panel Selector, Panel Ruler Cutter, Panel Maker Tool   Yes   Yes   Yes Yes
Layer Selection, Move Layer, Joint Line Tool   2*   Yes   Yes Yes
Eyedropper Tool   -   Yes   Yes Yes
3D Frame, 3D Selection Tool   -   Yes   Yes Yes
Brush Pen Tool   -   Yes   Yes Yes
Close Fill Tool   -   Yes   Yes Yes
Path Tool   -   Yes   Yes Yes
Text Tool   Yes   Yes   Yes Yes
Distortion, Stamp, Color Blend, Dodging, Burning Tool   -   Yes   Yes Yes
Hand, Rotate, Zoom Tool   Yes   Yes   Yes Yes
Drawing Color (Black, White, Transparency)   Yes   Yes   Yes Yes
Drawing Color (Tone)   -   Yes   Yes Yes
               
Editing   MS 4 Debut   MS 4 EX   MS 5 (CSP Pro) MS 5 EX (CSP EX)
               
Magnify/Shrink, Rotate, Stretch/Skew   Yes   Yes   Yes Yes
Rectangle, Ellipse, Polyline, Lasso Selection Tools   2*   Yes   Yes Yes
Magic Wand Tool   2*   Yes   Yes Yes
Fill Tool   2*   Yes   Yes Yes
Close Path for MagicWand, Fill Tools   -   Yes   Yes Yes
Smoother Tool   -   Yes   Yes Yes
Dust Cleaner Tool   -   Yes   Yes Yes
Speed Line   -   Yes   Yes Yes
Action Feature   -   Yes   Yes Yes
Quick Mask and Quick Select   -   Yes   Yes Yes
Fill Selection   2*   Yes   Yes Yes
Fill Selection with Drawing Color   -   Yes   Yes Yes
Outline Selection   -   Yes   Yes Yes
Blur Selection Edge   -   Yes   Yes Yes
Mesh Transformation   -   Yes   Yes Yes
Shrink Selection   -   Yes   Yes Yes
Color Selection   Yes   Yes   Yes Yes
Layer Properties, Layer Settings   Yes   Yes   Yes Yes
Layer Conversion, Layer Rasterization   Yes   Yes   Yes Yes
Layer Conversion by SHD Conversion   -   Yes   - -
               
Vector Features   MS 4 Debut   MS 4 EX   MS 5 (CSP Pro) MS 5 EX (CSP EX)
               
Width Correction Tool   -   Yes   Yes Yes
Line Level Tool   -   Yes   Yes Yes
Line Smoother Tool   -   Yes   Yes Yes
Change Color and Size of Tool Tip   -   -   Yes Yes
Use Control Points to Move Line   -   -   Yes Yes
Move, Add or Remove Control Points   -   -   Yes Yes
Raster to Vector Conversion   -   Yes   Yes Yes
Fill on Center Line   -   Yes   Yes Yes
Vector Snap, Delete Overlapping Lines   -   Yes   Yes Yes
Vector Selecting   -   Yes   Yes Yes
Anti-Aliasing Display, Center Line Display   -   Yes   Yes Yes
               
Tone Features   MS 4 Debut   MS 4 EX   MS 5 (CSP Pro) MS 5 EX (CSP EX)
               
Custom Background Tones   Yes   Yes   Yes Yes
Save Pattern as Tone   Yes   Yes   Yes Yes
Tone Distortion (Distort Tone Dot, Border Distortion, Blur Distortion)   -   Yes   # #
               
Display   MS 4 Debut   MS 4 EX   MS 5 (CSP Pro) MS 5 EX (CSP EX)
               
Scalable Display 0.8-800% Rotate, Flip Horizontal/Vertical   Yes   Yes   Yes Yes
Scalable Display 800-3200%   -   -   Yes Yes
Adjust Layer Display Color   Yes   Yes   Yes Yes
Adjust Interface Colors   -   -   Yes Yes
Customize the Toolbar   -   -   Yes Yes
Hide Title Bar   -   -   Yes Yes
Transparency Display   -   -   Yes Yes
CMYK Color Display   -   -   Yes Yes
               
Rulers   MS 4 Debut   MS 4 EX   MS 5 (CSP Pro) MS 5 EX (CSP EX)
               
Straight and Curved Rulers   Yes   Yes   Yes Yes
Panel Rulers   Yes   Yes   Yes Yes
Parallel/Radial Rulers   -   Yes   Yes Yes
Perspective Rulers   -   Yes   Yes Yes
Ruler Handle Display   Yes   Yes   Yes Yes
Concentric Circle Ruler   -   Yes   Yes Yes
Symmetrical Ruler (Line, 2-axis, 2 Point, 3 Point, 4 Point, 5 Point, 6 Points, 8 Points, 12 Point Symmetry)   -   Yes   Yes Yes
               
Background   MS 4 Debut   MS 4 EX   MS 5 (CSP Pro) MS 5 EX (CSP EX)
               
3DLT Rendering   -   Yes   - Yes
2DLT Rendering   -   Yes   - Yes
               
Filters   MS 4 Debut   MS 4 EX   MS 5 (CSP Pro) MS 5 EX (CSP EX)
               
Speed Lines, Focus Lines, Vanishing Points   3*   Yes   - -
Binary, Mosaic, Invert, Posterize   -   Yes   Yes Yes
Adjust Levels, Tone Curve, Brightness, Contrast, Dust Cleaner   -   Yes   Yes Yes
Blur, Blur More, Gaussian Blur, Sharpen, Sharpen More   -   Yes   Yes Yes
Polar Coordinates, Zigzag, Wave, Spiral   -   Yes   # #
Line Width Correction, Line Smoother   -   Yes   Yes Yes
Computones   -   Yes   - -
Cloud, Wave Pattern   -   Yes   - -
Lighting   -   Yes   - #
Hue Saturation Filter   -   Yes   Yes Yes
Radial Blur, Motion Blur   -   Yes   - -
Patterns, Rain, Random Grid Patterns, Soft Focus, Sparkle   -   Yes   # #
2D Rotate, Pinch, Speed Rotation, Distorted Speed Line, Distorted Focus Lines, Spherical, Fisheye Lens   -   Yes   # #
               
Text Entry   MS 4 Debut   MS 4 EX   MS 5 (CSP Pro) MS 5 EX (CSP EX)
               
Basic Lettering   Yes   Yes   Yes Yes
Outline Text   Yes   Yes   Yes Yes
Style Settings   -   8*   Yes Yes
Ruby   -   Yes   Yes Yes
Set Letter Spacing   -   -   Yes Yes
Set Line Spacing   -   -   Yes Yes
Inline Input   Yes   Yes   Yes Yes
Input Field   Yes   Yes   Yes Yes
UNICODE Support   Yes   Yes   Yes Yes
Story Editor   -   Yes   - Yes
               
Word Balloons   MS 4 Debut   MS 4 EX   MS 5 (CSP Pro) MS 5 EX (CSP EX)
               
Word Balloon Function   Yes   Yes   Yes Yes
Add Custom Tails to Word Balloons   Yes   Yes   Yes Yes
Rounded Tails   -   -   Yes Yes
Save User's Word Balloon as a Material to the Materials Folder   -   Yes   Yes Yes
Save Pattern as Material   -   Yes   Yes Yes
               
Settings   MS 4 Debut   MS 4 EX   MS 5 (CSP Pro) MS 5 EX (CSP EX)
               
Modify Shortcuts   -   Yes   Yes Yes
               
Window Features   MS 4 Debut   MS 4 EX   MS 5 (CSP Pro) MS 5 EX (CSP EX)
               
Edit Window (Page List, Page Information, Page Editing Area)   Yes   Yes   - Yes
Full Screen Mode   -   Yes   Yes Yes
Tool Option Palette, Tab Display, List Display, Stroke Preview Display Options   Yes   Yes   Yes Yes
Anti-Aliasing Drawing   -   Yes   Yes Yes
               
Import   MS 4 Debut   MS 4 EX   MS 5 (CSP Pro) MS 5 EX (CSP EX)
               
Images via TWAIN Scanner   Yes   Yes   Yes Yes
Consecutive Scanning   -   Yes   Yes Yes
JPEG, BMP   Yes   Yes   Yes Yes
PNG, TGA, PSD (Import Layers Separately, Supports Layer Set)   7*,♦   Yes   Yes Yes
TIFF     Yes   Yes Yes
PICT       - -
Text Files (txt)   -   Yes   - -
Shade File   -   Yes   - -
3D Data - FBX, LWO, LWS, OBJ, C2FR/C2FC (CELSYS CHARACTER format), 6KT, 6KH, PEP   -   Yes   Yes Yes
Manga Studio Version 2.0   Yes   Yes   - -
Manga Studio Version 3.0   Yes   Yes   - -
Manga Studio Version 4.0 .CPG Page Files   Yes   Yes   Yes Yes
Manga Studio Version 4.0 .CST Story Files   -   Yes   - Yes
               
Export   MS 4 Debut   MS 4 EX   MS 5 (CSP Pro) MS 5 EX (CSP EX)
               
JPEG, BMP, PSB, PSD   Yes   Yes   Yes Yes
PNG, TGA     Yes   Yes Yes
EPS (Monochrome), PDF   -   Yes   - -
TIFF     Yes   Yes Yes
PICT       - -
Text Files (txt)   -   Yes   - -
Manga Studio Version 2.0   Yes   Yes   - -
Manga Studio Version 3.0   Yes   Yes   - -
Manga Studio Version 4.0   Yes   Yes   - -
"Save as..."   Yes   Yes   Yes Yes
Save Story Projects   -   Yes   - Yes
Export Multiple Pages   -   Yes   - Yes
Print   2*   Yes   Yes Yes
Print Multiple Pages   -   Yes   - Yes
               
Miscellaneous   MS 4 Debut   MS 4 EX   MS 5 (CSP Pro) MS 5 EX (CSP EX)
               
Save Pattern to Brush Material   -   Yes   Yes Yes
Save Pattern Brush Settings and Material   Yes   Yes   Yes Yes
Export and Import Action Sets   -   Yes   Yes Yes
Copy to Other Applications   Yes   Yes   Yes Yes
Materials   1*, 2, 4   Yes   Yes Yes
Material Installation   Yes   Yes   Yes Yes
Poseable 3D Models   -   -   Yes Yes
Change 3D Models Expression, Hairstyle, Clothing and Accessories   -   -   Yes Yes
QUMARION Manipulation of 3D Models   -   -   Yes Yes
64 bit Architecture   -   -   Yes Yes
Multi-Core CPU Support   -   -   Yes Yes
Tab-Mate Controller Support   -   -   Yes Yes
New Drawing Engine   -   -   Yes Yes
Fully Customizable Interface   -   -   Yes Yes
               

MS 4 Debut and EX

  • 1* Cannot save Materials in Debut.
  • 2* Cannot use some of the Options in Debut.
  • 3* Cannot save Settings in Debut.
  • 4* Debut has a smaller amount of included Materials.
  • 5* Can not refer to external Folders/Files in Debut.
  • 6* Cannot reset the color in Debut.
  • 7* Imports psd as a single image file in Debut 4.0 Mac.
  • ♦ Mac only.

MS 5 and 5 EX

  • * Moved to Feature Layer.
  • ** Integrated in the Feature Layer Folder.
  • *** Implemented in the Help parameter.
  • # Will be available in future updates.

Paid Upgrade

Any owner of the previous version of Manga Studio with a valid full serial number, can qualify for the upgrade price for MS 5 and MS 5 EX. You will be prompted for your serial number during the checkout process.


The digital download versions of Manga Studio will now include CLIP STUDIO PAINT branding. Please note that Manga Studio and CLIP STUDIO PAINT are the exact same applications. CLIP STUDIO PAINT is simply the digital download version of Manga Studio.

Smith Micro will be providing customer support to all English versions of CLIP STUDIO PAINT and Manga Studio.



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