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  1. Pasting needs to be more logical

    currently pasting makes a new layer. This would be quite handy if the new layer was above the one you are working on but it pastes at the top of the layer stack. Would be nice if there was a "paste into" function to paste into marquees.

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    • Improved Color Picker

      Improved color picker like in PyxelEdit. With Shading, Lightness, Saturation and Hue.

      Example: http://i58.tinypic.com/p3tl5.png

      19 votes
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      • Ruler

        Something like the photoshop ruler.

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        • Scatter brush

          Could you maybe add a scatter brush or a spacing/jitter option to the brush, as it would be extremely useful for use with certain patterns.

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          • smaller file size

            Pixen files get pretty big, is there a chance what is 20kb in Photoshop can be at least under 20mb in Pixen?

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            • create sprite sheet / export sprites from single image

              This idea may be similar to another already posted idea but this is what i like to see.

              When creating a single image i like to be able to register a selection, give it a name and continue editing. After creating my sprites, registered them all and gave them a name i want to export all sprites from this single image to (PNG) files with the given names. for example: i created a helicopter, tree and a ball and named theses. After exporting the sprites i want these files on my disk:

              helicopter.png
              tree.png
              ball.png

              Now i can process them…

              3 votes
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              • Measuring

                Instead of having to count out pixels there could be a measuring tool. So if we wanted to make something 8x10 pixels we could use the tool to measure the sides.

                9 votes
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                • bugs in the palette widgets

                  While editing a sprite, the frequency palette may miscount colors used, displaying incorrect results.

                  When changing a palette index's color, it may appear incorrect in the frequency palette, and cause miscounts.

                  The only way to refresh the frequency palette is switching between it and the recent colors widget.

                  When switching between the recent colors widget and the frequency palette, the frequency palette may display incorrect colors (typically after changing a palette index's color)

                  After double clicking on a palette index within the frequency palette, it is not easy to exit the palette editing mode. (E.g cannot "deselect" the palette index…

                  8 votes
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                  • A Lighten/Darken Tool

                    It'd be neat to have a tool that, when applied to a certain area (perhaps selected or clicked on), lightened or darkened the values of the pixels, making shadows or highlights an easier task. The new values could then be added to a category based on a certain color in your palette. For example, you click on a yellow pixel with the darken tool, you get a mustardy color, and in your palette you have that darker value next to the original yellow. These colors stay together in the palette. Click that new color, and it becomes darker, etc.

                    52 votes
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                    • Create a new layer from an existing image / import images in the current project

                      I would like to import an image I already have on my filesystem as a layer in the project I'm working on. I don't think this is possible at the moment?

                      5 votes
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                      • Reference views

                        It would be cool if you could select an image on your file system for reference. At the moment I'm using Preview to display the image, but that won't allow me to pick colors from that image.

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                        • Pixen Quick Load Save Files in current Image/Animation

                          Can you please add a "Library" section like Adobe Flash CS6 so we can add certain pictures to the current image/animation

                          12 votes
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                          • Save export options

                            After using "File > Export" or "Animation > Export...", it would be good if the next time already showed the previous options (file type, name, etc).

                            It would be important that this information was kept on the pxi/pxa file, not as a global configuration.

                            5 votes
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                            • Audio Input for Pixen Animations

                              I try to make animations but i have to convert it to a .mov file but can you please allow me to put audio into the animation because it is easier to lip sync with the audio

                              5 votes
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                              • Don’t silently flatten when saving as a format without layers

                                I started with a JPG, scaled it down, and added a bunch of layers. Did a bunch of work. Then I saved it, assuming that because layers were working, it must have become Pixen format. When I came back, I realized that it had saved the JPG in place, and all of my layered work was gone. ;~;

                                I would have expected the JPG I opened to have been imported as a new Pixen document, *or* to have been warned about flattening when I manually saved.

                                6 votes
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                                • Pixen can't load Windows saved JASC-PAL's (with line ending CRLF)

                                  I have to resave every JASC-PAL with a text editor before I can import this in Pixen

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                                  • "Blending modes"

                                    I'd sugest implementing some kind of blending mode so it would be easier to produce effects like glow and many others.
                                    This would also make animation WAY cooler.
                                    btw, thanks for the awesome tool :)

                                    12 votes
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                                    • Fix HSB Color Changing Glitch

                                      When I select a color from the palette (or anywhere) I can use that color and it works fine, but if I want to change the brightness in the HSB Color Sliders menu it changes the color's hue, saturation, and brightness. I can even just click on the slider's handle (not moving it) and it changes the color completely. It would be great if this was fixed, because I can hardly use the software without these precise changes that I use often

                                      4 votes
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                                      • Option to set default filetype when saving.

                                        At the moment, both "Save As" and "Export" will default to the last-used filetype. This is awful because you might accidentally save your Pixen file as a flat image file and lose all your layers.
                                        If there were an option for default filetype, you could set it as a Pixen file or as your preferred filetype as you chose, and no longer be subject to the whims of your checkered past.

                                        4 votes
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                                        • 6 votes
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