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  1. 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.

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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

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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?

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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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            • export layers

              it would be great if you could export the layers separately

              other than that, it would it good and very useful

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              • 45 degree rotation

                hello,

                i really love pixen. its my go to pixel animation software. but would a rotation of 45 degrees come into effect.
                as with pixel animation with say walking you only really need 3 movements. foot down, foot going up and foot up, then would come back down.

                whilst i know the up and down action are the same, just 90 degrees, it would be good to have the in-between.

                thanks

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                • Make a Tutorial

                  Create a (In software) guide that will let inexperienced users, feel complete

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                  • Scaling canvas not scaling all frames

                    Only the current frame gets scaled. Is there a way to resize all of the frames?

                    Also, if you try to export to a animated GIF image with different frame sizes (as I took a while to notice the scaling problem), Pixen will freeze.

                    3 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.

                      3 votes
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                      • Bug: Can't edit images after a period of disuse.

                        If I leave a pixen window open and start browsing the web for 10 to 20 minutes, I will be unable to edit the image.

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                        • Dockless

                          Now that Pixen has Lion fullscreen, I would like to be able to hide icon from Dock, since I keep it on a separate space.

                          I tried using Dock Dodger first but it makes Pixen crash.

                          I really want this feature to complete my setup.

                          4 votes
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                          • Bug: Can't load PNGs (correctly)

                            I have a strange problem loading PNGs done in other programs. Either i get a completely empty canvas or the PNG gets antialiased.

                            The PNGs were made with Paint.NET. I also tried to open and reexport them with GIMP, but the issue remained.

                            Here a Screenshot with the PNG that gets antialiased on open.
                            On the right side you see the same image opened in OSX preview, it's clearly not antialiased.

                            https://www.dropbox.com/s/opukh5lav43uz8u/Screenshot%202014-06-04%2021.55.03.png

                            And here what i get with a later done PNG:
                            https://www.dropbox.com/s/o3xg2c3pk46596p/Screenshot%202014-06-04%2021.57.15.png

                            It's just empty.

                            Am i doing something wrong? It seems that every program except Pixen opens them…

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                            • Reorganize the two separate and mostly empty toolbars to reclaim screen space

                              combine the massive empty toolbar that just has "Background" and "Preview" buttons into the toolbar below it
                              it's just a giant grey empty bar right now, aside from two buttons on the left.

                              2 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

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                                • Loop in preview

                                  Can you please add a option to disable loop in the preview option

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                                  • When just opening pixen do not start with focus on Line Thickness

                                    Everytime I open pixen, the Line Thickness has focus and I can not use the hotkeys since it replaces the px value and creates a mess...

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                                    • Better animated gif support

                                      I had an animated gif that I just needed to edit. Pixen was great at letting me set certain colors as transparent. However, when I saved, my "single-run" animation kept looping. I had to open the result gif in another app and set the loop count to just get one run through the frames. It would be nice if Pixen had that option somewhere, but I couldn't find it.

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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.

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                                        • Resize preview window while keeping zoom

                                          Please make the preview window zoom independent of the preview window size and allow users to set zoom, and scroll the window.

                                          Thanks :)

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