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  1. 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.

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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.

      30 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…

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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

          7 votes
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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.

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            • 5 votes
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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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                • 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.

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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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                      • 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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                        • 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.

                            4 votes
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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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                              • "Locked" Palette

                                in two ways:

                                1.- show all colors in a static order: if i have 6 greens i want them together, not sorted by popularity

                                2.- Unified palette for all frames: if i modify one color in the palette i want all frames to change

                                thanks

                                18 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  Admin →
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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 :)

                                      9 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.

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                                        • 6 votes
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