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  1. Simple gradient tool

    Being able to form a gradient fill with the ability to set gradient angle and start/end point would be great.

    53 votes
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    • dithering tool

      the only major feature that I see missing from this software is a tool for dithering. Please add one!

      46 votes
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      • sprite sheet centric workflow

        the result of pixen work can be one of:
        -single image
        -single animation
        -character animation spritesheet

        i think the least one needs a bit of rethinking.
        it would be nice to pack few animations into a spritesheet of fixed dimensions (usually power of 2... 128x128 256x256...) and have the frames grouped by animation.
        I like how this has been done in sprite something for iOS
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_ZBI7KSI0M&feature=relmfu
        basically you work on a big png and see a portion of it (the frame) then you makes animation by chosing sprites from the big sprite sheet.

        20 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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          • Mirror Map/Pattern Tool

            When making a large repetitive image I'm finding myself hitting copy/paste/merge-below multiple times. It would be easier if i could select part of the screen and hold down(a key or brush) to duplicate the graphic following the cursor. Almost like creating an instant pattern.

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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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              • Zoom needs work

                When using pixen I've had multiple problems with zoom not working. It'll let me pinch to zoom and it shows the zoomed section of canvas but when I release it just springs back to full screen view. This makes working on a pixel level difficult. Which for a program that's entire premise is around pixel art... is a bit of a problem to say the least.

                6 votes
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                • iOS Animation exports

                  The pixen mac app is able to export Image Sequence, Spritesheet and Quicktime Movie via the Animation menu. I would love for these features to come to iOS. Using the 9.7" iPad pro, I tend to draw all my sprites in pixen, then have to open my mac to export the files. Just been switching my development up, by using unity on windows, so i haven't really had my mac open regularly for this project.

                  Thanks, otherwise i love the app :)

                  5 votes
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                  • iOS - Move Toolbar

                    It would really speed up work flow if you could set the toolbar to the left or right hand side of the screen vertically, so that you can easily use your thumb to select tools or undo an action without having to shift the way I'm holding the iPad or moving my Apple Pencil off the canvas to select a tool.

                    4 votes
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                    • iOS - Add Apple Pencil Pressure support for selecting colors(eye dropper tool).

                      It would really speed up my work flow if I could use the pressure sensitivity on the Apple Pencil to select colors without having to switch between the pencil and eye dropper tool all the time. Many drawing apps already have this feature(see Procreate) and it is something a really miss when using pixen.

                      4 votes
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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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                        • Guides

                          I'd love guides that could sit between pixels, and would be invisible on export. (Like photoshop or illustrator guides.) One could use them to set centerlines or easily align layers for an animation.

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