Pixopedia 2014 highlights
- Two working modes:
- standard: buttons and tool panels
- menu mode: only menu button is visible, panels and buttons are hidden (good for advanced users).
- 9 predefined brushes visible in bottom panel and collected in one set. Brushes are accessible by mouse click or by keyboard shortcut (1-9).
- Brush can be changed while drawing (on the fly), by clicking appropriate keyboard shortcut.
- Every brush has it’s own settings, color, texture, background tile and other parameters.
- Brushes can be modified and saved individually or as complete set of 9.
- Tools, actions, brush parameters are created as sticky forms. Forms can be detached and moved freely. This is useful when working with extended desktop with two monitors.
- If set so in main settings, when drawing process begins, all visible sticked forms are hidden. When drawing process is finished, all sticked forms are shown again.
- New drawing engine implemented: every shape border is drawn with current brush. Interior drawing of closed shapes uses it’s own parameters.
- Rectangle shapes can be rotated.
- New undo buffer engine: single stroke undo/redo, multiple strokes undo/redo (ornaments). Every layer has it’s own undo buffer.
- Bug tracking by automated e-mail reporting.
New features in version 0.3.0
- Multi Folding Shadow Caster: highly customizable perspective shadow casting. Cast multi-folding shadow following geometry of background.
- Radial sweep best fit strokes placement autobrush algorithm enhanced and speeded up.
- Analyze me gently: gather image statistics and perform histogram/profile analyze (more to come).
- Ad hoc 3×3 adaptive convolution: perform adaptive convolution using image contour as adaptive kernel.
- Color curve: apply acv type 4 curves.
- Os: Windows Xp/Vista/7/8. Note: If you want to install and run Pixopedia on Windows 95/98/NT/2000, you need to download gdiplus.dll somewhere from internet and put it in win-system directory.
- Screen resolution: minimum 1280 x 1024, recommended 1920 x 1080 and higher.
- CPU: Pentium IV and upward.
- Memory: minimum 1GB.
Current development phase: version 0.7.0 – released!
- Layers tool: new button merge marked layers added. All marked layers will be merged in one layer.
- Layers tool: Visible and Merge check-boxes added. Visible check-box is used to show/hide layer. Merge check-box is used to mark layer for merging.
- CML brush: New combo-box (options) added. Beside reborn option, there are few new options:
- Modify matrix after each step: if checked, matrix is modified after each iteration step, otherwise after iteration is completed.
- Delay creation: if checked, operations involving newly created site is delayed until iteration is complete.
- Random splat: if checked, randomly creates new site in stroke neighbor.
- Sequential scan: if checked, sequential scanning of strokes bound rectangle is performed (top-down), otherwise scanning array is shuffled. NOTE: In previous version, only sequential scan was performed. If you encounter any problem with shuffled scan, check sequential scan.
- CML bursh: new matrix operator added, operator “TRUE”. When “TRUE” operator is selected, respective neighbor pixel is not checked (always TRUE).
- Compound filters: besides inner and outer options, two new options added – out high and out low. The first option will affect pixels with intensity above upper threshold value, while second option will affect pixels with intensity below lower threshold value.
- Image warping action: a change in bi-quadratic warping algorithm. Parameter Bi-q factor added [0.1, 1.0]. This parameter gives more control over bi-quadratic warping effect.
- Settings: check box New layer on top added. By default, layers are ordered in “new layer on bottom” style. Checking this option will inverse layers order (after restart).
- New image mode added: Decomposition mode. This mode is a special layer mode and contains:
- Pyramid decomposition: Gaussian 3×3, Gaussian 5×5, Laplacian 3×3 and Laplacian 5×5.
- Cloning: Gaussian 3×3 EIS, Gaussian 5×5 EIS, Blur EIS, Median EIS and Simple cloning. EIS stands for Equal Image Size(s)
- Separation: RGB, HLS, XYZ, YCrCb, HSV, YUV and Luminance levels.
- New option added in Master/slave mode: dyadic operations. Currently, only master/slave background images blending is supported (similar to sidekick image blending). If images are not the same size, a copy of slave image is resized before blending with master image. Original slave image size is preserved. More to come.
- Two new buttons added on tool panel: Apply action on marked layers and Undo marked layers. The first one applies selected action on all marked layers, while the second one performs undo on all marked layers. Comes very handy when manipulating decomposition layers.
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