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CHANGELOG

What's New in version 3.4.15:

  • Draggable toolbar (preview here).
  • Fixed erroneous window positioning when in fullscreen mode in a multi-monitor configuration (including Wacom cintiq + monitor configurations).
  • Adding some small optimizations in the drawing algorithm of textured brushstrokes.

What's New in version 3.4.12:

  • improved crop tool, now with snap at canvas boundaries and at canvas pixels level.
  • solved a bug occurring when cropping and resizing images, causing the loss of the opacity status of layers.

What's New in version 3.4.11:

  • Reference view that replicates canvas movements, in order to always focus on the portion of the image we are currently working on. You can see a simple demonstration here.
  • Video export of drawing process into an avi video file: ready to upload it on YouTube, Vimeo or other web video sharing platforms.
  • Multiple layers.
  • Ability to vary stroke size and/or opacity according to pen pressure (supports Wacom digitizers and tablets with Wacom technologies, like ASUS VivoTab note 8)
  • Replay of drawing process.
  • Import/export of the whole drawing process.
  • Loading and saving of most common image formats (jpg, png, tif, tga, dds).
  • Canvas rotation.
  • Canvas horizontal flip.
  • Selection mask.
  • Image crop: watch demo.
  • Perspective grid overlay.
  • Brush library: possibility to choose among different brushes, import new brushes and even to define new custom brushes.
  • Mirror tool: to create horizontally mirrored images (useful for simmetrical shapes or drawing faces) or radial repetitions of a pattern

What's New in version 3.4.9:

  • loading .abr brush sets (to load them just copy the .abr file in the 'databrushes' subfolder, more infos here).
  • fixed some a small bug occurring when zooming.
  • fixed a bug that prevented loading a user defined default canvas size from the .ini file (portable version).

What's New in version 3.4.8:

  • selection tool: added a 'close selection' button in control bar (useful for tablet usage).
  • better handling of activation status for 'mirror tool' and 'perspective grid'.
  • print of x, y canvas coordinates under current cursor position.

What's New in version 3.4.7:

  • improved selection tool, now using a more standard way to close the selection (click on first point).
  • solved a bug that created some inconsistencies when undoing an action after using the bucket fill tool.
  • file name on title bar.

What's New in version 3.4.6:

  • solved a bug with semi-transparent png images.
  • improved and cleaner graphical user interface.

What's New in version 3.4.5:

  • improved image filtering.
  • solved a bug occurring when using textured brushes in mirror mode (leading to wrong brush orientation in the mirrored image).

What's New in version 3.4.3:

  • fixed a bug causing erroneous pen coordinates in multi-monitor configurations (including configurations with Wacom cintiq + monitor).

What's New in version 3.4.2:

  • Added french localization.
  • Added support for a more simplified localization mechanism. Now all the strings of a language reside in a specific txt file. Everyone can add a specific language localization by simply adding a new file in the ./languages folder, redefining all the keys defined in the already existing localization files. (More details are available in the file '/languages/Readme.txt')
  • Image resize action now produces better quality results than previous version.
  • Improved mirror tool (now it allows also to create images like this one.)
  • Improved autopan & autozoom during replay.
  • Bug fixes.

What's New in version 3.4.1a

  • Added missing Microsoft redistributable runtime dlls (This solves various missing dll errors at startup).

What's New in version 3.4.1:

  • Separated settings for brush and eraser.
  • Improved Mirror Tool.
  • Better UI animations.
  • Autopan and autozoom during replay.
  • Bug fixes.

What's new in version 3.4.0:

  • Mirror Tool
  • Bug fixes
  • CropTool rectangle endpoints are now draggable
  • Toolbar redesign
  • Smoother lines, improved antialiasing of image
  • Improved Gradient Tool (bug fixes + draggable endpoints)

What's New in version 3.3.6:

  • Flat interface.
  • Now the app memorizes and restores its previous window status.
  • Solved a bug occurring when starting drawing over an existing image. Previously the original image was lost when re-playing the drawing process.
  • Solved a bug causing sensible cpu usage when the app was minimized.

What's New in version 3.3.5:

  • Better separation between portable version and installer version, portable version now relies only on the corresponding .ini file, whilst installer version uses the Windows Registry.
  • Removed [512x512] canvas size limitation on Intel HD graphics hardware.
  • Solved a bug occurring when starting a drawing over an existing image.

What's New in version 3.3.4:

  • Improved brush properties dialog.

What's New in version 3.3.3:

  • Bug fixes.

What's New in version 3.3.2:

  • Added autosave functionality to prevent losing data on application crashes.
  • New set of brushes: 'plants'.

What's New in version 3.3.0:

  • Better tablet support: added finger gestures for zoom and panning (demo here).
  • More standard combo box behaviour (works better on tablet devices).
  • Fixed textured brush cursor.

What's New in version 3.2.10:

  • Fixed some pixel glitches occurring with pasted selections.

What's New in version 3.2.9:

  • Solved application crash occasionally occurring when pasting a selection (CTRL+V).

What's New in version 3.2.8:

  • Added Cut and Paste actions, this finally solves a major limitation of previous versions of SpeedyPainter.

What's New in version 3.2.7:

  • New brush: brushed metal
  • New brush: skin freckles
  • Fixed some major bugs accidentally introduced in version 3.2.5.

What's New in version 3.2.6:

  • Fixed some major bugs accidentally introduced in version 3.2.5.

What's New in version 3.2.5:

  • Improved support of integrated graphics hardware.
  • Improved drawing algorithm.
  • Big improvement with anti-aliasing of lines, this solves a well known problem that occurred especially when drawing thin lines.
  • Overlay message 'created with SpeedyPainter' removed from the exported .avi video.
  • Some modifications in the gradient tool, now you can change the color at the two extremities of the gradient using the same color selector used to change the brush color, instead of additional sliders for hue, saturation and brightness.
  • When applying a gradient inside a selection, the result has now smoother borders.

What's New in version 3.2.4:

  • Improved drawing algorithm.
  • Big improvement with anti-aliasing of lines, this solves a well known problem that occurred expecially when drawing thin lines.
  • Overlay message 'created with SpeedyPainter' removed from the exported .avi video.
  • Some modifications in the gradient tool, now you can change the color at the two extremities of the gradient using the same color selector used to change the brush color, instead of additional sliders for hue, saturation and brightness.
  • When applying a gradient inside a selection, the result has now smoother borders.

What's New in version 3.2.3:

  • Resize tool (added as a variant of the crop tool).
  • Small improvements in the gradient tool.

What's New in version 3.2.1:

  • Improvement in the rotation feature: rotation is now always relative to the center of the visible area. In previous versions rotation was always relative to the center of the canvas, and it was hard to execute the desired rotation when we were zooming in a small portion of the image.

What's New in version 3.2.0:

  • Bucket fill tool.
  • Gradient tool.

What's New in version 3.1.12:

  • Added the possibility to select a different drive letter inside load/save dialogs.
  • Added Spanish language localization (you can change the language in the 'settings dialog').
  • Bug fixes.

What's New in version 3.1.11:

  • Added Spanish language localization (you can change the language in the 'settings dialog').
  • Bug fixes.

What's New in version 3.1.10:

  • Configurable keyboard shortcuts for two additional commands: 'fit canvas to window' and 'zoom 100 percent'.
  • Fixed a bug leading to application crash, occurring when the user tried to save an image within a folder where he has no write permissions.

What's New in version 3.1.9:

  • Bug fixes.

What's New in version 3.1.8:

  • The new info dialog now allows to customize some of the main application's keyboard shortcuts.
  • Smoother contour of selection mask.
  • Bug fixes.

What's new in version 3.1.7:

  • Improved Layers Preview widget, the maximum height of the widget is now fixed and a scrollbar will be visible when the number of previews will exceed the widget height.
  • Solved a problem with the Color Selector square, occurring with Intel® HD Graphics hardware.
  • Bug fixes.

What's New in version 3.1.6:

  • The second view now highlights the visible area rectangle when, according to the current zoom level, only a portion of the canvas is visible.
  • The 'Brush properties' dialog now includes a preview of how brushstrokes will look according to the new selected options.
  • Bug fixes.

What's New in version 3.1.5:

  • The second view now highlights the visible area rectangle when, according to the current zoom level, only a portion of the canvas is visible.
  • The 'Brush properties' dialog now includes a preview of how brushstrokes will look according to the new selected options.
  • Bug fixes.

What's New in version 3.1.4:

  • Most of the brush options are now grouped inside a new 'Brush properties' dialog, easily accessible through a small button placed on the upper right corner of the window.
  • [CTRL]+click over the 'brush' button now opens the new 'Brush properties' dialog.
  • Added the possibility to change spacing between each point inside single brushstrokes, this adds the possibility to create new nice effects. (demo here)
  • Improved algorithm for the generation of brush strokes.
  • Antialiasing of BrushStrokes. This fixes a major limitation of previous versions of SpeedyPainter. Antialising is on by default, but, if desired, this option can still be disabled in the new 'Brush properties' dialog.
  • [CTRL]+click on the 'fit canvas' button does a 100 percent zoom on the image (actual pixels zoom level).
  • Solved a bug occurring when the replay was started with disabled GUI. In previous versions, at replay ending the window title and border were not restored, even if the GUI was set to visible again.
  • Solved a bug at replay termination, image was not restored properly if we started a drawing from an existing image.
  • Simpler shader used for the ColorSelector, this should fix a problem intel Intel® HD Graphics 4000.

What's New in version 3.1.2:

  • A message displaying the current zoom percentage is shown every time the user zooms in and out in the image.
  • Autohide of cursor during replay.
  • Added the possibility to constrain drawing the along horizontal or vertical lines, by holding th [SHIFT] key while drawing a line.
  • Drawing is restored to its final state when the user aborts replay before completion.
  • Improvements of the 'second view' widget, now all the four corners of the view are draggable.
  • Added a new hotkey to quick zoom into image: [CTRL] + [ALT] + [MOUSE LEFT] + vertical mouse movement.
  • Added a new hotkey to quick change brush size: [CTRL] + [ALT] + [MOUSE LEFT] + horizontal mouse movement.
  • The help dialog now shows also current build number, this way the user is better aware of the version he is actually using.
  • User manual updated according to the new keyboard shortcuts.
  • Bug fixes.

What's New in version 3.1.0:

  • A message displaying the current zoom percentage is shown every time the user zooms in and out in the image.
  • Autohide of cursor during replay.
  • Added the possibility to constrain drawing the along horizontal or vertical lines, by holding th [SHIFT] key while drawing a line.
  • Drawing is restored to its final state when the user aborts replay before completion.
  • Improvements of the 'second view' widget, now all the four corners of the view are draggable.
  • Added a new hotkey to quick zoom into image: [CTRL] + [ALT] + vertical mouse movement.
  • Added a new hotkey to quick change brush size: [CTRL] + [ALT] + horizontal mouse movement.
  • The help dialog now shows also current build number, this way the user is better aware of the version he is actually using.
  • User manual updated according to the new keyboard shortcuts.
  • Bug fixes.

What's New in version 3.0.7:

  • Added the possibility to show an additional view of the image being drawn. This way the user can always have a look of the image on its whole, even while drawing just some details on the main view. The additional view can be enabled in the settings dialog.
  • Solved a bug occurring when trying to open .spf and .dpf files created with newer versions of SpeedyPainter.
  • Small improvements of some GUI controls.
  • User manual was updated according to the modifications introduced in latest releases.
  • Minor bug fixes.

What's New in version 3.0.6:

  • User interface color is now configurable via the Settings dialog.
  • Improved display of brush cursor while using textured brushes.
  • Added a short user manual, in the file 'SpeedyPainter - user manual.pdf'.
  • Added an additional button that allows the user exiting replay mode without using the keyboard, as an alternative to the 'ESC' keyboard shortcut.
  • Bug fixes.

What's new in version 3.0.5:

  • User interface color is now configurable via the .ini file.
  • Fixed Z step of horizontal depth lines in the perspective grid.
  • Bug fixes.

What's New in version 3.0.4:

  • Settings dialog, to change application language, toggle UI shadow and change reference view position.
  • Improved fullscreen mode (now hiding Windows title bar).
  • New toolbar buttons: 'settings' and 'toggle reference view'.
  • Added a button on top left corner to show/hide GUI, as an alternative to the 'TAB' keyboard shortcut.
  • Minor bug fixes.

What's New in version 3.0.3:

  • Better support for integrated graphics cards.
  • Minor bug fixes.

What's New in version 3.0.1:

  • Added a brush library. The library contains some simple default brushes. The user can add his own custom brushes to the library, by simply moving them into the brush folder (data/brushes) and restarting the application. When saving a drawing process, if the user used a custom brush which is not present in the default library, the brush will be automatically saved inside the drawing process file. This way the drawing process can be replicated also on installations of SpeedyPainter which don't contain that particular brush.
  • Minor bug fixes.

What's new in version 2.8.1:

  • Added the new 'spf' file format ('Speedy Painter Format') which preserves image layers, whithout storing the whole drawing process.
  • Multilingual version. Till now, you can choose only among english and italian languages. The language can be changed by editing the 'SpeedyPainter.ini' file. Default language is english.
  • Lag issues occurring when using big canvas sizes (3000x3000 or more) were considerably reduced.
  • Bug fixes

What's New in version 2.8.0:

  • Added the new 'spf' file format ('Speedy Painter Format') which preserves image layers, whithout storing the whole drawing process.
  • Multilingual version. Till now, you can choose only among english and italian languages. The language can be changed by editing the 'SpeedyPainter.ini' file. Default language is english.
  • Bug fixes

What's New in version 2.7.4:

  • Added the possibility to create custom perspective lines when in perspective mode.
  • Bug fixes

What's New in version 2.7.3:

  • Added the possibility to create custom perspective lines when in perspective mode.
  • Bug fixes

What's New in version 2.7.2:

  • Added a 'perspective tool' that adds a perspective grid overlay over the image. The perspective grid is replicated also on the reference view.
  • Bug fixes

What's New in version 2.7.1:

  • Added a 'crop tool', which can be used also to expand the canvas size during a drawing
  • Small performance improvements
  • Bug fixes

What's new in version 2.7:

  • Added a 'crop tool', which can be used also to expand the canvas size during a drawing
  • Bug fixes

What's New in Version 2.6:

  • 'Save image' now supports multiple image formats (jpg, png, tif, bmp)
  • Drawing process file now also stores visibility and opacity state of each layer
  • Metro style user interface
  • To obtain better performance on older hardware, GUI shadow is now disabled by default (you can still enable it in the .ini file)
  • New 'Metro style' SpeedyPainter icon
  • Better memory management
  • Improved compatibility with older hardware

What's New in version 2.5:

  • 'Save image' now supports multiple image formats (jpg, png, tif, bmp)
  • Metro style user interface
  • To obtain better performance on older hardware, GUI shadow is now disabled by default (you can still enable it in the .ini file)
  • New 'Metro style' SpeedyPainter icon
  • Better memory management
  • Improved compatibility with older hardware

What's New in version 2.3.6:

  • Canvas flip now affects also reference view status
  • Bug fixes

What's New in version 2.3.4:

  • Bug fixes (solved a major bug concerning edit controls)
  • Showing an estimation of the time remaining during the video export process

What's New in version 2.3.3:

  • Better GUI controls (improved scrollbar, edit control, added a combo box)
  • User confirmation is prompted before applying some non-undoable actions
  • Video can be exported in 3 different video formats (480p, 720p, 1080p)
  • User can add author name in the exported video
  • Minor bug fixes

What's New in version 2.3.2:

  • Bigger color selector
  • Added a checkbox in the 'New image' dialog, which allows to start from a transparent background
  • Fixed a bug in the 'Load image' dialog, now it shows files of various image formats (dds,gif,jpg,png,psd,tga,tif)
  • Better GUI during 'Replay' mode
  • New keyboard shortcuts: [+/-] for canvas zooming
  • Maximum brush size now depends on maximum canvas dimension
  • Solved a bug with selection tool, that caused crashes of the application
  • Minor bug fixes

What's New in version 2.3.1:

  • Added a checkbox in the 'New image' dialog, which allows to start from a transparent background
  • Fixed a bug in the 'Load image' dialog, now it shows files of various image formats (dds,gif,jpg,png,psd,tga,tif)
  • Better GUI during 'Replay' mode
  • New keyboard shortcuts: [+/-] for canvas zooming
  • Maximum brush size now depends on maximum canvas dimension
  • Solved a bug with selection tool, that caused crashes of the application
  • Minor bug fixes

What's New in version 2.2:

  • Improved color selector: holding SHIFT when the cursor is inside the color square, allows to separately modify brigthness or saturation
  • Configurable reference view position (via .ini file), default position is on left side
  • Improved eraser, now erasing is shown in real time
  • Merging of layers, available with the 'CTRL+E' key combination
  • Brush preview, shown while using the floating color selector (available via right-click)
  • Video export now works also with multi-layered images
  • Solved a bug with the layer opacity slider
  • Replay (and loading/saving of the drawing process) now works also when we start to draw over an existing image
  • Showing/hiding of layers is now recorded in the drawing process
  • Minor bug fixes

What's New in version 2.1.2:

  • Improved eraser, now erasing is shown in real time
  • Merging of layers, available with the 'CTRL+E' key combination
  • Brush preview, shown while using the floating color selector (available via right-click)
  • Video export now works also with multi-layered images
  • Solved a bug with the layer opacity slider
  • Replay (and loading/saving of the drawing process) now works also when we start to draw over an existing image
  • Showing/hiding of layers is now recorded in the drawing process
  • Minor bug fixes

What's New in version 2.0:

  • Multiple layers!
  • Bug fixes

What's New in version 1.5:

  • Toolbar buttons with icons and tooltips
  • Save and loading of files is not restricted in the application folder anymore
  • Bug fixes

What's New in version 1.3:

  • Video export! Now you can export your drawing process into an avi video, so you can easily upload it on YouTube, Vimeo or another video sharing platform you like. No additional software needed!
  • Toolbar
  • Improved undo/redo mechanism
  • Loading of standard image formats
  • Custom canvas size
  • Added a first rudimental selection/masking mechanism
  • Improved GUI