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CHANGELOG

What's New in version 3.6.2:

  • solved a major bug causing application crash at startup on Windows 7 and Windows 8.
  • solved a small glitch occurring when the application window was maximized on a high dpi monitor, leaving a small part of the screen uncovered.
  • small fixes with high dpi support (size of the secondary view on image, gui shadows).

What's New in version 3.6.1:

  • 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.
  • Very rich brush engine (possibility to specify brush texture, color dynamics, scattering, size and angle jitter, and more..).
  • 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: watch demo.
  • Brush library: possibility to choose among different brushes, import new brushes and even to define new custom brushes: watch demo.
  • Mirror tool: to create horizontally mirrored images (useful for symmetrical shapes or drawing faces) or radial repetitions of a pattern, like in mandala paintings: watch demo.

What's New in version 3.6.0:

  • Added support for Windows Ink. Now pen pressure is detected also by tablets that do not support Wacom Wintab technology (like Microsoft Surface Pro 2017 and Microsoft Surface Pro 6).
  • The application is now DPI aware, and properly scales the interface on High DPI monitors.

What's New in version 3.5.16:

  • Solved a bug that caused wrong reproduction of drawing processes created using a simple (not textured) round brush.
  • Improved brush scattering, now the scattering direction is not wrongly affected by the rotation angle of the brush.
  • New brush image 'platanus' with corresponding brush preset 'leaves'.

What's New in version 3.5.14:

  • 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: watch demo.
  • Brush library: possibility to choose among different brushes, import new brushes and even to define new custom brushes: watch demo.
  • Mirror tool: to create horizontally mirrored images (useful for symmetrical shapes or drawing faces) or radial repetitions of a pattern, like in mandala paintings

What's New in version 3.5.13:

  • 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: watch demo.
  • Brush library: possibility to choose among different brushes, import new brushes and even to define new custom brushes: watch demo.
  • Mirror tool: to create horizontally mirrored images (useful for symmetrical shapes or drawing faces) or radial repetitions of a pattern, like in mandala paintings: watch demo.

What's New in version 3.5.2:

  • added brush color dynamics (demo here).
  • added a pressure enhancement flag to improve simulation of dry brushes.
  • new brushes and presets!

What's New in version 3.5.0:

  • Improved brushstroke blending algorithm, now with a smoother transition according to pen pressure variations (see comparison here ).
  • Brush scattering.
  • Brush angle jitter.
  • Improved brush properties dialog (see details here).
  • New brushes.
  • Added the possibility to remove brush presets.
  • Solved a major bug, causing the window not loading at startup if in the previous execution the application was closed while in windowed mode (not maximized).
  • Minor bug fixes.

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.