Pixelmator 1.1.2 Update Released

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Queso, Jan 22, 2008.

  1. Queso macrumors G4

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    #1
    Pixelmator is still being updated at a serious rate, and still adding new features to make it even better value as a low-cost Photoshop alternative :) Release 1.1.2 was released today and can be downloaded by firing up the app itself.

    Features and fixes include the following:-

    • Fill now works in real-time
    • Minor performance improvements added
    • Contextual menu for selection tools now available
    • Layer via Copy (Contextual menu or Command+J shortcut) added
    • Layer via Cut (Contextual menu or Command+Shift+J) added
    • Selection can now be started from outside the canvas area
    • Selection tools can be started from outside the canvas area when in Full Screen mode
    • Selection cursor is now more precise
    • Image Size sheet now remembers recently-used measure units
    • Improved window scrolling when using Selection tools
    • Transform > Scale now scales proportionally when Shift key is pressed
    • Double-click when scaling layer now accepts changes
    • Mouse-click on active selection now causes deselect
    • Arrow keys on keyboard can be used to move selection
    • Refine Selection keyboard shortcut changed to Command+Option+R
    • New Image palette now remembers previously-selected units
    • Moving selection content when there is preserved transparency on layer is now possible
    • Selection tool cursors are now active outside canvas area
    • Selection appearance improved when zoomed out
    • Selection animation appearance improved
    • Strange line when using Lasso tool is now gone
    • Bug that did not allow user to select Selection mode in Tool Options palette is fixed
    • Bug that did not allow selection mode in launched app is fixed
    • Content duplication bug after using Refine Selection is fixed
    • Layer now moves together with selection on that layer
    • Transforming outside the canvas is improved
    • Various Filter Rope improvements
    • Minor interface bug fixes
    • Fill color shifting bug fixed
    • Bug that did not allow fill on empty layer fixed
    • Bug that activated Finder window when mouse-clicked outside the canvas in the Full Screen mode fixed
    • Bug causing Gradient Tool to generate garbage on small images fixed
    • Bug that caused Gradient panel not to update fixed
    • Text shadows are no longer cropped
    • A layer thumbnail refresh bug after rotating canvas is fixed
    • Redrawing bug when moving small selection is fixed
    • A console message that said: "Inconsistent set of values to create NSBitmapImageRep" is fixed
    • A bug that caused inverted Tiff images after saving is fixed
    • Tiff compression now works under 10.5 Leopard
    • A bug that did not allow selection content to be filled when it was moved is fixed
    • A bug that caused Brush to paint behind a moved selection layer is fixed
    • A bug that caused switching to another application and back after a selection was created and using transform tools caused wrong selection content is fixed
    • A bug that caused a strange line to appear when editing Image Size and using Fill is fixed
    • A bug that sometimes did not allow user to add stroke on layer is fixed
    • A crash that occurred when using Clone Stamp tool for a while
    • A crash that occurred when using Levels adjustment when none of layers was selected is fixed
    • A crash that occurred when trying to add custom image to Color Map palette is fixed
    • A crash that occurred when saving some specific resolution images as PXM is fixed
    • A crash that occurred when painting on image of 10x10 pixels in size is fixed
    • A crash that occurred when painting on image after changes in Image Size is fixed
    • A bug that caused crash when switching tools with keyboard shortcuts is fixed
    • Various crashes that have to do with memory are fixed
    • A crash that occurred when trying to use fill without any layer selected is fixed
     
  2. mikelcroft macrumors regular

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  3. superleccy macrumors 6502a

    superleccy

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    #3
    Still no aspect-ratio-constrain-crop;
    Still no adjust marquee/mask with brush.

    But I suppose this is a bugfix release, not a feature release. Maybe we'll see these basic features added in 1.2. Here's hoping.

    Glad they're still working on it anyway.

    SL
     
  4. rogersmj macrumors 68020

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    #4
    Damn it, they still didn't fix the problem that when selecting something with the magic wand it slows my Core 2 Duo iMac to a crawl. Not just Pixelmator -- everything.
     
  5. a1016neo macrumors regular

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    #5
    WOW... That's a lot for a x.x.1 update
     
  6. Markleshark macrumors 603

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    #6
    Yeah, downloaded it yesterday. Great program which is only getting better. For light users such as myself it is better than photoshop no end.
     
  7. Queso thread starter macrumors G4

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    1.1.3 released already :)

    * It is now possible to constrain crop proportions in the crop tool options palette
    * Crop rotate is available
    * Double-click crop selection accepts crop
    * Crop contextual menu includes crop and cancel menu items
    * Crop tool and option + shift keyboard shortcuts now constrains proportions from center
    * Crop tool and option starts crop selection from center
    * Crop tool now crops layer masks
    * Crop selection center point for crop rotation is available
    * A crop function is added to the selection tools contextual menu
    * Shift + rotate crop rotates the crop selection 15 degrees
    * A bug that caused color shifting with some blending modes when using crop tool is fixed
    * Other minor crop improvements have been implemented
    * Using the move tool contextual menu, one can select any layer that is behind the move cursor
    * Layer mask and linked layers now move together with selected layer when using move arrows on keyboard
    * It is now possible to move the selection content when command key is pressed
    * A bug that appeared after moving the layer with keyboard arrows (document close button was in the unchanged state, and undo would not work) is fixed
    * It is now possible to move layers when using transform tools
    * Thumbnail refresh after moving layer bug is fixed
    * Hand tool works outside the canvas in the full screen mode
    * Double-click hand tool works the same as fit in window
    * Fit in window and actual pixels added to hand tool contextual menu
    * A bug that caused keyboard arrows not to move layers after the selection was removed
    * Zoom selection does not include the area outside the canvas when zooming in
    * A bug that appeared when zooming using keyboard shortcuts (which did not always work) is fixed
    * Zoom tool contextual menu now includes fit in window, actual pixels, zoom in, zoom out
    * Zoom selection animation improved
    * Minor zoom performance improvements
    * Zoom in/zoom out using mouse scroll wheel with option key pressed has been added
    * The precision of zoom slider in tool options palette is improved
    * A bug that caused incorrect size of picture when pasting it from Microsoft Word is fixed
    * Using selection tools option + shift now works as a constrain proportion starting from center
    * Shift constrains proportions independently of which selection mode is chosen
    * A bug that appeared when using shift to constrain proportions (which did not work correctly) is now fixed
    * Contextual menu for selection tools when selection is not available includes select all and reselect
    * A bug that caused the app to behave strangely after opening an image when modal palette was active is now fixed
    * A bug that caused some palettes to stay on desktop after switching the apps with command+ tab is fixed
    * A bug that caused a delay when dragging palettes around the desktop is fixed
    * The app remembers jpeg and tiff quality settings
    * Shift clicking after selecting several layers in layers palette now removes layer selection
    * The app will no longer open malware files that have image file extensions
    * A bug that caused selection focus to disappear when using search in photo browser is fixed
    * Photo browser now shows pxm preview
    * Photo browser now understands exif rotate parameter
    * A bug that caused clone stamp tool to change the color after painting is fixed
    * A delay that occurred when using clone stamp tool close to its source is fixed
    * A bug that caused type layer to have errors when using crop tool is fixed
    * A bug that cased a small memory leak when generating pxm preview is fixed
    * A crash that occurred when using clone stamp tool with larger images is fixed
    * A crash that occurred when using painting tools with selection in quick mask mode is fixed
    * A bug that caused photo browser not to show folder aliases is fixed
    * A bug that allowed the movement from the desktop onto the canvas when using adjustments tools is fixed
    * A crash that occurred when switching to other application when using crop tool is fixed
    * PSD bug with memory fixed
    * JPEG quality settings are now much more precise
    * GIF compatibility improvements have been implemented
    * Minor 10.5.2 compatibility improvements have been made
    * Minor user interface improvements have been implemented
     
  8. Mac In School macrumors 65816

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    #8
    Gettin' there. Still a few features I need before I can replace Photoshop. Both have to do with exporting.

    I need a way to previous image quality and file size when exporting to JPG.

    I also need a way to specify a number of colors in a GIF, see the file size, and preview it as I'm exporting it.
     
  9. Mitou macrumors regular

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    I agree it has no bloat of features or price. A great app.
     
  10. Bonsai1214 macrumors 6502a

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    #10
    still can't make a straight line.. bah.

    oh well, it suits my needs.
     
  11. superleccy macrumors 6502a

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    PARTY PARTY PARTY!!! This makes me very happy. At last - a usable affordable photo editor for the Mac fit for the 21st Century.

    SL
     

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