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Offline lance.ewing

PICEDIT 1.3 Milestone 4 released
« on: September 13, 2011, 03:24:45 PM »
Today I have built and released the fourth milestone of PICEDIT 1.3.

http://picedit.googlecode.com/files/picedit-1.3M4.jar

The new features include:

* New desktop with internal frame for holding the picture. This is a first step towards enabling multiple pictures in a future milestone release. It also makes it a lot easier to work with zoomed in pictures that extend beyond the edges of the screen.

* A slider has been added at the bottom of the picture for quickly changing the picture position. This slider has been built to run as fast as it can.

* Fixed a bug where it was difficult to draw a line to the top line of the picture. The line tools (pen, line and step) will now restrict the mouse to within the picture panel so that it isn't possible to leave the picture frame unless the line drawing has been deactivated (with a right click). Thank you to Peter Kelly (author of AGI Studio) for finding and reporting this bug.

* Various minor changes to make the tool look more Window like and less DOS like.

Let me know what you all think. I am very keen to hear your feedback and suggestions. This is particularly important this time because I did a large amount of reorganisation of the source code (refactoring for those who know what that means) and I'm not 100% certain myself that I haven't introduced completely new issues. So please have a play around and let me know if it does anything strange.



Offline MusicallyInspired

Re: PICEDIT 1.3 Milestone 4 released
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2011, 06:07:57 PM »
Nice! It certainly looks more approachable now which, as far as psychology is concerned, can go a long way. Very nice work.
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Offline Collector

Re: PICEDIT 1.3 Milestone 4 released
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2011, 06:46:44 PM »
I like the direction that it is going. It seems more usable.
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Offline gumby

Re: PICEDIT 1.3 Milestone 4 released
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2011, 08:00:06 PM »
Wow, looks like you totally ripped out the existing menu and went with a boilerplate java menu.  Also, I like the moveable drawing frame - I tried to spawn a second, but it ended up just replacing the existing one.  Just curious - does it at all make sense that you'd want to be working with multiple pics at the same time?  Maybe using the color pallet from one pic to assist drawing a second pic?

EDIT:  Never mind, I just re-read the release notes.  Nice that multiple pics is in the hopper!
« Last Edit: September 13, 2011, 08:05:00 PM by gumby »
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Offline lance.ewing

Re: PICEDIT 1.3 Milestone 4 released
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2011, 01:44:13 AM »
Thanks for everyone's feedback. You can probably guess a few of the next things I'll choose to make more windows like. The buttons are probably at the top of that list. That button panel is I think the last thing from the classic version to hang around.


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