PaintShop Painting Suite (Beta testing needed)


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  1. TheBigCheese

    TheBigCheese Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hey folks! Canvas is no longer in beta! Feel free to download it and give it a shot!

    I am also looking for artists who can create something worthy enough to be shown off in the market. I created the eye you see in the screen shots in about 30 minutes (with my minimal artistic talent).

    Features:

    Multiple Layer Support
    - There are plenty of drawing applications on the market, but none of them support multiple layers with full editing capabilities (transparencies). Images can be exported as a .psh to save the layers, or exported as .png to flatten it.

    Tool Palette
    - Most apps have a fairly slow and clunky interface for changing brush types or colors. With Canvas, it's literally a two click process, all without opening a separate screen away from the image, which makes everything much more fluid.

    Full Multitouch Support
    - If the phone supports it, Canvasuses multitouch for both zooming and panning, meaning you never have to leave the canvas to change your perspective. For those without support, there are pan and zoom tools in the palette.

    Enhanced Color Picker
    - I also wrote an advanced color picker that allows the artist to select a color based on HSV, or specify exact numbers in RGB, HSV, or Hexidecimal. Canvasalso allows you to keep a palette of 10 colors that can easily be switched to to avoid the hassle of using multiple colors.

    You can download/buy Canvas by searching "Canvas" or "Canvas Pro" in the market!

    Notice:
    Sadly enough, the free version of Canvas is now constrained to 2 layers. In order to use more than 2, you must buy the paid version (Canvas Pro). I hate to do it, but I do want some kind of return on my development time. The price as of now only $1.99 (the price of a pack of gum!), but I may raise it later if I add other features.

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    Thanks! As always, if you have any bugs, suggestions, concerns, or just want to chat, send me an email at android.guynoir@ gmail.com!
     

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  2. IanGClifton

    IanGClifton Well-Known Member

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    Awesome! I just installed it on my Nexus One running Froyo, so I'll let you know if I come across any issues. It runs very smoothly, keeping up with fast scribbles a lot better than most painting apps I've played with. My only suggestion so far is to have some sort of visual indication of the brush size when adjusting the slider.
     
  3. TheBigCheese

    TheBigCheese Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Glad you like it. A visual indication will likely be added when the Nexus One I recently ordered arrives. At the moment smaller-screened phones (MyTouch/G1) don't have the screen space to show one.
     
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    TheBigCheese Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    New version released!

    You can download the new version from the market by searching "PaintShop" or "com.guynoir.PaintShopPro".

    This release is focused completely on fixing bugs mostly on the HTC Evo, so the only new feature is a "new canvas" button in the operations menu.

    There is also a "Use Smaller Canvas" setting in the preferences menu that should lower the canvas size to 320x480 if problems still persist.

    Changelog:
    - Fixed not loading layer opacity
    - Fixed a few saving issues (some still exist)
    - Fixed multitouch bug. Should work properly now.
    - Back button should now close palette
    - Messages should now be easier to read
    - Palette handle no longer triggers along the entire top
    - Should be more stable on >3.5" screens
    - Should no longer crash when drawing a line
    - App scales undo cache size down if there is not enough memory
    - Various other bugs I have forgotten

    As always, if you have any comments, bugs, suggestions, or something cool you drew, shoot me an email at guynoir.android@ gmail.com!

    Thanks!
     
  5. Lfcwatcher

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    i may have missed it but how do i download this and how many MB is it.
     
  6. zappa420

    zappa420 Active Member

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    "The app is free for a very short time on the market. Search "PaintShop" or "com.guynoir.PaintShopPro"."


    So far i've come across 1 issue, where im not really sure what i did, i was trying to draw at the top where the tab for the menu was and it made the menu to start to come down, but it took about 45 seconds to come down and i couldnt speed it up or stop it, then it force closed, i could still set the width and whatnot while it was slowly coming down. worked fine after i re opened it. this was on my htc legend, 2.1

    the only thing i could think of to add would be a width option for the eraser and maybe a quit button?

    great app
     
  7. TheBigCheese

    TheBigCheese Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    The slow app drawer should probably be fixed next version, however, I can't guarantee. Strange that it force closed afterwards though.

    An erase size should hopefully be in the next version as well, and I will add a quick quit button (though it may be moved later to the preferences menu if I run out of room).

    Thanks!

    Note: I'm having some naming problems with Corel's "PaintShop Photo" program, so I may be changing the name to "Palette" instead. Doesn't roll off the tongue quite as nicely, but it's better than having legal issues. If you have any suggestions on app names, feel free to give me a shout. Palette will probably stay the name unless I come up with something by the end of today.
     
  8. TheBigCheese

    TheBigCheese Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    New version of Canvas! This update adds a few things such as an eyedropper tool, photo importing, a checkerboard background, a brush preview, and various other small features.

    You can download Canvas by searching "Canvas" or "Canvas Pro" in the market!

    Changelog:

    - This update adds a few things such as an eyedropper tool, photo importing, a checkerboard background, and a brush preview.

    New Features:
    - Exit button added in operation panel
    - Photo importing now enabled
    Any bug reports would be great if something doesn't work
    - Eye Dropper tool added
    Press and hold on one spot on the canvas to bring it up.
    If you want to allow lifting up your finger when choosing a color, change the setting in the preferences.
    - Set Background color of the palette for those who don't like teal
    - Fast Rendering mode added (defaults to off)
    Improves response times and overall speed, will cause you to run out of memory faster, meaning you will be able to use a lower number of layers or less undo states
    - Option to draw above the finger
    - Fancy rendering:
    Shadow border on canvas when zoomed out added. Checkerboard pattern available for translucency indication.
    - Max Width set to 70, Max Blur set to 20
    - Brush Preview in the upper left

    Bug Fixes:
    - Fixed loading image problems
    - Better stability on the Nexus and current gen phones
    - Layers are now added to the top
    - Color picker easier to use on large screens
    - Fixed various load/save bugs
    - Various other bugs

    Notice:
    Sadly enough, the free version of Canvas is now constrained to 2 layers. In order to use more than 2, you must buy the paid version (Canvas Pro). I hate to do it, but I do want some kind of return on my development time. The price as of now only $1.99 (the price of a pack of gum!), but I may raise it later if I add other features.

    You can download/buy Canvas by searching "Canvas" or "Canvas Pro" in the market!

    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    Thanks! As always, if you have any bugs, suggestions, concerns, or just want to chat, send me an email at android.guynoir@ gmail.com!
     

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