A Little More About Pixel Art v3.0

We admit, we sort of left you in the dark with the last post, as all we gave you was the new icon. But, today we will give you a little more information about the next major update coming to Pixel Art!

Pixel Art v2.0 was planned to be the biggest update ever to be released for Pixel Art, but it came with a lot of glitches that made it next to impossible to make a simple picture without editing it later in another program, which was not necessary in earlier versions. We released 3 further updates, and v2.3 was easily the largest of them, and it finally fixed all of the glitches and made it possible to make awesome and large pixel pictures right in the program, and then ready to send off to your friends and family. But, we didn’t want v2.3 to be known as the biggest update, as the biggest update should compose of more things than the previous major update, which is where the help of v3.0 comes in.

No, we are not making it 40×40 bringing it up to 1600 squares, as anymore than the current size of 30×30, and it will not be supported on some screen resolutions, and we already have to sacrifice compatibility for functionality. If we did not up-convert it to .NET Framework 4.0, the program would not be able to manage all 900 squares believe it or not. So us already doing something we didn’t want to do is where we drew the line, and didn’t want to risk any further compatibility issues, so we are sticking with the current 30×30.

If we aren’t adding anymore squares, what are we adding? Well, first off, we are giving the entire program a “face lift” and redoing the entire UI to make it a lot easier to navigate around. Also, we are making it start up a lot faster, in fact, about 2x or more faster than previous versions. New themes? Yes, you can expect those, as well as a new type of theme which will be revealed in a future update.

So new themes, new UI, faster start-up, and that’s just the beginning. We have a lot planned for this update, and we are expecting it to be ready for release just before March Break (if you’re not in Canada, that’s where school’s across the country give kids a week off, and occurs March 9-16). So, a lot more information will be coming out in the upcoming months, along with final system requirements as they have changed. Be sure to subscribe for the latest updates!

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Posted on January 9, 2012, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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