Pixel Art Changelog/Roadmap

Pixel Art 11.3.1 (April 6, 2017)

  • Bug Fixes/Other Changes
    • Fixed issue where creating a new project wouldn't clear the grid correctly

Pixel Art 11.3 (March 11, 2017)

  • New Features/Changes
    • Slight redesign (Raindrop UX)
      • More animations, cleaner interface, etc...
    • Rearranged some side menu items
  • Pro Exclusive New Features/Changes
    • Ability to import and pixelate any image or any size
      • Previously you had to either import image to a project, or make a wallpaper, but not anymore with the 'Pixelate Image' feature
  • Bug Fixes/Other Changes
    • Fixed issue when selecting the pencil tool right after launch
    • Fixed issue when pixelating an image for wallpapers
    • Minor improvement to Pixel Art Pro purchasing form
    • Now uses .NET Framework 4.5 for better compatibility

Pixel Art 11.2.1 (January 14, 2017)

  • Pixel Art Pro - New Features/Changes
    • Ability to detect and apply previous activation
      • Manual check for activation shouldn't be required anymore after updates
  • Bug Fixes/Other Changes
    • Changed 'Donate/Active' Settings tab to 'Pixel Art Pro'
    • Fixed possible crashes involving the large grid
    • Updated policy URL
    • Updated message box when closing Pixel Art (without having Pixel Art Pro)

Pixel Art 11.2 (January 7, 2017)

  • Pixel Art - New Features/Changes
    • New UI animations
    • New Pixel Art Pro checkout page/functionality
  • Pixel Art Pro - New Features/Changes
    • Ability to replace a colour on the grid with a new colour
      • Eg. Replace background after image is made, change a colours shade, etc...
  • Bug Fixes/Other Changes
    • Updated copyright to 2017

Pixel Art 11.1.1 (December 20, 2016)

  • Bug Fixes/Other Changes
    • Fixed ssue when trying to share image as sprite

Pixel Art 11.1 (November 12, 2016)

  • New Features/Changes
    • Updated some fonts
    • Updated some UI colours
    • Update icon
  • Bug Fixes/Other Changes
    • Removed donation pop-up when cancelling the application from closing

Pixel Art 11.0.4 (September 27, 2016)

  • Bug Fixes/Other Changes
    • Updated Stripe API for enhanced security and compatibility

Pixel Art 11.0.3 (August 21, 2016)

  • Bug Fixes/ Other Changes
    • Changed branding to 'Muze Media'

Pixel Art 11.0.2 (August 2, 2016)

  • Bug Fixes/Other Changes
    • Fixed issue with activation email not being sent
    • Updated activation email banner image

Pixel Art 11.0.1 (June 12, 2016)

  • Bug Fixes/Other Changes
    • Fixed issue with importing an image onto the wrong grid size

Pixel Art 11 (June 11, 2016)

  • Pixel Art - New Features/Changes
    • Redesigned UI
      • Better matches Windows 10 app designs
      • New icon
    • New Start Screen/Menu tile
      • To add to start screen, right click on a shortcut for it and click 'Pin to Start'
      • Available on Windows 10 only
    • Improved performance
    • New themes
      • Amber (Default)
      • Light Blue
      • Cyan
      • Red
      • Green
      • Purple
  • Pixel Art Pro - New Features/Changes
    • Transparent Images
      • Save images with transparency instead of a coloured background
    • Pixelate Wallpaper
      • Ability to pixelate an image for use as a desktop wallpaper
    • Languages
      • Added more translations for French
    • New Visual Designs
      • Dark Mode
        • Darkens the UI
        • Optimal for use in night, or for those with sensitive eyes
      • Focus Mode
        • Makes it easier to focus on the image instead of coloured UI elements
    • New Themes
      • Orange
      • Teal
      • Blue
      • Pink
      • Lime
      • Indigo
    • Activation Code Email
      • Now sends an email with your activation code after purchase (if donation meets or exceeds required amount for Pixel Art Pro)
      • Ability to send an activation code if already activated
        • Useful for those who previously purchased Pixel Art Pro
  • Bug Fixes/Other Changes
    • Fixed error when cancelling a save
    • Fixed error when sharing an image
    • Fixed possible issue with In-App Updater
    • Removed old coding and resources

Pixel Art 10.3 (February 13, 2016)

  • Pixel Art - New Features/Changes
    • Removed 'Reset Colours' buttons
    • Added 'Reset Colours' options to right-click menu on the Custom Colours
    • Redesigned menu bar
    • Added 'Settings' window icons
    • Side panel font and font colour changed
    • Copyright date updated
    • Removed 'Windows 10 Design Optimization' option
    • Added 5 new Aurora UX5 themes
  • Pixel Art Pro - New Features/Changes
    • Grid Ruler
    • Recent Files (Beta)
      • Allows to quickly open up to 5 of the most recently saved files
    • Better auto-check for previous activation
    • Added languages
      • French (Beta)
      • Portuguese (Beta)
    • Redesigned buttons (Phase 3/3)
    • Added 8 exclusive gradient themes
      • 8 Gradients
  • Bug Fixes
    • Fixed issue when changing grid sizes
    • Fixed issue when cancelling a save
    • Fixed issue when saving on the Medium Grid

Pixel Art 10.2.1 (December 12, 2015)

  • Pixel Art - New Features/Changes
    • Redesigned buttons (Phase 2/3)
  • Pixel Art Pro - New Features/Changes
    • N/A
  • Bug Fixes
    • Fixed issue when cancelling a save
    • Fixed issue when cancelling an upload
    • Fixed unclickable square on Large Grid
    • Fixed issue when importing image
    • Fixed issue when checking for previous activation
    • Fixed memory usage
    • Fixed saving image when closing

Pixel Art 10.2 (November 14, 2015)

  • Pixel Art - New Features/Changes
    • Redesigned buttons (Phase 1/3)
    • Match all UI panel colours
    • Windows 10 design optimizations
    • New UI themes
  • Pixel Art Pro - New Features/Changes
    • N/A
  • Bug Fixes
    • Fixes saving on Large Grid with the grid turned on

Pixel Art 10.1 (October 10, 2015)

  • Pixel Art - New Features/Changes
    • Resized 'Upload Confirmation' window to better fit the text
    • Added link for 'Terms of Donation'
    • Removed Windows 10 system check
    • New 'Donate' button
    • New open dialog filter - All Supported Files
  • Pixel Art Pro - New Features/Changes
    • Match all UI panel colours (Timed Exclusive)
    • Windows 10 design optimizations (Timed Exclusive)
  • Bug Fixes
    • General bug fixes

Pixel Art 10 (August 8, 2015)

  • Pixel Art - New Features/Changes
    • Updated design
    • Updated icon
    • Updated 'Brush Tool'
      • Now uses the left-mouse button instead of the 'Shift' key
    • New 'Settings' window
      • Adjust general settings, themes, make a donation, etc...
    • Pixel Art Pro is now donation-based
      • Donation of at least $4.00 required to receive an activation code
    • Lower RAM usage
    • Lower CPU usage
  • Pixel Art Pro - New Features/Changes
    • Import & Pixelize Image
      • Import any image (1:1 aspect ratio recommended) and Pixel Art will "pixelize" it and add it to the project (Large Grid only) as a background layer
    • Save as Sprite
      • Save your image (Large Grid only) as a smaller version/sprite
    • More custom colours
      • Now a total of 20 custom colour slots for Pro users (free users will still have 10)
    • Multi-Core Support
      • Improves performance of some features
    • New exclusive themes
      • 14 exclusive themes
  • Bug Fixes
    • General bug fixes

Pixel Art 9.4.1 (May 24, 2015)

  • Pixel Art - New Features/Changes
    • Pixel Art Pro temporarily disabled
    • Large Grid (now free)
  • Pixel Art Pro - New Features/Changes
    • N/A
  • Bug Fixes
    • Fixes possible MZE-B1x10 error

Pixel Art 9.4 (April 11, 2015)

  • Pixel Art - New Features/Changes
    • Gradient elements added
      • Action bar
      • Window background
      • Share window
    • Designed using Aurora UX3
    • Option to purchase Pixel Art Pro added ($6.99) to the About Menu
  • Pixel Art Pro - New Features/Changes
    • (Exclusive) Large Grid
    • (Exclusive) Fill Frid
    • (Exclusive) Ad-Free
  • Bug Fixes
    • Fixes gradient switch/button displaying incorrectly upon launch

Pixel Art 9.3 (January 10, 2015)

  • New Features/Changes
    • Refreshed Theme (Part 1)
      • New icon
      • Updated 'Solar Yellow' theme
      • New gradient switches/buttons
    • Improved performance on Windows Vista
    • Improved performance on 32-bit (x86) PC's
  • Bug Fixes
    • Fixes In-App Updater

Pixel Art 9.2.2 (December 13, 2014)

  • New Features/Changes
    • N/A
  • Bug Fixes
    • Warning message when being used on Windows 10

Pixel Art 9.2.1 (November 8, 2014)

  • New Features/Changes
    • Minor improvements to coding
  • Bug Fixes
    • Error codes changed

Pixel Art 9.2 (October 11, 2014)

  • New Features/Changes:
    • Updated designs
      • Splashscreen
      • Image Uploader
      • Saving/Opening Projects
    • Aligned the main UI panels better
  • Bug Fixes:
    • Not available at this time

Pixel Art 9.1.1 (September 19, 2014)

  • New Features/Changes:
    • None
  • Bug Fixes:
    • Fixes error MZE-B1x5
    • Fixes closing error upon start-up

Pixel Art 9.1 (September 18, 2014)

  • New Features/Changes:
    • Keyboard Shortcuts
      • New Project: Ctrl + N
      • Open Project: Ctrl + O
      • Save Project: Ctrl + S
      • Export As Image: Ctrl + Shift + S
      • Upload As Image: Ctrl + Shift + U
      • Swap Primary & Secondary Colours: Ctrl + X
    • Primary & secondary colours now have a black border to make it easier to distinguish them from each other
    • Custom colours now have a colour picker option
    • Option to reset both Custom & Selected Colours
    • Save/Upload Grid options have been moved to underneath the 'Save' and 'Upload' buttons
  • Bug Fixes:
    • Fixed 'Selected Grid' issue when opening a project
    • Fixed image saving on the Large Grid

Pixel Art 9 (September 13, 2014)

  • New Features/Changes:
    • New User-Interface/design
    • New Project File Type (.pxlp)*
    • New icons
      • Application
      • Pixel Art Projects
    • Themes added
      • Ruby Red
      • Electric Orange
      • Solar Yellow
      • Synergy Green
      • Ocean Blue
      • Wild Berry Purple
    • Now displays file name in the Title Bar
    • New window sizes
    • Improved start-up speed
    • Decreased CPU usage
    • Decreased RAM usage
    • Optimized coding
    • Minor change in the In-App updater
    • Preparations for future updates
  • Bug Fixes:
    • Fixes grid alignment issue

*Please note that .pxlp files are not compatible with Pixel Art 8, and .papj files are not compatible with Pixel Art 9.

Pixel Art 8.1.3 (July 12, 2014)

  • Fixed incorrect font in context menus
  • Fixed custom colour menu glitch

Pixel Art 8.1.2 (June 8, 2014)

  • Changed 'Muze Software' to 'Muze Digital'
  • New font across the app
  • Minor UI tweaks

Pixel Art 8.1.1 (May 10, 2014)

  • Added 'Tips' pop-up
  • Removed unnecessary coding
  • Improvements to the update system

Pixel Art 8.1 (April 12, 2014)

  • Now requires .NET Framework 4.5.1
  • Added 'Dual Colour' feature
    • Quickly swap between two main colours
    • Click directly on Selected Colour or Secondary Colour to change them
  • Removed unnecessary coding
  • Added ability to open Pixel Art Projects (.papj) directly from Windows Explorer
  • Changed window theme
  • Changed icon
  • Updated badge in the 'About' window
  • Cleaner menu design
  • Help URL is now obtained from a remote server

Pixel Art 8 (March 8, 2014)

  • Added 'Open Image' to Upload window
  • Added 'Help' button to the menu
  • Feature Added: Brush Tool
    • Hold 'Shift' while hovering over squares to paint them
  • New toolbar design
  • New menu design
  • New splash screen
  • 'Reset To None' now called 'Reset To White'
  • Sizable window