Thanks to everyone who has contributed to this release !
in case anyone prefers .xz:
( compilation instruction are inside the archive, on the README file )
Packaging time already started but still not published yet , installer for various system ( Win, Mac , linux distribution ) based on the 1.0 code source should appear shortly ( encouragement for all the packager around who works hard on it ) . If you want to help ; check the packaging status here and talk with us via mailing list / forum / IRC channel . *-buntu users affraid to compile will probably enjoy to install the developpement ppa .
- A configurable toolbar has been added with dropdown widgets for colour, brush, and brush settings.
- Floating tool windows can now be docked into a sidebar inside the main window.
- A “Lock Alpha” mode has been added for brushstrokes, and there are now some basic layer compositing modes.
- Mouse and stylus buttons can be bound to different actions via the preferences.
- There’s a new scratchpad tool which can be used for thumbnails, notes, or recording brushstrokes and colour choices.
- Finally, there have been numerous little improvements and bugfixes to MyPaint’s speed, user interface, and its brush collections.
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Mypaint 1.0 with docked panel, floating scratchpad, and on canvas color changer ‘washed’
Mypaint 1.0 dropdown widgets for brush, with a color triangle and layer panel undocked
Mypaint 1.0 frame limitation of the infinite canvas ( here on a rotated drawing ), Tablet buttons preferences, Color ring on canvas and another docked/undocked customisation for panel.
Mypaint 1.0 Brush Setting Editor new reorganised user interface
Just to tease a bit our Windows users about a good news : today Tumagonx on our IRC channel ( #mypaint , FreeNode ) posted a screenshot of a recent build of Mypaint running on a Windows operating system environment. This simply mean Mypaint 1.0 ( coming soon ) will also be available for this platform. because we know many users waited for it, we wanted to share the good news immediately. Be patient until the future packaging and download available.
[update 6 november ]
For our Windows beta tester : Tumagonx packaged the ‘beta’ on his webpage here :
name on the list : mypaint-git-061111.7z [debug GTK dll, tablet fixed]
Help and report your bug here using this unstable version.
Many thanks to all the contributors to my previous call for Mypaint screenshots. Finally , it endend-up with more than 150 screenshots pictures from all around the world, with many various systems and artworks style. Many thanks again , Mypaint community !
Hi, I’m David Revoy ( Deevad ) and I’m new in the maintener team of Mypaint’s website .
I start a project to add more screenshots to the “Screenshots” page of this website.
So, If you are an artist or a user and want to do a small contribution to Mypaint , I started a little campaign. You can join and find more infos and guidelines on my webpage :
All system , theme , type of art, skill and artworks are accepted. For any question, use the comment system on my blog , you can even ask anonymously.
Thanks in advance
The Libre Graphics Meeting (LGM) is the conference for developers and users of free and open source graphics applications. This years edition will be in Montreal, Canada between May 11th and 13th. All the biggest libre graphics projects like GIMP, Krita, Inkscape, Blender and Scribus are expected to be represented. The conference will include talks, panel discussions, workshops and birds-of-a-feather sessions, targeting both technical and artistic audiences. For more information, see the press release.
Like last year, the MyPaint project will also have developers and users present. If you are or would like to get involved with MyPaint we hope to see you at the conference!
If you are not able to go, please consider supporting by donating and spreading the word.
This is a bugfix release without any new features. Several problems with non-ASCII file names, directory names, and layer names have been fixed, as well as a number of other minor issues. Integration with the Windows platform has been improved.
The new major release of MyPaint, version 0.9.0 is here! It has been 9 months since the last major release now, so it was about time. Hopefully the next cycle will be a bit shorter.
Here are some of the highlights in MyPaint 0.9.0.
Users can import and export brushes. This feature was developed mainly by Ilya Portnov. Ilya also added tilt support to the brush engine.
One can now shows/hide all sub-windows with a key shortcut and there is a key for showing the menu at the cursor. This work was done by Andrew Chadwick. Andrew also tweaked window behavior and fixed a number of issues in input handling and in the color sampler.
New preferences have been added; you can now set the default zoom level/resolution, and the default save format. The color history popup bound to the secondary stylus button can also be disabled.
We now save thumbnails for OpenRaster files according to the freedesktop.org specification thanks to Till Hartmann.
Open dialog now shows a preview supported files, also by Till Hartmann.
Saving and editing of brushes has moved together with the brush settings dialog, which has been renamed to “Brush Editor” to reflect it’s intended use. The brush selector has instead got the most commonly used brush settings in an expander, for quick access during painting.
The save dialog and exception dialog have gotten small updates to improve usability.
There are no new translations but 10 languages have been updated.
Performance has been greatly improved in two areas: startup and file saving. File-saving optimization was done by Martin Renold, and should make MyPaint the fastest OpenRaster implementation out there! The changes in how we save PNGs also make us require much less memory when saving, which makes out-of-memory conditions less likely.
The default set of brushes has been changed slightly. There are now a maximum of 35 brushes in each group so that it is easier to view the entire group. There are now three artists brush sets; “Deevad” by David Revoy (of Sintel fame), “Ramón” by Ramón Miranda and “Tanda” by Marcelo Cerviño and two non-artist brush groups; “classic” and “experimental”. The last two groups has gotten new icons by David. In addition, pixel and tilt brushes have been added. The wiki has more Brush Packages for download.
There was also many other contributions, minor improvements and bugfixes that did not make it into this post. Thanks to everyone who has contributed to this release. Enjoy!
MyPaint 0.9.0 beta1 has now been released. This release has most of the new features, changes and fixes that will be in MyPaint 0.9.0. A list of the improvements is unfortunately not available at this time, so just check it out instead
The final relase will be out in between 2 and 4 weeks time.
Here is the source code: http://download.gna.org/mypaint/mypaint-0.9.0-beta1.tar.bz2
And the windows installer: http://download.gna.org/mypaint/mypaint-0.9.0-beta1-win32-installer.exe
Please test and report any issues.
We are now in string freeze for MyPaint 0.9.0, which means that it is time to do translations. We could always need more help with this, especially for supporting new languages. In addition we are in need of people who would like to write documentation.
If you want to help out, please get in touch with us.
Here is a short summary of MyPaint related things from Libre Graphics Meeting 2010.
The two most active MyPaint developers, Martin Renold and Jon Nordby attended, along with a number of MyPaint community members like “Popolon” and “vlada”. Also attending was several users, including some that use MyPaint professionally like Camille Bissue “yagraph”. Sadly David Revoy, professional MyPaint user and concept artist on the Durian Open Movie project was not able to make it this year.
Martin Renold, the main developer and original creator of MyPaint did a technical talk on combining C/C++ with Python titled Extending Python for Speed (click link to watch).
An OpenRaster birds-of-a-feather session was held. It drew a lot of people, both from free and open source projects like GIMP, Krita, Inkscape, Scribus, ghostscript and Nathive, but also professional standards people from Adobe, Opera and w3c attended, in additon to interested end-users. The topics were wide and mostly focused on long-term things, but consensus was reached on a number of points regarding the standard and on the direction of the format. This work will hopefully lead to a better experience for users of MyPaint and the OpenRaster file format.
Next year we hope to see even more people involved in MyPaint, both developers, community members and artists!