General

  • Simple color index and alpha transparency
  • Layer system including effects, blend modes, transparency, locking
  • Over 200 customizable keyboard shortcuts
  • Fast zoom and preview
  • Load animations from and save to single image files
  • Cropping and scaling
  • Configure mouse wheel for different functions
  • Unlimited undo history
  • Dark user interface option
  • Pixel size definition to have sizes like 2x1
  • Copy & Paste frames and animation parts

Special Game Development Tools

Painting

  • Round, rectangular or custom brush shapes
  • Pixel perfect drawing to remove smeared pixels in real time
  • Transparent brushes
  • Animated brushes (brush is animation itself)
  • Anti aliasing
  • Automatic realtime dithering patterns
  • Over 25 different paint modes such as translucent, brighten, darken, shade, soften, color cycle, halftone, tint...
  • Create your own paint modes with a built in formula editor
  • Shape tools like circle/rectangle
  • filled using texture, solid colors or gradients
  • hollow with different dot spaces
  • Pen pressure support for brush size, gradient, dithering...
  • Standard tools like
    • (poly)line (filled, unfilled)
    • curve
    • brush pickup as free, rectangular, polygonal selection, magic wand
    • spray can
    • text using all installed Windows fonts and self defined bitmap fonts
  • Flood filling using solid color or different gradient filling methods with 2 dither methods (ordered/random)
  • Continous and single dot painting
  • Free customable gradients
  • AnimPainting to flip frames while drawing
  • General Drawing Aids

    • Masking based on masked pixels or colors (stencil) including quick selection
    • Grid to snap the brush to while drawing
    • Draw symmetric images with a special symmetry drawing tool
    • Scaleable zoom grid to create any type of grid including isometric, octagon or box grids
    • Light table to lay different key frames of an animation upon another to be displayed with different brightnesses. This effect is also called onion skinning.
    • User defined brush grip position
    • Fix image to modify and restore on pixel level
    • Simultanous display of zoomed and original image
    • Full screen editing
    • Scaled display of animations while playback
    • Brush container to save and organize brushes, objects and animations for reuse
    • Display of position coordinates and dimensions
    • Wide range of DPaint-shortcuts (Amiga and PC)
    • Lock mouse movement (x/y) for precise positioning

    Brush Tools

    • Single color, text or custom brushes selected from an image part
    • Support for animated brushes (select an animation as brush)
    • Rotate (90°, 180°, free with real time display)
    • Mirror
    • Resize (free or proportional stretching)
    • Outline with color
    • Shrink for one pixel row
    • Use a brush for pattern filling
    • Load/save (anim)brushes
    • Minimize a brush or animated brush to their optimal width and height

    Animation

    Color Tools

    • Define colors in RGB/HSB-color sheme
    • Web color value editing
    • Import 24bit graphics with automatic color reduction
    • Floating color palette for fast selection and modification
    • Create smooth color ramps
    • Use gradients to fill objects with different color shades (linear, contour, radial...)
    • Create images containing palette based color cycling
    • Sort palette by hue, saturation, brightness or color
    • Copy to ranges of colors from one table to another
    • Color reduction with optimized or custom color palettes including dithering for best image quality
    • Automatically remove unused or duplicate palette colors
    • Import color palettes from image files
    • Ordered and random dithering
    • Use local (frame dependend) or global color palettes
    • load/save palette data
    • modify contrast, saturation and brightness of a range of palette colors

    Supported File Types

    • Compuserver GIF89a (.gif)
    • Deluxe Paint image (.lbm)
    • Dr.Halo CUT (*.cut)
    • Amiga Interchange File Format (.iff) / with Anim5 support
    • Windows Bitmap (.bmp)
    • JPEG (.jpg)
    • PC Paintbrush (.pcx)
    • Portable Network Graphics (.png)
    • Tagged Image (.tga)
    • Autodesk Flic (.fli/flc)
    • Windows AVI (.avi)
    • Sprites (.spr)
    • Windows Icon (.ico)
    • Windows animated Cursors (.ani)
    • Gameboy Cel File (.cel)