I will be putting this project on hiatus until school vacation in late June 2013.
However, this being said, I will potentially be taking a computer science class and will be able to work towards compatibility with all operating systems and potentially a language choice (I currently take high school Spanish, is there any user out there who's fluent in other major languages such as German, French, and Portuguese that might be willing to help?) when installing Pixcell. During this time, I might also work on changing the name and making graphics. I will probably make an icon on Photoshop and tool icons as sprites, hopefully.
What is Pixcell?
Pixcell is a program in development specifically made for pixel artists. It is based on MS Paint created by yours truly, WickedOreo
What is going to be in Pixcell?
Planned right now is the ability to have layers in your art (most likely an infinite amount), animations, transparency, non-CPU hogging (between new MS Paint and old MS Paint's sizes) program size, ability to change the background, arrangement of docks, and other preferences, and the ability to import color palettes. This will all be available in the first version.
When will it be released? Will it cost money?
No, currently, this program will not cost any money as of right now. An ability to give donations may be implemented, but otherwise, it it will be free for all.
The projected release of Pixcell Alpha will be Christmas. During the alpha phase of this program, the files will be released to the assistants in the program and the people of the Spriter's Clan in PokéFarm. The beta/meta is expected to be released one or two months after the alpha, which the entire public will be able to try the program. During this time period, beta/meta testers will be urged to report bugs, give suggestions, and otherwise test all aspects of Pixcell.
What are the conditions of using this program?
Pixcell will most likely be for both commercial and non-commercial users alike. The outcome of any pixel project that is made will be exclusively the creators. The program will not be allowed for at-home edit under any circumstances. However, the user may contact WickedOreo
to ask for a suggestion. Personal copies may require compensation, depending on the difficulty of editing. If this is so, these individual edited programs of Pixcell may not be distributed in anyway, shape or form without the author's consent.
What are the system requirements for Pixcell?
Currently, Windows XP and later. However, there will be a cross-system Pixcell version.
Stages of the project:
Define tool, layer, and other values
Alpha release of Pixcell
Bug fixes of Pixcell α
Beta/meta release of Pixcell
Bug fixes of Pixcell β/Meta
Finalize Pixcell version 1
Special thanks goes to Kimonio
for moral support and DX-MON
for C++ coding assistance. Without these two, this project would not exist.
Any suggestions? Comment here or send a note.