Pixel image editor has been developed by Pavel Kanzelsberger since 1997 and is still in heavy development. In 2005, the first release candidates appeared and once all the bugs are fixed, a final release may be ready by September 2005.
Pixel has a multi-platform design and looks the same on every supported platform.
Also, all files produced with Pixel are cross-platform and can be copied from one platform to another.
Here are some key features of "Pixel":
· Pixel is an extremely small and fast application
· support for x86 and PowerPC processors (x86 64-bit coming soon)
· supports TWAIN compatible scanners, digital cameras
· supports SANE compatible scanners, digital cameras and others (Linux, BeOS)
· pressure sensitive tablets support
· printing support
· various image formats handling (GIF, PNG, JPG, TIFF, BMP, PSD…)
· support for layers, channels, masks and selections
· Color Management support for RGB, CMYK, Grayscale and CIE Lab modes (8-bit and 16-bit)
· realtime live effects for layers (adjustments, effects), sets of live effects can be saved as layer Styles
· image browsing and searching
· includes variety of brushes, including full-color brushes and animated brushes
· brush retouching tools including special effects
· retouching set of filter plug-ins
· complex support for image slicing and image optimizations (GIF, PNG, JPEG, WBMP)
· direct editing of generated HTML code without destroying user’s additions
· support for clickable maps
· support for small animations for your web pages (animated GIFs).
· libsdl, freetype and lcms
· You may download the demonstration version and test it for 30 days.
· There are only two limitations in this demo version. There is a visible watermark in all images edited with the demo and there is a small dialog that informs you about purchasing Pixel.
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· Fixes all common problems with oldest release you had. Most notable are crashes related to color management, memory manager, JPEG, PSD and RAW files.