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Change List

Bloom Bug Base

Release 1.0.467
August 5, 2016
  • Added an initial version of an OpenEXR exporter.
  • Added the ability to draw arrows at the start and end of the lines and multilines.
  • Holding Shift now allows vector control points to snap when using the Vector Edit tool.
  • Fixed cases where the application would crash while shutting down on OS X.
  • Fixed cases where moving vector control points with keyboard arrow keys would not work.
  • Fixed cases where inserting a new vector control point would fail.
  • Fixed cases where selecting a vector control point could cause it to snap incorrectly.
  • Fixed cases where saving a text layer with no text would load a "__none__" text instead.
  • Fix Level operator knobs losing focus when the mouse is dragged outside of the knob region.

  • Release 1.0.285
    February 5, 2016
  • When zoomed in, images can now be panned past their extent to allow easier work around corners.
  • Tabs that fall outside of the window are now automatically scrolled to when active.
  • Improvements and bug fixes to multi-line text edit controls.
  • Improved start up time on Windows by 65%.
  • Fixed cases where the app would close on color selection if using the native color picker on OS X.
  • Fixed cases where moving a layer with two more transform nodes would cause it move incorrectly.
  • Fixed cases where applying a circular array to an empty layer would cause the app to crash.
  • Fixed cases where closing an image tab that was moved to a new pane would cause a crash.
  • Fixed a possible crash when adding a custom brush created from layer.
  • Fixed possible incorrect color picker dialog positioning on OS X.
  • Fixed possible crashes when resizing interface with a custom brush selected and preview opened.
  • Fixed cases where opening certain images on OS X could cause a crash.
  • Fixed cases where rotating the entire canvas several times in a row could cause a crash.

  • Release 1.0.147
    September 20, 2015
  • Added a Revert command.
  • General performance optimizations.
  • Selected layers are now outlined on the canvas. This can be enabled or disabled in Preferences.
  • Hovering over the layers with the move tool now highlights them.
  • Images are now auto-rotate on load according to their EXIF orientation.
  • Fixed cases where zooming in and out of an image would be slow for complex scenes.
  • Fixed cases where Magic Wand selection could cause a crash.
  • Fixed cases where RAW images with orientation would not be imported correctly.
  • Fixed cases where native Bloom files with the same image used in several layers would not load correctly.

  • Release 1.0.041
    June 6, 2015
  • Added Lens Correction operator.
  • Lens Vignetting removal operator.
  • Perspective distortion operator.
  • Support for Pentax RAW (PEF) files.
  • Exif information is now available.
  • Fixed a possible crash when finishing image panning outside of the application window.
  • Fixed a crash when exporting an empty layer to PSD format.
  • Fixed cases where image would not be exported as exactly power of two when requested as such.
  • Fixed cases where moving a handle using keys could result in its incorrect position.
  • Fixed a possible crash when importing vector shape libraries.

  • Release 1.0.019
    May 15, 2015
  • Added new Light Effects filter.
  • Windows executable and installer are now digitally signed.
  • Fixed cases where on Linux the interface text would not be visible.
  • Fixed a possible crash when deleting last brush stroke.
  • Fixed a possible crash when importing RAW files.
  • Fixed a possible crash when undoing paint mask mode.

  • Release 1.0.001
    April 29, 2015
  • Bloom is released!
  • Experimental Retina screen support on all platforms (enable in Preferences).
  • Layer Slice controls are now available from within the Export RMB menu on a layer.
  • Fixed cases where resizing text fields would not update the shortened text.
  • Fixed cases where resizing the canvas could result in lower-than-optimal image quality.
  • Fixed cases where layers with file source with auto reload checked would not auto-reload the file.
  • Fixed cases where using non-undoable tools like Pan and Zoom would create undo history.
  • Fixed cases where typing in a path by hand in Slice settings would not updated file format UI options.
  • The selection border is now always exactly one pixel thick.

  • Beta Release 0.8.940
    April 8, 2015
  • Added ability to save to Adobe Photoshop(tm) file format with layers, groups, masks, and blending effects.
  • Adobe Photoshop(tm) format importer now supports mask linkage and mask enabled flags.
  • Changed the show/hide main menu items for rulers, etc. to be checkboxes for better user experience.
  • Fixed cases where Colorize and Luminosity layer blending modes would not import from PSD files correctly.
  • Fixed cases where editing group masks would not update the image correctly.
  • Fixed cases where the pixel grid would not be drawn correctly.
  • Added an option to save 8-bit PNG files, including from slices.
  • Groups can be aligned now.

  • Beta Release 0.8.924
    March 24, 2015
  • Pattern Fill Blending Effect.
  • Ability to create and manage fill patterns.
  • Dramatically reduced the native saved file size, up to 4.73 times smaller in some cases.
  • Fixed cases where the Magic Wand operator could crash when switched to single-layer mode.

  • Beta Release 0.8.911
    March 15, 2015
  • Ormr is now known as Bloom!
  • Fixed cases where Slices with relative paths would not export.
  • Fixed cases where the Trim command would produce an incorrect result.
  • Rotate and scale handles aren't visible now unless a transform command was chosen from the menu.

  • Beta Release 0.8.869
    January 29, 2015
  • Added the ability to rotate the entire image with groups, masks and layers.
  • Fixed cases where the first opened file could crash on some Linux machines.
  • Fixed cases where on first start up on OS X Ormr would leak memory.
  • Fixed cases where rotated image objects could have an incorrect bounding box and handle positions.
  • Fixed cases where groups could be shown as having no size.
  • Fixed a possible crash on OS X when opening RAW files.
  • Fixed cases where text within groups would not be rotated correctly.

  • Beta Release 0.8.840
    December 29, 2014
  • Added initial support for importing SVG files.
  • Added Samsung Raw file format support.
  • Added an Offset Filter.
  • Fixed cases where objects would snap to other objects in hidden groups.
  • Fixed cases where painting with a brush could jump to different, offset point.
  • Fixed a possible crash when using the Library Manager.
  • Fixed cases where painting on a vector layer could make it jump to different location momentarily.

  • Beta Release 0.8.828
    December 17, 2014
  • Added the Crop Tool.
  • The Curves operator now supports undo/redo.
  • Improved performance of the Text tool.
  • Fixed cases where some of the gradient controls would be overlapping each other.
  • Fixed cases where Collapse History would not work on groups properly.
  • Fixed a possible crash on startup on some Linux distros.
  • Fixed cases where some text objects with numbers would have extra digits added to them.
  • Fixed cases where file format options dialog would not be shown while saving a file.
  • Fixed a case where Ormr could crash when using the Mask tool and panning with multiple documents open.
  • Fixed cases where some pieces of text could be inadvertently cropped.

  • Beta Release 0.8.809
    November 28, 2014
  • Updated the rendering engine to render layer with blending styles within groups correctly.
  • Improved image rendering speed for large scenes with large numbers of groups and layers.
  • Operations with cropping or resizing the image are now much faster.
  • Fixed cases where multiple identically-named layers in PSD files would not be imported correctly.
  • Added iPhone 6 and 6 Plus screen dimensions to New File dialog.
  • Fixed a memory leak when opening and closing the Color Picker dialog.
  • Fixed a rare possible crash when applying a Hue adjustment to an image.
  • Fixed cases where dragging a vector point handle would stop following the mouse in the middle of an operation.
  • Fixed cases where the canvas size would be set incorrectly when loading saved scenes with selection that extends beyond the existing image.

  • Beta Release 0.8.778
    October 28, 2014
  • Groups of layers can now be rotated and scaled properly.
  • Tools can now be used to edit the group mask.
  • Fixed cases where duplicating groups as references would not work properly.
  • Fixed cases where collapsing history on groups would not work properly.
  • Fixed cases where cropping the canvas would work incorrectly.
  • Fixed cases where the color past the last gradient marker would always be white.
  • The softness slider in the brush context menu is no longer logarithmic.

  • Beta Release 0.8.765
    October 15, 2014
  • UI layouts can now be saved as presets and loaded at any time.
  • Ormr now remembers the last UI layout used and reloads it on restart.
  • The path where Ormr stores settings and user libraries can now be overridden by setting the ORMR_SHARED_PATH environment variable.
  • Fixed cases where some gradient ramp controls would incorrectly remain disabled.
  • Fixed cases where Ormr could become unresponsive.
  • Files other non-RGB color spaces are now imported correctly.
  • Adobe Photoshop(tm) PSD file importer now reads CMYK-mode files.

  • Beta Release 0.8.753
    October 3, 2014
  • Added Adobe Photoshop(tm) migration wizard to automatically import all brushes and shapes.
  • Improved performance of the Move Tool.
  • Fixed cases where the transform pivot would be displayed in the wrong location.
  • Fixed cases where black-and-white PSD files would cause a crash. [Bug #321]
  • Fixed cases where node handles would be visible even though an unrelated tool is selected.
  • Instance operators now properly show handles in the viewport.
  • Fixed cases where the Wave operator would incorrectly shift the original image.
  • Continued improvements to documentation.

  • Beta Release 0.8.744
    September 24, 2014
  • Clone Brush strokes are now fully editable.
  • Added the ability to make images seamless.
  • Added documentation for all tools in Ormr.
  • Fixed cases where the operator insertion pointer would not be managed correctly.
  • Fixed the Pixelate operator broken by a previous change.
  • The Pencil tool options are now displayed correctly in the toolbar.
  • Polygon and Star tools now allow specifying the number of vertices ahead of time.

  • Beta Release 0.8.741
    September 21, 2014
  • Added pivot controls for layer scale and rotation operations.
  • Added basic OpenEXR file import support.
  • Added Exposure and Defog image adjustments.
  • Layers with layer mask of a different dimension are now rotated correctly.
  • Operator instances are now marked with two upward arrows on the node icon.
  • Fixed cases where zooming into the image with the mouse wheel would not always zoom into the correct location.
  • Thumbnail dropdowns and selections now automatically scroll to currently selected item.

  • Beta Release 0.8.718
    August 29, 2014
  • Added the ability to collapse layer history if the user so desires.
  • Vector Edit tool can now select entire curves from its right mouse button menu.
  • Holding Control while dragging a vector control handle now temporarily unties tied ones.
  • Fixed cases where deleting multiple curve points at once would not perform the operation properly.
  • Fixed multiple selection for vector control handles.
  • Fixed cases where the cursor would be drawn incorrectly while renaming layers.
  • Fixed cases where align operator could cause the scene to constantly regenerate.
  • Fixed cases where duplicating layers would not copy the opacity and blend mode onto the new layer.
  • Fixed cases where scaled images with stroke or glow blending effect would have it applied incorrectly.

  • Beta Release 0.8.711
    August 22, 2014
  • Added 15 new custom vector shape libraries.
  • Added 13 new custom brush libraries.
  • New operators are now always inserted at the front of the stack, unless the user manually changes the insertion point.
  • Improved custom vector shape loading speed.
  • Vector shapes with holes are now rendered correctly.
  • Fixed rare cases where changes to brush stroke visibility would not be reflected in the viewport.
  • Added Layer->Blending Effects submenu for greater discoverability.
  • Brush stroke names are now numbered by default.
  • Brush importer now imports more brush dynamics settings and brush preset controls.
  • Left-clicking on the small arrow next to tools groups now brings up the same multi-tool menu as right-clicking the tool itself.
  • Windows installer now looks correctly on high-dpi screens.

  • Beta Release 0.8.698
    August 9, 2014
  • Added editable vector brush strokes to all brush-based tools.
  • Added Slice View for convenient, repeatable group and layer export as assets.
  • Added ability to import Adobe Photoshop™ Custom Shape libraries.
  • Fixed cases where brush thumbnails could be incorrect.
  • Reduced memory usage when painting with very large brushes.
  • Improved brush thumbnail generation speed.
  • Fixed cases where vectorized layers' handles would be drawn in an incorrect location.
  • Fixed cases where the Move Tool would disappear after opening and closing the Keyboard Shortcuts window.
  • Fixed cases where small brush strokes would sometimes disappear during certain transformations.

  • Beta Release 0.8.688
    July 30, 2014
  • Improved the multiline text control functionality.
  • Made brush painting more responsive.
  • Fixed cases where on some NVidia cards the portions of the screen would flicker.
  • Fixed cases where Ormr would crash when closing a document.
  • Fixed cases where the start of a brush stroke would sometimes be clipped to a small area.

  • Beta Release 0.8.678
    July 20, 2014
  • Added the Image Curves adjustment operation.
  • Reduced the amount memory used by brush-based operators.
  • Fixed cases where Ormr would excessively recompute scene data.

  • Beta Release 0.8.664
    July 6, 2014
  • Stability improvements.

  • Beta Release 0.8.657
    June 29, 2014
  • Text entry fields all have the ability to select, copy and cut text now. [Bug #8]
  • Color picker dialog now remembers the last color mode used.
  • When editing text areas, numpad Enter key now accepts the change, while the main Enter key starts a new line.
  • Fixed cases where tooltips would fail to be shown. [Bug #237]
  • Fixed a crash when Load Selection from Channels would be opened with valid image but no channels present.
  • Fixed cases where text with a bounds box could cause a crash.

  • Beta Release 0.8.653
    June 25, 2014
  • Added Color Balance and Adjust Image Temperature operators.
  • Added an optimization for cases where brush painting becomes slow after several hundred strokes are placed into a single operator. [Bug #246]
  • Fixed cases where selecting layers on the canvas would not update layers UI properly.
  • Layer and group expanded/collapsed status is no longer affected by undos. [Bug #182]
  • Fixed cases where undoing a layer visibility change would not refresh the canvas.
  • Dragging an image onto Ormr will import it into existing document if dragged over it.

  • Beta Release 0.8.645
    June 17, 2014
  • Added preview for layer's history nodes directly in the layer, which allows manipulating their parameters without expanding the layer.
  • Allow easier sampling of colors from the image when the color picker dialog is open.
  • Improved brush accuracy when painting on a zoomed-in image.
  • Added font size, font and font style to the Text Tool top bar parameters.
  • Hovering over image tabs will now show the saved file path.
  • Image tabs now have a right-mouse button menu with options to close and show the corresponding file on disk.
  • On Mac, the Color Picker dialog window now stays on top of the main Ormr window.
  • Fixed cases where creating a new shape over an existing layer would not properly update layer opacity controls.
  • Fixed cases where grouping layers could sometimes change their order.
  • Added Brush Settings help section.

  • Beta Release 0.8.640
    June 12, 2014
  • Added kerning and line spacing controls for the Text operator.
  • Text can now be edited directly on the canvas by clicking it with the Text Tool. [Feature #17]
  • Windows installer does not invalidate shortcuts to the previous Ormr versions when upgrading to newer ones. [Bug #102]
  • Reduced memory usage when modifying complex scenes.
  • Feather, Expand, Contract and Invert selection operators can now be applied to layer masks, not just current selection.
  • Fixed cases where rendering while moving an object would sometimes not switch back to high-quality mode when the object was released.
  • Fixed cases where changing the text size after moving it could result in incorrect text position.

  • Beta Release 0.8.636
    June 8, 2014
  • Across the board performance improvements, in some cases up to 2.2x.
  • Fixed cases where canvas mask with more than one operator could be drawn incorrectly.
  • Fixed cases where long layer and file names would extend past the layers table. [Bug #183]
  • Fixed cases where the image would not be trimmed fully.
  • Fixed cases where pasting individual operators onto different layers would not work. [Bug #236]
  • Image pasted from clipboard now use an empty layer if one is available.
  • Assigned default shortcuts to group/ungroups selected layers. [Feature #232]
  • Fixed cases where groups with linked masks would be dragged incorrectly when the Move Tool is used.
  • Fixed cases on Windows where once minimized, Ormr would not come back when switched to. [Bug #45]

  • Beta Release 0.8.630
    June 2, 2014
  • Added visual snapping guides and improved object snapping algorithm.
  • Improved performance when moving groups of layers around.
  • Holding Alt while dragging objects in the viewport now duplicates them.
  • Dropdown menus now highlight the previously selected entry and automatically scroll to it when a long list is opened.
  • Layer window now keeps its scrolled position per document when switching between multiple images.
  • Picking a new color with an Eye Dropper tool while the color picker dialog is open now updates its color.
  • Fixed cases where a dropshadow with no softening would be drawn with incorrect transparency.
  • Fixed cases where Ormr could start constantly recomputing scene data.

  • Beta Release 0.8.624
    May 27, 2014
  • The user interface can now be customized by dragging window tabs around.
  • Added Expand All/Collapse All and Show/Hide Layers items to the right mouse button menu when clicking on a layer.
  • Improved PSD file import speed by about 40%.
  • Selecting a layer through the UI now always ensures it's visible in the list of layers.
  • Better font family grouping to reduce the number of variants in the main font drop down for the Text operator.
  • Fixed cases where some layers with blending effects would have a darker outline along the contour of the effect.
  • Fixed cases where portions of the image would not be rendered when an unrelated group's visibility was toggled.
  • Fixed cases where PSD files with upper-case extension would not be imported properly.
  • Fixed cases where right mouse button menus could be shown partially off-screen.

  • Beta Release 0.8.617
    May 20, 2014
  • Ability to drag-and-drop groups and layers onto other open documents' tabs.
  • Made layers and groups thinner, so more can fit into a stack vertically. [Feature #129]
  • Improved drag-and-drop usability in the layers window when groups are present in the scene.
  • Fixed cases where after being dragged beyond the top or left boundary of the canvas layers may have appeared to be cut off.
  • Fixed cases where dragging groups of objects would jump after the second move action.
  • Pressing Delete button over the layers window deletes selected layers.
  • Fixed misalignment issues with horizontal and vertical align operators.
  • Pressing the F key over a layer in the Layers table now toggles details display for the highlighted layer or group. [Feature #129]

  • Beta Release 0.8.613
    May 16, 2014
  • Added read and write support for the Targa file format. [Feature #205]
  • The Line Tool now allows the user to set thickness before drawing the line. [Feature #134]
  • Improved visual quality of the Inner Shadow and Inner Glow effects and increased their performance by 42% and 58%, respectively.
  • Improved visual quality in the viewport when looking at zoomed-out images.
  • Fixed several issues with undos in the color picker dialog.
  • Fixed cases where loading an Ormr files with a numerical text operator could cause a crash.
  • Fixed cases where some complex files could have horizontal lines rendered when zoomed out.

  • Beta Release 0.8.608
    May 10, 2014
  • Ability to create and edit custom channels. [Feature #58]
  • Ability to save and load selection to and from custom channels.
  • Fixed rare cases where the left arrow key would not move selected layers to the left.
  • Keyboard shortcuts now stops listening for input when the dialog is closed. [Bug #217]
  • Fixed cases where the New Image dialog would convert some units incorrectly. [Bug #220]
  • Fixed a bug in the Find Edges operator. [Bug #216]

  • Beta Release 0.8.597
    April 30, 2014
  • The Move Tool can now select layers by clicking on a corresponding canvas object.
  • Fixed cases where auto-scrolling the canvas while using a tool on OS X could cause a crash.
  • Fixed cases where stroked rectangle with rounded corners would be drawn with extra horizontal and vertical lines.
  • On Mac, the close window button is now enabled.
  • Custom shortcut assignment controls are disabled unless actual shortcut change is in progress. [Bug #186]

  • Beta Release 0.8.590
    April 23, 2014
  • Magic Wand Tool can now select from a single layer and update selection as that layer changes.
  • Added ability to create and delete per-operator masks from the operator context menu. [Feature #175]
  • Added a small mask icon to those operators that have masks applied to them. [Feature #170]
  • Double-clicking on Ormr's background when no images are loaded shows the file open dialog. [Feature #177]
  • Prevented the Rectangle Mask tool from creating single-pixel selection on single click, and deselect existing selection instead. [Bug #169]
  • The Clone Tool now always draws the brush outline while being resized by holding Alt and draggin with the right mouse button pressed. [Bug #204]
  • Fixed a bug where the pressure sensitivity toggle would revert to previous value. [Bug #195]
  • Made the mask modes and object align buttons in the top toolbar brighter. [Bug #200]

  • Beta Release 0.8.586
    April 19, 2014
  • Prevented Ormr from using CPU when idle. [Bug #132]
  • Right-clicking on a layer now automatically selects it. [Bug #172]
  • Magic Wand tool now correctly works with transparencies. [Bug #180]
  • Fixed cases where the Color Picker tool would not sample the color correctly. [Bug #181]
  • Fixed the Push Left mode of the Liquify tool. [Bug #156]
  • The pixel grid now always aligns with pixels exactly. [Bug #152]
  • Control-clicking on the main layer icon now creates a selection from layer's transparency.
  • Clicking on a layer icon while holding Ctrl+Alt subtracts the layer transparency from current selection.
  • Clicking on a layer icon while holding Ctrl+Shift adds the layer transparency to current selection.

  • Beta Release 0.8.582
    April 15, 2014
  • Fixed cases where Vector Freehand, Vector Path, and Magnetic Lasso tool could display incorrect curves when looking at a zoomed out image.
  • Added a button and a shortcut to enable/disable pen pressure. [Feature #46]
  • Pressing and holding Alt+Spacebar and dragging the mouse now zooms in and out. [Feature #23]
  • Made the Tab shortcut to toggle maximized mode customizable. [Feature #128]
  • Added cursors for Zoom and Magic Wand tools. [Bug #160]

  • Beta Release 0.8.579
    April 12, 2014
  • Fixed a possible crash when invoking the Flatten Layers command. [Bug #178]
  • Fixed a crash when moving a layer mask. [Bug #174]

  • Beta Release 0.8.577
    April 10, 2014
  • Added a Magnetic Lasso tool.
  • On OS X, allow dragging image files onto the application icon to open them. [Feature #149]
  • Brushes can now be resized by holding Alt, pressing right mouse button and dragging sideways. [Feature #13]
  • Holding Shift while using any brush tool now draws a straight line to it from the previous position. [Feature #153]
  • Improved the high-quality rotation mode performance by 1.7x.
  • Fixed a crash while using the Symmetry operator. [Bug #141]

  • Beta Release 0.8.572
    April 5, 2014
  • Fixed cases where Ormr would continuously be using too much CPU. [Bug #132]
  • Improved performance of the Expand/Contract Mask operation.
  • Fixed a possible crash when deleting a brush stroke.

  • Initial Beta Release 0.8.569
    April 3, 2014
  • Ormr has reached the Beta milestone!

  • Alpha Release 0.8.568
    April 1, 2014
  • Added an initial version of the SVG exporter.
  • Holding Alt on painting and filling tools now temporarily switches to the color picker tool.
  • Pressing Tab now toggles the maximized work area mode. [Bug #32]
  • Improved native Ormr file loading speed by 3.7x and reduced peak memory usage.
  • Fixed cases on OS X where zooming in and out using Cmd++/- shortcuts would require releasing the Command key and pressing it again. [Bug #116]
  • Fixed a possible crash when reading certain specific Ormr files.

  • Alpha Release 0.8.561
    March 25, 2014
  • Alignment of groups to selection now works correctly.
  • Revamped the Bevel layer blending effect algorithm and improved its performance 17x.
  • Improved performance of Drop Shadow, Outer Glow and Stroke blending effects 5x-6x.
  • Added Outer and Inner options for Stroke blending effect. The resultant outlines are also anti-aliased now.
  • Fixed cases where PNG exporter would crash on certain specific files on OS X.

  • Alpha Release 0.8.555
    March 19, 2014
  • Added the Ruler tool. [Feature #120]
  • General across-the-board performance improvements.
  • Addition performance gains for the Magic Wand tool and any operations involving masks.
  • Fixed a memory leak when loading native Ormr files.

  • Alpha Release 0.8.548
    March 12, 2014
  • Added mask and blending effects buttons to the layer row to allow manipulation while the layer details are closed. [Feature #18]
  • Dragging objects with the move tool nows snaps to guides, if turned on.
  • Added Legal Notices dialog box. [Feature #60]
  • More user-friendly export to different file formats on OS X.[Bug #118]
  • Improved drawing speed for pixel grid when zooming into large images. [Bug #112]
  • Added an option to show/hide pixel grid. [Feature #62]
  • Fixed cases where the image would not immediately reflect all adjustments made, especially while painting or dragging a slider.
  • Ormr now recognizes JPEG extension in addition to JPG.
  • Restored the ability to drag files into Ormr to open them on OS X.
  • Fixed cases where drawing a custom vector shape stored in a library would cause a crash.
  • Fixed cases where the Clone tell would not set a custom clone origin on OS X. [Bug #111]
  • Rotation can now be specified in hundredth of a degree when using numeric input field. [Bug #119]
  • Fixed cases where opening the color picker would crash on some Windows systems.

  • Alpha Release 0.8.540
    March 4, 2014
  • Added support for guides and rulers. [Feature #95]
  • Fixed a possible memory leak when the UI is being resized.
  • Performance improvements when resizing splitter panels.
  • Added automatic warning for cases where Ormr runs extremely slows due to driver problems. [Bug #98]
  • Fixed cases where the tablet pen would draw underneath the color picker. [Bug #109]
  • A number of small bug fixes. [Bug #107] [Bug #108]

  • Alpha Release 0.8.526
    February 18, 2014
  • New File dialog now has presets for the most common media sizes. [Feature #37]
  • Added ability to undo and redo changes to brush strokes after they were drawn.
  • Fixed cases where dragging a slider or a round knob control over another control would lose focus on the original control. [Bug #79]
  • Improved tablet pen support, including support for panning, erasing, and pre-set tablet active area. [Bug #7]

  • Alpha Release 0.8.520
    February 12, 2014
  • Added ability to create and edit custom shortcuts. [Feature #52]
  • Double-clicking the layer now allows you to rename it. [Feature #18]
  • Double-clicking the zoom tool icon now zooms to 100%. [Feature #105]
  • Adding to canvas selection now does not force the second region to be a square. [Bug #12]
  • Tooltip delay is now a adjustable in Edit->Edit Preferences. [Feature #93]
  • The Import command now supports importing multiple files as layers into an existing document. [Feature #76]

  • Alpha Release 0.8.517
    February 9, 2014
  • Added Liquify tool. [Feature #89]
  • Ability to edit brush stroke shapes and other parameters after brush strokes have been drawn. [Feature #56]
  • Ability to create, use, and manipulate gradient libraries wherever a gradeint is present.
  • Ability to create and use layer blending effect libraries for quick layer style selection.
  • Automatically resize the tool panel if the window on startup is too short to fit all the tools. [Bug #81]

  • Alpha Release 0.8.508
    January 31, 2014
  • Native Adobe Photoshop Document (PSD) file import, including support for layers, groups, masks on both layers and groups, layer blending modes, and most of layer blending effects. [Feature #39]
  • Added an Expose function under the View menu (F4) for quick and convenient switching between images. [Feature #59]
  • Added ability to display only specific image channels. [Feature #58]
  • Across-the-board performance improvements.
  • Enabled key repeat on Windows and made shortcuts easier to press. [Bug #26]
  • When closing an image or the entire application, Ormr now checks for any unsaved changes that may need to be saved. [Feature #34]
  • The update details dialog gains a scrollbar, better scrolling, and larger dimensions.

  • Alpha Release 0.8.494
    January 17, 2014
  • Added a Library Manager which allows to export, import, and manage brush and vector shape collections.
  • Added two-sided split gradient stops, where a single stop can have one color on the left and another one on the right.
  • Added the Flow parameter to the Brush tool to ensure much nicer transparent painting. [Feature #21]
  • Greatly increased brush drawing speed for all brush-based tools. [Bug #15]
  • Brush tools now use the actual brush shape as a cursor.
  • Added fill, pan, and eyedropper cursors for corresponding tools.
  • Double-clicking a gradient stop in the gradient editor now brings up the color picker.
  • Improved color picker mechanics for easier boundary color selection.
  • Fixed an occasional crash when clicking on a layer operator.

  • Alpha Release 0.8.488
    January 11, 2014
  • Added support for custom vector shapes and libraries. [Feature #75]
  • Added ability to create custom user shapes.
  • Added the Photo Filter operation.
  • Fixed cases where drawing with a brush would cause the image to jitter. [Bug #16] [Bug #25]
  • Fixed cases where saving to PNG would lose transparency, a bug introduced in the previous release.
  • Fixed cases where the Vector Freehand tool would produce distorted curves.
  • Fixed cases where there would be a one- or two-pixel blank line around zoomed image.
  • Fixed cases where pasted images would be translated incorrectly.
  • Fixed cases where dragging beyond image boundaries while using a tool would scroll it in the wrong direction.

  • Alpha Release 0.8.483
    January 6, 2014
  • Added Gradient Fill tool.
  • Added Pencil tool.
  • Brush thumbnails in the UI are now generated in a separate thread, without slowing down UI.
  • Pressing Ctrl+Tab over a tabbed window now switches to the next tab.

  • Alpha Release 0.8.477
    December 31, 2013
  • Extensive brush customizaiton options, including mouse or pen pressure variances for size, scattering, opacity, hue, saturation, brightness and other brush options. [Feature #90]
  • Added ability to import Adobe Photoshop™ brush libraries as native brushes into Ormr.
  • Changed object snapping to work along lines instead of just on object corners.
  • Much better UI responsiveness when resizing windows or splitters.

  • Alpha Release 0.8.465
    December 19, 2013
  • Added Ormr's own resizable color picker, with native operating system pickers left as an option. [Feature #88]
  • Pressing Delete key now deletes the selected area of a layer. [Feature #64]
  • Fixed cases where the transparent background checkeboard pattern would be drawn incorrectly. [Bug #50]

  • Alpha Release 0.8.444
    November 28, 2013
  • Added ability to create custom brush libraries from any layer or group. [Feature #75]
  • Added Close Document and Close All Documents menu items. [Feature #42]
  • Fixed cases where after quick series of undos/redos Ormr would occasionally crash.
  • Replaced incorrect linear interpolation of the image when zoomed in with nearest-neighbour lookup. [Bug #80]
  • Images pasted from clipboard now appear either in the center of the current selection or in the center of the current view region if no selection is present.

  • Alpha Release 0.8.433
    November 17, 2013
  • Vector Freehand Drawing tool with smoothing options. [Feature #41]
  • Polygonal Selection tool. [Feature #31]
  • Vector Bezier Curve Drawing tool. [Feature #41]
  • Fixed cases where some images pasted into Ormr on Windows would be flipped upside-down. [Bug #22]
  • Added Z as a shortcut for the Zoom Tool. [Feature #40]
  • Ability to convert bitmap layers to vector shapes.
  • More stability improvements.

  • Alpha Release 0.8.428
    November 12, 2013
  • More performance improvements, especially for less powerful video cards or high monitor resolutions.
  • Faster brush drawing.
  • Much better error reporting on Windows.

  • Alpha Release 0.8.421
    November 5, 2013
  • Major change: moved all computations onto a separate thread, greatly improving UI responsiveness. [Bug #15]
  • Added threshold, swirl, wave, solarize, find edges, motion blur, oil paint, and vignette operators.
  • Fixed bugs related to layer blending modes, added Exclusion, Hard Mix, and Luminocity blending types. [Bug #30]
  • Fixed cases where the clone tool would not pick up the top toolbar option for source type. [Bug #74]
  • On Windows, holding the Shift key now always generates proper characters in text boxes. [Bug #38]

  • Alpha Release 0.8.408
    October 24, 2013
  • Fixed cases where Ormr would crash on start-up on OS X Mavericks. [Bug #61]
  • Fixed cases where text would be missing on OS X.
  • The OS X installer is now signed, and does not trigger security warnings. [Bug #61]
  • Fixed Polar Coordinates operator description. [Bug #48]

  • Alpha Release 0.8.407
    October 22, 2013
  • Added Ctrl+Shift+N shortcut to create a new layer. [Feature #24]
  • Fixed cases where Ormr would keep asking for license information on Windows.
  • Fixed a crash when creating a layer mask on an otherwise empty layer.
  • Fixed the pixelate operator to work properly for values below 3. [Bug #35]
  • Fixed copy-paste and typing issues with license activation dialog box. [Bug #5], [Bug #6]
  • Fixed a crash when with removing DPI input box focus. [Bug #43]

  • Initial Alpha Release 0.8.402
    October 17, 2013
  • Industry-first truly non-destructive, procedural workflow, no matter what you do.
  • Native 16-bit per channel HDR architecture for all files and all operations.
  • Support for all major file formats, including PSD, DNG, HDR, XCF and all RAW formats.
  • Basic brushes with pen pressure support.
  • Extensive vector shapes primitives and vector editing tools.
  • Layers, groups, layer masks and layer blending effects.

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  • Native 16-bit per channel HDR architecture for all files and all operations.
  • Support for all major file formats, including PSD, DNG, HDR, XCF and all RAW formats.
  • Fully-customizable brushes with pen pressure support.
  • Extensive vector shapes primitives and vector editing tools.
  • Layers, groups, layer masks and layer blending effects.
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