Make a WishWelcome to the Wishlist! This is where you get to tell me what you'd like to see in upcoming versions of software packages provided on this site.
Disregard the proposed solution to wish #309, as I had a better (and much simpler) idea of how to accomplish the task, each only requiring two special brushes. Brush 1 will adopt part of selection from one layer (grass from the background layer) and apply it on colored sections of the next layer, but with no painting on transparent pixels. Brush two would do the same thing, but only paint on transparent pixels.
Grass could be painted on the forward section of the lions paws, and the other brush could paint the grass directly behind the paws at the right height, allowing the frames to be then positioned and merged like normal to look natural.
This should actually be somewhat simple and quite a powerful toolset.
That functionality already exists -- the "below" mode of the cloning brush. When you pass it over the lion's feet, it will copy grass pixels from the layer below. To ensure that transparent pixels are not affected, enable the "Alpha Protect" option for the lion layer.
The ability to insert a frame partially into another frame would be nice. Let me explain; Imagine having a background photo of a home with a large yard on frame 1. You load a picture of a lion in the zoo in frame 2 and cut out the lion. You want to insert the lion into the picture of the yard.
PROMBLEM: If you simply merge the two photos, then with any inspection, the lion will appear to be floating on the tips of the grass in the yard.
SOLUTION: Resize layer 2 to fit the picture of the lion. Put 'slits' in Layer one and then slide layer two to where the lions four feet can go behind the grass a little, then merge the two layers.
I guess this involves two separate things: 1. Being able to make slits in a layer -- 2. Having a function that will resize and reshape a layer to fit a complex image. It could also be done with a selected image, but it would be impossible to tell where to put the slits without being able to move the layer over the background layer and marking the background first, before applying the slits.
I know it is probably asking a lot.
See response to #310 above.
Chasys Draw, latest version; Windows 7 64-bit.
How about an installer/program that actually works under 64-bit Windows 7? I have tried to install the program under Win7/64, no luck. I then installed the program in a 32-bit VirtualBox Windows VM and back-copied the portable version to my main machine. However, it is impossible to get this to run.
The installer should work perfectly on Windows 7 64-bit; that's one of the platforms I use for testing. If it won't run on your machine, we need to investigate and find the root case. Kindly contact me via email@example.com for further assistance.
Hello There! Please accept our Heartiest salutations from here, based in the National Capital--New Delhi, India. This is to make a Humble request that please deliberate over coming up with a "Portable" Version of Chasys Draw IES. People in general have started rationing their System Resources and thus prefer a minimum footprint of Installation Size, Registry entries & other remnants. "Portable Versions' are in a Great Demand across all Software Applications & therefore, Chasys Draw must be introduced in the Portable format as well. Help keep our System --Lean n Mean! Thank you & All the Very Best! Yours faithfully, Saurabh Dua, R/o The National Capital--New Delhi, India.
My operating System is Win7 64 Bit 8 GB RAM, Internet Explorer 11.
Thanks for Draw Ies Artist ver. 4.38.04 .
I have also installed the latest German language file
31 March 2016
Markus is doing a very good job and I am very much in favour with his translation.
But I do not get rid of this message box popping up each time I start Chasys Draw IES.
You may select English or German language ... it pops up.
The only way I found to avoid this box, is to disconnect from the Internet, while using Draw IES.
Thank you for your help in advance
Thanks for reporting this. Which dialog is that; the "New Message" dialog? Kindly email me a screenshot via firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks.
Website: Please make your text frames a percentage of the available screen instead of fixed width. It is very difficult to read because the fixed frame width causes a horizontal scroll bar to come up at the bottom of frames in order to read the full width. this scroll bar is often well below the bottom of the screen. Not all of us have the pixel width needed for your site. This makes the site mobile functional as well. This is the same on Edge, Internet Explorer, and Chrome.
Another thought that would make photographers happy... Automated (scripted) watermark and/or copyright text that's also capable in batch. So if you have 60 photos you select where you want your watermark/text (bottom left/right etc) and the system will process it in batch for each photo that's open in Chasys.
Hi, I LOVE chasys draw! It's my favorite program to use and I'm really impressed with all the features. There may be an option for symmetry already but if so I can't locate it. I have an application on my kindle that allows you to draw anything around a horizontal or vertical symmetrical line and reproduces it. I'd love to see that on chasys. Thank you for a great program!
Hey, I just downloaded the new version and it seems the program has improved loads since the last time I used it.
Some versions before, there were many things not working (at least on my computer - XP, 1.8 GHz, 1GB RAM - as mentioned in another comment below).
But the latest version seems to work very nicely for me. It now has a status, that I will proably make Chasys Draw my default drawing software.
Just two things: I still can´t fill spaces in my picture with colour (I will send you an email with the image I used) and I´d like to know:
Is there a way, that I can make a text field larger? Because I entered some text into the "Composition for print" -> "Enter text here"-field and the text was so long that it exceeded the field space.
I tried to figure out how to change the size of the text field according to the text length, but failed.
And a wish: Could you maybe put some tooltips into the text-editing window? That would be a great help.
Thank you for giving Chasys Draw IES a try. I've sent you a copy of this information, with screenshots, via email.
Fill picture with color:
If I understood you correctly, what you're trying to do is to fill the background of the picture with another color without affecting the text. To do that, you have the following options:
(1) Use "Effects Brush | Colorize Toon". Run this over the image to apply the new color.
(2) Create a new layer, fill that with a plain color then set its blending mode to Multiply:
The "Fill" tool cannot be used in this particular case because the background isn't uniform.
Resizing the text layer:
There are several ways of resizing the text layer:
(1) Click the auto-size button in the text-art dialog box to resize the box to fit the text
(2) Right-click the text layer and select resize
Noted; I'll add them in the next version, which is due for release soon.
John Paul Chacha.
I have encountered some litte errors while updating the german language file for version 4.32.01. Thank you very much for your really good work with Chasys Draw IES!
Here are my findings:
- Tool Box on the right where it says "width" and "level": Click then drag, use mouse-wheel; and Click then drag, use mouse-wheel, -> When you mouse over the texts have ; and ,
- Image -> Properties... won't translate into german
- Auto Update Failed (when there is no internet connection) -> won't translate into german (Translations are already in new German language file)
All the best,
I'm afraid I've not been able to reproduce the ToolBox error you've described. Does it only occur when the language file is in use? If so, please send me the language file in question to aid in troubleshooting.
I'll look into the two other issues then get back to you. Thanks.
is it possible to make stacked photography as in astrophotography is used - making some macro that will enable automaic processing of stacked files (not just a few, but as in astrophotography - a tousend of them).
PS. Your softwer is awsome!
Processing very deep stacks with thousands of images is currently not supported because Chasys Draw IES works with images in RAM, as opposed to astrophotography packages which operate on the images directly from disk. That distinction exists because Chasys Draw IES allows you to edit the individual frames (drawing, effects, etc.) which means that they must be in RAM; therefore, you can only load so many. Dedicated astrophotography packages need not edit anything other than the stacking parameters and the stacked image itself, which means that they can stack thousands of images without being restricted by available RAM because they'll just load them one by one as stacking progresses.
In conclusion, then, we can say that such a feature can only be availed by building a separate stacking application that can be used for stacks deeper than what Artist can handle. The "on-disk" operation mode of such an application will greatly reduce flexibility, of course, but it's possible and I'll consider it. Thanks.
chasys_draw_ies_4_31_02 behaves strange when I want to save my work.
It asks me instead, whether I want to restore saved images.
Independent from yes or no DrawIes crashes afterwards. No work is saved.
As a consequence I have reinstalled chasys_draw_ies_4_30_01 on my 64bit Win7 system, this works as normal.
Could it be that chasys_draw_ies_4_31_02 does not allow any more the 8BF plugins to be installed in C:\Program Files (x86)? To where do I have to put those plugins in future?
Thank you for taking care on DrawIes.
Sorry to hear that you are having problems with the latest version. Is your copy modified in any way? Did you download it directly from this website?
I'm asking because such issues are usually caused by patches that some download sites add to the software; such patches assume certain things are in certain places and that tends to break things on new versions.
Kindly get in touch with me at email@example.com for further assistance. Thanks.
Unfortunately, the Chasys Draw program is totally not working on my computer (XP, 1.8 GHz, 1GB RAM).
I tried to crop a picture acoording to my selection, but nothing happened.
And I tried to select pixels via magic wand and delete them, but when I selected the delete command from the menu, also nothing happened. Fillig the space with white colour via paint bucket didn´t work either..
And when I press "save", instead of just saving under the same name and location, a dialog box appears, where I have to choose a location.
Can anyone help me?
I'm sorry to hear that you're having problems using Chasys Draw IES.
From your description above, I think you're trying to operate the tools using a selection-centric work-flow; this is not working out because those specific tools (Wand and Filling Paint) are not selection-centric in Chasys Draw IES: the Magic Wand erases pixels directly (as opposed to selecting them then requiring you to delete them as a separate step), while the Filling Paint uses the colors in the image as a boundary (as opposed to requiring the user to pre-select the area to be filled). Both tools also have multiple operation modes.
If you have working experience using another image editor such as Adobe's Photoshop, I recommend that you go through the help documentation to familiarize yourself with the differences between Chasys Draw IES and the image editor you've been using. I further recommend that you keep the tool-tip hints enabled, they provide real-time guidance on how to use the various tools. If you need any further assistance, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I found twice a week the following nonreproducible Error in the event-log: Event ID 59 SideBySide
Error in manifest or policy file "c:\program files (x86)\john paul chacha's lab\chasys draw
ies\Plugins\flt_ABR.dll" in line 10. Invalid XML-Syntax.
Occures since chasys_draw_ies_4_29_01 and still with chasys_draw_ies_4_30_01
on my 64bit Win7 System, however Draw-IES always works fine, may be i am not using flt_ABR.dll.
No such errors with any other program. Thanks for your Chasys Draw IES.
I've found the invalid XML and fixed it. The fix will be available in the next version. Thanks for reporting the bug and for using Chasys Draw IES.
Have you checked the download section? There's a Dutch language file available for download.
For resampling I am always using Advanced resampling in combination with 5-Windows Sinc (Best) and 9-Lancos Window.
DrawIES only remembers "Advanced Resampling". Would make sense to me that DrawIES remembers the complete parameter combination. Thank you so much.
Noted, I'll make the necessary changes.