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Wish #295

wished on Thu, 4th Feb 2016 at 14:56:04 UTC

With the explosion of interest in adult coloring books, how about including a way to convert photos into coloring book pages

Wish #294

wished on Mon, 1st Feb 2016 at 08:09:09 UTC

Hi there! Great program and I'd ask if in Transforms may be added feature for (seamless) pattern creation?
Best regards:

Hi Veselina,  
That feature already exists: Effects > Image > Make Tile.

Wish #293

wished on Sun, 6th Dec 2015 at 03:12:09 UTC

Hello John Paul,
I also have a wish: How about, if the measuring tool would also have the option of showing mm oder cm, instead of only pixels?
I, for one, would find that very useful.
Best regards

Good idea ... I'll add that.

Wish #292

wished on Mon, 30th Nov 2015 at 06:09:25 UTC

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.

Wish #289

wished on Sun, 15th Nov 2015 at 22:57:42 UTC

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!

Wish #288

wished on Sun, 15th Nov 2015 at 09:30:05 UTC

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.  
Nice work!
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.
Kind regards  
Hannah Czerny

Hi Hannah,  
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.  
Best Regards,  
John Paul Chacha.

Wish #287

wished on Tue, 25th Aug 2015 at 11:58:46 UTC

Hi Paul!
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:
Main Workspace:
   - 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,

Hi Markus,  
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.  

Wish #286

wished on Wed, 12th Aug 2015 at 07:40:34 UTC

mode symmetry for brush
whatever. Your software very good
rate: 7/10

Thank you! Kindly elaborate on the symmetry mode you're referring to; you can do so by emailing me at support@jpchacha.com. Thanks.

Wish #285

wished on Sat, 18th Jul 2015 at 11:05:49 UTC

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!

Hi Jadranko,  
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.

Wish #284

wished on Wed, 15th Jul 2015 at 20:56:17 UTC

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 support@jpchacha.com for further assistance. Thanks.

Wish #283

wished on Mon, 8th Jun 2015 at 11:24:09 UTC

@Regarding Wish #282:
Thank you very much for your answer! :)
I´ll will try what you said and maybe, if necessary, get back to you at the support email adress you mentioned.

You're welcome

Wish #282

wished on Sat, 6th Jun 2015 at 19:02:11 UTC

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 support@jpchacha.com.

Wish #281

wished on Mon, 25th May 2015 at 11:20:42 UTC

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.

Wish #280

wished on Tue, 19th May 2015 at 13:16:35 UTC

Dutch language

Have you checked the download section? There's a Dutch language file available for download.  

Wish #277

wished on Thu, 23rd Apr 2015 at 14:33:27 UTC

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.

Wish #274

wished on Fri, 10th Apr 2015 at 05:27:22 UTC

chasys draw ies - sorely miss grid lines (ie gimp, filters, render, pattern grid). used for freehand drawing!

This feature will be available in the next version. I'll start working on it ASAP.

Wish #269

wished on Mon, 16th Mar 2015 at 11:42:05 UTC


I'm afraid I do not write the translation files myself; however, anyone is free to write a translation file for any language and I'll gladly host it for download. If you're willing to and have the time, perhaps you could write the first Slovak translation file and share it with the user community. Follow the link below for instructions:
You may use one of the existing language files as a template to start with:

Wish #267

wished on Sat, 21st Feb 2015 at 07:42:16 UTC

insert gridlines (like in gimp "filters, render, pattern, grid"). Or am I missing something?
many thanks for a great prog!
gerald cubitt

Hi Gerald,  
This feature will be available in the next version; I'll start working on it ASAP.

Wish #266

wished on Fri, 20th Feb 2015 at 09:58:33 UTC

error correction:
save as .gif not working
smart resize does not work
.gif animation is not preserved
when used in any program language file is not working window resizing an image,install to USB, setting a graphic tablet and Autosave window when the program starts after the accident
Chasys Draw IES 4.28.05 windows 8.1 64bit

There's a patch for the GIF issues here:  
Seems to be working fine for me. Have you selected the regions to preserve?  
Language file Issues:  
Which Language file? Please send a copy to support@jpchacha.com

Wish #265

wished on Mon, 16th Feb 2015 at 03:20:59 UTC

The only issue I have with your outstanding product(which I use all the time), is it automatically opens with drawing tool tips and complex pointer turned on.   Im forced to turn them off every time.   Saving my settings from my last use would be nice. Thanks for a great app!

Hi, I've been unable to reproduce the problem; which version are you using? Kindly reply via support@jpchacha.com.

Wish #261

wished on Tue, 20th Jan 2015 at 03:55:49 UTC

docking the windows, and possibly fixing the left click after a single right click in the image (if you click with the right button in the image, and then to *hide* the menu using the left click anywhere, the menu re-appears)

Hi, the right-click issue has been fixed.

Wish #260

wished on Thu, 15th Jan 2015 at 21:03:59 UTC

hi, just to let you know that this works in Linux, via WINE (https://www.winehq.org) version: wine-1.7.2


Wish #257

wished on Mon, 12th Jan 2015 at 19:57:53 UTC

The liquify effect is only somewhat what I was asking for, though it could be easily expanded to a very useful tool and not just an effect. The liquify effect is a warping tool, but it is not precise.  
With the ability to grab and drag grid points to control the warping effect, I can level objects within layers in relation to each other, specially shape images such as text, or provide realistic spatial effects in image editing or combining. These powerful effects are almost impossible using a brush, or even region type point systems.  
For example, say I wish to add text to a photo with a flat top and a perfectly curved bottom. I can use the circle text function to create the arc, but it may be too circular for my needs, and controlling the warp of the top to flatten the text has to be extremely precise to prevent the text from looking amateur and cartoonish. With the grid, I would use snap to grid and drag the corresponding points straight up until all of the letters were on a flat plain. I could then turn off the snap to grid feature and carefully adjust the bottom grid points to get the exact curve necessary.
I think too many people underestimate the usefulness and power of the warp tool and tend to think of it as more of a toy, when it is actually a powerful drawing and editing tool for someone that knows how to use it. I thought of trying to make such a warping tool as an 8bf plugin. However, a person needs to see more than the affected layer when applying the warp, in most cases, to get the desired effect right, so sending the handle to a single layer would be ineffective.

Wish #255

wished on Mon, 12th Jan 2015 at 12:33:30 UTC

What would be great is a specific distortion tool, a grid-based digital image warping tool that creates a point based grid structure for a layer, and dragging a point on the grid pulls or pushes the pixels an equal amount. This type of tool allows for the creation of caricatures from a photo, or even extremely useful photo manipulation to get almost impossible to achieve localized effects otherwise.  
If you want to know more about what I am talking about, the codeproject has an article and some c++ source-code for a rendering engine.   Just Google "grid-based digital image warping", and the second result should be the codeproject article.

That's the Liquify effect. It's under Menu > Effects > Distortion > Liquify (Image Warping)

Wish #253

wished on Fri, 9th Jan 2015 at 22:40:43 UTC

sharpen edges filter in sharpen catagory

This can be achieved using the normal sharpen effect by only selecting the "alpha" option.




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