Hi. I was the original author of ascii paint. I have to say I was quite surprised when I heard about this program today.
@eigenbom: Wow this is really cool. It never occured to me to add animations to ascii paint. But you pulled it off and it works great. I also like how you made parts of the UI simpler (especially getting rid of the primary and secondary color system). Also I really like the copy and paste. Finally the layers are also an awesome addition. It feels like a real painting app now
. One thing I did get confused about was the color bar. I found it tricky to select a background color. I was also confused the letters underneath the color bar like BFS, FBS etc. It would be nice to have a tooltip for that text to explain what it does. Anyway great work. It's really nice to see how much everyone likes it so far.
For people using the program, I just have a small tip: You can press <CTRL+Left Mouse Button> to drag the canvas around. <CTRL+Right Mouse Button> to reset the canvas view. Also press <TAB> to hide/unhide the UI.
Hey! (Shafqat is it?) Great to hear from you, and awesome work with the software design of the original ascii-paint! It was not too tough to implement the new features.
(although you mustn't look at my source, its now too overly coupled for my liking, but does the job!)
I bet it was weird to hear that your project had been resurrected and took on a new life! I've been chatting to Jice, throwing around some ideas about its relationship to libtcod, but I also should have contacted you just to let you know what I was up to.
Yeh, the documentation and how-tos are sort of scattered between the overview
, and the changelog in this thread, making it a bit tricky to get used to the program. I'll add some more tooltips and help stuff to it when I get the chance.
Anyways, I'm glad you like what I've been doing.