With the development of digital technology, more and more digital products are used universally in our life. Digital cameras are widely used all over the world especially today. We often take large numbers of photos in various occasions with our digital camera and store them on our hard disk in different directories. We also download pictures that we are interested from the websites. But view and manage these photos later are not an easy work for us. If there is a full featured image viewer and manager that can meet our need. Fortunately, I catch sight of a full-featured digital photo explorer over the Internet when I am surfing on-line. This is Pixia. Did you know that? I have used it for a long time and I can make sure that it would be very helpful for you as well. Following is the detailed introduction of this powerful graphics editor.
Pixia is a painting tool made exclusively for full color graphics. Pixia is the English version of a popular Japanese painting and retouch software. It supports mask, layer and many other editing functions. We can use our own customized brush tips and even use an image file as a brush tip to create unique effects. Its user-friendly interface is suitable for beginners as well as experts. Pixia supports the most common editing techniques and presents a user friendly interface. Note: Since the interpretation of the software from Japanese to English was handled by non-native English speakers, some expressions or terms may not be correct and/or accurate.
The basic system requirements of Pixia include: Windows Me / Windows 2000 / Windows XP / Windows Vista. This is not to guarantee its functions on all environments. There can be exceptions due to numerous number of combinations of drivers, devices, etc. 32 megabytes of RAM or over (As much as possible). Super VGA monitor (with the screen resolution set to at least 800 x 600). High Color or True Color (16bit/24bit/32bit). Pixia does not work on 16 or 256 color environment. Optional: Pressure sensitive tablets (WACOM, Oce-Japan). Following are some useful tips of this graphics editor, including: Right-clicking on the canvas captures the color. Shift+Right-dragging captures the image of the dragged area. Freehand drawing with Shift key down draws only the first stroke. Selection: After selection, right-clicking on the selected area pops up the sub-menu. Palette: Left-click chooses colors. Right-click registers colors. Single colors or bitmaps can be registered and used. There are two kinds of gradations: rectangular and straightline. On straightline gradation palette, draggin from the ">" button toward the right adds a color, and dragging a color pointer toward the ">" button erases the color. Left-clicking on figures in palettes adds and right-clicking substracts. We can alter figures by directly dragging the pointing lines in palettes. Right-clicking draws the lines toward the mouse pointer. Left-dragging with CTRL key down moves the top layer among the ones where the mouse pointer lies. Left-dragging with CTRL and SHIFT keys down moves the current layer. Pasting as a new layer is influenced by the settings of Tone Filter and Transparency control. Filling with a color also gets influenced by Tone Filter. Layers: A layer consists of three planes: Image, Mask, and Transparency. Copy a layer into the clipboard and all the three planes are copied. Paste is also done affected by transparency and selection of the original image. When we paste onto the Mask Plane, or Transparency Plane, only the contrast information is pasted. Pasted on a new layer, all the three planes are maintained exactly as the original layer. Registering bitmaps to the palette makes duplicates of the original images in the "palette" folder, which means registering many big size images to the palette will result in consuming a lot of hard disk space. Help files do not come with this program. We need to download a separate file from the Pixia website.
In addition, Pixia is free for us and it does not contain any adware or spyware, so we can use it safely and undisturbedly. It is a standalone software and does not need any extra software and hardware requirement. It works with most recent variants of Windows and its current version is 3.3a.
In a word, Pixia has a friendly and easy-to-use interface. This is a very nice, easy to use and full-functions graphics editor. Not only can beginners use it simply but also experienced users can also use it for advanced application. With all these features, simple interface, excellent usability and free trial - why are you still reading? Download the free trial now and experience what powerful and effective it is at once! If you feel this utility is helpful indeed, introduce it to your friends please!
Pixia is the English version of a popular Japanese painting and retouch software for full color graphics. It supports mask, layer and many other editing functions. You can use your own customized brush tips and even use an image file as a brush tip to create unique effects. Its user-friendly interface is suitable for beginners as well as experts. Pixia supports the most common editing techniques and presents a user friendly interface.
The license of this software is Freeware, you can free download and free use this image editing software.