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November 7, 2017


PhotoDemon 7.0 Beta 1 is now available

Remember: if you’re an advanced user, you never have to wait for a beta release. You can always download PhotoDemon’s latest development version from its GitHub page (source code only), or from this nightly build permalink. Overview I am so excited to finally write this article. After 2.5 years of work, 1,500+ code commits, and […]

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November 7, 2017

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PhotoDemon 7.0: new Adjustments and Effects

(This is part of a series about PhotoDemon’s 7.0 release. For the full set of 7.0 release articles, visit this page.) Even though new adjustments and effects weren’t the focus of this release cycle, there were plenty of opportunities to make improvements. A full list of adjustment and effect changes would require ten more articles […]

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November 7, 2017


PhotoDemon 7.0: new on-canvas paint tools

(This is part of a series about PhotoDemon’s 7.0 release. For the full set of 7.0 release articles, visit this page.) PhotoDemon 7.0 now ships with full-featured pencil, paintbrush, eraser, bucket fill, and color picker tools.   If you’ve used paint programs in the past, you probably know what each of these tools do. For […]

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November 7, 2017


PhotoDemon 7.0: core engine improvements

(This is part of a series about PhotoDemon’s 7.0 release. For the full set of 7.0 release articles, visit this page.) PhotoDemon 7.0 is one of the rare releases where it’s not an exaggeration to claim the program has been almost completely “rewritten”. There were so many major changes in this release – a new […]

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November 7, 2017


PhotoDemon 7.0: miscellaneous improvements

(This is part of a series about PhotoDemon’s 7.0 release. For the full set of 7.0 release articles, visit this page.) Some new features don’t fit into an obvious category, so here’s a quick list of miscellaneous improvements in the 7.0 release. New Batch Repair tool Corrupt hard drives, USB drives, and SD cards are […]

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PhotoDemon 7.0: now with full Unicode support

(This is part of a series about PhotoDemon’s 7.0 release. For the full set of 7.0 release articles, visit this page.) Unicode is the current technology standard for multi-language text. Supporting it is not easy, especially in the programming toolkit I use to build PhotoDemon. (A toolkit that dates back to 1998!) To enable full […]

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November 7, 2017


PhotoDemon 7.0: final UI update

(This is part of a series about PhotoDemon’s 7.0 release. For the full set of 7.0 release articles, visit this page.) I’ve talked about PhotoDemon 7.0’s new UI in the past, but this is one of those areas where words don’t really do it justice. So let’s use pictures! The first time you run PhotoDemon, […]

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August 3, 2015

New features Tanner (PD developer) 8 Comments

Coming soon: best-in-class text tools

It’s been several months since I’ve posted a PD update, but not because work has slowed. In fact, hundreds of new commits have landed over the summer, and there are now enough new features that it’s time to start showing them off. Today, we’re going to talk about text tools. Most photo editors have miserably […]

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February 19, 2015


Coming in PhotoDemon 6.6: automatic updates

Release dates are a funny thing. When I first made PhotoDemon available online, my goal was to release an update every six weeks. That quickly turned to two months, then three months, and the last stable release (version 6.4) took six months to release. Version 6.6 is already nearing the six month mark as well, […]

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January 12, 2015

New features Tanner (PD developer) 4 Comments

PhotoDemon 6.6 preview: new selection tools

Note: this article describes a work in progress. Features shown here may change before the next PhotoDemon release. I hope everyone had a nice holiday season. Work on PhotoDemon always slows a bit at the end of the year, but now that we’re into January, I am back to working on PD whenever time allows. […]

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