We've been hard at work here inventing cool stuff for all of our apps (in addition to bug fixes). Take a look below to catch up, and to see some previews of things coming next!
“Gearing Up” for the Next Silo Release
As we sneakily hinted at in our last newsletter, we've been working over the last few months on adding modifiers into Silo, which will allow you to change an object’s geometry in a non-destructive way. This will open up the possibility for all sorts of new features and workflows. More immediately, we're adding some fun new primitives, including a a powerful new gear/wheel primitive which is perfect for making wheels, cogs, and even castle towers!
New EXIF Data Features and Preview Choos...
News & Announcements / August 31st, 2022
Video/Image Editing / July 22nd, 2021
1 Hour Photo—featured on CNET, Time, Uncrate, and PetaPixel—is available now as a FREE iOS app with TWO beautiful film emulations. (And no in-app purchases! Here simply for you to enjoy.)
With this new and improved version, we've included both the original stunning black and white film, as well as a brand-new color photo option. We've also given it a whole new interface!
Get it here: 1 Hour Photo on the App Store
1 Hour Photo brings a surprising new experience to mobile photography - it makes all your shots more magical by making you wait an hour before you get to see the results (using our gorgeous, proprietary film emulations).
Stop getting distracted in the moment by reviewing your photos as they're being taken - your special moments remain all about the moments themselves when you can't see the photos until later.
By the time you see your photos, the moments they've captured have already become memories—and nobody can veto a photo right after i...
News & Announcements / September 26th, 2020
CameraBag Photo and CameraBag Pro have been updated to v2020.4!
The update is FREE for all current CameraBag 2020 license holders. Get your free update wherever you purchased CameraBag 2020 originally: via the Mac App Store, Steam, or the Nevercenter website. If you haven't yet tried CameraBag 2020, this is also a great time to give it a try; you can download your own free trial from nevercenter.com.
Have an earlier version of CameraBag and want the 2020 upgrade? As a special offer to newsletter subscribers, you can follow this link here (or enter the promo code GET2020 at checkout) to save 15% on the either CameraBag Pro 2020 or CameraBag Photo 2020 at nevercenter.com. All purchases from the Nevercenter website include one full year of free CameraBag upgrades, no matter the version number.
New features in 2020.4 include:
- Aspect ratio adjustments now let you set custom values
- Crop tool enhancements:
- Added numerical display of cropping pixel values
- Crop aspect ratio is automatically locked to any existing tiles that specify an aspect ratio (e.g. exact size, aspect ratio tiles)
- Other visual enhancements
- Improved startup speed
News & Announcements / July 15th, 2020
We're very excited to announce the release of Pixelmash 2020!
This new version features several significant new features we think you’ll love! Pixelmash now includes support for reference layers, saving and loading layer effects, color profiles, tiled painting, and more. There’s also a powerful new gradient layer effect, and even support for saving and loading files as reusable templates. Check the videos below for more!
Pixelmash 2020 trailer: youtu.be/mi2hsA5wzMc
New Features Walkthrough: youtu.be/CrxlwM_lAzY
This is a paid upgrade for all users who purchased a version of Pixelmash more than 1 year ago. If you need to upgrade your license (or want to check if you need to), you can do so at nevercenter.com/upgrade. If you purchased Pixelmash from nevercenter.com in the last year, your upgrade to the new version is free; simply download the new version from Nevercenter and use your same registration information. Pixelmash 2020 is also available on Steam and via the Mac App Store.
Get Pixelmash 2020: https://nevercenter.com/pixelmash
We've also created a brand new website with tons of feature videos both new and old, check them out and read more at nevercenter.com/pixelmash! Here is a quick overview of some new things in this Pixelmash 2020 update:
Save/Load Layer Effects, and Save As Template
This is a major new feature which lets you easily re-use your work across projects, similar to Brushes in tools like Photoshop. If you've set up a complex (or simple) set of Layer Effects to achieve a certain style, you can now export that as its own file and easily import it into future projects. Just use [File > Export Layer Effects...] to export the effects on the current layer. If you want to export the entire layer structure with effects, use [File > Save as Template]
Pixelmash already had one gradient type, Auto Gradient. The new effect is just called Gradient, and it's a simple tool which allows you to choose the angle, colors, and number of steps, and is applied to everything in that layer.
You can now mark any layer as a reference layer. It will display with adjustable opacity, and will not be affected by layer effects or affect anything else in the scene. This is perfect for importing reference images, temporarily marking a previous animation layer as reference, and more.
Color profiles can be an annoying headache when working with images. We've added simple tools for keeping your color profiles straight [Edit > Color Management]. By default, you're all set just leaving this as it is, but if you need more control you can switch to Adobe RGB, no color management, convert on export, and more.
Toggle Layer Effects Affecting Children
You can now toggle whether a parent's layer effects will affect the children or not. Both are very useful for different circumstances.
Paint Anywhere in Tiled View
If you are viewing your work in tiled view, you can now work anywhere in the space, not just the original image bounds.
Updated Version numbers and licensing
The previous version of Pixelmash was 1.2.5, and the new version is 2020.0. Further versions will reflect the new scheme. This change emphasizes the live nature of Pixelmash's development, as we focus on faster, smaller, more frequent updates in response to the community's needs. We've also updated the licensing system, so that instead of us releasing a new paid upgrade each year, each license simply comes with a year of free upgrades. This is not a subscription; your latest valid version will always continue to work even if you haven't purchased future upgrades. It simply ensures that everyone gets a full year of upgrades regardless of when they purchase.
Hope you like it! Thank you for your support and for being part of this creative community!