February 21, 2016

Photopea 1.5

New release of Photopea is out! It has 31 023 lines of code. Play with it at the main site.

New features

  • Custom cursors for some tools
  • Context menu (right-click) in Layers panel
  • Layer and style rasterization
  • Merging layers
  • Layer duplication, duplication between projects
  • Creating and editing smart objects (doubleclick on thumbnail)
  • Several bugs removed

Custom cursors

Since this version, Photopea uses custom cursors for some tools. We have hand cursor for Hand tool, plus and minus cursor for Zoom tool and arrow cursors for resizing rectangles (Free Transform, Crop, Type tool). Brush-like tools (Brush, Eraser, Clone Stamp) have cursor as a contour of current brush.

Smart objects

Unlike classic layer, which has a constant pixel data, smart layer has fixed source (JPG file, PSD file ...) and pixel data can be regenerated at any time from that source. After transforming layer to be 10x smaller and then transforming it back, making it 10x bigger, classic layer loses precission, becomes pixelized. Smart layer does not, because its content is regenerated from original source file.

Another advantage of smart layer is, that we can have multiple smart layers with a same source (e.g same snowflake at different positions and sizes). After editing a source (doubleclick, editing, File - Save Smart Object), all smart layers that use it are updated.