July 6, 2017

Photopea 2.8 with more text options!

New release of Photopea is here with vector editing capabilities! It has 44 779 lines of code. Play with it at the main site.

New features

  • Right-to-left writing direction
  • The correct rendering of arabic, hebrew and many asian writing styles
  • Font search
  • Grid and Snapping
  • Parametric Vector Shape tool
  • Several bugs fixed

More writing styles

Rendering bidirectional text is much more than just drawing letters in an opposite order. When arabic or hebrew text contains latin words or numbers, they have to be rendered in a left-to-right order. Also, some characters have to be "mirrored", e.g. when you write (A < B) inside arabic text, reordering will give you )B < A(., which is incorrect. In some languages, the same character may have to be drawn differently, depending on characters around it.

Since this release, Photopea supports many writing styles, including Hebrew and Arabic. Also, we have updated our open-source library Typr.js and wrote a lesson about text editing in Photopea.

Every user of PP knows, that there are many, maybe too many fonts. It may be hard to find a specific font in a huge list of fonts. Since now, there is a new field, where you can enter the name of the font (or some part of it). As you type, the list of fonts will be filtered, and only those which contain your phrase in their name will remain. Clear this field to get a full list of fonts again.