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Pixel Image Editor
File:Pixel-osx.png
Screenshot of Pixel image editor run in Mac OS X.
Developer(s) Pavel Kanzelsberger
Stable release Pixel 1.0 Beta 8 build 740 / 10/21/2009
Written in Object Pascal
Operating system Cross-platform
Type Raster graphics editor
License Proprietary
Website http://www.kanzelsberger.com/

Pixel Image Editor (formerly known as Pixel Studio Pro and Pixel32) is an Image editor written by the Slovak programmer Pavel Kanzelsberger[1]. It is written with Free Pascal.

Contents

Features

Pixel supports grayscale, RGB, CMYK, CIE Lab and HDR image models, color management, layers, adjustment layers, layer effects, filter effects, web page authoring, photo retouching and animations.

Planned future functionality includes batch file processing, user scripting (to chain multiple effects), a third-party plugin API and support for files as large as 65536 x 65536 pixels.[2]

The evaluation version places watermarks on images and can be used for an unlimited amount of time.

Current version

After almost a year of anticipation the Beta7 was published on 28 August 2007. The last time the final version was announced to released was on 30 April 2009, however only maintenance version was released on 21 October 2009.

Platforms

The first version of Pixel was written for DOS in 1997, but it was soon ported to Windows. Today, Pixel runs on many platforms including

and more than a dozen operating systems including

The current version is however only released for Windows, Mac OS and Linux, it is currently unknown if it will be published on any other platforms.

Controversy

Pixel has been developed for nearly 13 years[3] with no final release yet published. It has been sold on the web as a preview-release/release candidate since the year 2000 for different prices ranging from 20-50 USD[4]. It was stated on its' website in 2000 that "Final version is expected to be released in March or April 2000. We are working also on BeOS and Linux ports of Pixel32."[5] Since then a final release has been scheduled on several occasions but never met. It was stated on its' website in 2005 that it would have its' "final beta testing in August-December 2005."[6] and a "final stable product will be released in 2006"[7], as well as in 2007.[8] On September 15th 2008 it was stated that the final version would be released on the 30th of April 2009.[9] The final release of Pixel should now be ready in the first quarter of 2010[10] Meanwhile, the author has an tendency not to communicate with his users. The forum is shut down completely.[11]

See also

References

  1. James Gray. Interview with Pavel Kanzelsberger, LinuxJournal (July 1, 2007)
  2. Willis, Nathan. Review: Pixel image editor, Linux.com (December 15, 2005)
  3. Kanzelsberger, Pavel. Pixel image editor - About, Pixel image editor (2009)
  4. Kanzelsberger, Pavel. Secundum Artem - Pixel32, Secundum Artem (June 2000)
  5. Kanzelsberger, Pavel. Secundum Artem - Pixel32, Secundum Artem (June 2000)
  6. Kanzelsberger, Pavel. [http://web.archive.org/web/20060103013400/www.kanzelsberger.com/pixel/?page_id=7 Pixel image editor - About, Pixel image editor (2005)
  7. Kanzelsberger, Pavel. [http://web.archive.org/web/20060513093636/www.kanzelsberger.com/pixel/?page_id=7 Pixel image editor - About, Pixel image editor (2006)
  8. Kanzelsberger, Pavel. [http://web.archive.org/web/20070202155517/www.kanzelsberger.com/pixel/?page_id=7 Pixel image editor - About, Pixel image editor (2007)
  9. Kanzelsberger, Pavel. [http://www.kanzelsberger.com/pixel/?p=88 Pixel image editor - About, Pixel 1.0 final release (September 15th 2008)
  10. Kanzelsberger, Pavel. [1]
  11. Kanzelsberger, Pavel. [http://pixelcommunity.com/forum/ Pixel image editor - Forum, Forum disabled (December 29th 2009)

External links

fr:Pixel32 pl:Pixel (edytor graficzny) fi:Pixel32

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