Aseprite, a pixel based drawing and animation app, just released version 1.2. New features include pixel aspect ratios, gradients, reference layers and more. There were also several bug fixes and improvements.
From the release blog post:
Aseprite v1.2 is finally the new stable version (*). If you were already using the beta version, you will not notice substantial changes. But if you were using Aseprite v1.1.13, there are a lot of new features for you (like pixel aspect ratio, layer groups, overlapping frame tags, gradients, reference layers, etc.)
This is a list of the changes from v1.2-beta12 to the final v1.2:
- Added new Addition, Subtract, Divide blending modes
- Added support to change theme and UI scaling without restarting (#471)
- Disable transformation handles in the selection when a Shift or Shift+Alt are pressed by default (reported here)
- Fixed high CPU usage on Timeline when we copy layers/frames/cels (bug report)
- Fixed snap to grid bug with selection tool
- Fixed crash closing all files & opening a new one when preview window was playing an animation
- Windows: New x64 version (included in the installer and on Steam, it’ll install the x64 version on x64 machines)
- Windows: New
--disable-wintaboption to avoid loading
- Removed Windows XP support (Please contact us in case that you still need a previous version with Windows XP support.)
- macOS: Use the native macOS menu bar (#135)
- macOS: Now
⌘Hwill Minimize and Hide the window respectively. Use
Ctrl+Mfor Color Curves, and
Ctrl+Hto change View > Show Extras options.
- macOS: Fixed bug setting broken mouse cursors in some special cases
- macOS: Retina support (#903)
- Fixed other bugs (including #1569, and #1423 thanks to @cebolan)
Several new features were delayed just to create a more stable v1.2 version. So sorry for everybody that don’t get what they asked for :’( Soon I’ll release the first v1.3-beta1 with some crazy new stuff, so stay tuned.
We took a look at Aseprite in action in this video should you wish to learn more.