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[Feature request] Custom transparency background grid colors


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Is there a way to change the color of the grid that is shown under transparent parts of an image?

 

If no then this is a feature request. And I hope a pretty easy one.

 

Sometimes I need to work with small sprites / decals.

If I need it to be a white detail on a transparent background - I run into problem - I can't see anything on my image.

 

For example, this render is quite misleading about what is actually drawn:

image.png.aa21163f4270ae0bdcecf9687a5079d1.png

There are workarounds:

  • use different color for a time being and then change it with filters, such as "Invert colors";
  • add a dark layer underneath.

 

But I find it rather annoying to have to set this up and don't forget to remove it and save properly.

 

I would love to see a color selector(s) for the transparency grid in the app settings.

If I can select non-gray colors - I will be able to avoid collisions with any colors I use (or 99% at least).

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  • MXI changed the title to [Feature request] Custom transparency background grid colors
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As an occasional creator of pixel art I feel like Paint.NET could learn a lot from software like Aseprite. In Aseprite you are free to change the two colors that make up the transparent checkerboard in options, or opt to have it as a single color. Its not at all an unreasonable request as changing this also benefits graphic designers who need a darker color to balance their eyes
Of course a workaround background layer is always possible but why settle?

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