The following is a list of bugs and other problems that have been fixed in ArtRage 2.5.


Print Bugs.

Fixed a bug that could cause a black box to be printed when printing to HP Deskjet printers in the 800 or 600 range using the default Windows XP driver.

Fixed a bug that caused colour problems when printing from ArtRage on OSX Intel builds.


Undo Bugs.

Added layer opacity and blend mode changes to the undo and redo stack. Undoing after changing either of those parameters now undoes that operation instead of the one before.

Fixed a bug that could cause undo of merged layers to take two undo operations not one.

Fixed a bug that caused the wrong layer to be selected after dragging layers in the stack then doing an Undo.

Fixed a bug that could cause no layer to be selected after dragging layers in the stack then doing an Undo.

Toggling the visible state of the layer no longer adds itself as a specific entry in the undo stack.


Tool Bugs.

Fixed a crash that could occur when changing the colour or grain of a layer in some files.

Fixed a bug that was creating harsh ends on paint strokes with thinners set to 80% or greater when the brush ran out of paint.

Fixed a bug that could cause paint to become completely transparent in some cases, changing the paint from coloured to invisible until a new colour was sampled from the canvas using Alt-Click.

Fixed a bug that would cause paint strokes that were thinned to become more thinned over time if you have auto-clean set to Off.

Fixed a bug that could cause the oil brush to paint a thinned stroke if the last stroke ran out of paint with auto-clean set to Off.

Fixed a bug that prevented ArtRage from providing Tilt/Rotation support on Windows Vista.

Fixed a bug that caused the press and hold right-click helper on Windows Vista to interfere with the airbrush.

Fixed a bug that could cause a crash after using the glitter tool at 0% particle size and switching to another tool.

Adjusted tool operation in Windows Vista to be thread safe. The previous version could cause errors in strokes such as breaks in the line.

Fixed a bug that could leave dabs at the end of paint strokes made when in precise tablet mode on Windows Vista.

Fixed artifacts that could be created when painting in a very small image.

Fixed a bug that could cause a brush with 0% loading to carry paint after a stroke on a clean area of canvas.


Reference Image Bugs.

Fixed a bug that could cause reference images to be sent outside the bounds of the screen when resetting its size and rotation using its right click menu.

Adding a Reference Image now flags the document as requiring a save before closing.

Fixed a crash that could occur when using the Reference Image right click menu on OSX.

Reference images are now closed when a new painting is started.

Fixed a crash that could occur when removing a Reference Image that had been used as a Tracing Paper.


Import / Export Bugs.

Fixed a bug that damaged the default name applied to the first layer of a PSD exported from ArtRage. This bug could cause PSD files written by ArtRage to fail to load correctly in some applications.

Added error reporting to failures that could be encontered when importing large images, the application previously handled the error but did not report it.

Added error reporting when importing PSD files below the minimum size ArtRage supports.

Added more error reporting when ArtRage fails to save a file, to make it clear when the file needs to be re-saved.

Added a full size preview image to the PTG format for external image viewers.

Fixed a bug that allowed canvas presets to be saved out with an incorrect suffix and thus become unavailable for selection.

Fixed a bug that could cause files to be exported with an incorrect suffix. ArtRage now conforms to the OS standard for file dialogues.

Fixed a bug that prevented files with unicode characters in their name from opening on Windows when double clicked.


Layer Bugs.

Adjusted the ArtRage Blend Modes to more closely match Photoshop.

Fixed a bug that allowed the base layer to have a non normal blend mode if dragged from above.

Fixed a bug that allowed the deletion of all layers in a document in some circimstances.

Fixed a bug in the Linear Burn blend mode related to the discarding of metallics before the blend.

Fixed a bug that could cause update problems in the Layer Panel when duplicating a Layer that had a non standard blend mode.

Fixed a bug that could cause a crash when undoing layer move operations.


UI Bugs.

Fixed a bug that prevented the 'h' and 'v' keys flipping horizontally and vertically if caps lock was on.

Added a wait indicator when merging large numbers of layers to prevent the application looking as if it had frozen.

Increased the speed of layer visibility toggling.

Fixed a bug that could cause ArtRage to hang when pressing F11.

Fixed a bug that was preventing the cursor from starting a paint stroke when over the canvas but right next to some of the panels on the bottom edge of the screen.

Fixed a bug that prevented cancelling out of an automatic check for updates on OSX.

Added a redraw when resetting tool settings on OSX using the OS menu.

Added a redraw when adding a new layer using Cmd-L on OSX.

Added Shift + Space + left click drag to zoom the canvas.

Localised server messages when using the ArtRage Updater. Some server messages were only available in English.

Fixed a bug that could cause ArtRage to hang when finishing a paint stroke with the mouse off the ArtRage window and over the taskbar in Windows Vista.

Fixed a bug that could cause incorrect updates of the layer previews in the Layers Panel when deleting the base layer.

Fixed a bug that could cause incorrect updates of the layer previews when deleting a layer above 0 with paper colour set to 100% opacity.

Fixed a bug that could cause incorrect updates of the layer previews when undoing operations on multiple layers that created overlapping paint strokes.

Fixed a bug that prevented you being able to move the canvas to see all of it after rotation and zoom.

Fixed a bug that could cause the layer stack to display an empty layer (checkered background) for the base layer when starting the application.

Fixed a bug that allowed the activation of inactive menu items when using the keyboard to navigate ArtRage menus.

Adding a swatch now flags the document as requiring a save before closing.

Fixed a bug that prevented the file dialog from appearing correctly shrunk on a small screen.

Removed a 'busy' indicator that would appear when cancelling the load of a tracing paper.

Fixed a bug that could cause a crash if the news file was not the correct format when checking for updates.

Adjusted the key checking system in ArtRage to make it support 'Sticky Keys' on Windows.

Fixed a bug that could prevent right-click dragging of the canvas on OSX.

Added redraws on OSX when resetting the rotation, scale, and position of the canvas.

ArtRage now creates the appropriate folder for saving Canvas presets if it did not exist before you saved one.

Fixed a bug that could cause ArtRage to paint strokes 'through' menus when you try to select menu items on the Tablet PC or Windows Vista.

Fixed a bug that caused the ArtRage Menus to become inaccessible after using the Zoom Level text entry on OSX.

Fixed a bug that could cause the paper colour colour picker to appear modally with no OK/Cancel buttons.

Fixed a bug that could prevent the layer thumbnail for a layer to update incorrectly after changing paper colour.

Fixed a bug that could leave afterimages of the cursor when using non precise cursors and dragging layers.


General Bugs.

Fixed a bug that prevented ArtRage from updating if its file name was changed on OSX.