It seems like a small feature, but it has a huge impact on the user experience! I feel trapped when I use Pixelmator because the canvas is always locked to the center of the screen. Very annoying!
You got to make it happen before too late
I'll write a review and let other potential buyers know.
Pixelmator view margins are cramped. To trace Pixelmator area or shape for copy and cut off-canvas, zoom out (Option-key and mouse wheel). Unfortunately, we cannot zoom in while tracing with a tool. So tracing in from outside image edge is crude butchery.
Why use an app that forces crude butchery?
Pixelmator has fantastic and critically stable interface performance. Photoshop shape or layer gradient from opacity 100% to opacity 0%? Buggy and very seldom works as expected (i.e., "unexpected")! Pixelmator, simple opacity slider in the Mac Color panel module.
For reasons that I do not understand (no, I am not an app programmer), all of those graphics apps that allow unlimited picture margins at any zoom level DO NOT allow the simple transparency gradients. So, if limited margins and transparency gradients go together, fine, COUNT ME IN!
Can we assume that cramped margins and gradients relate as indicated and move on? No more questions, promise.
Here's a slice to avoid butchery, that might be manageable... It would be nice if copy and cut tracing allowed Zoom in and out while tracing. Remember, we are all holding down Option key while dragging mouse to trace our copy and cut areas. Pixelmator programmers could perhaps combine Option key with two other keys, creating two (new) Option-key methods: say, Ctrl-z zooms in while tracing with mouse, and Ctrl-x zooms out while tracing with mouse.
There is no way to trace outside of image edge. Tracing outside image is not possible. Inter-op says, "Boner!"
"Interopis a technology included in the .NET Framework Common Language Runtime (CLR) that enables Component Object Model (COM) objects to interact with .NET objects, and vice versa. COMInteropaims to provide access to the existing COM components without requiring that the original component be modified."
That said, enjoy your transparency gradients, and let the Pixels people keep doing their thing.
Just how HARD is it to listen to your users and/or fix such an easy set of code to allow users to scroll past the edges of the canvas?
Listen to your users and don't try to play the game of trying to get us to buy PRO just for a little feature like this!
I really, for the love of God, hope that this will be fixed before it hits the 7-year mark!
Thank you for reading. (IF YOU DID)
Pixelmator is great at using trackpad technologies, and zooming in and out works great, but why oh why do you keep me from the freedom of moving the canvas off senter?
It really gives the impression that the developers don't use this app for their own projects.
EDIT: Oh wow! I've just noticed I've already commented in this thread! For three and a half years ago!!! And the problem persists still... I'm moving to Affinity.