This is really annoying and should be fixed to allow scrolling beyond the edge of an image. Ironically, if you zoom out, you get to access those out-of-bounds areas, but not when you are zoomed into an image.
pixelsBeyondEdge = [ Zoomed out past 100% : 0,
Zoomed in past 100% : lesser of [ log(zoomLevel - 100) ] and [ windowWidth * .20 ]
In other words, exponentially increase the available padding (pixelsBeyondEdge) when zoomed in, but do not exceed 20% of the window width. This gives a smooth function but ensures that the amount of padding is still appropriate. That's just what I came up with after a couple minutes of contemplation, though, so it definitely needs tweaking.
If the developers used their own product for any length of time on real jobs, they'd fix things like this.
And yes, scroll past the edge of the canvas, Add me. Cheers.
Just allowing the user to position the canvas virtually anywhere would be such a big improvement. No constraints.
And I can't see the edge of the reply input box clearly.
Please add an adjustable margin to the work area, to be able to work near the edge, or on large images in fullscreen mode. Currently it's extremely painful. Trying to work near the edge I end up resizing the work area about as much as doing actual work. It's also a pain to have to work near the edge of the screen, when middle of screen is usually best.
Honestly guys, this full scene scroll and windowed scrolling beyond image bounds issue is literally the ONLY thing wrong with Pixelmator right now - EVERY other feature is FANTASTIC and so much nicer than your very expensive and now subscription based competitors!
The shapes tools alone are a very compelling reason to switch from other image editors - they really are brilliant.
Puhlease fix this issue and I will love you forever!
Yes, it's a FIX - it is currently BROKEN.
I open a browser and google for the issue. I come across this discussion thread. I notice that the issue is long standing and not progressing or receiving attention. I feel sad for the application that I have invested in economically and with passion.
Result: I will now try to install Gimp to work around a problem in my loved and paid application.
Surely someone can just add a few lines of text here to tell people what to expect from Pixelmator here.
Pelase fix it in the next release.
I use the polygon lasso tool to all the time to cut images and need to be able to take the selection all the way over the image and into the black border to the side, this is so I can accurately select the areas I need. Not being able to zoom in to the very corner of the image whilst still showing the black border surrounding it is useless for me.
Pixelmator, please make this happen!
On a similar note, Photoshop on my PC allows this but doesn't on my work Mac, does anyone know if there is a preference to change this?
Please have an option for this. very very important !!
Working on the edge is nearly impossible without extending the canvas then cropping once done.
Please implement this most needed (in my opinion) usability feature
This is seriously one of the very few reasons why I still prefer using Photoshop than Pixelmator for some tasks. With this, Pixelmator would be absolutely perfect.