Version 2.2 beta 5

June 21, 2023 by askmeaboutloom

Much faster than last time, Drawpile 2.2 beta 5 is out! Get it here over here.

If you find a bug or run into any issues with this release, check out the help page for how to report issues and where to ask questions. All reports are appreciated, they help make the program better! We can only fix what we know about, after all.

Changes in this Release

This release represents just about a week of development, but it has some important fixes in there! So it's highly recommended you upgrade to it.


Version 2.2 beta 4 and Changes at the Helm

June 14, 2023 by askmeaboutloom

After a long time and much testing behind the scenes, Drawpile 2.2 beta 4 is out! You can grab it over here.

Before getting to describing all the new stuff in this release though, I gotta get the organizational thing out of the way: after working as the lead Drawpile developer for 16 years, callaa has handed over the development to me, askmeaboutloom. The size of the "thank you" in order for creating and maintaining this project is immense beyond description. If you want to leave him your own thanks and wishes, there's a thread on the Drawpile Discord server where you could do so!

I could go on about what stuff is planned from here on out, but I already got so many new features to talk about that I'd rather do that instead and leave the rest for later.

Changes in this Release

This release represents over 8 months of development, so this is everything I can remember anyway. I'll present them all in a big list, with some further details below.


Version 2.2 beta 3, now with MyPaint brushes

Aug. 20, 2022 by callaa

The third beta of the 2.2 series is now out. This one includes a special last minute addition courtesy of Askmeaboutloom: support for MyPaint brushes!

Changes in this release include:

  • MyPaint brushes
  • MyPaint style 15 bit color channels. This fixes the color artifact issues that have plaged previous versions.
  • Removed popup notifications for join and leave events
  • Fixed skew when scaling a selection from the top-right handle
  • Fixed mouse droppings when for large brush outline widths
  • Fixed laser trail persistence selection
  • Split color wheel, sliders and palette into separate docks
  • Fixed "no guest logins" checkbox eanbled state
  • Fixed session snapshot missing the timeline
  • Timeline editor is now disabled when missing timeline edit permission
  • Timeline editor now shows the selected layer
  • Layer forward/backward shortcuts now also autoselects the corresponding layer


Version 2.2 beta 2

Aug. 11, 2022 by callaa

Hot on the heels of the first 2.2 beta, the second beta release is now out!

This version fixes many issues discovered in the previous release.

Changes include:

  • Fixed smudge color sampling mask offset
  • Fixed annotation loading
  • Added support for /alert chat command in private chats
  • Fixed crash if a group layer was moved by layer deletion
  • Fixed layer lock status updating
  • Fixed preserved chat mode
  • Annotation creator name is now shown in the dock titlebar
  • Restored palette write-protect feature
  • Fixed brush slider limit preferences
  • Layers hidden in frame/onionskin mode are now grayed out in the layer box
  • Modifying the timeline now updates the view immediately
  • New identicon style


Version 2.2 beta

Aug. 4, 2022 by callaa

A long time in the works, the first beta release of Drawpile 2.2 is out!

Despite the seemingly small version number bump, 2.2.0 will be a major release, including many new features and a complete rewrite of the paint engine.

You can download the beta release and give the new features a try. Do note that this is still a Beta version, so you may encounter bugs and broken features!

Two key features introduced in the 2.2 release are group layers and animation timeline.