Xart Drawer Review
Xart Drawer is a free, quick, light weight, clean drawing program made using game maker. The application uses special drawing functions to create epic-looking pixel/art with export ability
Pro No limit on colors available
The application uses the default windows color picker to allow thousands of colors to be used.
Pro Open project app
The devs share the main updated project file so users who own Game Maker 8 can easily import the project and start modding.
Pro Can export to all image file types
The application uses a special saving system that can save to any image format by simply typing the format name.
Pro Supports XAD files
Xart uses X art drawer file format (.xad) to save and load projects.
Pro Offers detailed arrow key drawing
Xart Drawer can use arrow keys to draw with greater detail in pixel mode.
Pro Does not limit the cursor size
Xart Drawer can draw an image of 128px x 128px in a single click.
Pro Lightweight, quick, and clean
The program doesn't use a UI: it instead maps all of it's functions to simple keyboard shortcuts.
Pro Two great drawing modes
The application doesn't force the user to a single style of drawing. It instead uses two different modes - pixel style and HD style.
The application is completely free.
Pro Updates are useful
The updates supplement or improve existing features of the application.
Con Old saved (.xad) files are useless
When you update to the new version, the application won't load the old version files.
Con No GUI
The application doesn't use a user interface, meaning it can only be used with keyboard shortcuts.
Con No HD arrow drawing
Users can't use arrow keys to draw in HD mode.
Con Can't change image size
The whole scene can only be 640px X 480px in size.
Con Can't import images
The application exports but does not import. Furthermore, it can only import images from (.xad) format.
Con No fill, cut, copy, or paste
These basic functions are lacking in Xart Drawer but developers say they will add them soon.