I’ve released version 1.6 of MyPixelPal. Nothing major in this release, just minor bugfixes, like the bead counts not showing up. Please let me know if you see any other issues.
Is the site still down? It comes up as a Russian Search site now.
Omega71, mypixelpal.com comes up as a Russian search site for you?
IT comes up Russian search for me too!!
It appears that my webhost got hacked, and this was fallout from it. Thanks for reporting it guys. It looks like it’s under control at this point, but I’m more vigilant now
Thanks!! So it should be back up and running again soon??
Looking at the posts, it appears that MyPixelPal is down for right now?
Every time i try to upload an image (i’ve tried several browsers as well as computers) It comes up as an “Invalid Image”
I would love updates when they are possible, thank you!
Both mypixelpal and the blog have been reinstalled on a new vhost (didn’t want to take any chances), and everything seems to be working fine. Please let me know if you guys see anything broken. Thanks!
I tried to get on to mypixelpal this morning and it’s still doing the Russian Search…is there something I’m doing wrong??
Hmm, it should be fixed. Perhaps it maybe coming from cache? Try a different browser and/or clear your cache. I just checked, and there’s no bad stuff on there that I can find.
Thank you!! Clearing my cache worked…Thanks again!!
I’ve tried to save a couple of palettes and when I load them they appear with no colors.
Hey guys, sorry for the hiccups lately, I’ve been trying to harden the webserver and PHP and keep breaking things Please bear with me.
Jcjimenez, I’ve recreated the issue and should have a fix soon. Thanks!
Thx a lot! Great application btw
Jcjimenez – I have put in a fix for the palette issue. Please let me know if there’s any issues. I also made the palettes be in alpha order. Sorry for the delay, had a busy week
I’m having problems changing the cell size…I change the number and it goes right back to 2 again.
Cisrael8123, this should be fixed now. Try and let me know if you have any more issues. Thanks!
Thank you very much!!
I love MyPixelPal, it’s just what I have been looking for. I just have some problemes with the images, there are always to many beads. I know I’m doing something wrong, but I don’t know how to get a smaller amount of beads (around 250-500 beads). Need some help
Sophie, thanks for the post. In order to help, what image are you using?
For example, if I want a Hello Kitty image, I just type Hello Kitty in Google and take whaterver image comes out of that search. Do I need to specify the search?
Most likely the issue you’re running into is the fact that you’re trying to use an image that is too large. One thing that you’ll find is that images on the net aren’t always the best thing to use for a beadcraft project, in that they’re about 100 times too large. Something you can do is add “sprite” to your query, which should yield some images that are decent sized, with limited color palettes, no antialiasing (which causes issues with the edges, and just a better reference image. You’ll most likely find lots of “sprite sheets”, which are an image in many different poses, for use in animation – these are fine, but you’ll probably want to use an image editor to crop them down (or just ignore the bits you don’t care about in MyPixelPal) – I’m planning on having a tool to be able to cut up and crop images in the next version of MyPixelPal to deal with this issue. If you’re still having trouble, let me know and I can give you some specific example images.
I have searched for Mario sprites but I don’t know how to crop them down. And if I put them in the program they just get blurry… A specific example would be very helpfull
Sophie, here’s a good example image: http://www.freewebs.com/gamemakerror/smb3shet.gif If you load it into mypixelpal, it is a huge image, but you can probably find the section of what you want to build. You will most likely need to change the cell size to something bigger than 1 to actually see the image. The size you’re looking for in the images is in the 16×16 range. If you know what you want to make, you can use image editing software, such as XNView (there are countless other ones as well) to find the area you want to work on and crop it. You don’t want to *resize* images, as most likely the result will be blurry and unusable. The key is to start with the original size (which is typically about 16×16, depending on which platform – NES, SNES, etc.) On modern computers, 16×16 is tiny and hard to see, so people resize them to 10+ times what they were originally, and then save them in a format like JPEG, which loses information. A great example of this is http://art.ngfiles.com/images/4/simple_mario-sprite.jpg – this is *not* what you want to be using as a source image, nor do you want to try and resize it back down to the original size. Start small, and crop if you need. Also, if you do end up cropping them, save them as PNG or GIF format, which is considered “lossless”, and it shouldn’t mess with your image. Hopefully this explanation helps. Good luck and have fun!
Why can’t I use this program on my iPad.
Jansl4ever, at the time I wrote it, I didn’t have iPads or iPhones in mind. I own an iPad and will make sure that it works with it when I release the new version. Thanks.
Is there any way to get it to show up in original colors? This would be helpful to cross stitchers who want to match the threads to colors instead of using beads.
LittletMRM – thanks for the comment – Right now, I don’t have a method to show original colors in a grid. I’ll make that a feature of the new version (which I’m working on at the moment).
Thank you Ed. This is just what I was looking for. Site works great on an android tablet. Having each 29×29 grid a diffrent color really helped on a larger project. I’ll never go back to using MS Paint at 800% zoom again!
Hi! How can I delete my photografy from view recent images??? Thanks
Rebecca, unfortunately there’s no way for end users to delete images on the site at this time. If you let me know which image you’d like to remove, I’ll remove it. Thanks!
Thanks ed! Don´t worry, maybe I will be famous being on your site. jejeje It is a good program. Sorry by my english.
Whenever I try to upload a picture, the grid where I’m assuming that the colors of the perler beads should be is just a gray and black checkerboard pattern. Help?
Why don’t you accept .TGA
Minor Suggestion: In the chart showing bead counts, have a number next to each color representing the bead color number in the current palette. (When the numbers are showing in the diagram, it is not always obvious which color it refers to, especially when there are very similar colors. I end up having to go to the palette editor to count colors.)
Odd Behavior: When an image (GIF) has transparency and I show color numbers, the cells get all weird sized and the font gets small. If I fill the area with any color and resubmit, the cells are fine. Maybe fill the transparent cells with dashes – so that sizing works?
Sunny, thanks for your comment, sorry for my delayed response. I have a fix for the first issue, but I’m not seeing the behavior you’re mentioning for the transparent images. What browser are you using?
So this is what it looks like: http://i.imgur.com/JMLSl.gif
The one on the left is your sample image (saved as GIF), and the one on the right is the sample image with the white portions removed and saved as a transparent GIF. You can see the distortion on the second one. (Win7, Firefox 11.0, Opera 11.62)
upon viewing the source, the “normal” cells have html like this:
the transparent cells have this:
your sample image: http://i.imgur.com/cZpKU.gif
transparentized image: http://i.imgur.com/bSNuI.gif
If you need more details, just let me know.
Hello I used a photo of my little brother and now do not know how to delete it and do not like the whole world to see, sorry for my English, thank very much
Eric, I’ve deleted a couple of recent images of what could be little brothers. If I did not get yours successfully, please let me know which one it is and I will delete it. Thanks!
thank you so much!
how do you work this?
Could you make the “Recent Image” page have an option to view X amount of images per page or something?
Tyler, the recent images is really just a way to find recent images others have uploaded. The page stays at a pretty steady size since images are purged after a week. In a future update, I plan on having the ability to only view images you have uploaded (which wouldn’t be deleted unless you delete them) – this should make this a bit more manageable.
How can I change the grid size? Thanks
Vicki, unfortunately the grid size is fixed at the moment. I will be adding the ability to change it in a future update. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Great work on this man, its very useful! Anxiously awaiting the ability to change the pixel size/count in a future update..
Very nice and helpful tool!
Is there a chance to get adjustable pegboard sizes and exports to .jpg/.png etc. in future updates?
Oh, and a measurement in inch / centimeters would be very helpful for large projects, too.
upon mouseover, in addition to showing a tooltip with the color name, it would be nice if there was an option to give some sort of highlight to all other beads of that particular color on the grid. Currently I’m working on an image with lots of very similar shades of blue (two in particular…Light blue and Pastel blue in the Perler palette,) and it really strains your eyes trying to eye it up. This feature would be extremely helpful in this particular situation, and others, I’m sure.
MPP has been working well for me, but since yesterday, when I try to submit my image, it doesn’t load anything. Any ideas as to why, or is there a bug? Really need the site to be back up so I can get my stuff done! Thanks!
Christina, please try again – ran out of disk space and I deleted some stuff. Should be good to go now. Thanks!
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