Textbox tool #28

aseprite-bot opened this Issue Aug 20, 2014 · 7 comments


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From pesel...@gmail.com on June 17, 2011 04:43:03

What do you need to do? I need to insert some text in a drawing How would you like to do it? I would like to have a Text Tool, which would allow inserting some text onto the drawing.

Original issue: http://code.google.com/p/aseprite/issues/detail?id=28

@aseprite-bot aseprite-bot added this to the v1.1 milestone Aug 20, 2014

@dacap dacap modified the milestones: v1.2, v1.1 Aug 31, 2014

I hope this feature won't increase the startup time of the app with the need to find/load fonts from the system.


AkashaRepo commented Jun 6, 2015

I would also like this feature.

Vegeta897: It wouldn't necessarily be a problem if the fonts are only loaded as needed.

Just using Gimp as a reference: I don't think the fonts are actually "loaded" on startup, but they do have to be "discovered" to generate the list of fonts to choose from, and that does take a few seconds, more if there are newly installed fonts.

Then again, MS Paint has a text tool and that loads instantly.


dacap commented Jun 6, 2015

I think a list of fonts could be built in a background thread when the text tool is used/selected by first time (the most common case is that the user will not use the text tool). This list could be cached and when the text tool is used again in other session, the cached list is loaded while a background thread search for new fonts.

Sounds logical. I just wanted to express my love of lightning fast software load times.

@dacap dacap self-assigned this Sep 22, 2015


dacap commented Sep 23, 2015

A partial implementation will be available for the next release. It's not an interactive tool, but we'll be able to insert text (T key as shortcut):


cloudish commented Nov 6, 2015

I LOVE THIS UPDATE! THANK YOU SO MUCH! I've really been waiting for a long time.

@dacap dacap modified the milestones: v1.3, v1.4 Sep 12, 2017

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